Shui Gui by Vivian Towers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Review: SHUI GUI by Vivian Towers
SHUI GUI is brand-new, a debut novel--but I'm intuiting a series for Hunter, the young man whose soul is not alone. A really different coming-of-age tale, SHUI GUI traces the experiences of a young boy, a military son in Germany, who at the age of twelve, drowns, then is revived, possessed by a Shui Gui--a Chinese water ghost, the soul of an old Buddhist monk [who is not all sweetness and light]. At first Hunter must cope with the evil aspect of the Shui Gui, but as time passes his developing obsession with Chinese mythology, meditation, and soon Qigong, alleviate the negative traits. Further along, he begins to discover that the drowning event he first thought horrendous has instead placed him on a path of true purpose, in a role no one else can fulfill.
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