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WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Summer 2017 – Best Fantasy
This Part 2 of the 1st book in the Amüli Chronicles: Soulbound series of epic fantasies is ideal for readers 16 and older.
Find Book 1 in this series here: The Soulbound Curse – Part 1.
Find Book 3 in this series here: The Soulbound Curse – Part 3.
Find the paperback containing all 3 parts of this book here: The Soulbound Curse.
With the Amüli Republic up in arms, Clae’s escape to Earth means Marik must hunt down his half-blood cousin. To find him, Marik must venture into forbidden lands to find soul-eating monsters known as denayn. These creatures, which once thrived alongside amüli, now exist in a constant state of ravenous hunger for amüli souls. The decision to unleash them on Earth, where every amüli’s soul now resides, is a huge gamble, yet nothing in or beyond the reach of the Amüli Republic is as adept at hunting as denayn, and Marik has no other choice.
While Clae has fled to Earth, he isn’t alone: the ekra necromancer Eti followed him but won’t explain why. Lost in a strange human kingdom called Thailand, Clae must not only venture halfway across the world before his Soulbound rejects his soul, but he must also learn how to befriend the hostile ekra if he is going to survive.
At least, until Marik comes for him.
Be sure to check out the Frendyl Krune series of fantasies for middle grade and young adult readers (11 and older).
"The Soulbound Curse (The Amüli Chronicles: Soulbound, Book One) by Kira A. McFadden is told from the perspectives of several protagonists. This epic fantasy explores themes of grief, discrimination, determination, greed and betrayal. The story starts with Eti, an ekrim who’s seeking the vessel for the ekra’s deity Ilanderi-karais, before the Amüli people use it for their goddess instead and destroy the ekra once and for all. His arrival at Kravaldîn, an Amüli city, leads us to another protagonist named Clae. In the story’s well-written, multifaceted plot, Clae’s struggles as a half-blood Amüli and his desperation in finding his Soulbound before his 16th birthday stood out compared to the others－his storyline is the highlight of the novel for me.
The world building is fascinating and intricate, particularly with its history, magic system, as well as the unique types of races and beings that roam the world of Inrugia. The narrative and dialogue are engaging and evocative. The alternating focus on Clae, Eti, Clae’s cousin Marik and other characters adds more depth to the story and makes the flow of the plot more cohesive. On the other hand, I didn’t expect the human world to be a modern, present one and was ambivalent about this aspect at first. Nevertheless, I immensely enjoyed The Soulbound Curse. It was difficult for me to leave its fascinating, complex characters and intriguing world. On the whole, this is a great read from McFadden and I’m eager to find out how Clae and Eti will cope with their struggles in the next book."