Check out the first six chapters of the Kickstarter-funded epic fantasy with half a million Wattpad reads!
Litnig Jin has spent his life yearning for the power to weave the souls of the dead into magic. His brother Cole has spent his believing in nothing bigger than his own two hands. When a dragon sinks its claws into their nightmares, their lives will change forever.
A dream of moving statues, shattered chains, and seething clouds of darkness sets the brothers on a journey into the unknown. A prince asks for their help. A necromancer hunts them. The bloom of first love gives Cole something to believe in.
As the brothers travel the world of Guedin seeking to prevent the hatred of a god from coming to life, Litnig discovers he has more power than he ever thought possible. But learning why may cost him his brother, his best friend, and everything he is.
Soulwoven was serialized on the story-sharing site Wattpad in 2012. It went on to garner 750,000 reads while being featured there for over a year. A 2013 Kickstarter funded additional editing, artwork, and polish for the book, which is now available commercially for the first time.
From the author: Putting Soulwoven here on NoiseTrade is a bit of an experiment for me. If it goes well, I'll gladly throw the whole book up, because I'm a huge fan of pay-what-you-want pricing. The only reason I haven't yet is that I'd have to give up some opportunities elsewhere to do it. So if you like the beginning, make some noise!
Author, freelance writer, and editor Jeff Seymour has been creating speculative fiction since he was a teenager. His writing covers a variety of genres, from magical realism to science fiction to epic fantasy. Jeff’s nonfiction has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine and on the website Fantasy Faction. He presently edits for Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press and works as a freelance copy writer. In his free time, he blogs about his writing and editing, pretends he knows anything about raising an energetic kitten, and dreams.
"Seymour lets these characters--and their private struggles--command the narrative...Seymour's artful perfectionism will have readers clamoring for the sequel." - Kirkus Reviews
"Soulwoven is a call back to the classic Epic Fantasy of Tolkien, or Weis and Hickman, with fantastic, believable characters that grow and change... A great read and a great time." - The Speculative Post
"This book is a comfort read. A world inspired by the medieval ages perhaps - castles, farm boys, magic and an ancient evil. For us having grown up on traditional high fantasy, it's sort of coming back to the centre of our worlds. But the verdict is, that Jeff can spin an alluring tale of magic and dragons. And spin it so well that we're willing to let the tropes lie by the roadside while we enjoy this old-fashioned tale thoroughly. And be hungry for more." - Smorgasbord Fantasia