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Publisher's Summary

In New Orleans, a pair of undead serial killers is about to turn Mardi Gras into a horror show - unless the immortal hitman Bones can hunt them down first. From Jeaniene Frost comes a thrilling novella featuring characters from her New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. Originally appeared in the anthology Unbound.

©2009 Jeaniene Frost (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Urgh this was a frustrating read.

What would have made Reckoning better?

I was super grosses out by what these new evil characters do to their prey. Almost to the point of not finishing the book. I was wondering how the victims stayed alive (which was explained much later in the book.)
In most of her books the evil characters are developed better, so you understand what made them this way, these weren't.
Even though Bones is the main character, it was hard for me to place when in his life this took place, before Kat or when he thought she was dead.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I Love Love you Jeaniene & Tavia. This took a dark turn in a bad place . I've started a new series with a Bones and Kat like relationship. It's Charlie and Reyes in "First Grave on the Right" cute funny banter and we'll developed love story. Not as steamy as Kat n Bones, but I have high hopes.

What three words best describe Tavia Gilbert’s voice?

I don't think describing her in just 3 words does her justice. She should read all my books. Amazing range, dramatic, believable, emotionally binding, Earth - shattering... yeah, she rocks!

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

Nausea and let down. I expected more.

Any additional comments?

I know it's tough to hear, but it's only because the bar was set so high with her Night Huntress series.

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Bones Before Cat!!!

This was a short story about a job Bones did before he appeared in the first book with Cat.
It was enjoyable read and an interesting ending...

If you are a fan of the series then buy this.. Its just the price was too much for less than 2 hours book.

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Really good but really short

Expected a longer story as the price for it was the same as book in the series. That's really the only issue. Great story.

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Not as good as the other books.

I was expecting the lack of romance, but the book was lacking the laughter, cleaverness and sarcasm of the rest of the serie. it is short, sad and did not reveal much about Bones' past or mindset before he meets Cat. I would have prefered to hear/read much more about him, maybe to include Ian and Spade in a bachelor type mindset in new orlean. Them getting in trouble with Marie a few time could have been funny. it was disapointing in comparison with the other books.

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  • 08-30-17

Fun prequel & introduction of Bones

Short and sweet and to the point. Nice introduction of Bones. Does make you want more.

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a good short listen

A great little story. If you're a fan of the Cat & Bones books you'll really appreciate this little peek into Bones' life before he met Kat. Love it!

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3.5 Stars

Reckoning is the prequel for the Night Huntress series. This is a short book, only 1 hour and 50 minutes, about Bones before he even met Cat. He is in New Orleans on a hit man job trying to kill two undead psychopaths who torture and kill people during Marti Gras. This was cool to be able to see a bit of what Bones was like before he met Cat. We also get to see Majestic. This book doesn’t really have anything to do with the ongoing storyline of the series so you can read it at any point in the series. For me, I waited until I completed the whole series to listen to this book. The narration is good. 3.5 stars.

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Nice!

This is a good look at who Bones is before we meet him in Halfway to the Grave.

The man is on the hunt of a pair of serial killers of the undead variety.... things get a little hairy to say the least but, it was a good, quick story!

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Reckoning

Honestly Bones' "voice" annoys me a bit. Love the story and I've read other books in the series. I'm going to keep listening. Great story, good pace, I would definitely recommend.

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very short

loved the story, I absolutely love this series... but I did not expect to be able to get through this book in just a few hours

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  • Jaci Littlewood
  • 09-15-16

Disappointing

As it stated "Prequel " for the Bones character assumed it was about his early days prev vampire , his turning and his immediate struggles of his transformed years.

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  • joanne
  • 04-22-16

an enjoyable book

the narrator made the book come alive, and was easy to listen to, A +

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  • Shellie
  • 12-27-16

Over priced

A good short story but it only runs for 2 hours and costs the same as a novel

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  • Harry
  • 08-24-16

A good short story.

Loved it, great short story. Bones is up to his usual work with a bit of a twist.