Chasing Graves by Ben Galley

Chasing Graves (The Chasing Graves Trilogy, #1)Chasing Graves by Ben Galley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Araxes, the city where wealth is counted by souls owned instead of silver owned. The city is also full of soul stealers, which Caltro Basalt runs into and gets himself killed and his spirit sold into illegal servitude.
This is a very interesting tale told from multiple POVs that start to intertwine as the story progresses. The main POV is Caltro bound spirit with a thirst for justice and freedom. Then we have Boran Temsa, soul stealer, murderer, and all-round bad guy. Who only cares to do what benefits him with little care of how it affects others. Nilith the rogue that murdered her husband Farazar, so she could bind his soul and have his possessions. Lastly there is Sisine the empress in waiting who is trying to regain control of the city.
The world building in this book is the most impressive part to me. The city of Araxes is well designed as seen by the multiple maps in the beginning of the book and has centuries of lore to look upon. This is one of the most expansive cities I have seen, and I am impressed with the though and care that went into it.
Overall I found this book enjoyable to read and a wonderful start into the world of Araxes. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.


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