The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor

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Dumdie Swartz knows ghosts walk among us. She’s seen them since she was a little kid. Dumdie does her best to avoid them--harmless or dangerous, alike--even though she annoys her family when she does. Now, with her unwanted ability growing stronger, a demon possessing a mundane boy notices her special talents and has plans that will change her life forever. More

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About M. K. Theodoratus

"Fantasy is a wonderful way to run away from the mundane,” sez me.

Others say, "M.K. Theodoratus is a captivating storyteller who prefers the power of short stories.

Theodoratus has been in love with fantasy since first discovering the Oz books as a child. She has never stopped delving into the fantasy worlds of other writers. She became inflicted with an addiction to story and writing after creating a Nancy Drew fan fiction novel for a school assignment. Her incomplete assignment turned into her first novel the summer after the sixth grade.

Now, Theodoratus has created the worlds of Andor and Far Isles Half-Elven for readers to get lost in. Andor is populated with stalking demons, always hunting for unsuspecting humans to prey on and terrorize, and magic. The Far Isle Half-Elven is a society in upheaval as genetic drift of the hybrid human-elf population changes everything from relationships to politics. Check out her short stories about Andor and the Far Isles, some of them free.

M.K. Theodoratus loves connecting with fans. Check out her author hub for news and snippets of upcoming work at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. You can read and comment on her blog, find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google+.

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Review by: C. D. Gorri on March 24, 2015 :
This is a short story/novella featuring Dolores Swartz, or Dumdie as she is called by most of the people who know her, especially her family. Dumdie is not your average teen, she has a secret, special ability. She can see ghosts! Her ability terrifies her and she spends most of her time trying to avoid the misty people or ghosts. In this book she learns about death, friendship and acceptance.

I think the author does a very good job bringing the reader into Dumdie's world. I was oftentimes concerned for her well-being and rooting for her to make it. It isn't easy being different and Dumdie's tale focuses a lot on her just wanting to be invisible to ghosts and people alike.

Her family is pretty awful and when her only friend in the world, her neighbor, dies it is probably one of the saddest things in the book. She is terrorized by the Kyle-thing and the book ends after one particularly brutal confrontation between them. Dumdie is saved by the newly departed Mr. Carson from the thing that had possessed Kyle. She then makes friends with a group of girls who may in fact be witches.

Overall this was a very good read and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal stories. I am excited to see what happens next!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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