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Ghostlight (Witchlight, Bk 1)
Ghostlight - Witchlight, Bk 1
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
What is the Truth? — Truth Blackburn’s father thought he knew what it was. Thorne Blackburn and his followers settled at Shadow's Gate, a magnificent old house in upstate New York, and sought the Truth about life through ritual and magic. One night, something went badly wrong during Thorne’s most powerful ceremony. When the chaos ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312862183
ISBN-10: 0312862180
Publication Date: 8/15/1996
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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althea avatar reviewed Ghostlight (Witchlight, Bk 1) on + 774 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Truth Jourdemayne has always hated her father, although she doesn't remember him. Thorne Blackburn was a celebrated occultist and near-cult leader of the 60's, but one of his rituals ended in the death of Truth's mother, and the disappearance of Thorne himself (one assumes, to escape murder charges). Scandal notwithstanding, Thorne Blackburn, Aleister Crowley-like, still has his followers - who regularly pester Truth for interviews or opinions on her notorious dad. In an effort to stave them off, Truth decides to work on a book on Blackburn, so that she can show him as he really was, in her opinion - a criminal, not a mystical hero. To further her research, she goes to her father's old estate, site of his notorious rituals. The estate is now owned by a significantly wealthy and charismatic man - and an odd collection of followers. Truth soon realizes they are Blackburnians, occultists devoted to recreating her father's rituals. But they offer her access to their collection of materials relating to her father... and soon she is drawn into a web of events that could lead to disaster - but which could also cause Truth to re-evaluate her father as a man, and to come to terms with her own emotions.
One of the better books in the 'Light' series, recommended for fans of occult fiction.
Kati-L avatar reviewed Ghostlight (Witchlight, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The premise was interesting but I found the writing wasn't very sophisticated, and the plot was sluggish. I couldn't get through more than a couple of chapters before I got irritated with the story. But I've never really liked this author all that much anyway (except for the Mists of Avalon, read years ago), so if you generally like this author, probably you won't be disappointed like I was.
reviewed Ghostlight (Witchlight, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great surprise ending.
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