Unbound (The Hollows, #7.5; Night Huntress, #0.5; Sign of the Zodiac, #4.5; Dark Days, #0.6)
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Unbound (The Hollows #7.5 - Ley Line Drifter)

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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  4,332 ratings  ·  290 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...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published September 2009 by Eos (first published August 18th 2009)
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Auntee
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 fans...here'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...more
Kathrynn
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...more
AH
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....more
Holly
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 (Reading Angels)
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...more
Karissa
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
Jer
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.

SHE WILL ALWAYS LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE...AND WAITING FOR THE NEXT IN THE SERIES!

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...more
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...more
Danielle
"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...more
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...more
Regina
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
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...more
Brandi
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!
Colleen
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...more
♥ 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)
Thi...more
Ollie
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...more
L-D
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...more
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
LEY LINE DRIFTER by KIM HARRISON
Jenks the pixie adventure so right up my alley. Although I would have liked a more complete ending. Still laughs and action.

RECKONING by JEANIENE FROST
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

DARK MATTERS by VICKI PETTERSSON
Superhero story of ho...more
Jocelin
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
Jennifer
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Angie (Mind Malfunction)
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Julie
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
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Ashley
All five of the stories were top notch. This book has done it's job in two aspects...giving me a great short story from the Hollows by Kim Harrison where Jenks truly shines and getting me interested in reading further series by Jocelynn Drake and Jeaniene Frost. Also I have not read any full length stories by Melissa Marr but it said that this was her first adult supernatural thriller, she should do more!
Michelle
This rating is only based on the two stories that I read so far : Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison and The Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost.
Chantel
Unbound: Ley Line Drifter / Reckoning / Dark Matters / The Dead, the Damned and the Forgotten / Two Lines
Author: Jocelynn Drake, Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Vicki Pettersson, Kim Harrison

I am a 35 year old female who enjoys character driven stories, humor, and I'm not really into fantasy or romances but I'll pick up an occasional one now and then. I haven't read any of these authors prior to this book so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try them out. I gave each story a chance. I...more
Barbara ★
Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
This is the first story I've ever read featuring pixies as the main characters. It was just too cute but danger lurked in the garden. Apparently a murderous dryad was locked inside a statue by a nymph. This dryad was terrorizing a pixy family who asked Jenks (a successful pixy) to help get rid of the threat to his family. I really enjoyed this short story but I'm not a fan of Kim Harrison's other works.

Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost
Bones is summoned to New Orleans to...more
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“I‘m heir to madness. Vessel of perversion. Your nightmare should you cross me."
Daryl‘s chin lifted, trembling. "Indeed. We might be sisters then, for I‘m the same.”
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