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Pinnacle, Sept 2004, 5.99, 320 pp.
ISBN 0756015502

The North Carolina Arts Council awarded a grant to Mason Jackson to work on his sculpture for six weeks with free room and board at the Korban Manor that once belonged to Ephraim Korban. Parapsychologist Anna Galloway has dreamed of Korban Manor for a long time and now that she is dying, she goes to the place that has haunted her. Anna is amazed that her dream was about an actual place and from her first day on the property she sees ghosts, the shades that the former owner, Korban, controls.
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At first nobody realize that Korban is neither dead nor alive but lives in the walls and the glass of the home he loved so much. Miss Mamie, who runs the manor, is really Korban's wife Margaret; she remains young due to the power that her husband possesses. Everyone on the property who is not a guest is a ghost for Korban to use as fuel to sustain his existence. On the night of the blue moon, if all goes according to plan, Korban will live once again and only Anna and Mason can stop him if they dare.

From the beginning the audience is aware that ghosts roam THE MANOR and the outside property but they don't have a clue what Korban's ultimate goal is or why each room has a fireplace that is always lit or why a picture of Korban that is highly prominent in each room gives the viewer a chill.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the ghost chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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