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Review of Ghostspeaker by Charlotte E. English

Review of Ghostspeaker by Charlotte E. EnglishGhostspeaker by Charlotte E. English
Series: The Malykant Mysteries #4
on September 4th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 82


Konrad Savast is the Malykant: foremost and most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt’s Justice.

No mercy. No quarter.

A sparkling society ball is held at Bakar House - but its success is overshadowed by the subsequent suicide of one of its guests. There was something strange about Miss Dominka Popov, but when Konrad is sent to investigate, he learns the strangest truth of all: her death was neither suicide, nor murder... but both.

How could this be? When Konrad delves into the victim’s past, he uncovers a host of strange family secrets. Assailed by the combined perils of society gossip, an unregistered Ghostspeaker and a host of unquiet spirits, Konrad will need all of his wits - and the help of his closest friends - to discover the truth.

Yet another fun, entertaining installment of the Malykant Mysteries series. Such fun little books. None have been over a hundred pages and each one has been a great way to escape for a few hours. This one was no different.

I won’t go into too much detail because this far along in the series I’m at risk of giving spoilers. I’ll just say we learn a lot about both Nanda and Konrad in this book. Hearing Konrad’s story has made him even more appealing to me. I do enjoy him and the struggles he faces as the Malykant. Events in this book take it to a new level that I absolutely loved. Great character development!

It isn’t action heavy and seemed a lot more about asking questions with little threat to the main characters. It would have bothered me just a hair if not for all we learn about Konrad and Nanda. It kept me interested without needing action.

Again, the writing is smooth and I easily slipped away for a short time. I’m already looking forward to the next installment.

Overall, I highly recommend this series to those just looking for a quick escape for an hour or so. They are short and immensely entertaining.

About Charlotte E. English

I was born in Lincoln, an ancient city in (just about) the north of England. I lived for many years among the numerous historic buildings and Roman remains of Lindum Colonia, as it was once known. I’ve also lived out in the East Anglian countryside in farmhouses that crumbled a little more by the hour, and gave off the impression of being soundly haunted.

I’ve loved reading since I was a young child. In fact, it’s fair to say that I spent most of my teenage years living in books. When a person spends that much time dreaming in text, taking up writing is the only logical onward step. I like to write fantasy fiction the most, because it gives me all the scope I could wish for to exercise my powerful (and overindulged) imagination. I also love historical fiction – I can probably thank those years in Lincoln for that.

I live in North Holland these days, among the windmills and the cheese farms and the clear waterways. For the past couple of years I’ve dedicated most of my time to writing professionally, and I have a growing list of published titles as a result. Please check out my books page for more details.

On this blog I write about books quite a lot. I also write periodically about my other hobbies, which include baking and cooking, sewing, walking, text-based games and playing with my two crazy cats.

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