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Fantasy meets history in an adventure series that never lets up
Genna has always been good at history but the strange connection she has with times gone by turns into something terrifying when she becomes the victim of a series of assaults, each linked to violent moments from the past. Who is Damien, the young man determined to kill her, and who is Phoenix, the boy equally prepared to save her life? As the attacks continue Genna discovers that she is a First Ascendant, born at the dawn of mankind, with hundreds of lives already lived, and that this makes her the target of the evil Incarnates who won’t rest ‘til she is dead forever. As she and Phoenix fight to survive, and thereby save the human race, the action comes satisfyingly thick and fast, often staged in thrillingly described historical scenes. Few authors know more about pace, combat and all-out excitement than Bradford (Bodyguard, Young Samurai) and this will delight his legions of fans, and even more besides.
Thank you for reading and supporting my Samurai and Bodyguard books for the past twelve years. With The Soul Hunters series, you’ll discover there’s still a lifetime of thrilling reading ahead… Remember, death is only the beginning! – Chris Bradford
Have you ever experienced dreams so vivid it seems like you have lived them? Or had deja vu so strong you're convinced you must have been there before?
Late one night a schoolgirl is attacked in a city park. When a stranger rushes to her rescue, Genna Adams believes it's luck that their paths crossed. Then a week later, the same boy saves her from being kidnapped and Genna realises this is no coincidence. But the explanation offered by the boy, Phoenix, is even stranger than she could have imagined - a long-forgotten foe has tracked her across lifetimes to lay claim to Genna's very soul.
As the hunters close in, Genna has no choice but to trust her mysterious protector - and soon she is swept into a deadly adventure, racing across time to save herself and, ultimately, the human race. Because for Genna, death is only the beginning...
In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
I really enjoyed this book, it is a strange journey through history and past lives, a book about bond and trust with parts that make you jump and keep you guessing. I am looking forward to the next one. Full review
A thrilling and gripping read… for those who don’t mind gruesome action. The chase to save the light of humanity is on! Full review
This gripping fantasy is the first in a series that, based on the first book, is going to be brilliant. This book had some unexpected twists that made this book un-guessable. Full review
|Publication date:||4th February 2021|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Thrillers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
Chris Bradford is a best selling and multi-award-winning children’s author. He is professionally trained in a variety of martial arts, including samurai swordmanship, and has earned his black belt in Kyo Shin Tai- jutsu. Chris’s books, including the best selling Young Samurai and Bodyguard series, have been published in over 25 languages and have earned him more than 30 book awards and nominations, including the Brilliant Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in East Sussex. Read more about the author here.More About Chris Bradford
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