Tuesday, January 17, 2012
8) Thread of Death by Jennifer Estep
Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, might have finally killed her nemesis, Mab Monroe, but that doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing. Gin goes to Mab's funeral to say her goodbyes and runs into some of Ashland's most notorious underworld power players, including Jonah McAllister and Phillip Kincaid. McAllister wants her dead, and Kincaid has his own murky motives when it comes to the Spider, and Gin once again finds herself fighting for her life. Only this time, she might wind up in the cemetery right next to Mab.
My Review :
If you haven't read the previous book in the Elemental Assassin series then you really don't want to read Thread of Death. Actually the blurb already gives away a lot of spoilers about Spider's Revenge and the contents of this novella.
Thread of Death is #5.5 in the series and is a short story taking place between Spider's Revenge and the upcoming sixth book, By a Thread. At only 100 pages it is a quick read to tide you over till the new book but it does hold some very interesting bits of information that may just be important later on.
The Elemental Assasin series is amazing and this short story is just as good but too short. I definitely prefer the full length novels but I have to say Gin is just too good to pass up on. Worth reading if you love the series and are up to date on the story. It is full of the usual action and wit that you would expect just not as in depth as usual. Anyone not up to date with the series should really catch up. Things just keep getting better and better in this series.
*** Due for release on the 31st of January ***