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Imagine That! Studios, Jun 28, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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She might be most powerful Deacon, but Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome. 
Frustratingly, her superiors have her and her partner, Merrick Chambers, chasing down rumors of geists rather than the real thing. So they jump at the chance to escort a delegation going south for negotiations. 
Their destination, the distant city of Orinthal, is plagued by a string of murders, but when Sorcha and Merrick investigate the mystery they find a hungry and cunning geist at the end of it. Disguised as a vengeful goddess wrapped in magic, she is bent on destroying her enemies, including the Rossin hidden inside Sorcha’s lover.
Trying not to cause a dangerous political incident, while struggling against the sorcery of the geist, the Deacons delve into the past to find the answers.

What will they give up to save a city of strangers? 


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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

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Zofiya, the Grand Duchess and sister to Emperor of Delmaire, has a strong belief in a goddess and a religion of almost 1000 years in a world where most have lost their faith with the coming of geists ... Read full review

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Alone with Consequence
Lost Loves
Taking the Reins
Out of Time
Familiar Faces
Looking Deep
A Grand Arrival
Interview in a Library

Fallen Dreams
The Wakened Dark
Into the Hive
Within a Welcome Embrace
Buried in Roses
The Bond Reborn
Returning Home
The Last Time
Freedom and Fight
Return to Reality
The Fist and the
The Unseen Prince

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Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Book of the Order series, the Shifted World series, the Chronicles of Art series, and—with Tee Morris—the coauthor of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series. 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. Originally from New Zealand, she now resides in Virginia with her husband, her daughter, and a mighty clowder of cats.

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