It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco, and the only ones keeping malevolent spiritual forces at bay are the ghost hunters . . .
Li-lin, daughter of a renowned Maoshan Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.
When a malignant sorcerer cripples her father, a terrible plot is set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. All she has are her martial arts skills, a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans—and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball. Navigating the dangerous back alleys and shadows of Chinatown, Li-lin must battle evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the hated sorcerer summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.
With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant trying to find her place under the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and progress, one woman may be the key to saving it all.
“A compelling page-turner . . . a bright new voice in fantasy.” —The AV Club
- ISBN: 9781940456454 |
- Hardcover: 304 pages |
- Publisher: Talos Press |
- Publication date: Nov 3, 2015 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook