What I Loved:
T.L. Searle has a way of describing something, a thing, person, action, anything, and when the readers reads the words, the pictures form. The writing is very well done and I loved that I felt like I had stepped right into the book with the descriptions on the page.
How I Felt:
I found this book to be filled with everything I like in a story. There is humor, raw emotions, suspense, evolution of characters, and so much more.
The Pace of Finding Soul was great. We moved from scene to scene seamlessly and I didn’t feel like any scenes were overly long or fluffy.
The Characters were well built with emotions and substance. I really enjoyed the relationships between Jon, Gabby, and Miles. There’s a scene in a hotel room with Miles and Jon and it was just beautiful. You felt the years of friendship and it was so filled with emotion. I loved it.
The Plot in Finding Soul is so interesting. It takes you on a journey from regular Earth to the Otherworld where there are witches and Not Mermen, and all kinds of other creatures that Fantasy lovers will enjoy. The story has a mix of action as well as down time where the reader really gets to know the characters.
Overall, this was a fun book filled with interesting characters, solid writing, and an enjoyable story.
To Read or Not To Read:
Readers of science fiction, fantasy and paranormal will be interested in this book. It is stuffed with characters of fantasy-lore and you will love it!
“Darovit are not born
They are created
By something even we cannot see”
– Benjamin SOLOMAN
Four-year-old Jonathan Miller was rescued by a girl with rainbow hair, shrouded in black, who flew like magic along the ground.
Eighteen-year-old Jon, obsessed with fantasy and the supernatural, dreams of her still.
Now she has returned. She says he’s no longer safe and that he needs to come with her; that the necklace she gifted him is no longer enough.
But who is she? And who is he?
Joined by his best friend, Miles, Jon is led on a frightening tour of an Otherworld he knew nothing about; a missing Seer, the nefarious Otherworld hit men the Vipers, witches, Not-Mermen and the ugly toads that had once captured him.
And his companions have their own gifts.
They are Darovit; their scaled Dar their constant companions.
But she is not just his hero, and he was not just a boy.
And the Otherworld is hunting him still.
This new urban fantasy from the author of the Aquila novels brings myth and legend into the modern world.
- Finding Soul by T.L. Searle
- Series: Darovit, Book 1
- Page Count: 275 pages
- Publisher: KDP
- Pub Date: December 30, 2019
T. L. Searle is a self published author living in the south-west of England. She is a wife, mother of two and full time Critical Care Nurse.
Her love of reading led her to pen her first two novels; the Aquila novels. She is now writing the second book in the new Davovit series. The first novel, Finding Soul, was released in December 2019.
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.