Ghostlight

Ghostlight

Book - 2008
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Thorne Blackburn claimed to have magickal powers, to be able to tap into ancient wisdom. Others claimed he was a fake, cheating his many followers out of their money and destroying their free well.

The truth may never be known . . . one dark, climactic night thirty years ago, Blackburn's most powerful ritual went horribly awry, leaving his flock shattered and one woman dead. Blackburn himself vanished.

Now the scattered remains of Blackburn's followers have rallied around a new leader, the charismatic Justin Pilgrim. Hearing this, Thorne Blackburn's daughter, Truth, returns to the site of her mother's death and father's disappearance.

Truth has many unanswered questions. Where are her long-lost half-siblings? Was her mother's death an accident or murder? Is Pilgrim a charlatan, or are his claimed powers real? If he completes Thorne's ritual, will someone else die?

The answers will lead Truth to a deeply powerful truth of her own, one that will change her life forever.
Ghostlight , this wonderful contemporary fantasy by New York Times bestseller Marion Zimmer Bradley was named "Best Fantasy Novel of the Year" by VOYA when it was first published in 1995.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2008, c2002
Edition: 2nd trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780765321886
0765321882
Branch Call Number: FIC BRADL
Alternative Title: Ghost light

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Bearwomyn
Dec 05, 2013

I love the Mists of Avalon. I love Marion Zimmer Bradley. And I even love her writing style. I did not however love this particular book. I believe that she wrote a rather perfect story, but there was a different kind of darkness here that I found too uncomfortable and disturbing. I experienced it through the entire book and was relieved when it was over. I still give it high stars in it's rating, she is truly a brilliant storyteller. There was a quality of "too plausible darkness" that this reader does not welcome in her life nor consider entertaining. I was surprised at my own reaction to this book.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 29, 2009

Truth Blackburn tries to prevent an occult ceremony, the same ceremony that killed her parents 20 years before.

Witchlight Series #1

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