Book Review: The Ghosting of Gods by: Cricket Baker

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Publish Date: May 31, 2013

Origins:  From Author for Review

Format:  Trade Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Jesse is an apprentice exorcist who defies his priests when he learns his sister is in danger even though she’s dead. When he’s exiled to a haunted world, Jesse must unravel the mystery of ghosts if he is to save her. He plunges into a deadly game of hide-and-seek. The players include denizens draped in monkish robes, ghosts with matted eyes, the dead who tunnel underground in terror, and...Elspeth.

A coven scientist, Elspeth is both respected and feared for her abnormal spiritual powers. Jesse needs--craves--the knowledge of ghosts which she possesses. Elspeth tempts him in other ways...but is she a spiritual prodigy, or dangerously insane? The coven scientist begs him to trust her. He doesn’t. But he wants to.

Caught in a world on the brink of spiritual evolution, Jesse struggles to understand Elspeth even as frightening contacts from his sister force him to face the secret, shattering meaning of a verse he knows well: Blessed are the poor in ghost.

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Review: I was a little confused throughout the beginning of ‘The Ghosting of Gods’, as I wasn't sure where the story was going. As I got further in, I realized ‘The Ghosting of Gods’ is a parable. This is not my usual fare, but it was definitely an interesting tale. Ms. Baker’s writing is decidedly haunting and complex. The worlds she created are as dark and deep as Alice’s rabbit hole, with a cast of interesting characters. Keep an open mind and heart as you read ‘The Ghosting of Gods’, an interesting blend of the spiritual and supernatural.


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