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Souls of Astraeus (Akallian Tales #1)

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Living one life is hard enough. Try living billions of lives.

Akal Atka, a simple and submissive young man of the future is faced with losing the love of his life. Within moments, however, a catastrophic event makes him aware of the fact that he has lived billions of previous lives. As he explores the multiverse using exciting ships and technology, he reacquaints himself wi
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Paperback, first edition, 302 pages
Published October 12th 2013 by Noachian Books
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Caru
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I received a physical copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!****

This Review Can Also Be Found On My Blog @ My Addiction:Books

Rating:★★★★★


My Opinion Of This Book: It's fantastic & brilliant!!!

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Liked:

-The Cover/Illustrations
-The Concept
-The Plot/Storyline
-The Writing
-The Ending/The Epilogue
-Akal
-Lannya
-The Trio (Heersan, Rigella, and Carthal)

Disliked (as in 'I hate these characters, but they're well
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Mkittysamom
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Kat
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Mr Miles isn't who you think he is.

What starts out as a perfectly normal day, with a horse trader riding into Fort Missoula in 19th century America, quickly turns bad when he's caught breaking into a safe and has to rely on, well, unusual means to escape.

Fast forward a millennium or so.

Akal lives in a habitat on Earth, shielded from the outside environment that has become hostile to humans. Rebelling against authority when their regulated lives become too much to bear, Akal discovers that deat
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Cyndi
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't always like when an author narrates their own book, but he did a good job with this one. The characters voices were not very different so it was a little difficult to distinguish who was talking sometimes. He did a wonderful job of expressing the emotion that the character was feeling though!

This book started out a little slow for me, but picked up a couple of hours into it. I enjoyed listening to the book, but it was not the type of book that I just couldn't stop listening to. This is t
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Esmerelda Weatherwax
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had already read this book a while ago, but the review doesn't match the rest of the SPFBO books. It was part of Qwillery's grouping and has since been eliminated.

Plot:
The main character, Akal is an Astraean, who are a nearly immortal like race of beings that can live for billions of years and take millions of forms. Akal is about 11.5 billion years old and has lived as light/energy, trees, humans, other sentient alien species etc. Bein Astraean is something that happens to you, rather than be
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Lana
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
After a bit of a slow start, I really began to get into this book. By the second chapter, I was hooked.

I plan to read both the second and third books, as well.
Ruty  B
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, science-fiction
Souls of Astraeus is a science fiction charged with excitement, solid explanations, great characters and awesome illustrations. Even if you are not a sci-fi fan you will enjoy a good story about who we are and the immensity that surrounds us.

Akal discovers that his soul is really ancient and has gone from life to life, from form to form, from planet to planet. And he is one of the lucky ones to get the chance to be called an Astraean. The Astraens have the chance to obtain knowledge from all the
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Samyann
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is over three hundred pages long in written format and just under seven hours of listening in audiobook format. Unusual for the self-published book, Souls of Astraeus is available in all formats, hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook. This reader took advantage of the ebook and audiobook options. The reason I included the audiobook, is that, also unusual, Souls of Astraeus is read by the author. How better to grasp the nuance of the written word than as interpreted by the author? ...more
Tracy
Oct 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Living in a heavily regulated society in the distant future, Akal dies defending his wife, Lannya, who was banned from the colony for defying its strict pregnancy regulations. At the moment of his death, however, Akal becomes an Astraean, a being with the ability to travel on "soul ribbons" across time and space, known as the "multiverse." Traveling across the multiverse in many forms and during many lifetimes, Akal learns that Lannya has died as a result of her exile into an inhospitable land a ...more
Heather Ochse
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good read! If you enjoy science fiction/fantasy books, you will enjoy this book! And I can say I went to the college with Jeramy Goble! A very proud friend!!
Derek White
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read and reviewed books before where the story starts when the central character dies, but none as gripping as this one. There is no shortage of variety of adventures for the central character Akal, who finds himself at various times involved in the American Civil War and in a future intergalactic conflict to name just two. He is driven by an impossible dream, or so it seems, as he wishes to find his wife and be reunited. You will, as I did, enjoy his adventures and agree with the conclus ...more
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Jeramy Goble is a whimsical and refreshing science fiction and fantasy author, originally from Morganton, North Carolina. While traveling with his sister, mother, and military father, Jeramy accumulated passions for the wonders of world faiths, and the excitement of science and technology. In addition to being an author, Jeramy is an IT professional, composer and avid gamer. After studying music, ...more
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