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Shadow Unit 8 (Shadow Unit #8)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  191 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Contains “The Unicorn Evils” by Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear, “Basilisk Hunt” by Emma Bull and Holly Black, and more.
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published (first published August 4th 2011)
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Sep 01, 2014 Miriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm reading this on line so I'm not sure if Sarah Monette's "On Faith" isn't in this ebook or just isn't listed in the blurb, but it was good. I've been wanting more backstory and I think Monette's choice to present two different related stories alternating, without the present-day storyline, worked really well. "On Faith" switches between the 1960s investigation into McCain and Reyes' and Todd's investigation in the 1990s. But it did prolong the tension of not knowing what's going to happen wit ...more
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Jun 14, 2012 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its tough to "review" without being completely generic or without a plot review that misses all the stuff that makes it worth reviewing - by it, I mean the series. The plot throws some horrible things at the characters - or throws the characters at horrible situations, and then sits back to see how they react. I most enjoy the sketches in between the cases, where Chaz cooks and Lau spends time at the firing range, Brady is confused about himself, Duke remembers a different life, Faulkner finds p ...more
James Ellis
3.5 stars for the Unicorn case / 2.5 stars for the Hafidha situation.

While I am still enjoying the series (particularly the more standalone stories), I'm getting a little tired of the overuse of the Agent in Trouble cliche (typically kidnapped or going rogue/Darkside). I understand that the tv-episode motif makes it more likely, but it still strains my WSOD how often this is happening to these characters in unprovoked situations (ie where the agents don't bring themselves to the attention of the
Aug 31, 2012 Ron rated it really liked it
Shadow Unit 8 picks up where 7 left off with the search for Hafidha interrupted by another case. Semi-wrapped up by the end of volume. Lau and Brady solve one on their own with minimal violence. Will get the next volume soon.
May 19, 2015 ~Anita~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
I don't like one of the gang being in the psych ward. It's one of my long term goals in life to stay out of the psych ward.
May 26, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome, drama
This series doesn't pull punches when it comes to emotional content. the drama just feel sso real. I wish they would stop drawing out the story though, I'm burning through money :)
Aug 08, 2015 Lotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, as always. Characters evolve, we learn more about the anomaly. The team solve cases.
Oct 26, 2011 Rowan rated it liked it
This got much darker in this volume of Shadow Unit. Can't say I'm happy about how things are going. It doesn't fit with the inferences I have made about the anomaly. Onward.
Feb 14, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sentimental fanfic for a TV show that never existed... and so much fun.
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Emma Bull is a science fiction and fantasy author whose best-known novel is War for the Oaks, one of the pioneering works of urban fantasy. She has participated in Terri Windling's Borderland shared universe, which is the setting of her 1994 novel Finder. She sang in the rock-funk band Cats Laughing, and both sang and played guitar in the folk duo The Flash Girls while living in Minneapolis, Minne ...more
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