Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2) by Julie Kagawa

Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.Now he has broken free.Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one w...

Details Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)

TitleSoul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)
Release DateJun 25th, 2019
PublisherInkyard Press
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Mythology

Reviews Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)

  • jessica
    im pretty sure i could just copy and paste my review for ‘shadow of the fox,’ because i loved ‘soul of the sword’ just as much. everything that made the first installment so magically phenomenal is present in this sequel, making for such a consistently compelling story. and i have no doubt that the next book, the conclusion, will be just as amazing. things that make this book great:the characters - the array of characters is so diverse, e...
  • megs_bookrack
    It's so good. I mean, seriously soooooooo good! That's a lot of ooooooo's but for real though.I am absolute trash for this series.Bring on Book 3!!!I read Shadow of the Fox at the beginning of the year and it quickly stood out as a new favorite. I was drawn into the Empire of Iwagoto and now I never want to leave!This second book continues directly after the final events of the first book. We find Yumeko and her crew on the road to the Steel Fea...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    1.) Shadow Of The Fox ★★★★2.) Soul Of The Sword ★★★.5-----------------------------------------------
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Wow! What a ride! Full review to come.*EDITED TO ADD REVIEW*Kagawa has an amazing ability to bring her fantasy worlds and characters to life. So much so that they seem to breath off the very pages you are reading. You get completely immersed into her stories, into their lives, and into the danger that always seems to lurk in the dark and magical realms she is so good at creating. I fell in love with Shadow of the Fox and couldn't have been more a...
  • Tucker
    That ending... GODDAMN IT! I LOVE THE CLIFF HANGERS BUT I HATE THEM. -------[9/28/19] - finally starting this and it only took a f*cking year-------do you hear that? That's me hyperventilating because I need this book. RIGHT! NOW!
  • Laurie
    Move over, Harry Potter, fox shape-shifter Yumeko has come to town. I just finished this cinematic YA fantasy sequel to SHADOW OF THE FOX and I want the third book RIGHT NOW (I didn't think it was possible for Julie Kagawa to pull off a sequel that was even better than the first book, but she has - in spades). This book has the visual splendor of a Miyazaki film (think SPIRITED AWAY), the brilliant characterization of the Harry Potter books and t...
  • Lena
    Read this in one sitting. My God the action was phenomenal!!!!!!!
  • Alaina
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.No idea how many times I've started and put down Soul of the Sword but it was a lot. Not because it was boring or I was bored.. but because of work. Not putting all the blame on that but I really had zero time to fully commit to this within one sitting. Just kind of had to stick this one out to see how it was going to end. Boy, I wasn't disappointed one bit.This book and my ship ...
  • Roobie
    ⭐4.5 stars⭐ Sometimes a whisper is all that is required to calm a storm, but when words fail, sometimes you need the thunder. ⭐️4.5 stars⭐️ Sometimes a whisper is all that is required to calm a storm, but when words fail, sometimes you need the thunder.
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Soul of the Sword is a worthy sequel. The novel got everything right.
  • Kristen Burns
    4 StarsReview:*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*This was a great sequel to the first book in the series! This one had a somewhat darker tone than the first book, but that was to be expected after how that one ended. It still managed to keep some of the fun of the first one though, which was a pleasant surprise.The plot continued on where the last one left off. Without spoiling anything for either ...
  • Ashley
    RTC- I am VERY at unease with how this played out. Amazing, nothing less than I expected... just worried! I feel like I was in the height of battle and a pause button was hit; I’m left frozen, yet conscious with the same emotions... ANXIETY CITY.
  • Sahitya
    When I read Shadow of the Fox a few weeks ago, I was just going by my dear friend’s recommendation and wasn’t sure what to expect. But to my pleasant surprise, I completely fell in love with it and my excitement doubled when I got approved for the ARC of this sequel. Second books of beloved series can always be tricky but I’m so delighted that this book exceeded all my expectations. Just like in the first book, the world building in this on...
  • Mila
    Gosh, this was such a filler middle book in a trilogy. And as someone who really enjoyed "Shadow of the Fox" I was quite disappointed. This book was incredibly slow and had way too much talking and not nearly enough action to counteract it. Hakaimono's chapters seriously put me to sleep sometimes. I still liked some parts of it obviously and the pace definitely picked up towards the end. The writing was still beautiful as well. I now only hope th...
  • Beth
    The Soul of the Sword is the 2nd installment in Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox series. Following a Kitsune Yumeko and her band that she has collected in the first book in this series and Tatsumi, a shadow clan warrior now possessed by Hakaimono, a demon of the highest powers.Yumeko and crew are trying to secure the piece of an ancient scroll, Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, away from the demons and people with nefarious intentions reach. Hakaimono, i...
  • Phoenix2
    The second book of the shadow of the fox series was, for me, not as good as the first one. What made the later really good was the small adventures that the characters had in each chapter along with the main plot and the low key romance. However, in this one, the whole book was a preparation for what was going to happen in the final chapters. Actually, those final chapters were the best part of the book. They were packed with action, had a deep d...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The BuzzI read Shadow of the Fox and found it a fun road trip with a couple I totally shipped! I was excited to see where we would go from that cliff hanger ending...Soul of the Sword has a much better cover this time. I think the sword really helps bring home what this is about while the design is quite unified with the first book. I love when you can tell a book is a sequel because the design i...
  • Al *the semi serial series skipper*
    ***I received this ARC from Netgallery in exchange for an honest review***This book was incredibly boring.I vaguely remember having the same feeling with the last book because I had just read a book (Red winter by Annette Marie) that felt similar, so it kind of threw me off. I had hopes that with the ending of book one, this will pick up. I was wrong. It seems the pace even got slower.This book picks up after Hakimono's success in pushing Tatsumi...
  • Books on Stereo
    Soul of the Sword is an excellent, although at times a bit predictable follow up.
  • Karen
    An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Soul of the Sword picks up where Shadow of the Fox ends off, with the consequences of the final battle between the main characters and Hakaimono. This book follows the remaining characters' trek to the Steel Feather Temple, to retrieve the other piece of the scroll, and to save Tatsumi.This book was a lot more action-packed than the last one, whic...
  • julia ♥
    Read the full review on my blog : here After reading Shadow of the Fox, I was excited to dive head-first into Soul of the Sword. I'd never read anything written by Kagawa prior to this, but this series was such a nice surprise.What is this book about?Soul of the Sword continues right after Shadow of the Fox and follows shapeshifter Yumeko in her quest to free Tatsumi from the demon Hakaimoto, who has captured the warrior's soul. Yumeko is also st...
  • Zitong Ren
    I don’t have a whole lot to say about this book that I didn’t say about the first book I don’t think, though I will say that I did not like it as much and found it took a bit too long for the plot to go anywhere. I did excuse this is the first book as I said that it was for the sake of world building and setting up for this book, yet this novel took some two hundred pages before the plot really progressed, though once it did, the narrative ...
  • Rachel
    This is such a fun series. Like the first installment, this has the feel of an anime adventure, where a band of heroes have to embark on a quest across Japan to save the world. The tale is ripe with legend, tradition, ghosts and samurai. Hakaimono has been freed from his sword imprisonment and has possessed Kage Tatsumi. Yumeko has decided to save Tatsumi by driving the demon out of his body back into the sword, and she still has to deliver the l...