Friday, November 22, 2013

Soul of the World - Joshua Silverman

by Joshua Silverman

The ancient powers lost to Potara have returned. The Brotherhood of the Black Rose rises to bring Thoth into disorder. And, while the Brotherhood reclaims their power, chaos reigns among the survivors. Six individuals have emerged from the aftermath struggling for control over their lives and a divided land. Kem and Shirin, who abolished the five thousand year reign of the Amun Priests, rule from the golden throne of the Oracle’s Chair in the Hall of the Nine. Dio and Axios struggle to piece together a resistance worthy to challenge the ancient magic which resides in the Great Temple of Amun, and Leoros and Atlantia try to remain true to their hearts and their cause despite tragedy. But when the Book of Breathings is discovered, the path to immortality is revealed. Leoros and Kem race to capture the Soul of the World unaware of the challenges awaiting them. This time, the gods themselves will intervene. In a tale where boys become men and girls become women, where treachery and deception are around every corner, and where primeval mysticism finds its way back from the grave, victory is reserved for neither the good nor the evil, but the powerful.

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Guest reviewer JC: 

Joshua Silverman’s second foray into the ancient realm of Potara is a great piece of fiction that could go toe-to-toe with any other indie writer in the fantasy genre. Soul of the World takes place after the events of his first book, The Emerald Tablet, and focuses on the struggle for power in this new and exciting world. Like most fantasy stories, this one has many characters and a wide sweeping environment and many authors get lost in the story and forget about the characters, but not Silverman. His characters are fully developed, and we begin to feel for them from the very beginning. His narrative is action packed and filled with the guts and glory attitude that pervades most fantasy writings, but with a humanity that is lost in many other stories. If you’re looking for a great read that mixes an epic conflict with the trials and tribulations of the everyman, then read The Emerald Tablet and the Soul of the World. He’ll take you on an amazing journey through a world fraught with peril and miracles.

About the Author:

Joshua Silverman was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Orange County, California. While attending California State University, Fullerton and studying Criminal Justice, Joshua was introduced to a creative writing class where he wrote a series of paranormal stories. As a child, he has always been an amateur historian, focusing on ancient Egypt, Greece, and Roman civilizations. Since working in the legal environment, he has combined his passion for creative writing with his love of ancient history by penning his debut novel, The Emerald Tablet, the first of seven in the Legends of Amun Ra series.
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