Title: The Soul Alliance: The Thorn of Gooze
Author: Charles Streams
Publisher: Central Orb Publishing (self)
Release Date: March 11, 2009
Size: 566 pages, 6×9, softcover
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Respites of Power (v1)
Roger Torrents, Israel Mckinley, and the Soul Alliance are on the search for the Ancient Treasures of Chanulville that have been scattered in different ruins throughout Mexico and protected by unknown dangers. In addition to the perils they will face abroad, secret plans are afoot on the home front in Utah and Chanulville. Blaine Warnock, Claudette Alberteau, and the other ex-Chosen Ones show up in Valley View to disrupt the everyday lives of the Chosen Ones, while Lord Rayo enlists the services of Gooze, a mysterious Soul Freezer that lives in the mountains of Chanulville. Will the Soul Alliance be able to recover the Ancient Treasures to move one step closer to healing the Central Orb? And when the prick of the Thorn of Gooze is felt throughout Chanulville, will they all survive until the next spring equinox?