Soul Information

Soul History

Generally, a soul will try out one or two planets, and decide to stay on whatever planet they like the best. They simply move to a new host, a member of the same species, on the planet they choose.

The first Souls lived on The Origin. There, they bonded with their first host species, which are unnamed in The Host. Wanderer explains that the Souls have been parasitic in nature "as far back as we were intelligent enough to know ourselves." (p252) They were discovered by the Vulture species, and realized that they could bond with the Vultures just as they could with their original hosts on The Origin. Once the Vultures had been assimilated, the Souls moved to the Dragon Planet and the Summer World to colonize.