The Hunt for Xanadu by Elyse Salpeter is a remarkable novel, a fascinating and fantastical journey in time and space, and one of the most gripping novels I’ve read in a long time. It flies along at the pace of a thriller, with plenty of murder and mayhem along the way. But behind the thrill-ride is a spiritual story, an archetypal tale of mystery and darkness, riddled with fascinating and esoteric concepts in Tibetan Buddhism. Vivid characters, a truly appealing protagonist, unexpected twists, and crisp writing complete this unforgettable book. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series!
The Hunt for Xanadu is Book #1 of the Kelsey Porter series. Elyse wanted to create a series with a fearless female protagonist whose life is steeped in Buddhist spiritual mysteries. The second novel in the series is The Quest of the Empty Tomb. She's currently working on a horror anthology that is guaranteed to keep you up at night.