Wake of Vultures
A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of... show more
A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.
Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye, can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand.
And just like that, Nettie can see.
But her newfound ability is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding - at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin...if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.
Wake of Vultures is the first novel of the Shadow series and introduces Nettie Lonesome, who is much more than she seems.
Publish date: 2015-10-27
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Edition language: English
Series: The Shadow (#1)
I’ll begin with a disclaimer: this isn’t my type of book, though from its marketing I thought it might be. First, because while it has a fantasy plotline, the setting and tone are more horror-tinged paranormal, full of monsters and gruesomeness. Second, because it really is a young-adult novel, in t...
I LOVED this story! It's going on my 10* favorites shelf. I think you absolutely have to listen to the audio to get the full experience of Nettie Lonesome aka Nat aka Rhett. On the surface it's a dark and gritty, western fantasy but down deep it's a whole lot more then that. The author touches on ...
A fun coming of age story set as a weird western. Some thoughts on the series.
Nettie is an orphan taken in by a couple. They raise her, not kindly or as their own, but as someone to do all of the work and not get paid a dime. She realizes that it's easier to pretend to be a boy, so she does. She also sees herself as more male than female. Nettie is also bi-racial (half Nat...
I'm a sucker for weird west tales, and this one delivered in spades - it had all the trappings of a western with elements of fantasy and horror stirred in for flavor. Creepy twists on old monsters, a setting so adeptly crafted it felt real, and a pitch perfect western tone. Two of the quotes on the ...