As Lie the Dead (Paperback)
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Short Description for As Lie the Dead The follow-up to "Three Days to Dead" finds rogue bounty hunter Evangeline Stone gnawed by guilt after a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct. With shifters demanding justice, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. Original.
- Published: 15 August 2010
- Format: Paperback 423 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780553592870 ISBN 10: 0553592874
- Sales rank: 78,439
Reviews for As Lie the Dead
Not as good as the first book
As Lie The Dead is book 2 in the Dreg City series written by Kelly Meding. It follows the story of Evy Stone who used to be a hunter for the Triads which protect the city from Dregs otherwise known as vampires, halfies, weres, goblins etc. Triads are teams of three hunters and one handler. In book 1 Three Days To Dead Evy was raped and tortured to death by goblins and the other two hunters in her Triad also killed. But she was brought back from the dead and put into a new body, that of Chalice Frost who had recently committed suicide. Evy then had three days in which to avenge her murder before dying permanently. However the magic spell which brought Evy back to life was changed when Wyatt also died but he too came back to life so she is now in Chalice's body forever. Oh and during all of this the majority of the Owlkins (were birds) were massacred in the hunt to find Evy. Confusing huh?
Book 2 picks up exactly from where book 1 left off. Apart from the basic story of Evy dying and coming back to life in the first book I couldn't remember what had happened, but that was ok as you are given a good re-cap at the beginning. My feelings are torn on this book there were parts that I was completely engrossed in then other parts where I just wanted to rush to get through it. I felt the same with Evy too sometimes I really liked the character then others I was wishing someone would just kill her. It was interesting to see Evy changing as she took on more of Chalice and I must say she was more of a pleasant character because of it. Wyatt was a little too wimpy for me as well. Evy was always literally fighting for him or telling him what to do, I wanted Wyatt to man up a bit. One character that I did like was Phin the were Osprey. He was interesting and well written I hope there is more of him in the following books.
The story was quite repetitive Evy would get knocked unconscious or nearly killed and she would black out, somebody would then save her and when she came round she would be told what things had happened whilst she was out of it. I found this annoying I want a heroine to be kick ass not blacking out and being saved all of the time. I also thought it was an easy way out to move the story along. Plus if you are a hunter carry a weapon, stop going into fights then realizing you do not have anything other than your fists to fight with. There is a massive shock near the end of the book that I did not see coming at all that explains everything that has happened wince the very beginning and I thought it was brilliant. I have deliberated about what to give this book and I would like to give it 3 and a half stars. It wasn't as good as the first book but I am hoping that the next one is better.
Originally posted at www.clairesbookcorner.blogspot.com by Claire Smith