I actually bought this book as well as the sequel but they have sat on my book shelf for a long while now gathering dust as I kept finding something e..Show More »lse to read and would come back and flip through for a moment or two and just decide I wasn't ready to read this one quite yet.
Then I found the audio book, had some credits to burn and said 'what the heck!' and I'm very pleased that I did.
Greywalker takes a new twist on the paranormal and their powers and I rather enjoyed the book. I think a few parts of it are stretching it on how quickly she jumps into some rolls but honestly, what book doesn't do that when dealing with the paranormal.
This is a very good audio book, the narrator did her job marvelously and I have to admit that the second that the follow up book becomes available as an audio listen that I'll be snatching it up eagerly.
I liked this book better than the first one. Harper has started to understand the grey a little bit better, and she can actually use it to help her wh..Show More »en interviewing people. I saw some people comment that Harper had gained greater knowledge of the grey between books with no explanation. That is true, but it only seems natural since this book picks up quite a bit after the first one ended.
My only problem with this series is still the oddness of the "Grey." I'm still not sure I like what Kat Richardson has created, but it is definitely different.
I still prefer the Dresden Files, but I do like this series better in one aspect. The Dresden Files stopped being quite as much a detective novel as an urban-fantasy novel. Where the greywalker series is still very much a detective novel.
So I've been trying to figure out why the Greywalker novels have such low reviews ... I think I've finally figured it out. Greywalker novels don't hav..Show More »e anywhere near as much action as say the Dresden files, though I must also say that Kat Richardson doesn't have the humor the Bob the skull brings to Dresden either. Greywalker novels though are much more about the mystery than Dresden and as such have only a few action scenes.
However, this is the best Greywalker novel yet. I really enjoyed Underground. A lot more information is found out about some of the more mysterious characters in the novel, and many interesting relationships spring up. Also the world that Kat creates about the underground world of Seattle is very interesting even if reminiscent of Dresden's Undertown. Great novel really strong mystery and the answer isn't as obvious as the other two. Looking forward to continuing the series.
The title is a bit misleading … if I were to pick a similar title name I would call it Revealed or Unearthed. The fourth book in the Greywalker series..Show More » reveals many things about Harper’s past and many things about why and how she become a Greywalker. Also some interesting plot lines brought up in the first book and practically dropped for the next two are finally brought up again and more is revealed.
Also I’ve found that the grey is becoming normal, as normal as any paranormal thing can be. I am no longer confused by the oddities of the grey, and find that it makes sense.
Finally, Harper gets to explore other parts of the world beside Seattle. She visits London! Full of great history and lots of paranormal activity in the grey!
Also I had no problem with the narration. I think that Mia Barron does a great job!
I especially liked the remote setting full of quirky characters and mystery. Most of the book is minus the usual secondary characters (except for Ch..Show More »aos, the ferret, and Quentin, the geeky love interest, who is secure enough to let Harper do all the a** kicking.) Anyone who has enjoyed the previous entries in this series should enjoy this one. Would have liked a bit more juxtaposition from the last book to this one, but still an enjoyable read.
This is the seventh book in the Greywalker series. It was a solid addition to the series but was pretty contained; there was no new big story-arc sta..Show More »rted.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was very well done. The narrator does an excellent job and sounds exactly like I imagine Harper would. She also does an excellent job distinguishing between voices.
Harper and detective Solis have both been assigned with the investigation of a mysterious ghostly ship that has appeared in the harbor named the Seawitch. Of course the appearance of the Seawitch is linked with a number of disturbing paranormal things. It is up to Solis and Harper to unravel the mystery behind its reappearance before it is too late.
The story is written in a very detailed and analytical way, like all of the books in this series. These book are very heavy on the investigative aspect of the story. In this installment we are introduced to some new paranormal creatures; mainly mermaids and the Father of all Otters.
There isn’t a ton of character growth in this book. Harper spends some time trying to learn how to be a better friend to those around her, but she doesn’t really grow in power or learn to use her power as a Greywalker in new ways. More of the story is spent on Solis and him trying to deal with all of the paranormal things he runs in to. Solis is forced to face some uncomfortable truths and he does grow quite a bit. We learn a lot about Solis and his background.
This wasn't really the start of a new broad story arc, the investigation and the Seawitch mystery are fairly self-contained to this one book. There are some things going on with Quentin and his father that sound interesting and are set up to be dealt with in the next book. This set up leads to us learning more about Quentin’s background.
The plot was well woven and well put together. There are a lot of interesting mystery/paranormal elements that come together in fascinating ways.
Each of the books in this series has focused on something. In this case the book focused on the Father of Otters mythology and boating in general. The story was nicely tied up and there were some things left unresolved that will most likely be tied up in the next book.
Overall a solid addition to this series. The whole book is pretty self-contained and could probably be read just fine as a stand alone novel. It was fun to meet some new paranormal races and we get to learn a lot about Solis and his background. The book sets things up for an interesting storyline involving Quentin and his past in future installments of the series. This whole series is recommended to those who like detailed and analytical investigative urban fantasy.
This was the 8th book in the Greywalker series and I enjoyed it more than the last book. It was an interesting read and I enjoyed watching the myster..Show More »y unravel. I also enjoyed how all of the loose ends came together in the end.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobooks for this series have always been really well done. The narrator is exactly how I picture Harper Blaine would sound. The narrator does an excellent job doing all the character voices and capturing character emotion. I really enjoy listening to this series on audiobook even more than reading it!
Harper Blaine is drawn into a disturbing case when a woman comes to her complaining that her sister has been possessed. The woman’s sister was in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) until one day the sister just sat up and started painting. The woman thinks her sister is possessed, but as Harper starts looking into the case she finds other PVS patients doing similar things and she realizes that this is part of a much bigger issue.
This was an excellent continuation of this ghostly investigative urban fantasy series. Richardson’s style is very unique and I could understand how it wouldn’t appeal to everyone but I really enjoy it. Richardson writes in a very detailed way, she describes the actions of her characters very precisely and gives very detailed descriptions. I enjoy it.
I also enjoy how Richardson kind of has a theme or area that she focuses on and does research on for each book. This book focuses on a few different things. The first is persistent vegetative states, the second is possession, and the third is some of the rather disturbing history of a certain serial killer from Seattle’s history.
Harper doesn’t really grow or change much as a character in this book. Her and Quentin are still having problems with Quentin’s father that ends up tying into the storyline in a big way. As a result their relationship does see some stress. They still make a great couple, but I wish at times that Quentin would trust Harper a bit more. These two still have some growing to do in their relationship.
Harper also doesn’t really gain any new powers as a Greywalker. She uses her ability to see and interact with the Grey quite a bit. She also uses her ability to travel through layers of time. All of this remains intriguing and is fun to read about.
The plot is cleverly done. I love how all of the different pieces that Harper is dealing with kind of all come together neatly in the end. There are a couple of unresolved story points mostly dealing with activities that Quentin’s dad is involved in.
Overall a very well done addition to this series. I enjoyed it alot. This was a very well done investigative urban fantasy. I still enjoy reading about Harper Blaine and her unique Greywalking skills. The plot is very well done and very intriguing. I continue to appreciate how Richardson does such thorough research on the historical aspects of her novels. Recommended to those who enjoy investigative urban fantasy.