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Publisher's Note:

Jason Gouvas doesn t want to believe he has special abilities or that he's an Oldsoul-- a vessel for the souls of people who have passed away, but the dead girl in his mind can be very persuasive. Her name is Erin, and through her Jason is able to access the knowledge and skills of the souls within him. And with a group of power-hungry immortals bent on destroying the Oldsouls and overthrowing humanity, he's going to need them all.…


by Dan Haring

Overall Book Review:

This book held my interest from page one. The main character, Jason Gouvas, lives a very normal life until one day everything familiar comes to an abrupt halt and he discovers his true calling in life. After initially resisting the changes he’s faced with, he eventually embraces his fate. Dan Haring is a witty writer who made the characters not only funny, but also real and believable. The concept of this book is unique and interesting. In addition, there were constant surprises creating an unpredictable story. While this is a book that would seemingly appeal primarily to men, a love story is intertwined as well, making it interesting to a female audience also. 

Content Analysis:

Violence/Gore: There are many (32) brief incidents including but not limited to verbal threats; explosions; murder; death; getting beat up; fantasy violence; cutting self; fighting situations with and without death. There are few (5) extended incidents including murder; training to fight; fantasy violence; fighting situations with and without death.

Sex/Nudity:  There are a few (10) brief incidents including but not limited to hand holding; hugging; kissing; the word “raped” is said without any detail.

Mature Subject Matter:

Cutting self; War; Husband/father abandoment; Death of a family member; Reference to rape, pillage, and destroying.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Characters are drugged.  Character is given a shot to help him recover more quickly.

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About the Reviewer

I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.