Soul of the World listed as one of Barnes & Noble’s picks for SFF books to read in 2017!
The Soul of the World, by David Mealing (June 27)
Much like in Texas, everything is bigger in fantasy. And my favorite fantasies are HUGE—massive worlds, epic stakes, bloody battles, intricate magic systems, and a cast of characters that will make me fall in love. Soul of the World has all of that plus monsters, murderers, and an invisible dragon who sits on one character’s shoulder… which is pretty much all I needed to know in order to pick up and then become obsessed with this book. With his debut, David Mealing has crafted an inventive and propulsive fantasy that reminds me of writers like Brandon Sanderson and Brian McClellan. In Soul of the World, the wild lands of the new world are filled with mythic beasts and every inch of territory is being fought over in a vicious campaign between the colonists of the north and the mysterious golden-eyed soldiers of the south. Meanwhile unrest and revolution threatens the very monarchy that made the colonies possible. And that’s just the beginning. We follow a military general, a street artist, and a tribal warrior as they uncover secret magics and discover a plot that could threaten the entire world. Now that’s big. – Brit Hvide