When a pure soul is touched by decadence…
The boy Rakash and his mentor, Otan the elephant, lived a gentle life of enlightenment in a jungle enclave of children and elephant teachers. Then the disappearances began.
Rakash is a gifted Orange Soul, destined to bridge souls with The One Who Created All.
But when he is kidnapped, Rakash is exposed to the corrupt city of Laeta and later the
technologically-advanced Korobat, two cities obsessed with pleasures of the senses.
Bent on fulfilling his calling as soul-journey bridge, Rakash naively tries to teach these
city-dwellers about enlightenment of the soul. But their idea of “enlightenment” isn’t the
same as his. And his “gift” intrigues their pleasure masters…
…In the end, who will teach whom?
The Decadence is a story about how we can become better human beings by embracing concepts such as Love, Compassion and Gratitude for all our brothers and sisters. One Who Created All will always look after us if faith in Him is strong and unwavering.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite At the beginning of The Decadence of Our Souls, a fantasy book written by Claudiu Murgan, Bart is under pressure to lead Rakash into the “state of bliss”. The City Council has other intentions for Rakash’s abilities. Bart knows that the state cannot be forced. Rakash and the other children live in the jungle among elephant teachers. Rakash is particularly special for he is an “Orange Soul,” having the ability to connect with “The One Who Created All”. What follows reveals man’s thirst for pleasure and his failure to recognize what he really needs. Rakash is forced to face a world he had never known before and changing it is not so easy. The Decadence of Our Souls explores the discussion of finding meaning through spiritual awakening. Claudiu Murgan’s story contains a relevant and sometimes complex theme that is discussed through an easily understandable tale. He compares two vastly different worlds; the world of spiritual enlightenment and that of pleasure and decadence. The town of Laeta and the technologically advanced city of Korobat are effectively used to represent society’s decay. As the two worlds meet through Rakash’s experiences, the differences are further showcased. The Decadence of Our Souls asks the questions - is there more to life and is there a deeper meaning to everything? Is there a spiritual dimension that could lead to greater awareness if explored and cultivated? As the story progresses, the struggle of the convictions of what is right or wrong is evident. A well-designed tale that triggers thought, The Decadence of Our Souls will lead any reader to ask and explore.