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Child of the Ghosts

Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
Series: The Ghosts Series, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
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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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  • Einar
  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 08-07-19

Engaging Story

Child of the Ghosts is a great story showing how bad circumstances do not need to define you. I love a strong female lead. The narrator does a wonderful job bringing the characters & story to life. I highly recommend this and look forward to more by this author

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  • Cindy
  • 03-07-19

Outstanding!

Intense and we'll developed, keeping you listening to the end wanting more.
Characters that capture you and draw you into their world.
I'll be waiting and looking for the next release of this outstanding new series.
This audio was given to me free, and I voluntarily gave this review.

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  • jeremy halbert
  • 02-07-19

Great Story

I have read quite a few of Jonathan Moeller’s books and it is nice to be able to listen to this book while driving to work and pretty much anytime I’ve had to listen. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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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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  • Angela
  • 31-05-19

magical joy to read

** Received audiobook copy for a honest review.

The author introduces Caina Amala's fantasy adventure. It is magically graceful and vengeful.

"McLarian" the necromancer permanently damages her life when he drains her blood to create a blood crystal. The necromancer has plans to commit murder of multitude of slaves/people for immortality. Caina is saved by the Ghosts and trained as an assassin. She has a personal vendetta to kill the necromancer and a purpose to save the world she lives in.

The narrator does a phenomenal job in bringing the story to life!

The book is fast paced. The author does a great job in balancing the description of the fantasy world, details, and action. As a reader, I was not overwhelmed with unnecessary details. It was worth the read!

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  • Johnny Reads
  • 27-05-19

Amazing beginning to the series

This story is full of greed, magic and action. The world is complex and well developed and the main character Caina is truly a badass. The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life and keeping me interested.