Enter Ten-Ghost, spiritual doctor and mandrake given life, who has sworn to use her talents to help those in her path. She takes to the wilderness, where her stolen life can not linger for long, burying herself in her work. She demands that her patients avail themselves of her services, tricking them into it one way or another. All is well, until a visit from Fate's messenger, the spirit of a forgotten summer, who gives her a message that shakes her to her core.
For Fate's messenger demands that she becomes human.
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I find myself having trouble putting into words exactly why I enjoyed this book. Not because I can't think of reasons, but because I don't think I can do the book justice with my words. The book is impressive. It caused me to slow down and really read each line to squeeze the nuance intended. This book has an exceedingly interesting setting and main character, unique and complete. Both the reader’s understanding of the world and of Ten-Ghost grow organically, a tree slowly spreading roots and reaching for the sky with leaves verdant. By the end of the book it isn’t a sapling, but it has yet even approached its apex. The world and creatures within are described beautifully and the wit of the characters is just enough to keep the tone of the overall book from being too somber. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone looking for something unique..