Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Ghost of the Revelator (Ghost, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Ghost of the Revelator (Ghost, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Ghost of the Revelator (Ghost #2)

by
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  328 ratings  ·  6 reviews
L.E. Modesitt, Jr., has gained a legion of devoted fans for his science fiction as well as his epic fantasy novels. The Ghost of the Revelator is one of the best displays yet of his ability to blend dramatic, imaginative stories with rigorous social and scientific extrapolation.

Doktor Johan Eschbach (the central character of Modesitt's popular alternate history SF novel, O
...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 15th 1999 by Tor Science Fiction (first published 1998)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Ghost of the Revelator, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Ghost of the Revelator

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 501)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Robyn
Wow, this book kind of blew my socks off. While I enjoyed its predecessor, Of Tangible Ghosts, I couldn't put this one down, once I got to about chapter 25. (Looking back, the first 24 chapters were slow exposition for a hugely interesting and fast paced resolution.) Set in an alternate version of my native Utah, I'm very impressed with Modesitt's knowledge of LDS history and theology, as well as with his wry and sometimes humorous observations of LDS culture which are quite true in the "real" U ...more
Keilani Ludlow
I picked up Ghosts of Columbia in excitement, thinking it was a new book, only to find it was Of Tangible Ghosts and The Ghost of the Revelator put together in one book. Sigh. Oh well, it had been quite some time since reading those books so why not have another go at them?

This is the second book and our hero, Johan Eschbach, and his lovely wife, diva and singer most supreme, Llysette, are yet again in danger as various governments scheme for power and control. Llysette is invited to give a conc
...more
Alexia
Oct 06, 2007 Alexia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: steampunk & spy story fans
More steampunk...

apparently the US was never "united" and is split up into several countries - Columbia seems to be the east coast, Deseret is the Mormon Theocracy in the oil-rich part of the continent, and there's a New France. I still don't have all the geography down yet.

Dirigibles are the preferred mode of transportation, although Jets are coming into vogue, but due to the high fuel prices, they're too expensive. Columbia is facing a fuel crisis and Deseret has drilled & mined and extrac
...more
Joy
I got a good chuckle out of the Country of Deseret that Johan is forced by his espionage past to infiltrate. Founded by the original form of LDS religion, making it both conservative, polygamous and repressive to women (a state that offends his French Diva wife who is his cover); Johan is subject to coercion to resurrect the ghost of a key founding Saint. Once again the reality of ghosts in this parallel universe has subtle but profound effects on its politics.

Having just such a cult in this rea
...more
Devi
The second in a trilogy this book continues the development of the characters and the world they inhabit. The plot moves along well and the alternative history within the book adds to the enjoyment.

Sue Davis
Not as good as Of Tangible Ghosts but still interesting with dirigibles and Mormons running the southwest of North America.
Nathan
Nathan marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2015
Kyle
Kyle marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2015
Michelle Everhart
Michelle Everhart marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2015
Marie
Marie marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2015
Travis of NNY
Travis of NNY marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2015
Jim Pike
Jim Pike marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Brandy
Brandy added it
Jan 03, 2015
Carey Legett
Carey Legett marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2015
Karen Turner
Karen Turner is currently reading it
Dec 10, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 16 17 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Agent of Byzantium
  • Echoes of Earth
  • The Death of Me
  • In the Country of the Blind
  • Broken Universe (Universe, #2)
  • Elements
  • Lych Way (The Undertaken, #3)
  • This Rough Magic (Heirs of Alexandria, #2)
  • Radiant (Expendables #5)
  • A Mankind Witch  (Heirs of Alexandria, #1.5)
  • Operation Luna (Operation Otherworld, #2)
  • The History of the Runestaff
  • Code of the Lifemaker (Code of the Lifemaker, #1)
  • The Night's Dawn Trilogy (Night's Dawn, #1-3)
  • Deep State (Dagmar, #2)
  • Beholder's Eye (Web Shifters, #1)
  • Gilded Latten Bones (Garrett P.I., #13)
  • Soul Trade (Black London, #5)
1301649
L. E. (Leland Exton) Modesitt, Jr. is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, lived in Washington, D.C. for 20 years, then moved to New Hampshire in 1989 where he met his wife. They relocated to Cedar City, Utah in 1993.

He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, u
...more
More about L.E. Modesitt Jr....

Other Books in the Series

Ghost (3 books)
  • Of Tangible Ghosts (Ghost, #1)
  • Ghost of the White Nights (Ghost, #3)
The Magic of Recluce (The Saga of Recluce #1) The Magic Engineer (The Saga of Recluce #3) The Towers of the Sunset (The Saga of Recluce #2) The Death of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce #5) The Order War (The Saga of Recluce #4)

Share This Book