Shattered Spirits: The Fall of Ishcairn
Legends say a dead god is buried under the stone city of Ishcairn, protecting its inhabitants by dashing enemy fleets into the jagged coast of Craeburn. Adjunct professor Corrie Ecksley doesn’t believe any of that, but she knows from her work excavating nearby burial sites that the ancient Craeburn people believed it enough to name the city after their dead god, Ish.
When the ripples of a great war finally reach Craeburn’s shores, a terrifying new weapon is unleashed on the city that not even Ish can deter. A bomb that tears souls from bodies, driving anyone who witnessed the blast insane. But it is not the living that Corrie fears. Displaced spirits are hungry for a body, and care not if it already plays host to a soul.
No bullets can stop them, no walls are thick enough to keep them out.
No help is coming.
No one left but Corrie to stop the carnage, if she even can.
It had me glued to the screen from the first chapter on, with my heart racing and my mind wanting more, more, more. Just a couple of words here and there made me feel really creeped out but, like with a train wreck, I just couldn’t look away.
A creepy, enthralling read! Cal pulls you in with talk of sleeping gods, holy relics and creepy catacombs.
Full of creeping dread, Shattered Spirits is a spooky tale with plenty of peril and trepidation. The protagonist is fantastic: a female professor who prefers to spend her time in the catacombs beneath the city of Ishcairn, searching for traces of the god, Ish, than settling down to a typical female life of marriage, homemaking and kids.
WOW! This book was exceptionally creepy. Really well written prose with complex characters and a story that keeps unravelling the further in you read. The setting and atmosphere really work to provide that extra creepy feel.