Greetings travelers, and welcome to our last stop in the Otherworld for the week. We’re closing out with a bang, especially if you like darker contemporary fantasy stories with a lot of thrills and mystery built around a question of identity. If all that sounds intriguing, that read on, and learn more about The Tools of the Ghost.
Hemant Nayak’s standout debut, The Tools of the Ghost (In the Path of the Ghost, Book 1) is receiving rave reviews, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a deep and rich story masquerading underneath dark shadows, and sometimes darker, grotesque violence. How do you fight that? With darkness on your side as well. Nayak balances the gloom with humor and wit, ensuring that the snappy story never feels too depraved to be enjoyable. Indeed, in certain ways this reads like someone found a lost comic for an antihero and developed an entire novel around it, to wondrous effect.
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IF YOU’RE GOING TO FIGHT A MONSTER, BRING A BIGGER MONSTER!
FBI agent Kiran Patel is on the trail of a demon who’s kidnapped eleven children,
Unfortunately, Anatol, her partner and best friend, was just killed by something out of a nightmare.
On his deathbed, he tells Kiran there’s only one hope left to bring the kids home—she’s going to have to summon THE GHOST, a creature so disastrous that even the residents of Hell fear him.
With Anatol’s last breath, he warns Kiran of two things she must never do –
Don’t promise the Ghost anything and don’t trust him for a second.
Heaven rejected him. Hell feared him. His crime was the only one that God could never forgive, but when evil is too powerful for anyone to confront, there’s only one solution left—to summon the Ghost.
One more thing- history’s two greatest heroes are coming along and Kiran is in charge of them both.
Now one unlikely FBI agent, a team of two heroes with tremendous egos, and a creature worse than the denizens of Hell have got to defeat a demon before more kids disappear, or the GHOST destroys them all.
It takes two to make this story the kind of success it is. Hemant Nayak hammers away at prose and dialog that nail down the atmosphere and cast of this great fantasy. And The Ghost is compelling and interesting, and atypical for what you expect from the genre, leaving this book feeling fresh and worthy of further exploration. That works out great, because Nayak is already hard at work on multiple follow-ups, and has already released a prequel that dives further into the world surrounding The Ghost. With that in mind, there’s no better time than now to let this new dark hero in. Check out The Tools of the Ghost (In the Path of the Ghost, Book 1) on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of Hemant Nayak.
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