Every reader likes to browse the opinions of other readers while looking for that next great book to read. How else will we know what we’ve picked up is worth the time we’ll put into the text? Let my reader reviews of The Shadow Soul help guide you.
“Kelly Williams’s stunning novel, THE TRAILOKYA TRILOGY, BOOK ONE: THE SHADOW SOUL, is a fascinating page turner that brings to the table everything a reader would want: a strong and interesting cast of characters, a twisting and intriguing plot, and an elaborate fantasy world that is both mesmerizing and brutal. Williams draws us into the imaginative story from the first page, weaving a tale of rivalry, injustice, and love. The reader will be thrilled to encounter the many faces of good and evil and the fine line between the two. You’ll be dazzled by the elements of religion, science, mythology, alien life, and multi-dimensional travel, and surprised at her effortless skill in merging them.
It’s rare that you see such a blend of themes in one novel. As the story unfolds, the characters become richer and more complex, and we can’t help but enjoy watching them self-destruct, just as much as we love watching them evolve into powerful, awe inspiring forces. Readers will be struck by the admirable female lead and her strength to overcome adversity with all the cards stacked against her.
This is a world you’ll be hard pressed to leave, a world that is so detailed and intricately woven that you’ll yearn to return to it after reading the final paragraph. With its unforgettable images and breathtaking originality, THE SHADOW SOUL will keep you up all night and dreaming of the characters afterwards. Fans will be happy to know that this is just the beginning of a remarkable, spine tingling series.” — Kara Storti, author of the upcoming young adult novel, Indigo In D-Town
The Shadow Soul, book one of the forthcoming Trailokya Series, by author Ms. Kelly Williams, is as an enjoyable, and thought-provoking page-turner of a fantasy novel as one could ever surely hope to read this summer.
Themes of mythology, individual courage and spirituality of self, theology, and the classic struggle of good versus evil, are but a few of the many strings which firmly pull at one’s heart and soul, as the reader follows the harrowing ordeals of the unforgettable female warrior god, Captain Maiel.
Maiel is an amazing character compilation, it seemed to this reader, of the very essence of what it means to be a warrior spirit, embodying the strengths of goodness and tenacity, in the face of unspeakable horror, and a dread evil which seems to know no sense of limit. Facing such a foe, the reader learns, requires perhaps something more important than god-like abilities, and a supernatural strength…. it requires the power to believe, to REALLY believe, in one’s own self. And that is perhaps the most potent weapon of them all.
Williams’ skill at crafting dialogue, a so-real-you-can-almost-see-it vivid brushstrokes of setting and surroundings, and her very insight as a terrestrial human being to deep, universal truths, tell us that this is no writer of ordinary talent. Rather, this is a speaker, and thinker, with something to SAY. And, whilst were swept away in a world of fantastical imaginings, thrilling adventure, and epic struggle…we, at then end, are left with something far more than the joy of having read a ripping good yarn….. We’re left with a little bit of Captain Maiel herself, in ourselves.
You owe it to yourself to read this book, in short. You’ll be so very glad you did. And, be forewarned, you’ll be very much looking forward to what comes next from Ms. Williams.” — Joseph Wilson is a marketing professional, and freelance artist/writer living in suburban Philadelphia, who sometimes pens shot fiction and silly lampoons. He holds a baccalaureate degree in journalism, and a master’s in publishing technology.
“Usually I’m not one to read anything with fantasy involved. It’s rare to see such a blend of fantasy and science fiction together with religion and philosophy. But The Shadow Soul was a wonderful exception. It’s characters, such as the amazing Captain Maiel, are of such complexity that you would think they were real and you can’t help but fall in love with them. You’ll find yourself becoming drawn into the plot as Maiel is chased across Europe by the forces of darkness as her family works to find and help her.
The dynamic journey of the soul, as developed by Kelly Williams, opens up a startling possibility for reality. This world is a journey of self discovery, treacherous and challenging. Thankfully, we’ve got such powerful guardians watching over us.” — Robert Elliott, student, University of New England
“Umm…All I can say is: Wow. I started reading chapter 1, The Shadow Soul–got hooked on the back of the book just from the glossary and the ranks, orders and formations page. Love it. Also The Burning Down video was superb. Then I realize how much time I spent already hooked. I should probably get some work done now. Awesome!” — Donald Hotaling, Computer Repair Business Owner.