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To Walk the Night (Kat Redding #1)

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Even a vampire has to face her inner demons…

Kat Redding is the very thing she hunts: a vampire, thirsting for blood, capable of killing any creature unlucky enough to get in her path. The difference is, Kat kills her own kind in order to protect human Purebloods. She’s good at what she does. Good enough to earn the nickname Lady Death—and the enmity of every bloodthirsty b
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 2012)
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Marsha
Jun 18, 2012 Marsha rated it liked it
"To Walk the Night" is a non-stop action packed read. Unfortunately, it was light on relationship building and devoid of humor.

Kat Redding is a vampire. While taking out a major vampire count and his cove, she and her brother were attacked. She was turned into a vampire and her brother was turned into a montstrous vampire/werewolf hybrid. Although she managed to excaped with Ethan, one of the human hostages, her entire family was wiped out in retribution. Ethan now lives with her serving as her
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Dark Faerie Tales
Jan 02, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A true urban fantasy with a unique world and a kick ass heroine.

Opening Sentence: Blood dripped from the edge of my blade, falling soundlessly in the deathly quiet room.

The Review:

E.S. Moore has created a new world where monsters exist. His vampires and werewolves are the stuff of nightmares and the night is to be feared. To Walk the Night is the first installment of the Kat Redding series, a new gritty, urban fantasy.

Kat Redding is also kno
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy

*Review*

"A droplet of blood slid down the blade of my sword, then hung from the tip. It quivered there elongated, and then dropped with a faint plink."

Eric S. Moore's "To Walk The Night" is the first novel in the Kat Redding series. Kat is nicknamed Lady Death by the vampire houses that fear her ability to kill without any remorse or hesitation.

Kat lives in a world filled with vampires and werewolves who walk the night, while Pure-breeds, (Humans) tread softly in
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All Things Urban Fantasy
This book more than lives up to it’s kick butt cover art in terms of menace; fans of a darker, grittier brand of urban fantasy will love E. S. Moore’s TO WALK THE NIGHT. Kat Redding stalks through the underbelly of a changed but recognizable version of our world, striking fear in the hearts of the predators that prey upon ordinary humans. It was almost impossible not to imagine Kate Beckinsale’s leather-clad form as Kat, but unfortunately, no scruffy and handsome leading man appeared to fight by ...more
Mara
Jun 24, 2012 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3 1/2
Gritty: yes
Dark: yes
Ambiguous (as in no black and white choices): yes
Kick-ass heroine: yep

This UF had all the landmarks of my preferred stories. And I can't deny it delivers.

My somewhat lower mark is linked to some confusion and heroine character development that is not always coherent.

There's some world-building, easily integrated into the story as Kat's background. But some things weren't clear. Vamps and weres have tainted blood (and this is repeated over and over), but what exactly th
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Text Addict
Page 44: The main character is being stalked by somebody after leaving a bar, and I just. don't. care.

I could take the infodumping (I've seen worse). I don't mind werewolves and vampires, at least in theory (I've read some good books featuring them). I could live with the garden-variety urban-fantasy writing (I've seen much worse). Vigilante anti-vampire vampire with her very own techno-Igor? Okay, sure, let's see how it goes.

It's the world-building. I'm kind of a world-building connoisseur, I
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Julia
Jan 22, 2012 Julia rated it liked it
To Walk the Night is the dark, gory first installment in E.S. Moore's Kat Redding series. I did find myself somewhat bored for a little bit, as there is so much world building in the beginning. I call this my first book blues. Most Urban Fantasy series that I love suffer this, but I appreciate all the fascinating world building... Really pays off in the books to come. I'll definitely be reading Kat Redding #2.

The plot really hits off about halfway through, and then the story really flowed. This
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Coucher de soleil
I did not like this one. Which is a shame, really, because there were some fun ideas in the book and the initial world building was pretty well done. The origins of the main character, as well as the origins of her abilities, are dealt with in a decent way and show that this story had potential.

Bad points:
(i) This book cried out for a good editor. There were numerous grammatical mistakes, some spelling mistakes, as well as numerous instances where the wrong word was used in a sentence.

(ii) The w
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Melliane
Jan 23, 2012 Melliane rated it really liked it
My English Review

Mon avis en français

I was immediately intrigued by this book when I first saw it on a blog. I have to say I'm not used to read Urban Fantasy stories featuring a heroine and written by a man. I therefore was very curious to see if it would make any difference with the other books I had the pleasure to read. And it’s true, there are some dissimilar points. I know it's the first book of a new series and it really establishes the whole universe and the characters, but I think this n
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Ami
Kat Redding is a vampire known as Lady Death. She spends her life by killing the Others who have done bad things. Her only friend is Ethan, a human whom she saved years ago, while she escaped from the horrific tragedy that wiped her family and turned her vampired. Nobody knows who she really is or where she lives; she kills those who do. One day, a man from Luna Cult (the worshipped werewolves) asks for her help to save their leader who has been captured by a vampire. Kat decides to help. But th ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
As sexist as I am when it comes to authors (yes, I admit, I'm prejudiced against male authors. Bad Jess.), I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.

Absolutely no romance (booooo lol), but the action was great, and I loved the politics and betrayals and even the interesting dynamic Kat has with Ethan (though I'm annoyed that a certain plot point there was TOTALLY just brushed to the side).

It had a very "Underworld" type vibe, which hey, I loved Underworld so there ya go.

The snippet at the end
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Tarl
Aug 28, 2014 Tarl rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal
A leather clad vampire named Lady Death who slays werewolves and other vampires.
Wasn't there a series of movies about this?

Now I expected there to be a passing resemblance based off the blurb about the book. Yet what I didn't expect were the sheer amount of issues that would leave me wanting to throw this novel across the room. Yes, there were parts to the novel that were enjoyable, but for the most part I couldn't get over the glaring issues with the story.

It all started with a pure silver ka
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Meigan
I was hesitant to start this series because from my experience, a male writing from a woman's POV is a tricky thing to do. I attempted to read another popular series that's in the same fashion as this one and it was a train wreck. I fully expected that heroine to scratch her balls and hock a loog, she was that manly. Kat Redding, while tough, isn't manly in the sense that the author used an interchangeable character, where she is a she on paper but could easily be switched out for a dude. Kat wa ...more
Paranormal Haven
Jan 23, 2012 Paranormal Haven rated it really liked it
Kat Redding is a vampire who hunts vampires and werewolves. Those she kills call her Lady Death. When a member from the werewolf cult asks for help in destroying a vampire house, Kat agrees. The only other option is that the vampire house takes over the cult, and grows stronger.

This is a very dark story. Vampires and werewolves came out years ago, and took over the night. They are not sexy vampires who go around seducing women. They only seduce and kill in horrendous ways. The story takes place
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Kt
Jan 06, 2012 Kt rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Most vampires live for the hunt and see humans as nothing more than prey, but not Kat. She loathes what she has become and protects the purebloods from the creatures that would harm them. She fights her very nature tooth and nail, and has become quite good at killing her own kind. She's known as Lady Death and is on every vamp's most wanted list. She's always worked alone, but that must change for she's about to go up against a Count who is
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Brandy
Mar 24, 2012 Brandy rated it really liked it
Novela tirando a mediocre sobre la eterna lucha entre vampiros y hombres lobo donde la prota es una vampira tipo Blade, a la que apodan Lady Death, que se dedica a cargarse "nidos" de vampiros (usease compis) a diestro y siniestro. "Contratada" de aquellas maneras, (digamos que se hacen un favor mutuo XD) por una secta llamada The Luna Cult (no haré comentarios) tendrá que hacer frente a un "nido" de vampiros controlado por un tal Conde Tremaine (aqui los titulos de nobleza son como las pegatina ...more
Colette
Jan 13, 2012 Colette rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
To Walk The Night was one of those books that I was super excited to read. In theory I should have loved this book. It had a tough and independent heroine who wasn't afraid to kick butt, however this turned out to be a did-not finish book for me. I had a super hard time connecting to the heroine, and the storyline didn't start to really happen until about halfway through the book.


I have discovered that one of the things that I love about Urban Fantasy books is also the same thing drives me craz
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Angela
Jun 16, 2012 Angela rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I gave this book two stars because I liked the beginning and the very last fight of the book. Unfortunately, the middle 4/5ths ruined it for me. I think the author and by extension the character needs to pick up a dictionary and look up the word 'choice'. I do not think it means what she thinks it means. If I have to read the sentence 'But I have no choice', I will have no choice but to roll my eyes and cringe. I think it's used at least 20 times in this book. Every time the character has any st ...more
Mel
Oct 31, 2011 Mel rated it really liked it
To Walk the Night is the first book in the Kat Redding series by E.S. Moore. A few decades ago there was an Uprising; vampires and werewolves let themselves be known and changed the world. It is not safe to go out after dark. Vampires and werewolves hunt and in the world E.S. Moore has created, they aren't cute and cuddly, they are monsters that prey on those that are weak and pure of blood.

Vampires form Houses by enslaving both Pureblood humans to feed on and werewolves to fight for them and d
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Stacy
Feb 03, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
I gave it 3.5 stars

I enjoyed Kat. I liked her Attitude. I like that even though she was turned she still fights to keep humans safe from the Vampires and Weres. I like her loyalty to her friend and roommate. I also really loved the image of her that was depicted on the cover of the book, It completely matched how I would picture her in my mind.

There were a few slow parts in TO WALK THE NIGHT but the overall flow was nice. There is no romance which I didn't like nor dislike. I would like to see h
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Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
Jun 24, 2015 Jennifer (Books That Hook) rated it it was amazing
I was really surprised to see that To Walk the Night doesn’t have even four stars on GoodReads or Amazon. It proves to me I can’t always go by ratings. As far as I’m concerned, this was a five star book. It’s skillfully written, exciting, and fast-paced.
Kat is a great character with lots of interesting facets. She’s worried about what killing is doing to her as a person. She fears what she will become. Yet, she continues to protect humans (Purebloods) and even gets herself wrapped up in helping
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Aki
Jan 25, 2015 Aki rated it did not like it
This book reminds me of someone who read Vampire Hunter D, or rather saw the movies, and thought: Hey! I know! Let's do a series with a female vampire hunter, but let's make her a full vampire! Let's make her a brooding, boring killing machine and call it golden!

My thoughts? Failure.

Absolute failure.

In a futuristic world where there are too many vampires, a half-breed hunter and only successful experiment like D makes sense. D provides a service to help humanity, despised though he may be by bo
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Emilija
Jun 04, 2015 Emilija rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Eh, this book wasn't bad. It wasn't bad at all, but it could have been so much better. The potential was most certainly there, I quite liked the world Ms. Moore had painted, even though it lacked a lot more building and explanations, but it's a good start.

For one, I could not for the life of me understand Kat's inner battle. In the beginning we read a lot about her inner struggle with killing other vampires and warewolves because she had to do it to survive and she felt obligated to rid the Ear
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Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

To Walk the Night begins with us getting to see a little bit about Kat Redding aka Lady Death. After a night on the job for the one and only Lady Death, she's ready to just go home and relax, and forget the last few hours. The only problem is there is a message at her home when she gets, and the messenger is in her house uninvited. Once, she gets the message she realizes that she is being summoned by the werewolf worshipers. And they want her to help kil
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Jackino Amato
Jan 22, 2016 Jackino Amato rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of loner vampire novels & action fans
Recommended to Jackino by: BookBub
Okay, I wasn't sure about this book when I started it, but I quickly learned that I couldn't put it down. The main character's internal dialog is a bit long, but the rest of the story and the other characters easily make up for this.

Once I finished the book, I quickly bought the rest in the series and greedily read them all back to back. I just couldn't seem to get enough of Kat, her growing group of "friends/associates". Kat's internal conflict and need to do everything on her own along with he
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Wanderlust
Super surprised by all the low ratings, it is a real promising UF series. I look forward to reading the rest in the series.
chucklesthescot
Oct 28, 2015 chucklesthescot rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, uf-pnr
Kat was a vampire hunter with her brother until they were captured. Kat was turned but her brother fared much worse. After killing her captors and escaping, Kat goes out to hunt the monsters in revenge, helped by the human she rescued called Ethan who provides her with every gadget she needs to do her job. Now a werewolf worshipping cult have uncovered her identity and and want her to destroy a Vampire House who are trying to enslave them.

There was a lot to like about this book. It was a dark an
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Ralph
Mar 31, 2014 Ralph rated it liked it
This is the first novel in the series of Kat Redding, a vampire bent on revenge on her own kind to protect humans. With the help of a human (Ethan) that helps keep her supplied in silver weapons, plus other things (guns, motorcycles, home security) she takes on the courts of other Vampires, who control Purebloods (humans) and Werewolves in a modern-day society.

In this first installment, Kat is approached by a conclave of werewolf devotees (the Luna Clan), led by a sorcerer of unknown ability/pow
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Tina
Apr 20, 2012 Tina rated it it was amazing
All her weapons are made of silver, which kills vampires and werewolves alike. She can walk into a vampire’s house and slaughter everyone who is there. Her name is Lady Death; well, that’s what her enemies call her. Just her name can make the fiercest vampire cringe in fear for their life.

Since the uprising, Pureblood police didn’t meddle in vampire or paranormal affairs. They have left the supernaturals to take care of their own. Kat Redding is a vampire herself; she kills other vampires to pro
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Lucy Dosch
Dec 28, 2011 Lucy Dosch rated it really liked it
Kat Redding is a vampire that hunts vampires. This is the time after the Uprising, when vampires and werewolves made their presence known and declared themselves rulers of the night and the humans (Purebloods) began to hide in their homes after dark. Kat has made it her mission to destroy the Vampire Houses who prey on those foolish or desperate enough to be out after dark.

Now the Luna Cult, worshipers of werewolves, want Kat’s help to destroy the power hungry House Tremaine and free their lead
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