DNF @ 50%. This started out ok, but went nowhere fast. The edition I have is only 300 pages long, so you'd think I'd be able to push through, however around page 140 I found I was dreading opening the book back up and continuing, so I knew it was over. If you enjoy dinner parties with quirky people and strange names, and reading about a woman doing research in a library, well, by golly, this book is for you. That's all that happened in the first half of the book. The premise on the back makes you think it's about a haunted house, and a woman reconnecting with her dead mother and her missing father, when in reality, the main character, Truth, is as bland as chalk and doesn't really care about anyone or anything. Her aunt and caregiver of more than thirty years dies and she can't even summon up enough feeling to call her on the phone. She works at some college doing paranormal study but doesn't seem to find joy in that, either. Marion Zimmer Bradley describes Truth's haircut as 'sensible'at least three times in the first half of the book. Every single character is an admitted (by the author!!) cliche. There's zero magic, zero haunting, and filled with Truth wandering around the house, being angry at everyone, and leaving to go to the library. That's it. It's as if MZB just needed a paycheck and was dragging herself through writing this. The story isn't going anywhere, and I don't see the next 150 pages paying off or going any place I want it to go. This is a huge let-down, since I really, truly enjoyed Firebrand, but also DNF'd The Priestess of Avalon, and was hoping that Ghostlight would tip the balance back in her favor. Sadly, it didn't.

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