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Unclean Spirits: Book One of the Black Sun's Daughter | [M.L.N. Hanover]

Unclean Spirits: Book One of the Black Sun's Daughter

When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers - and more vast than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
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Publisher's Summary

In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules. Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was.

When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers - and more vast than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.

Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means - magical or mundane.

Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions - Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities - Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast - or break them completely.

©2008 M.L.N. Hanover (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Niki Rogers North Carolina 05-06-12
    Niki Rogers North Carolina 05-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "LOVE this new Series!"

    I really love this new series. I bought all four audio books at the same time and it was wonderful to just jump to the next as I finished each one. I usually try one out before I buy the rest but I'm glad I didn't this time.
    The premise was new to me and very interesting to read. There was good depth to the story and I enjoyed and felt great empathy for the main characters. I just want there to be another......soon.
    When I first started listening, I was slightly put off by the narrator's child like voice and I feared it would bother me, but I soon forgot all about it as I got lost in the story. She was good at differentiating the characters by their voice and I had no problem keeping them apart.
    Excellent new series. Can't wait for more

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 04-07-12
    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2007

    I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)

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    "Finally available on Audible"

    Great intro book to the series. Looking forward to learning more about the secondary characters later in the series (X, Jake, etc) Jayn is a bit on the whiny side at the beginning, but I am sure this is all a part of her character development. Has a fair bit of action. I am not keen on the romantic bits (especially this particular pairing), but it is takes a backseat to the paranormal actions in the volume.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paige Evanston, IL, United States 04-09-12
    Paige Evanston, IL, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2008
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    I don't know if it was the breathless co-ed style narration, or the pedantic prose but I really had a hard time getting into this book. I wanted to enjoy it but there was just something that kept me from caring, either about the main character or the plot. There is no humor in this book, everything is treated with a level of earnestness that I found draining. And then the writer took several sentences to describe a jelly donut, not even a particularly unique jelly donut. I stopped listening not long after that.


    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Delinda Nebraska 03-26-13
    Delinda Nebraska 03-26-13 Member Since 2006

    I believe a story should be interesting enough to absorb me, not bore me. I live reality daily. And many times reality is brutal. So I look for a book that makes me forget. It has to absorb me into the pages. Kind of like going on a mini vacation. I like stories that make me laugh. I like stories that make me look for the next episode.

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    "Not as good as I thought"

    Good premise, fell apart in the telling. I would not buy this again. Sad sad sad

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Lowe 06-10-12
    Adam Lowe 06-10-12
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    "Poorly Written and extremely unbelievable"
    What disappointed you about Unclean Spirits?

    I love science fiction books. A good author is able to pull you and make you believe in the story and feel for the characters. The main character in this book is extremely unrealistic it seems that she just happens to be able to do all these amazing and impossible things with no training, no experience, it just feels like there is no reason that she shouldn't have gotten killed which is extremely more likely. Completely turned me off the whole series.


    Has Unclean Spirits turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not turned off from other books in the genre but from this author in particular


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was fine seemed to capture the lack of character of the main character rather well.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    TLing New Jersey 06-13-12
    TLing New Jersey 06-13-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Bad narrator and writing"

    I am very disapointed in the narrator's inability to seperate characters. I became completely confused as to who was saying what because the first scene had 4 characters with the same monotone voice regardless of their gender and actions they took. I was also confused by the narrator refering to the supernaturals of this series as "unclean spirits". A spirit is a ghost, not a vamp or a werewolf. I did not like the amount of cursing in the first 10 minutes. I felt like the narrator was a 4 year old that needed to be put in a timeout for trying to talk like the cool kids. So now we are 7 minutes in after all that nonsense between Eric and a couple of thugs then he sneezes and hid driver says "gesundheit". Apparently this is a clue. Eric thinks to himself "that guy is a little too nice" and then a minute latter the driver shoots him but of course the assasin has to first annouce that eric figured it out before doing the deed. Bad bad writing. The audio excerpt audiable provided is totally misleading because you do not get a true sense of how bad the writing/narration actually is.

    P.S. i found a site saying M.L.N. Hanover is a pseudonym for Daniel Abraham

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Twain Brooklyn, NY USA 12-17-13
    Mark Twain Brooklyn, NY USA 12-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor attempt at best"
    What disappointed you about Unclean Spirits?

    The characters were poorly developed, weak and at times quite annoying. I felt like the author was a teenager trying to ride the wave that is Urban Fiction. I eventually stopped caring what happened in the book and didn't even finish it.

    It seems the author simply collected all the "ingredients" that make other books successful (sex, magic etc) and thought that meant a good book. It was not...
    Lame excuse for a book IMO.


    What didn’t you like about Suzy Jackson’s performance?

    Did not enjoy the performance either...not sure if it's the story or the performer...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom. Even with all that was going on, the story was plain as vanilla and I never felt "hooked".


    Any additional comments?

    If I could burn this book I would.

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    Aaron Bloomington, IN, United States 05-19-13
    Aaron Bloomington, IN, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The Beginning of Something Interesting"

    Hanover's first installment of the Black Sun's Daughter creates an interesting and engaging introduction into this world. Hanover does a great job at taking a new angle on the creatures of mythology and giving the reader what the need to know without beating them over the head with it. It's not complicated... not yet anyway, and that allows him to focus his energy on the story and the characters. One of the things I really like about this series is that the core cast of characters remains mostly intact and the attention remains on them no matter how crazy the plot gets (crazy in a good way mostly).

    If you are looking to start a new Urban Fantasy type series with elements of action and a hint of romance, this is a good place to look.

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    Phil Rozelle, Australia 05-17-13
    Phil Rozelle, Australia 05-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent and the later books are even better!"
    Any additional comments?

    I came to Unclean Spirits from a recommendation on Goodreads, and the first thing I saw at Audible were a couple of very negative reviews. They criticised the performer, the plot, and the premise. I didn't believe it could be as bad as that, and I'm glad to say I was correct.

    I purchased the second book before I finished the first one, because I found the characters engaging, the performance great, and the premise of the story very interesting - and I've done the same thing with the third book, which is entertaining me at the moment.

    I do have to say that I found the second book, Darker Angels, to be much better than the first, but that's after rating Unclean Spirits 4 out of 5, which is high for me.

    The third book in the series, Vicious Grace, is starting out very well and I look forward to each opportunity to continue listening.

    The only negative thing I could say is that I dislike the artifice the author has used in several places, where the main character's voice is used to say effectively "If I knew then what I know now then.....". But that is a very minor quibble.

    To counterbalance that I'd mention that the main character, Jenae Heller, is a fan of Pink Martini, and now their albums feature prominently in my playlists! Excellent!





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    Jeanneais pretoria, South Africa 04-04-12
    Jeanneais pretoria, South Africa 04-04-12
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    "This is a great series"

    This is a great series an its is neary the same as Jane yellowrock. The story line is good and the Carathers is great.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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