In a departure from the full-length novels in her Dark Souls series, Hope treats readers to a novella that introduces Marcus’ long-lost son as a hero readers will root for. While the backstory of who’s who in the world of fallen angels, Watchers, Kleptopsychs and rogues may seem daunting to new readers, Soul Thief works well as a stand-alone tale. Adrian and Angie complement each other, and the only complaint this reviewer has is that their wonderful story is too short.

In a subway station late at night, Adrian’s plan to steal a corrupt soul is disrupted when Angelica Paxton is attacked. Angie’s in the wrong place at the wrong time and when Adrian’s attempts to influence her don’t work, she witnesses a battle between the handsome rogue and an army of Kleptopsychs led by his uncle Kyros. For more than a century, Kyros has been after Adrian, a loner who refuses to join either the Watchers or the Kleptopsychs. Now Adrian’s discovered that Angie carries his reborn soul, and he cannot help but want to be near her. When Kyros discovers this truth, he’s relentless in his pursuit, and Adrian’s toughest challenges lie ahead. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $0.99)
Reviewed by: 
Karen Sweeny-Justice