Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My!
Stephanie and her sister Estella have been estranged for years, and Stephanie is, admittedly, not particularly heartbroken to hear of Estella’s death. But upon arriving to the funeral, held in the questionably new-age-y Temple of Isis, Stephanie learns that Estella is not so much dead as undead. And is now the host of an ancient, evil vampire named Branwyre. And Stephanie is the only one who can banish Branwyre and save Estella’s soul. Stephanie quickly finds herself thrown into a world she can hardly believe is real, with ghosts and demons and more. With the aid of Roxanna, the High Priestess of Isis, and the crude ghost of a monk named Trishna, not to mention the undead Estella herself, Stephanie sets out to retrieve Branwyre’s crucible and banish the ghost before he takes permanent possession of Estella’s body.
Even readers who do not generally enjoy paranormal fiction will probably enjoy Janis Hill’s Isis, Vampires, and Ghosts – Oh My! This story is fun and fast-paced, and reluctant hero Stephanie provides an entertaining point of view. She spends much of the early part of the story in disbelief that any of this is even real, but her determination to finally end things with her sister drives her to do it anyway. Readers will likely identify with the sibling problems Stephanie and Estella display, and their eventual reconciliation is sweet; Stephanie’s final forgiveness of Estella’s irresponsible past just might inspire tears. Trishna was an entertaining fellow, although his profanity-laced insults of Stephanie and others got very tiresome very quickly; they were humorous at first, but before long I found myself skimming over them. That aside, Isis, Vampires, and Ghosts – Oh My! is all kinds of fun, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is looking forward to more supernatural adventures with Stephanie in the future.
|Page Count||183 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|