Hardcover è Seawitch PDF Þ

Hardcover è Seawitch PDF Þ


Seawitch ➷ [Reading] ➹ Seawitch By Kat Richardson ➬ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Harper Blaine was your average small time PI until she died for two minutes Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm And she s discovering t Harper Blaine was your average small time PI until she died for two minutes Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm And she s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of strange casesA quarter century ago, the Seawitch cruised away from her dock and disappeared with everyone on board Now, the boat has mysteriously returned to her old berth in Seattle and the insurance company has hired Harper to find out what happenedBut Harper is not the only one investigating Seattle Police Detective Rey Solis is a good cop, albeit one who isn t comfortable with the creepy cases that always seem to end up in Harper s lap As they explore the abandoned vessel, Harper and Solis discover a cabin containing symbols drawn in human blood, revealing the ghost ship s grave historyAs Solis focuses on the possible murder of a passenger s wife, Harper s investigation leads her to a powerful being who may be responsible for the disappearance of the Seawitch s passengers and crew And while their searches lead Harper and Solis in different directions, they will need to put aside their differences to solve a deadly mystery twenty five years in the making.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support insurance company has hired Harper to find out what happenedBut Harper is not the only one investigating Seattle Police Detective Rey Solis is a good cop, albeit one who isn t comfortable with the creepy cases that always seem to end up in Harper s lap As they explore the abandoned vessel, Harper and Solis discover a cabin containing symbols drawn in human blood, revealing the ghost ship s grave historyAs Solis focuses on the possible murder of a passenger s wife, Harper s investigation leads her to a powerful being who may be responsible for the disappearance of the Seawitch s passengers and crew And while their searches lead Harper and Solis in different directions, they will need to put aside their differences to solve a deadly mystery twenty five years in the making."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 338 pages
  • Seawitch
  • Kat Richardson
  • English
  • 23 March 2019
  • 0451464559

About the Author: Kat Richardson

Bestselling author of the Greywalker paranormal detective novels Former theater brat, singer, dancer, gemology and jewelry course writer, liveaboard boater, and editor Currently lives in the wilds of far western Washington with her husband and dogs.



10 thoughts on “Seawitch

  1. Denisa Denisa says:

    the boredom continuesThis one was a bit better than the previous one, but not by much Can t get myself to give it less than 3 stars though, I still like this series and its characters the boredom continuesThis one was a bit better than the previous one, but not by much Can t get myself to give it less than 3 stars though, I still like this series and its characters

  2. ᴥ Irena ᴥ ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

    After she dealt with the mystery of her own family, helped placing the new Guardian Beast, realized she mustn t play with death any, Harper gets a new case A boat that was missing for twenty seven years suddenly comes back without its passengers but with a lot of bloody clues on board.This time, though, she has to work closely with Ray Solis and the Danzingers are in England Fortunately, I wasn t mistaken in liking Ray Solis Harper will even meet his family That experience will show a wh After she dealt with the mystery of her own family, helped placing the new Guardian Beast, realized she mustn t play with death any, Harper gets a new case A boat that was missing for twenty seven years suddenly comes back without its passengers but with a lot of bloody clues on board.This time, though, she has to work closely with Ray Solis and the Danzingers are in England Fortunately, I wasn t mistaken in liking Ray Solis Harper will even meet his family That experience will show a whole new side of him.Magic plays a huge role in this story and Harper will have to deal with without any help from people who know something about it Parts of Seawitch take place on water and there is a lot of stuff about boats which isn t something I find very interesting, but it s not something that ruins the story.As for Quinton, he doesn t let Harper out of his sight as soon as it becomes clear that she needs all the help she can get A member of his family makes an appearance It isn t pleasant, but it might be a piece of a future story It would be great.In Seawitch Harper Blaine gets new friends, realizes that she doesn t need the power she almost got before, finally sees whether the Guardian Beast has anything human left in it, accepts her role as a true friend and, in Quinton s case, a lover too

  3. Ranting Dragon Ranting Dragon says:

    Review originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greyw Review originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greywalker, someone able to see and interact with the Grey, the plane of the ghostly and otherworldly, and home to ghosts and other entities Due to this ability to tread the very thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm of the Grey, Harper lands some decidedly strange cases.The ghost ship Seawitch disappeared twenty seven years ago and hasn t been seen since until now Now, it s the subject of Harper Blaine s latest case, a case that has her teaming up with Detective Rey Solis of the SPD, a man well skeptical of anything falling outside of normal logic On top of a partner who doesn t really trust her, Harper must also navigate her way through this case while avoiding destruction, ghostly and paranormal threats and death.You know, the usual.Delves a little deeperSeawitch, like all of the previous Greywalker novels, expands Richardson s unique magic and supernatural system We see a little bitof Harper s view of the Grey and of the mortal world In particular, there is a focus on the Guardian Beast of the Grey and Harper s relationship with it y know, it being her boss and all The magic of the system also gets some screen time as Harper s understanding of it grows In addition to the supernatural growth, Harper s physical boundaries are expanded The nature of her case means that, sooner or later, Harper will have to spend some time on boats and out on Puget Sound, something that hasn t really happened in the course of the series thus far.The only detracting aspect in my mind comes from my having read the rest of the series, actually In Seawitch, there simply isn t as much development and discovery of the Grey and the various other supernatural elements as there has been in the previous novels Much of this can be attributed, however, to the idea that Harper s experiences have finally reached the point where she is no longer coming upon absolutely new things around every corner This is not a bad thing or a good thing, it just is, but it made the book seem less in comparison.Thicker writing than a typical urban fantasyHaving just burned through five different novels within two weeks, I became aware of something I d always registered unconsciously but never actively realized I read the Greywalker novelsslowly than I do the majority of urban fantasy After thinking on it, I believe this is due to Richardson s specific writing style There is just something about it, some combination of Harper s narrative voice and Richardson s descriptions that forces the reader to slow down and process all of well, all the things ALL THE THINGS To put it in perspective, I can go through one Greywalker novel in two days if I have nothing else going on including my day job In the same amount of time, I can go through three or four other urban fantasy novels Seawitch was no exception to this trend set by the previous installments in the series.Now, this is not to say that Richardson s writing has any blatant problems or that the flow is stilted, as that is most certainly not the case Richardson s writing flows just at a slower pace than that of series like Jim Butcher s The Dresden Files or Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid Chronicles In my opinion, it s a nice change of pace from the usual fare.Organic character developmentsBy far, my most favorite aspect of Seawitch comes in the form of its characters I love everything Quinton, and we get glimpses into his past and family life in this novel He also goes so far as to call out Harper, pointing out some of her own character flaws something which makes them bothhuman And that doesn t even take into account their reactions to the situation and that particular conversation.However, it was Detective Rey Solis and his family that were my absolute favorite parts of Seawitch A lot is revealed about Solis and why he does what he does His reactions when confronted with the reality of the Grey and of the paranormal are completely believable Subsequently, he becomes muchlikable than he was in previous novels.Oh And his wife is awesome Just a heads up.Why should you read this book If you re returning to Harper s story, you won t be disappointed While Seawitch doesn t expand the world as much as previous novels, Harper is still her kick ass self and a bitso, as she isconfident with the whole taking charge thing in Seawitch than in previous novels Quinton makes his appearances, and the glimpses of his past are enough to leave any fan wanting to knowIf you re a newcomer to the series, you might end up a bit lost at the beginning, but not too terribly As always, Richardson s unique system of the Grey captivates, and the sheer amount of character development is admirable With this latest in the Greywalker series, Richardson has crafted a well balanced urban fantasy novel with a kick ass heroine who isn t afraid to take names, a story that will appeal to both mystery and paranormal lovers, and a fantastic supporting cast of characters that bring an exquisite level of believability to Harper s world.Oh, and did I mention mermaids Cause there were mermaids

  4. Suz Suz says:

    I figured out the bones of the mystery very early on, but it was still nice to wait and get the details.

  5. Stephanie G Stephanie G says:

    Harper is sent by an insurance company to investigate a boat that went missing twenty seven years ago and suddenly showed back up at the harbor It didn t have any passengers, but it does look a mess One of the rooms had a lot of blood decorating the floor in a ritualistic manner Rey Solis, a police detective that usually finds his way attached to Harper s unusual cases, is charged with seeing if foul play had anything to do with it, but what he really wants is the dirt on Harper They both ge Harper is sent by an insurance company to investigate a boat that went missing twenty seven years ago and suddenly showed back up at the harbor It didn t have any passengers, but it does look a mess One of the rooms had a lot of blood decorating the floor in a ritualistic manner Rey Solis, a police detective that usually finds his way attached to Harper s unusual cases, is charged with seeing if foul play had anything to do with it, but what he really wants is the dirt on Harper They both get muchthan they bargained for when the truth starts to come out.Seawitch is book seven in the Greywalker series While the central plot stands on its own, away from the series, the characters don t If read separate or out of order readers won t understand Blaine s boyfriend Quinton or why she is so concerned with having Solis around I recommend reading the series in order.Seawitch kicks off with Harper and Solis taking a visit to the ghost ship together Harper, being a Greywalker can slip into a between realm where ghosts and paranormal things lurk Richardson always has some fun description when it comes to the grey Harper slides into the grey paranormal realm on accident in front of Solis, and is kind of attacked while she s at it Events like this keep happening Ghosts and other things keep dropping handy clues for the pair, although the clues are cryptic.Readers get a new look at Solis A lot of his background is unveiled, including his strange family.Harper s boyfriend, Quinton, makes a few brief appearances Enough to let the reader know that his secret agent father has discovered the paranormal, and that our government is going to collect paranormals and study them I hope this plot line plays out It sounds like a good time will be had by all Mwahahahaha cough cough Quinton does join the main cast for the end, but mostly keeps to himself in Seawitch.Alright, time to crack out what was good, and not so good I ve read this series for a while now I remember the first book grabbing me with an action scene that had my mouth hanging half open Seawitch never does that The action scenes are piled full of Richardson s description Her descriptions are awesome, but here it feltlike just plotting movement This is especially true towards the end of the novel Harper carries a wound with her throughout the end of the book At first it hurts her so bad she can t laugh without wincing, but then the wound gets a hundred times worse not only is she laughing, but walks a mile The injury only comes back up when she has a weak moment towards the end.What is good, and what I ve really enjoyed in Richardson s Greywalker series is her use of actual history While most of the actual history in the book takes strange turns that never happened, it s clear how much the author knows on the subject In Seawitch the knowledge of ships and the history of the area seem legit On that note sometimes it was a little too much information, especially where ships and sailing came in.Seawitch is a mystery, but not the kind that Harper really figures out It s mostly ghosts beating her over the head with details, or whispering something cryptic until she finds a way to open up all the details While ghosts beat her over the head, Harper is never dense, one of the reasons I ve stayed with this series for so long She is a resourceful, strong willed and sometimes awkward, but in the right ways.When the series started out it had a plot working in the background that found its conclusion in book five, Labyrinth I m hoping that a new back plot is in the works, or perhaps it s the government thing On a whole the Greywalker series has a lot to offer its readers While it has romantic interests it s far from being central to the story This is a series for mystery lovers Richardson blends her paranormal world into the scientific world making it have aconcrete feel Beth

  6. Marianne Boutet Marianne Boutet says:

    A Good read I also wanted to add a personal note of thanks to Ms Richardson for being so accurate about Puget Sound names, lore etc I am proud to be a Puget Sound local and I loved being to follow the Mambo Moon on its trip to eventual destination Jones Island on a MapQuest map

  7. Keith Ross Keith Ross says:

    Seawitch wasn t a bad story, but I just wasn t into it I found it even less compelling than Downpour, the last book I read in the Greywalker series In this book, Richardson has decided to move formerly minor character Ray Solice into aprominent story position I m not opposed to that, and his family actually seems like they could be interesting The mystery itself, though, is very blah I can only recommend it for big series fans I still have hope that things will take a turn for the be Seawitch wasn t a bad story, but I just wasn t into it I found it even less compelling than Downpour, the last book I read in the Greywalker series In this book, Richardson has decided to move formerly minor character Ray Solice into aprominent story position I m not opposed to that, and his family actually seems like they could be interesting The mystery itself, though, is very blah I can only recommend it for big series fans I still have hope that things will take a turn for the better, as they have before in the series The truth is, though, that it s difficult to stretch a series out this far and not have a few duds

  8. Jill Jill says:

    Started out fun, but got a bit ridiculous

  9. Garrett Jones Garrett Jones says:

    Originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greywalker, Originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greywalker, someone able to see and interact with the Grey, the plane of the ghostly and otherworldly, and home to ghosts and other entities Due to this ability to tread the very thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm of the Grey, Harper lands some decidedly strange cases.The ghost ship Seawitch disappeared twenty seven years ago and hasn t been seen since until now Now, it s the subject of Harper Blaine s latest case, a case that has her teaming up with Detective Rey Solis of the SPD, a man well skeptical of anything falling outside of normal logic On top of a partner who doesn t really trust her, Harper must also navigate her way through this case while avoiding destruction, ghostly and paranormal threats and death.You know, the usual.Delves a little deeperSeawitch, like all of the previous Greywalker novels, expands Richardson s unique magic and supernatural system We see a little bitof Harper s view of the Grey and of the mortal world In particular, there is a focus on the Guardian Beast of the Grey and Harper s relationship with it y know, it being her boss and all The magic of the system also gets some screen time as Harper s understanding of it grows In addition to the supernatural growth, Harper s physical boundaries are expanded The nature of her case means that, sooner or later, Harper will have to spend some time on boats and out on Puget Sound, something that hasn t really happened in the course of the series thus far.The only detracting aspect in my mind comes from my having read the rest of the series, actually In Seawitch, there simply isn t as much development and discovery of the Grey and the various other supernatural elements as there has been in the previous novels Much of this can be attributed, however, to the idea that Harper s experiences have finally reached the point where she is no longer coming upon absolutely new things around every corner This is not a bad thing or a good thing, it just is, but it made the book seem less in comparison.Thicker writing than a typical urban fantasyHaving just burned through five different novels within two weeks, I became aware of something I d always registered unconsciously but never actively realized I read the Greywalker novelsslowly than I do the majority of urban fantasy After thinking on it, I believe this is due to Richardson s specific writing style There is just something about it, some combination of Harper s narrative voice and Richardson s descriptions that forces the reader to slow down and process all of well, all the things ALL THE THINGS To put it in perspective, I can go through one Greywalker novel in two days if I have nothing else going on including my day job In the same amount of time, I can go through three or four other urban fantasy novels Seawitch was no exception to this trend set by the previous installments in the series.Now, this is not to say that Richardson s writing has any blatant problems or that the flow is stilted, as that is most certainly not the case Richardson s writing flows just at a slower pace than that of series like Jim Butcher s The Dresden Files or Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid Chronicles In my opinion, it s a nice change of pace from the usual fare.Organic character developmentsBy far, my most favorite aspect of Seawitch comes in the form of its characters I love everything Quinton, and we get glimpses into his past and family life in this novel He also goes so far as to call out Harper, pointing out some of her own character flaws something which makes them bothhuman And that doesn t even take into account their reactions to the situation and that particular conversation.However, it was Detective Rey Solis and his family that were my absolute favorite parts of Seawitch A lot is revealed about Solis and why he does what he does His reactions when confronted with the reality of the Grey and of the paranormal are completely believable Subsequently, he becomes muchlikable than he was in previous novels.Oh And his wife is awesome Just a heads up.Why should you read this book If you re returning to Harper s story, you won t be disappointed While Seawitch doesn t expand the world as much as previous novels, Harper is still her kick ass self and a bitso, as she isconfident with the whole taking charge thing in Seawitch than in previous novels Quinton makes his appearances, and the glimpses of his past are enough to leave any fan wanting to knowIf you re a newcomer to the series, you might end up a bit lost at the beginning, but not too terribly As always, Richardson s unique system of the Grey captivates, and the sheer amount of character development is admirable With this latest in the Greywalker series, Richardson has crafted a well balanced urban fantasy novel with a kick ass heroine who isn t afraid to take names, a story that will appeal to both mystery and paranormal lovers, and a fantastic supporting cast of characters that bring an exquisite level of believability to Harper s world.Oh, and did I mention mermaids Cause there were mermaids

  10. Kathy Davie Kathy Davie says:

    Seventh in the Greywalker urban fantasy series revolving around Harper Blaine in Seattle My TakePoor Solis He s had his suspicions about Harper and they re all about to be confirmed And then some It turns out he has an ulterior motive to learnabout what he s suspected.There s a strange sort of magic surrounding Harper in this one Not the usual vampires and witches Still, I suppose if Richardson is going to up the legal end of things with Solis as Harper s partner for this case, it s Seventh in the Greywalker urban fantasy series revolving around Harper Blaine in Seattle My TakePoor Solis He s had his suspicions about Harper and they re all about to be confirmed And then some It turns out he has an ulterior motive to learnabout what he s suspected.There s a strange sort of magic surrounding Harper in this one Not the usual vampires and witches Still, I suppose if Richardson is going to up the legal end of things with Solis as Harper s partner for this case, it s only fair We also go home with Solis and meet the family Harper finds out how he talks about her at home We also learn something of his own childhood worries.Appropriately, Richardson tosses a lot of red herrings around in this Critters, unexplainable murders, Fielding s stories which change with the tide, Then there s the actions to repel boardersit certainly appeals to Zantree The StoryHarper is hired by the insurance company to find out where the Seawitch has been for the past 27 years when it suddenly shows up back at its original berth Moldy, mildewed, and falling apart Oh, there s a mystery here, all right But nothing like Harper would expect.The CharactersHarper Blaine has died three times so far in her life Each death brings a change has made itandpossible for her to walk the Grey and protect it She s a Greywalker, the Hands of the Guardian, Paladin of the Dead Chaos is her clever, little ferret and Quinton is her boyfriend, recently recruited back into the agency Not much choice really.James Purlis, Quinton s dad, is circling around again and he s started up a Ghost Division, looking for paranormals Seems he s figured out the same things Quinton did And he s insisting on Quinton s participation A man whom Quinton describes as a step away from Satan.Detective Sergeant Rey Solis is with the Seattle PD and increasingly suspicious of Harper Ximena is his wife and the one he s worried about Especially with an example like his mother in law, Mama Gomez, in the house Mario, Oscar, Martha, and Luis are his kids.Her friends, Mara and Ben Danziger, are out of the country doing research for a book and he s been offered a teaching position in England.Linda Starrett is the widow of the assumed deceased Castor, the owner of the Seawitch I wouldn t call her a happy widow, but she s certainly pleased to be one, for her husband was a wastrel His death was her release from his cruelty Odile Carson had her own issues with her spouse, Les Carson She and Linda were lovers above the line Other passengers besides Les and Castor on that fateful trip included Ruth Ireland Shelly One Night Knight who seems to have a doppelganger came aboard as cook Janice Prince was a boater, a woman who simply wanted to be around boats whom her mother thought was confused and, Gary Fielding, another skirtchaser, standing in as captain for Reeve.John Reeve was the regular captain of the Seawitch Just not that trip He unexpectedly provides clues he never knew he had Jacque Knight, a woman with a strong sense of magic abouther, is caretaking aboard the Pleiades and loves to sing Paul Zantree owns the Mambo Moon and well remembers Shelly Knight.I like Ruth Ireland s family Her father, Walter, is disabled, but his remaining son and daughter, Jon and Jen, are happy to keep an eye on him and tease him.The Guardian Beast is, technically, her boss Only he s not much on communication.Father Otter is the clan chief of the dobhar ch , the water hounds.The CoverThe cover is surprisingly brown My first thought would have been blues for all the marine influence, but then again, considering the rot and decay, perhaps the browns that find the Seawitch listing in the background, with a decrepit pier behind Harper in her tan trenchcoat is theappropriate choice.It s all about the Seawitch Where she s been, what happened to her, and why she s back

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10 thoughts on “Seawitch

  1. Denisa Denisa says:

    the boredom continuesThis one was a bit better than the previous one, but not by much Can t get myself to give it less than 3 stars though, I still like this series and its characters the boredom continuesThis one was a bit better than the previous one, but not by much Can t get myself to give it less than 3 stars though, I still like this series and its characters

  2. ᴥ Irena ᴥ ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

    After she dealt with the mystery of her own family, helped placing the new Guardian Beast, realized she mustn t play with death any, Harper gets a new case A boat that was missing for twenty seven years suddenly comes back without its passengers but with a lot of bloody clues on board.This time, though, she has to work closely with Ray Solis and the Danzingers are in England Fortunately, I wasn t mistaken in liking Ray Solis Harper will even meet his family That experience will show a wh After she dealt with the mystery of her own family, helped placing the new Guardian Beast, realized she mustn t play with death any, Harper gets a new case A boat that was missing for twenty seven years suddenly comes back without its passengers but with a lot of bloody clues on board.This time, though, she has to work closely with Ray Solis and the Danzingers are in England Fortunately, I wasn t mistaken in liking Ray Solis Harper will even meet his family That experience will show a whole new side of him.Magic plays a huge role in this story and Harper will have to deal with without any help from people who know something about it Parts of Seawitch take place on water and there is a lot of stuff about boats which isn t something I find very interesting, but it s not something that ruins the story.As for Quinton, he doesn t let Harper out of his sight as soon as it becomes clear that she needs all the help she can get A member of his family makes an appearance It isn t pleasant, but it might be a piece of a future story It would be great.In Seawitch Harper Blaine gets new friends, realizes that she doesn t need the power she almost got before, finally sees whether the Guardian Beast has anything human left in it, accepts her role as a true friend and, in Quinton s case, a lover too

  3. Ranting Dragon Ranting Dragon says:

    Review originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greyw Review originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greywalker, someone able to see and interact with the Grey, the plane of the ghostly and otherworldly, and home to ghosts and other entities Due to this ability to tread the very thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm of the Grey, Harper lands some decidedly strange cases.The ghost ship Seawitch disappeared twenty seven years ago and hasn t been seen since until now Now, it s the subject of Harper Blaine s latest case, a case that has her teaming up with Detective Rey Solis of the SPD, a man well skeptical of anything falling outside of normal logic On top of a partner who doesn t really trust her, Harper must also navigate her way through this case while avoiding destruction, ghostly and paranormal threats and death.You know, the usual.Delves a little deeperSeawitch, like all of the previous Greywalker novels, expands Richardson s unique magic and supernatural system We see a little bitof Harper s view of the Grey and of the mortal world In particular, there is a focus on the Guardian Beast of the Grey and Harper s relationship with it y know, it being her boss and all The magic of the system also gets some screen time as Harper s understanding of it grows In addition to the supernatural growth, Harper s physical boundaries are expanded The nature of her case means that, sooner or later, Harper will have to spend some time on boats and out on Puget Sound, something that hasn t really happened in the course of the series thus far.The only detracting aspect in my mind comes from my having read the rest of the series, actually In Seawitch, there simply isn t as much development and discovery of the Grey and the various other supernatural elements as there has been in the previous novels Much of this can be attributed, however, to the idea that Harper s experiences have finally reached the point where she is no longer coming upon absolutely new things around every corner This is not a bad thing or a good thing, it just is, but it made the book seem less in comparison.Thicker writing than a typical urban fantasyHaving just burned through five different novels within two weeks, I became aware of something I d always registered unconsciously but never actively realized I read the Greywalker novelsslowly than I do the majority of urban fantasy After thinking on it, I believe this is due to Richardson s specific writing style There is just something about it, some combination of Harper s narrative voice and Richardson s descriptions that forces the reader to slow down and process all of well, all the things ALL THE THINGS To put it in perspective, I can go through one Greywalker novel in two days if I have nothing else going on including my day job In the same amount of time, I can go through three or four other urban fantasy novels Seawitch was no exception to this trend set by the previous installments in the series.Now, this is not to say that Richardson s writing has any blatant problems or that the flow is stilted, as that is most certainly not the case Richardson s writing flows just at a slower pace than that of series like Jim Butcher s The Dresden Files or Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid Chronicles In my opinion, it s a nice change of pace from the usual fare.Organic character developmentsBy far, my most favorite aspect of Seawitch comes in the form of its characters I love everything Quinton, and we get glimpses into his past and family life in this novel He also goes so far as to call out Harper, pointing out some of her own character flaws something which makes them bothhuman And that doesn t even take into account their reactions to the situation and that particular conversation.However, it was Detective Rey Solis and his family that were my absolute favorite parts of Seawitch A lot is revealed about Solis and why he does what he does His reactions when confronted with the reality of the Grey and of the paranormal are completely believable Subsequently, he becomes muchlikable than he was in previous novels.Oh And his wife is awesome Just a heads up.Why should you read this book If you re returning to Harper s story, you won t be disappointed While Seawitch doesn t expand the world as much as previous novels, Harper is still her kick ass self and a bitso, as she isconfident with the whole taking charge thing in Seawitch than in previous novels Quinton makes his appearances, and the glimpses of his past are enough to leave any fan wanting to knowIf you re a newcomer to the series, you might end up a bit lost at the beginning, but not too terribly As always, Richardson s unique system of the Grey captivates, and the sheer amount of character development is admirable With this latest in the Greywalker series, Richardson has crafted a well balanced urban fantasy novel with a kick ass heroine who isn t afraid to take names, a story that will appeal to both mystery and paranormal lovers, and a fantastic supporting cast of characters that bring an exquisite level of believability to Harper s world.Oh, and did I mention mermaids Cause there were mermaids

  4. Suz Suz says:

    I figured out the bones of the mystery very early on, but it was still nice to wait and get the details.

  5. Stephanie G Stephanie G says:

    Harper is sent by an insurance company to investigate a boat that went missing twenty seven years ago and suddenly showed back up at the harbor It didn t have any passengers, but it does look a mess One of the rooms had a lot of blood decorating the floor in a ritualistic manner Rey Solis, a police detective that usually finds his way attached to Harper s unusual cases, is charged with seeing if foul play had anything to do with it, but what he really wants is the dirt on Harper They both ge Harper is sent by an insurance company to investigate a boat that went missing twenty seven years ago and suddenly showed back up at the harbor It didn t have any passengers, but it does look a mess One of the rooms had a lot of blood decorating the floor in a ritualistic manner Rey Solis, a police detective that usually finds his way attached to Harper s unusual cases, is charged with seeing if foul play had anything to do with it, but what he really wants is the dirt on Harper They both get muchthan they bargained for when the truth starts to come out.Seawitch is book seven in the Greywalker series While the central plot stands on its own, away from the series, the characters don t If read separate or out of order readers won t understand Blaine s boyfriend Quinton or why she is so concerned with having Solis around I recommend reading the series in order.Seawitch kicks off with Harper and Solis taking a visit to the ghost ship together Harper, being a Greywalker can slip into a between realm where ghosts and paranormal things lurk Richardson always has some fun description when it comes to the grey Harper slides into the grey paranormal realm on accident in front of Solis, and is kind of attacked while she s at it Events like this keep happening Ghosts and other things keep dropping handy clues for the pair, although the clues are cryptic.Readers get a new look at Solis A lot of his background is unveiled, including his strange family.Harper s boyfriend, Quinton, makes a few brief appearances Enough to let the reader know that his secret agent father has discovered the paranormal, and that our government is going to collect paranormals and study them I hope this plot line plays out It sounds like a good time will be had by all Mwahahahaha cough cough Quinton does join the main cast for the end, but mostly keeps to himself in Seawitch.Alright, time to crack out what was good, and not so good I ve read this series for a while now I remember the first book grabbing me with an action scene that had my mouth hanging half open Seawitch never does that The action scenes are piled full of Richardson s description Her descriptions are awesome, but here it feltlike just plotting movement This is especially true towards the end of the novel Harper carries a wound with her throughout the end of the book At first it hurts her so bad she can t laugh without wincing, but then the wound gets a hundred times worse not only is she laughing, but walks a mile The injury only comes back up when she has a weak moment towards the end.What is good, and what I ve really enjoyed in Richardson s Greywalker series is her use of actual history While most of the actual history in the book takes strange turns that never happened, it s clear how much the author knows on the subject In Seawitch the knowledge of ships and the history of the area seem legit On that note sometimes it was a little too much information, especially where ships and sailing came in.Seawitch is a mystery, but not the kind that Harper really figures out It s mostly ghosts beating her over the head with details, or whispering something cryptic until she finds a way to open up all the details While ghosts beat her over the head, Harper is never dense, one of the reasons I ve stayed with this series for so long She is a resourceful, strong willed and sometimes awkward, but in the right ways.When the series started out it had a plot working in the background that found its conclusion in book five, Labyrinth I m hoping that a new back plot is in the works, or perhaps it s the government thing On a whole the Greywalker series has a lot to offer its readers While it has romantic interests it s far from being central to the story This is a series for mystery lovers Richardson blends her paranormal world into the scientific world making it have aconcrete feel Beth

  6. Marianne Boutet Marianne Boutet says:

    A Good read I also wanted to add a personal note of thanks to Ms Richardson for being so accurate about Puget Sound names, lore etc I am proud to be a Puget Sound local and I loved being to follow the Mambo Moon on its trip to eventual destination Jones Island on a MapQuest map

  7. Keith Ross Keith Ross says:

    Seawitch wasn t a bad story, but I just wasn t into it I found it even less compelling than Downpour, the last book I read in the Greywalker series In this book, Richardson has decided to move formerly minor character Ray Solice into aprominent story position I m not opposed to that, and his family actually seems like they could be interesting The mystery itself, though, is very blah I can only recommend it for big series fans I still have hope that things will take a turn for the be Seawitch wasn t a bad story, but I just wasn t into it I found it even less compelling than Downpour, the last book I read in the Greywalker series In this book, Richardson has decided to move formerly minor character Ray Solice into aprominent story position I m not opposed to that, and his family actually seems like they could be interesting The mystery itself, though, is very blah I can only recommend it for big series fans I still have hope that things will take a turn for the better, as they have before in the series The truth is, though, that it s difficult to stretch a series out this far and not have a few duds

  8. Jill Jill says:

    Started out fun, but got a bit ridiculous

  9. Garrett Jones Garrett Jones says:

    Originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greywalker, Originally posted here is the seventh novel of the nationally bestselling Greywalker series by Kat Richardson Private investigator and Greywalker Harper Blaine is back in Seattle after the the events of book six Downpour took both her and her boyfriend out of their comfort zones and to a national park near Seattle.Harper Blaine used to be a smaller time private investigator that is, until she died for two minutes Now, she s a Greywalker, someone able to see and interact with the Grey, the plane of the ghostly and otherworldly, and home to ghosts and other entities Due to this ability to tread the very thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm of the Grey, Harper lands some decidedly strange cases.The ghost ship Seawitch disappeared twenty seven years ago and hasn t been seen since until now Now, it s the subject of Harper Blaine s latest case, a case that has her teaming up with Detective Rey Solis of the SPD, a man well skeptical of anything falling outside of normal logic On top of a partner who doesn t really trust her, Harper must also navigate her way through this case while avoiding destruction, ghostly and paranormal threats and death.You know, the usual.Delves a little deeperSeawitch, like all of the previous Greywalker novels, expands Richardson s unique magic and supernatural system We see a little bitof Harper s view of the Grey and of the mortal world In particular, there is a focus on the Guardian Beast of the Grey and Harper s relationship with it y know, it being her boss and all The magic of the system also gets some screen time as Harper s understanding of it grows In addition to the supernatural growth, Harper s physical boundaries are expanded The nature of her case means that, sooner or later, Harper will have to spend some time on boats and out on Puget Sound, something that hasn t really happened in the course of the series thus far.The only detracting aspect in my mind comes from my having read the rest of the series, actually In Seawitch, there simply isn t as much development and discovery of the Grey and the various other supernatural elements as there has been in the previous novels Much of this can be attributed, however, to the idea that Harper s experiences have finally reached the point where she is no longer coming upon absolutely new things around every corner This is not a bad thing or a good thing, it just is, but it made the book seem less in comparison.Thicker writing than a typical urban fantasyHaving just burned through five different novels within two weeks, I became aware of something I d always registered unconsciously but never actively realized I read the Greywalker novelsslowly than I do the majority of urban fantasy After thinking on it, I believe this is due to Richardson s specific writing style There is just something about it, some combination of Harper s narrative voice and Richardson s descriptions that forces the reader to slow down and process all of well, all the things ALL THE THINGS To put it in perspective, I can go through one Greywalker novel in two days if I have nothing else going on including my day job In the same amount of time, I can go through three or four other urban fantasy novels Seawitch was no exception to this trend set by the previous installments in the series.Now, this is not to say that Richardson s writing has any blatant problems or that the flow is stilted, as that is most certainly not the case Richardson s writing flows just at a slower pace than that of series like Jim Butcher s The Dresden Files or Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid Chronicles In my opinion, it s a nice change of pace from the usual fare.Organic character developmentsBy far, my most favorite aspect of Seawitch comes in the form of its characters I love everything Quinton, and we get glimpses into his past and family life in this novel He also goes so far as to call out Harper, pointing out some of her own character flaws something which makes them bothhuman And that doesn t even take into account their reactions to the situation and that particular conversation.However, it was Detective Rey Solis and his family that were my absolute favorite parts of Seawitch A lot is revealed about Solis and why he does what he does His reactions when confronted with the reality of the Grey and of the paranormal are completely believable Subsequently, he becomes muchlikable than he was in previous novels.Oh And his wife is awesome Just a heads up.Why should you read this book If you re returning to Harper s story, you won t be disappointed While Seawitch doesn t expand the world as much as previous novels, Harper is still her kick ass self and a bitso, as she isconfident with the whole taking charge thing in Seawitch than in previous novels Quinton makes his appearances, and the glimpses of his past are enough to leave any fan wanting to knowIf you re a newcomer to the series, you might end up a bit lost at the beginning, but not too terribly As always, Richardson s unique system of the Grey captivates, and the sheer amount of character development is admirable With this latest in the Greywalker series, Richardson has crafted a well balanced urban fantasy novel with a kick ass heroine who isn t afraid to take names, a story that will appeal to both mystery and paranormal lovers, and a fantastic supporting cast of characters that bring an exquisite level of believability to Harper s world.Oh, and did I mention mermaids Cause there were mermaids

  10. Kathy Davie Kathy Davie says:

    Seventh in the Greywalker urban fantasy series revolving around Harper Blaine in Seattle My TakePoor Solis He s had his suspicions about Harper and they re all about to be confirmed And then some It turns out he has an ulterior motive to learnabout what he s suspected.There s a strange sort of magic surrounding Harper in this one Not the usual vampires and witches Still, I suppose if Richardson is going to up the legal end of things with Solis as Harper s partner for this case, it s Seventh in the Greywalker urban fantasy series revolving around Harper Blaine in Seattle My TakePoor Solis He s had his suspicions about Harper and they re all about to be confirmed And then some It turns out he has an ulterior motive to learnabout what he s suspected.There s a strange sort of magic surrounding Harper in this one Not the usual vampires and witches Still, I suppose if Richardson is going to up the legal end of things with Solis as Harper s partner for this case, it s only fair We also go home with Solis and meet the family Harper finds out how he talks about her at home We also learn something of his own childhood worries.Appropriately, Richardson tosses a lot of red herrings around in this Critters, unexplainable murders, Fielding s stories which change with the tide, Then there s the actions to repel boardersit certainly appeals to Zantree The StoryHarper is hired by the insurance company to find out where the Seawitch has been for the past 27 years when it suddenly shows up back at its original berth Moldy, mildewed, and falling apart Oh, there s a mystery here, all right But nothing like Harper would expect.The CharactersHarper Blaine has died three times so far in her life Each death brings a change has made itandpossible for her to walk the Grey and protect it She s a Greywalker, the Hands of the Guardian, Paladin of the Dead Chaos is her clever, little ferret and Quinton is her boyfriend, recently recruited back into the agency Not much choice really.James Purlis, Quinton s dad, is circling around again and he s started up a Ghost Division, looking for paranormals Seems he s figured out the same things Quinton did And he s insisting on Quinton s participation A man whom Quinton describes as a step away from Satan.Detective Sergeant Rey Solis is with the Seattle PD and increasingly suspicious of Harper Ximena is his wife and the one he s worried about Especially with an example like his mother in law, Mama Gomez, in the house Mario, Oscar, Martha, and Luis are his kids.Her friends, Mara and Ben Danziger, are out of the country doing research for a book and he s been offered a teaching position in England.Linda Starrett is the widow of the assumed deceased Castor, the owner of the Seawitch I wouldn t call her a happy widow, but she s certainly pleased to be one, for her husband was a wastrel His death was her release from his cruelty Odile Carson had her own issues with her spouse, Les Carson She and Linda were lovers above the line Other passengers besides Les and Castor on that fateful trip included Ruth Ireland Shelly One Night Knight who seems to have a doppelganger came aboard as cook Janice Prince was a boater, a woman who simply wanted to be around boats whom her mother thought was confused and, Gary Fielding, another skirtchaser, standing in as captain for Reeve.John Reeve was the regular captain of the Seawitch Just not that trip He unexpectedly provides clues he never knew he had Jacque Knight, a woman with a strong sense of magic abouther, is caretaking aboard the Pleiades and loves to sing Paul Zantree owns the Mambo Moon and well remembers Shelly Knight.I like Ruth Ireland s family Her father, Walter, is disabled, but his remaining son and daughter, Jon and Jen, are happy to keep an eye on him and tease him.The Guardian Beast is, technically, her boss Only he s not much on communication.Father Otter is the clan chief of the dobhar ch , the water hounds.The CoverThe cover is surprisingly brown My first thought would have been blues for all the marine influence, but then again, considering the rot and decay, perhaps the browns that find the Seawitch listing in the background, with a decrepit pier behind Harper in her tan trenchcoat is theappropriate choice.It s all about the Seawitch Where she s been, what happened to her, and why she s back

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