Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Fantasy – Soul Swallowers (The Shattered Sea Book 1) by D.Wallace Peach

A review from Sally Cronin, blogger and author extraordinaire, is always a delight. The review of Soul Swallowers got me off the couch for a happy dance. Thank you, Sally!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

This week my review is for D.Wallace Peach and Soul Swallowers (The Shattered Sea Book 1)

About the book

When swallowed, some souls gift insights, wisdom, a path to understanding. Others unleash power, proficiency with a sword, and indifference to death. One soul assimilates with ease. But swallow a host of the dead and risk a descent into madness.

Estranged from his family over the murder of his wife, young Raze Anvrell wields his fists to vent his rage. Then a chance at a new life beckons, and he retreats to the foothills of the Ravenwood, the haunt of unbound ghosts. He and his mentor build a freehold, a life of physical labor and the satisfaction of realizing a dream. They raise horses and whittle by the fire until the old man dies, and Raze swallows his first soul.

When his brother reaches out, open wounds begin to scar. But…

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87 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Fantasy – Soul Swallowers (The Shattered Sea Book 1) by D.Wallace Peach

  1. markbierman says:

    Excellent review, Diana!

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  2. Baydreamer says:

    Wonderful review from Sally, Diana. Congratulations! I’m in the middle of The Sorcerer’s Garden and I don’t want to put it down. πŸ™‚ Your talent is amazing and I look forward to reading more of your books, this one included. πŸ’

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    • Thank you so much for reading the review, Lauren, and for the wonderful comment. I’m so glad you’re enjoying The Sorcerer’s Garden. It was definitely the most fun book to write. πŸ™‚ You made my day! πŸ™‚

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  3. Amethyst says:

    Amazing review. This book sounds wonderful. Adding to reading list.

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  4. Nice! It’s especially nice to read an appraisal of your work after you’ve had time away from it, isn’t it, Diana? I find I’m often kinder to — more complimentary toward — my own work with distance from it.

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    • Hi Sean. This one is a few years old, and its great to see it get a bit of attention. Plus Sally writes great reviews! Thanks for adding to the fun. I hope you’re doing well and being creative. Have a great evening. ❀

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  5. Jan Sikes says:

    Congrats, Diana!!! What a wonderful review!

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  6. Congratulations on an awesome review from Sally, Diana!! Her review really pulled me in and I left wanting more….again….congrats!!

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  7. I liked this one better than the one I wrote, Diana. Absolutely perfect.

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  8. Brilliant review of this amazing book, Diana. Loved the cover page too. Sounds amazing. Thanks a lot.

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  9. Silent Hour says:

    Congratulations, and much love!

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  10. Congratulations on the wonderful review from Sally, Diana!

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  11. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Terrific review, Sally. Congratulations, Diana. This looks like an exciting read. 😊

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    • Thanks so much, Gwen. Sally was incredibly kind to read and review. I love coming up with weird concepts and applying them to human life. πŸ™‚ The ability to swallow souls is definitely one of them. Have a lovely week. ❀

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  12. Wonderful review from Sally, Diana! Gosh, you have a huge collection of books you’ve authored! I’m thoroughly enjoying “Liars and Thieves” right now! And how silly of me to just now realize your blog is named after one of your books! I wondered where you got that name! Cool!!

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  13. Wonderful review, Diana! ❀ Sharing again from Sally's xoxoxo

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  14. Congratulations Diana!!! This is better than the Irish Jig and the story sounds so compelling. This is an incredible review and now I’m doing the happy Dance and kicking up my heels too~!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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  15. acflory says:

    Excellent review, Sally. πŸ™‚

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  16. Tessa says:

    What a wonderful review! But then, your book totally deserves it πŸ€—. Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Congratulations on this outstanding and well-written review! You create such wondrous characters in exquisite worlds, Diana. Sally is such a super person and a great supporter of fellow writers. Happy dance for sure!

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  18. Another of Diana’s successes. I loved this book. A great page turner.

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  19. Congratulations, Diana, on this wonderful review.

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  20. balroop2013 says:

    Congratulations Diana, A good review is worth a happy jig. πŸ™‚

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  21. Super review, Diana. Congratulations.

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  22. It’s a lovely review, and I totally understand how that can make your day. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Love to see well-deserved accolades coming your way! : )

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  23. Soul Swallowers was my initiation into your fantastic writing- now I’m hooked!

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  24. Kudos Diana. I bet it’s a nice surprise to wake up to a glowing review. I need to catch up on my reading of your books. I loved the ones I read so far.

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  25. J.D. says:

    Great review, but woah, synchronicity. Do you know I named my property Ravenwood?!

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  26. Fantastic review, Diana! Wishing you a lovely Sunday. πŸ™‚

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  27. mydangblog says:

    Terrific review!

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  28. Marcia says:

    Just left there, Diana! I’m way behind on my blog visits this week, but when I saw your name, I popped over right away, so I could tell Sally and all her friends how much I, too, loved this book. AND Raze. He’s still one of my favorite characters! Now I want to read it all over again. πŸ˜€ Congratulations on all the kudos, too. (Kudoses? Kudi? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ )

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  29. Fantastic review! Congratulations, Diana! Wishing you a peaceful Sunday. xo

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  30. Wonderful review and great plot! On the TBR list.

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  31. A great review, for a intriguing book. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the weekend! Michael

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  32. A pleasure to read Diana and I am looking forward to the second book..xxhugsxx

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  33. Pink Roses says:

    Thanks for the review, Sally. I’m a big fan of D Wallace Peach so I will be having a look at this book. The idea of swallowing souls is interesting. It makes me think of cannibals who ate the flesh of dead heroes to absorb their strength. And in face, a lot of religions have a custom of imbibing the Godhead.

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    • Great comment, Elizabeth. The book is a bit of a tangent from that idea. Less “horror” and more “ethics” is what I was going for, and the practice is accepted and mostly consensual. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for swinging by to read Sally’s review!

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