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Bleeding Out (Osi) Mass Market Paperback – May 29, 2012
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OSI Detective Selena Ward calls Tess to ask her and Derrick to help her for a few hours investigating the murder of Lord Nightingale the ruler of the necromancers and governor of Ttrinovantum who died at the Simon Fraser University Bennett Library. The pair head to the crime scene. Soon Tess and her "family" (Derrick, Miles, Patrick and Mia) make inquiries into the homicide while she also looks into a drug that leaves vampires dazed and the whereabouts of her father.
The last OSI urban fantasy (see A Flash of Hex and Inhuman Resources) is a great finish to a strong paranormal police procedural. Tess is at her best as she works three cases (one authorized) with each different yet dangerous. Fans will enjoy the heroine's curtain call and hope for her to return one day soon somewhere else in Canada like Toronto.
I think it was the long sections of inner monologue. I also thought the ending was a bit meh. Your mileage may vary.
Thank you Mr. Battis for a wonderful ride. So what are your writing now?
This final installment sees OSI Detective Selena Ward calling Tess and Derrick in to deal with the investigation of a high profile murder, that of Lord Nightingale, who is the highest ranking necromancer and the governor of Trinovantum.
When an author wraps up a series, particularly if it's a lengthy one, there are a lot of loose ends to check off. Sometimes, making sure that everything is neatly taken care of can make the book feel like it's a list of events, with characters explaining what's going on. At other times it gives the reader a feeling as if they've shut the door after a long visit with old friends that they can remember fondly.
In some ways, Bleeding Out does exactly this very well. No character is left hanging, but at the same time, the pace of the book is so comfortable that the reader doesn't feel any urgency. Yes, there are some vampires 'juiced' and acting kind of freaky, but they lack any true menace. It feels more like the neighborhood kids got a little uppity, and OSI has to step in and remind them that there's no feeding on people without their consent.
Although there isn't any imminent peril to Tess or her little family, issue of her past, as well as that of her necromancer boyfriend Lucian do come to light. Among those is the truth about Tess' father, as well as some things that her mother has been concealing from her.
In short, Bleeding Out is well written, but at times almost too neatly done; the kind of final chapter that leaves readers satisfied, and won't annoy anybody who's been hoping for a few more answers to lingering questions in the OSI series.
(Reviewed for A Book Obsession..)
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This is the last book of this series & I have loved all of them! I am so sorry it is ending. If you haven't read this series, go back to the 1st book & buy them all! Read morePublished 16 months ago by A. Kilgore
This was not the book that I thought it would be. Bleeding Out begins with a murder, but the mystery is really centered around Tess. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Alice in Vunderland
I generally loved this series overall, but can't help feeling a little empty inside after the ending. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Jerry Brown
Well developed story line and characters. Each book is fresh and engaging. If your looking for a new series, try this one.Published on March 7, 2013 by GreatBuy
I read this book when it first came out and was blown away, and have always meant to write a review. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I love the series but this book is almost unreadable. Horribly overwrought and overwritten. Supremely self-indulgent and in desperate need of an editor.Published on June 29, 2012 by katdunn