This is a story in which modern dogma is tested by an awakening to man's innate connection with the land. It becomes a challenging reconnection with early human knowledge and power.
A brave and intriguing work The Soul Stone, like the Aboriginal culture it investigates, is both timeless and universal. A visionary book that brings a current, global perspective to one of the smallest and most ancient cultures. And it makes riveting reading. The West Australian.
Peopled by intensely credible characters; but it's also unashamedly a story about real and current issues. Collis's achievement has been to draw the various strands together into a seamless and quite unputdownable read. Highly recommended. The Sunday Age, Melbourne.
The Soul Stone is an unusual fusion of lively narrative with a spiritual theme ... the story of Simon's progress from altar boy to catholic priest at a mission station, and finally to initiation into Aboriginal society. An absorbing, imaginative achievement. The Australian.
Brad Collis has all the qualities of a good story teller. Morris West