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On the world called Regalis, the domains are ruled by kings and queens and mages wield great power. Queen Saranor, ruler of the Janix domain, is no longer content with reigning solely over her own queendom. She has become insanely greedy and ambitious and, with the help of the powerful mage, Nostrimus, and a soul-killing talisman called the Pool of Souls, she sets out on a...more
ebook, 340 pages
Published December 2nd 2011 by Smashwords (first published November 27th 2011)
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Pauline Ross
I got off on the wrong foot with this one. The first thing that happens is that a man tries to steal the heroine's horse. Being telepathic, the horse warns her about this, but then goes on to say of the thief, "Oh, my, Caz, he's a handsome devil!" This strikes me as odd in so many ways. No, not the telepathic horse, actually - this is fantasy, after all - but the idea that a horse would have any concept of what would constitute a handsome man. And then there's a bantering exchange between the tw...more
Tracey, librarian on strike
Cheryl's a friend on Goodreads, and I was pleased to read her Pool of Souls for review.

Not long ago, Cazlina's brother left their home village for the army – theirs is a righteous cause, a rebellion against a monstrously evil queen, and he wants to be part of it. And as the book opens, Caz wants to follow: she and her horse Miris are on their way to join him. The two of them, Caz and Miris, have a bond that is strange and unique – as far as the girl knows no one else can communicate with animal...more
Lanie Malone
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Becca
3.5 stars

This was a fast paced fantasy story, jam packed with exciting events. From the first chapter I was thrown straight into the story and personally I do enjoy a good little build up before the main part of the story begins. But I can barely complain because all of the story was laid out for you and you were aware of what had happened and what was going on. You really couldn’t get bored with this story, there was constantly something going on keeping you excited and on your toes. Sometimes...more
Cate
This novel is the Authors second fantasy novel, and the first she has self-published.

The main protagonist appears as soon as the book is opened and, unfortunately, I really didn’t find anything about her to like at all. Yes, she is spirited and feisty but the way in which she was written just left her feeling a little flat to me. Some readers may find her trait of continually sniping at people to be endearing but in the end, for me, it just became annoying. Unfortunately this is not the first in...more
Heather Boustead
Pool of Souls
By Cheryl Landmark
Cazlina Narzan has an extraordinary gift; she is able to communicate telepathically with animals. This very gift turns out to be highly instrumental when she decides to join the army set out to destroy the evil queen Saranor’s reign. Along the way she joins forces with her brother, Gareth, and an unlikely ally a horse thief whom she met while he was in the process of trying to steal her very own horse. Together this unusual group of soon to be heroes destroy the so...more
Lindsay
Price i paid: £0.00 (Free promotion) Price i would willingly pay for it: £1.50 - £2.00
Would i buy this book as a paperback: Yes, but i would not be lining up outside waterstones on release day.


The Bad:

1. We didn't get to explore Caz's powers deeply enough. They were there but to my mind they weren't developed or utilised enough.
2. Some of the characters were not developed enough. Jorin for example, he was obviously the love interest from the start but we never really learned anything about him....more
Amber Ivers
Mar 12, 2012 Amber Ivers rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Amber by: cheryl
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put down once I picked it up. I loved the connection between all characters involved. I had some laughs and cried even a few times. I hope that the last sentence meant that she is going to continue the series. I would love to read more about Caz's bravery. Maybe even Niko's bravery and some more of his gift being used. When he used it, it made me laugh! I could just imagine the look on their faces! I will definitely be re-reading this book!
R. Phillips
An easy, enjoyable read. Well written and suitable for all ages.
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I live in a small hamlet called Gros Cap just west of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada on the magnificent shore of Lake Superior. I've always been a voracious reader, even as a child, and that has inspired me to create my own fantasy worlds. There's nothing quite like seeing your imagination transformed into a published novel. When I'm not writing, I'm working fulltime as a lottery sales analyst,...more
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This is fun, Caz! Miris said. I've never had anyone try to steal me before. 1 likes
“Miris dipped her head and inflicted a small, but painful, nip on the stranger's left arm. A startled yelp replaced his laughter. Then, it rang out again. "By all the gods, you even have your lovely mare trained to keep horse thieves in line!” 1 likes
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