Worldwide Library, 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10279
Price: $14.95 U.S./$18.95 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Joanne Walker, also known as Siobhan Walkingstick, has the uncanny ability to heal. The cop and shaman, has supernatural powers that are sometimes overwhelming and not always kind, especially when one cannot always control them.
Gary, a cab driver, is Joanne’s best friend and likes hers. He is there if she needs him for anything.
Captain Michael Morrison is Joanne’s boss with the Seattle Police Department, North Precinct.
Coyote is someone who meets with her and offers insight on matters when she is sent to the Dead Zone. He does not wish Joanne to get killed when she is in the spirit world.
Joanne Walker is not your ordinary police cop. As a woman who lives alone she is often encountered with many events that she tries to understand in her spirit world. She hoped to leave her Cherokee heritage behind and go by her own rules but sometimes that is not always easy especially when Coyote is around. At times she wonders is Coyote and Morrison the same. After constantly working to try to save mankind, she feels she could use a much-needed break when pandemonium breaks out again. When Joanne discovers a dead woman she finds their lives connecting. In time she is faced with stirring events that could bring help to the planet. With no time to waste, she prepares to offer help then finds her spirit vanishing. Now Joanne must turn to others for aid. After accidentally unleashing demons, she knows she has not learned to control her powers and must get a handle on matters before it is too late. And as a healer, she has something that the spirit creature does not have but is it enough to return her energy to get rid of unwanted monsters?
Thunderbird Falls is a gripping action-packed tale that holds the readers interest. I love the courage that Joanne exhibits but sometimes she feels she could do more which allows her character to be a bit more believable. I also like the way she cares for mankind. With a touch of suspense mingled with some mystery, the characters are taken on a whirlwind ride throughout the book. C.E. Murphy sets a picturesque scene with appealing characters that weave throughout the storyline. She pens a likeable book that carries the reader into a Dead Zone of a spirit world that can almost be visualized through Joanne’s eyes. I am anxious to see where the story will venture with Coyote. The in-depth secondary characters create a nice blending of events in a world that keeps the reader surrounded with many myths and legends.
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