The Ghostwriter’s Legacy, the third book in The Ghostwriter’s Series, continues an epic tale, which purports to be the autobiography of God, or, as He insists, not God, but the Creator of our universe, a universe which is only one of many. It continues the Creator’s journey through forever, finding Himself potentially immortal, but alone, reeling from the greatest loss, fighting to have the strength to honor the greatest of gifts, or is it the greatest of curses, giving truth to the words, oft repeated through the series, “Forever is a very long time.”
As with the first two books, The Ghostwriter’s Legacy introduces the hero of the next alternate narrative thread, Jonathon Fry’s great-grandson, Sammy; who was given a copy of his great-grandfather’s book when he was six years old and refused to believe it was just fiction. He believed the words within were Magick.
This story continues the story of “God” aka the “Creator of our universe.” It also brings in Sammy and Eve. Sammy is related to the writer who was practically overcome in the first two books while writing the blog about the Creator’s life. Unlike the first two books which had a good balance, this book was dominated by the blog/book, while Sammy and Eve’s story fell by the wayside. It was like a tablespoon in a gallon of words. That imbalance caused a lot of issues for me. I found I enjoyed neither narrative very much. That being said I did like the addition of Mary.
The Creator’s story, which ended so well in book two, picks up and runs millions of years into the future. Although enjoying at parts, it does stretch the imagination. At the same time Sammy Fry is brilliant and inspired by the book his great-grandfather wrote. He is enamored by a girl who is good at biology. Deciding to work together to emulate the book, they find out a lot about forever and about themselves. And I can be honest in saying most of it isn’t good. The theme of sex and the need to connect with others continues. I found Sammy and Eve’s story to be hallow and felt like filler with its rampant sex scenes and little dynamic. There are still compelling themes and very graphic sex, but this one felt less fleshed out.
Although the transition from book 2 to book 3 was seamless, I found it to be an overall disappointing addition to the series. It had a strong start that was as interesting as the first two books. The dark edges of the story surprising but flowed. After about half way I found the writing lagged like a boat that was too heavily loaded on one side. Until it felt like I was pulled into unnecessary circles. As though it were a platform to showcase information rather than progress the story.
I would 100% still recommend the first books in the trilogy but I wished I’d stopped there. Book 2 has a poignant end that grips the soul and has the same points that book 3 had. There were aspects of book 3 I did enjoy, so perhaps it will float your boat rather than pull it in listless circles. That begin said, I’d absolutely pick this author up again.
After the first two books were amazingly imaginative and compelling, I found this one disappointing. Still a good book, just not a great one.
Where did I get a copy?
The author provided me one. This is a voluntary review.