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Hellbender

(Fangborn #3)

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I-Day is near at hand, and soon the Fangborn will reveal themselves to humankind. As a member of this secretive race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles, will archaeologist Zoe Miller be prepared?

Still grappling with the newfound powers she gained after opening Pandora’s box, Zoe shares the responsibility of protecting “Normal” humans. Having long preferred to keep to the
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by 47North
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Darcy
This book brings about more changes for Zoe, big changes that change her place with in the Fangborn. Zoe does a great job of adjusting to those changes, even to those that want to subvert her. I liked watching Zoe beat those after her and build a team that supports her. I did find it interesting how Zoe built the team in her mind. Part of me thinks she's super crazy for that, but with all the happenings in this world they could very well be real. I can't wait to find out how I-day went and what ...more
Shelley
**I received this book for free from (47North) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

Hellbender is the THIRD installment in the Fangborn series by Dana Cameron. The series features archaeologist, and Fangborn werewolf Zoe Miller who was raised as a human, but recently found out that she's actually one of those who have been fighting evil in secret for
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Sheila Ryals
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, favorites
I have been having a hellish month! This world has helped taken me away from it! If I could I would give ten stars I would. . I will be very impatiently waiting on the next book. Not only has this book hooked me even more into this world but leaves me craving more and more! The growth of Zoe is huge! I hope this author continues to write as beautifully as she has in this last book.
Jennifer Wadsworth
This review is for the print version. Originally posted on 3/31/2015 at One Book Two. I received a review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

The first two books and two novellas of the Fangborn series have been living on my Kindle for a while now, patiently waiting their turn in the spotlight. It’s those Chris McGrath covers that always catch my eye! When Hellbender, Fangborn book 3, came up for review on NetGalley, I was torn about requesting it. Nell assured m
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Angela
Jul 31, 2015 marked it as tbr-series-sequels-x  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, kindle
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I really like this book, but it was a lot of metaphysical and philosophical talk and not enough action if you are looking for urban fantasy. I needed a little more meat, instead of seeing everything via omnipotent Zoe’s mindspace lab. I actually like the book, but if you are wanting an action pack book be prepared of a lot of talk with some action mixed in.



Arthur L Spain
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Compelling Read

Once I got started I could not stop. I had to read on through to the end. And the end was satisfying! As soon as I finish writing this I’m going to look for other books by this author.
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Jaime
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
A conclusion to a series that had potential but wasn't a winner for me. That being said this was Cameron's first trilogy, there were a lot of good ideas. So I am open to reading future works.
Beatrice E. Thompson
Strange

I should have the first book, I had trouble following the story line and really didn't understand the ending at all.
So, I Read This Book Today
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My reviews often start with pertinent quotes, and Seven Kinds of Hell was no different.

You see what we do to each other over the slightest differences in religion or politics? We beat each other up over baseball games. We’ll kill over the wrong-colored bandana. What would we do faced with the Fangborn? – Adam Nichols, Seven Kinds of Hell

This one quote, more than any other, describes the heart of Dana Cameron’s Fangborn Series. Of course, many Urban Fantasy series address the question of the intr
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Waverly
Hot damn! Love this series, love the narrator for this series. Please, people at 47North, give this writer a nice fat contract. I want more. I want to increase your revenue by buying more books about Zoe.

Do not make me gnash my teeth and shake my fist at you.

By binge reading all three in a row, I appreciated the subtle but meaningful change in Zoe's perception of the people around her, of the Makers, and the evolution of the dragons both as concept and characters.

Flat characters? Not to me. T
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Ralph
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Fangborn series by Dana Cameron, and I was a bit surprised when I saw it being available. I thought it might be a longer time period to get it out, by I am definitely not complaining! I started reading it as soon as I had a chance. The story pretty much takes off from the end of the second book, with Zoe finding out another new mystery power. From that point, as I got further into the story, my expectations gradually decreased.

The existing struggle between Fangborn
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Tony Parsons
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Set in Boston, MA, Zoe Miller (werewolf, Zoe Hellbender, Fangborn, archaeologist) was subjected to tests from the governments secret agency; Theodore Roundtree group (TRG).
Lots of PPL left the group & started the Order of Nicomedia (secret society; werewolves, vampires, oracles).

Dr. Sebastian Porter is the chief scientist.
Toshiharu Yamazaki-Campbell (cousin) was sent to eliminate Dr. Sebastian Porter.

I-Day preparations were making great progress.
The Battle of Boston had come/gone. Quarrel (d
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Crittermom
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Hellbender is like an action movie but in book form, fast-paced and full of intense action, battles, and explosions galore. There is little time invested in plot or character development, but that doesn't make Hellbender any less fun to read.

Zoe is "Powerful" beyond her understanding. She is the only person who can prevent the Order from revealing the existence of the Fangborn, and stop them from starting a war. At the same time, she is the only person who can communicate with the Makers, the cr
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Carien
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: uf
This series is so awesome!

The last book ended on quite a cliffhanger, so I was thrilled when I got my trotters on an early copy of Hellbender for review.

The story continues where Pack of Strays left off and soon Zoe is in the middle of action and danger again. She has quite a lot on her plate this time: The Makers are contacting Zoe, forcing her to make decisions she might not be ready for.

I love how Zoe stays so down to earth and caring, even with all the power that is thrown her way. She keeps
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Anne Monteith
This is a fast-moving urban fantasy/sci-fi that is best read in order. The loose plots from the previous novels are wrapped up and the reader gets more information on how magic works, the Fangborn and the mythological artifacts that Zoe has been acquiring. I love the species in this book; werewolves, vampires, oracles, witches, dragons, masters and of course humans that are both good and bad. Zoe has struggled with the unexpected powers that she has gained and is still struggling at times. In th ...more
Penny Noble
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
Fangborn are ready to show themselves to the Normals before the Order of Nicomedia does it for them, and Zoe Miller is leading the way. First, she has to find more artifacts to enrich her power, defeat the Order, and deal with the mysterious Makers. Will Zoe lead the vampires, werewolves, and oracles into I-Day the way they want to do it, or will the Order do it for them? What do the Makers really want? And who is leading the Order? Zoe has a lot on her plate, but is up to the challenge.

Zoe Mill
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Beth
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Dana Cameron’s Fangborn Series, the Fangborn are among us – vampires, werewolves, and oracles alike. Their goal, as it has always been, is to rid the world of evil. It is not just a desire – it is a compulsion that they are powerless to ignore. Their collective hand has been forced, and they are about to reveal themselves to the public, but the welcome may not be a friendly one. In “Hellbender”, book three in the series, Archeologist Zoe Miller has become the leader of the Fangborn Family, ev ...more
Michele
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5

Zoe Miller and her fellow Fangborn are battling the nefarious Order at the end of book 2. Trying to gain an advantage, she attempts to slow time. Unfortunately, she accidentally transports herself (and her arch enemy, Jacob Buell) to Japan instead. Exhausted and frantically worried about her friends, Zoe must deal with Buell and find her way back home. She quickly finds that this detour was not random. It leads her to a large trove of new weapons for her magical arsenal and provides some insi
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Beth
Mar 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

This is the first book by Dana Cameron that I have read, also the first I have read in the series obviously. There is a LOT of information that comes out in this book and my head was spinning a few times with the info dumps and what Zoe learns as the story goes on. I am going to have to go back and read 1 & 2 in the series so that all of the relationship drama makes more sense to me. Jumping in at book 3 hasn't been a major issue i
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Iris
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it
This is 3rd in the Fangborn series, and I do think you have to read them in order. Although I had read them, it did take me a while to get back into her world. The first book is Seven Kinds of Hell, and the second is Pack of Strays. Zoe was raised as a human and then found out she was a werewolf, she is quickly developing abilities beyond that. Besides werewolves there are dragons, oracles, masters, good and evil humans etc. The book is fast paced and heading toward revealing the existence of th ...more
Melanie Thompson
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Zoe Miller, Fangborn, werewolf with a little oracle and vampire mixed in, is the hope and future of her species...and maybe even humanity. She's acquiring new powers all the time and trying to make sense of them while communicating with the Makers on behalf of humanity and fighting the Fellborn.

Packed with action, this novel is sure to delight. I hadn't read any others in the series but I will definitely be looking for books 1 and 2. Zoe is a character we can all identify with as she struggles
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Pamela
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exhausting read

I like the characters and marvel at Dana Cameron's ability as an author. I've had much enjoyment reading Fangborn stories and novels. This third installment exhausted me and took far too long for me to read as a result. It was exciting and rewarding to see and feel Zoe's growth. Does the book explain the Fangborn? Somewhat. Obviously there are questions and more adventures for Zoe. I understand why Zoe went into her mind lab for her answers. Her answers were there for her to disce
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Henry Lazarus
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Dana Cameron completes her trilogy about an archeologist who discovers she is a werewolf and part of the Fangborn community (werewolves (who fight evil), vampires (who heal); and oracles. Zoe Miller has been hunting ancient relics that bind to her, giving her extra power. It has to do with the makers who apparently expected the Fangborn to rule Earth. It’s time for the Fangborn to reveal themselves to the human community. Zoe, now the Hellbender (paper from 47North ) starts by teleporting to Jap ...more
Angel Hatfield
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zoe is a fangborn werewolf but also a archaeologist looking for some artifacts . Zoe attempts to slow time but transports herself and her enemy Jacob to Japan . Now Zoe has take care of Jacob and get back home . Zoe is the only one who can find a balance between fangborn , humans , and the makers .
What can I say this has everything : werewolves , vampires , oracles , enemies , action , struggles , powers , artifacts to be found , a lot of action , battles , even explosions . I loved it . The st
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erin bloom
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding Series

I stumbled across this series, and once started, couldn't put stop reading until I had reached the end. Irresistibly purchasing the next book as soon as I finished the prior one. This is the supernatural world revisited. I enjoyed the re-imagining of the usual werewolf/vampire mythology; told with enough detail and history to be believable and engaging. I found myself contemplating restarting the first book before I had finished the third (last) simply to spend more time in th
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Lexxi Kitty
A solid third book in the series. Quick read. Good plot. Good characterization. Quick notes left in this box. I've nothing much to say (I could say it reminds me of another story/series I had read by another author I had started because of his books with an archaeological bent, who also had a fantasy series, though that one was released under a different name; The conclusion of that series reminds me of the conclusion of this one. But since that's all spoiler-y and stuff, I'll refrain from sayin ...more
Nikki
Mar 26, 2016 rated it liked it
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Erin
Jun 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ebook
The first few chapters were seriously confusing because the book just hits the ground running from the cliffhanger of book 2...which I had forgotten about because it's been a year since I read book two. So this might have read better had I re-read the second book. Maybe I'll do a reread from the beginning and see how the story transition differs that way. Like Lord of the Rings.
Karen
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
By this point in time in the series I have accepted that nothing is predictable, and everything is ridiculously weird yet compelling. Despite all the crazy stuff that happened earlier, in this book I kept thinking "well, now it's getting weird" which is ridiculous, because it was so weird before. This was my favorite of the books, possibly because I'd resigned myself to wtf-ness of the books.
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