Wings to the Kingdom

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Fiction - 400 pages
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The fields at Chickamauga, Georgia--America's oldest national military park--claimed 35,000 casualties during the Civil War. Any good guide will tell you that the grounds are haunted. The battlefield even has its own resident haunt, called Old Green Eyes for his tell-tale luminous gaze. It has long been said that Old Green Eyes intends no harm to those who respect the park. He is no menace, but a guardian of the dead. While he walks, the dead may sleep secure in the knowledge that their rest will be undisturbed. While Old Green Eyes patrols the battlefield, there is nothing to fear, for graves are not robbed and bones are not moved.

But suddenly a different phenomenon starts puzzling and frightening visitors, causing tours to be canceled and rangers to quit their jobs. These new ghosts are no illusions carved out of the low-rolling fog. One by one, the solemn-faced spirits in ragged uniforms show themselves, and one by one, they point a determined arm off into the distance. Why do the soldiers march again, and what has become of their unblinking custodian? The spirits need a go-between, someone who can speak to them, and for them.

Eden Moore is not interested.

But the ghosts aren't taking no for an answer.



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User Review  - Irena. - LibraryThing

The second Eden Moore is much lighter than the first. She still sees ghosts, people harass her expecting her to help them. She isn't the centre of everything in this book. Nobody is trying to kill her ... Read full review

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User Review  - jlparent - LibraryThing

(Book 2/Eden Moore series) Modern southern gothic/speculative fiction. Eden Moore sees ghosts and the ghosts at the Chickamauga battlefield are not resting easy. The local legendary figure of Ol Green ... Read full review

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Contents

Wings to the Kingdom
7
1 A Dark and Bloody Ground
9
2 Two Steps Back
17
3 Home Sweet
35
5 Down by the River
53
6 The Displaced
85
7 Rising Again
95
8 The Midnight Run
105
11 Digging for More
165
12 Visiting Unannounced
193
13 Back to the Battlefield
213
14 Aftermath
249
15 Fresh Resolve
301
16 The Recovery
323
17 Invited
351
18 Winding Down
385

9 Brother Against
131
10 What Whispers
139

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About the author (2006)

Cherie Priest debuted to great acclaim with Four and Twenty Blackbirds. She is also the author of Not Flesh Nor Feathers, the sequel to Wings to the Kingdom, the near-contemporary fantasy Fathom, Dreadnought and Boneshaker, which was nominated for a Nebula and Hugo Award, won the Locus Award for best science-fiction novel, and was named Steampunk Book of the Year by steampunk.com. Born in Tampa, Florida, Priest earned her master's in rhetoric at the University of Tennessee. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Aric, and a fat black cat named Spain.

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