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Ebook Details
  • 01/2023
  • 978-1667881256 B0BRT85YMG
  • 580 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2023
  • 978-1667881256 B0BRT85YMG
  • 580 pages
  • $27.99
Alexandru Czimbor
The Soul Machines
Three young men's quiet lives are thrown into chaos when one of them discovers a long-lost artifact. A symbol of humanity's evil nature, the artifact has a devastating effect on people's minds. Murders, insanity, and suicide wreak havoc in the region, ultimately altering the mind of a boy who is bound to change the course of history. Set during the fading years of the 19th century in Transylvania, "The Soul Machines" follows three young men who forge a bond of unlikely brotherhood while fighting the rise of extreme politics in Europe.
Book Review Directory

"The Soul Machines is a remarkable epic mystery that will capture the imagination of the mystery lover. Author Alexandru Czimbor has written a book that will leave readers hungry for more." - Book Review Directory


"The writer wrote every dialogue, sentence, and chapter with much love. And it showed in the book. There was no rushed scene, no plot holes." - BookNerdection

Feathered Quill

"Prepare to be taken into another world in The Soul Machines, a unique narrative where the line between good and evil becomes blurred. With thought-provoking ideas, this tale will keep you in suspense until the very end." - Risah Salazar, Feathered Quill

Independent Book Review

"This is a mysterious, romantic, socio-critical, and incisively written novel with a meticulously crafted world that envelops you from start to finish." - Independent Book Review

Indies Today

"Fantasy, spirituality, mystery, romance, and historical fiction merge to create an inherently unique coming-of-age story that appeals to readers of nearly every genre of fiction." - JENNIFER JACKSON, Indies Today  

Literary Titan

"The Soul Machines is an emotional rollercoaster, filled with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you glued to the pages for hours." - Literary Titan

Outstanding Creator

"The Soul Machines by Alexandru Czimbor excels in one key way: portraying a drastically, dramatically changing world. The world-building in this book is excellent. You can literally feel the transition between the old world and the new—a shift of monumental proportions perhaps unparalleled in human history." - Outstanding Creator

Readers' Favorite

"Alexandru Czimbor creates a perfect story with incredible character, a strong plot, and fantastic execution." - Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite 

"I would not hesitate to recommend The Soul Machines to fans of historical fiction seeking an outstanding and original read." - K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite 

"Alexandru Czimbor breathes life into a Romanian landscape that is almost cinematic in The Soul Machines." - Jamie Michele, Readers' Favorite  

"The Soul Machines by Alexandru Czimbor flips the usual myth and lore of Transylvania during what the British herald as the Victorian era and puts focus on an evil that does not come from a paranormal villain." - Asher Syed, Readers' Favorite  

"This is a story that evokes a range of emotions, from pure joy to devastating tragedy. The suspense builds, and the shocking conclusion did not disappoint." - Stephanie Chapman, Readers' Favorite  

Reedsy Discovery

"Must read - The author's persuasive tone and language are prominent features that inspire readers to support the characters. The author employs vivid descriptions and relatable characters to construct a fictional universe that engrosses readers in its entirety." - Catherine Hayes, Reedsy Discovery

The Chrysalis BREW Project

"Overall, Alexandru Czimbor’s The Soul Machines is a captivating novel that enthralled me for the entire 584 pages."The Chrysalis BREW Project

American Writing Awards 2023

"The Soul Machines" was named FINALIST in the "Best New (Debut) Fiction", "Fiction-Multicultural" and "Fiction-General" categories at the American Writing Awards 2023.

BREW Fiction Book Excellence Award

"The Soul Machines" was honored with the BREW Fiction Book Excellence Award for the "Historical European Fiction of the Year".

International Firebird Book Awards

"The Soul Machines" won in the Fiction and Historical Mystery categories of the International Firebird Book Awards.

Literary Titan Gold Award

"The Soul Machines" was honored with a Literary Titan Gold Award.

Maincrest Media Book Awards

"The Soul Machines" won a Maincrest Media Book Award in the "Historical Fiction" category.

Outstanding Creator

"The Soul Machines" has won, among others, the Best World-Building Award at the Outstanding Creator Awards.

Pacific Book Awards 2023

"The Soul Machines" was named Finalist (Runner-up) in the 10th Annual Pacific Book Awards 2023, in the "Historical Fiction" category.

Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards 2023

"The Soul Machines" has won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Fiction category.

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023

"The Soul Machines" was named FINALIST in the "Adult Book" category at the 2023 Readers' Choice Book Awards.

The 2023 Global Book Awards

"The Soul Machines" was awarded a Bronze medal in the Family Saga Fiction category at The 2023 Global Book Awards.

The Kindle Book Review Awards 2023

"The Soul Machines" was named Semifinalist in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category at The Kindle Book Review Awards 2023.

Ebook Details
  • 01/2023
  • 978-1667881256 B0BRT85YMG
  • 580 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2023
  • 978-1667881256 B0BRT85YMG
  • 580 pages
  • $27.99