Publisher: Juju Mojo Publishing
Children with extraordinary psychic powers are being used as pawns in a deadly supernatural war. Jasmine "Jazz" Tandy and her nine-year-old son Chaz, who can heal people with his touch, are fleeing from a ruthless organization that kidnaps these children. Kaylee Daley can control and manipulate plant life. Mara Fleming can see into the future. Their only hope for salvation is a covert group called the Guardians, who protect these children from the organization's merciless hunters.
Dr. Larssen Sössnacher, the organization's leader - called "Soulsnatcher" by the remarkable children he abducts and exploits - believes Chaz is the miraculous prodigy who will grant him the immortality he craves... and he'll stop at nothing to get Chaz.
Cody Jackson, a Guardian and martial arts and weapons expert, rescues Jazz and Chaz from Soulsnatcher's hunters and takes them to Homestead, a safe haven where the children learn to use their powers to help others. But Soulsnatcher's hunters raid Homestead and battle the Guardians in a surreal deadly showdown - with the souls of all the children as the ultimate prize.
2nd Place Winner - 2014 Book of the Year - The Drunken Druid's International Book Award.
New York Times bestselling author JAMES ROLLINS says: "SOULSNATCHER grabs you by both the heart and the throat, as children with incredible powers are put in the path of villains with truly horrific ambitions. Here is a story rife with adventure, suspense, and a dash of humor, and it had me turning the pages deep into the night - and it will have you doing the same."
Each are mailed a letter. A letter none of them heed and it results in two higher factions out to find them. The first wants to utilize the children's powers for their own personal gain. The second is like Xavier's School for the Gifted and nurtures said powers. There were some interesting aspects to the second faction. The more the reader learned about them, the more they seemed to be the Good Guys and the other were bottom-feeding Bad Guys.
There was a lot of dialogue, some of it repetitious and sometimes drawn out, but it helped shape each of the characters. Kaylee was probably the most fascinating, for me. Just like in Jagannath, Denney has a way of creating wounded and believable characters in a good vs. evil world. He also feeds the reader just enough to keep them guessing, and keep them wanting to know more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kerry lives near Stone Mountain, Georgia with his Golden retriever Holly Jolly, a professional Therapy Dog, where he is currently trying his best to remain rooted in this dimension and writing his next supernatural thriller... and trying to decide which characters to kill in it.
For more information, please visit Kerry's author website at www.kerrydenney.com.