Lightbreaker: The First Book of The Codex of Souls

Lightbreaker: The First Book of The Codex of Souls

by Mark Teppo


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A troubled occultist-sorcerer confronts a gritty Seattle underbelly in this dark and unique urban fantasy.

Markham has returned to Seattle searching for Katarina, the girl who, a decade ago, quite literally tore his soul from his body. What he discovers instead is dark magick of an ancient and destructive kind.

His encounter with a desperate spirit leaping from host to host sets Markham on the trail of a secretive cabal of magicians whose past is strangely linked to his own. Armed with the Chorus, a phantasmal chain of human souls which he wields as a weapon of will, Markham must engage in a magickal battle whose stakes prove to be earth shatteringly high.

From Mark Teppo comes an explosive, action-packed occult thriller combining Western magick, Hermetic traditions, and shamanism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597808675
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Codex of Souls Series , #1
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Teppo is the author of nearly a dozen novels that run the gamut from historical adventure fiction, eco-thriller, urban fantasy, and experimental narrative and the publisher and founder of Resurrection House.

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Lightbreaker: The First Book of the Codex of Souls 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Falkor552 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I was looking for a new fantasy author to try out. The book started out interesting enough and seemed to have an original magic system. As the book progressed I began to lose interest. I was unable to develop a strong understanding of the author's magic system. I found the sex scene to be a little over the top. I also was not a big fan of the way religion was brought into play late in the book. It felt forced and "preachy".
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book I'd like to return to for a re-read, some day. From the author's portrait inside the front cover you'd swear that he's lightweight. Nope, deep, ceremonial magical stuff here, the bloody messy stuff with death, blood and souls here. It starts when Markham, on the hunt for a woman who injured his soul years ago and left him to pick up the pieces, has a deer cross his path, only this deer has a passenger and that passenger is a human soul. Following the clues brings him to a bigger mess and a much messier plan. And it's all a mess. Somehow he got handed the clues to the solution and with the power that he has the responsibility is his.It's a dark messy occult novel, the end was vaguely unsatisfying but I do want more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small clearing surrounded by brambled walls
Dulac0 More than 1 year ago
I liked it. The main character is very flawed and has hidden the truth about his past and his actions. The first and second book involve how he comes to grips with his past, recognizes his flaws and is still able make decisions and act. I am eagerly awaiting the third book. In fact, I was searching to see if it have been released, yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story started off well then-----got lost. A great concept and it could have been a really good story but it got lost in the middle. Too many dreams and prophecies that didn'come together and just seemed to flail around to get enough pages to be a novel. Maybe the sequel wil be better????
Lumpin More than 1 year ago
But then he went a little off the tracks with his imagery/prophetic dreams. Then it got...weird. The writing and characters are well developed, it was just a little too far off for me.
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