Cheat the Grave
Las Vegas socialite and otherwordly avenger Joanna Archer gave up everything when she embraced mortality—abandoning her powers and altering her destiny to save a child . . . and a city. Now her former allies are her enemies—and her enemies have nothing to fear. Yet still she is bound to a... show more
Las Vegas socialite and otherwordly avenger Joanna Archer gave up everything when she embraced mortality—abandoning her powers and altering her destiny to save a child . . . and a city. Now her former allies are her enemies—and her enemies have nothing to fear. Yet still she is bound to a prophecy that condemns her to roam a nightmare landscape that ordinary humans cannot see and dare not enter. And a beast is on her trail—an insane killer blinded by bloodlust, who's determined to rip much more from Joanna than merely her now-fragile life. Survival is no longer an option in this dark realm where good and evil have blurred into confusing shades of gray—unless she can gather together an army of onetime foes and destroy everything she once believed in.
Publish date: May 25th 2010
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Signs of the Zodiac (#5)
To be honest, I have been struggling with this series. It started off wonderfully engaging, with a world that was absolutely unique in urban fantasy, and then somewhere along the way, it seemed to lose focus, that is until Cheat the Grave. This book reminded me of why I fell in love with the Zodia...
The beginning was slow and too much time was wasted explaining what happened in the previous books. The last quarter of the book was much better, but mainly it is just a transition book to get us to the last book in the series.
Joanna Archer is now totally mortal, neither Light nor Shadow but an independent Gray who finds new allies in the most unlikely way imaginable who restore her faith in herself as well as come to her aid in this her time of greatest need...After the year long break between book 4 City of Souls and Ch...
Loved. Loved loved loved. Series is one if the best out there. Review to come.
It was a lot better than I was afraid it would be.I really like that (so far) Jo hasn't regained her powers. It's pretty sad that she's lost her Olivia identity though.It was interesting to get away from the troupe for a while but I wanted more Hunter.The scale of the thing confuses me, too. So wi...