Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday Memes: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

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16 July 1916
"The Germans were flanking us at Delville Wood when I died."

Ginger Stuyvesant had a dim awareness of her body repeating the soldier's words to the team's stenographer. She tried to hold that awareness at bay, along with the dozens of other spirit circles working for the British Army.
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Helen asked, "Do you need to take a break?"

"No." Ginger forced a laugh, even though everyone in the circle would be able to feel how shaken she was. Sometimes, external appearances could help shape her internal response. "We've only just begun. But I am happy that it is your turn to lead."
This week I am spotlighting Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal. This historical fantasy has been on my TBR mountain for is while and is the only book by the author that I have not read. Here is the description from Amazon:
Ghost Talkers is a brilliant historical fantasy novel from acclaimed author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I.

Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.
Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence.

Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiancé to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing…


  1. This is not a book I would normally pick up but the excerpts intrigue me.

  2. This sounds like an awesome read. The Spirit Corps is really intriguing. Enjoy! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. I'm intrigued!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. This sounds like a really interesting premise. Hope you're enjoying it.

  5. Not my usual read, but it does look tempting. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. I love historical fantasy, so keeping an eye on this one. Happy holidays!

  7. I've been eyeing this one for awhile - I need to get my hands on it. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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