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- ASIN : B07FY1KDRB
- Publisher : NineStar Press (July 30, 2018)
- Publication date : July 30, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3335 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 210 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,820,488 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this book, the world building and setting are more descriptive and show more details on the world they live in. The setting and world building have similarities to both Game of Thrones and the Shannara Chronicles. The following is a list of what is similar.
Game of Thrones:
1. Religions: One group believes in eight gods (Similar to GOT's Seven) and the other group believes in one god (similar to the "one true god")
2. Regions: Northers, Souther(ners), Westers, and Easters.
1. Ruins of ancient cities and civilizations that died out long ago.
2. Magic and non magic users with healers using sometimes ancient (contemporary) devices.
3. Ancient to them but contemporary to us devices such as a subway train system.
Overall this book is very enjoyable and I liked it well enough to purchase the book one and will look forward to the next book in the series.
Ghost is a witch that acts as a doctor to the local village and Gerry is a hunter. Even with having read the first one, the details are sketchy. They live in a type of post apocalyptic world that has evolved into a hunter/gatherer society where they sometimes use old technology that has been salvaged. There is an interesting belief system and loose type of leadership we are not told a lot about. Although short stories/novellas, this is frustrating because it sounds fascinating and the details are not given to us--only enough to tell us the story. I will say this book has more details than the first, like layers of an onion being peeled back, so I hope that continues if there are more in the series. In fact, maybe that is an intriguing writing style to suck you in. I want to know about the godsmen and the other regions. Still, it is enough to picture what their world looks like: what daily life is life, how and what people eat, what they do for work and how they get trade. In a world that seems at times violent and dangerous, Ghost and Gerry are quite sweet and honorable. The love scenes tend to the graphic while still being loving and intimate.
Ghost has a vision from the Seeker, which seems to be a deity, and then there is an outbreak of sickness in the village. He asks other witchesisters for help and tries to find his mentor, Witch who is traveling. Things are not what they seem and Ghost has to seek answers to help stop the sickness. I like the blurring of epic fantasy with science fiction. I have the same complaint of both books: after the buildup of a situation, or the outlines of a villain, things are resolved instantly. While this is not a cliffhanger, it feels like there is some unfinished business so now I await the next one.
I love finding new authors that have created worlds and characters that keep the pages turning. Ghost's Dilemma was definitely one of those books. I did blunder a little though, because when I picked up this one, I didn't realize that it was the 2nd book in Morwen Navarre's Witch's Apprentice series. I somehow missed Ghost's Sight, but that's okay. It really just added another book to my TBR pile ;)
I've admitted before that sometimes it takes a while for me to wrap my head around Dystopian worlds. For some reason, I didn't really have that problem with Ghost's Dilemma. I also didn't feel lost, even though I'd inadvertently skipped the first book in the series. I do want to go back and read Ghost's Sight though and see where Gerry and Ghost's story began.
There was so much to love about Ghost's Dilemma. I loved the relationship between Gerry and Ghost. I loved both Ghost and Gerry's sense of right, wrong and equality between each other and members of their community. Not everyone around them had that same moral compass. No relationship is perfect though and even though Ghost and Gerry's was stronger than most, they still had a few things to work out. Ghost also has some tough decisions to make and he doesn't have time to waste because it really was a matter of life and death.
The world that Morwen Navarre has created for Witch's Apprentice was interesting. I loved the mix of their present and our present. Confusing, I know, but within the story, it really worked well. There were some interesting twists and turns mixed with some mystery and sweet romance. I can't wait to go back to Ghost's Sight. I also wouldn't mind seeing Ghost and Gerry's story continue.
I received Ghost's Dilemma in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Top reviews from other countries
As you read, you can't help but feel there are other stories around every corner, just waiting to be told. Ghost himself comes upon one or two of them on his travels. And, like the world he inhabits, Ghost has grown and matured as a character. Set a short time after the first, we get to see him fulfilling his new role in the community where he lives with his Alpha, Gerry.
I won't write any spoilers in this review, but I will say that this series of stories is for you whether you like romance, sci-fi, adventure or fantasy. It's imaginative, mysterious, and most of all unique. You don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this, but you may well find yourself seeking it out afterwards.
As a reader, I can't draw a convenient line to say where the future ends, and where the dark ages begin anew. It is a full and richly textured canon that leaves you wanting to know more, and I really hope there will be many more books in this series.
Brilliant storytelling, and the well written love scenes between Ghost and Gerry are the icing on top.