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Macmillan Publishers

Ghost Talkers
By (author): Mary Robinette Kowal
9780765378255 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Historical Aug 16, 2016 Print Run: 15000
$34.99 CAD
Out of print 5.86 x 8.53 x 1.1 in 304 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

“Powerful, laden with emotion, and smartly written.” —Brandon Sanderson, author ofMistborn andThe Way of Kings

A brilliant historical fantasy novel from acclaimed author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I.

Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.

Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence.

Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiancé to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germansare targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing…

Other Books
Forest of Memory
Glamour in Glass
Of Noble Family
Shades of Milk and Honey
Valour and Vanity
Without a Summer

Mary Robinette Kowal is the 2008 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a multiple Hugo winner, and a frequent finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and nine manual typewriters.

"Plans: - National advertising targeting fantasy readers across multiple formats - Appearances at BEA, & book festivals - Select events - Extensive online publicity campaign; includes handcrafted paper motion trailer - Review attention - Extensive promotion across Tor/Forge's multiple online platforms - Appearances at trade shows "

Lovely . . . [Kowal] can spin 'hard' SF with the best of them [and] also has a perfect touch with fantasy. In her Glamourist Histories series, she captures the tone of an Austen or a Heyer, while setting the stories in a world where ladies of Quality must manipulate Glamour to create intricate illusions. - USA Today "An emotionally involving story that culminates in a genuinely thrilling climax. With each entry, Kowal's worldbuilding has only gotten more confident and the series better and better." - RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick!; and RT Book Award for Best Fantasy Novel, on Without A Summer

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