Michael Hebler The Ghost of Christmas Past


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SPECIAL E-BOOK PRE-ORDER PRICE ENDS OCTOBER 4, 2016 Based on Charles Dickens’ famous character of the same name, the radiant ghost shines again when embarking on a spiritual adventure into its own past in search of its missing flame that has been extinguished. The Ghost of Christmas Past has had its flame extinguished. Lost souls cannot find their way to redemption without the Spirit's fire illuminating their shadowed memories. Guided by the Christmas Angel, the Ghost of Christmas Past must search for its missing flame within the visions of a mortal life it had long forgotten and brave witness to the troubled child it once had been.
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    The Ghost of Christmas Past


    28. September 2016 um 06:26

    Who doesn't know Dickens' classic tale about the three ghosts of Christmas? With this story, the author made an attempt at adding to the Christmas spirit with another story, this one focusing on the ghost of Christmas past. It's almost like the roles are reversed and now it is he who has to be rekindled with the right spirit by visiting his own past. Guided by his guardian angel, he revisits some long forgotten Christmas nights of his own to remind him why he became the ghost of Christmas past.Intertwined with this plot-line is the story of Sara, a woman who has lost her purpose for life and is determined to end it. At first attempt, the ghost of Christmas past fails to change her mind, thus causing his own trouble, but as with each good Christmas story this one is also brought to a very merry Happy End.I was really skeptical whether the author could follow in the gigantic footsteps of Dickens' masterpiece, but he managed quite well. Though I've never read the original story, but only a translated version, I guess the old-time language matches the original tone well enough (I did have some difficulties with the choice and order of words at times though, but I mostly attribute that to my personal language skills - or lack thereof - as a non-native English reader).One thing that bothered me at the beginning was that part of the story happens in the present time, which was a stark contrast to the historical Victorian setting I had in mind from the classic tale (especially the movie versions). Therefore, it was much easier to relate to those scenes playing in the ghost's past and feel a strong sense of deja vú.While I thought the story lost some of its steam during the middle chapters, towards the end it returned to its former self and led to a satisfactory closure.(I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

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