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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 across t...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
And the script the baddies seem to be covered in just happens to look like Arabic. Right.
The protagonist might not be but I am. What the fuck, man? I was actually liking the story.
Unclean Spirits opens with the troubled 22 year-old Jayné Heller arriving in Denver as ...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
it was amazingly refreshing to see a heroine who does not say "oh hi there you are a *insert random monster here*? they exist? oh ok lets be BFF and/or have sex." Jayné needed proof about the things that go bump in the night before she killed things or set her life completely upside down chasing them. even then she hesitated.
even wh ...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
I really took to her writing and the way she made her characters.
I don't want to give too many spoilers away, but here's a rough outline..In Unclean Spirits Eric Heller is in the start of the book and quickly dies and leaves his entire estate to his niece, Jayné Heller (her name is pronounced zha-nay, but it’s usually mispronounced as Jane). She's very close to her 23rd birthday, and although her uncles death is tragic she really had ...more
Jayne Heller inherited everything from her uncle, Eric Heller, when she was only 23. Along with money and property, she also chose to claim his life's work as a part of that inheritance - hunting down evil beings called riders that take over human bodies (vampires, weres, other ...more
I liked Jayne, she seemed like a lost soul. Her comment about Eric dying couldn't have come at a better time made me really like her. I knew she wasn't trying to be mean, just that her life was in such a mess. Her finding out that Eric left everything to her was interesting and funny at times. Her way of dealing with things ...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 reason I loved this book as much as I did was because of the main character. Jayne was the perfect combination of smart, tough, and vulnerable. I also felt a strong kinship because her upbringing and subsequent life choices were so similar to my own (minus the rich uncle who hunted demons, lol). I loved Jayne's progression from deadbeat dropout to woman wit ...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 basic idea wasn't bad, a different take on the whole vampire/werewolf thing. Riders, spirits from another dimension, take over human bodies & make the bad guys. Her uncle fights them. She does now too. She suddenly ca ...more
By Randolph Coin, who, is a human being "ridden" by a demonic spirit.
She decides to get revenge for her Uncle's sake, and also because she is trying to figure out who she wants to be after the past few years of just slacking around a campus.
Along with the riches and house, she inherits her uncle's "posse."
Midian, a cursed and aged chef extraordi ...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
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
First off....this book has some great character developement. They are genuinely likable. Jayne is a believable heroine. She's flawed and, at times, naive. She takes what she can get and works with it. And seems to care gr ...more
When Jayné travels to Denver to settle Eric's accounts, she learns two things:
1. Eric was filthy rich and left it all to her.
2. He was killed by Randolph Coin, an evil magician.
Jayné is not so sure she believes in this m ...more
Hanover has created an entirely different mythos for the vamps, werewolves, demons and other beasties found in his world.
There's killing, betrayal, huge evil to battle and more for a small band of misfits, some of who are not what they seem and are hiding secrets. Action filled and fast paced, b ...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
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
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it ...more
As for plot, nothing really happened in this book. It was a group of people basically ...more
Jayné Heller inherits houses, money and lots of supernatural problems when her Uncle Eric is murdered in Denver. None of which she knew about before coming to Denver to settle his estate.
Eric's lifestyle also comes with a motley crew of associates that used to work for Eric on an ad hoc basis. Aubrey, the scientist, Ex, a former Jesuit priest, Chog ...more
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