Killing Rites Jayn Heller has discovered the source of her uncanny powers something else is living inside her body She s possessed Of all her companions she can only bring herself to confide in Ex the former prie

  • Title: Killing Rites
  • Author: M.L.N. Hanover
  • ISBN: 9781439176344
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jayn Heller has discovered the source of her uncanny powers something else is living inside her body She s possessed Of all her companions, she can only bring herself to confide in Ex, the former priest They seek help from his old teacher and the circle of friends he left behind, hoping to cleanse Jayn before the parasite in her becomes too powerful Ex s history anJayn Heller has discovered the source of her uncanny powers something else is living inside her body She s possessed Of all her companions, she can only bring herself to confide in Ex, the former priest They seek help from his old teacher and the circle of friends he left behind, hoping to cleanse Jayn before the parasite in her becomes too powerful Ex s history and a new enemy combine to leave Jayn alone and on the run Her friends, thinking that the rider with her has taken the reins, try to hunt her down, unaware of the danger they re putting her in Jayn must defeat the weight of the past and the murderous intent of another rider, and her only allies are a rogue vampire she once helped free and the nameless thing hiding inside her skin.

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    1. M.L.N. Hanover says:

      MLN Hanover is a pseudonym for fantasy writer Daniel Abraham when he s writing urban fantasy set in something very like our world In addition to The Black Sun s Daughter series, MLN Hanover has published several short stories.

    2 thoughts on “Killing Rites

    1. 3.5 stars that I am rounding up. The story really move forward with this book, and I enjoyed the return of a great character and the setting. I just wish it had been edited more thoroughly.

    2. Well, we finally know for sure who the Black Sun's Daughter is --and Jayné has some really tough decisions to make. Now that she realizes she is carrying a rider within her, her first impulse is to get it out. But things are much more complicated than a simple possession. This entity has saved her bacon over and over again. Jayné must struggle with the true nature of the spirit and she questions the right course to take.Ex is a big force in this story. Aubrey and Kim have been phased out. Chog [...]

    3. I've read the first four books in the past couple of weeks, and I thought instead of reviewing each book separately, I'd review them all together. It really is just one long story, complete with cliffhangers at the end of each book. Normally I like my books to be a little more standalone, but since I had the first four in front of me, it was easy to read one right after another. But now I have to wait for the next book, and the waiting will be hard.Jayné is a great lead character. She's smart a [...]

    4. Answers we finally have answers. If you are anything like me you have been dying right along with Jayné from book one trying to figure out who and what she really is. The time has finally come that we have answers. KILLING RITES starts off a little bit after the events of VICIOUS GRACE. Jayné is beating herself up for the role she played in Chicago and is determined to find out who she really is and what exactly is sharing her body. Ex ends up bringing Jayné to some old colleagues and things [...]

    5. I still got really enthusiastic about the Akkadian Wind Demon! I enjoyed this one more the second time around.

    6. "Spells are magic," I said, "And Magic fades. You told me that. Magic fades, and I'm getting stronger." "All right," Ex said. There should have been a flash of lightning, a crack of thunder. The rain just kept dripping. The TV show went to commercial. I felt Ex's gaze on me like I was a puzzle he couldn't quite fathom. I took a deep breath, sighing it out slowly. When I spoke my voice sounded weirdly calm and matter-of-fact. You know. All things considered. "I think I have a rider." (from Viciou [...]

    7. *Rating* 3.5*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Review*At the end of Vicious Grace, Jayné discovered or felt that she may have a rider that keeps her from harm and is actually making her stronger rather than fading away like magic normally does.In Killing Rites, the fourth novel in the Black Sun’s Daughter series by MLN Hanover, Jayné discovers that yes; she does in fact have a rider attached to her and needs to understand when or how it happened to her. Thanks to her Uncle Eric who has now been dead for [...]

    8. The fourth in the Black Sun's Daughter series, written under a pseudonym by Daniel Abraham, and at last things are coming to the boil. Jayne has finally stopped shopping and randomly cataloguing dear Uncle Eric's many houses, and started to think more carefully, both about herself and what she's doing, but also about the people who surround her. People who give her (mostly) unconditional love and support, but are also individuals with their own hopes and dreams and murky past histories. And Jayn [...]

    9. demonloversbooksandmoreThis is a darker, grittier series than I normally would go for, but I really got into it. Jayné realized that she’s been winning fights that she shouldn’t have been the victor in. Her demon hunting skills are way off the charts. This can’t be normal, right?She is pretty certain she has a “rider” in her body (she’s possessed by a demon). But a lot of this book is internal. She isn’t able to have the rider exorcised from her body, at least not immediately, so [...]

    10. Still loving this series. These books have really long situations that lead to the climax. I'm edge-of-my-seat for at least the last 20% of every book. This one was slower for me during the first half and then I couldn't bear to put it down later on. And OMG! There was an Akkadian wind demon in this! Akkadian! That part was seriously cool. I did not like Chapin though, and I don't like Ex, so I'm not crazy about the possibility of a relationship between him and Jayne. And now I feel like I'm gos [...]

    11. Over a year ago when Jayné Heller's uncle died, he left her as his heir. Little did she know at the time that she'd be inheriting the equivalent of a small nation in money and property. Then she spent the next year learning what Uncle Eric really did for a living: he hunted riders, the demons or malevolent spirits that take over human bodies and minds. As a result, not only does she take over his fortune, she takes over his job. She has no idea what she's really getting into.After three complet [...]

    12. Full review can be found here.In the previous books in the series, the prologue has served to introduce the concept of whatever form the big bad will take in that book. In Killing Rites, I immediately recognised Midian. I was so happy to see him back again as none of the new characters introduced since his departure has managed to fill his shoes. Unfortunately, the synopsis is misleading and he doesn’t really figure in the story quite so much as I’d been hoping for. He does appear, though, a [...]

    13. Dealing with unknown powers and conflicting agendas is the bread and butter of the Urban Fantasy genre, and Jayné Heller is a master among masters. Heir to dual a legacy of magic and fantastic wealth, I have enjoyed watching Jayné with all of the changes in her life, both magical and mundane. Almost all of her financial and worldly needs can be met through a simple phone call to the “ask no questions, anything you need” attorney that Jayné inherited along with her uncle’s money, but whe [...]

    14. “When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. “ Romans 7:21Jayné is a person who has been working for the greater good, but hidden deep inside her is evil. As with so many things, evil is in the eye of the beholder. For Jayné and Ex their definitions are not the same.The fourth book of The Black Sun’s Daughter is a great fast paced read that will have you feeling a little like your watching The Exorcism of Emily Rose or any other exorcist movie. But unlike any of those movies Han [...]

    15. Jayne is possessed with a demon. Her and Ex are in search of some priests to help perform an exorcism on Jayne. While, Jayne does not want the demon or likes the thought of if the demon was to completely take over, Jayne does have some mixed feelings about the exorcism. Jayne’s friends want to help but she pushes them away for their safety. To fully appreciate this series, you really need to read these books in chorological order starting with book one, Unclean Spirits. There is not a lot of p [...]

    16. Maybe it's because I liked the third book in the series so much or because I had built my expectations up so much for this one or because I had some bad guacamole that night, but I felt the fourth Black Sun's Daughter book was a bit disappointing. It's still worth reading but I found it so far to be the weakest of the series. Paradoxically, I think this was mostly due to the fact that most of the novel focused so much directly on the protagonist herself. Much of the fun of previous books in the [...]

    17. With each new book, I like this series more and more. Jayne Heller is reeling from the events of the last book. She knows she has a Rider and in an attempt to ease her conscience, she is looking for an exorcist. Ex brings her to the priests he used to work with before he turned away from the priesthood. This is an exciting emotional roller coaster of a book. Things I had guessed at during the first book turn out to be true. We still don't know the whole story, but we get another piece of the puz [...]

    18. I skipped books 2-4 because I thought book 5 would give the details of The Black Sun. No such luck. Hopefully, the details will be in book 5.

    19. Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Our heroine discovers the differences between good and evil, and all the grey areas in between the two. This book has lots of theological and philosophical debates followed by good ole-fashion demon fighting.Opening Sentence: “So Miss Jayné,” Father Chapin said, pronouncing my name correctly: Zha-nay.The Review:When I started this series, I had no clue why it was called the Black Sun’s Daughter. After the three prior books, this is th [...]

    20. Killing Rites is book four in Hanover’s Black Sun’s Daughters series. I do love this series and I’m glad that it seems that it won’t come to an end. I can’t wait until next November to see if there will be a new book and to find out what Jayné Heller and her friends do next.In every Black Sun’s Daughter book we see Jayné and the crew in a different city, in book one Unclean Spirits they are in Denver, book two Darker Angels has them in New Orleans, and book three Vicious Grace take [...]

    21. Jayné is seriously on her own this time. With Chyogi Jake out of commission and Aubrey in Chicago with Kim that leaves only Ex. With the realization of what is behind Jaynés supernatural powers, Ex takes her to the only people who may be able to help. His mentor and his band of exorcist priests.When her friends think she has been taken over they intensify the search to track her down. Doing so may lead the one thing directly to her doorstep that she has been trying to avoid more then herself. [...]

    22. Killing Rites is the fourth book in the Black Sun's Daughter series by M.L.N. Hanover. I wish I could give half stars as well as whole ones because this would easily be a 4.5 star. I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one day, in one sitting, because I just couldn't put it down. This series started out a little slow, but had quickly picked up speed with books two and three, to be set on fire with book four!This story picks up two months after Vicious Grace (book 3), in which Jayné Heller ha [...]

    23. If you are a fairly constant reader of my reviews you know that Vicious Grace, the previous book in this series, was fairly hit or miss for me. I ended my last review hoping for something new to come in and sweep me off my feet in the next installment. Well my friends, I got my wish. Hanover didn't just sweep me off my feet in Killing Rites, he full body carried me into the story and I went willingly.What do I say about Jayné that I haven't said yet? She's a mix of a lost youthful woman and a k [...]

    24. You may also read my review here: mybookishways/2011/11/I love this series. I mean, I really, really love it. Killing Rites is the fourth book in the Black Sun’s Daughter series by M.L.N. Hanover, and if you haven’t read the first three, you may find yourself a bit lost with this one, only because quite a few of the demon terms will not be familiar, and Jayne’s journey up to this point is very important to the events of this book. After the events in Vicious Grace left one of her team inju [...]

    25. Compared to Book 1, 2, and 3, I actually liked this one a bit more.It's mostly because, although the plot still started with Jayné not thinking, being stupid or fucking up, she actually stood up and did something more. A cautious note is that this book revolves around priests and God. I personally don't like this area much but not the worst thing in this series. The thing with me is that Riders are spirits which are just like ghosts, in a way. Ghost possess people, or so they say. You can say d [...]

    26. 4.5 starsStoryline is put under spoiler tag, for my personal purpose:(view spoiler)[In the aftermath from book #3, where Jayné and the rest of her little family (Ex, Aubrey, and Choygi Jake) discovered what Eric has done, in matters of manipulating Aubrey and Kim, the family is now 'broken'. Aubrey and Kim stay in Chicago. Choygi Jake as well, since he's still recuperating. Jayné and Ex are moving out the country, after Jayné is forced to bury an innocent man alive, to trap an evil that haunt [...]

    27. I've burnt out on several Young Adult titles in the last two weeks only to come to one, agonizing truth - I am not in the mood for YA right now. This is obvious by the fact that I picked up Killing Rites by M.L.N. Hanover and finished it in two days time. Hopefully this trend will stick for a few books I've given up on too many recently, and the damn pile looms.However, Killing Rites was pretty fabulous. Not perfect, but entertaining and smart.* Spoilers for those who have not read book three ye [...]

    28. This was the best book in the series so far. I can't say a lot about it, there are too many things that are spoilers. But the emotional/relationship drama that bothered me before was a thing of the past. The hints that an annoying and predictable love triangle might further develop were thankfully left behind. The focus moved to the actual long story arc that was barely hinted at in the first three books. Jayné had real and serious physical and emotional threats to deal with, challenges to her [...]

    29. It’s finally revealed in the fourth book why MLN Hanover named this series “The Black Sun’s daughter”. This goes to show that the author had the series planned out nicely before embarking on his writing project. It’s really gratifying to read something that you know is not a waste of your time because the author has put in effort and thought into the writing process. I hope that the fifth book and other sequels, if any, keep to the high standard shown so far.In “Killing Rites”, we [...]

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