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To Walk the Night

(Kat Redding #1)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  1,240 ratings  ·  135 reviews
Even a vampire has to face her inner demons…

Kat Redding is the very thing she hunts: a vampire, thirsting for blood, capable of killing any creature unlucky enough to get in her path. The difference is, Kat kills her own kind in order to protect human Purebloods. She’s good at what she does. Good enough to earn the nickname Lady Death—and the enmity of every bloodthirsty b
Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 2012)
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Page 44: The main character is being stalked by somebody after leaving a bar, and I just. don't. care.

I could take the infodumping (I've seen worse). I don't mind werewolves and vampires, at least in theory (I've read some good books featuring them). I could live with the garden-variety urban-fantasy writing (I've seen much worse). Vigilante anti-vampire vampire with her very own techno-Igor? Okay, sure, let's see how it goes.

It's the world-building. I'm kind of a world-building connoisseur, I
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A true urban fantasy with a unique world and a kick ass heroine.

Opening Sentence: Blood dripped from the edge of my blade, falling soundlessly in the deathly quiet room.

The Review:

E.S. Moore has created a new world where monsters exist. His vampires and werewolves are the stuff of nightmares and the night is to be feared. To Walk the Night is the first installment of the Kat Redding series, a new gritty, urban fantasy.

Kat Redding is also kno
Jun 17, 2012 rated it liked it
"To Walk the Night" is a non-stop action packed read. Unfortunately, it was light on relationship building and devoid of humor.

Kat Redding is a vampire. While taking out a major vampire count and his cove, she and her brother were attacked. She was turned into a vampire and her brother was turned into a montstrous vampire/werewolf hybrid. Although she managed to excaped with Ethan, one of the human hostages, her entire family was wiped out in retribution. Ethan now lives with her serving as her
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy


"A droplet of blood slid down the blade of my sword, then hung from the tip. It quivered there elongated, and then dropped with a faint plink."

Eric S. Moore's "To Walk The Night" is the first novel in the Kat Redding series. Kat is nicknamed Lady Death by the vampire houses that fear her ability to kill without any remorse or hesitation.

Kat lives in a world filled with vampires and werewolves who walk the night, while Pure-breeds, (Humans) tread softly in
Coucher de soleil
I did not like this one. Which is a shame, really, because there were some fun ideas in the book and the initial world building was pretty well done. The origins of the main character, as well as the origins of her abilities, are dealt with in a decent way and show that this story had potential.

Bad points:
(i) This book cried out for a good editor. There were numerous grammatical mistakes, some spelling mistakes, as well as numerous instances where the wrong word was used in a sentence.

(ii) The w
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
My English Review

Mon avis en français

I was immediately intrigued by this book when I first saw it on a blog. I have to say I'm not used to read Urban Fantasy stories featuring a heroine and written by a man. I therefore was very curious to see if it would make any difference with the other books I had the pleasure to read. And it’s true, there are some dissimilar points. I know it's the first book of a new series and it really establishes the whole universe and the characters, but I think this n
All Things Urban Fantasy
This book more than lives up to it’s kick butt cover art in terms of menace; fans of a darker, grittier brand of urban fantasy will love E. S. Moore’s TO WALK THE NIGHT. Kat Redding stalks through the underbelly of a changed but recognizable version of our world, striking fear in the hearts of the predators that prey upon ordinary humans. It was almost impossible not to imagine Kate Beckinsale’s leather-clad form as Kat, but unfortunately, no scruffy and handsome leading man appeared to fight by ...more
Kat Redding is a vampire known as Lady Death. She spends her life by killing the Others who have done bad things. Her only friend is Ethan, a human whom she saved years ago, while she escaped from the horrific tragedy that wiped her family and turned her vampired. Nobody knows who she really is or where she lives; she kills those who do. One day, a man from Luna Cult (the worshipped werewolves) asks for her help to save their leader who has been captured by a vampire. Kat decides to help. But th ...more
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3 1/2
Gritty: yes
Dark: yes
Ambiguous (as in no black and white choices): yes
Kick-ass heroine: yep

This UF had all the landmarks of my preferred stories. And I can't deny it delivers.

My somewhat lower mark is linked to some confusion and heroine character development that is not always coherent.

There's some world-building, easily integrated into the story as Kat's background. But some things weren't clear. Vamps and weres have tainted blood (and this is repeated over and over), but what exactly th
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
To Walk the Night is the dark, gory first installment in E.S. Moore's Kat Redding series. I did find myself somewhat bored for a little bit, as there is so much world building in the beginning. I call this my first book blues. Most Urban Fantasy series that I love suffer this, but I appreciate all the fascinating world building... Really pays off in the books to come. I'll definitely be reading Kat Redding #2.

The plot really hits off about halfway through, and then the story really flowed. This
Jess the Romanceaholic
As sexist as I am when it comes to authors (yes, I admit, I'm prejudiced against male authors. Bad Jess.), I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.

Absolutely no romance (booooo lol), but the action was great, and I loved the politics and betrayals and even the interesting dynamic Kat has with Ethan (though I'm annoyed that a certain plot point there was TOTALLY just brushed to the side).

It had a very "Underworld" type vibe, which hey, I loved Underworld so there ya go.

The snippet at the end
Sláinte Wanderlust
Super surprised by all the low ratings, it is a real promising UF series. I look forward to reading the rest in the series.
Jul 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal
A leather clad vampire named Lady Death who slays werewolves and other vampires.
Wasn't there a series of movies about this?

Now I expected there to be a passing resemblance based off the blurb about the book. Yet what I didn't expect were the sheer amount of issues that would leave me wanting to throw this novel across the room. Yes, there were parts to the novel that were enjoyable, but for the most part I couldn't get over the glaring issues with the story.

It all started with a pure silver ka
Sep 01, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
To Walk The Night was one of those books that I was super excited to read. In theory I should have loved this book. It had a tough and independent heroine who wasn't afraid to kick butt, however this turned out to be a did-not finish book for me. I had a super hard time connecting to the heroine, and the storyline didn't start to really happen until about halfway through the book.

I have discovered that one of the things that I love about Urban Fantasy books is also the same thing drives me craz
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Most vampires live for the hunt and see humans as nothing more than prey, but not Kat. She loathes what she has become and protects the purebloods from the creatures that would harm them. She fights her very nature tooth and nail, and has become quite good at killing her own kind. She's known as Lady Death and is on every vamp's most wanted list. She's always worked alone, but that must change for she's about to go up against a Count who is
I was hesitant to start this series because from my experience, a male writing from a woman's POV is a tricky thing to do. I attempted to read another popular series that's in the same fashion as this one and it was a train wreck. I fully expected that heroine to scratch her balls and hock a loog, she was that manly. Kat Redding, while tough, isn't manly in the sense that the author used an interchangeable character, where she is a she on paper but could easily be switched out for a dude. Kat wa ...more
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
To Walk the Night is the first book in the Kat Redding series by E.S. Moore. A few decades ago there was an Uprising; vampires and werewolves let themselves be known and changed the world. It is not safe to go out after dark. Vampires and werewolves hunt and in the world E.S. Moore has created, they aren't cute and cuddly, they are monsters that prey on those that are weak and pure of blood.

Vampires form Houses by enslaving both Pureblood humans to feed on and werewolves to fight for them and d
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I gave this book two stars because I liked the beginning and the very last fight of the book. Unfortunately, the middle 4/5ths ruined it for me. I think the author and by extension the character needs to pick up a dictionary and look up the word 'choice'. I do not think it means what she thinks it means. If I have to read the sentence 'But I have no choice', I will have no choice but to roll my eyes and cringe. I think it's used at least 20 times in this book. Every time the character has any st ...more
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I gave it 3.5 stars

I enjoyed Kat. I liked her Attitude. I like that even though she was turned she still fights to keep humans safe from the Vampires and Weres. I like her loyalty to her friend and roommate. I also really loved the image of her that was depicted on the cover of the book, It completely matched how I would picture her in my mind.

There were a few slow parts in TO WALK THE NIGHT but the overall flow was nice. There is no romance which I didn't like nor dislike. I would like to see h
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Solid action and pretty fast pacing but suffers from weak supporting cast.

The big problem with this book is that Kat spends all her time wondering whom she should trust. The author never gives any meaningful answer to this question which means that Kat is pretty much just wandering about in the dark. It's not obvious that any of her choices are better than the alternative (and in one case, she seems to decline out of hand the more interesting option).

Another issue is excessive bluster (i.e., thr
Below average.
Writing, characters, story, world building, etc. While not, neither bad nor horrible, it's just below average.

It's like a below average mess of all other Urban Fantasies, but without anything new.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Unappealing, unsympathetic lead character. No depth. Mediocre storyline. Not interested in reading any more if this is a series. Done
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
The soliloquy was alot...abit too much like Veronica Mars and Izombie....unless that was the point...
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
It was ok.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book. To the guy that said it didn't me tion a location. Yes it did, the Luna Cult den was on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus.
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Been looking for a book like this. Straight action from the first page. Main character kicks major butt and lonenthe story linen
Fangs for the Fantasy
Kat Redding is known as Lady Death to the vampires. Armed with silver, illegal since the Uprising when vampires and werewolves drove humans into virtual hiding at night, she preys on the predators, saving the lives of the Purebloods, the untainted humanity, as much as she can.

But Kat is one of the tainted herself, a vampire desperately struggling to control her own hunger and anger. A drive that she cannot restrain and still has her leaving bodies in her wake; even as she tries to prey on the hu
Jan 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-blog
She is Lady Death, protector of humans, the enemy of every blood hungry monster around. But Kat Redding is a vampire, one who fights her very nature, one who desperately wishes she was still human. When the count of a small house tries to force the local werewolf cult to merge with his house Kat has to stop him. But with only a few allies and highly illegal weapons will she be able to succeed before her own nature consumes her?

E.S. Moore’s To Walk The Night covers fairly familiar ground in urb
Red Lace Reviews
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: urban fantasy fans
Kat Redding holds a darkness within her, one that she is determined to keep under control. Surrendering to it means losing herself completely and ultimately failing to her consuming hunger. She has an important job to do and people to save. She strives to kill the very monsters that ruined her life, those that now rule the night; vampires and werewolves. However things get overly complicated when someone very questionable breaks into her home, wishing to deliver a message to ‘Lady Death’, what s ...more
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