#1 Child of the Ghosts

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Read an excerpt of “Child of the Ghosts” here.

When her life is torn apart by sorcery and murder, young Caina Amalas joins the Ghosts, the legendary spies and assassins of the Emperor of Nighmar. She learns the secrets of disguise and stealth, of assassination and infiltration.

But even that might not be enough to save her.

For the evil that destroyed her family seeks to devour the entire world…

25 thoughts on “#1 Child of the Ghosts

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  4. Nikki Holiday

    Well, I’ve recently read “Child of the Ghosts”,which is actually why I’m here. I got it for free, and I got it because of the authors you mentioned in the description. I’m a fan of both Tamora Pierce and Robin McKinley, and so I sat down and read your book over the next few days. I really did enjoy it, and am now looking to read the next books in the series. It was the first book to completely catch my attention and draw me in since a long while and I wanted to congradulate you on your awesome book.

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Nikki,

      Thanks for the kind words about “Child of the Ghosts”, and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      Currently there are two more “Ghosts” books – “Ghost in the Flames”, followed by “Ghost in the Blood”. Starting in January, I’m planning to write a fourth book, “Ghost in the Storm”.

      There are also “Ghosts” stories in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress 22 through 25.



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  7. angelina norton

    I loved all three of your ghost books and thought the heroine Caina was brilliant. I also thought that Halfdan and Ark were fab, but wanted Ark and Caina to get together. Does Caina ever find romance? It would seem a shame, if she didn’t.

    PS This series would make an excellent set of films. There are too many remakes at the mo and not enough originality out there! I can just see the evil Maglarion and Caina’s battle on the big screen! It would be great!

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Angelina,

      Thanks for the kind words about THE GHOSTS books!

      As for the question about romance, I’m planning to start the next GHOSTS book, GHOST IN THE STORM, in the next few weeks. So you’ll soon have the chance to read and find out! 🙂

  8. Harrison

    I was just on my kindle looking for a book about ghosts when your book popped up “child of the ghosts”. So I downloaded it, the title threw me off a bit as I thought it was about spirits. Well I’m not a big reader but I read the book in about 2 days, and I loved it so much I bought the second one and just finished reading it. Now I think I will buy the third one to read, these books are amazing they keep you guessing and feeling for Caina. Your books are great keep up the work

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Harrison,

      Thanks for the kind words for CHILD OF THE GHOSTS! I’m glad you liked the book, even if it wasn’t quite what you expected. 🙂

      Just this week I released the fourth book in THE GHOSTS series, GHOST IN THE STORM.


  9. jacques loyez

    hello i was reading a ubuntu book at the end i read the first chapter of
    a ghost book i enjoyed it so much i downloaded the book and read it very very
    good first rate and look forward to read the rest of the collection
    you must understand i m a 65 years old french man and it is new type of
    reading for me.
    Best Regards

  10. Maggs

    I really enjoyed this book and I can assure you that I will be reading the rest of the series pronto. 🙂 I also agree with Angelina Norton; this would be fantastic on screen. Keep up the great work and thank you.

  11. Sharyn Lynes

    Hi, have just finished reading Child of the Ghosts and enjoyed it very much. Have already purchased the remaining books in this series. The unique world Caina lives in seems to be either black or white (good or evil) with little gray areas. Caina is a very strong female character I like very much. For her to endure and live after the horrors she was put through and grow into a young woman with the ability to care for others is amazing. Not to mention retaining her sanity! All the supporting characters are also amazing. Good people sometimes have to do bad things however your characters do so and remain on the side of Good. 🙂 SL

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the book! I’m glad you liked it.

      CHILD OF THE GHOSTS is definitely one my favorite books, and it was one of the more interesting ones to write.

  12. Teodora Byrne

    Hi Jonathan,

    I have finished the first book in the series last week. I found you on Amazon by mistake and I enjoyed the synopsis of the book – thought to give it a go.
    Absolutely fell in love with Caina, because she is strong willed, stubborn and clever. The characters are believable, the way the story unfolds kept me gripped and the macabre descriptions were the icing on the cake.
    Needless to say I bought the next ones in the series and I am very much looking forward to liking Caina even more!

    Only words of praise from my end! Keep up the good work!

    All the best,

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the book! I’m glad you liked it. Hopefully the rest of the books will be to your liking as well.

      I’ll do my best to keep up the good work. 🙂


  13. Joshua

    I was going on a road trip on students budget so i grabbed a whole bunch of free kindle books. I didn’t start it till a month later and I’m deeply upset with my self. AMAZING first book brought me in and didn’t let go till i finished the book couple of hours later. Starting the second book now. My comparison to this series would be Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper trilogy.

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the book! I’m glad you liked it.

      I haven’t read the Beka Cooper trilogy yet, though I have read some of the Alanna books.


  14. paula daigle

    Love your books reading child of ghost book 9thank you for letting us see it go own .so many authors leave us hanging thank you

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! I am glad you liked the books.

      I’ve found that cliffhangers are a bad idea in the first book of the series, and even later books they should only be used sparingly. Like sriracha sauce.

    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks! Here’s the complete order of the novels and the short stories:

      Child of the Ghosts
      Ghost Aria
      Ghost in the Flames
      Ghost Dagger
      Ghost Light
      Ghost in the Blood
      The Fall of Kyrace
      Ghost in the Storm
      Ghost in the Stone
      Ghost in the Forge
      Ghost Claws
      Ghost Omens
      Ghost in the Ashes
      Ghost in the Mask
      Ghost Thorns
      Ghost Undying
      Ghost in the Surge
      Ghost in the Cowl
      Ghost Sword
      Ghost in the Maze
      Ghost Price
      Ghost Relics
      Ghost in the Hunt
      Ghost Keeper
      Ghost Nails
      Blood Artists
      Bound To The Eye
      Ghost in the Razor


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