Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal – Book Review

Ghost Talkers

This is a novel about World War I, with quite a twist.  The British are using mediums in order to help win the war.  I loved this different take on the first World War, and it gave the story new places to go.

The main character, Ginger Stuyvesant, an American living in London, is a medium with quite a lot of power.  She is part of a secret group whose war efforts are to speak with the ghosts of the men who have died in the war in order to obtain as much information as they can.  This information is then passed along to British Intelligence and used in order to win the war.  There is mystery and a different kind of romance that keeps you turning the pages.  I loved the character development and the plot twists.  Your heart goes out to Ginger, the other mediums and the men fighting in this war.  When Ginger has to go to the front in order to uncover a spy, the reader really feels as though they are there.  I loved the attention to detail in this book.

This was a well-developed novel, with just the right amount of mystery, danger and love.  I highly recommend this novel.  Well done, Kowal!

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Mary Robinette Kowal

 

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