Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Dead Man Rising

Posted February 16, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Dead Man Rising

Dead Man Rising

by Lilith Saintcrow

three-stars

Series: Dante Valentine #2

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Hunter’s Prayer, Redemption Alley, Flesh Circus, Heaven's Spite, The Demon's Librarian, Steelflower, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, To Hell and Back, Death's Excellent Vacation, Chicks Kick Butt, Dark and Stormy Knights, Angel Town, Storm Watcher, Fire Watcher, Cloud Watcher, Mindhealer, The Iron Wyrm Affair, The Red Plague Affair, Dark Watcher, To Hell and Back.

Genres: Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 416 pages and was published by Warner Books on September 1, 2006. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Second in the Dante Valentine urban fantasy series.

My Take

This is an interesting manner in which to provide us with Dante’s childhood background…a fascinating and gruesome background at that.

The irritating bits were all the whining that Dante did about Jace and his hanging around; about Japh and his being dead. With all the experience Dante has with the paranormal, you’d reckon she’d have considered that there was a possibility of her being able to bring Japh back. And it was just too convenient that Jace dies when he does. Yes, I know it would have been more work to write in more conflict but…jeez…

The Story

Dante is trying to forget her recent past, and her old past is jumping up to bite her in the back. Something or someone is torture-killing old schoolmates.


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