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Life and Limb

(Blood & Bone #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A biker and a cowboy must stop the apocalypse in the first book of the Blood and Bone modern western fantasy series.

His voice was rich, a much loved baritone, as he handed his seven-year-old grandson a gun.

“It’s time we had a talk, you and I. You won’t remember it, but you need to know it, and one day, when it’s time, I’ll call it up in you. You’ll know who you are, and
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by DAW
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*Genre* Urban Fantasy
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Life and Limb, by author Jennifer Roberson, is the first installment in the authors Blood and Bone series. It’s up to Gabriel Harlan, a biker in black leather, and Remiel McCue, a country music-loving cowboy, to stop Armageddon and take up the fight between heaven and hell in this western urban fantasy. Gabe has just been released from prison after he apparently killed someone. Remi has been living in Arizona where he loves to buck
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 48%

aka “Roadhouse Apocalypse” meets “Paternus” which sounds like a much cooler premise than its execution. It’s hard to pinpoint just exactly why this book didn’t work for me. Ghost-busting bikers and cowboys battling Lucifer’s demons should be so much more fun than this is. The dialogue was forced and the explanations behind everything were far too convoluted and unnecessary. It took a long time before any action kicked in, and when it finally did, it wasn’t worth the wait.

I wanted to
Shane Jardine
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I’ve been a bit burnt out on anything that resembles urban fantasy for the last year or so, so I was a bit hesitant to say yes when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing this book. I’m always on the lookout for new books or authors to read though, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to sit down and at least give this one a chance. Life and Limb by Jennifer Roberson was a fun read full of fast-paced action and interesting characters that kept me
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I was sent Life and Limb by the publisher in print, then requested the eARC since that is easier for me to read. The blurb noted it as a modern western fantasy series. I liked the sound of it and the mythology. However, it wasn't clear to me that it is about angels versus demons with religious connotations.

The biker and the cowboy
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new series

I have loved the writing of Jennifer Roberson for quite some time. I read the first Cheysuli and the first Tiger and Dell book years ago. She was one of the first authors I got hooked on, along with McCaffrey and Lackey. I love how she fleshes out characters and draws you into her world. This book is no exception. This is her first urban fantasy novel and I am not disappointed! Gabe and Remi are 2 strangers who discover that they are not quite human and meant to be warriors in the
Matthew B Walker
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Jarring writing style / pacing

The novel was an OK, ho hum buddy romp between a cowboy and a biker (both of whom are paper thin caricatures). Despite finishing off demonically possessed creatures, the first half plus of the book is all about how the biker cannot believe the supernatural occurrences happening daily around him. His reactions defy belief and what could have happened in a chapter instead took up half the book.

Lastly, the use of constant italics is incredibly jarring. You can rarely
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A biker and a cowboy enter a bar….and their lives are changed forever.

Life and Limb is a pretty good read! This story contains mythical creatures and folklore tales. Add in angels and demons and it’s a party! The beginning of the story was a little hard to get through. You’re bombarded with information and it seemed like it struggled to find it’s footing. Once you get past that, the story is quite entertaining. The banter between the two main characters was humorous and fun. Loved it! I liked
Keturah Barchers
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I like action-packed books and this is action-packed. There were a few things that made me question why the characters did what they did, you don't get any details because it would give away spoilers, but the premise of the book was interesting and kept me wondering what will happen next--that alone makes it an entertaining read for me. I'm not sure I'll read it again, but I am considering picking up the second book when it comes out.
Warning: it ends with a heavy cliff hanger, which is one
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book, but somehow I kept feeling something was impeding me from enjoying it even more. I have the sense I will enjoy the series better going forward, as I like Gabe and Remi, and the set-up is complete, and there should be fewer sudden weird-ass revelations the protagonists are simply expected to accept and go on without question. (FYI, I find being told 'you know as much as you need to right now' infuriating, especially to an adult.)
Walt Boyes
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not Like Supernatural!

Jennifer Roberson’s first urban fantasy novel is a winner. With characters as varied as the Irish goddess of battles, an Igbo volcano god, a seraph named Grandad, and two relatively innocent young men, Gabriel and Remiel, who aren’t exactly angels, but aren’t human exactly either, this story runs headlong through the Arizona desert. This is a great start to a new series, and I am very much looking forward to the next one.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, when is book 2 coming out... Didn't think I'd like this one, as my belief system is a bit different than this, but this book is fabulous! First in a series about the end of days, but a very different take on it. Highly enjoyable. I recommend to all fans of urban fantasy.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you like "Supernatural"...
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m loving this new series from one of my favorite authors!
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I love Roberson's Cheysuli & Sword - dancer series, but this lags behind them. Blood & Bone = Life & limb is a solid read as are all of Roberson's works. I'll give the 3.5 stars.
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Jennifer Roberson has a BS in journalism withextended majors in British historyand anthropology. Hobbies include showing dogs, and creatingmosaic artworkand jewelry. She lives in Arizona witha collection of cats and Cardigan Welsh Corgis. ...more