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As Lie the Dead

As Lie the Dead

Written by Kelly Meding

Narrated by Xe Sands


As Lie the Dead

Written by Kelly Meding

Narrated by Xe Sands

ratings:
4.5/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 22, 2011
ISBN:
9781452672762
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light...or the power to die and live again in someone else's borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help-even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.



Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps-and increasingly outgunned humans-a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it-unless, of course, her own side gets her first.
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 22, 2011
ISBN:
9781452672762
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

A native of the Delaware seashore, Kelly Meding lives in Maryland, with a neurotic cat that occasionally meows at ghosts. After discovering Freddy Krueger at a very young age, Kelly began a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal. When not writing, she can be found crafting jewelry, enjoying a good cup of coffee, or scouring the Internet for gossip on her favorite television shows.


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  • (4/5)
    Definitely better than the first. Would've given it a 4 1/2 but there is still something that didn't get me up to the love level.
  • (4/5)
    Evy is learning to live in her new body and adjusting to her changing feelings about her handler, Wyatt. Following a hard battle, they are both in need of rest, but when Evy is called upon to assist the last remnants of a were clan, she can't say no. Once again she finds herself surrounded by enemies with few allies she can call on for help as she discovers a plot to bring down the Triads, the group sworn to protect humans.This is the second book in the Dreg City series and is just as good as the first. There is lots of action but at the same time we learn more about the Dreg world as well as Evy and Wyatt. This is really urban fiction with only a tiny bit of romance. Just the right mix for me.
  • (5/5)
    “As the silence drew out, the tension became a tangible thing, wrapping cold, icyfingers around my heart and squeezing tight.” Not only is this an excellent example ofMs. Meding’s ability to show you exactly how her first-person heroine was feeling, it is aperfect description of how I felt in a quiet room reading this edge-of-your-seat novel.I was captured by this story—from the vibrant collage on the front cover with themenacing, winged creature, to the vast detailed depictions of each action sequence, to theway the narrative kept me teetering always just on the edge of a suspenseful confusion, toher complicated world of varied paranormal creatures constantly with changing alliances.This world was so complicated, so diverse, as was each of the characters that itlent itself well to the genre. The tension built because of the amazing way it all playedout. The triangle of sexual tension Meding creates between the first person femalenarrator, Evangeline and her two, constant heroes was fraught with emotional depth, vastback stories and intricate circumstances.The book was a recipe for paranormal suspense. The surprises never stoppedcoming as if making a pact with the devil was not enough. If the author used one, Iwould love to see the storyboard for this one. Simply put, read it. And, although notabsolutely necessary, I was blown away by it enough to feel confident in recommendingreading “Three Days Dead” first. Just buy them both at one time and save yourself thetrip.
  • (5/5)
    This book was seriously awesome! Awe-some! Read it in one day, despite having a giant to-do list and a stack of TBR books glaring at me for ignoring them. Couldn't help it, because once I read the synopsis, I simply had to download it to my nook and read immediately. Did I mention that it was awesome?The story picks up shortly after Three Days to Dead, but I think you'd be able to follow it without reading the first book. However, both books are great reads, so I recommend reading them in order so you can get the full experience.Really like Evy, who is still trying to adjust to being in another person's body. While she was a highly trained hunter in her original body, her new body doesn't respond the same way and that's a distinct disadvantage during a fight. There's also the freaky factor of feeling another person's reactions and emotions every now and again. Evy is going through quite an adjustment, has an overflowing plate, but is still able to get the job done without coming off like an annoying superhero. Despite her awesomeness, Evy is still relatable and sympathetic. Although she would probably kick your butt if she thought you were pitying her!Gave this one a 5/5 as I couldn't put it down once I started! Loved the characters, great writing, fast paced plot, and thought it was a great continuation to the series! Looking forward to the next book, as I can't wait to see what happens next with Evy, Wyatt, and the triads/dregs relationship!
  • (5/5)
    We start exactly where Three Days to Dead ends. Evy is leaving the field of the epic battle she just fought, along side Vampires and other Hunters and Handlers. The battle appears to have taken its toll on all races involved, by the dead she sees around her. This will affect the numbers of the Halfings, Goblins, and the Hunters as well. The Halfings have now moved up on the enemy list to number 1 and Vampires are a temporary ally. Evy just wants a weeks worth of sleep to make up her lack of sleep before the battle. Evy now takes on another mission to help save a Handler from the torture and eminent death at the hands of another race of creatures, to prove he is not the one guilty for the near extinction of a race of creatures in the city. There's a debate of whether the Handler's are the murderers or not, since they take the order from the Brass and pass it on to the Hunters who do the chore.But... Who is Evy to turn to when her boss's and her enemies both have tried to kill her... and succeeded the first time around? Is there someone inbetween?Evy now has to learn to handle Chalice's memories, good and bad, that are now ever present in her head and still popping up as she goes. Then we also have those mysterious Owlkins. Do you remember those? They made a brief mention in Three Days to Dead. Well, we learn a lot more of them in this book. And they are really neat!I have to admit right here at the beginning... I LOVED reading this book! This is a second book in the Dreg Series, but it does NOT suffer the middle child syndrome at all. This is a great book in its own. This was one I could not and did not want to put down. I was afraid I would miss out on action if I did, like I was watching a movie and couldn't leave the screen - not even for a commercial. With the way Kelly picks up in this book she does NOT skip a beat. In the first chapter, of 19 pages, I am right back to where I was at the end of the first book. She brings up all the same thoughts and feelings for the characters easily here by the characters actions and the refresher I need. Particularly for Evy and Wyatt, which surprised me to be right back to these feelings and thoughts so fast. Then out of the blue... a brand new character that makes a big bang introduction! I love this new character! Amazing first chapter, very well done. This chapter starts the frantic pace rolling from here, as it never stops with the story moving forward and the action.The character relationships start to come to the surface more in this book. I felt a better understanding of the Handlers here and even of the Hunters too. I liked how the relationships between the characters grew. Even that line between black and white for Evy starts to grow a little gray on the relationships with different Dregs and even her place in this world.As the story progressed quickly, I accumulate my questions on the mystery of the story for a section of the book. And they were the ones to keep me wanting more. Then, I read through a section where I got answers that where accompanied with great action. And more questions came in again, with an ending that answers these questions and pulls it all together.The book is such a fast paced moving read! Kelly never leaves us with a dull moment, with the action packed world Evy lives in. Not only is there loads of action, but details of the different creatures in the Dreg world too. And yes, you learn more on those all powerful Handlers. And with learning of this world of Handlers and Hunters there is also room for growth toward possible future changes to the system.