The Shadow Soul

The Shadow Soul

by Kaitlyn Davis


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From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce! Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as "an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." (Happy Tails & Tales Reviews)

When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to--until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret--magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh.

But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence--it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494900090
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/22/2014
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, "Davis writes with confidence and poise," while USA Today has recommended her work as "must-read romance."

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at:

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The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great story. The prince has some maturing to do! But so far an exciting tale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 200 page well-written free book of fantasy and deception. Must have a vivid imagination because there is no previous basis for this story. Dragons??? Only mentioned once at end of book; maybe, the dragon is in the next frustrating book that is a continuation of this story. Not curious enough to spend money on the next 200 pages that may go around in circles. What happened to the days when you got a book that finished the tale at least for that member of the family. I wonder how many series Michner could have made of Hawaii?
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ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. This story is so unique, something I have come to notice Kaitlyn does. As I found out with her great Midnight Fire Series, that I loved so much. It’s a fantasy world, and was very well developed. I liked the alternating point of views from the 2 main characters. I guess one part I didn't like was that most of the book Jinji was pretending to be a boy, as she has the magic to make herself appear to others how she wants, in this case, she took on the appearance of her dead twin brother. I can see why she did, as in this world, a woman alone or traveling alone would not be good. Especially when on a long trip on a ship with all males. So this book has no romance at all. (but there could be in later books, will have to wait and see) I do wish she would have let Rhen know early on that she was in fact a girl. I could tell she developed feelings for him. I found the type of magic very fascinating, and that both Rhen and Jiji both had some. I liked the fire ability that Rhen has it’s pretty cool. I really liked Rhen as a character. He has all the good qualities we like to see in our male characters, he is hot, has a great sense of right and wrong, and is just an all around great guy. I can tell this is a first book for a series. It sets us up well, gives just enough information to make it very interesting, and leaves enough questions to leave us wanting more. Kaitlyn is a very talented writer. I highly recommend this fantasy book, as well as her other books. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. I really look forward to book 2! This part of my review is a new thing I do, I rate the covers too now, separate. Warning, I am brutally honest on this and give my very first impression, So I give this cover 3 out 5 stars. For me, its creepy, and strange with the lightning bolt in the dragon’s eye. It just doesn't look good, especially when viewing a smaller picture of it, like in goodreads when scrolling etc. I am big on covers being well done. I am guilty of judging a book by the cover. The cover is what will first attract me to a book to check it out if I would want to read it. If I wasn't asked to read this for a review by the author, I would never have looked twice when seeing the cover. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Deliciously unique. Did I enjoy this book: I loved it.  I think Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo) should buy the rights and animate the heck out of this story.  It’s awesome.  If only because two out of the last three of my review books were downright depressing, I wasn’t expecting much.  Lucky for me I was entirely wrong! Davis is no Tolkein, but she tells a great story and she does it well.  Her imagery is spot-on, and Rhen and Jinji’s relationship is everything it ought to be.  My only problem is that Davis hasn’t released the next book in the series yet. Would I recommend it: Absolutely.  Read it.  It’s got flavors from all your favorite fantasy novels, but it’s still deliciously unique. Will I read it again: If I have time, but most likely I’ll end up skimming through it again before I dig in to Book 2. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
NovaReylin0 More than 1 year ago
I have to say I love Kaitlyn Davis and her books. I knew that I wanted to read this the second I saw it and the fact that she’s writing a sequel to this just makes me want to jump for joy! Once again Kaitlyn is able to grab the reader with just a few words. Immediately I was enthralled and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put this book down. Honestly I was also a little scared. This is about a girl who is raised in what we would call a Native American tribe. I had JUST finished a wonderful book about Native Americans and I didn’t want to judge this one by comparing the two. That being said the only real Native American feel is at the beginning. And again, this book is completely different from the other so my discomfort was mis-founded, thankfully so! This story starts and the magic that surrounds Jinji is immediately seen. It’s amazing how Kaitlyn can create such interesting worlds where magic is used and accepted (sort of) and I totally bought ever line. I loved the characters. Jinji is an amazing girl of such strength. Reading about her sometimes brought tears to my eyes because I couldn’t help but love her from the beginning. And Rhen, even though I was suspecting him of treachery he didn’t fail to be surprising at every turn. And there are surprises in this. The main culprit I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years and oh how I wish that this wouldn’t have had a cliff hanger because I hated where it stopped! I can’t wait to find out what happens next! That’s the only downside to this fabulous read. More cliffhangers Kaitlyn, really?!