Title: Forest of Souls
Series: Shamanborn #1
Author: Lori M Lee
Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.
And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life.
Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood—an ancient forest possessed by souls—to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a soulguide can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for.
Then 2 words.
I quickly got over my fear as the writing was so good and this fast paced story totally didn’t go in the direction I thought it would, no romance!
Sirscha Ashwyn is hoping to be made the Queens Shadow after working herself to the bone but her life takes a different turn when her bestie, Saengo is killed…..and Sirscha brings her back to life. Her powers revealed, she is taken to the Spider King and here is where our tale begins.
I’m not saying anymore because you need to read but I will say this….look out for Theyen. He was the star of the show for me. He is grumpy, sassy with such a dry humour that I wanted to be his bestie!
And then the ending. I was well, that’s interesting!!!