Trevor H. Cooley Author of the Bowl of Souls Series.

Books

The Bowl of Souls series:

 

THE MOONRAT SAGA:

Eye of the Moonrat

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Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay.

In desperation he hurls himself into training, eager to overcome the doubters and walk into the academy triumphant, unaware that secretive powers plot to disrupt his plans. Meanwhile, an evil wizard of immense power is using magic to twist the bodies of the creatures of the land and transform them into monsters. With these creatures and the peoples of the wilds, he is building an army . . .

Ogres and dragons, warriors and wizards are destined to clash, their fates guided by The Bowl of Souls. Eye of the Moonrat is book one of The Bowl of Souls series.

Hilt’s Pride

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Sir Hilt is forced to delay an urgent mission when he sees a lone woman climbing a dangerous mountain. She refuses his help but when Hilt discovers that the prophet was the one that told her to climb to the mountain’s peak, Hilt realizes that it is his duty to accompany her.

What dangers lie in their way? What reasons did the prophet have for bringing them together? Will all their plans be derailed by Hilt’s Pride?

The events in Hilt’s Pride take place just after Hilt leaves Justan at the Training School part way through Bowl of Souls: Book One. This is a stand alone story and can be read apart from or along with the rest of the series. This story contains no spoilers to the rest of the series, but contains a lot of information that enhances the backgrounds of several characters including revealing previously untold information about Jhonate’s past and the history of her people.

SPOILER ALERT!!

From here on out, reading the descriptions of the books in the series will reveal plot points that are major and could ruin some fun surprises. You have been warned!!

Messenger of the Dark Prophet

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Justan’s dream of entering the Dremaldrian Battle Academy has been put on hold. His burgeoning magic powers have been deemed too dangerous to go untrained and he has been sentenced to two years at the Mage School. How is he supposed to fit in amongst the mages and wizards, a physically weak group of people he has never identified with? Can he learn how to control his new powers without losing his identity as a warrior? Can he stick to his plans while the mother of the moonrats tries to destroy the school from within?

Fist, the ogre who was estranged from his own people, has now found a home next to a friendly human settlement while Deathclaw, the raptoid who was changed into humanoid form, has left his homeland in search of his destiny. They escaped the wizard Ewzad Vriil’s grasp before, but his secret army grows as does his influence in the kingdom. What will they do upon coming face-to-face with The Messenger of the Dark Prophet once again?

Hunt of the Bandham

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Ewzad Vriil’s keep has fallen and Justan has been reunited with his friends. But the kingdom remains in turmoil. The mother of the moonrats still builds the Dark Prophet’s army of monsters in the mountains and the Battle Academy’s forces are weakened.

Justan’s bonds with Fist and Gwyrtha have made him stronger and faster, but the more he learns about his powers, the more questions he has. He seeks out the bonding wizard Master Coal, hoping that the man can teach him what he needs to know about his magic before he hurts his bonded and himself.

Deathclaw has freed Talon from Ewzad Vriil’s power only to find that she is no longer the sister he used to know. Meanwhile, a new creature is born; a beast designed to hunt dragons. Will they survive the Hunt of the Bandham?

The War of Stardeon

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The Battle Academy has been besieged by an army of goblinoids, under the control of the mother of the moonrats. They bide their time, keeping the academy out of the fight as Ewzad Vriil prepares to unleash a force of mutated monsters.

Jhonate and Faldon the Fierce have begun to unravel the mystery of the mother of the moonrats, while Justan and Master Coal know the secret of Ewzad Vriil’s powers. Both groups scramble to find a way to help the academy, but neither of them knows the full extent of the forces they are up against.

Will they be able to gather the strength they need to win The War of Stardeon?

The War of Stardeon is Book Four of The Bowl of Souls series.

 

Mother of the Moonrat

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The end is near.

The Battle Academy and Mage School forces have joined, but they are outnumbered by Ewzad Vriil’s army of mutated men and Mellinda’s forest of monsters.

There are spies on both sides, assassins on the hunt, secrets to be revealed, and Justan’s magic will be unleashed. But there is one thing they haven’t considered. Even if they can somehow overcome Ewzad Vriil, will they be able to destroy The Mother of the Moonrats?

Mother of the Moonrat is the fifth book in The Bowl of Souls series.

 

THE JHARRO GROVE SAGA

Tarah Woodblade

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A BOWL OF SOULS NOVEL

The war is over, but there is a void of power that must be filled and no shortage of men eager to fill it.

Tarah Woodblade was the best guide and tracker in the land, but she ran away from the war. She returns to Dremaldria expecting to be labeled a coward, but finds herself lauded as a hero. It seems a hero is needed too, because someone is hunting rogue horses . . .

Protector of the Grove

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A BOWL OF SOULS NOVEL

Jhonate’s reprieve from her father has been cut short. She is forced to return home to Malaroo, bringing Justan along with her. The journey she has avoided for so long has become all the more difficult because someone wants Justan dead.

The rogue horse Esmine, a mythical beast of remarkable power, has been captured by a troupe of dwarf smugglers. They are taking her to the nation Alberri where a gnome scholar awaits with a vicious plan to sacrifice the beast and bind its powerful soul to make a weapon of mass destruction. Tarah Woodblade must gather a group of warriors and rescue Esmine before she is taken to Alberri.

Evil stirs. Darkness is building. But can anyone trust Xedrion, The Protector of the Grove?

31 Thoughts on “Books

  1. Dan Creech on September 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM said:

    I love the series. You have a great way of keeping the characters all involved and so far, I have not been lost anywhere along the way. I just finished The War of Stardeon and I think it was the best one so far and can’t wait for the final book, Mother of the Moonrat. You have a new fan here so please keep sharing. I am a 66 year old kid who has never grown completely up. I still enjoy wizards, trolls, dragons a magic as much now as I did when I was 10 years old. Thank you for sharing your gift!

  2. Johnathan R. on September 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM said:

    what kind of things can we expect in the fifth book.

  3. Jahbez Medley on October 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM said:

    Just finished your series an i got to say i loved it. Just please tell me theres gonna be more.

    • Plenty more to come, Jahbez.
      So glad you loved it.
      Tarah Woodblade is the first book of the second series and will be here sooner than you think. Keep checking back with the site for details.

  4. Bill O'Brien on December 31, 2013 at 10:18 AM said:

    I’m just about to start reading ‘Mother of the Moonrat’ I was sorry to be reaching the end of the series as I have enjoyed them so much. But now I see you have started a second series “I’m as happy as a cat full of sixpences”, (Terry Pratchett)
    This is the best fantasy series I’ve read since Joe Abercrombie’s, First Law Trilogy.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards,
    Bill O’Brien

    • Thanks so much, Bill! I’m glad you’re enjoying the books. If I may ask, who are your favorite characters and is there a part that you enjoyed in particular?

      Trevor

      • Bill O'Brien on January 4, 2014 at 1:46 PM said:

        Hi Trevor, I’ve given this a bit of thought, and I don’t really have a favourite character or characters. I like most of them even the ‘baddies’. Lets face it you need really ‘good’ baddies! I like characters who I can empathise with and your books are full of them, so that I care what happens to them. That is what I think makes for a good book. For instance I recently read ‘The Hunger Games’ and I couldn’t empathise with the main characters, so that I really didn’t care if they survived or not and I won’t bother to read the rest of the series.
        I’ve started ‘Mother of the Moonrats’ and it is up to the standard of the previous books.
        Thank you for writing such enjoyable books and I look forward to reading Tarah Woodblade.

        Regards,
        Bill

  5. Hey!!! I think your books are freakin awesome and I can’t wait till the next book comes out!! I swear internally I’m a secret guy because I love all the fantasy/adventure books with trolls/goblins/ect. I love your bowl of souls series beginning to end.HAVE AN AWESOME NEW YEAR!!!!!!

  6. Great series! I actually picked this up on amazon a year ago..but did not manage to read it somehow.. I guess its when i picked up 10 novels at one go =p.. Just started reading yesterday and mann.. I’m already beginning to read Mother of the Moonrat! Just can’t stop reading it! All i can hope is that there is more to come! Thank you for the books !

  7. Brian Son of Andy on April 3, 2014 at 8:29 AM said:

    Hi Trevor; My brother and I love your work. We are very happy the way you have continued the series by introducing Tarah Woodblade, the book and characters were awesome (at first we were a little disappointed we weren’t getting any Justan). I notice you ask people who their favorite characters are, and this got me thinking who mine were. I would have to say my favorite characters switch from novel to novel as the story and world-building progresses. I will try and keep this answer short.

    There hasn’t been one character you have introduced to the series that I haven’t liked, that being said my current top 3 are; Lenny (love his personality), Fist/Death Claw have always remained in second place. Their character development throughout the series has been amazing. As an added bonus we get to see them branch out from Justan and to get different perspectives on what is happening (hope the dynamic between Darlan and Fist continues for a little bit more). Now, I would say my favorite character is Willum Oddblade, the banter back and forth between him and the imp is priceless while expanding on the magical creatures/elements of Dremaldria.

    Eagerly awaiting your next book!

  8. Brian, I’m glad you’re enjoying the storylines with those characters. Fist and Deathclaw have a lot to do in this series and Willum is one of my favorites to write. Minor spoiler: He joins Tarah’s quest in the next book.

  9. justin on May 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM said:

    Great series, just stated it last week and just finished it yesterday. Can’t wait for protectors of the groove to come out.

    • Thanks, Justin. I’m glad you liked the rest of the series and I’m excited to share the rest of the story with you. By the way, who is your favorite character?

  10. James Miller on May 9, 2014 at 8:03 AM said:

    I’ve been reading your books since my buddy told me about them. I have enjoyed every single one of them. I love how the story progresses. I enjoyed the latest installment. I have not quit figured out Tarah wood blade yet, and can’t wait to see how it unfolds on her. Acron is another one I am curious on too. I would love to see him succeed just to see what chaos it would bring either that and it could be a good beginning to a new series. I have ideas but I’m so scatter brained I have a hard time making it coherant. I love to read and I get so many ideas of my own but I’m not good at expressing them. That and my grammar is deplorable when it comes to punctuation. Maybe someday I’ll pick up a keyboard and I’ll let you read some. Lol anyways thanks for your series its been inspirational and at times a life saver.

    • James,
      Thanks so much for reading. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the series and I think you’ll like where I’m going with it. As far as your writing goes, keep at it. The best way to improve writing skills is practice. I wasn’t that good at grammar when I was in school but I loved to read. Most of what I learned about writing came from reading books and having friends and family correct my work.

  11. justin on May 31, 2014 at 11:49 PM said:

    Any update on the release date for the next book? Eagerly waiting.

  12. Recently re-discovered this series in my kindle collection, after reading to completion was very happy to discover you had released Tarah Woodblade. The only problem being that I have now finished this book in a few hours.. and there is not yet a book 2! I’m hoping for a quick release before I forget about it and am forced to wait until I rediscover you again! Thanks for the adventure!

    • Thanks so much, Rich! Please leave a review on Amazon. Book Two of the Jharro Grove Saga coming later next month. So glad you liked the series. Who is your favorite character?

      • rich on June 27, 2014 at 2:24 AM said:

        Probably Jhonate (currently) as I’m looking forward to learning more about her history, but also would love to hear more about the gnomish was of life-which this series seems to be exploring in more detail. Thanks for the quick reply.

  13. rich on June 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM said:

    One more thing… Where’s the recipe for pepperbean stew!!

  14. Nick on July 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM said:

    just finished Woodblade and while I warmed up to Tarah throughout the book I was pumped for the glimpse of Justan at the end, and then ecstatic to find out that Protector of the Grove is coming out this month!

    • It’s exciting for me too, and I’m glad you warmed up to Tarah. It’s difficult introducing a new character like that when everyone already has their favorites. But her story is critical to this series and to be hones, I needed a bit of a break. It has been really fun getting back to Justan and Co in the new book.