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Killing Rites (Black Sun's Daughter) [Mass Market Paperback]

M. L. N. Hanover
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (29 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781439176344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439176344
  • ASIN: 1439176345
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 10.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 851,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback. Pub Date: November 2011 Pages: 384 Publisher: Pocket Books Jayn Heller has discovered the Source of HER Uncanny Powers: something else is living INSIDE HER BODY. She's possessed. Of all HER Companions. SHE CAN only-ing herself to Confide in Ex. the former priest. They seek help from his old teacher and the circle of friends he left behind. hoping to cleanse Jayn before the parasite in her becomes too powerful. Ex's history and a new enemy combine to leave Jayn alone and on the run. Her friends. thinking that the rider with her has taken the reins. try to hunt her down. unaware of the danger they're putting her in. Jayn must defeat the weight of the past and the murderous intent of another rider. and her only allies are a rogue vampire she once helped free and the nameless thing hiding inside her skin.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Jayne has to make some difficult choices 22 Dec 2011
By humanitysdarkerside VINE VOICE
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In the previous book, Jayne discovered that she was possessed by the same thing that she had been fighting. Riders do seem to be all over the place in her world.

In this book, she has run off with Ex. He knows of a monastary (the one he used to belong to) that can help her get rid of this rider. But it turns out that things are not as straightforward as that (surprise, surprise). We meet up with a character from the first book. I've been waiting for it, and now it happened. I suspect it might happen in later books as well.

OK, OK, the plot is kind of obvious, but as you read along there are surprises to be found, but that would be telling.

Entertainment is the goal of this book. It's kind of slow at the beginning, due to moaning and groaning from Jayne. However, only a few pages in, the pace picks up and action is more and more a part of the book. I've seen someone complain about the lack of lovelife between Ex and Jayne, but come on, he is a monk at heart and Jayne is kind of evil in his eyes as long as the rider is a part of her. The book certainly fulfills its goal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic addition to an already great series! 2 Dec 2011
By Hazel Godwin - Published on Amazon.com
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Killing Rites is the fourth book in the Black Sun's Daughter series by M.L.N. Hanover. I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one day, in one sitting, because I just couldn't put it down. This series started out a little slow, but had quickly picked up speed with books two and three, to be set on fire with book four!

This story picks up two months after Vicious Grace (book 3), in which Jayné Heller has to try and move forward after the horrible events that happened in Chicago's Grace Memorial. Emotionally strung out from those events, her psyche torn, and deep in shame from thinking she has a rider inside her, she sets off with Ex, unwisely leaving the one person who centers her, Chogyi Jake, behind to heal from his wounds in which she feels responsible. Aubrey and Kim are no longer in the picture as they are trying to pick up the pieces of their broken life. Decidedly, Ex and Jayné head out on their two person mission to expel the rider she believes is living inside her, calling on Ex's past "family" of demon fighting priests to help. We get a lot of great back story into Ex's history and why he left the priesthood. We eventually get Chogyi Jake back into the story and we even get a few pages with our favorite vampire, Midian as he returns just in time to give Jayné some sage advise.

Hanover really takes us deep into Jayné mind and we get a closer look at who she really is as well as getting a deeper understanding of whats inside her. We meet the Black Sun's Daughter and we find a little about her moral character. Ex is very prominent in this book and becomes somewhat of a love interest. I loved that! In the first two books, his character wasn't really developed and he seemed a bit annoying at times as well as sullen as he sulked over his unrequited crush on Jayné. So seeing his character "man up" and diverge from that was great! Up until book three, Aubrey was Jayné's love interest but he always seemed way to fragile for the life they were trying to lead. Ex quickly became my hero in this story as he took care of Jayné and tried to protect her. My only real complaint is Hanover kept bringing Ex into a romantic light, or tried to, and then failed to actual progress that part of the story. I was disappointed there wasn't more to this aspect since it kept being brought up in the pages. It just seemed lacking and I kept expecting something, anything, to happen.. it just fell flat. Maybe in the next book....

My only other complaint is the ending and the "final showdown" was just.... anticlimactic. I was expecting something bigger. Without giving to much away, the odds were huge, but the events were small.

Overall, this book was great and a terrific next step in the series. I would definitely recommend reading it. Its got loads of action, a lot of character development, drama, some very cute moments with a dog named Ozzie and there were some scary parts as well. Possessed kids always freak me out! I do recommend reading these books in order though or you might get a little lost in the events and back story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tough, Gritty, Heartbreaking, Real 16 April 2012
By Gwynn - Published on Amazon.com
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I am writing this review because I am surprised more people are not talking about this series. The books are extremely well-written, the characters fascinatingly flawed, and the world-building excellent. Despite the quite fantastic nature of demons and riders, it is the very believable reactions, doubts and fears of the characters that is the most compelling thing about the series.

The series and characters, even dead ones, have an arc. They grow and change - and even when it is tough to accept those changes, you absolutely believe them.

I mean really when my favorite character ends up being a chain-smoking, centuries-old, manipulative, wonderfully sarcastic, kinda "hooker with a heart of gold", dessicated, cordon bleu chef of vampire, how can this series be anything but great? Tough on the heart but really great. I am an avid scifi fantasy reader and I think the best thing about such books is when writers put characters in remarkable, thought provoking, and usually desperate situations. In the best books there is always a crisis of faith - in this series, many. Inventive concepts and plot are always secondary to the ways in which the best characters come through these crises. You may never have to exorcise a demon or send your lover back to his ex-wife or bury an innocent man alive in order to stop a greater evil, but the genius of these books is that all of these decisions are absolutely internally consistent. You understand. You empathize. You grieve. And you rage. And then you wait a year for the next book. Well worth the wait.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little slower, but with big revelations 29 Nov 2011
By Jen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Well, we finally know for sure who the Black Sun's Daughter is --and Jayné has some really tough decisions to make. Now that she realizes she is carrying a rider within her, her first impulse is to get it out. But things are much more complicated than a simple possession. This entity has saved her bacon over and over again. Jayné must struggle with the true nature of the spirit and she questions the right course to take.

Ex is a big force in this story. Aubrey and Kim have been phased out. Chogyi Jake is still recovering and is absent through the first half of the book. Only Ex has been at Jayné's side as she comes to terms with the source of her strength. And he is the one who introduces her to the priests who set out to perform an exorcism. The priests are a big part of Ex's history and in spending time with them, Jayné learns alot about what has shaped Ex into the man he is today.

I've been waiting and waiting for Jayné and Ex to make the connection I've always thought was simmering beneath the surface. The guy is clearly in love with her, but just because his heart is in the right place, that doesn't mean he has all the right answers. This book is markedly different from the last in that the lion's share of it is an internal struggle, as opposed to an external one. Jayné has to figure out her true nature; who she can trust; and what she wants for her future. Not every question gets an answer and that's frustrating. So many things happened in the last book. This one is more about her realizations. Ex and Chogyi Jake have important roles and even the old vampire Midian shows up, but mostly it's just about Jayné --and the Black Sun's Daughter.

It was slower, but good. It was important for the series. But I wish I had the next book in my hands to read. I want to see what Jayné will do with what she's learned. And I want her to get with Ex, darn it. (My patience is not without limits.) 4 stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story!! 28 April 2014
By Nancy S Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved this and look forward to the next book! Fast paced and quite a page turner! I highly recommend this series!!
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 12 Mar 2014
By Sarah Keyser - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this series.... kept me hooked and involved with the characters. I never wanted the series to end! Hoping for more someday
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