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The Dark Chorus Review

I found this to be a very intriguing read, the premise is not like anything I’ve read before.


Rating: 3.5/5

Oblivio salvationem Angelis opperitur


Oblivion awaits the Angel’s salvation


The Boy can see lost souls.


He has never questioned the fact that he can see them. He thinks of them as the Dark Chorus. When he sets out to restore the soul of his dead mother it becomes clear that his ability comes from within him. It is a force that he cannot ignore – the last shard of the shattered soul of an angel.


To be restored to the kingdom of light, the shard must be cleansed of the evil that infects it – but this requires the corrupt souls of the living!


With the help from Makka, a psychotically violent young man full of hate, and Vee, an abused young woman full of pain, the Boy begins to kill.


Psychiatrist Dr Eve Rhodes is seconded to assist the police investigation into the Boy’s apparently random ritualistic killings. As the investigation gathers pace, a pattern emerges. When Eve pulls at the thread from an article in an old psychology journal, what might otherwise have seemed to her a terrible psychotic delusion now feels all too real…


Will the Boy succeed in restoring the angel’s soul to the light? Can Eve stop him, or will she be lost to realm of the Dark Chorus?

I received a free copy of The Dark Chorus through Blackthorn Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for this opportunity!


I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this one. I found this to be a very intriguing read, the premise is not like anything I’ve read before. Now while it’s not something I’ve read before, I didn’t love the execution of it.


I found this to be a very intriguing read, the premise is not like anything I’ve read before.

We follow a boy who can see lost souls. And he’s trying to restore his mother’s soul, however, in that process, he discovers within his own soul that he has a shattered piece of an Angel’s soul. He’s shown the way to restore the shard, by being cleaned by evil with the use of corrupted souls. With the help of some companions he meets along the way, the boy starts to kill those with a corrupted soul. A psychiatrist on the police force assisted to help with this case tries to understand these apparent ritualistic killings and discovers a pattern and a connection to the past. Will the boy succeed in cleansing the shard or will he get caught?


I honestly loved seeing the parts of this story around the lost souls. Especially the beginning as we get to learn how the boy sees the world. I found this take on lost souls unique and entertaining to read. I enjoyed all the descriptions around, I could easily imagine the souls myself.


However, I struggled with the storyline. It felt too easy and a bit predictable for me. Everything just seemed too convenient. It didn’t really seem like our characters had a plan when it came to the murders. It appeared to me that they sort of just fell into the boy’s lap and said “steal my soul.” It didn’t help that within the chapters of the boy’s point of view, he was a very quirky character. He would focus on certain things within a scene that would make it feel like I was missing details. And it was apparent that the boy always knew more than he let on, and he only ever shared these details when he felt it was absolutely necessary. This made it harder for me to enjoy the story. Plus, as I mentioned, it was a little predictable. More so in the end, I saw the ending from the very beginning so when it finally arrived, I wasn’t shocked.


I struggled with the storyline. It felt too easy and a bit predictable for me. Everything just seemed too convenient.

Overall, I didn’t love this. I loved this idea of the lost souls and the ritualistic murders were entertaining to read. All of this fascinated me. But the storyline didn’t wow me. Though, I think if you enjoy thrillers with serial killers with a twist of paranormal then you might enjoy this one too!