Spirit Warriors

by Devin O'Branagan | Horror |
ISBN: 0671667742 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Morgaine77 of Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on 12/11/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Sunday, December 11, 2005
The very first time I saw this book was way back in school. A classmate was reading it and she let me read the first chapter or so. (ahem... that was during latin class...) I was so captivated by it that I had my grandma get it at the library for me (she had the library pass for the whole family ;-)). If she knew what sort of book it was, I'm sure she wouldn't have gotten it... LOL
In the whole city, in all libraries, there was just ONE copy. The main library had to order it from another library just for me.

For some weird reason a few years back I suddenly remembered this book. The first time I read it in German, now I wanted to read it in English. I looked high and low for it and FINALLY found it at an online used bookstore. (Shipping was way more expensive than the book itself... LOL)
It was worth every single cent. (The author wrote only two books: "Spirit Warriors" and "Witch Hunt". Of course I also got the other book!)

The ancient war between good and evil is described very captivating. Various spiritual believes are woven together. We follow the stories of the key people but in the end they are all brought together to defeat the ultimate evil...
The book is battered and well loved. :-)

From the back cover:
"The final conflict begins...
On February 5, 1962 - a day marked by strange astronomical events - the first piece of an ancient Hopi prophecy falls into place: two very special children are born. One will bring Armageddon. The other can save the planet - but only with the help of her guardians.
And so they come together, the three born of the same fire. Fay, the gypsy girl, gifted with the Sight that foretold a horrifying future; Neva, child of the Zuni and Navajo, who wields the secret power of the medicine way; Eric, soldier of fortune, survivor of his own hell on earth, Vietnam.
Now is their time to choose between darkness and light... to embrace the forbidden, erotic pleasures of the abyss... or cling to the lifeforce. The Antichrist has summoned a deadly virus into the world, and no man, beast, or blade of grass can escape its carnage. Only the guardians can decide the final outcome. Their destiny is the destiny of all, in a struggle of passion, power and the ultimat evil... Spirit Warriors"


Journal Entry 2 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Monday, December 12, 2005
This book will be made into a Bookring. If you're interested, please PM me with your shipping preferences!

Participants:
1.ebonystar UK (prefers to ship within UK, would ship international, surface)
2.Charlieboots76 UK (ships international, surface)
3.yogie Sweden (prefers to ship within Sweden, would ship within Europe)
4. ...and back to me, Morgaine77
5. NeedSun Canada (passing on personally at the BC Convention in Toronto 2006!)
6. CheriePie USA
7. ... back to me, Morgaine77 in Switzerland

Journal Entry 3 by Morgaine77 at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 17, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (12/17/2005 UTC) at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to ebonystar, the first participant in this ring. :-) Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by ebonystar from Saint John, New Brunswick Canada on Friday, December 23, 2005
thanks morgaine77! will read this book over christmas :)
10/01/06
ok, i did read *nearly* all of this, i'm sorry to say i got a bit fed up with it towards the end. the whole story got a bit unbelievable and i started making excuses not to read it, lol.
anyway, sending to charlieboots76 also in the uk, very soon. enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 20, 2006
Mant thanks ebonystar I recieved the book this morning. It is next on my tbr list.

Journal Entry 6 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I have now finished this book and enjoyed reading it. I have yogies address and will post it on in the next few days. Many thanks Morgaine77 for the chance of reading it. :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingyogiewing from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Received today in the mail. Thanks Charlieboots76 and Morgaine77! :)
Will read this after I have finished the book I'm currently reading. These bookring books just keep on coming ;)

Journal Entry 8 by wingyogiewing from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Thursday, March 23, 2006
I thought the book was really good. I loved the way the new age energy came into the book and mixed with old mythology and religions :)
Once thing that bugged me, though, was that the book was sort of American vs. Middle East. The good guys are all from somewhere in America, mainly USA and the perverted bad guys are from the Middle East.
Overall the book was great, but a bit too scary in some parts :S I had to read comics before being able to go to sleep at night ;)

Journal Entry 9 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Saturday, April 01, 2006
And the book is safe back home with me. Thanks yogie!
This book will come to me to the BC-Convention in Toronto where I'll pass it on to NeedSun. :-)

Journal Entry 10 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Morgaine passed this on to me at the convention, thanks so much.

Wow, Morgaine, you are awesome! It was a real pleasure to meet you. I hope you are having a ton of fun in San Diego. Wish I were there. It is still raining here :(

Journal Entry 11 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 31, 2006
This book was great! I seldom rate a book a 10 but I thought this one deserved it.

I was fascinated by how the different pagan religions had so many similarities. I wish I had the drive to delve deeper into this topic. I also wish the cover art of the book was not so gory. This book is not in any way a horror story yet the cover art could really put people off reading it.

This book and The Mediator are in an envelope for Cherie. Hopefully, I will get them in the mail today.

Edit June 2: Sent by air today (along with a little surprise for Cherie)

Journal Entry 12 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Got this in the mail today. Thank you Joanne! I wuv u for remembering that I asked about that sunscreen too! It'll come to good use when Mike and I take the RV to the Cape next weekend for his birthday. (Bunnies are coming too!)

I've got a few other books to get to before this, rings and promised swap books and since I'm last on the list before it heads home, I hope you don't mind Tanja if I hang on to it for a little longer than a month.... not that much longer, I promise! :)

Journal Entry 13 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Friday, June 09, 2006
Piping up real quickly here... ;-)
Take all the time you need, hon! As you said, since you're last on the list it doesn't really matter. :-)
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
This was a really great book! I caught a few grammatical errors, but seeing as this was the first published edition of the paperback, I assume they've since been fixed in more recent releases. That said (cuz I'm such a nit pick LOL), I was really surprised with how good this book was, and I enjoyed it immensely. Even though I don't see how the Native Americans can associate the color yellow with Earth. hehe (My tradition usually associates yellow with Air, which they used Blue for, and though I can see that because of the sky, you then have to make Water green instead of blue, and nice Caribbean water is blue anyway, and then once you've used green, you don't have it available for Earth and are stuck with using yellow.) Okay so maybe that's the 2nd thing I could pick on, and why I only gave it a 9 instead of a 10.

But none of that detracted from the story for me. I really enjoyed the characters. Fay really annoyed me with how gullible she was as soon as a man showed her the least little bit of attention, but I realize that's exactly how human nature is, that people see what they want to see when they're getting their needs met, or their egos stroked as in Fay's case since Ahriman made her feel loved and needed again. Neva was great, she was my favorite! :)

In any case, I've got my work cut out for me the next couple of days, and won't have time to get this back in the mail on it's way home to Morgaine until after I've returned from Starwood sometime after the 24th. Thanks for sharing it with us hon! :)

UPDATE 05-AUG-2006: I packaged this book up today and it's now ready to go out in Monday's mail (07-Aug-2006). It's being sent via Surface mail since Air was not very cost-efficient in this case. (It usually is for packages weighing 6 ounces or under, but this was 7.5 so it had to go as 8 oz.)

Journal Entry 15 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Thursday, August 10, 2006
The book arrived safely back home in Switzerland, thanks for sending, Cherie! *hugs*

I'm really happy that quite a few of you liked the book as much as I did! Thanks to all for making this Ring a success!

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