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The Girl with Ghost Eyes

(2015)
(The first book in the Daoshi Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fun read. Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco make for a fresh take on urban fantasy, a wonderful story that kept me up late to finish.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs

It’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.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco...A fresh take on urban fantasy that kept me up late to finish." - Patricia Briggs

"An impressive first novel set in a beautifully realized world of Daoism and martial arts... One of those books you can't wait to get back to." - Lian Hearn

"Lyrical and captivating... a thrilling adventure through historical Chinatown, and an exquisite blend of history and myth set in a spirit-world you'll never forget." - Rob Thurman


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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes: The Daoshi Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): M H Boroson
ISBN: 1-940456-36-3 / 978-1-940456-36-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Talos
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes: The Daoshi Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): M H Boroson
ISBN: 1-940456-66-5 / 978-1-940456-66-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Talos
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Girl With Ghost Eyes
Author(s): M H Boroson
ISBN: 1-5318-7639-0 / 978-1-5318-7639-5 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes
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Kindle Editions

September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes
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November 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes: The Daoshi Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): M H Boroson
Publisher: Talos
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes: The Daoshi Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): M H Boroson
Publisher: Talos
Availability: Amazon UK