Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, Book 2) [Lilith Saintcrow] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dark fantasy has a new heroine. Dead Man Rising. Lilith Saintcrow. Published pages. Synopsis. Necromance and bounty hunter Dante Valentine has been throwing herself into her. When the dead call, she answers. Bounty hunting is a helluva job, but it pays the bills. And it lets Necromance Dante Valentine forget her issues–like struggling.

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I don’t saijtcrow remember much about this book, now that I’ve read the third one, but I do remember that there was far too much angst for my liking. Does it make for a change from cookie-cutter Spunky Sues?

There is a line from Eddie that is repeated over and over Return to Book Page. That was two stars down for me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. From Amazon This is at least a 4-star book in terms of the quality of the writing, plot, and characterizations – probably 5-star.

What does deserve mentioning is how the author included a more detailed explanation of her paranormal universe in the beginning of the book as well as a glossary of key concepts at the end. Jan 23, Ducky rated it liked it Shelves: The past really comes home to roost in this novel and there was never a point where I wasn’t thoroughly rosing. Dante is a wreck in this novel. You’ve successfully reported this review. Tainted Night, Tainted Blood.


Don’t expect to smile and be merry, but do expect to read something of great merit. She is very self-absorbed, self-deluding and a bit of a coward to boot despite the showy heroics. When her friend Gabe, the police investigator, calls to tell her that her old school friends are being brutally murdered, Dante, with the help of her ex-boyfriend Jace, sets out to solve the crimes. The Dead, risibg Damned, and the Forgotten. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I will be frank and tell you that the main reason why I love this series is Jeph. Unfortunately Valentine encounters yet another tragedy in this book — a new loss that I hated. She did show up albeit risng weaker version of herself a moment here and there, but the reasons I liked the first book were not present enough to enjoy this book. She does a lot of talking to herself. The reader doesn’t have to relieve every second of the torture, just the fall out.

We get quite a bit more detail in this instalment saintcrlw it is impeccably thought out. The grim flashbacks that hinted her former childhood was horrible is even more in color and complex now. The problem is not that Valentine is a viciously independent loner with a chip on her shoulder the size of Texas.

I get that she was struggling with some issues regarding Japh and Jace, but where did here back bone go? I hated the fact that the author killed Jace off before the ending.

Nichtvren vampires and werecain werewolves make an appearance and we get a better understanding of the nature of some of the other types of psionic ability.


The mystery didn’t capture my attention. My big criticism of this book was Too. You miss your dead demon lover. Even m I like the overall premise of a female bounty hunter working free lance for the devil Then the author constantly repeats herself. Dec 30, Karissa rated it liked it. I find it hard to rate this book, because I spent half lilitj it not really liking it, then the second half digging it. This is hard enough to take, but then, it’s a long cold wait until I got a whisper of the news that I was dying to hear The fact that I mostly liked this surprised me.

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Because just as I was ready to throw down the book in frustration and read something else for a while, everything changes. The story jump started into action and never really slowed down, which I personally loved. Dante Valentine, bounty hunter and necromance, has something of early Anita Blake about her and I for one like it!

Dead Man Rising the second book in this series was a disappointment. By pageI had been reengaged and moved to tears.

Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, #2) by Lilith Saintcrow

Be the first to ask a question mqn Dead Man Rising, Part 1. Secrets of the Demon. It’s been almost a year since the events of Working for the Devil.