The Ghosting of Gods by Cricket Baker
Posted by Kierra at 12:57 PM Saturday, August 31, 2013
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. But is Elspeth 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.
I admit that I was quite confused when I first began reading. Jesse is a young exorcist with a
heavy conscious; Jesse believes that he is responsible for his sister’s death. Although she is dead, Jesse is not sure that his sister is safe. With the help of his friends, Jesse takes an epic journey into a haunting world full of mystery.
Cricket Baker’s novel had me guessing and questioning from beginning to end. Baker’s writing
style is unlike that of many writers of today. Less obvious and more subtle, but with great detail.
The plot is full of questions and twists and turns that the reader will not anticipate. Larger, more important questions are imbedded in the book, too. Quickly, the reader will realize that they will learn as much as Jesse on his quest. Baker wrote some great quotes that will stay with the reader long after they have read The Ghosting of Gods.
"Reviewed by Kristin"
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