Some things just won’t stay buried… at grave’s end.
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover, Bones, at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’ past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.
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©2009 Jeaniene Frost (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Each successive chapter in Frost’s exceptional Night Huntress series adds more complexity, death-defying action, and fiery romance. While expertly deepening Cat and Bones’ love story, Frost also keeps the plot revelations absorbing and the jeopardy remorseless. In an increasingly rich and vibrant genre, she continues to prove she’s a star.” (Romantic Times)
“A can’t-put-down masterpiece that’s sexy-hot and a thrill-ride on every page. I’m officially addicted to the series.” (Gena Showalter, New York Times best-selling author)
I started reading this series a while ago and then sort of forgot about it. I recently started the series over on audio book and have loved every minute. Cat and Bones are an awesome pair and there's always something going on. Don't limit yourself to just their stories though. Check out the off shoots too. This is for adults only though. Worth the cash or credit. Gilbert does an excellent job with the narration.
In this installment Cat and Bones and the gang end up taking on Cat's father, and Mencaries wife and she is formidable.
Author's Recommended Listening Order
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
AT GRAVE’S END
DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE
FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON
ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS
THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE
ONE GRAVE AT A TIME
UP FROM THE GRAVE
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
Probably not. It was fun the first time but it does not have the re-read ability for me. There was nothing ground breaking enough to make me feel like I would need to experience it twice.
No spoilers here ;)
She does great voices. I really liked the way she did Bones' voice.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was another great addition to the series. Cat and Bones are still a great couple in this series and I really enjoyed seeing what they had to face next.
Cat is a half-vampire that works for a government agency killing and/or capturing bad vamps that kill humans. Her husband (at least in the vampire world) is a vamp named Bones (Yum!) who is over 200 years old, a master vamp and will do anything to ensure that his woman (Cat..that lucky girl!) is kept by his side and safe. They've had separations in the past and are determined not to let anything come between them now. Cat and Bones are a great couple...one of my fave PNR couples in fact. They have a great chemistry together and the way they interact just makes it obvious that they're perfect for each other.
Cat is working for the government agency and Bones is helping..not because he really wants to but because Cat wants to and Bones will do whatever he needs to to give Cat what she wants while still keeping her safe. Unfortunately, because of her years hunting vamps, a lot of the vamps are familiar with the rumors of "the red reaper" and now it's become even more dangerous for Cat to preform as the bait for their vamp traps. They end up trying to use a captive vamp (promising freedom for cooperation) but it doesn't end up working too well and causes more problems than it's worth. Cat ends up having some major issues when her father decides to come after her again. Cat barely comes through it but on the good side it helps her and her mother's relationship improve so some good comes of it. Cat's mother actually shows some slackening of her hatred of the undead in this book and it's a welcome, although surprising, change in attitude. There's also an unexpected development as Mencheres (who is Bone's grand-sire and an extremely strong and old vamp) offers Bones a partnership where they will merge their lines, become co-rulers of their lines and Mencheres also will give Bones a power boost (something rare and very sought after).
Bones agrees to Mencheres' offer and they become co-rulers. In addition to becoming stronger in general, Bones gets some spiffy new powers with the power boost that end up being very helpful. Unfortunately, just as they become partners, someone tries to blow the mansion up that the merging ceremony is taking place and it becomes apparent that war has come calling. Mencheres and Bones draw the lines and gather their allies for the coming conflict. There is much planning and some unexpected allies show up. The fighting begins and both sides throw some punches, there is some trouble and for a while, no one knows where Bones and Cat (and her allies) are made to think that he's dead. Things are rough for a bit but Cat is determined to forge on and do what needs to be done to hold things together and avenge Bones. This ends up being unnecessary but in the mean time, Cat makes a new friend (I love Vlad!!) and shows everyone just how tough she is. Fortunately, Bones returns safe and sound (so to speak) and is happily reunited with Cat. This doesn't end the fighting though and they have to go through more danger and friends are lost as their enemy uses magic (which is against vampire law for vamps to use) to attempt to kill them all. With perseverance, Cat & Bones and their allies are able to get through the tough times and finally take out their enemy. It's a very good story and very interesting. Although the romance between Cat and Bones is set, I never felt like the story let their relationship suffer or fall to the side. The action story line was great and kept me hopping until the end and wondering what will happen next. The books ends with the current conflict settled and Cat and Bones together and ready for the next thing that life throws at them.
This was another greatly enjoyable addition to the series. I love Cat and Bones! Really, I love all the characters in the series, even the secondary ones are great and add a lot to the stories. This book was very well done and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I"d recommend this book. 2 thumbs up! :D
The voice assigned to Bones is horrible. It sounds like an “old lady talking” and not like the “seductive vampire” Bones suppose to be. I cannot take it; I am sorry I bought 4 of these audio books. Some how I was wishing Bone’s voice will be different in the next audio book.
Yes, but with a different narrator.
Robert Petkoff, I can listen to him over and over. He is just fantastic!! I have been listening to him in The Immortal After Dark Series and he is great. I am sure he can be reading a dictionary and will sound fantastic.
I enjoy reading the book but the audiobook is mediocre.
Before you release the audio books; please review them and think about changing the voices that do not match the character in the story.
Yes! This is a great series and has everything you could ask for. Romance, Action and Humor!
I love her portrayal of Cat!
OMG! Both! There is a heartbreaking scene that brought me to tears. But there is always a little bit of humor in the Night Huntress series
I enjoyed this book almost about the same as book 1, very entertaining. However, I only gave four stars because I decided to wait before going on with the series.
The Airendell Chronicler
grrrrr! i have read the book and love it, but wanted to listen to it also but i can't open the file
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Yes I would and do. This paranormal listen is adventurous, romantic and suspenseful, it is very realistic even if it is about vampires. They seem to have a lot more fun than humankind.
I will always love Bones because of his love for Cat and how he shows it
She does an awesome job, I cannot imagine anyone else portraying Cat and Bones.
I was a little worried when Bones got into trouble but I have read summaries for further books and know I didn't have to be. Cat's sorrow was very sad, I don't know what these two would do if they lost each other.
This is #3 which I enjoyed but so far #2 is my fav.!
Yes - love it. Good read/listen
all of it
Her voices, the inflections and the spirit she puts into a story
Yes... but I kept it to driving to and from work to make it last
All I can say is the ride continues. And it is a good one more. The heat turns up and the drama continues. Cat’s life is changing and the challenges are more intense. She’ll need to decide which world she really wants to live in. Book 3 doesn’t disappoint. Yes it worth a credit.
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