Of Ash and Spirit - D.G. Swank

Of Ash and Spirit

By D.G. Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Contemporary
Of Ash and Spirit book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 119 Ratings)

Of Ash and Spirit D.G. Swank Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The first book in a Curse Keepers spinoff series by New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank writing as D.G. Swank.

Piper Lancaster might be Asheville’s most popular ghost whisperer, but she's an unbeliever. While her clients believe she’s exorcising their ghosts, Piper knows she’s really helping them settle their inner demons—because any sane person knows ghosts aren't real. 

After the astonishing reappearance of the ruins of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, belief in the supernatural is at an all-time high, and people are seeing ghosts in every shadow. Business is better than ever. But there's one problem—the reemergence of the Lost Colony has awakened both the supernatural world and Piper's very real talent as a medium. 

She's soon confronted with evidence she can't deny. Ghosts exist, and worse, so do demons. As if that weren't enough, Asheville has a new resident demon that's intent on killing her, and a sinfully handsome stranger who says she's the only one who can destroy it. 

Barely able to accept the complete reversal in her convictions, Piper must discover-and embrace—her true identity before it's too late.

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  • Of Ash and Spirit

    By send review 2
    Totally enjoyed this book. Well-written, great characters. Curious how all will be resolved in the next books.
  • Of Ash and Spirit

    By Marchellemccoy
    Loved it. I couldn’t put it down. It has romance, suspense, and a bit of the weird. Great author. I have read everything she has written. She is, by far, my favorite writer, next to Jana Deleon. I wait in suspense for each new book to come out. Get typing, Denise! My brain is hungry for your work.
  • Much love

    By Soliviniii
    As always, Denise never fails to disappoint. I read the first curse keeper series and loved it, so I was excited to read another. I enjoyed the story and how it tied in to to the others. My only issue (and it’s a personal one that is not likely to translate to other readers) was the setting in this book. I am an Asheville native; born, raised and will probably never leave. While she did a good job with the landmarks and one of the many legends, I could tell that she had visited little (or possibly not at all) and got most of her info online . Asheville/WNC is a magical place that can’t be properly and thoroughly described unless you’ve spent any amount of time here. And while Helen is famous, so is The Pink Lady and the headless cat at the Biltmore Estate, along with so many other legends. I also had a hard time reconciling Gill’s character in my head, as our hometown paranormal specialist is Josh Warren, who is beloved and competent, and I couldn’t help but think of him, even though he is opposite of Gill. I know this is not exactly relevant to the actual story, but living here, it was just difficult for me to suspend belief. There were a few other things; the description of the waitress going in the back for food at Waffle House (the food is made in front of you), the way she described being able to go out “looking like a slob” since she was in Asheville (we aren’t slobs, we’re hippies and there’s a difference), and a few other nuances that encompass the mindset surrounding paranormal and metaphysical subjects for all residents, including law enforcement (the non-believers are the ones viewed as crazy). So, I just ask that anyone that becomes interested in Asheville by being introduced through this book to explore our lovely home yourself because she barely scratched the surface of the true magic that lives here.
  • She did it again

    By Jackkirb
    I can’t get enough of this book. I am already excited for the second book. In the meantime I will be reading the curse keepers. As usual, I cannot get enough of dgs.
  • Of Ash and Spirit

    By Cris2306
    This book was amazing just when you thought things could not get more interesting Denise writes this book I loved it
  • Wave is coming

    By Laura-01
    There is no mistaking that you're still in the Curse Keeper world in this spin off series. It is astounding how Denise can weave a story to make you love the main character, Piper Lancaster. As I mentioned above, this series is a spin off series of The Curse Keepers (TCK). One does not need to read TCK series, but if you like to know what happened prior to meeting Piper I would suggest reading it. It’s the best of both worlds. I highly recommend reading this book!! I absolutely L❤️VE it!! It is my understanding that Ellie, Collin, & David will meet Piper in the second book, Of Fire and Stone!! Can’t wait!! If urban fantasy is your jam, look no further!! This book has your name written all over it.
  • Catchy and riveting

    By Chrissyleigh2314
    Loved this book. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t put it down. Absolutely loved the story and cannot wait for the next installment. We learn some secrets while having many more. Go read it.
  • Of Ash and Spirit

    By emily_ann!(:
    You definitely need to grab some snacks, throw on your pajamas, and get comfortable because once you land in the spiritual plane reading "Of Ash and Spirit", an urban fantasy novel by D.G Swank, you're going to be lost to this world forever! (Well, at least until you're finished anyways!). This is a story of a young woman who is about to embark on the soul searching adventure of a lifetime, discovering hidden secrets of her family's past that will truly enlighten her to who she is destined to be and her purpose awaiting to be fulfilled. By ten years old, she had lost both parents to a mysterious murder, and little did she know questions would soon be answered, much sooner than she'd expected. This book had me pulled in from the beginning until the end. It was so easy to connect with Piper Lancaster, the story's main character, and truly feel the emotion and energy radiating from her. Though Piper is still struggling from a fairly fresh breakup, and facing that she was now a law school, dropout, she is determined to figure out what her next step in life is, refusing to let her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Gill have a power over her newfound career choice. To top off all of Pipers current dilemmas, including possibly losing her share of her fathers law firm, the small town of Asheville and surrounding areas had began experiencing some 'supernatural' phenomena, things were beginning to mysteriously and unexplainably change with the sudden reappearance of the Lost Roanoke Colony and ghosts were becoming more real, no longer just town tales. Piper, along with her two best friends Rhys and Hudson, and find out what it truly means to be tested and have each others back as best friends. Along the way, Piper faces many challenges and setbacks, including being a person of interest in several murders, and meeting two men, Mr. Abel and the Priest, Jack Owen, who would soon become a big part in fulfilling her purpose and finding answers to her mysterious family heritage. This is a great read for anyone who loves a good mystery, supernatural phenomenon, and a little romance all tied into one story! Its a wonderful novel about self discovery, personal battles, and learning acceptance of who you are. I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends, I feel like there are so many different groups of people as well as different age groups that can really connect and engage with this story. I give this read a 10/10!

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