Thunderbird Falls (Walker Papers #2)
Just a few months after meeting the Native American trickster god Coyote a ...more
Imagine watching The sixth sense with Bruce Willis's character looking like Casper the friendly ghost; or if you still want him to be Bruce Willis instead of some cheap CGI, how about trying to picture him walking through solid objects and winking in and out of view in the middle of a scene without any of the characters acknowledging the oddity of nor ...more
There's good stuff here, most significantly the growing emotional tension between Joanne and Captain Michael Morrison. I swear, I just love every second they're in each others' compa ...more
This was a definite drop back from the pretty-good first book (Urban Shaman). Our heroine, forced in the first book into awakening latent shamanic powers and now trying not to use them, is told to find a teacher as well as to fix the large climate shift she generated in the first book. Meanwhile, there will be at least one mystery for her t ...more
Each new character, plot point, or anything introduced was so glaringly obvious I had this mental image of myself beating my head against a school ...more
So.... The first book showed a bunch of promises. Jo seemed pretty smart (or towards becoming smart), stubborn as hell and a badass in creation. The bickering between her and Michael was super funny.
At the end of the first book I thought "hell, we might have a good series here!". I almost did a crazy dance and dived to the second book.
Boy, was I disappointed with this one.... Jo was dumb as a door. Everything bad that happened was because of her. Because she was ...more
After finding a dead girl,Cassandra in a locker room shower Jo attemtps to disc ...more
The biggest problem is Joanne herself. In beginners' Spanish class, we learned a phrase: cabeza dura. Joanne tiene cabeza dura. That's the only explanation for how someone can be so dense, so incredibly stupid (her words, not mine. I just happen t ...more
While I thought I must have missed a book between this and the first of the series, I eventually remembered what she was talking about and bought the third installment in the series as soon as I finished this one.
She better stop behaving like an inept child, or I won't make it much further in this series.
Jo Walker was a mechanic for the police department. After an odd set of events in "Shaman Dreams," she is replaced in the mechanic pool and put on beat by her boss. In "Thunderbird Falls," she learns a bit more about her current direction, her loved ones, and ultimately wh ...more
Most of the characters were irritating, and more than once I sort of sighed and set the book aside. There are a lot of passages that just seem to ramble on. I find the author has a tendency to get a little too caught up in her own mysticism.
Ah well. I['m still interested in the whole Morrison relationship, and will read the final book o ...more
It's the end of the world…
For all the bodies she's encountering, you'd think beat cop Joanne Walker works in Homicide. But no, Joanne's a reluctant shaman who last saved mankind three months ago—surely she deserves more of a break! Yet, incredibly, "Armageddon, Take Two" is mere days away.
There's not a minute to waste.
Yet when her spirit guide inexplicably disappears, Joanne needs help from other sources. Especially after she accidentally unleashes Lower World demons on Seattle. Damn. With...more
Joanne is trying to just do her job as a beat cop when she is dragged yet again into the world of the magical. While showering off after a fencing lesson, she discove ...more
RATING: 3.75 THOR STARS!
Where do I start with Thunderbird Falls?
I did enjoy it.
I really liked Urban Shaman # 1 in this series. Sure, I got a bit lost in the mythology, but I waded through it. I loved the sub characters and I loved Joanne’s witty ways.
I think Joanne got a little dumbed down in this installment if I was to be perfectly honest. I still enjoyed the read, but I could see where everything was going and I kept raising my voice at my book, in hand. ...more
Joanne Walker is the kind of character that is supposed to be cynical, rational possibly tortured/flawed - only she's not. Her voice belongs to a YA character, her actions speak of High-School drama, I cannot actually believe that she's supposed to be a twenty-seven years old ...more
She pretty much just accepted what everyone told her at face value, even when everything they told her to do made things worse. Not to mention the things they were wan ...more
Things are not as they seem and Joanne must learn to accept her abilities to fight ...more
While Joanne's reluctance to accept her powers makes narrative sense, it doesn't excuse her outright stupidity throughout the course of this extremely transparent set up. The novel would have benefited greatly from some complementary subplots and secondary characte ...more