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Faith Hunter

Autor/a de Skinwalker

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Sobre l'autor

Gwendolyn Faith Hunter is an author of fantasy and thriller novels. She writes as Faith Hunter in the fantasy genre and Gwen Hunter for her thriller novels. She also colaborates on thrillers with author Gary Leveille using the joint name Gary Hunter. Hunter was raised in Louisiana and graduated mostra'n més from college with a degree in Allied Health Technology. She soon began working in a rural hospital. She found her passion for writing and published her first book in the Garrick Travis Series entitled - "Death Warrant". She has continued her writing carreer with the Rhea Lynch, M.D. Series the DeLande Saga Series and the Rogue Mage Series She has also written several stand alone books like Blackwater Secrets, Rapid Descent, and His Blood Like Tears. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Sèrie

Obres de Faith Hunter

Skinwalker (2009) 1,529 exemplars
Blood Cross (2010) 882 exemplars
Mercy Blade (2011) 754 exemplars
Bloodring (2006) 707 exemplars
Raven Cursed (2012) 621 exemplars
Death's Rival (2012) 501 exemplars
Seraphs (2008) 453 exemplars
Blood Trade (2013) 452 exemplars
Host (2007) 399 exemplars
Black Arts (2013) 398 exemplars
Broken Soul (2014) 337 exemplars
Dark Heir (2015) 315 exemplars
Blood of the Earth (2016) 289 exemplars
Shadow Rites (2016) 245 exemplars
Cold Reign (2017) 222 exemplars
Dark Queen (2018) 210 exemplars
Curse on the Land (2016) 190 exemplars
Junkyard Cats (2020) 189 exemplars
Flame in the Dark (2017) 175 exemplars
Shattered Bonds (2019) 155 exemplars
Circle of the Moon (2019) 140 exemplars
Easy Pickings (2012) — Autor — 127 exemplars
Spells for the Dead (2020) 119 exemplars
True Dead (2021) 110 exemplars
Final Heir (2022) 82 exemplars
Sleep Softly (2008) 74 exemplars
Delayed Diagnosis (2001) 74 exemplars
Bloodstone (2006) 72 exemplars
Prescribed Danger (2002) 68 exemplars
Junkyard Bargain (2021) 61 exemplars
Rapid Descent (2009) 61 exemplars
Grave Concerns (2004) 58 exemplars
Shadow Valley (2005) 56 exemplars
Deadly Remedy (2003) 45 exemplars
Of Claws and Fangs (2022) 43 exemplars
Betrayal (1994) 42 exemplars
Jane Yellowrock World Companion (2013) 36 exemplars
False Truths (1995) 33 exemplars
Dirty Deeds (2021) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Cat o' Nine Tales (2013) 28 exemplars
Rift in the Soul (2024) 26 exemplars
Off the Grid (2015) 26 exemplars
Kits (2013) — Autor — 26 exemplars
The Weird Wild West (2015) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Junkyard War (2023) 25 exemplars
The Early Years (2013) — Autor — 23 exemplars
Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (2017) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Signatures of the Dead (2013) — Autor — 22 exemplars
Blood, Fangs and Going Furry (2013) — Autor — 20 exemplars
WeSa and the Lumber King (2013) — Autor — 19 exemplars
Faith Hunter 18 exemplars
Cat Tats — Autor — 18 exemplars
First Sight (2013) — Autor — 18 exemplars
Water Witch (2015) 18 exemplars
Dance Master — Autor — 17 exemplars
Haints 17 exemplars
Cat Fight (2016) 16 exemplars
Cajun With Fangs — Autor — 16 exemplars
Beneath a Bloody Moon (2013) — Autor — 16 exemplars
Golden Delicious (2013) — Autor — 16 exemplars
Bound No More (2016) — Autor — 15 exemplars
Blackwater Secrets (2006) 8 exemplars
Ashes to Ashes (1997) 7 exemplars
Law of the Wild (1997) 7 exemplars
Tribulations (2016) 6 exemplars
Black Water [short story] — Autor — 6 exemplars
Treadlie 5 exemplars
Trials (2016) 5 exemplars
Stolen Children (1995) 3 exemplars
Snafu 3 exemplars
Greek drama (1997) 2 exemplars
It's Just a Date 2 exemplars
Bound into Darkness 2 exemplars
Virus (2005) 1 exemplars
Faux diagnostic (2008) 1 exemplars
His Blood Like Tears (2012) 1 exemplars
The Ties That Bind 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Strange Brew (2009) — Col·laborador — 1,083 exemplars
An Apple for the Creature (2012) — Col·laborador — 383 exemplars
Urban Enemies (2017) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
The Monster Hunter Files (2018) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
Temporally Out of Order (2015) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Were- (2016) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
The Death of All Things (2017) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Temporally Deactivated (2019) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Hunter, Gwendolyn Faith
Altres noms
Hunter, Gwen
Data de naixement
1956
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Louisiana, USA
South Carolina, USA
Agent
Lucienne Diver (Knight Agency)

Membres

Converses

Found: Fantasy, ex-cult woman connects to land a Name that Book (novembre 2023)

Ressenyes

I have distinctly mixed feelings about this book, but overall, I'm somewhat meh about it.

On the positive side, its premise of a Cherokee skinwalker is different enough, both from the often-cliché world of werewolves and vampires, and from other urban fantasy with a Native American base. The extra twists to Jane's skinwalker abilities (trying to avoid spoilers here) is fertile ground for the future, though only briefly edged into in this first volume.

Jane is snarky and occasionally funny. We're told she's more bad ass than we're actually shown, but she's still bad ass enough that you don't scoff. Given the indications that she's actually somewhat new to the business, that makes some sort of sense.

There are tons of ideas in the book without seeming like everything but the kitchen sink was dumped in.

On the less-positive side, I have a few issues.

I found the pidgin speech used when Beast is in control to be completely grating and totally cheesy. Your mileage may vary; perhaps you won't be as bothered by it. However, after just a few exposures, I started skimming those parts, paying only enough attention to make sure I didn't miss anything important. It seemed totally unnecessary as, more than once, Beast demonstrated higher thought processes totally at odds with the simpleton language. It was a cheap gimmick that came across as poor character construction.

My second issue is that the book is unbalanced. It's plot-light and description-heavy. A full two-thirds of the book passes before Jane even starts to come to grips with the whole point of the plot line: the monster hunt. Yet, we've had tons of food descriptions, admiring the beautiful men around her, (repetitious!) details of her stakes and knives and a Benelli shotgun's construction, etc. If you mentally strip away the fluff, it's a novella. The effect is to make the first part of the book drag and the ending to seem rushed.

Finally, that last positive thing—the tons of ideas—is also a negative. They're introduced and then went nowhere.

A good content editor could have tightened this book up, suggested a few places for more depth, and picked up on ideas that should be signaled as "coming later" to the reader. All of that would have turned this into a very good start to a series.

But as it is now, like I said at the beginning, a little meh.
… (més)
½
 
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TadAD | Hi ha 92 ressenyes més | Apr 9, 2024 |
I’m not done yet, but I’m having a really hard time with the cover. Why does Jane look like she’s gotten a Lip Kit or had lip injections??
 
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jimandcheryl | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Mar 21, 2024 |
As usual with an anthology, a mixed bag. It’s difficult to jump into the middle of ongoing story lines.
 
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corliss12000 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 16, 2024 |
Good wrap up of the story line. Hope there will be more Jane Yellowrock books
 
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corliss12000 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Mar 16, 2024 |

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Obres
88
També de
10
Membres
11,524
Popularitat
#2,041
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
604
ISBN
230
Llengües
9
Preferit
26

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