- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Ace (Oct. 26 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441019617
- ISBN-13: 978-0441019618
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.9 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 136 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Geist Mass Market Paperback – Oct 26 2010
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Praise for the Book of the Order Novels
“[A] richly detailed world and wonderfully realized characters.”—New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh
“Absolutely not to be missed.”—National bestselling author Barb Hendee
“A fantastic fantasy.”—Genre Go Round Reviews
“[A] unique, character-driven fantasy that delivers on all levels.”—Smexy Books
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After a terrible and shocking geist attack leaves her husband badly injured, Sorcha is given a new temporary partner, Merrick Chambers, to work with on the mystery of the unusual geist attacks. Chambers is a young, newly ordained Sensitive who is Bonded to Sorcha despite his reservations. I really liked Merrick; he offered a fresh and interesting perspective, being so new to the world of the Deacons as we are. He does go through some ups and downs in the story, but by the end, I really liked him.
On Sorcha and Merrick's mission to the town of Ulrich, they are met by a captain named Raed and his crew who are not what they seem. They find their fates attached when they make it to Ulrich and find trouble waiting for them. On this journey we see Sorcha and Raed grow somewhat closer together (and definitely attracted to each other) into what becomes an unusual romance. Yes, she is married, but her relationship with her husband has been almost nonexistent for two years. I wasn't too bothered by this, but perhaps others would be. I appreciated the unconventional romance; however, it wasn't the thing I liked most about this story.
My least favorite part was Sorcha herself. She smokes cigars, is a pretty cold person on the outside, and is the best at what she does. I didn't connect with her for those reasons, although it didn't deter me much from enjoying the story.
Overall, I really liked Geist. The unique and exciting world building made this a great read for those who like undead and/or paranormal creatures in a different setting. There's a lot of action (which I definitely love) and good story. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys those things. The romance, on the other hand, could be improved upon. The sequel, Spectyr, comes out next year and I will definitely be reading it.
A review copy of this book was provided by Ace Books.
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I do have one minor nit pick that kept me from giving this five stars and that is that there were a couple of spots when the author used the same adjective several times in a one to two page span (eldritch I'm talking to you!) and that the use of pronouns was a little odd in places, and I only mention this because when it happened it took me out of the story; but otherwise everything was so great that I was willing to overlook that in the hopes that this will improve with the next books in the series.
I highly recommend this book if you're looking for something original and intriguing with great world building and fantastic characters.