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Saint City Sinners

Saint City Sinners

Написано Lilith Saintcrow

Озвучено Tanya Eby


Saint City Sinners

Написано Lilith Saintcrow

Озвучено Tanya Eby

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4/5 (12 оценки)
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10 hours
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Издано:
Jul 10, 2012
ISBN:
9781441887368
Формат:
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Описание

Saint City has always been Dante Valentine's home. It's where she grew up, it's where her dead are buried, and it's where she learned to hunt.

Now, one call from an old friend will bring her back to investigate a murder too close to home for anyone's comfort. But the one person she trusted has just betrayed her.

Sometimes revenge is best served demon-hot . . .
Издатель:
Издано:
Jul 10, 2012
ISBN:
9781441887368
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing in second grade. She is the author of the Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet series, as well as the bestselling author of the Strange Angels YA series. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her children, dogs, and assorted other strays.


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  • (4/5)
    Better than the previous book in the series in that there is not as much navel-gazing. There is still too much of it, and it is beginning to be frustrating.

    I expect that a character should grow throughout a series but Dante Valentine is becoming neither stronger nor more sensitive.

    I really don't think that it would hurt the plot for the two main characters to actually tell one another what's going on occasionally. Is it that much harder to write an exciting novel without so much angst?

    I like the two newish characters that are getting more page time, Lucas and Leander.

    Book 5, To Hell and Back, is sitting on my bookshelf. I think I'll let it sit for a short while before revisiting Saint City. I'm afraid that reading one more "I hate it when a demon shrugs" or "I'm still not used to my new-found speed/strength/whatever" will cause me to throw the book down in disgust. Valentine has had THREE books that span over three years story time to get used to shrugs and speed. Get over it or at least quit commenting on it. We get it, already.

    Should you read this series? Absolutely. Just leave a couple of weeks or months between installments. Reading them back-to-back really enhances their flaws.
  • (3/5)
    Dante (Danny) Valentine, hedaira (human woman who has been given demon strength), psion, necromancer and bounty hunter returns to Saint City after her best friend Gabe contacts her and asks for her help.Of course, she can't go anywhere without Tierce Japhrimel, Fallen, and Eldest attempting to strangle her, putting her to sleep against her will, or dragging her anywhere HE wants to go and then refusing to tell her what exactly he did to Dante when he injected his powers into her.This series, to me, got off to an interesting start with both Working For The Devil and Dead Man Rising, setting a fast and furious pace as Dante fought her way through a brutal futuristic world, losing friends and lovers along the way.Since then, we've had to put up with a whiney annoying Dante Valentine who has been dragged into hunting down demons who are trying to rebel against Lucifer. She was forced into being the Devils Right Hand in the last book and is chasing these demons all over the world. She was also given a contract that she is Lucifer's for 7 years.Gone is Dante the hunter replaced by Dante the whiner as she whines and obsesses about her relationship with Japh. I was truly hoping that by this being the 4th book in the series, she would have gotten over her hissy fits and moved on, or joined Eve in the rebellion against Lucifer and told Japh to get bent.I truly hate Tierce Japhrimel and have done so since the last book. It's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it. I also don't trust Lucas Villalobos or Leander. Japhrimel hides things from her, insisting that it's for her own protection.Another complaint I have: How many times must we read about Dante's black demon enhanced nail polish, or her scar on her shoulder that links her to Japh or the fact that she has no clue what Hedaira is?This time around, instead of obsessing over Japh and the way he treats her, we now have Dante feeling sorry for herself because she didn't stay in contact with Eddie and Gabe who both are shown the way out of the series by being killed off. We also find out that Eddie and Gabe now have a daughter, who Dante is now sworn to protect as well as raise now that they are dead. They were also married during the time that Dante was away from Saint City; her own choice. Dante and Japh's so called relationship, goes up in flames as Dante takes sides with Eve and her rebellion against Lucifer. It's too bad there wasn't more Eve and Dante, rather than Japh. Eve is a much more interesing character. Also, in my opinion, and not just because Eve may or may not be Dante's part daughter.One interesting part, Selena, the vampire consort to the master vampire, gives her a book that is supposed to tell her what exactly she is. Some say she is a human bride, or courtesan. Others call her a demonling.Jace, remains in the storyline. He shows up in her dreams, or when she has been beaten down. He continually supports her and tells her that he is still with her. Can I say that I really miss Jace no matter what is supposingly did in the past?Of course, we have a conclusion that raises eyebrows and therefore demands that you finish reading the series; To Hell and Back.I have nothing but respect for Ms Saint Crow as a writer. Her world building is amazing and the characters like Dante and Jill Kismet, are pretty interesting as well as far from perfect that you can imagine.
  • (5/5)
    I am a huge fan of Saintcrow's works. This book was excellent. The action was fast and the relationship between Dante and Japhramel keeps staying interesting. Once again this one proves its hard to trust a demon especially when he is chasing down the daughter of a chersihed friend. Her loyalties are further tested when her long time friend and her husband are murdered. She is chasing a killer and being chased by half of hell including her own demon lover. Who can she trust and what has turned her town into a war zone? Good plot and action, action, action. My kind of read.
  • (3/5)
    Hmm, a few repetitive annoyances, most annoying is that it ends basically in the middle of a sentence, just because it's a series doesn't mean that you don't have to wrap up the main plotlines somewhat.
  • (5/5)
    This is the fourth book in the Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saintcrow. I think it was back on par with the first book of the series, I really enjoyed it.Japh and Dante (Danny) are in Egypt when Dante gets a message from Gabe. Gabe needs her help...now. Japh is not happy about giving up the demon hunt to help Gabe but agrees to do so. Dante begs Japh not to hunt down Eve while she is working on Gabe's case. As usual all hell (literally) breaks loose.This book gave us back our tough, decisive, independent Danny from the first book. She spends much of her time independent of Japh and finally begins to learn something about her demon nature. I thought it was awesome that she gained power because of Japh gaining power. I really like Lucas as a character. Japh's underlings are all very interesting too. A lot happens in this book and it was fun to read.Although, once again, this book leaves you right in the middle of things. It must have been torture for everyone to wait for the last book to be released. Luckily I already have it on hand and have started reading it.This book seems to be even darker than the previous ones; but still a fast and fun read. I am looking forward to seeing how all of this gets wrapped up!
  • (4/5)
    It's getting a bit too twisted for me. She's not sure of anything, especially the one thing she should be sure of - so she keeps turning to other people. Are the other Necromance and Lucas really helping her? Or just trying to mess up Japh by disappearing her? What is Eve up to - though what Dante overheard through Japh explains part of that. What does the Devil really want of her? And she keeps fighting shy of Japh - who really ought to explain himself a bit better, but being a) male and b) not used to owing anyone anything, let alone explanations is not gonna. Until there's a crisis. For me, this series is running too long and too complicated. I'll keep following, but two books with no resolution stretches it too far. All she's gotten in this book is more questions and less certainty. The world is more fully painted - the sk8 tribes and so on - but Dante's been left hanging in way too many ways. And the betrayal, on so many sides, didn't help - now her one certainty is gone and that makes her even less likely to trust Japh. At this point I'm saying to myself 'there better be a good payoff on this' with all the twists Dante and the reader have been put through. I'm much less interested in buying the rest of the series after reading this - reading it yes, buying it for rereading less so.
  • (4/5)
    I feel let down by this book, and it's hard to say quite why. I think, in part, it's the fact that Dante flips from her reconciliation position of the end of book 3, and in part it's the random deaths of yet more of her friends in a way that feels almost formulaic and predictable here, whereas in other books it would be a major disaster.Or perhaps it's the fairly regular conversations with dead people that leave you wondering what on earth is going on.The basics of the on-going arc are, frankly, unchanged - Dante doesn't trust Japh, he doesn't give her any reason to trust him. I sympathise with her choice even as I'm completely confused about what he's hiding and why. I even sympathise with the fact that although she doesn't trust him, he's still the love of her life.There's a fair bit of action, and the clues for what's going on are fairly clear, unlike some earlier books.This is still a good read, but it could have been so much better.
  • (4/5)
    You won't regret reading this one! Dante is back in Saint City to help a friend. She must deal with all the emotional baggage that being in Saint City brings along with it and still somehow deal with the current crisis and her relationships with those closest to her.