Red Delicious { Kindle ePUB } ☆ Kathleen Tierney

Kathleen Tierney É 4 review

Siobhan uinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical seuel to Blood Oranges Half vampire half werewolf Siobhan uinn survived her initiation into the world of de. 45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum before the first page I was cracking up at the epigraphs Okay maybe it s just the geek in me but I don t think it s possible to go wrong with a book that uotes old Asura proverbs from Guild Wars 2 Regardless I knew I was going to be in for a ride with this one and I would have expected nothing less from the follow up to the utterly brilliant book that was Blood Oranges Yep it feels great to be back in the world of Siobhan uinnMuch like the first book Red Delicious delivers a healthy dose of dark humor and satire Our favorite half werewolf half vampire heroine is back working a case for her boss Mean Mr B following the trail of a missing teenage girl who also happens to be the youngest daughter of a local bigwig necromancer But as uinn so often likes to remind us she is not a detective Oh and don t call her Siobhan Not unless you want to keep all your teethWhat follows next is an outrageously entertaining seuence of events as uinn gets caught up in a tangle involving demons alternate universes and an ancient magical artifact of immense power which I can t even physically describe here without having to raise the content rating of this review Trapped in the middle of everything it ll take uinn everything she has just to get out of this one aliveThis story is guaranteed to serve up lots of laughs and no small amount of raised eyebrows This is not your typical urban fantasy folks The author s note pretty much says it all if you re looking for romance likeable heroes seductively attractive werewolves and vampires or books in general that don t come with a warning label then this series is probably not for you But if you re down with checking out a side of this genre which has never seen before Kathleen Tierney nom de plume of renowned speculative fiction author Caitl n R Kiernan will seriously rock your worldI still remember my first encounter with uinn which was such a refreshing experience She s a pure riot I think the first time I heard her describe herself as a werepire I almost fell out of my chair A self admitted coward shamelessly compulsive liar and a terribly unreliable narrator to boot she s nonetheless an anti heroine you can t help but love She will make her own rules when telling her story and won t give a crap if you don t like it Always fond of breaking the fourth wall throughout the book uinn will even tell you that herself though I assure you she is much less polite about it This is a protagonist who will blast away all your expectations with the shocking things she says and doesIt s this tongue in cheek almost parodic take on urban fantasy that makes me love these books so much This series breaks the mold in ways than one and is perfect for those needing a uick breather from the traditional UF tropes The fast paced volatile and unpredictable nature of the story means there is never a dull moment Red Delicious is a worthy seuel just as amazing as Blood Oranges

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Uinn to find the girl But her search will land her directly in the middle of a struggle between competing forces searching for an ancient artifact of almost unimaginable power ?. I have loved Caitlin R Kiernan s work ever since I read The Girl Who Would Be Death And then along came Threshold and from page one of that book I knew she would become one of my favourite writers Reading Red Delicious I figured out why I liked the uinn novels as much as I do It s not only because she s taking back the language of the night as she says It s mainly because she s giving it back to us as well She s giving us back our monsters the way they should be scary terrifying and inhuman I love the humour and the meta comments as much as the next girl but than that I love that Siobhan uinn offers me as a reader the darkness I long for A lot of contemporary speculative fiction has a tendency of de fantascizing fantasy and I know I ve written this before but it s true The monsters are not monsters any and fantasy readers ask for realism I m not one of those readers I m one of those people who crave the night and I m extremely thankful to writers like Caitlin R Kiernan for giving it back to us

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Mons and monsters But staying alive as she becomes entangled in underworld politics might prove to be difficult When the daughter of a prominent necromancer vanishes it's up to. 4 Stars Sooner or later a junkie s gotta fix and sooner or later a predator s gotta kill These are words to live by golden rules maxims in the great wide uncaring shitstorm of life And undeath And I hadn t gotten a red delicious fix since the day I d been sent off to my meet and greet with Berenice Maidstone and Lenore the Goth and their shuffling zombie entourage Red Delicious by Kathleen Tierney Caitlin Kiernan is a fun darker second story in her Siobhan uinn series This is Urban Fantasy done in a way that makes it a guilty pleasure of mine Our twice dead heroine is back and she is angrier nastier and unapologetic than beforeThis book does a good job at showing how through staying true to her bad ass routes that uinn was able to juggle playing 5 parties at one time As the story threads kept piling on top of one another I never thought that Kiernan would be able to close each of them out without going over into the totally ridiculous and unimaginable I was pleasantly surprised that she pulled it off as did uinnThe format of the story telling has gotten bolder uinn is penning these stories for us to read and she takes many shortcuts without ever being apologetic Time frame shifts action scenes and backstory are all cut short with little than creative blah blah blah Normally this would be a deal breaker for me and most readers but for the case of uinn it works I enjoy the fact that her writing and storytelling are done the same way that which she lives her lifeon the edgeExample of the style You don t need to hear the step by step trek again again again across the city But I was surprised the Maidstone sisters were still suatting in the room above the deli on Atwells Seemed pretty goddamn dumb to me I love Caitlin KiernanRead her works


8 thoughts on “Red Delicious

  1. says:

    45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum before the first page I was cracking up at the epigraphs Okay maybe it's just the geek in me but I don't think it's possible to go wrong with a book that uotes old Asura proverbs from Gu

  2. says:

    True story My dad asked me what I was reading and I tried to describe this book I said it was less of a parody and of a parody of parodies; an entirely self aware narration that attempts to strip down everything about Urban Fantasy and built it back up so it looked exactly the same while being completely different He look

  3. says:

    I have long been a fan of Caitlin Kiernan's work Her Lovecraft pastiches honor and occasionally transcend the source material her comic book work is filled with wild invention her early novels are linguistically daring and preference atmosphere over plot and are all the better for it and The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl have as much artistic merit as anything that has been published in the last ten years Th

  4. says:

    4 Stars“Sooner or later a junkie’s gotta fix and sooner or later a predator’s gotta kill These are words to live by golden rules maxims in the great wide uncaring shitstorm of life And undeath And I hadn’t gotten a red delicious fix since the day I’d been sent off to my meet and greet with Berenice Maidstone and Lenore th

  5. says:

    Reading the reviews on this page and bouncing back and forth between the 4 5 star accolades and the 1 2 star critiues I actually wondered if I should split the difference at 3 stars Did those uinn fans see something I missed? Yes I can see this as a stiff arm to the jaw parody of urban fantasy novels and there's plenty of rough tough humor much of it directed at the reader when uinn the first person narrator again and again pulls

  6. says:

    I have loved Caitlin R Kiernan's work ever since I read The Girl Who Would Be Death And then along came Threshold and from page one of that book I knew she would become one of my favourite writers Reading Red Delicious I figured out why I lik

  7. says:

    While I hate to give anything by Kiernan less than three stars and while Red Delicious has the potential to be a funny great book the author kind of seems to hate what she's writing There's a lot of jabs at paranormal romance as a genre and at the romantification of vampires and werewolves two very valid points But by a lot I mean

  8. says:

    Still love my uinn Lass This book didn’t pull me in as much as BLOOD ORANGES did but it was still highly enjoyable uinn

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