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(The Hollows #7.5)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  6,328 ratings  ·  340 reviews
1 Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison - Pixy Jenks faces murderous dryad locked inside statue
2 Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost - Bones, faces New Orleans ghouls who eat victims alive - horror
3 Dark Matters by Vicki Pettersson - JJ superhero has illicit affair with Shadow agent Solange
4 The Dead, the Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelynn Drake - Savannah vampire Keeper Mira inv
Paperback, 358 pages
Published September 2009 by Eos (first published August 18th 2009)
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Aug 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
Sadly, I was only able to read the Jeaniene Frost story which is the reason I bought Unbound. The rest of the book was not for me.

1. Key Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
Tried to get into this. It was about fairies and after 10 pages, I gave up. Did not interest me at all. Unwilling to finish.

2. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost
Enjoyed it! This is the prequel to the Night Huntress series and features Bones! Love his character! The story dials us back to the time just before Bones goes to Ohio and meets
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Bones
This review is for Reckoning, by Jeaniene Frost...

Attention all Cat and Bones's a tasty little morsel to tide you over until the next full length story about them or their world (First Drop of Crimson) comes out. Now be warned, there is no mention of Cat in this one, because it occurs in February 2004, right before Bones heads to Ohio and meets up with her for the first time. This one takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and Bones is flying solo in this one. He's in town (as
Apr 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Oh the dreaded anthology. We all buy them (or if we are lucky - borrow them) with great hopes and expectations for the one story or one author we love. I personally believe that I need to read all the stories in an anthology – my own personal OCD trait, whereas I see others read just one story. And that’s fine with me.

I picked up Unbound because it had three authors I was familiar with: Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, and Jeaniene Frost. The other two authors were Vicki Petersson and Jocelyn Drake.
I only read Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost, which is a prequel to the Night Huntress series, featuring my favorite sexy vampire Bones. It was cool to get his POV for a change!
Sep 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
I only read Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost and I really liked it. Ahh Bones. He is my favorite part of the Night Huntress series. His English (Spike) accent seems a little subdued here which was a wee bit disappointing but nitpicking aside I really liked this short story.
Dec 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
This anthology includes 5 new stories by popular paranormal authors. In all cases (except for Marr's story) the stories are set in preexisting worlds created by the authors. My favorite of the bunch were "Ley Line Drifter" which gives you a closer look at Jenks' family and "Rekoning" which introduced me to Jeaniene Frost's writing. This book made me want to learn more both about Frost and Drake and read some of their series. "Dark Matters" by Petttersson is an important read for those of us read ...more
Angela  M
Jun 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
In "Ley Line Drifter" by Kim Harrison Jenks is approached by another pixy for a job all his own. In a park there is a pixy family that is being attacked by a statue, it's killing the children in the night. Jenks knows that something is trapped in the statue and has to think of a way to get it out, but is getting it out really the right thing to do?
In "Reckoning" by Jeaniene Frost we get a peek into Bones' life before he hooks up with Cat. There's a murderous couple loose in St. Louis and it's Bo
May 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
These stories did not match my mood.
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kim-harrison
THIS IS A GREAT SERIES! It has become my all time favorite.
KIM HARRISON(Dawn Cook) is the best, you will be hooked from book 1, page 1.


You will not be disappointed! K.H.'s characters come alive, you will laugh and cry with them, grow tremendously from book #1. I love the world that K.H. has created. Bio-engineered tomatoes, witches, vampires, pixies, faeries, trolls, wolves...

The first book runs kinda slow in the be
"Ley Line Drifter" by Kim Harrison-
I was really happy that it followed Jenks (with Bis the gargoyle as his sidekick). I've only read the first book so far in that series, but he'd already grown to be my favorite one there. It was a good quick story. I don't know what else has been introduced in the series, but you can read it and not wonder what you've missed.

"Reckoning" by Jeanene Frost-
I'm glad she decided to write about Bones. He is an awesome character and it was interesting to be inside his
Heather G Gentle
Aug 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Not a bad short stories collection. I think perhaps I would have gotten more out of it if I had read more books from the authors. Kim Harrison is the only author of the 5 I've read.

Kim Harrison's story only held an interest for me because I adore Jenks from the Rachel Morgan series. It gave me more insight into him and his family's life that we don't normally see. I do like Bis also. Otherwise-- it was just kind of blah. Would probably give a 3 standing on it's own.

For Jeaniene Frost and Vicki
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reckoning (Night Huntress Universe 0.5) - Jeaniene Frost
A sweet short story ! I would've liked it a bit longer and more detailed.
Reckoning is a story about Bones before he meets Cat.
It sure was strange to read about the handsome vampire without his "Kitten".
But with or without his beloved Cat he still has that same humor I love so much about him ! 4 stars

The Dead, The Damned, And The Forgotten (Dark Days 0.6) - Jocelynn Drake
This is another great prequel to the Dark Days series.
I love Mira and I
Carolyn F.
1. Kim Harrison's story - a little sweet but very confusing - is Daryl really the bad guy with delusions of grandeur?
2. Jeaniene Frost story - very good Bones story, this should be read before the Cat stories. One sad part toward the end that had me crying.
3. Vicki Pettersson's story - horrible - depressing with a strange ending. I really disliked this story.
4. Jocelyn Drake's story - first time reading this author. I liked the story and the ending. I kind of figured out who the main bad guy w
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Note:The rating is just for the Jeaniene Frost book, I haven't read the others

This is 0.5 in the Night Huntress series and it shows us what Bone's s doing just before he goes to Ohio and meets Cat. He is in New Orleans hunting a couple of ghouls who are torturing, killing and eating innocent people and not necessarily in that order. Although it was strange not seeing Bones without Cat, it was still a great shory (very short) story giving you a taste of Bone's personality and the Night Huntress w
Mar 30, 2010 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I only read the Jeaniene Frost short that involves Bones. The story is pre-Cat, but during modern times in New Orleans. We get to meet the Queen of New Orleans, Marie and the story is told from Bones' point of view. It is a very dark and gruesome story centering around some rogue and murdering ghouls. The ending is not nessarily a feel good ending. While it is well written and I enjoyed the story, Frost tells us alot of what hapepens rather than shows us. Still I do think it is an int ...more
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read Ley Line Drifter.

Not bad Jenks. Good short story.
Aug 28, 2009 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
Can't wait to read this....the story in it by Jeaniene Frost is from Bones' point of view!
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating for Ley Line Drifter only.

I love Jenks so much!!! And Bis is a wonderful addition!!! I love this series!!!
Nov 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I will be honest the only reason I bought this book was to read about Bones in Jeaniene Frost's Reckoning and I am SO GLAD I did! OMG if I could not love Bones more I sure do now!!

First I want to state that although this book is a prequel to Bones meeting Cat I would still recommend that you read the Night Huntress series FIRST before you read this one. The main reason is many readers fall in love with Bones in the Night Huntress series because of his passion for Cat but in the prequel we learn
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: demons, fae, anthology
Kim Harrison's "Ley Line Drifter" is a short that features Jenks and Bis from her "Hollows" series. Jenks takes on an outside job from another pixy and starts his own detective agency. This story did not have much substance and did not tie back to the Hollows series very well. 3 stars

Vicki Pettersson's "Dark Matters" is a short that gives some background on a former Light Agent Jaden Jacks. JJ begins an illicit affair with a Shadow Agent, Solange. I like the way Vicki ties her short stories back
Nov 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthology
1. Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
(Story takes place after White Witch, Black Curse)
If you're a fan of the Hollows series, you'll definitely want to read this short story. It feels like it's set the groundwork for these characters to re-appear in the main series (like how Pierce was first introduced in a SS). You don't have to have read any of the books in the series to understand what's going on, but for full enjoyment, I recommend reading the other books in the series first. There are WWBC sp
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
Ley Line Drifter - The Hollows, 7.5

2.5 stars

I would've thought that I'd like a story from Jenks POV more than this, but I don't feel like any new information was contributed, so the story felt kind of pointless.

We already knew that Jenks was a brand new kind of pixy, so creating a situation in which he behaves like a brand new kind of pixy and beating us over the head with all the evidence that shows how Jenks is a brand new kind of pixy is kind of redundant.

We also knew how worried Jenks is
Tasha Turner
Jenks the pixie adventure so right up my alley. Although I would have liked a more complete ending. Still laughs and action.

Bones only story pre-Cat
Interesting, savage, funny, complete, New Orleans, ghouls are serial killers, Bones brought in, lied to that master vamp hired him to kill ghouls, finds out, kills ghouls, master vamp kills ghoul, exiles Bones for 5 years from New Orleans

Superhero story of ho
Kris H.
Sep 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
This rating is only based on the first 3 stories in the book. The first story, by Kim Harrison, features Jenks going solo and saving the day. It was delightful. The Jeaniene Frost story gives us a P.C. (pre-Cat) Bones story and I loved it. The Vicki Pettersson story tells the tale of Jaden Jax and how he became Hunter and the female Shadow that led to his downfall. I imagine that anyone unfamiliar with Vicki Pettersson's Sign of the Zodiac series would find this story more than a bit confusing, ...more
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
Sep 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Mar 05, 2010 rated it liked it
This book was kind of a tough read. The first story by Kim Harrison was very confusing. I felt like I was reading a story that was already sent in motion. Didn't know the characters, didn't care about the characters and the story was weak. The second story by Jeaniene Frost was good; had my favorite character in it (Bones, I love you). Excellent introduction to him and good story (Kind of creepy and sad). My favorite in this anthology series was the story by Jocelynn Drake (I love her name). Gre ...more
Dec 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeaniene-frost
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Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Sep 08, 2015 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans,Urban Fantasy fans, Kim Harrison fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: other anthologies
My ebook scrambled everything up, and I'm having to read solitary stories with out knowing which anthology it comes from. Here's what I've finished so far...

Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison
This has to be one of my favorite short stories from the Hollows series.

The Dead, the Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelynn Drake
I've never read anything from this author, but I do have to say that I really like her style of writing. Though now I'm really curious to find this series now.

Reckoning by Jeaniene
Feb 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
I bought this a longggggg time ago mostly because it had a Melissa Marr story. I had read most of the Wicked Lovely series (the rest is out now, and I've finished it) and really liked it. I thought it might also be fun to try out some of the other paranormal authors, particularly Kim Harrison. Sadly, my reaction to every story was basically.... "bleh." Some of them weren't too bad, but none of them really stood out as great to me, and they didn't make me want to pick up any of the authors' books ...more
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, this time, I only read Ley Line Drifter again (which I read at a different time then the rest of the anthology the first time!) And yeah, loved to have Jenks have his own case, and learning more about pixys!

*First read February 5th 2013*
Lots of great short stories in this, I really enjoyed Jeaniene Frost's and Melissa Marr's ones, because we got to see Bones again, before he knew Cat, and that there was a new world for Melissa Marr, I hope that there's going to be a full length novel set i
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Madison Mega-Mara...: #48 Unbound by Kim Harrison, etc. 1 1 Feb 20, 2015 09:40AM  
  • Weddings from Hell
  • Four Dukes and a Devil (The Byrons of Braebourne #1.5)
  • Haunted by Your Touch  (Doomsday Brethren #3.5, Moon Chasers, #4.5)
  • Huntress (Cin Craven #3.5, Black London #1.5)
  • Death's Excellent Vacation (Sookie Stackhouse #9.5, Night Huntress, #4.5, Sept Dragons #7.5)
  • First Blood (Laws of the Blood, #5.5; Vegas Vampires, #5; Vampire Babylon, #3.5; The Guardians, #3.5)
  • The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Otherworld Stories)
  • Inked (World of the Lupi, #5.5)
  • Hexed (Kate Daniels, #4.5; Otherworld, #9.5; Stormwalker, #2.5; Anna Strong Chronicles, #6.5)
  • The Bite Before Christmas (Argeneau, #15.5; Night Huntress, #6.5)
  • My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
  • Chicks Kick Butt
  • Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
  • A Fantasy Medley (Otherworld Stories, #9.2; Crown of Stars, #7.5; Realms of the Elderlings)
  • Never After (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #6.5)
  • No Rest for the Witches (Nightcreature, #7.5) (Magic, #3.5) (The Others, #3.5)
  • Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy
Kim Harrison is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, but she has written more than urban fantasy and has published over two-dozen books spanning the gamut from young adult, thriller, several anthologies, and has scripted two original graphic novels. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim is currently working on a new Hollo ...more

Other books in the series

The Hollows (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2)
  • Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)
  • A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4)
  • For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5)
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6)
  • White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7)
  • Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8)
  • Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
  • A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10)
“I‘m heir to madness. Vessel of perversion. Your nightmare should you cross me."
Daryl‘s chin lifted, trembling. "Indeed. We might be sisters then, for I‘m the same.”
“Teaching an adolescent pixy and teenage gargoyle how to make explosives might not be such a good idea. But hell, he’d learned when he was five.” 1 likes
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