By M. H. Boroson
"A impressive story of magic, monsters, and kung fu within the San Francisco Chinatown of 1898" —Publishers Weekly, starred review
It’s the tip of the 19th century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism retain malevolent religious forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a well known Daoshi exorcist, is a tender widow stressed with yin eyes—the designated skill to work out the spirit global. Her religious visions and the demise of her husband carry disgrace to Li-lin and her father—and disgrace isn't anything this immigrant kinfolk can afford.
When a sorcerer cripples her father, negative plans are set in movement, and purely Li-lin can cease them. to assist her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit within the type of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the damaging alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin needs to confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers prior to the sorcerer’s ritual summons an historic evil that may burn Chinatown to the ground.
With a wealthy and artistic ancient surroundings, nonstop martial arts motion, real chinese language magic, and peculiar monsters from Asian folklore, The woman with Ghost Eyes is usually the poignant tale of a tender immigrant looking out to discover her position beside the lengthy shadow of a hard father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown stuck among culture and modernity, one lady could be the key to maintaining every thing together.
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