A temple awakened. The forbidden mountain stirs.The dead are missing.
Snatched from her home by a Primordial Seeker, seventeen-year-old Avery is imprisoned by the people she intended to serve. In a desperate bid for freedom, she escapes, only to find herself racing against time to save those who seek to use her.
Driven by jealousy, the lust for power and the stain of ancient crimes, conflicting factions struggle to gain control of the magic of a Spirit Shield. Avery must dodge all who cross her path, for each group vies to control her actions.
Aided by the mythical creatures of her native land, she discovers that a true Spirit Shield is much more than a simple priestess. She must fight for control of the souls of the world, and in doing so must face her worst fear of all: family.
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About the Author
Susan’s love of stories began before she could read or write. Her earliest childhood memories are of a make believe game she played with her sister, creating and telling an epic story inspired by a picture chosen at random from a National Geographic magazine. Susan spent her summers reading and writing sometimes serious, sometimes humorous works of fiction, imagining the worlds beyond her bedroom walls. Susan is an avid reader of literature, especially science fiction and fantasy. She loves to bring new worlds and fantasy adventures to young adults and inspire them to join her on her make believe journeys. You can find Susan at www.susanfaw.com, on twitter @susandfaw or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SusanFaw.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite In Soul Sanctuary: Book Two Of The Spirit Shield Saga by Susan Faw, Avery Tierman and her father, Gaius, flee a Primordial Encampment where they have seen more than is wise, only for Gaius’ horse to fall on top of him, trapping him and seriously injuring his leg. Avery needs greater powers than her own to heal him, but at what price? Captured by the people she planned to serve, she escapes, but finds she must hurry to save those who seek to use her. Although it is the second book in a trilogy, Soul Sanctuary stands alone. Even as forces fight for control of the Spirit Shield and its magical powers, the jealousies and lust for supremacy rooted in the past are clear. Can Avery succeed in her quest to save the souls of those who live in her mythical world from eternal damnation? Does she have the courage to try? Soul Sanctuary: Book Two Of The Spirit Shield Saga by Susan Faw opens with a scene that would make a horror movie look tame; the temple priests have their own way of ensuring that souls are saved! The whole book is full of vivid descriptions that create a make-believe world more real than reality. It’s fast-paced and, best of all, character-driven, and not only by teenager Avery. Susan Faw, truly a mistress of the fantasy genre, uses several characters turn and turn about to show the story from every perspective, and those characters live, breathe, see, taste… Every sense is used to draw readers in and hold them. I read it in one sitting, staying up late rather than break off.