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The time has come for the world to see the true power of the Reborn King. His vast armies march, bringing death and devastation to all who would dare oppose him. But hope will endure if the bonds of friendship, both old and new, remain strong.Gewey, split between the man he wants to be and the god he must become, will test his very soul in order to fulfill his destiny. AndThe time has come for the world to see the true power of the Reborn King. His vast armies march, bringing death and devastation to all who would dare oppose him. But hope will endure if the bonds of friendship, both old and new, remain strong.Gewey, split between the man he wants to be and the god he must become, will test his very soul in order to fulfill his destiny. And only through his love for Kaylia can he hold on to his humanity....

Title : A Trial of Souls
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ISBN : 9780615880617
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 318 Pages
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A Trial of Souls Reviews

  • Kathleen
    2019-04-20 08:41

    Good story! 3.5 stars. Book Four opens with an epic battle scene and continues with our young foolish godling growing in courage and wisdom through the heartbreaking lessons of the Oracle, Batsini. (Good scenes, but went on a mite too long). Meanwhile, Lee, Millitt, Linus, Dina, Jacob and company battle a wicked beast enchanted by dark magic, later joining up with the desert elves. Theopolou and Mohinisi travel to the Steppes to find the cause of the elf attack. Pessimistic King Lucia learns he's not alone, after all. Noble King Leusus joins forces with the elves to protect his city. Someone gets married. Someone gets engaged. Someone dies. Someone is conceived. Felsafell is revealed in his true form, in all his shining glory, and we even get a look at his love life. We find out who Gewey's mother is. We find out what Yanti is. Gewey reads aloud from the Book of Souls, where we learn the origins and history of elves, humans, etc.Quibbles: Pacing needs work. So many battles. One battle towards the end was just stupid — 2 against 200? Out of character for Kaylia to be so stupid. I wish the series would end soon. It's starting to fall off its peak, losing momentum, feeling a bit repetive. I keep reading it because I like the characters and relationships. The villain Yanti is only now -- in book 4 -- starting to feel like a textured character, not a cardboard poster. The big bad (dark knight, reborn king) is just a trope for senseless evil. He only appeared first-hand in a few scenes in 4 books, but we do hear much of what others think about him. With all the traveling from place to place, we need a map. With all the weird names, we need a list of characters. We need a wiki page, basically. The desert elves gave Gewey a supply of miraculous healing water in the prequel. Why isn't it used? Why didn't the desert elves bring some more to use during the battles? Despite quibbles, I'm still enjoying the series. However, given some reviews, I may skip book 5 and just go to the finale, book 6.Superbly narrated by Derek Perkins. It couldn't be better.

  • Helen Paton
    2019-05-01 04:37

    I have followed this series with a growing sense of amazement. This is Epic Fantasy, told without resorting to the schlock tactics so many authors appear to be using to sex up their tales as a sales ploy. Traditionally told, with the impending ultimate battle building up wonderfully, and more than a hint of darkness and doom. Gewey is maturing in many respects, and fighting an internal battle of whether he is God, or standard guy, while trying to subdue the forces of Anorgrääl who march relentlessly onwards. Kaylia too is fighting her own demons, and trying to come to terms with Gewey's growing Godly powers.All in all, a brilliantly paced penultimate book to The Godling Chronicles. I can't wait for the next tale to unfold........or can I? I fear Gewey/Darshan's choices may yet lead to personal disaster!

  • Severina
    2019-05-09 10:36

    Great book, can't wait for Book#5. Love the action, wizards, elves......yes, please!

  • Roderick Baxter
    2019-05-08 05:47

    It is all starting to come together our heroes are starting to form a resistance to The Newborn King. Gewey has gone to visit the oracle and must face the possibility that his courage may fail and fall prey to the Newborn Kings will. After the visit to the oracle, Gewey and Kaylia are informed that they need to go to rescue their friends and on the way encounter 100's of Vrycol. Gewey finds that his use of the spirit of the flow has improved. unfortunately, his alter ego Darshan seems to be overtaking his human side. Gewey does however manage to keep control. At the same time the desert elves are on the march. Also the spirit that controls the elves from the steppes is being defeated and they have agreed to march on the forces of Angraal. Maybel has had a letter and is called on a mysterious mission. It all seems to be heading toward a final battle and a thrilling conclusion.

  • wanda j. bolin
    2019-05-07 10:53

    Great book. I can't wait for the next book. hurry!I'm a grandmother, not a teenager. my grand children got me back into reading fantasy. what fun!

  • Arthur Pendragon
    2019-04-30 06:36

    It's ok, done before, nothing new

  • Suzie
    2019-04-24 04:48

    Gearing up for what I hope to be an epic final battle between good and evil, although Gewey is struggling to stay in the good side it seems with his new powers and worshipping fan-base.I still have my petty issues ie Gewey's name, although the Author contacted me and explained that it was his son's original story idea and pick of name and being a mum myself, I can understand the pressures put on us by our children, but I still do hate the name as it weakens the character, sorry Brian just my insignificant opinion.We did learn more about Felsafell but the parallel between the mystical hermit and Star Wars' Yoda was a very blurred line with the speech patterns of backward question type sentences. Saying that, I do hope he brings his light saber and "the force" with him to the big finale, I have a feeling it may be needed.I hope he actually hits Gewey over the head with his saber too for being an annoying super Godling twat and brings him back to earth, literally.Anyhoo, onward to book #5

  • Jim Gaddis
    2019-05-15 10:01

    It's a good story, not too involved but an easy read and keeps me wanting to know how it ends up.

  • john durante
    2019-05-04 06:43

    Gewey developsGewey turns into Darshan and grows with more power and knowledge. The fight spreads with different groups heading in different directions.

  • Loretta
    2019-05-11 06:46

    Loving this series more and more! The maturity in the development of characters and purpose is palpable.

  • C.S. Lane
    2019-04-21 09:49

    Fantastic Read! I was first introduced to the author, Brian Anderson, when I thought, mistakenly, that he was the author who was chosen to complete the Wheel Of Time series by Robert Jordan: an author that I adored and avidly waited for the next book from with bated breath. It wasn't "him"! Wrong author! But what a happy accident when I downloaded this author instead! I downloaded the first book in this series "to try". I was lost. I couldn't read each offering fast enough and was constantly worried that I would eventually come to...the "last" book in the series. Eventually, inevitably, I did reach the end, but oh what an adventure. I ended up reading his Dragonvein series "and" the Godling Chronicles series too!This Series will definitely deliver for you that oh so elusive reading nirvana! This book is perfect for young adults to adults.

  • Ritesh Pase
    2019-05-21 09:36

    The Godling Chronicles is now moving into the fast paced mid portion of the story. I have compared the plot development of this story to a game of chess in the past and this Trial of Souls is the consignment that matches the part of a chess game where both parties are making rapid moves and gobbling up some of the critical pieces of the opponent yet the match hangs in balance.All the characters are now placed beautifully and meaningfully around the plot such that they can contribute and significantly affect the eventual outcome of the story. It is yet hard to predict what will happen and how it will unfold but that is the nature of riveting tales. It is extremely satisfying as a reader when the lives and stories of the non central characters are also developed with richness of detail and care of emotion by the writer. Mr. Anderson is doing great justice to many of the characters in his story by doing exactly this.As a reader, (especially in stories as elaborate and sagacious as this one), you want to indulge the occasional distraction of a side story and Mr. Anderson caters to that indulgence. Also, he is now starting to slowly bring the pieces together and what initially would have come across as a prep for an elaborate meal, with a range of disjointed ingredients preparations, is now starting to come together. Albeit, the skill of the writer is in the fact that it is still not apparent as to what the eventual dish is going to look like. Really looking forward to diving into the next installment of the series. I am going with a 4 out of 5 for The Trial of Souls

  • Craig Jr.
    2019-05-05 10:43

    Great book, great addition to the series. The audiobook is done wonderfully and is a good listen. You learn more about Gewey, as well as many of the other characters. The intrigue and things you learn during this book are high, which makes it a great read/listen. Alliances begin to form and armies begin to crumble. New strengths are achieved and wisdom learned. You're really rooting for the characters to pull through. Wonderful tale and series by Mr. Anderson. I look forward to listening to the next book.

  • Bill Tillman
    2019-05-04 10:37

    A Tale of Souls , A Time of TrialsThis is a much more complete book than the last. Answers abound and a lot is revealed about Darshan/Gewey as an earth walking God. But for me the highlight of Book Four is Felsafell! Imagine Yoda in the form of the oldest being upon the world, he talks like Yoda and does things that Yoda would have a hard time doing with the force what Felsafell does with his magic.

  • Janice Smith-gentry
    2019-04-25 06:37

    WonderfulI love this series. Though this one would be my favorite so far since it finally brought Gewey and Lee back together. I believe that Felsafell is my favorite character. On to book five. And what a talented kid the author has for this to be part of his work to. I know I will keep a look out for him as he gets older.

  • James Bryant
    2019-05-03 04:44

    A worthy successorThis story was a worthy successor to the first three. It's fast paced as ever and seems to be marching to an inevitable conclusion. I'm looking forward to the next story.

  • Daniel
    2019-04-30 04:51

    The story is really moving along, Gewey is discovering is full potential. The only problem I foresee is the limitations (or lack thereof) in the powers of a "god." I need to know why he can or can't do something.

  • Steven Ede
    2019-05-16 04:57

    Ok so its not a high-brow, (whatever that means), series and its deffinately no A Song of Ice and Fire epic, what it is is one blooming good read. There are no unexpected twists and its written for, i'd guess, the teenage market but who cares, i enjoyed it. :-)

  • Sue Brown
    2019-05-14 07:39

    Book Four continues to entertainI'm enjoying the series and looking forward to starting Book Five. Great way to relax and escape for a while.

  • Lorraine
    2019-05-12 04:38

    I love these books! Anderson does a great job as narrator. I urge you to at least try them. On to the fifth book!

  • Suprio
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  • Michelle
    2019-05-16 09:45

    What a great thrill

  • Wesley Smith
    2019-05-09 06:46

    Very similar to "The Wheel of Time"