Spectyr (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 28, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
24 Reviews
Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor's sister.


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I can't wait to see the artwork for book 3! - Goodreads
Again. Her writing grabs you in a way that is visceral. - Goodreads
Geist was an introduction but Spectyr is the real deal. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Azacia - LibraryThing

I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Spectyr is an amazing journey into another realm; Full of adventure, passion, mystery, and romance. This book picks up where Geist left off, with some ... Read full review

Review: Spectyr (Book of the Order #2)

User Review  - Jjlupa - Goodreads

I got to a little past 50%, and just couldn't finish. The main team finds themselves split up, and I find myself uninterested. I can't really put my finger on the problem, though I suspect it has to ... Read full review


ONE A Thing of Beauty
THREE The Bonds of Duty
FIVE Prayers Answered
SEVEN Fallen Dreams
TEN Within a Welcome Embrace
ELEVEN Buried in Roses
THIRTEEN Returning Home
FIFTEEN Lost Loves
NINETEEN Looking Deep
TWENTYONE Interview in a Library
TWENTYTHREE Freedom and Fight
TWENTYFIVE The Eye and the Fist
TWENTYEIGHT Despair and Delight
THIRTY Birthing Sorrow


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About the author (2011)

Philippa Ballantine is a writer, podcaster, and librarian. Her podcast of Chasing the Bard won the Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2009, and two of her novels have been short-listed for it. She is currently living in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, where her two Siberian cats keep her in line.

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