After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland's become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland's most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows whom - or what - she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: Danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, book 15 in the New York Times best-selling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls "unbeatable entertainment!"
What could go wrong when you're trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city's most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn't done me a lick of good in learning more about the Circle. Despite my continued investigations, the trail's gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure, why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first all the struttin' cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder - and deadlier - than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight....
©2016 Jennifer Estep (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
To all of us Spider fans this book does not disappoint. Lauren Fortgang does an excellent job of voice differentiating and story telling.
Jennifer Estep once again expands the story breathing even more lfe into the storyline. Personally I started this series on kindle and also have the complete set in Audible, it is that good. In fact if you are starting this series go back to book #1 Spiders Bite. the book does stand by itself, but I would recommend to start at the beginning.
Lover of sounds, especially when I can learn something or get lost in another world.
The story moved forward and keeps me wanting more. Perfect story with an exceptional narrator.
There is something about this writer's characters and storylines that always suck me in and linger. I cannot imagine a world without more Gin Blanco stories.
With one word I know who the character is because the near raider is so connected to the storyline that you believe that you're hearing the true stories of Gin and crew.
S. A. Williams
Fifteen books in and the story is still as exciting and so much fun that it is one of my favorite series. Jennifer Estep, keeps delivering the perfect blend of kickass elemental assassin, meets down home country girl and I love it!
Unraveled is the second book in the series I have listened to on Audiobook. I am tempted to go back and start again from the beginning, re-listen to all of them. I loved Lauren Fortgang’s narration that much, she has captured Gin perfectly and breathed life into her....Sara
i just dont know if i can keep listening.... the over all story is great but the fact her powers and abilities just dont match up with past books and the epic battles she has had in the past and each person she fights she keeps getting weaker with her powers and never trains to better herself.
Once again Gin is up to the challenge. Different setting but same dastardly bad guys. This book sets up for a whole new series of books in this adventure.
I liked the days that Gin was fighting multiple battles at one time, the series is slowing down in ways which is never really a good thing, but so far I still love all the main characters but hope JE bring a little more to the story next book.
Whats to tell I am your avarage 30something, with kids, a husband, job and life. Besides that I drive a lot and love to listen to books instead of the radio. I will stay up until 3am in bed listening if the book is worth it, and I have also been known to return a couple of books that I could not get threw the first chapter. I am a bad speller so I apoligize for it now, but will be honest about my reviews.
great story keeps me coming back for more. love it Gin is a great character
"Riveting Spider adventure"
As with every Spider novel, once started I could not put it down. I can't wait for the next riveting instalment.
Another fantastic story by Jennifer Estep. Brought to life by Lauren Fortgang. I love Gin, the way she thinks and acts. Her Foster brother Finn is still trying to deal with happened in the last spider assassin book. We get some more information on the circle, but I believe we still have a lot more to learn. Waiting for the next instalment.
"Unraveled is Uninspiring"
I used to absolutely LOVE the Elemental Assassin books - with Jennifer Estep replacing JK Rowling as my favourite author...
However, it appears that Ms Estep has run out of grand ideas for poor Gin Blanco, and this latest book features merely a Wild West weekend of rather tedious violence.
Perhaps it is time for Gin to retire quietly and raise little assassins with her lover Owen. I certainly won't be buying any more of these books.
"Seemed to run out of Ideas"
I think we are getting to the stage where repetition is becoming a problem. There are only so many ways to kill a giant and the secondary assassin really is not that scary.
May be it is getting near to the time that Gin retires.
That saying just about enjoyable though found the book very slow to get going and I think the start only was only really padding.
The worst of the series only rescued by a good performance by Lauren Fortgang
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