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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“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've read a lot of fantasy / paranormal romance books and must admit I've found a lot of them to be too formulaic, too predictable or to be full of "stormy emotions" that don't grip the reader at all.
The Night Huntress series, on the other hand, does EVERYTHING right.
The story is fast paced, original, fun and sexy. The chemistry between Cat and Bones is sizzling. The side characters all have their own personalities - which add a lot of spice to the story. Despite the fantasy backdrop, it's hard not to get emotionally involved in the story. The book had me both in tears and grinning from ear to ear.
It's hard to compare the books to anything else, but imagine Trinity from the Matrix movies, put into a True Blood-ish setting. Add Spike from Buffy as the male lead and make Quentin Tarantino the director - and you might get an idea what kind of ride you're in for.
To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...
The book is awesome, if you have read the first 2 (which I highly recommend you do), then you already know it will be an awesome book. But I must say a few words about the narrator first:
*Tap* *Tap* *Tap* Is this thing on? Ok! I would like to take this moment to address a common gripe among those of us who love Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress books in the audio format: The voice of Bones. Yes, come on ladies – (and a few men), you know when you first heard Tavia’s portrayal of Bones you thought, “Ew, no, no, no!” The voice is too high for a strong supernatural creature. And the English accent? It sounds like some back-alley sally! Not the sophisticated English accent I expected. Like the majority of you, I couldn’t have agreed more. It was not what I expected, and it took a while to get used to and accept the voice of Bones as Bones. My mind imagined him as a dark, mysterious, take-what-he-wants, protector and seducer, but when I heard the voice all I thought was “He sounds like a snotty adolescent, low class ahole!”
Then I got to “First Drop of Crimson” – a spin off to the Night Huntress Series and COMPLETELY CHANGED MY MIND. After hearing Tavia voice Spade it finally sank in. She gives Spade the voice I wished she had used for Bones. THAT voice is what I wanted to hear. But midway through the book the more I appreciated her portrayal of Spade, the more it made me appreciate her portrayal of Bones. In short, Tavia is a true actress, she sees the inner character – not just what will appease the fans. Spade has that deep and sultry voice, soft and reserved, but firm and constant. He is affluent, he was educated, he grew up knowing social graces and etiquette – he was taught to speak well.
Bones is the exact opposite. He did not grow up around riches and luxury. He probably had no formal education. He was born to a prostitute, the only skill he had was being a prostitute. His human life pretty much consisted of surviving – which means he had to become a good liar, a good manipulator in a “every man for himself” world where being a cocky, punk a-hole probably was his best defense. – Love, real love, is a completely new concept to Bones. Everything before Cat has been a performance or a mutual understanding. The voice she uses for Bones is absolutely PERFECT and I would like to publically apologize to Tavia Gilbert for thinking I know how to do her job better than she does.
Tavia sweetheart, I apologize. You are an awesome actress and I bow to your skills. Don’t let anyone tell you how to do your job. Ever.
A Tavia Gilbert Fan.
Funny, entertaining, original!!! Yet another twist on the whole trendy vampire kick but so well done I can't wait for each book to come out on audio!!!!
Tavia Gilbert ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jeaniene has a fantastically imaginative mind!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you girls!!!!
Keep up the sensational work both of you!!!
If you want a good read, get these books!!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I am a huge fan of the Night Huntress series. Totally exciting and very well presented. Love it to bits. I'll be reading all the series again. :)
As usual Jeaniene Frost has twists, turns, romance and just altogether good writing. I love her charactors and Tavia Gilbert does a great job portraying them. If you like Kim Harrison, Rachel Vincent, Patricia Briggs or anyone along that line, you'll love Jeaniene Frost. She has this "Night Huntress" series aong with a spinoff series about the other characters. Both are good and I'm looking forward to the next one ;o)
I am so happy to hear the audio version of this story!! I can never seem to read with a British voice in my head and it was great to hear Bones again.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
This is now my favorite series so far!!! Better than anything else I have read so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!
when you think bones is actually gone...ugh! I wanted to cry!
yes and she rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
loved it so much already bought 4 and 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
I grew up with books....not television.
Usually, a series can tend to get dull after so many books, not this one....I've read them all and still waiting for another to come out. Cat and Bones are the ultimate supernatural couple and their "interactions" are some of the steamiest, hottest and best written scenes I've had the pleasure of reading so far. Most erotic scenes I've read in other books are just ridiculous or predictable....to the point where I'm rolling my eyes . Not the scenes between Cat and Bones...they are fantastically written and the imagery you get is best experienced in a dim room behind closed doors. It's just that good.
If you are a fan of this genre - THIS is the series to own. Worth every credit or penny you spend.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
With this book Jeaniene Frost brings us more battles, love, and misadventures with Cat and Bones by way of her extremely talented writing. I love the relationship between the characters, and the way she writes how they talk to and think of one another. Frost knows how to make a very powerful scene out of words and details that are deceptively simple. (I.E. Bones' proposal to Cat early in the story). In this "episode" there are two main foes, both extremely dangerous and variant mutations of evil. One is Cat's father, and the other is a very old female vampire who happens to be Mancheres' estranged wife. In the interest of full disclosure (and I say this as an obvious and die-hard fan), I did notice a step-up in the violence with this book, maybe it "hit home" and felt more personal because it included scenes like one with Cat suffering abuse and torture by her father. That was pretty intense and on one level I found it a little hard to take but in the end of course it did not turn me away from this story or Frost's writing. Also, excellent and talented narration by Tavia Gilbert as always.
Again a fantastic book, on to number 4. Worth the credits and dollars. Hope you enjoy as I did.
"At Grave's End"
With every new installment, this series becomes more edictive and more impossible to put down. Jeaniene Frost blends great characters, even if they aren't always likeable, with passion, romance and humour. This author writes with a zeal and passion that just carries the reader along with it. This book has its fair share of violent moments and I have to say that the good guys' version of 'justice' is questionable and at times hard to credit with characters you like, but this series really is a must for vampire fiction lovers.
I really like this series - despite the terrible mockney accent - and I love Kat and Bones as characters. My only criticism is the authors lack of research - the back stories of some of the British characters just aren't accurate - and it's a little annoying and distracting at times. Still, the stories are good and I will definitely be getting the next in the series.
"Another enjoyable fantasy listen."
Another enjoyable fantasy listen. Will be starting the next one to see what happens to Kat and Bones.
a great voice for both male and female.
I really enjoyed this reading as any other.
I haven't disliked a single thing from this author yet. I'm so glad there is more for me to read! 10/10
No, as the third book in the series it's losing interest, which may be due to the annoying audio of 'Bones', not really sure what's lacking.
Bones accent is terrible, they would be better to talk in native accent.
"AT GRAVES END"
BRILLIANT READING AND CONTINUAL EXCITEMENT OF THE NEXT CHAPTERS THE READING IS SO ENTHRALING THAT I LISTENED TO IT ALL DAY AND NIGHT UNTIL FINISHED
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