Darksoul is an Urban Fantasy featuring an unconventional superhero that comes about after Orion, the protagonist, is brutally gunned down along with his partner. He survives by melding with an ancient entity, Darksoul, the first soul in existence. Empowered by Darksoul, Orion seeks revenge on those responsible. A business savvy crime-lord, and a group of ruthless mercenaries. Along the way he runs into a demon, and a even powerful, deathless Pharaoh named Soulchaser who has a personal vendetta against the entity residing within Orion. To make matters more complicated, the Darksoul entity has an incredible lust for Earthly desires. A yearning Orion won't be able to deny. Can he conquer his many foes, and keep the Darksoul entity in check?
(Warning: profane language, graphic violence, and sexual situations.)
"Author L. Brooks has crafted a really engaging and action-packed work that will be sure to entertain fans who enjoy crime and mafia novels, superhero urban thrillers, and dark fantasy tales alike." 5⭐rating: Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
"L. Brooks is a great storyteller and I enjoyed the originality in the plot and the out-of-the-ordinary experiences, exciting the imagination of readers." 5⭐rating: Reviewed By Jose Cornelio for Readers’ Favorite
As the author's first book, this is a very well-written and jam-packed read! Though I was not expecting the book to get as sexual as it did so quickly into the narrative, I have to admit. The plot and prose really prompt the reader to make full use of their imagination when visualising the fantastical surroundings and events concerning the protagonist, Orion. I especially enjoyed the vivid and action packed descriptions you are thrown into immediately upon reading, and the narrative style makes the plot quite easy to follow yet never boring. Personally, in most cases I found the explicit language to be rarely misplaced, however there were instances where I thought it was used a little too excessively - but I can tell others may disagree and instead love this sort of raw, excitable dialogue. I also have to say that the frequent use of onomatopoeia gave me classic comic book vibes which suit the general superhero feel of the novel very well. Generally, this book is well suited to lovers of the crime and thriller genres. It is worth a read if you are into these!
I have not read anything quite like Darksoul before, in fact I was pleasantly surprised to be able to read it quickly due to the fast-paced nature and frequent dialogue in the book. This story is certainly original and I must say kudos to the writer, L. Brooks for thinking up this very creative urban superhero universe. I am interested to see what more this author can produce as it is clear there are bags of potential to develop this story further in another book.
In my final year of study as a Classics student, I am a publishing hopeful with books on my mind and if a story really grips me, I am a very fast reader! I spend most of my time studying the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, which I talk about on my blog ItzaNif.