Spider’s Nemesis (Elemental Assassin #4.5)
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“There’s nothing you can do to stop it,” she rasped. “Not this time. Not this one. Not this girl. She’ll be the death of you, Mab. Mark my words. She’ll be stronger than you—she’ll be stronger than anyone for a long, long time to come.”
Now this novella was very interesting. Seeing things from Mab’s POV just made me realise that she’s even more evil than I originally thought. We get the back story about Mab and Eira Snow, and why Mab hated her. And we get a more in-depth view of that terrible...more
You can read this short story for free on Estep's website.
It's a mish-mash of Mab from her point-of-view and revolving around the day the Spider killed Elektra to her past as a seven-year-old psychopath and all the killing and whining she's done through the years. I'm kind of surprised her family never had her assassinated.
We also get a bit of back history between Mab and Eira Snow when they ...more
The young Mab Monroe was a brat. She was never told "no" by anyone including her father. While entertaining a young Eira Snow she notices a unique necklace hanging from the girl's neck. Of course sh ...more
We finally see the story from Mab's point of view and we see how she finally realises who this Spider is, who the assassin is that has instilled so much anger into her and the need for revenge...
We see Mab and Gin's mum as children... We see Fletcher Lane turning down the job and why... We see Gin's torture through Mab's eyes...
Woah what a path we are on, I am holding my breath!!!!!
This short story is about how the rivalry between Mab and the Spider's mother started. I enjoyed the look back to the ladies fighting as children during a tea party. Later you experience the tragic events that turned the child Genvieve into Gin Blanco the Spider Assassin through the enemy's point of view.
Gin and Mab give the term Bad-Ass, strength. These ladies don't wait to defend themselves, they kill you before the thought even enters your mind.
Back story just add so much to the original pieces, I wish more writers would release them.
Thank you Jennifer Estep for sharing this with us and I am waiting with baited breath for the next book in this series.
1) At the train yard with Mab looking down at LaFleur’s body.
2) Goes back to Mab’s childhood when she first meets Eira Snow at Mab’s father’s house.
3) Next day, Mab’s father giving her a sun necklace.
4) Few years later, after she has control of her father’s mob, Mab consults with ...more
I was quite proud of myself that I found these shorts BEFORE I read the first book and would actually read a series in the correct order for once. Thankfully, my GR's friend, Ctanner, set me straight and let me know that there may be some spoilers in the ...more
"Eira’s snowflake necklace flashing around her throat when we were kids. The strange snowflakes that Magda had drawn when she’d first told me about her vision, that a girl with both Ice and Stone magic would kill me. The strange, lopsided snowflakes that had eight points instead of six. The feel of the middle brat’s silverstone rune in my hand a ...more
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Spider's Nemesis is a free read ...more
This was a nice look into a very evil lady. It helps flesh out Mab's character and explain some things, but is not need to enjoy the series.
ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righ ...more