I am not a big reader but once I got into this book, I could not put it down. I finish the second half in one week. If you like history, then you will be amazed by the detail. And if you like twists and turns then you will love it even more. At one point, I had to duck in the airplane because a spot in the book got me so emotional, I couldn't help to cry. You just fall in love with the characters. It is a bonus that I am learning about the French and Indian war. I can't wait till the next one.
What an incredibly captivating book. Could not put it down. Go to bed at 2am and get up at 6am until I could finish it. Didn't want it to end. Now I am waiting impatiently for the second book. If this is Mr. Grady's first book, it's a helluva start. The best written book I have read in years.
Author leveraged compelling approach to this historical fiction by leveraging a deep understanding of history from medieval times to contemporary periods. The use of multiple plot lines through a web of mysticism generates a fantastic read. I can see this becoming a series of books, and/or films. My teenagers believe it should be made into a game. Read all 700+ pages in less than a week, difficult to put down. Hope Quentin Grady continues to write and expands upon this book for the benefit of his followers.
This story reached out and captured me by surprise. I heard about it and bought it as a fan of historical fiction. And it is certainly that, but this one has an occult thread running through it. An unexpected twist! Love, adventure plots too, but almost without warning this legendary evil appears and the main characters are stunned with how to deal with that, while also dealing with the war between France and England, personal tragedy, and a few other really nasty villains. My only criticism is that the story is a little long, might have been better as two books, but I would have probably bought the second one anyway. There is a follow on book promised soon, which is good since there is still a lot of unresolved conflict. Worth reading. -Supes K
Bought this on the recommendation of a friend. A long book...but somewhere in the first three chapters this story just grabs hold of you and you cannot put it down. It is extremely well written. Parallel plot lines. Seems well researched. The descriptions of the characters and their back stories are vivid. It allowed me to "be there" in many of the dramatic portions of the story. Finished it around five sleep-deprived nights later. A good WOW factor. An excellent read. Can't wait for the sequel.
I ordered several copies of "The Ghost Eagle" for a book club I am hosting. I received the books on the day I should have been packing for my trip to LA--that was a real problem. I could not put it down; I was sucked into another time and place. I only intended to read 2 pages. That didn't work, because I could not put it down. On my cross country flight, I wondered what I forgot to pack. I realized then it didn't matter because it has been a long time since I read a book that held my interest like this. I lowered my eyes to begin reading. When I lifted them, we were landing in LA. How did that happen--it must have been a literary time warp. I cannot wait for the next book.
The Ghost Eagle has a captivating story line that hooks you and then keeps you reading. I didn't want the book to end and was sad when it did, because I was thoroughly engaged with the diverse characters. Luckily, The Ghost Eagle is only the first of the trilogy, so there's more to come.