Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Ghoul Strike by Andrew Newbound
12 year old Alannah uses her strong psychic powers to hunt and banish ghosts and demons in order to take their treasure. She is assisted by her friend Wortley who is an expert at breaking through security systems. They have been very successful with their business until they are hired to see what's happening at an old house. Alannah and Wortley arrive at the house on exactly the same night it is being investigated by a member of the A.N.G.E.L. squad since it is the site of a portal between two worlds. Inspector Fhli is surprised to find that Alannah can see her since they are usually invisible to humans. Fhli is even more surprised to find that Alannah is able to fight against the huge gargoyle who is emerging from the portal. Although the humans and A.N.G.E.L.s don't get along, they find that they have to stop their squabbling in the face of a greater threat to them all. This is intended as a comedy but the fighting between Alannah and Fhli just went on too long for me to be interested or invested.