The enigmatic hermit Mr. Wight has passed away, leaving his fortune to the estranged Mr. Fairlie. Mr. Pinnacle Tricks, Fairlie's assistant, is unceremoniously ushered off to Wight's isolated home in a Northern European forest to resolve the matter of the will. What begins as a routine task for Tricks quickly unravels into a mystery far bigger than he could have imagined. A love triangle, an unclaimed fortune, missing persons and ghostly sightings; nothing is what it seems and Tricks, an unwilling passenger to it all, must discover what is real and what is merely an illusion.
A tangled tale of unspeakable betrayal and grudges left unforgiven, The Will of the Wisp is unique in its blend of drama, of horror, and the lengths people will go to protect who or what they love most.
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(I received this book from the author whom I have encountered before. I voluntarily read and now review this book. My opinions, as always, are my own) "..for though life can have its unspeakable tragedies, there is simply too much joy out there for those who’d seek it." This is the story of Pinnacle Tricks who is sent to the far north to receive an inheritance for Ereven Fairlie and no one can quite figure out why. Tricks ends up going halfway 'round the world for him, and never quite knows the answer. He meets Russians, Laplanders and is frightened by his own twisted ideas fed by weather and fear. Does he succeed? Does he return to his boss's home? You'll have to just read this Gothic tale and find out. Written with the intelligence that was also evident in Clinen's other work: "Tenebrae Manor"and "A Boy Named Art", you might need a dictionary as you wade through this "Tolstoy meets The Tell-Tale Heart with a dash of Gothic romance". It's a very intelligent story that will truly haunt you after you read it. I highly recommend this book