Enter a world of danger, ghosts and dark magic.
If you have yet to read the Downside Ghosts series, we envy you. We’ve just read the fourth book – Sacrificial Magic – and must now wait impatiently for the next. Luckily, they are the kind of stories you will find yourself reaching for over and over again, but you’ll never forget the first time they thrill, scare and move you.
Downside is fresh, gritty, but recognizable – despite being infested by psychotic ghosts hell-bent on murder. It attracts colourful and dangerous characters to its dark alleys, iniquitous night clubs and decaying apartment blocks; all of them products in some way of the new world order caused by the dead rising, and never what they seem to be. Chess Putnam, is strong and talented, wields magic and kicks ass, but she is far from perfect: her massive secrets and disabling flaws complicate everything. Growing up in the aftermath of Haunted Week left her with a large hangover, so she doesn’t really think she deserves to find a happy ending, but you will so want her to.
Dangerous alliances, dark magic, sexual tension (and no small amount of, ahem, satisfaction *blush*), betrayals, misinterpretations, duty and morality all clash and weave together to create fabulous, pacey drama throughout the novels, but the relationship between Chess and, aptly named, Terrible will hypnotize you and tear your heart out.
Unholy Ghosts, Unholy Magic, City of Ghosts and Sacrificial Magic provide the perfect cure for these wet and chilly May days. If you want to warm your cockles with something thrilling and a bit raunchy, weep harder than you did at the end of Twilight, or if you just fancy something spine-tinglingly frightening… it’s time to go to Downside.
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Ghosts; ghouls; things that go bump in the night. Chess has seen them all in her role as a witch and ghost hunter.
Right now life is going surprisingly well for Chess Putnam. Her bank balance is healthy, she’s pretty sure she can call Terrible her “boyfriend”, and the last few months have been devoid of anyone trying to kill her.
So when Chess is ordered by an infamous crime boss – who also happens to be her drug dealer – to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she is unsurprised; she knew the recent calm wouldn’t last. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Chess’ ex lover Lex, son of a rival crime lord, is trying to re-ignite the sparks between them.
Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’ real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth; investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.
As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.