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Blood Lines (World of the Lupi #3)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  3,534 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Touch-sensitive FBI agent Lily Yu and her werewolf bond-mate are recruited by the Secret Service to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But Lily must turn to fellow agent Cynna Weaver for help when Cynna's former teacher, a demon master, emerges as the main suspect behind the pacts.

After a demon commits a gruesome murder, sorcerer Cullen Seabou
Paperback, 338 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley
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Hmmm. This book was pretty different than I expected. I still liked it, don't get me wrong, but nowhere near as much as I liked the first two books.

From the blurb on the back cover and stray comments I heard, I had the impression that this book focused on Cullen and Cynna. While they were given more depth and pov time, I would be hesitant to actually say they were main characters in this book. It still felt like they were secondary characters, just given more page time. It was different than I w
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It seems an overload of magicks has been loosed worldwide and the associated demons have a taste for lupi heirs and the general populace. Lily and Rule are near Virginia so she can obtain agent training and the bond won't let them part. Rule is injured in during this loose magic surge but not incapacitated. Cynna may be a step or two closer to becoming Rhej and Cullen has been trying to locate the dragons that returned from Dis with them. Also Cynna & Cullen became closer (WOW!). There is in ...more
It was quite some time since I'd read the previous book but that didn't matter as Ms Wilks kindly gave a summary of the previous book at the beginning of this one. I was very appreciative :)

So magic appears to be suddenly leaking into our world at an alarming rate and weird things are happening, demons appearing and unexpected shifting of wolves in the middle of choral performances leading to all the werewolf heirs, including Rule, being targeted by demons.

She who cannot be named is obviously tr
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Touch-sensitive FBI agent Lily Yu and her werewolf bond-mate are recruited by the Secret Service to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But Lily must turn to fellow agent Cynna Weaver for help when Cynna's former teacher, a demon master, emerges as the main suspect behind the pacts.

After a demon commits a gruesome murder, sorcerer Cullen Seabourne joins the team racing the clock to find the apprentice of evil who uses demons to kill. Cynna and Cullen must wo
This one was interesting. Honestly, the very ending, with Grandmother Yu, did a lot to garner a couple extra goodwill points for me.

One thing that bums me out is that getting more Cullen in this book only served to make me dislike the character. Frankly, I think he's an arrogant, opinionated, bossy asshole who thinks way too highly of his own intelligence and abilities. Constantly insisting on doing things his way, even though most of the time he's wrong. Being judgmental about everyone else, ev
Aug 25, 2010 Kt rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Once again the Lupi are being attacked, with the source tracing back to an influence from the evil goddess with the unspeakable name. Demons are being used to target the heirs, a surefire way to destroy the Lupi quickly. To make matters worse, the goddess's current puppet seems to be Cynna's former teacher, Jiri. It will take the whole gang to defeat both the demons and their controller, even with all of them it may not be enough.

In this book we find out a bit more about Lily's mysterious Grandm
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Blood Lines is the third book in the World of the Lupi urban fantasy series by Eileen Wilks. The first two books are Tempting Danger and Mortal Danger . The series has to be read in order. It follows Lily Yu, a third generation Chinese immigrant in the States, working as a cop. The story in the books also revolves around Lily's connection with Rule Turner, the heir of Nokolai, one of the dominant lupi clans in the world. I like reading about how they're both changing and
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I preferred the focus in this book more than the last one. This one focuses on the werewolf clans again, after the previous book put more focus on demons. This one had a lot of demons too, but they had a lot of clan problems to deal with. They had to go to the clanhome of the the Leidolf clan, who are the Nokolai's enemy. Demons were summoned all over the country and attacked the heir of each werewolf clan, including Rule. A Leidolf clan member was with him at the time and died protecting him, s ...more
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Blood Lines is the third installment in the World of the Lupi series written by Eileen Wilks, and comes on the heels of Mortal Danger. When I first picked up this book, it said it was mainly focused on Cynna Weaver, an FBI agent who is the strongest finder in the country, and Cullen Seabourne, a lupus and sorcerer. Just proves that you shouldn’t take the blurbs on the book, or web pages, all that serious when you decide to read a book, or not. Yes, they do play intrical parts in the storyline, b ...more
3.5 stars. Again, the characters mostly carry this book. The first half of the book was very easy to put down, and I wasn't rushing to pick it up again. It took a long time to get going, though again, I love the characters. I didn't think Rule and Lily would be in the book much but they held a significant portion. I really like Cullen. I like his responses to events in the ending. The ending, by the way, picked up quite a bit and was thoroughly entertaining. I absolutely love Cynna's take on Cul ...more
book three and this series isnt really grabbing my attention i think. its good enough but you're thrown into dramatic random situations without any proper builduo that it doesnt really give you time to get to know the characters really well. I like Rule and Lily well enough, Cynna also ok but not a fan of Cullen at the moment. Might come back to this series later but will have to rest for now
This is definitely my favorite of the series so far -- it was well worth the wait to read it in real book form (since the kindle doesn't offer it -- which sucks, by the way). Maybe it's just because we know all the characters already, but the story was really great! I love the Cynna/Cullen storyline and continue to love Rule and the rest of them. I was going to fly right into the next book, but Hunting Ground came out (which my kindle reminded me... probably trying to lure me back...) -- it's de ...more
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The best book in this series so far =)
While Lily and Rule are still recovering from their getaway in hell, the world is going through a magical unprecedented crisis. Waves of magic disrupt technology devices and magic affects all beings gifted with a minimum of magic. Worse, the lupi are attacked from all sides by mysterious demons that seem to be linked to an old acquaintance of Cynna ... While the attacks, deaths and magical oddities multiply, Lily and her friends will have to make difficult c
I am always looking for a good paranormal series and I was thrilled to find a new author. I am going to have to backtrack and read the previous two books in the series before I read the next in the series. There are many interesting characters and multiple romantic relationships and I particularly liked the mixture of cultures. Now I have someone else to keep me occupied while I wait for the next Caine, Hamilton, Huff, Butcher, ...
Number 3 in this series, continues with Lily and Rule as they head to Washington, DC for a meeting of the Task Force she is a part of. While there, they become part of a demon attack and all hell is breaking loose all over. Cynna and Cullen are also a major part of this storyline and they make an interesting duo. This book has a rather slow build, but once it gets going it is hard to put down. And the ending is awesome!
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This was another fairly good instalment in the World of the Lupi. Once again, I really enjoyed getting to hang out with the characters (and how much do I LOVE it that Lily and Rule actually talk about stuff like adult human beings), plus I really, really like both Cynna and Cullen.

The plot... hmmmmm... well, it looked like I was going interesting places, but then did strange enough things that I'm not actually sure whether it made sense or not. I do know that the resolution at the climax felt a
Fangs for the Fantasy
Magic is flaring across the world – great waves of magic emitting from the nodes causing chaos as technology shuts down and random magical occurrences afflict the world – from flights of griffins to unquenchable flames to demon outbreaks

That includes demonic attacks aimed at the heirs to many werewolf clans. The attack leaves Rule injured and committed in the complex net of Lupi politics, laws and traditions at just a point when he and Lily are most needed as the magical threat grows. Even worse
well a heck of a lot going on... if you did not pay close attention you paid for it. Grandmother cracks me up. I LOVE Cullen. A man reduced to tears because of a baby. A tale of two "packs" and one heir. Does that mean the "packs" merge or he has to choose? Demon riders, custody battles, secret weird relationships with relations too close to home (?), Cullen seemingly evolving a bit, grandmother getting some secret dragon action, Brady & Victor being crazy loons, what happened to Marlee, dem ...more
Setting: Washington DC - opera house, clan house in suburbia; Leidolf Clanhome – outside Washington DC – Rho’s house, the meeting grounds; Los Lobos, mountain coast town of Michoacan, Mexico; Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China; Rock Creek Park & North Carolina Coast;

Theme: entrance of magic into our world – shifting power; lupus rules; learning one another;

Lily Lui: FBI, Unit 12 MCD – Magical Crimes Division; bonded for life to the prince of the Nokolai Clan; touch sensitive, can f
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Cynna and Cullen are so cute together, aren't they? I like how Lily and Rule are together, yet still struggling. It's not picture perfect. Of course their career/life does get in the way, doesn't it? I totally forgot about this series until I saw it at the library.
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I don't really have a review for this book except to say that there are some pretty interesting twists in this one. I am greatly intrigued to see where they lead.
Good popcorn reading. Also, Wilks is willing to push changes in her setup much farther than most writers working in urban fantasy.
This was much more in line with the first instalment, rather than the second one, which made me so happy! The plot made more sense this time and I look forward to reading the next instalment, but I'm going to take a slight gap between them as I have to locate the next one. I hope the next one focuses predominantly on Cynna and Cullen. All the characters in this novel were excellent - Lilly's grandma is still one of my favourites along with Cullen. It'll be interesting to see how this series deve ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 23, 2014 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the series
This is no stand-alone. I'd start with the 0.5 in Lover Beware and read them all in order.

What I liked best about this book was the imagery. For instance, "The tiny pueblo straddled one of the few roads into the mountains, a bumpy cement snake that shed its paving seven kilometers up to wriggle off in happy obscurity, becoming a dirt trail usable only by donkeys or those with no regard for their vehicle's undercarriage."

The characters are not as well drawn as in earlier books in the series, I g
This series has excellent potential. There was too much thinking, less doing in Blood Lines. It's not that there wasn't enough action but rather action with too much forethought. I hate it when half the book the characters are in their own head. I understand wanting your characters understood but not so much that it leaves the rest of the story lacking.

There was so much going on it almost seemed to be as if five different stories were being told at once. It was barely held together. I would lik
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นี่เป็นหนังสือเล่มที่สามในชุด The World of Lupi ของอีลีน วิลค์ส หนังสือชุดที่มีจุดเริ่มต้นมาจากเรื่องสั้นที่ชื่อ Only Human (ซึ่งเป็นเรื่องสั้นที่ดีที่สุดที่แม็กซ์โชคดีได้อ่านมา) จากเรื่องสั้นถูกนำมาเขียนขยาย (และดัดแปลง) จนกลายเป็นเรื่องยาวที่ชื่อ Tempting Danger (เรื่องยาวที่เสน่ห์เทียบเท่าเรื่องสั้นไม่ได้เลย) แต่ก็ยังมีคุณภาพมากพอในเราติดตามอ่านตอนต่อไปได้

เรื่องราวการผจญภัยของคู่ต่างอย่างลิลลี่ หยู สาวอเมริกันเชื้อสายอดีตตำรวจที่ผันตัวมาเป็นเอฟบีไอ กับรูล เทอร์เนอร์ทายาทของตระกูลหมาป่าชื่อดั
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Amy A
So far this book is the best book in the series. Wilks gets better and better at writing the series and I think with the world is getting more familiar which makes the books more familiar.

This book finds our characters in Washington D.C. checking up on the politians who claimed they were approached by demons in order to further their wealth, etc. Cynna's former teacher is thought to be the one in charge of the demons.

This book really picks up on things started towards the end of the second book
Agent Lily Yu, a touch sensitive, and her werewolf lover, Rule Turner, are recruited by the Secret Service to identify officials who have accepted demonic pacts. Lily has to turn to her friend Cynna Weaver for help when Cynna’s former teacher, a demon master, emerges as a main suspect. After a demon commits a gruesome murder, werewolf sorcerer Cullen Seabourne joins the team. Cynna and Cullen have to work together, which proves difficult when the attraction between them spirals out of control an ...more
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Eileen Wilks’ first book, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996, hit the USA Today Bestseller List and was nominated for Romantic Times' Best First Short Contemporary award. Since then, her books have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists. With thirty two books in print and novellas in nine anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards three times, as well as rec ...more
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