Wooing the Echo
Chasing a ghost and echoes of magic, Christopher discovers the darkness that looms behind desire.
Chasing a ghost and echoes of magic, Christopher discovers the darkness that looms behind desire. Christopher is haunted and hollow with the loss of a friend unlike any other. When a stranger arrives with the secrets of 'Old Craft' sorcery and communion with the dead, Christopher’s fate will be altered forever. On that crooked path the façade of normal life falls away to reveal a world of wonder, but also danger. As the ghosts of the dead stir, what secrets will rise to the surface with them, and will Christopher survive the horror that is love's other face? ‘Wooing the Echo’ is the first in an edgy new series that follows the life of Christopher Penrose. It is a journey into a world of the occult, seething with real, adult and believable magic.
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The first volume in author Lee Morgan's "The Christopher Penrose" series of novels, "Wooing The Echo" a story about chasing a ghost and features echoes of magic. Christopher discovers the darkness that looms behind desire. Christopher is a man haunted and hollow with the loss of a friend unlike any other. When a stranger arrives with the secrets of 'Old Craft' sorcery and communion with the dead, Christopher's fate will be altered forever. On that crooked path the facade of normal life falls away to reveal a world of wonder, but also danger. As the ghosts of the dead stir, what secrets will rise to the surface with them, and will Christopher survive the horror that is love's other face? A consistently compelling and deftly crafted journey into a world of the occult, seething with real, adult and believable magic, "Wooing The Echo" will hold a special and enduring attraction to fans of the supernatural and occult. While highly recommended for community library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Wooing The Echo" is also available in a Kindle format ($6.15). ~ the fiction shelf, Midwest Book Review
'Just finished Wooing the Echo by Lee Morgan. Morgan's novel is both haunted and haunting, and has touched places in my soul, heart, and body that have been asleep for a time. The eldritch magic and poesis contained in its pages fits this autumnal season perfectly, and fills the self with a delicious melancholy. I eagerly look forward to devouring the next installment in this promising series.' ~ Matthew Ellenwood, Artistic Director of Terra Mysterium, private review
What I did enjoy though were all the magical workings in the story. There was old Celtic, shamanistic, sex magic, blood magic, necromancy, and hedge witchcraft (want to learn more? check out Walking The Hedge) The author did her homework and each type of magic performed gives one a sense of realism, although the results in the story are far from average. I also enjoyed the poetry used throughout the book, from the chapter introductions to the use of it to express character emotion, it was a nice addition. In magical work, as well, calls to dieties and spells are very poetic. Oh, and the sex scenes are spicy! This is the first book in a series. The story ending definitely left itself open for the two main characters, Christopher and Sophia, to grow - both emotionally and magically. It most definitely has promise. It's end of summer and this is a great book to finish off the season. I read it in the sun over the weekend and it was most enjoyable. ~ Lee A. Farugga, http://www.geekygodmother.ca/apps/blog/entries/show/32561244-wooing-the-echo
"With so many derivative and poorly written supernatural stories out there, Lee Morgan's debut novel is as refreshing as summer rain. Those in the know will enjoy a tale about the initial twists of the real Crooked Path; the uninitiated will glimpse worlds and possibilities that mainstream religions have desperately tried to hide." ~ Gavin Andrew, author of 'Paganism & Christianity, A Resource for Wiccans, Witches and Pagans'.
"This book lays hauntingly vibrant foundations for a promisingly potent series. Morgan opens the reader to an Otherworld peopled with individuals who are endearingly complex and connected with a Fated unfolding that seems to sing of bleeding stars and bright shadows. I am utterly transfixed with Christopher Penrose and his world." ~ Gede Parma, author of Ecstatic Witchcraft