Book Review: Devourer of Souls by: Kevin Lucia

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Ragnarok Publications

Publication Date: June 30, 2014

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Book Links:  Goodreads

Synopsis: Sophan

An ancient game of chance and Fate. One boy's smoldering hate, another boy's need to make things right, and a father's ghosts of Vietnam past. These are the key players in this latest tale of revenge and reparation performed on the stage of the strange Adirondack town of Clifton Heights, NY.

The Man in Yellow

Tahawus is a small, isolated Adirondack town just north of Clifton Heights. A quiet place filled with simple people of an ardent faith, nothing much ever happens there...until the man in yellow comes calling. He knows your worst nightmares, and he can offer your fondest wish. All you need is faith...and a mouth from which to scream.

Review: DEVOURER OF SOULS features two novellas, ‘Sophan’ and ‘The Man in Yellow’. Overall, DEVOURER OF SOULS is excellent; tapping into the primordial and collectively unconscious fears humans share. Two men meet in a diner, old friends, and share tales of the secrets they know to be true. Ones which should never see the light of day, but in sharing do not halve the fear, but multiplies it exponentially. ‘Sophan’ features a primitive, yet deadly Vietnamese game of chance where the price is your soul. ‘The Man in Yellow’ only wants the most precious thing from his followers…and proves the adage, “All that glitters is not gold”. I preferred ‘Sophan’ to ‘The Man in Yellow’, but they were both amazing. Clinging to your psyche long after you’ve finished, DEVOURER OF SOULS is one of the most delightfully dark tomes I’ve read in a while. This author is wickedly talented!

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