The Resource Hellbent. | Hellbent, Cherie Priest, (overdrive ebook)

Hellbent. | Hellbent, Cherie Priest, (overdrive ebook)

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Hellbent
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Hellbent
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Cherie Priest
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eng
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Vampire and thief Raylene doesn't need any more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including a blind vampire and an ex-Navy SEAL drag queen. Now she's off on a hunt to steal a bizarre set of artifacts-- a hunt that sets her up against a crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way
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Vampire and thief Raylene doesn't need any more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including a blind vampire and an ex-Navy SEAL drag queen. Now she's off on a hunt to steal a bizarre set of artifacts-- ahunt that sets her up against a crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way
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  • Raylene Pendia’s second adventure presents the vampire and occult thief with an entire shopping bag of problems. She’s on the lam from the government, seeking a fantastically powerful magical talisman, as is a super-powered witch, who wants the world-ruling power it will give her and, incidentally, is trying to kill Raylene’s best (indeed, nearly only) friend. That leaves Raylene with nobody to guard her back except a drag queen who, however, picked up some useful skills when he was in the SEALs. The premise is not all that original, but it achieves credibility that it might otherwise lack, thanks to Priest’s range of highly developed skills, notably including pacing that moves along at what can be described only as a magical tempo. Considerable enjoyment guaranteed. -- Green, Roland (Reviewed 09-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 1, p58)
  • Vampire thief Raylene Pendle is back for more mysteries and mayhem in the entertaining sequel to February's Bloodshot. When Raylene's agent hires her to steal some magical bones, the vampire has no idea how much trouble she's in for. After dodging sorcerous lightning sent by a powerful witch who also wants the bones and has no qualms about unleashing the forces of nature against her enemies, Raylene and Adrian, a Navy SEAL turned drag queen, get involved in trying to solve a suspicious death and must navigate some tricky political situations involving vampire Houses. Raylene's sharp humor and sly observations about life as a thief and a vampire are the highlight of this engaging book. However, readers expecting answers to the conspiracy story arc raised in Bloodshot will be disappointed by the lack of focus. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed June 6, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 23, p)
  • Without pause for thought, Priest plunges into a sequel (Bloodshot, 2011, etc.) featuring Seattle vampire thief Raylene Pendle that aims toward comedy and strikes flab. Raylene, who steals things to order and lives in a warehouse along with her lodgers, street urchins Domino and Pepper and blind vampire Ian Stott, has a new commission from shady auctioneer Horace Bishop: to steal a box of bacula (penis-bones, ha-ha) derived from such legendary creatures as unicorns, gryphons and werewolves. Said bones, thanks to their enormous magic power, are extremely valuable. However, once she arrives at the indicated location, the bones have departed, likewise their former owner's existence, and his shack is about to be blown to shreds by mega-powerful lightning bolts. Back at home, another problem has emerged. Ian's father has mysteriously died in an Atlanta vampire house, and his brother Max in San Francisco is demanding his presence—since, Raylene suspects, Max secretly wants to bump Ian off and rule the roost. Then Horace calls with an update: The bones' new owner is Elizabeth Creed, a schizophrenic genius ex-NASA astrophysicist and now, evidently, a witch. Pausing only to drag her sidekick, ex–Navy SEAL and drag queen Adrian deJesus, along, Raylene decides to tackle both cases at once. Neither proves particularly sensible, consequential or mettlesome. Along the way, we learn far more about Raylene's OCD and other insecurities than we need to. Pages of dreary banter limp past. Is Raylene going soft? Well, she's more human and far less distinctive. Unasked, we also get fangs and bats, if not yet any capes or hissing.(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2011)
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10011323
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TEFOD
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813/.6
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no index present
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novels
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dictionaries
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Cheshire Red reports
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bk. 2
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adult
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Cherie Priest
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Hellbent. | Hellbent, Cherie Priest, (overdrive ebook)
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9780345520623
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