Sins of the Soul by E. Silver

While I was thrilled and blown away by Sins of the Heart, the second novel in the Sin series, Sins of the Soul, left me wondering what happened to the great writing and character building Eve Silver WOWed me with before.

Alastor Krayl’s world shattered when he learned that his father was the Underworld god of chaos and evil. All that saved him from self-destruction were his newfound brothers and the bond they shared as soul reapers. So when one of his brothers is murdered, vengeance becomes Alastor’s obsession. And the enigmatic Naphré Kurata, a witness—or is she the killer?—has the answers he seeks.

A reluctant Underworld enforcer, Naphré trusts no one, especially not a seductive soul reaper who makes her burn with lust. Torn between duty and desire, she fights to keep her secrets safe from Alastor, even as she longs to surrender.

Let me start out by saying that I really did enjoy reading about Alastor, as well as reading more of the continuing plot that so far has spanned 2 books and will go into at least a third. The base story of this series in each installment is the romance between the two main characters. Having a love for Urban Fantasy stories may have me being a little too critical of Silver’s work so please keep that in mind when reading further :)

Alastor and his brothers are trying to find out who murdered one of his brothers, but in Sins of the Soul we also get to learn a bit about Alastor’s relationship with his dad and brothers – and of course his romantic interest, who is a spitfire in her own right!

In Sins of the Heart, we learned about the Daughters of Aset and how they are enemies of Sutehk (the brothers’ father and lord of his own realm). With Sins of the Soul the story continues with Alastor (and his other living brothers) investigating further into his brothers death.  During the investigation we learn more about a third realm that adds a very interesting twist to the storyline.  We also get a side plot with Naphré in finding out about her past, which of course effects her future.

I really enjoy Eve Silver’s world that she has created as well as all of the characters within. With Sins of the Soul, however, it seemed that the story got drowned out with both of the characters thinking about shagging one another too much. I do get that this is a romance story, but when the plot was supposed to be progressing, the characters just could not stop thinking of sex, sex, sex and how they wanted it from one another. It was highly distracting to the ongoing plot, which is very interesting to read about!

Overall, I really did enjoy Sins of the Soul, I just feel that Silver sort of lost that perfect mix of sex and story building with the second novel of the series. I will definitely be picking up future books in this series, as I am fully hooked on the characters and the world she has built and I must find out how it all turns out!

Read Order:
Sins of the Heart at Amazon or the Book Depository
Sins of the Soul at Amazon or the Book Depository
Sins of the Flesh at Amazon or the Book Depository (October 1, 2010)