Hungry Ghosts (#3)

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Necromancer Eric Carter’s problems keep getting bigger. 

Bad enough he’s the unwilling husband to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte, but now her ex, the Aztec King of the dead, Mictlantecuhtli has come back and it turns out that Carter and he are swapping places. As Mictlantecuhtli breaks loose of his prison of jade Carter is slowly turning to stone. 

To make matters worse both gods are trying to get Carter to assassinate the other, but only one of them can be telling him the truth. And whichever god is left standing Carter’s likely to suffer the consequences.

Carter’s solution? Kill them both.

If he wants to get out of this situation with his soul intact he’ll have to go to Mictlan, the Aztec land of the dead, and take down a couple of death gods while facing down the worst the place has to offer him: his own sins.


“Blackmoore keeps the action brisk and the mood light, sprinkling his text with breezy witticisms.”

Publishers Weekly

“Refreshingly different worldbuilding.”

Library Journal

“[Eric] Carter’s grounded and grim narrative voice makes his quest believable, gripping and increasingly emotional, especially as he confronts the ghosts of his own past.”

RT Book Reviews

“HUNGRY GHOSTS is a dark, action-packed thrill ride and is Blackmoore's best writing so far. It's full of rich detail and exceptional character development wrapped in a great story.”

The Qwillery

“The plot is fast-paced, action-packed, and detail driven. It is a dark urban fantasy full of magic, bad guys and justice […] All in all, this story was riveting and kept me completely captivated until the end. I highly recommend!”

The Genre Minx

Awards & Accolades


RT Award Finalist: “Best Urban Fantasy (2017)”