Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, #2)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow
Pub­lisher: Hackett Book Group
Pages: Kindle Edition, 417 pages
Series: Dante Valentine
Pub­li­ca­tion date: September 1st 2007

Bounty hunting is a helluva job, but it pays the bills. And it lets necromance Dante Valentine forget her issues. Like struggling with her half-demon side and the memory of her lover’s death.

Now psychics all over the city are being savagely murdered, and a piece of the past Dante thought she'd buried is stalking the night with a vengeance. Too bad she's got no way to tell which fiend—or friend—to trust. Or that her most horrifying nightmares are gathering to take one kick-ass bounty hunter down for the count.

But that's only the beginning. The Devil just called. He's looking for Dante's lover—the one he killed…

I really REALLY liked Working for the Devil. It sucked me in since page one. Dead Man Rising however, did not. I didn’t take this as a sign. I should have.

Dead Man Rising’s story did not work for me at all. I don’t know why but Dante’s past doesn’t interest me so much. Yes, she got tortured, and I feel bad for her, but meh. You know? Meh. The story was extremely mediocre if you ask me.

The characters kind of pissed me off as well. Dante was ok, but she bothered me with her attitude towards Jace. You saw how that ended. Not. Cool.

And Jace was just pitiful. I hate when authors make ex-lovers act like freaking dogs. Begging for a scrap of affection. Always sticking by her side, hoping she’ll change her mind and/or feelings towards him. Again, you saw where this has led him to.

And my biggest problem was Jeph. Or the lack of Jeph, to be precise. I will be frank and tell you that the main reason why I love this series is Jeph. Yep. Not gonna lie about it. So Jeph being supposedly dead, and thus absent throughout the book, made it less exciting for me.


Apart from these issues Dead Man Rising is a decent book. Lilith Saintcrow is a very good Urban Fantasy author, and I really respect her work. I’m actually excited about the upcoming book, The Devil's Right Hand, since.. well.. Jeph is.. you know..

That is all.

/Anzu out

2.5 stars

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