Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter #1)
Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties acros...more
Now, I read The Black Sun's Daughter as well.
(After putting this up, I realized that Stephen has a much better and awesomer review on this same concept. I didn't copy his [promise], but do check his out, that's the way to do it)
Unclean Spirits is the first of M.L.N. Hanover's Black Sun's Daughter series. As you may or may not know, M.L.N. Hanover is the pseudonym of the author Daniel Abraham (Abraham talks about his ma...more
Jayné knows nothing about riders or magic. But when her Uncle Eric dies, she inherits his home and his money; his secret life is an unexpected part of the deal. Eric fought th...more
Alors qu'ici on a :
- l’héroïne découvre son héritage et l'univers dans lequel évoluait son oncle
- elle décide de reprendre son business et accessoirement de mener à bien l'assassinat du gros méchant que son oncle avait prévu
- elle c...more
It was not impressive nor was it extremely boring . But I imagin the next book would be better.
The main characters were ok and I like the fact that Jayne had to grow up throughout the book it made her failure less annoying .
I am not sure I like the idea that all the riders are bad it seemed religious thinking more than rational to me and I also did not like it when the author says something like " and he said something vulgar " like she did not want to write a bad word other than fuck w...more
The action starts on page one and doesn’t end until the very end, but there is still plenty of time to come to know the characters within. Each one of the characters is loveable it their own flawed way. None...more
The downfall is in the partially developed characters. Jayné, the lead character, has an appealing first person voice that shows promise but lacks development because Jayné herself is not completely sure who she is. While that might be acc...more
The novel is centered on a young women named Jayne (pronounced zha-nay, not Jane, no idea why you would make up a name like that, anyways, I just continued to read it as Jane.I don’t think how you say her name really matters), who has lost everything in her life. Her parents want nothing to do with her, she was just dumped by her boyfriend and the friends she had made in College...more
The funny thing is, for me the prologue is the most lively and energetic chapter of the whole book. I'd happily forgive the weather descriptions because I was enjoying the writing style and the character of Eric. Unfortunately, he's the one who's going to die.
As soon as we get to Chapter 1, it feels...more
The plot was entirely story driven and I'd challenge anyone who says they don't know what the big "twist" is going to be, (heres a clu...more
I always react a little . . . complicatedly to men writing female POV urban fantasy. And by "always" I mean here and for Tim Pratt, the only other example that springs to mind. These guys write books that actively respond to all the bitching I do about urban fanta...more
- L'histoire en elle même est plutôt banale, mais n'est pas dénuée d'intérêt pour autant. L'action est bien présente, la trame principale est prenante et on a même droit à...more
Unclean Spirits was fast paced and intriguing. Although it starts out slow, as I kept read...more
Author: M.L.N Hanover
Year of Publication: 2008
Publisher: Pocket Books
Page count: 357
Unclean Spirits is the first book written by M.L.N Hanover, a new name in the scene of urban fantasy. With some digging it’s discovered that M.L.N Hanover is a pen name for established author, Daniel Abraham. Abraham revealed some time ago that he choose that particular pen name for two reasons; the first being that potential readers generally assume that when an author uses initials that t...more
This is book one of the series The Black Sun’s Daughter. This is urban fantasy at its best. Jayne Heller discovers that her favorite uncle is a butt kicking demon chaser.
I read the fourth book, Killing Rites, in the series first. Although that book did quite well is a stand alone I wanted to find out more about Jayne.
The author does an excellent job of making the occult believable. The author doesn't paint a fantasy hero with no flaws instead she paints a young...more
If you were to suddenly inherit an obscene amount of money and property do you know the first thing you would do? Find out how much you inherited, go shopping, check out one of the places you can now call home, kill some demons. Check, check, check, and...well most of us would skip on that last one.
JaynÉ is a young woman whose world gets turned upside down. When she finds out her uncle left everything to her she sees it as a chance to change her life. But the moment she steps into her...more
Quick & Dirty: A unique world with interesting and likable characters.
Opening Sentence: It was raining in Denver the night Eric Heller died.
Unclean Spirits is the first book in M.L.N. Hanover’s series, The Black Sun’s Daughter. M.L.N. Hanover is just one of the pseudonyms for science fiction/fantasy author, Daniel Abraham.
Jayne Heller’s uncle dies and leaves her with a fortune and his unbelievable work as a paranormal hunter. She is thrown into...more
This is a very well constructed novel. While it falls under the heading of "genre fiction," it is well written, neither too expository or chatty. The male writer does a reasonably good job with the young heroine's voice; alrthough I disbelieved her ability to recognize the scent of oil and metal that indicates weapons. Perhaps the character's father was a hunter.
Hanover brings together...more
It begins with Eric Alexander Heller, sitting in a dive bar attempting to hire a few low lives to do a job. He seems to have a sort of special sight that allows him to determine if someone is really human or, nosferatu or loupine. Apparently, these crea...more
When Jayné (pronounced Zha-nay) Heller's uncle, Eric, died she thought the reason he'd fallen out with her overly religious family was that he was gay. Her father had called his brother "a pervert and an abominations before God." She'd just assumed he must be gay. In reality, the truth was something entirely different. Her uncle was not who she tho...more
Jayne Heller (pronounced zha-nay) has been summoned to Denver to sort out the details of her Uncle Eric's estate. Jayne is expecting a brief trip with perhaps a small financial windfall, but instead discovers a side to Eric that she never knew about before he was murdered.
Not only was Eric Heller filthy rich, but he was also deeply involved in hunting paranormal creatures called Riders. Riders are spirits from a parallel universe who require a host body in order to exist in our world....more
The cooperation of the...more
While checking out one of her new living quarters, she comes across Midian, who's a corpse-like vampiric creature who can cook like a superstar chef. And then the bad guys come a-vis...more
So, 1) I was cracking up over the main character, who acts like a man most of the time, except for one memorable shopping scene. It's hard to explain, but female characters who have spent their whole lives either being crushed by their fathers or rebelling against them don't suddenly...more
I liked it. It has its faults, but it works. The idea is that our heroine has inherited a lot of money from an uncle she didn't know that well -- and she gradually learns about his secret life and winds up taking over his role. The requisite romance was far too obvious, but there was...more
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