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The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

G. P. Ching
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews)

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Sometimes the end is just the beginning. 
Book 1 of 6 in the bestselling Soulkeepers Series.

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, Jacob meets a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, who offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths and questions Dr. Silva's motives for helping him.

Don't miss these other books in The Soulkeepers Series!
  • Weaving Destiny (Book 2)
  • Return to Eden (Book 3)
  • Soul Catcher (Book 4)
  • Lost Eden (Book 5)
  • The Last Soulkeeper (Book 6)
Read the bestselling novel that readers call an utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure!

About the Author

G.P. Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series and a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and one very demanding guinea pig. Visit her at and

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3313 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing; 5 edition (21 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RR1NZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,007 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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G.P. Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series, Grounded, and a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, a brittany spaniel named Riptide Jack and a very demanding guinea pig. Learn More about G.P. at, or

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, easy read. 18 Dec. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Jacob Lau's world is turned upside down when his mother disappears and he nearly dies in a car crash. His memories of the event are so outlandish that he believes his brain was damaged in the accident. To cap it all off, he discovers he has an uncle he never knew existed and is taken from his home in Hawaii, to live with him.

Jacob has to contend with being the new boy in school, in a close knit town with very few outsiders. He finds a friend in Malini and ends up working for the enigmatic Dr. Silva. He then discovers that there are dark forces at work in the world and he is tied to them.

'The Soulkeepers' is, for the most part, an enjoyable and easy read. Jacob is believable character and you really feel for him as he copes with grief, new surroundings, awakening powers and small minded teenagers in his new high school. The plot unfolds at a reasonable pace and in places can be twisty. The description of the unnatural happenings, events and places are well done. Plus, I loved Gideon the cat!

However, where this book falls down is in its use of exposition. Characters divulge the plot and backstory through lengthy dialogue, leaving very little for Jacob (or the reader) to actually discover. Not everyone will find this a problem, though.

Overall, I did enjoy reading this novel and I would recommend it to people who enjoy young adult urban fantasy. Fans of the Percy Jackson series will probably like this book for the same reasons.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic coming-of-age adventure 6 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The Soulkeepers has a really interesting concept, and it's like nothing I've read before. Jacob seems to be your usual teenager struggling to fit into a new school in a new town after his mother disappears. He has trouble with the "popular crowd" and can't wait to get out of this dull new town that he hates so much. That might seem fairly run of the mill, but not many teenagers begin their books by coming back from the dead. Nor do they see their mothers fighting monsters. Most of all, they're not usually Soulkeepers - Jacob has a mystical bond with, and power over, the element of water. He encounters the local botanist, Dr Silva, who turns out to be a lot more than she appears, and she starts training him up to be able to fulfil his destiny. Along the way, he gets himself a girlfriend in the shape of Malini, a fellow social outcast.

If the word 'soul' gets you thinking that this is probably a bit deeper than your usual "teen with a superpower" fiction, then you'd be right. It's not just about teenagers throwing tantrums and pouting all over the place (are you listening, Bella?) In The Soulkeepers, Jacob encounters questions of faith, both in humanity and in a higher power, and the book really kicks things up a gear when we meet the villains of the piece - the fallen angels. They're a truly nasty bunch, which leads to an amazing setpiece between our hapless heroes and the demons in disguise, but I won't say much more because I don't want to spoil it.

Now, I've always been a sucker for angels but having had a fairly secular upbringing, I'm not overtly keen on religious fiction.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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I got the first one as a freebie from Kindle and I enjoyed it that much, that I rushed straight back to Amazon and purchased the 2nd and 3rd ones!

I enjoyed the plot, the easy reading and the way that the hero, Jacob, is a bit of an anti-hero as he isn't your 'All American' nice boy but has issues and problems of his own to deal with as well as trying to work out a whole new family, place and friends all at the same time.

G P Ching's descriptive prose built a fantastical, if not nasty, picture in my mind's eye which is (to me anyway) a sign of a fabulous book.

All in all, I highly recommend it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers Series) 5 Dec. 2012
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It was OK ,I did like it with certain reservations .The story line was good but I found it kind of incomplete(?)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Fantasy 13 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The Soulkeepers is the first book in a fantasy series about Jacob Lau, a teenage boy who is pulled from a car crash in his mothers' car with his mothers' body nowhere in sight. With no family in the place Jacob has spent his life, he's sent to live with an uncle he never knew existed. Whilst living in this strange new town, he discovers something isn't quite right about himself and a mysterious neighbour offers to help him understand as well as find his missing mother. She insists on training him to develop his potential as a Soulkeeper and he agrees, with one goal in sight: to find any information about the disappearance of his mother. Jacob discovers a world he couldn't even imagine and gets lost in a series of half-truths.

The story itself was creative and original but it just lacked a certain something. It was well written and the idea of good vs evil, whilst cliche'd, had a new twist that I hadn't seen before. The story does place a heavy emphasis on God and religion, which I wasn't expecting and being an atheist, wasn't really my thing but I tried to separate those concepts as much as possible and just read the book for what it is. I would recommend reading this book if it's on sale or if you can borrow a copy from a friend, as it is well written and an interesting way to pass the time but it isn't one of my favourites.
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