Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Dead Man Rising

Posted February 16, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Dead Man Rising

Dead Man Rising


Lilith Saintcrow

urban fantasy that was published by Warner Books on September 1, 2006 and has 416 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Hunter’s Prayer, Redemption Alley, Flesh Circus, Working for the Devil, 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, Trailer Park Fae, Roadside Magic

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.