A Soul for Trouble (Soulbearer #1) by Crista McHugh
Published February 7th 2012
Adult Paranormal Fantasy
When you’re a witch named Trouble, chaos follows.
Arden Lesstymine (known to everyone as Trouble) likes attention as much as the next girl, but this is getting ridiculous. When an insane stranger is murdered at the inn where she works, Trouble becomes the next Soulbearer for the disembodied god of chaos, Loku. Yes, it comes with the ability to channel the god’s limitless power, but at the cost of her sanity — literally. Now she has a sexy but cynical knight claiming to be her protector, a prince trying to seduce her to his cause (and his bed), and a snarky chaos god who offers a play-by-play commentary on it all, whether she wants to hear it or not. To make matters worse, a necromancer wants to capture the soul of Loku for his own dark purposes, and the only way he can get it is by killing her first.
A Soul for Trouble is a truly amazing book filled with magic, mythology, suspense and a bit of humor thrown in. Trouble (Arden Lesstymine) really lives up to her nickname in this book. She is always finding herself in trouble with or without the help of Loku the God of Chaos.
Trouble is a blonde haired, blue eyed barmaid that works for her uncle at his inn in a town that everyone is black haired and brown eyed and to top it all off she is a witch in a kingdom where using magic will get you killed.
One night she meets these men while working at the inn and ends up becoming the next “Vessel” for the God of Chaos. This is really serious because it comes with an increasable amount of power but the price for that power maybe her sanity.
the knight Devarius (Dev) is the protector of the “Vessel” and they both must reach the 'safety' of Gravaria before trouble is named a witch and is burned alive.
I could not pick a favorite character in this book because I just loved Trouble, Dev and Loku their banter back a fourth had me laughing so hard I was crying at times. The book really kept you into it between the mystery of unwinding troubles past and her always getting into trouble really keeps you on your toes. This is one of the best Fantasy books I’ve read this year!
* This book was given to me by the author for an honest review.*
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