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Ghost Talkers von Mary Robinette Kowal
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Ghost Talkers (2016. Auflage)

von Mary Robinette Kowal (Autor)

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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.While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance 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 Germans are 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...… (mehr)
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Titel:Ghost Talkers
Autoren:Mary Robinette Kowal (Autor)
Info:Tor Books (2016), Edition: First Ed, 304 pages
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Bewertung:***1/2
Tags:read, no longer owned, fantasy, fiction

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Something here didn't quite click for me- I still love the premise, and I greatly appreciated the attention to detail in terms of the horrors of WWI (and kudos for including Tolkien!) What I didn't love is that the love story and the murder mystery didn't quite mesh together. I was more concerned about poltergeists when I should have been focusing on rogue Germans, and vice versa. Perhaps I wasn't in the necessarily frame of mind when I read this, but for me, this wasn't as stupendous as I was expecting. Still worth reading if you have any interest in WWI, ghosts, and/or spiritualism though! ( )
  bookwyrmqueen | Oct 25, 2021 |
Great world building, great mystery and conclusion. I want so much more from this world. ( )
  Powerfuldragon | Oct 21, 2021 |
Ghost Talkers
by Mary Robinette Kowal

This book is one of the best books I've read this year! I loved everything about it! This is an alternate world where there is a war with Germans, English, and more. Women and blacks are not looked upon as big assets. But, they are making great progress in a new English spy system, Spirit Corps.

The soldiers are somehow trained to come to the Corp to check in if they die. When the dead spirit checks in, psychic women are there to take their report of where they died, what they saw, and any information that might be helpful to the troops. Then they can leave a message to family or friends they are leaving behind. Something they couldn't do if their spirit left from the battlefield.

The main characters include a psychic woman and an American man working for the British. They are engaged to be married. The way the writer brings all the characters to life is amazing but it's as if you can feel the love between these two people.

One of the spirits brings a message that the Germans are onto the Spirit Corps and plan to take them out. The suspense and suspicion that there may be a leak from someone from the camp. This is a big possibility and terrifying.

This book had my emotions everywhere! Terrified, happy, sad, devastated, full of love, and contentment.
Please, do yourself a favor, if you like fantasy with a touch of suspense and romance, read this book! ( )
  MontzaleeW | Sep 21, 2021 |
This is the first novel I read set during World War I (I think) and, being a period I don't know very much about, there aren't many things I can criticise. So, this book being about mediums and ghosts during the first world war caught my attention and I must say it is very well written.
We follow Ginger Stuyvesant, a medium that works for the Spirit Corps, an organisation that collects the reports of deceased soldiers as a way of having a leverage in the war. Something tragic happens and it leads her on a quest to find a traitor threatening the whole organization.
A fast-paced and under 300 pages read that I recommend to people that like historical fiction with a twist.
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  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
WWI is tearing the world apart. Ginger is a medium in the Spirit Corps, their task is to take reports from soldiers who die in battle. Her fiancé, Ben, is a spy trying to find the traitor in their midst. By the time he is found everyone around her will be changed. The feel of the front is ever present. ( )
  bgknighton | Mar 12, 2021 |
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The War Sonnets: The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

—Rubert Brooke
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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.While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance 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 Germans are 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...

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