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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 36 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 30 Nov. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EF4P8K
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In the last installment of Black London Jack Winter (who is one of my favourite UF characters)died... sort of. In the meantime Pete has been moving on and trying to come to terms with her power as a weir. So far so good. What I loved about the last two books were the novel plots (which had both action and consequence) and truly original and dark lead characters and their dynamic. Unfortunately in the first 2/3 Jack and Pete lose pretty much all the ground they'd gained in previous books and their characters felt flat and repetitive (how many times do we need to be told that Pete is petite?). I found that the usual tight and nuanced plot now consisted of Pete bulling through most of her problems and the addition of a previously absent mother did little to add emotional tension. It felt like the problems and baddies were just being thrown at her with little rhyme or reason, which, whilst it may be true of real life, makes for an irritating read. I was hugely frustrated having waited months for this book and loving the previous two.Read more ›
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I think the book has merit, and the story line was great, if a bit undeveloped with lots of loose ends hanging about, but I wish the characters were less objectionable and self-involved. Pete's vacillation from sleeping with Jack (along with a heavy touch of hero worship) to hitting and cursing him became tiresome very soon after Jack returns.
I also thought the story line with Pete's mom was completely unnecessary and had no relation to the rest of the story. She didn't add anything to the story at all, and breezed in and out without any closure or explanation as to why she was there. It was really jarring and made a mess of the plot. We could have been introduced to Morningstar without using Pete's mom as a tool.
If there is a fourth book in the series, I hope we continue to learn about the Black, who the Green Man really is, and that Pete becomes more like Pete. Of course Jack is damaged forever, but it would be interesting to see how he manages now that he isn't under Morrigan's control. I'll probably read the book, as Ms. Kittredge does an amazing job building worlds and characters, usually.
Trying to retain order are detectives like Pete Caldecott. A Weir she misses her mentor former punk rocker Jack Winter, who took her under his wings when she was sixteen before he apparently died (see Street Magic). When Pete found Jack, she was euphoric. After drying out from his addiction, Jack was turned into a demon so he fled to hell to keep himself from harming Pete (see Demon Bound). Now Jack is back for the third time in Pete's life as the Commander in Chief of an army of hell's most odious horde with plans to dominate the world. Pete must assassinate her hero in order to save Black London and the world or else.
This strange but exhilarating Black London urban fantasy (see the anthology Huntress, for a Winter dark novella) takes a third major spin in the Jack-Pete relationship; which gives new meaning to dysfunctional. Although there is an initial déjà vu all over again feel, the twisted fast-paced story line holds reader attention; as Pete is left with the choice of saving the world by killing her mentor-hero. Readers will relish the tale of the heroine's dilemma as she knows what she must do, but fears she will not be able to figuratively squeeze the trigger as the thought of patricide makes her ill.
Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
Jack has gone, dragged into Hell, and Pete is left to cope and fend for herself in the Black, the underground world of magic where the things you dream of in nightmares roam freely waiting to shred you to pieces. Pete can feel something coming in the Black, and when she is called to look at a dead man with unusual and unsettling carvings in his chest things get from bad to worse. Then Jack comes back, or has he....
What I like most about these books is that they are unpredictable, I never quite know what is going to happen, and this book proved no different. In the world of the Black there is no real Right and Wrong, just what you can live with, and what you can get way with, nothing is cut and dried. Jack is a great example of this, you know that he isn't really a good person and you know he definitely isn't good for Pete and this book underlines that; however, you can't help but like him and even understand him a little and maybe forgive him when you know you shouldn't.
Bone Gods was great, it was told through Pete's eyes again, and although I missed Jacks perspective, she was a good character to cling on to. The plot in this one brought about a direct confrontation between the Morrigan and Hecate through Jack and Pete this was filled with tension and you never really knew what either of them were going to do until they did it. The only thing I didn't really like was that the plot was quite slow, and it took a while for significant events to happen.
I really enjoyed this installment, her writing is excellent and the characters some of the most interetsing I have read and I can't wait for the next one, especially with how she has left it hanging!