Greetings Otherworld travelers! It’s the end of another week, which means it’s a great time to put down whatever you’re working on, kick up your feet, lean back, and dive into a good book. We’ve had some dark fantasies these past few weeks, but we’re going to be looking at a more contemporary work today, and leaning into the action thriller genre a bit. Read on to learn more about The Ghost Dance.
Author D.L. Watkins effortlessly blends thrilling action, captivating adventure, and some interesting underlying magic in their debut urban fantasy. That book, The Ghost Dance, can be disarming, surprising you in ways you weren’t expecting. The goal of any great storyteller is to transport their readers, and Watkins succeeds there, creating a world that exists behind the veil of our own, just begging to be explored. The Ghost Dance does an excellent job of searching where the two worlds intersect, ensuring that the tale envelopes those joining its heroes, taking them for one heck of a ride.
The descendants of the greatest Native American war chief to have ever lived have all been kidnapped – except one – fifteen year old orphan Logan Hatani. Special Agents Chapa and Resnick are assigned to protect Logan, and soon discover they are in over their heads in battling a motorcycle gang led by the vicious Red Moon.
With help from Erica, the smartest kid in his school, and newfound friend Tia, a blind girl who can see through a pet falcon, Logan embarks on a dangerous journey requiring him to confront his Navajo and Lakota heritage. Ultimately, Logan must prepare himself for a battle with a cult leader determined to resurrect a secret power that has lied dormant since 1890. The Ghost Dance has returned after more than a century and, this time, only Logan can stop it.
The Ghost Dance is the kind of book that readers will hate to put down. It comes with an enjoyable pace, plenty of action and intrigue, and enough surprises that will keep fans of thrillers thumbing through one page after the next. Watkins has made it clear that he wants to spend more time with Logan Hatani, so there’s never been a greater time to be invested in this action adventure with its magical undertones. Check out The Ghost Dance on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of D.L. Watkins.