The Soulkeepers

The Soulkeepers

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by G. P. Ching
     
 

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An unlikely hero. A timeless adventure.
Book 1 of 6 in the Soulkeepers Series.

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, Jacob meets a beautiful and mysterious

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An unlikely hero. A timeless adventure.
Book 1 of 6 in the Soulkeepers Series.

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, Jacob meets a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, who offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths and questions Dr. Silva's motives for helping him.

Don't miss these other books in The Soulkeepers Series!

Weaving Destiny (Book 2)
Return to Eden (Book 3)
Soul Catcher (Book 4)
Lost Eden (Book 5)
The Last Soulkeeper (Book 6)

Read the bestselling novel that readers call an utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032868286
Publisher:
Carpe Luna Publishing
Publication date:
03/13/2011
Series:
Soulkeepers , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
20,538
File size:
899 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

G. P. Ching is a short fiction writer turned novelist. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, and a very demanding guinea pig. Visit her at gpching.com

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Soulkeepers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
Michelle423 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story very much. It had a little bit of everything. From romance to paranormal it fit perfectly. Jacob already with a father due to an accident is now missing his mom. He is forced to live with his uncle that he grew up not knowing this side of the family existed. Living in a town where everyone cringes at "change". Jacob struggles to find his place in this world he feels like he doesn't belong. Having troubles with family and school he meets Malini. She also knows how it feels to be the outcast. After some strange occurances, Jacob learns about himself with the help of Dr. Silva. She tells him she can help find his mom. This action alone motivated him to come to a realization that he is special and that he does belong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE this book. I could not put it down. My fiance and I supposed to be reading it together, but I cannot help but read it after he has fallen asleep. So excited for book 2. :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very heartfelt. I enjoyed every second. Especially the suspence. It was just so good that i couldnt put it down :)
ThatBookishGirl More than 1 year ago
The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching is one of those rare stories that seizes your attention from the start and never lets it go. You quickly become wrapped up in this imaginative story and are transported into Jacob's world. You experience all of his confusion and frustration first hand and you simply must know what happens next. There is so much packed into this story; it is incredibly easy to get swept up into it. I found myself gobbling up pages, desperate to know more about this new, exciting and terrifying world that Jacob is thrust into. The Soulkeepers has one of the most well-developed plots I've seen in a long time; Ching does an incredible job crafting the different story elements so that they fit and flow together. While there are definitely plot lines that are left open, the story does a great job pushing forward. Often times with series, the first book is basically just glorified world-building. While the author does put a great deal of time and effort into this, the story does actually move along at a decent pace. It is obvious that Ching also put a great deal of care into the creation of the characters. Every single one of them is extremely dimensional - they all have their strengths and weaknesses; their flaws and attributes. Jacob has gone through a lot in his short life and it has left him jaded. He has a hard time seeing the entire picture and finds it difficult to place his faith and trust in others. This brings me to the character of Malini. Malini is Jacob's one true friend in Paris and she helps him work through his issues. What I love best about their relationship is that they both bring something to the table. They balance each other out beautifully; she is often the voice of reason when he wants to act on impulse. The rest of the characters in the story are, like Jacob, dealing with their flaws. The book really emphasizes the point that nobody is perfect; it's what you do after your mistakes that matters. I thought this was an interesting theme and it made the characters a great deal more lifelike and easier to connect with. The Soulkeepers by G.P.Ching is an intelligent, exciting and adventurous story that keeps you on your toes.We are treated to a new sort of young adult fantasy story that does not involve werewolves, faeries or vampires - Ching creates a new breed of heroes that readers are sure to love. The characters, although some possess fantastic qualities, are all incredibly realistic. This is a book that will surprise you; it roots itself in your mind and asks some very intriguing questions about forgiveness, trust and what it means to be a good person. I would highly recommend The Soulkeepers, it has everything a reader could ever want.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book and i loved it and i just bought the sequel and cannot wait to start it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since this book was free my expectations were not very high, so I was surprised by how much I liked it. The story was interesting, not too slow, and I found myself emotionally invested in the characters. There were more theological elements than I was expecting, and in my opinion they were all handled well. A very fun read. I plan on continuing the series.
Frenzy1128 More than 1 year ago
Top Notch! I'm so glad this was top rated, and available for free. I like to be introduced to writers when their work is at a low cost, especially when I see what great work they are capable of. Soulkeepers was very much mind boggling in the best of senses. G.P. Ching made something so different than the normal "vampire this" "werewolf that", and even continued to bring to light these different options for herself as a writer, but also us readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been looking for a great book and have not been disappointed in Soulkeepers. I was hooked from the first paragraph and couldn't put it down! Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One that you won't be able to set down.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Once you start, you can't put it down. I can't wait till the next one comes out.
thebonebreaker More than 1 year ago
An excellent debut novel! I will definitely be reading the rest of this series! Great character development and wonderful "twists" to things that we think we know...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome-davi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting you will not want to put the book down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book with colorful cast. I enjoyed other worldly storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Couldnt put it down. In fact, i read it in 2 days. A few spelling errors but overall absolutely amazing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good it had me up so late that i stayed up umtil 12:00 at nigjt fimished it in like seven hours and just cannot wait until i read weaving destiny and garden of eden i love love love the fact tjat jacob(love his name)an malini got together i also love dr. Siliva but i love this book more than any other book i have ever read strongly recommended yourtime wont be wasted you will be happy with the outcome of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and addicting!!!!!!!! Totally love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does this one cost .99 when there is a perfectly good free one just below it? In case anyone is wondering, they are the same book. This is one of my favorite books of all time! It has an amazing story line that keeps you guessing, and I would reccomend it for any fans of Percy Jackson. Have fun reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me it hard to find books but i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where's the lexile
Goranov More than 1 year ago
There were strong religious tones in this book that I would have preferred not to have been there, but hey, that was the point of the book. The book is so well written it is easy to overlook the angel aspect of it. There was always something happening or some unexplained incident that kept pulling me forward regardless of my atheist beliefs. A great young adult novel suitable for adults.
MeteorFlower More than 1 year ago
Get sucked into the world of The Soulkeepers! Fifteen year old Jacob Lau’s life is turned upside down when he’s pulled out of the wreckage of his mom’s car. Nobody can explain why he was driving or what happened, but his mother is missing and the police found no body. Left an orphan, Jacob becomes a ward of his uncle and has to move away from beautiful Hawaii to a small town in Illinois called Paris. As if things weren’t complicated enough, the beautiful and strange next door neighbor offers to help Jacob find his mom as long as he trains as a Soulkeeper, a biologically gifted warrior that protects humanity. Desperate to find his mother, he agrees only to find himself in a situation that could be way over his head. With “Death lived up to Jacob’s expectations”, I was sucked into the world of The Soulkeepers. The idea of teenagers saving humanity from evil isn’t a new one but G.P. Ching puts such a spin on it that it’s crisp, refreshing and would make a darn good movie! As Jacob’s story unfolds, we see him lose everything, gain something he’s not quite sure he wants, and develop his own strengths in order to find his mother. While all of this is going on, Ching weaves in all the tough issues teens face today such as bullying, trying to fit in, and trying to find their own sense of uniqueness. On the same token, she also fearlessly tackles topics that are taboo to YA such as religion, sex and drugs. It all makes for an engaging and thrilling story. You might as well get book two now because you’re going to want to dive right in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from the moment that I picked it up. Can't wait to get the next one in the series.