Working for the Devil

Working for the Devil

eBook - 2005
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Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot-tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. But one rainy Monday morning, everything goes straight to hell.The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a renegade demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse. But how do you kill something that can't die?
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9780316019460
0316019461
9780316019484
0316019488
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 18 cm.
Summary: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot-tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. But one rainy Monday morning, everything goes straight to hell.The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a renegade demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse. But how do you kill something that can't die?

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Incinerated_Newt May 03, 2012

A good start to the series. Fast and interesting, different enough that you don't feel like you're picking up the same thing again.

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Woodbridge
Jul 25, 2011

I LOVE this book. I've read it many times as well as the other four books in the series (and one short story). This book is full of action and magic with a kickass, smart-mouthed heroine, a mysterious shadowy demon as well as a whole cast of cool and interesting characters. And not to forget Lucifer! The Devil himself does appear and it's a real treat to hear his side of the story. The world Saintcrow creates is gritty, violent and uber technologically advanced. I believe it's supposed to be set hundreds of years in the future. Some of the political and historical tidbits can get a little tiresome but for the most part this book is well paced, sexy without being smutty and part of one of the most enjoyable urban fantasy series I've read so far. Out of the five Dante Valentine books this one is by far the best, in my opinion. Not to say it all goes downhill from here-it doesn't, but due to some horrific happenings Dante does start to unravel in later books and loses her metaphorical s***. It's definitely worth the ride. I highly recommend it. I would be shocked if you didn't want your own personal demon by the end of this book. I still do.

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Miranda5
Apr 11, 2010

I'm kind of surprised. I picked up this book not knowing what I was getting into.. the description on the back is pitiful, the cover is uninspiring, and honestly, I had NO idea what i was getting into.

The book didn't do a fantastic job of explain what a necromance is (maybe I don't read enough fantasy) or any of the other races/classes.. and I thought the action scenes were TERRIBLE because I couldn't follow what was going on in most of them.. but strangely enough, I oddly enjoyed the book, hated the ending, and want to read the next ones to see how the story will resolve itself.

I will definitely pick up the next book in the series.. with pleasure..(lately, I haven't been saying this often)...

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