The City of Souls



➷ [Reading] ➹ The City of Souls By Vacen Taylor ➬ – E17streets4all.co.uk In The Age of Akra, a pilgrimage to the Valley of a Thousand Thoughts brings together four children as an ancient prophecy is set in motion Having triumphed against dangerous adversaries, Mai, Long, A In The Age of Akra, a pilgrimage to the Valley of a Thousand Thoughts brings together four children as an ancient prophecy is set in motion The City PDF/EPUB ² Having triumphed against dangerous adversaries, Mai, Long, Akra and Sahib are now pursued by the melkarie and must escape to The City of Souls In the land of Naroan, in a city hidden under a blanket of living green, they are confronted with the challenge to find the Singing Soul But the underworld has other plans, and a beast so fierce is conjured to stop the children from finding anything that will add to the power to the prophecy of the seven nations.The City of Souls

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • The City of Souls
  • Vacen Taylor
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 1922200123

10 thoughts on “The City of Souls

  1. says:

    Starchild The City of Souls is a journey into a highly imaginative world filled with fantastical creatures and beings who have special abilities, an intricate plot containing many elements of surprise, heroes you ll find yourself rooting for, and heinous, creepy villains originating from the underworld who will stop at nothing to wreak havoc and destruction Underlying the series as a whole is the prophecy which is set into motion when Akra the Starchild arrives on planet Sage The prophecy is Starchild The City of Souls is a journey into a highly imaginative world filled with fantastical creatures and beings who have special abilities, an intricate plot containing many elements of surprise, heroes you ll find yourself rooting for, and heinous, creepy villains originating from the underworld who will stop at nothing to wreak havoc and destruction Underlying the series as a whole is the prophecy which is set into motion when Akra the Starchild arrives on planet Sage The prophecy is the element tying the books together, but each book also has its own standalone plot In The City of Souls, the children s quest is to find and secure Silvershade before their enemies do The book also ends with a clear mission for the kids in Book 3 to save Long by finding a way to extract the black pebble you ll have to read the book to figure out what I m talking about As with the previous book, I found myself thinking about Star Wars while reading The City of Souls The sand slavers reminded me of the Tusken Raider Sandmen from Star Wars and Viridi, the green healer reminded me of Yoda Collar, collar, collar Mystical things they are Hard to unlock I also sometimes felt like the author was influenced by Tolkien s Lord of Rings with descriptions of a dark force stirring and armies assembling The story even had elements la Indiana Jones as the children have to navigate through a booby trap laden chamber So, in short you can expect a real mix of genres with this science fiction and fantasy adventure As my daughter would say I loved, loved, loved it My Bottom Line Starchild The City of Souls is the second book in a science fiction fantasy featuring an intricate and engaging plot, well developed characters who are faced with new challenges, a well described setting reminiscent of Star Wars with a hint of Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones style action and suspense I m in this series for the whole haul as I feel completely invested in what happens next as the prophecy continues to roll forward I highly recommend this book as well as the series to science fiction aficionados ages 10 years and older looking for something a little different This book was provided to me by the author free of charge in exchange for my honest review All opinions expressed are my own

  2. says:

    You can read all my review on Blog Books Teacup and ReviewsThe City of Souls was adventurous second book in Starchild series that takes children Akra, Mai, Long and Sahib to the City of soulbankers, regulator of life and death and their adventure in this city of souls It was about beginning of the war against evil forces, irresolute mind, self doubt, manipulation, love of sister, friendship and understanding and controlling the elemental powers and skills.It should be read in order to unde You can read all my review on Blog Books Teacup and ReviewsThe City of Souls was adventurous second book in Starchild series that takes children Akra, Mai, Long and Sahib to the City of soulbankers, regulator of life and death and their adventure in this city of souls It was about beginning of the war against evil forces, irresolute mind, self doubt, manipulation, love of sister, friendship and understanding and controlling the elemental powers and skills.It should be read in order to understand world, characters and how journey of these brave kids started Writing was again vivid and engaging Characters, elemental magic and the world was well written in third person voice.It started from where the first book ended Mai, Akra, Sahib and Long are back on their journey towards Valley of Thousand Thoughts but once again they faced danger from the very first chapter Sandslavers, Melkarie a deadly underworld winged creature and unexpected help from soundwaver caused them to take different direction from their journey and landed them in Naroan, the city of souls, where Akra felt the pull of mystical song that they later found was coming from Silvershade But Long was troubled with the wound on his ankle inflicted by powerful being of underworld, Amual, who has found his weak link and tried to manipulate his thoughts.What was the Silvershade and why it was calling to Akra, how Long would fight the evil talks of Amual, could they find Silvershade and save Long from Amual s dark plans It was fun to get answers to these questions.The world was brilliant This time we are introduced to one of the city of soulbankers, their lush green forests, their characteristics, way of living, and how they use their elemental magic I loved that chamber of souls and how they collect and preserve each souls until they were given new life.This time the story focuses a littleon Long and Akra s pull towards a magical mysterious sound in soulbanker s city and mystery behind it Long s self doubt, jealousy because of Sahib and desperation to prove his worth lead him to darker path I didn t expect him to cave in so easily At the same time I could see how Mai s ignorant behavior towards Long and taking things lightly when it came to his feelings affected Long She cared for him but Long couldn t see it as she didn t express it outwardly I have a feeling their bond is going to turn strong and unbreakable in next books of the series.Returning of Sahib s memory and his real identity, the healer s power and her true nature, upcoming war was interesting turn Each chapter had adventure, tension, mystery or new information about the world with interesting details.Mai and Sahib were amazing in this book Mai s trust and faith in her brother was great She was shocked finding out what he was up to and after all that happened, I admired her for her unwavering love for Long Sahib turned out eveninteresting Akra was still confused because of his broken memory but he showed lot of courage and strength in climax They all were brave and strong kids with soul filled with good and kindness.Climax was tense and uncertain End was tragic yet the hope in these kids kept them going ahead on their journey.Overall, it was gripping and unique middle grade book with magical world and developed characters I surely recommend this book to young readers Note I received this book from the author as a winner of giveaway Many thanks to author and Rachel for tour invite

  3. says:

    This second book continues with as many adventures, danger and new information And if you haven t read book one, then you should definitely go read it and then jump in to this second book I did that an not I m very curious to read the third novel.We still get to follow our amazing group and I loved to see them grow and learn, as well as see their relationships get stronger It s always something that I absolutely love in a book, and when that story as kids, it makes me get really emotional an This second book continues with as many adventures, danger and new information And if you haven t read book one, then you should definitely go read it and then jump in to this second book I did that an not I m very curious to read the third novel.We still get to follow our amazing group and I loved to see them grow and learn, as well as see their relationships get stronger It s always something that I absolutely love in a book, and when that story as kids, it makes me get really emotional and very attached to them, because they are young and have to go through a lot, on their quests And let s not forget the lizard An epic pet for a fantasy novel if you ask me.About the storytelling, it was just as amazing as book one The description made my mind go crazy with images and colors, sounds and smells, if that s even possible Maybe it was because I was so into the story and focus in understand the world, as much as my attention was in the characters, crossing my fingers and hoping they would be okay.Overall, I loved it and enjoyed it as much as I did with The Age of Akra , which wasn t a surprise for me, because I was expecting to love it It has friendship, an ancient prophecy, danger, a lizard as a pet, magic and vivid descriptions of a fantasy world that I hope one day I can also read about to my kids I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel s Random Resources, and Vacen Taylor for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

  4. says:

    A Forest Adventure with a Twist of SoulThis story combines a unique idea and coils in culture and something for the characters to find It is a short adventure, but not an unsatisfactory length for the target audience being middle graders It s fast paced and keeps the reader turning pages The protagonist is a young girl, Mai, and it begins where the last book finished Akra, the Starchild is yet to remember all that he should know, but little by little things are coming back Long is the loyal A Forest Adventure with a Twist of SoulThis story combines a unique idea and coils in culture and something for the characters to find It is a short adventure, but not an unsatisfactory length for the target audience being middle graders It s fast paced and keeps the reader turning pages The protagonist is a young girl, Mai, and it begins where the last book finished Akra, the Starchild is yet to remember all that he should know, but little by little things are coming back Long is the loyal but trouble brother Sahib is something of a mystery Barka is a desirable addition for the children, but I get the feeling there isto come from the lizard In this book we meet the main antagonist, Piceptus, aka the King of Fire, and he certainly comes across as a true villain Ms Taylor provides masterful descriptions that don t bore the reader Thank you I think the writing is at its best in the action, but the character building, backstory and forewarning is all there and relevant to the overall building of good storytelling I m assuming the introductions to some of the other multifaceted characters will have relevance in future books I do hope so Overall, a great read for children who are looking for something refreshingly new and unique

  5. says:

    The Star Child The City of Souls by Vacen Taylor is yet another action packed, thrilling adventure with manyimaginative creatures which wereeasy to visualise than those in book one because the descriptions weredetailed The characters acted like modern kids, but I would have thought they should have acted differently perhapsold fashioned I still liked the different personalities of each character Just like book one the novel consists of sections of dialogue that sti The Star Child The City of Souls by Vacen Taylor is yet another action packed, thrilling adventure with manyimaginative creatures which wereeasy to visualise than those in book one because the descriptions weredetailed The characters acted like modern kids, but I would have thought they should have acted differently perhapsold fashioned I still liked the different personalities of each character Just like book one the novel consists of sections of dialogue that still extend longer than I felt they should The story is a littlefaster paced so there isaction The story flows well together from book one to book two it almost literally starts off where the last book finished Taylor keeps the storyline going and the subplots intwine together nicely It is just as interesting as book one with eveninteresting creatures, weapons and mystical places Again the book is breathtaking and worth the time reading Four and a half stars

  6. says:

    Starchild The City of Souls by Vacen Taylor4 StarsCarrying on from book one Mai, Long, Akra and Sarib continue on the next leg of their journey to the valley of a thousand thoughts Each chapter carries it s own mini adventure keeping the story fast paced and flowing well enough to keep the target audience engaged Suitable for both boys and girls The City of Souls is an exciting action packed story with interesting characters and a cute little lizard named Barka.My only concern is that younger Starchild The City of Souls by Vacen Taylor4 StarsCarrying on from book one Mai, Long, Akra and Sarib continue on the next leg of their journey to the valley of a thousand thoughts Each chapter carries it s own mini adventure keeping the story fast paced and flowing well enough to keep the target audience engaged Suitable for both boys and girls The City of Souls is an exciting action packed story with interesting characters and a cute little lizard named Barka.My only concern is that younger children or less able readers may struggle with the pronunciation of some of the character and place names and I often wonder why writers of fantasy feel the need to bombard their readers with these odd words This is exactly the type of book I would have chosen as the story for bedtime reading when my girls were younger, the chapters are a good length and the story would stimulate their imagination to take them into a land of wonderful dreams.Copy supplied for review

  7. says:

    The great and exciting Journey continues Reading the second book of the Starchild sage, Starchild The City of Souls, I was really pushed into the story I hardly could put it down to go to sleep The story goes on mystical and magical adventure with May and her brother Long and Akra.This adventure is not only for kids it s for all ages And I would say, everyone who is reading the story will enjoy it tremendously, as I have Just two words Great story.Keep going Vacen Vacen is a great storyte The great and exciting Journey continues Reading the second book of the Starchild sage, Starchild The City of Souls, I was really pushed into the story I hardly could put it down to go to sleep The story goes on mystical and magical adventure with May and her brother Long and Akra.This adventure is not only for kids it s for all ages And I would say, everyone who is reading the story will enjoy it tremendously, as I have Just two words Great story.Keep going Vacen Vacen is a great storyteller One can visualise where they are going, in that magical land

  8. says:

    The imaginative mind of author Vacen Taylor is incredible I loved her characters and the magic she creates with them The enchantment is not only for children but adults too I started with the second book and immediately went to buy the first If you like original fantasy, you will love Starchild The City of Souls.

  9. says:

    I like Starchild because the lizard is cool and Mai goes on adventures.The book is exciting.I can t wait to read the next book.Krystalin 8.

  10. says:

    Second of the set Again, enjoyed this as much as the first one Well written, easy to follow The adventures are pretty cool and has a thrill to them.

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