Malm is a world that has moved on. Procreation is regulated by the Office of Souls because they are in a time when new souls are in short supply. Malcolm and Eve entered their names in the procreation lottery almost as an after thought only to find out they had won and were blessed with a baby. But 6 months later their daughter their daughter had just been selected for the Soul Implantation ceremony and they had not known how difficult and draining it would be to care for a soulless baby that had nothing in it but the very basic of needs, mainly eating, and it’s very disturbing looks. Their time had finally come but thanks to Chim and Marius, this Soul Implantation ceremony would be very different.
I liked this book for the most part. It has a very interesting premise. This first book in the series has lots of history and back story, so much so that I found myself zoning out a few times. Back story is good but there can also be too much of a good thing. I do look forward to reading the next book though and finding out what happens next.