23.5.16

THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES, by M. H. Boroson

San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1800s. Li-Lin, daughter of a Daoshan priest (tenth ordination), is a priest (third ordination) in her own right. Still-grieving widow of the exceptional young priest Rocket, she's also cursed with "ghost eyes":: the ability to clearly see the spirit world. Her stern and unloving father has exorcised her repeatedly to rid her of the eyes, to no avail. The Daoshan temple her father supervises keeps Chinatown safe from malevolent spirits. Click below for more...
When her father must leave town for a few days, her dead husband's best friend comes to visit. Talked into doing an exorcism, Li-Lin finds herself captured in the spirit world, unable to stop an elaborate plot to take over Chinatown. Hampered by her sex, her lack of training, and her powerful father's illness, and a refusal by a powerful monk to help her, she relies on a feisty... wait. No spoilers. For lovers of fantasy, this book is perfect. It's a 4, and I look forward to the next of Li-Lin's adventures.