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Unbound (The Hollows #7.5 - Ley Line Drifter)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  5,386 ratings  ·  315 reviews
1 Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison - Pixy Jenks faces murderous dryad locked inside statue
2 Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost - Bones, faces New Orleans ghouls who eat victims alive - horror
3 Dark Matters by Vicki Pettersson - JJ superhero has illicit affair with Shadow agent Solange
4 The Dead, the Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelynn Drake - Savannah vampire Keeper Mira inv
Paperback, 358 pages
Published September 2009 by Eos (first published August 18th 2009)
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Sadly, I was only able to read the Jeaniene Frost story which is the reason I bought Unbound. The rest of the book was not for me.

1. Key Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
Tried to get into this. It was about fairies and after 10 pages, I gave up. Did not interest me at all. Unwilling to finish.

2. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost
Enjoyed it! This is the prequel to the Night Huntress series and features Bones! Love his character! The story dials us back to the time just before Bones goes to Ohio and meets
Sep 01, 2009 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Bones
This review is for Reckoning, by Jeaniene Frost...

Attention all Cat and Bones's a tasty little morsel to tide you over until the next full length story about them or their world (First Drop of Crimson) comes out. Now be warned, there is no mention of Cat in this one, because it occurs in February 2004, right before Bones heads to Ohio and meets up with her for the first time. This one takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and Bones is flying solo in this one. He's in town (as
Oh the dreaded anthology. We all buy them (or if we are lucky - borrow them) with great hopes and expectations for the one story or one author we love. I personally believe that I need to read all the stories in an anthology – my own personal OCD trait, whereas I see others read just one story. And that’s fine with me.

I picked up Unbound because it had three authors I was familiar with: Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, and Jeaniene Frost. The other two authors were Vicki Petersson and Jocelyn Drake.
I only read Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost and I really liked it. Ahh Bones. He is my favorite part of the Night Huntress series. His English (Spike) accent seems a little subdued here which was a wee bit disappointing but nitpicking aside I really liked this short story.
Angela  M
In "Ley Line Drifter" by Kim Harrison Jenks is approached by another pixy for a job all his own. In a park there is a pixy family that is being attacked by a statue, it's killing the children in the night. Jenks knows that something is trapped in the statue and has to think of a way to get it out, but is getting it out really the right thing to do?
In "Reckoning" by Jeaniene Frost we get a peek into Bones' life before he hooks up with Cat. There's a murderous couple loose in St. Louis and it's Bo
This anthology includes 5 new stories by popular paranormal authors. In all cases (except for Marr's story) the stories are set in preexisting worlds created by the authors. My favorite of the bunch were "Ley Line Drifter" which gives you a closer look at Jenks' family and "Rekoning" which introduced me to Jeaniene Frost's writing. This book made me want to learn more both about Frost and Drake and read some of their series. "Dark Matters" by Petttersson is an important read for those of us read ...more
I will be honest the only reason I bought this book was to read about Bones in Jeaniene Frost's Reckoning and I am SO GLAD I did! OMG if I could not love Bones more I sure do now!!

First I want to state that although this book is a prequel to Bones meeting Cat I would still recommend that you read the Night Huntress series FIRST before you read this one. The main reason is many readers fall in love with Bones in the Night Huntress series because of his passion for Cat but in the prequel we learn
THIS IS A GREAT SERIES! It has become my all time favorite.
KIM HARRISON(Dawn Cook) is the best, you will be hooked from book 1, page 1.


You will not be disappointed! K.H.'s characters come alive, you will laugh and cry with them, grow tremendously from book #1. I love the world that K.H. has created. Bio-engineered tomatoes, witches, vampires, pixies, faeries, trolls, wolves...

The first book runs kinda slow in the be
Heather G Gentle
Not a bad short stories collection. I think perhaps I would have gotten more out of it if I had read more books from the authors. Kim Harrison is the only author of the 5 I've read.

Kim Harrison's story only held an interest for me because I adore Jenks from the Rachel Morgan series. It gave me more insight into him and his family's life that we don't normally see. I do like Bis also. Otherwise-- it was just kind of blah. Would probably give a 3 standing on it's own.

For Jeaniene Frost and Vicki
"Ley Line Drifter" by Kim Harrison-
I was really happy that it followed Jenks (with Bis the gargoyle as his sidekick). I've only read the first book so far in that series, but he'd already grown to be my favorite one there. It was a good quick story. I don't know what else has been introduced in the series, but you can read it and not wonder what you've missed.

"Reckoning" by Jeanene Frost-
I'm glad she decided to write about Bones. He is an awesome character and it was interesting to be inside his
Carolyn F.
1. Kim Harrison's story - a little sweet but very confusing - is Daryl really the bad guy with delusions of grandeur?
2. Jeaniene Frost story - very good Bones story, this should be read before the Cat stories. One sad part toward the end that had me crying.
3. Vicki Pettersson's story - horrible - depressing with a strange ending. I really disliked this story.
4. Jocelyn Drake's story - first time reading this author. I liked the story and the ending. I kind of figured out who the main bad guy w
3.5 stars. I only read the Jeaniene Frost short that involves Bones. The story is pre-Cat, but during modern times in New Orleans. We get to meet the Queen of New Orleans, Marie and the story is told from Bones' point of view. It is a very dark and gruesome story centering around some rogue and murdering ghouls. The ending is not nessarily a feel good ending. While it is well written and I enjoyed the story, Frost tells us alot of what hapepens rather than shows us. Still I do think it is an int ...more
Read Ley Line Drifter.

Not bad Jenks. Good short story.
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Note:The rating is just for the Jeaniene Frost book, I haven't read the others

This is 0.5 in the Night Huntress series and it shows us what Bone's s doing just before he goes to Ohio and meets Cat. He is in New Orleans hunting a couple of ghouls who are torturing, killing and eating innocent people and not necessarily in that order. Although it was strange not seeing Bones without Cat, it was still a great shory (very short) story giving you a taste of Bone's personality and the Night Huntress w
Feb 04, 2010 Brandi marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
Can't wait to read this....the story in it by Jeaniene Frost is from Bones' point of view!
1. Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
(Story takes place after White Witch, Black Curse)
If you're a fan of the Hollows series, you'll definitely want to read this short story. It feels like it's set the groundwork for these characters to re-appear in the main series (like how Pierce was first introduced in a SS). You don't have to have read any of the books in the series to understand what's going on, but for full enjoyment, I recommend reading the other books in the series first. There are WWBC sp
♥ Sarah ♥
Cue "I hate anthologies" in the tune of "I love technology" (from Napoleon Dynamite). I really don't like anthologies. I always put them off as much as possible, but I'm OCD about finishing a series once I've started it, so if there's one story in there from a series I'm reading, I must read it. *sigh* Oh well. There were some fairly entertaining stories in this one, but overall I'd give it about a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison: (2 stars)
(Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #7.1)
Kim Harrison's "Ley Line Drifter" is a short that features Jenks and Bis from her "Hollows" series. Jenks takes on an outside job from another pixy and starts his own detective agency. This story did not have much substance and did not tie back to the Hollows series very well. 3 stars

Vicki Pettersson's "Dark Matters" is a short that gives some background on a former Light Agent Jaden Jacks. JJ begins an illicit affair with a Shadow Agent, Solange. I like the way Vicki ties her short stories back
Kris H.
This rating is only based on the first 3 stories in the book. The first story, by Kim Harrison, features Jenks going solo and saving the day. It was delightful. The Jeaniene Frost story gives us a P.C. (pre-Cat) Bones story and I loved it. The Vicki Pettersson story tells the tale of Jaden Jax and how he became Hunter and the female Shadow that led to his downfall. I imagine that anyone unfamiliar with Vicki Pettersson's Sign of the Zodiac series would find this story more than a bit confusing, ...more
Tasha Turner
Jenks the pixie adventure so right up my alley. Although I would have liked a more complete ending. Still laughs and action.

Bones only story pre-Cat
Interesting, savage, funny, complete, New Orleans, ghouls are serial killers, Bones brought in, lied to that master vamp hired him to kill ghouls, finds out, kills ghouls, master vamp kills ghoul, exiles Bones for 5 years from New Orleans

Superhero story of ho
Wickedshizuku (and her 7 Black cats)
Oct 06, 2015 Wickedshizuku (and her 7 Black cats) is currently reading it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans,Urban Fantasy fans, Kim Harrison fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: other anthologies
My ebook scrambled everything up, and I'm having to read solitary stories with out knowing which anthology it comes from. Here's what I've finished so far...

Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
This has to be one of my favorite short stories from the Hollows series.

The Dead, the Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelynn Drake
I've never read anything from this author, but I do have to say that I really like her style of writing. Though now I'm really curious to find this series now.

Reckoning by Jeaniene
This book was kind of a tough read. The first story by Kim Harrison was very confusing. I felt like I was reading a story that was already sent in motion. Didn't know the characters, didn't care about the characters and the story was weak. The second story by Jeaniene Frost was good; had my favorite character in it (Bones, I love you). Excellent introduction to him and good story (Kind of creepy and sad). My favorite in this anthology series was the story by Jocelynn Drake (I love her name). Gre ...more
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Angie (Mind Malfunction)
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I bought this a longggggg time ago mostly because it had a Melissa Marr story. I had read most of the Wicked Lovely series (the rest is out now, and I've finished it) and really liked it. I thought it might also be fun to try out some of the other paranormal authors, particularly Kim Harrison. Sadly, my reaction to every story was basically.... "bleh." Some of them weren't too bad, but none of them really stood out as great to me, and they didn't make me want to pick up any of the authors' books ...more
Nayan Patel
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Well, this time, I only read Ley Line Drifter again (which I read at a different time then the rest of the anthology the first time!) And yeah, loved to have Jenks have his own case, and learning more about pixys!

*First read February 5th 2013*
Lots of great short stories in this, I really enjoyed Jeaniene Frost's and Melissa Marr's ones, because we got to see Bones again, before he knew Cat, and that there was a new world for Melissa Marr, I hope that there's going to be a full length novel set i
Blodeuedd Finland
How to review a book where I dnfed half of it?

1 Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
Yawn. So very boring about a pixie, fairy whatever doing stuff. DNF

2 Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost
It was about?...oh right Bones. DNF

3 Dark Matters by Vicki Pettersson
This one I actually read, and kind of liked it.

4 The Dead, the Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelynn Drake
I also finished this one. I can't say I was all wow, but eh. Read it.

5 Two Lines by Melissa Marr
Yawn. What was this about? DNF
Ley Line Drifter - Kim Harrison - Hollows 7.5 I have not read the Hollows series. This story did OK on its own. Jenks is a pixie and we learn about his culture and his family. Another pixie seeks his help to protect his family. Bis is a young gargoyle who helped.

Reckoning - Jeaniene Frost - Bones pre Cat. Find out back story between Bones and Ghoul Queen of NO.

Dark Matters - Vicki Pettersson - This is an odd story with superheroes (Agents of Light) and Shadows. The main character JJ loses his
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