The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall

The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Length: Full Length (361 pgs)
Rated: 5 stars
Review by Dryas


The Great War has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two. The ruling families of Germany and Austria-Hungary, those with the chill of magic in their blood, will stop at nothing in their quest for power, and they’ve drawn the entire world into a bloody war because of it.

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What would have happened if there had been magic alongside rifles during World War I? That is exactly what the Ethereal Squadron is, men with different types of magic that helps win battles. It is a well-kept secret, and not many of the soldiers know of its existence. They take the missions that allow them to go behind enemy lines to push the front back.

Florence is one of the squadrons, code name “Geist”, which means ghost in German. She is known as a Specter, she can ‘ghost’ through anything which helps her avoid bullets and many of the other weapons. She’s hiding a major secret though: she is a woman and her family are on the German side. She defected when her dad had her engaged to the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary . Now she is cut off from family and friends. Yet, she makes a new family with her teammates until one particular horrendous mission that changed her life.

I really enjoyed the character of Geist, she is incredibly strong but she does not see it for herself. She grew up with a father who considered her a failure. When she and the other soldier she’s paired up with, Vergess aka Richter, get to know each other, love starts to blossom. They both came from the same situations and understand each other with little talking. He was protective of her and did everything he could to keep her secret.

The relationship between the new team Geist is the leader of is a little shaky at the beginning. Victory, Blick and Battery were brothers and had known Geist for sometime, so they were a tight group. The major issue is that they really don’t like Vergess, they think he’s a traitor.

The plot of this novel is well paced, and original. I enjoy books that can take history and add their own twist to it. As I stated above, the characters are wonderfully well developed and relatable. The loyalty of the men is a great example for us all.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with some added magic.  Just be careful to start it early in the day or you won’t be able to put it down when you want to sleep.


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