Review: Secret of the Souls (Pool of Souls #2) by Terri Rochenski

October 6, 2014 Review 1

Review: Secret of the Souls (Pool of Souls #2) by Terri Rochenski

Thrust out of their homes by a human High Priest on a vengeful mission, the Natives of Derlund no longer have a place to call their own. One escaped capture, however, and now she, Hyla, is the only one who can save her people.

For, Hyla, though, saving her nation isn’t her ultimate goal—returning to the Pool of Souls is. Becoming its Guardian and preserving their faith is her heart’s desire. The perils of her current journey, though, could leave her unable to fulfill that dream.

To find her way back to the Pool, Hyla must live among dangerous, powerful humans willing to defend the Natives, and must submit herself—her Talents—to them. While her protection is paramount, plots to end Hyla’s life will push her to her physical and emotional limits.

On the edge of sanity, her courage tested, and convictions nearly broken, Hyla’s final test of loyalty to her faith comes with the death of one she could have loved.

Title: Secret of the Souls
Author: Terri Rochenski
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Eye of the Soul
Series: Pool of Souls #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Eye of the Soul
Published by J. Taylor Publishing
Source: Author
Published: October 6, 2014
Genres: Fantasy
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: two-half-flames

Fantasy stories are a harder genre for some people to read. Many have trouble keeping characters straight or events while others just don’t like the fantastical things that can happen in fantasy novels. Terri Rochenski writes wonderful novels that are not only easy to follow but keep you interested till the last page. I completely enjoyed this two part story and hope to read more of this author’s books in the future.

I am sad to see this story end but it was a good ending. There was many twists and turns in this story that I was not prepared for. This story did tie up a lot of loose strings and we finally find out where Hyla came from. I started to suspect Hyla’s origins towards the end of the book but I still did not expect this. There were several characters that lost their lives in this story that I honestly did not see coming but can say that it contributed to the overall story very well. I can’t think of anything that I would change in this story.

All in all this was a great conclusion to the Pool of Souls series and if you have shied away from fantasy books before I highly recommend taking a look at this one.

 

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