Evil resides in Amon Palace. Something worse came to visit.
Four veterans of the Iraq War seeking a cure for Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder arrive at a notoriously haunted house in the bogs of Galveston Island called Amon Palace.
Samantha Green, a friendless former Army K-9 handler looking for a way to put her loss behind her.
Brad Myers, a lighthearted former Military Police Officer severally wounded in war wanting nothing more than a good nights sleep.
Andy Lovejoy, an overweight light spoken drone operator who once watched the war from above now questions who he has become.
Marcus Pangborn, a headstrong Marine who desperately wants a dead friend’s forgiveness.
The group joins Doctor Frederick Peters, an experimental psychologist looking to prove his exposure theory hypothesis, and his two assistants, Tiffany Burgess and Dexter Reid.
At first, their stay seems to conjure nothing more than spooky encounters with inexplicable phenomena. But Amon Palace is gathering its powers—and soon it will reveal that these veterans are not who they seem.
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I’m not really sure there are words to describe how I feel about Palace of Ghosts but I’ll do my best. I think being around Veterans and Active Duty soldiers my entire life made me a little protective of the characters. Their pain was real and I wanted to take it all away for them.
I think the fact that knowing from the beginning the eventual outcome was both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because I thought my heart wouldn’t break the same way with a surprise death, but a curse because I knew there would be death so it was hard for me to have any hope for the characters I came to love.
Flowers has done an amazing job with the imagery he puts into Palace of Ghosts. I could have lived without the spider imagery, but I understand it’s purpose. His stories paint pictures in your head that you can’t unsee just because you stopped reading.
The long and short of it is, I loved this book. I can’t imagine writing a story like this would be easy for anyone but I appreciate the heart and thought that went into doing so. Flowers created a dangerous world full of fear and I loved every minute.