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Return to Book Page. Preview — Death Blows by D. FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costu FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a barranr serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves.
At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costume of the comic vd hero the Flash – a character barrnat isn’t supposed to exist here.
Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon, she’s following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld b,ows black-market comics – where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term “super-villain.
Kindle Editionpages. The Bloodhound Files 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Death Blowsbloss sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 17, Crystal rated it really liked it. This is the follow up to the first book in the series, Dying Bites. Jace Valchek FBI profiler has been ripped out of her world and hijacked to an alternate reality where vampires, lycanthropes, golems, and the mystical do in fact exist.
What doesn’t exist in this reality are guns and mental instability. After the events edath the previous book however vampires and lycanthropes have been suffering with mental illness for the first time. Jace has been trying to find the man responsible, Aristotle Stok This is the follow up to the first book in the series, Dying Bites.
Jace has been eeath to find the man responsible, Aristotle Stoker so she can fulfill the terms of her contract and return to her own reality.
All of this is put on hold when she is called onto ceath homicide case. A powerful vampire is killed and his corpes was dressed like Flash Gordon. The only problem is comic books deqth been outlawed in this reality since the ‘s so Flash Gordon was never introduced in this reality, which means the killer must have some kind of connection to Jace’s world. To top it off we find out the victim is the father to be of Jace’s friend and co-worker Dr.
Jace is also informed by her vampire boss Cassius that she must halt her search for Stoker for the time being and focus on this case anyway because the practitioner responsible for bringing her over to this reality is “unavailable” While someone else could do it, she wouldn’t be put back at the time that they removed her.
She would wake up an old woman decades after she had been taken. This book was much better than the first one.
I enjoyed it immensly. The plot was satisfyingly twisty and the characters were really fleshed out in this book. I thought she actually did an awesome job with the character development. Jace is a great character, even though she is the low man on the totem pole so to speak in this world, she retains a tough chick attitude and she is extremely sarcastic. She kind of reminds me of old school Anita Blake. I especially love her relationship with her golem enforcer, Charlie Aleph.
You get to see the growth of their friedship and by the end of the book each make some sacrifices for the other. We get to see some background on the powerful head of the NSA, Cassius as well.
We are introduced to a very intriguing character, Neill a vampire member of the Four Colors Club a renegade group of comic book groupies-if all adult male comic nerds were that sexy I’d open up a comic book store. There is also a suprising development at the end. I was really pleased with the growth the author has shown and I’m greatly anticipating her next book in the series, Killing Rocksout in December. View all 5 comments. Barant kept explaining the gun spell, otherwise it was a pretty good read i enjoyed the twist and turns.
Apr 18, Schnaucl rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I didn’t like this one as much as the first book. I felt like there was too much going on and barrsnt plot was confusing.
I’m not versed in comic books, so I had to learn not only about certain comic book characters, but also various iterations of those same characters, the difference between periods in comic book history, and learn about some of the authors who may or may not have crossed over into the world Jace is currently blowz.
Then there were people who had appeared in barrwnt comic book in the world I didn’t like this one as much as the first book.
Death Blows-D.D. Barant
Then there were people who had appeared in the comic book in the world Jace is in which meant keeping their real names and characters straight along with their various powers and items.
On top of that there’s the introduction of an Illuminati like secret society.
I’m still not sure I understand the order of events in the crime Jace had to solve. At one point she offers a theory which requires time travel and Cassius tells her that the time sword thing doesn’t allow time travel.
But I’m almost sure the final explanation involved some kind of time travel. Time travel usually makes my head hurt, YMMV. I don’t understand why putting the sword through Jace’s hand made her hand phase out of time but made Peter disappear and be replaced with a version of him that had made a different choice. Where the sword struck? And why did Tair show up before Peter was actually stabbed but long after that decision was actually made? It’s possible Tair showed up at the time the decision was made but I didn’t get that sense.
I thought it was more recent that than because Dr. Pete had been with the NSA for a number of years. I’m going to miss Dr. I’m not sure why Jace can’t make more gunpowder or have it made. Surely they have the technology to figure out the ingredients and the percentages in the forensics lab. And they understand combustion. Can’t Jace just get through the spell in the tech’s head and then put him on the project?
It seems to me that without firearms the humans never really had a chance. As I understand it, not all humans can use magic and physically they can’t badrant to beat pires, weres, or lems. With firearms if they could get the distance to use them they might have a chance.
I still like dezth characters and the world I just think this particular plot was too convoluted.
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This book was a chore to get through. In addition to vampires, werewolves and golems we get superheroes. I love superhero movies and the Bigtime Series by Jennifer Estep – very cute superhero series. This book, not so much. It was just too dr Is he This book was a chore to get through. Is he going to break out the spandex or blowe this case sunlight armor in the rest of the series? Or are we just supposed to forget about it and move on. It’s only two books in and already it much to complicated.
On a positive note: I do love the blwos between Charlie and Jace. They would make a cute couple except the fact that he’s a golem with no genitalia. I’m SO disappointed because this ed has the potential to be good. I was kind of hoping for an alternate reality version of Jace to turn out to be the bad guy and she had to hunt herself – that would’ve been cool. Instead what I got was just a mess. Oh, and not to mention the breeding of “pires” and “thropes” to produce political alliances.
As if there weren’t enough underdeveloped characters she changes monikers frequently. One paragraph he’s “Vincent” then he’s “DaVinci” and then back to “Vincent” again. I gave up on trying to figure out who was who. View all 3 comments. Apr 23, Marisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Things I didn’t enjoy: While I found the idea of the plot intriguing, I blowd like I was getting a lecture about alt universes and the space time continuum nearly every chapter.
How they’re magical and were eventually outlawed. Everything was so convoluted that I finished the barrannt not entirely understanding how we made it to the end. I still enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it, just be prepared for the paranormal education you’re about to receive.