Ghost Talkers

Ghost Talkers

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force... 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"
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765378255
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 06, 2019

I really enjoyed that this tale was set during WWI. It's an era that I'm interested in, but which isn't often represented in fiction, especially with a fantastical element.

Aug 28, 2019

A unique spin on World War I. Despite the title, I wasn't expecting this to be what it was. It's part historical fiction, sci fi, spy thriller and mystery. I quite enjoyed it.

Mar 11, 2019

I normally hate war-period stories.

This book was amazing. Mary Robinette Kowal is an amazing author and she caught me within the first page, and this book was full on character, story, movement and ghosts ghosts ghosts! It was great, and I really recommend this for anyone who loves paranormal, war stories, ghosts (clearly), strong female leads, mystery and romance!

Sep 26, 2017

Hmmm... for a historical fiction/fantasy, this WAS quite unique and interesting! It never would have occurred to me that occultism and war could fit into one book, but Mary Kowal Robbinette hit it right on! A tad sad, romantic, bittersweet, but quite technical too.

A shameful sidenote: I can't say I actually read the entire thing, I think I read the first half, then skimmed the rest to find out how the plot played out. Unfortunately that's just what I did... I'm not proud of it. Nevertheless, through that skimming, I felt a deflated dissatisfaction by the last page. I was hoping for a happy ending, ok? Can a reader ask that? Ok, ok, I don't want a cliche one, and let's not make it a "waking from a dream"... anyway. Nothing's perfect.

Nov 20, 2016

I really enjoyed this. It was a different take on the period books that are so popular right now. Her sense of setting and atmosphere are terrific, and the mixture of real history and imagined events is refreshing. It is nice to read a "fantasy" novel (this is really historical fiction to me) that is not populated by sexy vampires and buff werewolves... :)

Oct 24, 2016

Although I found it a bit plodding at first, I eventually came to appreciate the characters and setting.

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Mar 11, 2019

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