Throwback Thursday : The Girl with Ghost Eyes (The Daoshi Chronicles #1) by M.H. Boroson

Throwback Thursday, is a new feature created by Tenacious Reader with the aim of  highlighting books from the past. This can be virtually anything, a book from your past that you loved, a book that you want to highlight again, maybe it’s a book in a series and the next book is due out shortly so you want to focus some attention on the series.   Anything goes – so long as your book isn’t a current release as there are already plenty of ways to highlight the latest books.  

This is my first week taking part and the book I’d like to highlight is :

The Girl with Ghost Eyes (The Daoshi Chronicles #1) by M.H. Boroson

I really loved this book and I never get tired of giving it a shout out.  The cover and synopsis are taken directly from Goodreads and my review is here.  The second book in the series (The Girl with No Face (The Daoshi Chronicles #2) by M.H. Boroson) is due out this October and I’m giddy with excitement!

The GirlIt’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.

When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.

With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together.

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15 Responses to “Throwback Thursday : The Girl with Ghost Eyes (The Daoshi Chronicles #1) by M.H. Boroson”

  1. Tammy

    I’m giddy with excitement too! I adore this book😁

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great choice! I’m really looking forward to the next one as well

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    What a fascinating story this must be! Thank you so much for showcasing it 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really was fascinating tbh – it’s one of those books that feels so underrated which is a shame.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I really need to read this book! One day…sigh, one day… 🙂

  5. Carmen

    I like the premise and the folklore elements it incorporates.

  6. Carmen

    I like the premise and folklore elements it incorporates.

  7. Captain's Quarters

    I can’t wait for the next one! So excited. Arrrr!
    x The Captain

  8. waytoofantasy

    I love this book so much! I’m really excited for the new one coming out. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – it’s a book that I feel a lot of love for too and I feel like it deserves so much more attention.
      Lynn 😀

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