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Spirit Legacy (The Gateway Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

E.E. Holmes
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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“The Gateway is open..."

These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality.
Jess' life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn't exactly make for a storybook childhood. But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together: her mother gone—dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she’s never met; and there’s something odd about some of the people she’s been meeting at school:

They’re dead.

Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth …

… her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning.

Spirit Legacy is the first of three thrilling novels in The Gateway Trilogy by E.E. Holmes.

About the Author

E.E. Holmes is a writer, teacher, and actor living near Boston, MA with her husband, daughter, and small, but surprisingly loud dog. When not writing, she enjoys performing, watching unhealthy amounts of British television, and reading with her daughter. She has written several one-act plays, but Spirit Legacy is her first novel. For more information about her and the next two books in The Gateway Trilogy, please visit www.eeholmes.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 659 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Lily Faire Publishing; 1 edition (28 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DPN1SNW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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E.E. Holmes grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts, where she spent the majority of her childhood reading books. She read them all the time, and, as a result, perfected the art of walking and reading at the same time, a skill she can still perform to this day with remarkably few instances of falling on her face. She also wrote many books and poems in blank books and on the backs of legal pads her father brought home from the office. They remain some of her finest work.

She discovered a love of theater in high school. Her books were jealous at first, but they soon realized that she would always love them too. She earned a B.A. in Theater from College of the Holy Cross. After graduation, she set out to prove that her degree was, in fact, not useless, and worked as an actor in a summer Shakespeare festival and as a theater teacher, directing over thirty productions and numerous workshops for youth and high school students. She spent seven years as the theater director at Wakefield High School where she also taught English literature and public speaking. It was in her classroom that she discovered the horrible truth: a disturbingly large percentage of high school students hate to read. This revelation devastated and bewildered her. She decided she wanted to do something about it, and thus she started work on her first young adult novel, Spirit Legacy: Book 1 of the Gateway Trilogy. She is also the author of three one act plays, the most recent of which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010.

E.E. Holmes lives near Boston with her husband, daughter, and small, but surprisingly loud, dog. When not writing, she enjoys watching unhealthy amounts of British television, procrastinating, and rediscovering her favorite books from her childhood all over again with her daughter. Her next projects are Spirit Prophecy :Book 2 of the Gateway Trilogy, due for release in 2014, and a children's novel adaptation of her one-act play, Pandora's Book.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down until finished 12 Aug 2013
By L. White VINE VOICE
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I'm always slightly wary of buying fantasy books on kindle, as there are so many out there that are either too badly written/edited/proofread to bother with, or where the lack of polish prevents me from enjoying the book fully. This was a very pleasant surprise - the writing was smooth and mature, the characters well-drawn and believable, the storyline tight and gripping. I kept putting it down because I wanted to make it last longer, then picking it up again because I needed to find out what happened next.
A great ghost story, with extra elements in it, and also the story of a teenager who's coping with a new stage of her life as her mother dies after suffering a drink problem for years.
This is the first of a trilogy, but also great as a stand-alone book. I'm not left feeling unsatisfied, but I'm definitely left wanting to know more about Jess and what happens in her life.
How long until the next one is released?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great riveting read. 27 Aug 2013
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A great book to read. The characters and plot have been well thought out. I Can't wait for the next installment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Let the legacy continue 30 Dec 2013
By Andrea
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I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would, it was originally brought to fill a gap until some book 3's on my reading list came out, but having said this I found it gripping, well written and believable. Let me elaborate. I have the greatest admiration for Stephanie Meyer for staying true to her Mormon faith and writing a series of novels where the main characters refrain from intimacy until they are married. The big 'but' is today's college students do drink to excess, there is sexual activity and they swear, they use the 'f' word! This may put off some mothers wanting their teenage daughters reading this, but it's more believable.
Essentially a really good ghost story, it follows what has become a classic theme in YA literature of a human girl Jess and her attraction to, in this case not a vampire or angel, but a ghost, Evan. (Is it always the female who is the earthbound human???) but this is no soppy teen love story, her route into paranormal investigation is edge of the seat stuff, and the way it ties up her mothers sudden death is a masterpiece with lots of twists and jaw dropping moments. Do add it to your reading list, you'll thank me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Martine 29 Sep 2013
By Martine
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Excellent! Really enjoyed this one and can't wait for number two. Well written and engrossing as a good should be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit legacy 15 Dec 2013
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I found this book to be a really good read, i carnt wait for the second book to come out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 8 April 2014
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Love love love this book, so glad Facebook recommended it, am off to look for the next one in the series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars brill 4 April 2014
By mel
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Loved this book ...in fact I didn't put it down till it was finished ..can't wait for book 2 ..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next book 31 Mar 2014
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I've waited for ages to find another book that I couldn't put down and I finally found it again in this book. The characters are interesting and likable, and the main character ` Jess` is not sickly sweet with lots of adoring men wanting her, which is a nice change. Found it thoroughly gripping and can't wait for the next instalment. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Different kind of story for a change and likable characters , looking forward to the next one, hope it's soon
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book gripping read.
Looked at authors other books was hoping for a follow on with the characters. I like lucinder and think there could be a great follow up ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars griping, thrilling and exciting read
Amazing start to a great story, just enough twists and turns to keep you reading, I can't wait for the next instalment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit legacy
Amazing read i would recommend to anyone.on to the second book in the series,cant wait to see how jess progresses.couldnt put the book down.
Published 6 months ago by lisa wright
5.0 out of 5 stars short but captivating
Iv have read a lot of fiction. Some of it very good. Some of it so bad it melts your brain. Although for me it was a slow starter it caught me. Read more
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