Spirits From Beyond, Book by Simon R. Green
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  • Green, who after conquering the epic fantasy genre with the books of the Blue Moon , the space fiction with Deathstalker and the urban space with Nightside and The Secret Histories tackles ghosts and so created one of - I can already say - his most original and interesting series
  • This guy really is the best British author of fantasy today, although the intellectuals and the early risers swoon over Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett


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      Before I begin the review of Spirits from Beyond, the fourth book in the series Ghost Finders, I would like to clarify something. I truly, no matter how ridiculous it may sound to me, am afraid of ghosts. I do not know if they even exist. I hope not.

      But the fact is that if there are horror stories, which really can give me the creeps it is precisely these ghosts and demon creatures that distort the reality around them and carry a message or revenge from beyond the grave . As we know, nobody tells ghost stories better than the British, who have them in abundance in their various castles, old houses and what not. And none of the English writers can tell ghost stories better than Simon R.

      Green, who after conquering the epic fantasy genre with the books of the Blue Moon , the space fiction with Deathstalker and the urban space with Nightside and The Secret Histories tackles ghosts and so created


      one of - I can already say - his most original and interesting series. Not that he has one that is not original and interesting… But enough introductory words! Lets turn to the “Spirits From Beyond. ” In the previous three books our heroes - the haughty, handsome and brave to rashness JC, the paranoid and treating himself with questionable pills telepath Happy and the computer and technology maniac Melody dealt with three different haunts of ghosts, from behind which appeared all the more terrible forces.

      First it was the London Underground , which saw the spirits no longer limited to the old houses. Then a hospital , which was a really bad experience , summed up in the title of one of the chapters (Scalpel, scalpel, shining bright in the horror of the night), and then the theater, which was one of the most beautiful and interesting stories about ghosts. What has prepared for the three heroes this time Catherine Latimer , head of the Institute

      of Spiritual Explorers and elected for years as the most scary person in the world by people who know something?

      A Pub.

      No, seriously . After all the terrible battles so far , which included the wolf Fenrir and something called the undying flesh that still lurks around the world, JC , Happy , Melody and the ghostly Kim who again returns from the world of the dead are sent in an old pub to find an explanation for the different ghost stories in it. And they are not few.

      A story of a servant who became pregnant by a rich fellow and hanged herself after he refused to marry her. They say that her spirit still lurks around the place, and if you stay at the inn at night, you can hear the creaking of the gallows… Also there’s a room, where, having settled yourself you can hear a voice, “Well, now no one can interrupt us, huh?” And many more like these. Standard ghost ...


      • Spirits From Beyond, Book by Simon R. Green
      stories that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, but if I have to be honest , I do not think they deserve the attention of elite heroes like JC, Melody and Happy.

      And still… Something bad has happened in “Kings Arms”, something terrible, that keeps happening at the moment and attracts the dead like moths to a night lamp. And when visitors one by one leave , not wanting to stay at the inn at night, the three heroes, their friend the ghost and the owner will need to uncover a place that keeps its secrets for centuries , and confront an evil from beyond the grave , awoken by the most dreaded rituals in the old pagan times, when whole villages were burned in huge straw dummies, illuminating the night similar to the fires of hell. What can I tell you about “Spirits From Beyond” other than it is another outstanding book by Simon R.

      Green? This guy really

      is the best British author of fantasy today, although the intellectuals and the early risers swoon over Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett. Green , however, is capable of evoking strong emotions in the reader with a few sentences and moving around the rules as well of the genre, and also the creative writing, dictated by men of letters, managing to achieve something that the supposedly more sophisticated technical authors don’t manage to do. In “Spirits From Beyond” he managed to make me laugh and almost cry, to stand on edge with tension or to scare myself, sometimes all this in one and the same chapter.

      What greater proof of the ability of an author from the feelings that he manages to evoke in his readers? Green is one of those writers who will never leave you indifferent, and this is why I do not miss any of his books, although sometimes I delay finding them and reading them. Because I know that they are worth it. And I expect the next ones!




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