Geist was one of the books I bought from the World's Biggest Bookstore in Toronto. I've never heard of Philippa Ballantine's series before, but it sounded really good so I decided to give it a shot.
Geist is the story of three people: Sorcha Faris, the most powerful Active Deacon, her new young partner Merrick Chambers, and Raed Rossin, the Pretender to the throne. In their world, Otherworld creatures, called Geists, possess and attack humans; it's up to the Order to stop them. Deacons are put into pairs, with one Active, who actually fights the Geists, and one Sensitive, who sees the Geists. After a disastrous Geist attack, Sorcha's husband and partner is injured. The Arch Abbot of the Order assigns her a new partner and sends the two of them off on a mission to an isolated village called Ulrich.
Also heading to Ulrich is the Pretender. Raed is the heir of the old ruling family. His family has been ousted and a new Emperor was brought in from a distant land. Raed's ship needs repairs, and so he is on his way to the isolated village. But in Ulrich, all is not as it seems. The three find themselves drawn into the middle of a horrible conspiracy that spans the Empire.
Geist was a really good read. I loved all three characters, and really liked this world where the Otherworld presses so closely to the living. I'm looking forward to reading more about Sorcha, Merrick and Raed.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.