Against a Brightening Sky

Against a Brightening Sky

A ghost princess and a woman with nothing but a name to her fortune might change the course of history. By 1919 the Great War has ended, peace talks are under way in Paris, and the world has been forever changed. Delia Martin, apprentice practitioner of magical arts, and her husband, Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, face the greatest challenge of their lives when fr A ghost princess and a woman with nothing but a name to her fortune might change the course of history. By 1919 the Great War ...

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Title:Against a Brightening Sky
Author:Jaime Lee Moyer
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0765331845
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Against a Brightening Sky Reviews

  • PJ Who Once Was Peejay
    Dec 16, 2014
    Back in 2012, I read the opening pages of a book called Delia?s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer and immediately fell in love with the beautiful prose, the complex and rounded characters, the setting of turn-of-the-century San Francisco, and the magical blend of paranormal and crime thrille...
  • Helen
    Dec 17, 2017
    Solid nice book. I felt that the author could use a little bit of work with her character growth and interactions between characters. However, I loved reading the little things about SF that I didn't know. The city is clearly well researched. ...
  • Melissa
    Nov 05, 2015
    This is a series that should be read in order for the characterization. You can skip the second book, but at least read the first book before diving into this one. I think you would be frustrated with not knowing as much about the characters as someone who has read in order. This is...
  • Text Addict
    Jul 18, 2018
    I don't know why it took me so long to get myself a copy of this book, when I like the series so much! Okay, actually I do: so many books, so little time. But seriously, it's got a great historical setting, plotting, pleasant characters (not every book has to be full of snarky chara...
  • Shelley
    Mar 26, 2015
    *Source* Library *Genre* Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *My Thoughts* Against a Brightening Sky is the third and final installment in the Delia Martin series by author Jamie Lee Moyer. The story opens in the Spring of 1919 with World War I, and the 1918 Influenz...
  • Chrissy
    Oct 11, 2017
    Love these historical, supernatural mysteries. ...
  • Melliane
    Oct 22, 2015
    Mon avis en Français My English review I enjoyed the series and it?s true that I was curious about the further adventures of our beloved Delia. It must be said that the period of the history and the presence of the ghosts, as well as the investigations, are really attracting...
  • Anne
    Mar 29, 2016
    Set post-World War I, San Francisco is awash in refugees - both of the living and dead variety. Delia is visited by a new spirits just before a St. Patrick's Day Parade - one marred by violence. Evil begun during the Great War has far-reaching effects for both Delia and her loved ones ...
  • Cynthia
    Aug 27, 2015
    I loved the first book, Delia's Shadow, and could not wait to get my hands on this book, third in the series. Once I started it, there were late nights involved as I tried not to race through it so quickly that I missed something. I love the places Delia and her friends now find themse...
  • Lora King
    Oct 14, 2015
    I'm kind of addicted to these books. Delia sees ghosts and along with her friend Isadora, who is well versed in the supernatural and is helping Delia grow with her gift, they are keep friends and family safe in post WWI San Francisco. This story revolves around a Russian girl who can't...
  • Jan
    Dec 26, 2014
    In this book, Delia and company must deal with the ghost of a princess, a live maybe princess and an evil necromancer who is killing noble Russian immigrants. I got off to a slow start on this one but then I could not put it down. I think it is because it takes me a while to get into D...
  • Colleen
    Jun 24, 2017
    I really like the setting and premise of this series. It gives the stories a different feel than I'm used to and puts the characters on the cusp of the modern age - so some 'Victorian' sensibilities along with things like motorcars seem commonplace. The characters are likable, even i...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    Nov 17, 2015
    Against the Brightening Sky takes place in the early spring of 1919. Delia awakens to find the spirit of a young princess in her bedroom, but she and Gabe have plans with their friends Jack and Stella, so she decides to deal with her later. The group of them along with Jack and Sadie?...
  • Heidi
    Oct 01, 2015
    Four stars: A ghostly blend of paranormal and history. Delia, her husband, Gabe, along with her best friend, Stella, and her family are all headed to downtown San Fransisco for the St. Patrick's Day parade. Everyone is looking forward to the event as spring has brought the end of t...
  • Jessica Strider
    Oct 21, 2015
    Pros: interesting murder mystery, wonderful relationships Cons: The year is 1919 and a riot and explosions rock San Francisco?s St Patrick?s Day parade, the perpetrators targeting a young woman in the crowd. Captain Gabe Ryon tries to figure out the connection between the at...
  • Talisha
    Apr 26, 2015
    Can't get over the last thing I was ranting about so I'm putting this book down. Am still wondering how not even the publisher caught that infraction. Put a very sour taste in my mouth and left me feeling disappointed. This is what I am making reference to: "I wanna know why, out ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 01, 2015
    As another chapter in the saga of Delia Martin Ryan and family, this book excels. It?s a gripping story that doesn?t let you go. However, as a conclusion to the series? Dismal failure. As usual, Moyer knows how to tell a gripping story. I loved all the new bits she included from...
  • Beth Roberts
    Apr 18, 2015
    True rating: 4.5 stars. This poor book and I have had quite an adventure together. It was a library eloan I was only about 20% through when my Kindle developed feet and walked away at work a month or so ago. Naturally, I was devastated. Then, I had to wait until my turn came up agai...
  • Stacee
    Dec 15, 2014
    This series has easily been one of my favorites. I found it on accident and I'm beyond thrilled that I did. I adore this cast of characters and the unique way they get things done. This plot line was my favorite of the three books and I was captivated from the very first page. The ...
  • Beth Cato
    Dec 06, 2015
    I'm sad that this is the final book of this series, which artfully blends historical mystery with ghosts and magic. Moyers captured a pivotal time of history against a backdrop of the scarred, haunted city of San Francisco. Delia is a smart, savvy heroine who sees ghosts. Her husband i...
  • Eddie
    Aug 09, 2017
    sadly... as much as I enjoyed this series.. book 3 'finished things' way to suddenly. huge let down... oh well ...
  • C.P. Cabaniss
    Jul 30, 2016
    It's been a while since I read the first two books in this trilogy, so I was a bit rusty on some of the details of past events and characters, but this was an extremely good book. It's a mix of historic fiction, fantasy, and detective story. And it's so much fun. The characters her...
  • M.L. Brennan
    Aug 29, 2015
    I love what Jaime Lee Moyer is doing in historical fantasy. Ghost-hunting mediums meet Russian princesses in hiding meet evil Bolshevik necromancers meet union organizers. There are the elements of a hard-bitten police procedural here, as well as a strong emotional core to characters. ...
  • Marissa
    Apr 16, 2016
    Someone mentioned in a review of A Barricade in Hell that Dora should be the main character because Delia got boring. I agree and I think that's still the case in Against a Brightening Sky. I like Delia in the first book but then she got boring and married. Dora does most of the work a...
  • Cher Staite
    Nov 17, 2017
    I didn't even get half way through this book because I found it infantile and insulting and full of misguided misinformation of the negative evil voodoo variety. Yes, I realize it is 'just a silly story' coming some young woman's distorted negative perspective but I refuse to cater to ...
  • Melody
    Dec 21, 2015
    The Bolsheviks have come to America after The Great War to finish off any royalty or aristocrats who escaped. They are killed by the dozens, perhaps by the hundreds. But one life is saved. ...
  • Jayne Fury
    Jan 26, 2016
    This story has mumbo jumbo spiritualism necromancy hodgepodge set in early 20th century SF mixed in with a Bolshevik and Russian revolution secret plot. It starts out strong and continues to weaken as the author throws in extraneous plot lines that are meant to throw you off but only w...
  • Stacey Kondla
    May 29, 2016
    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and book 3 did not disappoint. I have enjoyed gettin to know Delia and Gabe, Sadie and Jack, and, of course, Isadora. Great character building, love the historical setting and brilliant fusion of urban fantasy and mystery. The story ...
  • Grace Holdreith
    Feb 16, 2016
    I did not realize this was the 3rd in a series until like 100 pages in...oops. Not sure how much of the confusion was poor writing, and how much was just having missed key details in prior novels. If you enjoyed any of the Libba Bray books, you will enjoy this. Dark fantasy/fiction set...
  • Liz
    Dec 26, 2015
    LIke the previous two books in the series, this was an enjoyable read, and the strongest part is the relationships among the characters. (Although we see less of Jack and Sadie this time around, which is a shame.) I was able to guess the general outline of the mystery by about the thir...