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The Hunters. Cassandra Palmer. Dead-End Dating. The Hollows. Related publisher series Mammoth Books. Tierce Japhrimel. Sarah Lee. Jason Lee.
Related places Hell. Saint City. Rigger Hall. Related book awards P. Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.
How do series work? Series: Dante Valentine Series by cover 1—7 of 10 next show all. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow. Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow. Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saintcrow. To Hell and Back by Lilith Saintcrow. Basically the characters in this book were mostly awfully annoying and boring. Dante alternates between damsel in distress and though 'I-don't-need-no-man' chick and Japhrimel's possessiveness towards his 'woman' and general treatment of her was frankly revolting. So it's getting difficult to like Dante, Japhrimel outlived his usefulness and nothing much happens.
We get it, demons are strong. What about writing about the other supernaturals in your world Ms Saintcrow? Diversity makes a UF series thrive, me thinks. I don't think it's going to happen since the series is finished, but it's still a pity. There is much that could be done with this series world which still is the series' best feature. At the same time Gabe, Dante's Necromance friend calls her with a request to return to Saint City and help her with an investigation.
Chaos and I mean it, it's plot! The pacing of both books is frenetic and because book 5 is a direct continuation I decided to review them both. They are too similar in plot style and character development, really. A lot goes on in these books, but mostly it's in Dante's head. She pulls an "Anita Blake" on the readers and spends most of these last two books deciding if she can or can't trust Japhrimel, who is still a bastard. So it's kind of a valid question, but Dante is pretty weak willed and it's annoying.
Japhrimel with his "trust me and don't ask questions, just do as I say" speech is also annoying; I mean he could have learned, right? His 'beloved' is always telling him that way won't work with her. Since all this emotional angst is unresolved, much of the books is a collection of Dante's anguished inner ramblings. And then something really bad happens to our heroine and she's left near madness really, everything happens to Dante. Too much! So we get to read what's happening through her fractured mind. And maybe that's why the plot seemed so thin, convoluted and really random sometimes.
Everyone's plotting and there are plots within plots or so the author would have us believe but in the end it's all very simple: there's a rebellion and since Dante is the 'right-hand' she's being used by everyone. And everyone gets this but her of course if she did get it, the book would be a lot shorter. It's kind of Overall, I thought the author was just giving us the same old storylines she gave us in books one and two; there was nothing innovative in the last three books and the main characters were pretty aggravating with their attitudes.
The plot was thin although the writing was meant to make the reader think it was complex. Saintcrow did create a passably original and engrossing world and you can tell she had the history of it all figured out, but she only explored a tiny part of it.
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I'd love to read more about the world although maybe not through Dante. It's a pity the author focused so much on one race of supernaturals when there were so many others to know about. And we never got to understand more about Jado or Abracadabra or the gods.
A nice futuristic urban fantasy series that could have been so much better. The world-building is good but while the main character starts out ok, she turns into an exasperating whiner who can do little by herself. Apr 11, Mari rated it did not like it. Do people actually realize how much of urban fantasy has your typical kick-butt heroine that is a "damaged surviver, that wins against impossible odds using a tougher then nails attitude and combat skills"?
Around ninety percent. Buffy is probably to blame, but Buffy was special. She was goofy, and imperfect, and needed people.
She was also very willing to NOT hurt someone. If she had a chance to not fight she always took it. At heart Buffy wasn't about being a very strong female. It was about Do people actually realize how much of urban fantasy has your typical kick-butt heroine that is a "damaged surviver, that wins against impossible odds using a tougher then nails attitude and combat skills"? It was about sacrifice. Buffy was willing to lay down her extremely young life for the good of others. THAT was why she drew others to her. That selflessness. Not so with the twenty million Buffy imitators that glare at me from the book jackets of the entire urban fantasy section in a book store.
There they are, with their tough girl pouts, holding up weapons, wearing jeans, leather pants and bustiers. On every cover it tells me how THIS kick butt heroine is unique, but none of them are. I just don't think I can even relate to people that liked this book series. View all 3 comments.
A page book - an omnibus of five different novels. When did I find out when the novel took place? In the author's afterward. Page By the slaughtering of place names, culture names, and religious names, I knew it took place in "the future", but I was guessing years.
It was Back to the slaughtered place names. As a result of fragmented "that kinda sounds like" names, I didn't really have a sense of where we were in the world for most of the book. Only not in a good way. In a "so this isn't really a made up world?
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