For this week, we get a glimpse into the mind of the reaper – a former terminal cancer patient named Timothy Hopper, whose wife wanted to save him through magical means. Horrified at the prospect of needing to consume souls in order to survive, even if they’re from people who ‘deserved worse’, he initially balks at the idea:
‘ She’d begged him to reconsider. She’d even used her skills and almost every ounce of strength in her body to bring back as much of his health as she could for one blissful day. But once those hours faded away, the cancer began devouring him in earnest.
Timothy swallowed, the action producing a long, awkward, rough sensation of sandpaper being pulled up and then back down his throat.
She hadn’t mentioned he would be able to sense the distinct personality of the soul he was slowly ingesting.’
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This time the dead are hungry…
Rachel Miller doesn’t just see dead people, she rescues them. As a member of The Order of Rescue Mediums, she spends most of her time helping stubborn spirits move on from the world. But after she learns the details of three brutal murders, she knows the culprit can only be a reaper, an undead monster that relentlessly stalks its victims to feed on their souls.
A reaper once consumed the soul of Rachel’s mentor as she watched frozen in fear. Now, Rachel is in the role of teacher to Kit Elkeles, a rodach just learning to control his wraithlike powers. After Kit and Rachel rescue a half-vampire, they work to protect him while searching for a way to stop the reaper. But when Rachel realizes who the monster is really after—and just what kind of dark magic she’ll need to stop it—will she be able to do what is necessary before it devours one of her friends…or even herself?
(F.Y.I. – The Lost Souls series are not written as stand alone books. For maximum enjoyment, I’d highly suggest reading them in order, starting with The Stubborn Dead.)