Web of Death
This short is from Gin's POV and takes place between books 1 and 2. YES. That's right. You can read this one in the chronological order.
It's been so long since I last read this series that I don't know what it has to do with setting up the next book, beyond letting us know that retirement does not suit Gin. Not even a little bit.
Also, I don't recall her being so pragmatic when it comes to saving the lives of hapless innocents she stumbles across, so maybe this was supposed to lay ground ...more
I don't really know how this novella fits into the storyline or why was it important but it's always good to see Gin. Btw, wow on the setting! A lot of nasty things happen in Ashland in this series!
A short interlude between book 1 and 2, where we have Gin moving into Fletcher, her mentor’s home. Some evil doers has chosen the forest around her house as their hunting ground. Luckily the Spider is there to make them the prey. I always love seeing Gin be the good guy, and using her “evil” skills to save the day or in this case the vampire in distress :-D A fun and entertaining short story.
Web of Death takes place between book 1 ( Spider’s Bite ) and book 2 ( Web of Lies ) and is told in Gin’s POV.
Gin is now officially retired as an assassin and is moving into her new place when all of a sudden she is interrupted by a scream coming from the surrounding forest. To check it out, or not to check it out...
Hmm. I had two choices now. Go investigate what the fuss was all about and amuse myself for maybe an hour, or stay here and haul boxes of books into Fl
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Web of Death is a free read on the author's website.
Which, luckily, Estep also seemed to feel. Gin isn’t quite settling into her desired retirement, and still dealing with the aftermath of Fletcher’s death. All of which means that a vampire hooker in trouble is the perfect excuse t ...more
Web of Death is interesting in typical assassin form. Is it a necessary story in the Elemental Assassin world? ...more
Do I think it's worth the hassle? Probably not. It just kinda reinforces what we basically learned in Spiders Bite
My only problem is. . . Wasn't it in book two that she learned about Fletcher's altruistic leanings? So her mention that she learned about them recently is a bit of a continuity error. :-/
You can read this short story for free on Estep's website.
This is from Gin's perspective a few weeks after Fletcher was brutally murdered. A pivotal short story as it starts the burr of thought in Gin, about what she's learned about Fletcher's more altruistic side, about her own boredom.
It's also a quick reminder of why and how Fletcher met his end.
Gin is not enjoying h ...more
Web of Death takes place after Spider's Bite and Web of Lies. Web of Death finds our
As she unpacks, Gin hears a noise in the woods and goes to investigate. There she comes across two goons who are about to kill a young woman. Being semi-retired from the life of an assassin, Gin is bored and this is ...more
Several weeks after the events of Spider's Bite, Gin has retired from the assassin business and is now the owner of the Pork Pit. She also happens to be moving into Fletcher's house, when she hears a woman's scream coming from the woods near the house. Unable to ignore her instincts, she ends up finding a woman being beaten by a giant and a vampire. And knowing she can't just walk away, she falls back into ...more
Gin is now moving into Fletcher's home with all of her worldly possessions, mostly books and knives. Lots and lots of knives.
The only problem is, Gin can't stay retired. This is the story of what happens when she comes across two men, a giant and a vampire, beating the crap out of a female becaus ...more
Gin has NO personality in this one. The characters are contrived (don't we have a Billy and his cohort in 'By a Thread'?). The whole situation woven up for this story is done sloppily. The writing is (again) clinical, with nothing to make us even want to read it. In fact... honestly, I ended up skimming most of the middle part.
C'mon. This could be done FAR better with a little passion behind it...
This is a really short story. Doesn't really add anything to the series, it is just a well written story that gives a little insight into the series protagonist Gin Blanco. Gin is also "The Spider" a very successful assassin. If you are a fan of the series then I highly recommend reading this It is free on the authors web site,
but if you are not then I suggest you start with Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1). Either way... enjoy.
I think we all knew Gin wouldn't be able to stay retired from the assassin business too long. Clearly she's doing the world a service, which is why she can't resist certain pro bono jobs like this one that just land in the woods near her h ...more
It's five weeks after Fletcher's death, and Gin's on her way home, when she discover a hooker from Roslyn Phillip's night club, being beated up. She saves the girl from the evil men.
I think this story was a little bit extraneous, because this was mostly just a "book" you would read if you liked the series - it has nothing to do with the actual books or anything.
THE ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES
The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy battling bad guys and righting wron ...more