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Publication Order of Sanheim Chronicles Books

A Soul to Steal (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Band of Demons (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give the Devil His Due (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Soren Chase Books

The Forest of Forever (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretender (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman in the White Mask (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Soren Chase Short Stories/Novellas

Closed at Dark (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnival of Stone (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Blog (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jules Castle Books

Riders on the Storm (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Rob Blackwell is a bestselling mystery, science fiction, paranormal and fantasy author that is best known for the “Soren Chase” and “Sanheim Chronicles” series. His two series blend suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery while he combines western genres and urban fantasy in the novel “Riders on the Storm.” Blackwell made his fiction debut with “A Soul to Steal” the first novel of the popular Sanheim Chronicles. The novel was critically acclaimed by reviewers and was featured on the likes of USA Today. Many critics praised the novel for its fantastic ending and great plot. He was also involved in the writing of the novel “Dead and Gone” in 2019.

While he has made a name for himself in fiction, he is a renowned finance journalist given that he works a day job as the editor in chief of the magazine “American Banker.” He has been a journalist for more than two decades covering financial services. He started out as a reporter and covered anti-money laundering rules, banking regulators, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae among many other topics. In 2005, he was appointed the Bureau Chief for his company’s Washington office and guided the coverage on the 2008 financial crisis including the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, and the ‘too big to fail” articles. He was made SourceMedia’s Group Editorial Director in 2014 and in 2017 was promoted to Editor in Chief for American Banker. As a journalist, he has won several honors the most prestigious of which was the “Tim White Award” that recognizes work that showcases passion, integrity, and extraordinary courage. As editor in chief for American Banker, he has helped the publication win several prestigious awards such as the SABEW, Azbee, and the Neal awards. He has covered several huge stories such as American Samoa drive to have their own public bank, Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal, and deposit insurance reform. He has appeared on business talk shows such as C-SPAN, NPR, Fox Business, BBC and CNBC to talk about financial regulatory policies.

The Soren Chase novels are some of Rob Blackwell’s most popular. They feature Soren Chase, a paranormal investigator that was the only survivor in a brutal paranormal attack. He now faces terrible odds as he fights vicious monsters in an attempt to avenge his deceased friends. Blackwell has said that he was drawn to urban paranormal fantasy since he read urban fantasy novels such as “The Dresden Files” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” These set the standard for his work as they blend mystery, humor, and horror. In his works, Blackwell combines historical events with the contemporary world and mythological creatures from legend. One of his most significant influences was the “Headless Horseman” that he first met when he was a third-grader. The Disney adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has stayed with him to this day as he is still fascinated by the Headless Horseman. As such, it was no wonder that when he wrote his debut novel “A Soul to Steal,” Quinn the lead protagonist is a haunted character that had visons of the Headless Horseman since he was a child.

Rob Blackwell combines secret organizations, supernatural horror, and paranormal investigations in his Soren Chase series. The novels have a lot of thrill and send shivers down the spine of his readers as the author writes of full-on battles with bosses and intriguing detective work. The lead character Soren comes with a horrific past which is also influenced by his past relationships with paranormal creatures and humans he has interacted with. The novels are set in the world that Blackwell built in his debut novel “A Soul to Steal” which makes for great continuity for fans that read the Sanheim Chronicles series. His supernatural characters are aliens that may look like us and even live among us, though their thinking is more advanced and very different from that of humans. They have their own desires and motives and care little for the feelings or wellbeing of humans. A few people such as Soren Chase were brutally thrust into the pain of truth by tragic events but most people live their lives unaware. Soren Chase is a lovable character though he only has half of his memories to work with. He still does his best to help people in trouble deal with monsters in his world.

“The Forest of Forever” by Rob Blackwell introduces the lead character of the Soren Chase series. Soren had his life shattered nearly a decade ago when an encounter with a paranormal being had him branded a homicidal maniac and left three of his friends dead. Since that time, he had led a life of a paranormal sleuth working to beat a range of deadly mystical creatures. But he is now dealing with a case that may prove to be his most dangerous yet as he has been contracted to investigate the ghostly Reapoke woods. There is something spooky in the woods and some believe the spirit of a long lost preacher haunts the forest while others believe a shadowy organization and its bizarre experiments are responsible. He has been contracted to find a girl that had gone missing and Soren will do anything to get to the bottom of the mystery. But what he learns is far darker than anything he could have ever imagined. Moreover, his discoveries may force him to face up to his tragic past that he believed he had succeeded in burying.

In “Pretender,” Rob Blackwell tells the story of a girl who kills her entire family. According to the police, the girl just snapped but Soren Chase is not buying the story. He had committed himself to hunt down the creature that had killed his best friend and left him having to deal with a charge of murder. Soren can see the tell-tale signs of the pretender on the rampage. The cunning villain can steal the memories and identity of its targets and use them to construct a narrative it wants. He had recently learned that the supernatural creature he had spent years hunting down was closer than ever. But he now needs to act fast to piece the pieces of the puzzle together, if he is to keep his loved ones safe. To succeed, he needs to enter into an unlikely alliance, reconcile himself with the past and fight off an ancient foe that was getting ready to kill millions. It is an addictive story with amazing turns and twists that shows Blackwell’s mastery of the fantasy genre.

“The Woman in the White Mask” tells the story of Soren Chase who is dealing with a masked woman that is forcing him to relive the worst night of his life. Eight years ago he had been attacked by a paranormal creature that had robbed him of his memory and killed his friends. The arrival of the masked woman had come at the worst time as someone is setting demons loose in Soren Chase’s world. Soren Chase is the only man that has the ability to stop these demons but the supernatural assaults on him are increasing in frequency. With a greater incidence of the visions of the past, he is increasingly getting physically and emotionally exhausted. Combining suspense, action and urban fantasy the novel is a race of what might kill the best paranormal investigator the world had ever seen first.

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