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The River of Souls

The River of Souls

4.4 9
by Robert McCammon

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Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012’s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). Their travel up the River of Solstice—which the locals refer to as “the river of souls”—proves to be a journey into the genuine heart of darkness, replete with ravenous alligators, a tribe of fiercely savage Native Americans, and a seemingly demonic monster known as the Soul Cryer. McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural. Agent: Cameron McClure, DMLA. (May)

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The River of Souls 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. McCammon is one of my favorite authors. He is the author of two of the best books I have ever read (Swan Song and Boy's Life). His Matthew Corbett series is fantastic, and this latest addition does not disappoint! For those familiar with the series, the first thing I noticed was that this book was shorter than the rest in the series. I was worried that it would take away from the richness of the kind of story that McCammon usually puts out. I should not have worried. This is a great story with a lot of action, mystery, and suspence laced through. This may be a tad of a plot spoiler, but there is definitely a cliffhanger at the end. My only complaint is that I have to wait so long between installments! If you are unfamiliar with this series, let me say that you could probably read this as a stand-alone piece, but there might be moments of confusion, as McCammon does bring in past villians and friends and references to previous story lines in this book. As such, I would recommend reading in order, starting with Speaks the Nightbird, then Queen of Bedlam, followed by Mr. Slaughter and Providence Rider. Please give them a chance. Matthew Corbett is a wonderful character, almost a goofy Sherlock Holmes. Love him and this series. To Mr. McCammon: Thank you so much for another sleepless night! Please hurry with the next! Cannot Wait!!! -- SPeeD
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Run. Don't go to London
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RetroSportsFan More than 1 year ago
I have read every McCammon release (reading Hunter now), and this does not disappoint. Classic adventure/thriller presented as only McCammon can. Short compared to most of his efforts, but there will be a sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading Robert McCammon for a long time and he is my favorite author. River of Souls is another great story, but it's almost a novella compared to his other work. Hopefully not a trend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner This is a wonderful series involving the tenacious young problem solver Matthew Corbett who seems to always find himself involved in the most precarious situations. I cant wait till the next book, as he has certainly found himself in a dangerous situation this time. PLEASE, Mr. McCammon don't make us wait another 2 years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story and the end leaves room for a sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago