AMARYNTH IS A SPIRIT SINGER, gifted – or cursed, as she sometimes thinks–with the ability to lead the spirits of the dead from the Lower World through the Between World to the Gate of the Upper World and the Light that lies beyond it.
While she is still an apprentice. her grandfather and tutor dies, slain by a mysterious creature in the Between World, an evil Beast that is blocking access to the Upper World’s Gate. Without a Spirit Singer, her village cannot survive, so Amarynth embarks on a hazardous quest to find out what the Beast is, how it can be defeated, and how she can become a full-fledged Spirit Singer – a quest that takes her not only from her tiny seacoast home to the city of Havenheart and the haunted mountains of the south, but across the even more rugged terrain of her own soul.
PRAISE FOR SPIRIT SINGER
“…a strong, well-written book with great adventure and
sympathetic characters…” - Canadian Literature Magazine
“A fast-paced, spiritual quest book, full of narrow escapes, evil masquerading as good...adventure, dreams, and bits of wisdom. Written for teens, but this fifty-something guy had a great time.” - David Waltner-Toews
“The plot is fast-paced and clever, the writing never disappoints, and the author clearly keeps his target audience in mind. A great read from start to finish.” - Shirlee Matheson