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Darker Angels (The Black Sun's Daughter #2)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  1,862 ratings  ·  140 reviews
In the battle between good and evil, there's no such thing as a fair fight.

When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations -- and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need bo
ebook, 368 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published September 8th 2009)
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Jayne (pronounced zha-nay) is trying to take over for her deceased Uncle Eric... she inherited a dangerous job in the field of the supernatural. She gets a call from a woman named Karen who wants her Uncle Eric's help. Jayne informs her that her uncle died, but that she is there to help. Karen tells her that she needs help in New Orleans, there is a rider who's a serial killer and its taken up residence in the land of voodoo. Jayne works together with her men, Ex, Chogyi Jake and Aubrey to try a ...more
I found with this book I cemented how much I really like these characters. Jayne is doing the best she can in the situation of having your whole world change. After realizing that demons are real in the last book she is now trying to set herself up for success by learning as much as she can about all the bad things that are out there. I found her thoughts of hopping from one house to another, to another to be funny. Eric seems to have left with an unlimited supply of houses and money to boot, wh ...more
My inner curmudgeon nearly set Darker Angels aside at about the halfway point. "I don't get this book!" said the curmudgeon. "The voodoo's all wrong. Legba isn't an evil serial killer! The good guys' plan doesn't quite add up, and is pretty unethical besides. And the interpersonal drama just ate the plot for lunch!"

"Sit down and shut up," said M.L.N. Hanover. "I'm telling a story here."

OK, so I've never met M.L.N. Hanover, and he didn't literally say that, but he might as well have. Because jus
Voodoo cults! Magic! Demonic possession! This was so absolutely fabulous! It's a great series and I'm thrilled I found it. Plus, this one involved voodoo, so of course it was even cooler than the first book. I hung on to every word of this book and spent time listening to it when I normally would have been doing something else (like passing that stopped bus). I love most of the characters, I have a total crush on Chogyi-Jake, and the characters involved in the voodoo cult were incredibly fascina ...more
This book had quite a different style to it than the first. while the narrative was the same the layout of the story lines were different. this worked out mostly because in the story we had a precog. there was a lot of "If i thought about what they said more it would have saved..." and "turns out that is not what they meant.." normally that would grate on me, especially when it is in reference to characters that were not the precog, but somehow it all worked.

through the action and the inter dra
I read the first book in this series some time ago and didn't really remember too much about it or the characters. This one is pretty self contained so that wasn't too much of an issue. Darker Angels starts off strong with an entertaining intro featuring a child that sees the future, and it keeps that pace with a case for Jayne and team to investigate. I continued reading happily until around page 150. At that point I realized the entire book was going to be made up of the one case. I don't mind ...more
K. Bird
Jayne Heller, who inherited her uncle's fortune and his demon-hunting business, along with a "posse" of three guys with vastly different backgrounds and characters, continues along on her path of self-discovery in this second book in the The Black Sun's Daughter series.

Jayne and the boys are jetting from city to city digging through her uncle's houses and business in an effort to get some kind of handle on her uncle's knowledge of the posessing "riders" who inhabit human bodies and sometimes for
Darker Angels by MLN Hanover
Urban Fantasy- Sept 29th, 2009
4 stars

Darker Angels is the 2nd in the MLN Hanover’s urban fantasy series. This series starts with tension and has some unexpected twists that are sure to keep the pages turning. I do feel it can be read alone. However, new readers will have a better understanding from having read the first book since it will give them insight into the nuances of the full cast of characters.

Jayne Heller was a typical college student until her mysterious u
This is the second in the Black Sun's Daughter series and takes place about a year after Eric's death. This time the action moves to New Orleans and Voodoo's Loas are the riders du jour.

Hanover uses a lot of foreshadowing to ramp up the tension. There is a little more romance and a little heartbreak in this one as another attraction begins to show itself more clearly. There is non-stop action and Jayne' gets damn near beat to death several times but she's growing into her role.

Readers are introd
Lynne Perednia
In Unclean Spirits, the first novel featuring Jayne Heller, she discovered her late uncle's demon-fighting legacy, a fortune and potential powers of her own.

As she continues on a quest of self-discovery, she encounters friends and foes, learning how to work with both and keep both at arm's length in Darker Angels.

Because Jayne has kept her uncle's phone, she gets a call from a someone who knew him -- and who needs help. Jayne and her band of hunters, who gathered around her in the opening novel,
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I really enjoyed this book. When I began it, I was worried about the fact that this series feels different to me than most of the urban fantasy I have read. I wonder how much of that has to do with the fact that a man wrote it. I have not been able to get into the Dresden books, and they feel the same way the first book of this series did. But that is starting to change now that I've finished this book. I'd want to keep going on these because they were very well written (of course, I mean it’s D ...more
Book 2 is just as good, or as bad, as Book 1. The quality of Book 2 is essentially the same as Book 1. In short, I just simply don't agree with Hangover's perspective of things. It's a total mess.

The relationships, or the romance aspect, is still a total mess and it's not really a romance. Same with the whole rider and spirit system.

So far, riders are not wizards as the author claims. They are more like Animorphs, or any transforming fictions, with their transformations. A rider basically allo
Just a tad too slow

Mon avis en Français

My English review

J’avais un peu peur de me lancer dans ce deuxième tome. En effet, j’avais eu un peu de mal avec le premier que j’avais trouvé assez plat et long et je me demandais si ce serait la même chose pour celui-ci. C’est vrai qu’étant donné que c’était un premier roman c’est toujours difficile de faire forte impression. Ou peut-être que c’est la traduction en français qui y est pour quelque chose ? C’est toujours un peu compliqué de savoir exactement.

J’ai par con
Sep 11, 2010 Marsha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Man, I just love this series! Darker Angel finds Jayne' Heller (pronounced Shay-nay) and her group heading towards New Orleans after receiving a phone call from former FBI agent Karen Black. Karen has been deligently on the trail of a murderous rider who wants to attack a teenage girl. Jayne' is wrestling with feelings of inadequacy, attraction for Aubrey and her ever increasing self transformation. The characters are awesome, the action is never ending and it is nice to watch Jayne' change from ...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
So here is Jayné Heller picking back up afte Denver where he uncle died and left her with the life style and dangerous mission of his to carry on.
While away from Denver Jayné get a call from an ex FBI agent that needs help getting rid of a rider in a kids body. So Jake, Aubrey, Ex and Janyne all pack up and head to New Orleans to help out. As soon as they arrive Janyne is attacked. The next day she gets attacked two more times and Aubrey gets possesed by a rider.
Karen the ex FBI agent starts ta
Originally posted on Dren's B-Spot

Darker Angels is book two of M.L.N. Hanover's The Black Sun's Daughter series. I have to say, that after reading Unclean Spirits (Book One) I was left a bit disjointed. I enjoyed the book - but there were so many more questions than answers, it really left a bad taste in my mouth. So I wasn't in a rush to pick up book two. This past January I needed a road trip read and said what the heck - let me check in on Jayné.

*begin drumroll music now*

Let me start off with
Alexia Chantel
Think of all the cities in the world, now which one would you pick as a hot bed for ghost and demon like paranormal activity? Naturally, New Orleans!

Book two picks up right where book one left off without missing a beat. JaynÉ and her guys are still searching all of Eric’s spread out homes searching for clues. That quickly gets dumped when she gets a call for help to track down a serial killer who happens to be possessed. Who needs vacation time when there is a demon on the loose?

JaynÉ is still
I have to say that The Black Sun's Daughter series has definitely peaked my interest, and the wait for book three won't be easy.

The linear plot of Unclean Spirits didn't have a whole lot of drama till the very end; with Darker Angels, I was more engaged and enjoying the ride the whole time -- much better plot, in my opinion, and with the backdrop of New Orleans, very fitting. The characters, too, are developing well, and I'm becoming really attached to Jayne. Her reactions still ring plausible,
I love this book. The second had everything in it that the first did, only it had room to expand. Jayne is by no means an expert. She is still bumbling away through many situations and learning as she goes. If anything, this book has taught her once again how little she does know. I love that they’ve changed the setting to New Orleans. There is so much there to explore between the rich culture of voodoo and the fact that they are still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. It adds a lot of depth, t ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: A griping story with hard-core action and suspense to keep you entertained.

Opening Sentence: “How long has this been going on?”

The Review:

Darker Angels is the second installment in M.L.N. Hanover’s, The Black Sun’s Daughter series. I was a bit apprehensive when I began reading Darker Angels, because I was unsure what to expect. The first book, Unclean Spirits had me frustrated during the slow beginning but eventually redeemed itself in the e
William Bentrim
Darker Angels by M.L.N. Hanover.
This is the second book in the black sun's daughter series starring Jayne Heller demon slayer. Jayne and her team find themselves embroiled in a conflict with the voodoo queen of New Orleans.

I have now read the first and fourth (Killing Rites) books, in the series first. The two books whetted my appetite to read more by this prolific author.

Once again with the author has put together a dynamic and delightful urban fantasy. As entertaining as the story is you can
Having enjoyed the first book in this new series, I settled down to read the second book, sure of what to expect.

It seemed that Jayne (I know there should be a little squiglle thingy above the 'e' but I don't know how to get one on my keyboard) is trying to get to grips with her new role as rider hunter and boss of her three companions, Audrey, a scientist who is particularly fond of micro organisims, Ex a former priest and Chigogy(sp?) Jake, a recovering heroin addict.

The book starts off prety
Jen (Red Hot Books)
The more I read of this series, the more I like it. This second installment picks up about six months after the events of Unclean Spirits. Jayné, Aubrey, Ex, and Chogyi Jake have spent that time learning as much as they can about the evil-fighting legacy that Uncle Eric left behind. But a call for help on Eric's old cell phone has the crew jumping out of research mode, into a mission in New Orleans.

Karen Black is a former FBI agent who worked a case with Eric years ago. It was serial killer they
Fangs for the Fantasy
Once again Jayné (every time I read that name it got my nerves) Aubrey, Ex and Chogyi Jake are in the thick of it again. When we left the foursome, they were busy doing a tour of not-gay uncle Eric's various homes, attempting to create a wiki on the riders. Though they are all exhausted, Jayné keeps pushing them forward, and this culminates in her acceptance of a mission in New Orleans. The minute I read New Orleans I knew that this books was going to be all about Voodoo.

After Hurricane Katrina
Title: Darker Angels
Author: M.L.N Hanover
Year of Publication: 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
Page count: 360

Darker Angels is the continuation of the Black Sun’s Daughter series that began with Unclean Spirits. The book is a nonstop action packed urban fantasy thriller that was difficult to put down. Darker Angels is a quick read at 360 pages with a gripping story and compelling characters.
Darker Angels begins six months after Unclean Spirits ends. Jayné and her team are in Athens, Greece doing a f
So... Plot wise, interesting.

Overall background plot, odd.

A lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about this series and book. I can honestly say... I have seen and read worse.

Main character - Weird. Judges weird scale. Pulls possibly typical teen sitcom drama level stuff. Has been rich for maybe... 3 months at this point, maybe 5? I finished this book earlier today and have done soo much I can't remember. Managed to study these Riders for however long and is showing a lot more knowledg
In the second book of The Black Sun's Daughter series Jayne is thrown even further out of her comfort zone. She ends up in New Orleans after a phone call from one of her dead uncle's old cohorts. She enters a world of demons and voodoo that is completely out of her league. But Jayne and the crew throw themselves into it head first. And what a ride it is!

Most of the characters that I grew to love in the first book of this series are back with her. I love that the nature of the relationships betwe
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MLN Hanover is a pseudonym for fantasy writer Daniel Abraham when he’s writing urban fantasy set in something very like our world. In addition to The Black Sun’s Daughter series, MLN Hanover has published several short stories.
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