A ghost story unlike one you’ve ever read! When a lethal 30-year-old secret tears apart Joe and Carol’s marriage, Joe heads for his beloved woods to recuperate, only to discover that they’re filled with evil spirits.
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Here is a brief description of the book:
When I take the eyes of the dead, they cannot find their way to Ponemah, the Land of the Spirits, on their own. Instead they wander blindly, crashing about the forest.
It falls to Pauguck to lead them out.
When a person dies, an ancient spirit takes his soul to the next life. He is Pauguck, the Retriever of Souls—and he has always argued with Raven, a mischievous spirit who blinds the spirits of the dead, leaving Pauguck alone to guide them to the Land of the Spirits. But today, the stakes of their argument are even higher.
Two men are on a river trip—and one of them wants to die. Pauguck does not believe the men on the river will need his services, but Raven is determined to do everything to end their lives. So it’s up to the river guide to save himself and his suicidal passenger from fire, wild animals, and the single-minded Raven.
Filled with ancient spirits and deadly secrets, this chilling wilderness tale is sure to keep your heart racing, for no-one is safe from the terror of the river.
Meet the Author:
John Gubbins lives with his wife, Carol, alongside the Escanaba River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Spending his teenage years studying traditional theology and philosophy, Mr. Gubbins later attended the University of Chicago, where he received a graduate degree in humanities, and Columbia University Law School, where he received a Juris Doctor degree. After pursuing a big-city law career, he came to his senses and settled his family near some of the Midwest’s greatest trout streams. He spends his free time with Carol and his son, Alex, fishing, camping, and reading poetry.
Mr. Gubbins’s first novel, Profound River, a historical novel set in fifteenth-century Britain, has been acclaimed for its lyrical writing, scholarship, and originality.
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