What Happens When Your Soul Dies?
Kat Bloodmayne is one of the first women chosen to attend the Tower Academy of Sciences. But she carries a secret: she can twist the natural laws of science. She has no idea where this ability came from, only that every time she loses control and unleashes this power, it kills a part of her soul. If she doesn’t find a cure soon, her soul will die and she will become something else entirely.
After a devastating personal loss, Stephen Grey leaves the World City Police Force to become a bounty hunter. He believes in justice and will stop at nothing to ensure criminals are caught and locked up. However, when Kat Bloodmayne shows up in his office seeking his help, his world is turned upside down.
Together they search World City and beyond for a doctor who can cure Kat. But what they discover on the way goes beyond science and into the dark sphere of magic.
Book one of The Soul Chronicles series.
*2017 REALM Award Winner for Horror/Paranormal/Steampunk*
*2017 Alliance Award Nominee*
*2017 Rone Award Nominee*
Reviews for Tainted:
“Why you should read it: A skilled fantasy author, Morgan L. Busse takes aim at a new, but just as fantastic subgenre — steampunk! — with book one in The Soul Chronicles … and she hits the bull’s-eye!
Throughout the story, tension is a crescendo, building steadily through moments of introspection, violence, flight and even the budding romance. Settings and characters leap out of the text as Kat and Stephen uncover the acts of unethical scientists who threaten her existence and abuse marginalized, easily dismissed people to further their aims.
This story will enthrall readers and keep them eager for the next book of The Soul Chronicles series. Highly recommended!” —Serena Chase, USA Today’s Happy Ever After
“Tainted was an engaging, surprising adventure with a fast paced plot, likeable characters, and intriguing twists. Though I was able to see some things coming, others surprised me and the various mysteries woven through the plot kept me engaged until the very last moment. I’d like to say that this was one of those books that left me longing for more, but really, it left me freaking out a little bit because I knew I’d have to wait for the next release.
Tainted is an excellent beginning to what promises to be an exciting and hopefully satisfying new series. If you have never read steampunk before, this is a fabulous place to start.“—Radiant Lit
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