dinsdag 16 september 2008

Lilith Saintcrow - Dead man rising

Dante Valentine, a necromancer and bounty hunter has recently inherited demonic powers, which she got from her death demon lover Japhrimel. She is still grieving about his death and loses herself back into bounty business to stay busy. With the help of her companion and ex-lover Jace she traces her bounties and sometimes takes her rage out on her them. Well what can you say; they all deserve it.

But recent crimes against humans with special abilities bring Dante back to her best friend and mind-reading cop Gabe. Gabe needs Dante’s ability to track this maniac and put him behind bars or even death, or others will get hurt. During this investigation Dante own memories of abuse as a child and her childhood at the Rigger Hall comes to the surface. And if that is not enough, the Prince of Darkness Lucifer is also trying to contact Dante.

Dead man rising by Lilith Saintcrow is the second novel in her Dante Valentine series and again a fabulous one. Just like the previous novel I finished it within a couple of hours and was disappointed when I closed the book. I wanted to know more about Dante and her relationship with the others. But unfortunately I couldn’t go straight to the third novel, because it didn’t arrived yet.

In this novel you learn more about Dante’s past and the way she grew up, especially when the recent crimes seem to be connected to the place she grew up, Rigger Hall, a school for kids with special abilities. At Rigger Hall, Dante and all the others learned the hard way, how it was to grew up with their special abilities and being used by the evil adults.

When you’ve read the first novel, you’ll be finding some surprising elements in this novel. What happened in the first novel appears to be totally different in the second. My heart was crying at the end of the first novel, but pounding with joy when I discover the surprise in this novel.

Well, I’m totally hooked on this series and cannot wait to read the third novel The devil’s right hand and see what will happen next with Dante and her companions.


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