The Dead of Winter
Cora and her husband hunt things - things that shouldn't exist. When the marshal of Leadville, Colorado, comes across a pair of mysterious deaths, he turns to Cora to find the creature responsible, but if Cora is to overcome the unnatural tide threatening to consume the small town, she must first... show more
Cora and her husband hunt things - things that shouldn't exist. When the marshal of Leadville, Colorado, comes across a pair of mysterious deaths, he turns to Cora to find the creature responsible, but if Cora is to overcome the unnatural tide threatening to consume the small town, she must first confront her own tragic past as well as her present.File Under: Dark Fantasy [ Winter Chill | Small Town Blues | Dead Reckoning | Sharp Shooter ]
Publish date: October 30th 2012
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Cora Oglesby (#1)
The Dead of Winter was one of those books I don't really remember buying but must have picked it up when it was on sale at some point - I also noticed that my local library branch has the sequel (She Returns From War) on its shelves so that also helped me get on with reading this one. I'm always a...
I tried. I really tried. I cannot get into the story. There’s just too much useless talk, and too few monster hunting. I’m what, 30-40% in, and it’s not getting any better. I can’t get myself to care about any of the characters. The story seems useless. I’m bored. I need more action.And Cora, the MC...
4.5 starsThis book was so good - a mix of the action I love, interesting characters, and a few kicks to the emotional gut.Cora Oglesby is a character I always want to read about - the older, experienced, battle-hardened female lead. Cherie Priest and Philippa Ballantine have done this so well, and n...
This book is a paranormal western. Cora and her husband Ben are monster hunters. They travel the frontier of the Old West hunting down monsters that plague the more isolated settlements – from hellhounds to vampires, they’re quick to respond with a silver bullet to put it down.Which seems simple eno...
3.5 StarsDead of Winter was an interesting read to say the least. It's a blend of several different genres: Western, Paranormal,Dark Fantasy,Historical … It's all in there. And it was done really well, actually. When I first started I was wondering how Collins is going to blend in any thing Paranor...