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Book Review: Demon Soul (DarkWorld: SoulTracker #4) by T.G. Ayer

November 30, 2017
270 pages
Book 4 in the SoulTracker Series

Mel’s adventure continues as she heads to New Orleans on the hunt for the witchdoctor who put the evil curse on her. But finding him proves harder than she expected and she has to dodge assassins and evil minions alike.
Her to do list doesn’t get any shorter either with Samuel and Ari, the Dark One and the Ni’amh to consider.
Hopefully she can stay alive long enough to save everyone, including herself.

Demon Soul is the fourth installment in the Soul Tracker series, a series I’ve been following since book one. The series centres on Mel Morgan, a remarkably talented mage capable of jumping between dimensions, as well as astral projection. She can track beings using their DNA ‘threads’ and has turned her talents into a business tracking the missing with her partners Steph and Drake. Recently, Mel’s talents have been severely hindered by a poltergeist parasite sent to drain her power. Mel’s health is dramatically deteriorating and she’s in a race against time to save herself and those she cares for.

Soul Tracker has been an entertaining series. It’s immensely creative and Mel is a superb heroine. My criticisms of this series stand, however. The plot is overly complex and there is simply too much going on. I don’t want to reveal the series’ numerous plots for new readers; suffice it to say, it’s quite the catalogue. For someone on death’s door, Mel has a seemingly endless appetite for danger and adventure. While I admire her devotion to those around her, I have a hard time accepting how dire Mel’s circumstances are when she continues to fight, jump, and project. I keep waiting for some advancement in the larger plots, but instead, readers are constantly introduced to smaller plot lines. As a spin-off series to Ayer’s larger Dark World work, characters and relationships are often tied to the other series. I haven’t read Dark World. As such, I’m often confused by the cameo appearances of Dark World characters.

I’m not saying I won’t continue with this series, I’ve invested a lot of time in Mel Morgan. I am curious to see how Ayer plans to adequately unite these countless loose threads; a formidable challenge to be sure.

Review: Blood Magic (DarkWorld: Soul Tracker #1) 
Review: Demon Kin (Soul Tracker Book 2)
Review: Blood Curse (DarkWorld: Soul Tracker, #3) 

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Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
Tee is the author of over 25 Contemporary Fantasy, Thriller & Paranormal novels

Tee's Valkyrie Series is a Norse Mythology based Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy

Her Hand of Kali Series is a diverse YA Contemporary Fantasy using Indian Mythology as a setting

Tee's DarkWorld contains two current series:
* The SkinWalker Series, a NA Shifter & Magic Urban Fantasy with a black panther, reluctant alpha tracker who will keep you on your toes.
* The SoulTracker Series, a NA Contemporary Fantasy with a teleporting, astral-projecting kick-ass main character.
Upcoming in the world are:
* The MetalSinger (Tara), * The DeathTalker (Nerina) & * The Stolen Queen of Dracys

Tee also has an Angels & Demons Urban Fantasy series, the Chronicles of the Irin, and if you like strong female leads with wings, and a dreadlocked albino demon side-kick, Evie's story is for you.

Tee also writes Romantic Suspense and Psychological Horror as Toni Vallan. Click on Thrillers on Tee's website to find out more.

And because Tee hardly ever sleeps and loves making stuff up, look out for more books, coming soon.

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