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Here is a new story of a woman's fight against an ancient evil in a world of swords, sorcery, intrigue, and danger.   

When her life is torn apart by sorcery and murder, young Caina Amalas joins the Ghosts, the legendary spies and assassins of the emperor of Nighmar. She learns the secrets of disguise and stealth, of assassination and infiltration.   

But even that might not be enough to save her. For the evil that destroyed her family seeks to devour the entire world....

©2011 Jonathan Moeller (P)2018 Jonathan Moeller

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 01-07-19

A gritty and thrilling fantasy!

Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller is a gritty and thrilling fantasy that pits an ancient evil against a young aristocratic woman who loses her family as a child. After being tortured at the hands of a powerful sorcerer, Caina Amalas joins the legendary spies and assassins group known as the Ghosts. Over the course of the next several years, Caina learns the art of disguise, secrets of stealth, and how to be assassination, all of which helps her defeat her arch-nemesis. What I enjoyed most about this story - it didn’t sugarcoat the cruelty of war. It also didn’t throw in salacious details just for sex’s sake. Everything in the story demonstrated the slow maturation of the main character and her development into a force to be reckoned with. Hollis McCarthy did an outstanding job narrating this story. Her narration flows naturally at an even pace and she uses differing voices for all characters. Her deep undertones draw you into the story so that you don’t want to stop listening at the end of the day. Simply put, I’m really looking forward to listening to the next book in the Ghosts series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-03-19

Loved it

I really liked this audiobook. I read the book years ago, but the narration makes it even better.

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  • Andrew Skillen
  • 07-01-19

Great Start To The Series!

As a long time fan of Jonathan Moellor's Frostborn series I was looking forward to more of his work. This his longest series is a great addition to anyone's library and a fantastic start to a series that has kept me hooked for some time now. There's a lot going on here with establishing a world, a backstory, training and the inevitable showdown with a seriously CREEPY villain yet the book never feels rushed. Equal praise to Hollis McCarthy for a selection of distinctive male and female voices even adding accents when the characters change language. Hoping to hear the whole series in this format!

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 06-01-20

This series is going to be great!

First things first, the author did such a wonderful job writing this! The pacing is excellent, the writing is smooth and expressive, and the story has amazing details without being too much. The narration was killer here too! Hollis did an amazing job with the voices of the characters, and gave such personality and perspective to the different people. I loved the main character, Caina Amalas, and how strong, yet relatable she was. I loved reading about a young woman who had such a sharp intelligence, and could stand up against any man. I am definitely looking forward to listening to the rest of the series!

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  • MelHay
  • 24-11-19

A young girl finding her way in the hidden world

*I was given this free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This is a first for me with hearing Hollis McCarthy narrating. I know Caina is young in the books, but I'm Hollis's voice for her sounds off and too small for me. The audio is clean and clear to listen to. I struggled with the first two flashbacks, to when Caina is 11 years old then when she was 7 years old. At eleven Caina doesn't understand why her mom hates her so. But in the flashback to when she was seven, her mother then her father tell her why. As a reader, I wonder if these sections have the wrong ages in them. I'm divided on the beginning of the book. I understand the need for it, to create the character background of Caina and those that impacted her in her early years. But, part of me wants to say the background isn't as needed as it's detailed out instead of implying by just actions with her family. The nice thing is it's quick, and into the story we go. This story is the beginning of Caina and her mission in life. This book sets up Caina with her training and how Maglarion grows in what he wants. Caina is a studious girl, loving her books and to learn. This book is Caina learning many things. Caina needs to grow and learn to do what she wants, which will come in time. We see much of the way the world is on different sides as The Ghosts have friends and allies in all classes of the world. The Ghosts are the hidden police that are also assassins that work in the shadows of the world. There was something about this book that felt simple, nothing hidden behind the words spoken. Yet I felt drawn to keep listening even if I didn't have to guess as to what will happen. It was more a relaxing read for me. In finishing the book, the story is complete but Caina has a life to live and figures out what she wants to do. Caina will and, from looking at Goodreads, has many missions to go on in her life. I'm curious to follow her along in the books. The book reads and feels like it's written for young adults, though there are things that are a little more than for younger readers. I would say for a teenager and older.

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  • Oldtailedfox
  • 29-10-19

Great read for Fantasy Lover's

This story was so much fun to read the atmosphere was phenomenal. It's hard to find a good story that has a dark premise. Only downside was the main villian not being very good. Very one dimensional and is evil to be evil. This would have been much stronger if the villian was a bit better. Saying that for what this story is it was great! overall I recommend highly.

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  • Deedra
  • 06-08-19

Child of the ghosts

I must say,I have been on a kind of 'I can't do one more magic book' lately but I totally enjoyed this!It was so well written and flowed wonderfully from beginning to end. Caina is a child of an evil and magical mother and a wonderful father.When her mother finally does the most heineous crime of all Canna is taken and held by a Necromancer.Once rescued she works to find and end his 400 year reign of terror. Hollis McCarthy was a wonderful narrator.Cainas voice as a child was perfect,not the squeaky insult to the ears one usually hears from a narrator.I look forward to book 2. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • vanita Thornton
  • 23-07-19

this book was given to me at my request for review

loved this book and couldn't stop listening to it. I loved the fact that this young girl was able to overcome everything that she was subjected too, and the fact that she destroyed the blood crystal and Magloire.

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  • lisamcintire
  • 22-07-19

Great start to a series

Jonathan Moeller has once again given us a great listen. Child of Ghosts is an great story about a young girl who loses her family due a vicious betrayal by her mother. In this story, Caina, survives betrayal, tragedy, loss, torture, and hardship but does not let her circumstances define who and what she is and can become. Recruited to become a Ghost, she pursues her training and vendetta to bring her families murderer to justice. Hollis McCarthy provides outstanding narration giving each character a unique voice and personality. Looking forward to the next installment! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Aurora McMillian
  • 14-07-19

How Not to Be a Victim 101

You become a ghost fighter instead! This is a story of courage, of internal strength and a lesson in how to not be a victim, even if your enemy is a 400 year old necromancer. I really enjoyed this book and it was gifted to me for my honest opinion thus I say again, I really enjoyed this book. It contained moments of laughter, at times I was afraid for the characters and losing one of my favorites was sad. These are good things because it ran me through the gauntlet of emotions that any good piece should. With that said, know that I am going to read the series because I am excited to see what nasty villain she uncovers next.