[KINDLE] Titanshade AUTHOR Dan Stout

  • Hardcover
  • 407
  • Titanshade
  • Dan Stout
  • English
  • 26 September 2019
  • 9780756414863

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Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Dan Stout Summary Titanshade ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Higher to make a uick arrest even as Carter's investigation leads him into conflict with the city's elite Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence and with a suspect list that includes power hungry politicians oil magnates and mad scientists Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titansha. I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewThe nitty gritty A thoroughly fresh take on urban fantasy noir with multilayered characters sleazy and corrupt politicians murder magic and mayhem aplenty In short this story has a little of everything in just the right amountsMy initial impression when I saw the cover of Titanshade was that it reminded me of the 80s movie Alien Nation about humanalien cop partners who solve crimes in a neo noir Los Angeles But boy did I read the cover wrong because this is not science fiction at all despite what that tusked alien looking creature on the cover is telling you Stout s debut is a down and dirty urban fantasy about greed survival corruption and crime told by savvy but disliked detective Carter and set against the icy backdrop of Titanshade a city on the brink of financial ruin And wow was this story a blast I loved everything about it from the unconventional world building to the convoluted and twisty plot to the earnest but jaded voice of Carter a cop whose luck is just this side of bad And did I mention the action Titanshade is a thrilling story that slows down just enough for Carter to recover from various brutal beatings he seems to attract on a regular basisWhen the story begins Carter has just been called to the scene of a grisly murder A Suib a suat frog like creature has been viciously torn apart in a hotel room and the murder scene is saturated with the Suib s potent cinnamon scented blood The Suib a political delegate named Garson Haberdine was deep in negotiations to fund a wind farm an alternate energy source to replace the dwindling oil resources that Titanshade used to be known for Carter knows his murder will set off a frenzy among the public since the wind farm would have meant jobs for the middle class citizens of the city Carter is paired with a young Mollenkampi named Ajax to investigate the murder but before they can dig in too deeply another murder is reported this time an entire family brutally slayed in their home The scene seems eerily familiar to Carter who is convinced that the two murders are connectedThe police have turned up evidence that a candy a prostitute might have been involved and it doesn t take long before Carter realizes that one of the suspects is none other than his late girlfriend Jenny s daughter an activist named Talena Michaels who just happened to be posing as a candy the night of the murder Carter practically raised Talena and he will do anything to keep her safe But there s pressure to find the killer and wrap up the case uickly before the citizens of Titanshade lose control Carter and Ajax are determined to solve the mystery but getting his boss to listen to him That s a hurdle Carter will have to overcome if he wants justiceI want to start by talking about the world building because it was phenomenal Stout has created a uniue setting a weird mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar that somehow works It s got a cool and gritty 70s vibe where pagers pay phones disco and 8 track tape players are the norm juxtaposed against a city located in an Arctic like setting where underground thermal vents are the only thing keeping people warm Humans and other creatures live side by side including the Mollenkampi a creature with two mouths one for biting and eating and one for speaking that s a Mollenkampi on the cover by the way There s also a magic system at play where sorcerers are able to use a whale blubber derived substance called manna to communicate with the dead and perform other feats of magic Some elements that might feel familiar are twisted just enough to make them seem peculiar For example churches are called guideposts and the dead are placed to rest not in the ground but are whisked away by giant condors in sky burials Stout has really thought things through and I loved all the details of his world even though some of them aren t thoroughly explained The city of Titanshade grew up around oil drilling and the business of oil made the owners of those rigs rich members of the Titanshade elite Carter s father worked on a rig so he grew up around the dangers of living on the outskirts of society further away from the comforts of the city where freezing to death is a real possibility Stout has also developed a fascinating religion whose members are called Therreaus which reminded me a lot of the Amish religion Even Carter who scoffs at the One True Path mutters a prayer of thanks to the underground gods who produce heat or so it s said every time he walks over a geovent Carter is a suitably misunderstood character the kind you end up loving even though no one else in the story seems to like him even a little There s an incident in Carter s past that has colored his relationships with everyone in the Titanshade Police Department so he s not widely trusted or liked But I felt bad for the guy He always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and even though he s smart and figures everything out no one believes him This leads to Carter having to go rogue and break the rules in order to catch the bad guy which in turn gets him in trouble andyou get the idea In short Carter is my favorite kind of character lovable against all odds always doing the wrong things for the right reasons loyal to a fault and driven at times by his emotions His relationships with some of the other characters give this story unexpected emotion and heart and just wait for a certain scene at the end that involves Jenny it might give you goosebumpsI also loved many of the side characters including Ajax Carter s partner Simon his confidential informant the gruff and tough as nails Captain Bryyh his boss and even Flanagan a fellow cop who plays a big part in that oh so mysterious event in Carter s past and is a prime suspect in the Suib murder I m hoping to get to know these characters even in the next book And boy does Carter take a beating in this story If you love action you won t be disappointed This is a cop story and there are guns and knives and plenty of hand to hand fighting One of my favorite scenes takes place at a secret research facility between Carter and a security guard and they nearly kill each other Good stuff Perfectly paced and tightly written Titanshade has everything I look for in a book and and I can enthusiastically tell you that this is one of the happiest surprises of the year so far Luckily Stout is hard at work on the seuel although there s nothing on Goodreads as of yet and you can bet that I ll be first in line to read it Highly recommendedBig thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copyThis review originally appeared on Books Bones Buffy Art of Magic the Gathering: Innistrad you Stout s debut is a down and dirty urban fantasy about greed survival corruption and crime told by savvy but disliked detective Carter and set against the icy backdrop of Titanshade a city on the brink of financial ruin And wow was this story a blast I loved everything about it from the unconventional world building to the convoluted and twisty plot to the earnest but jaded voice of Carter a cop whose luck is just this side of bad And did I mention the action Titanshade is a thrilling story that slows down just enough for Carter to recover from various brutal beatings he seems to attract on a regular basisWhen the story begins Carter has just been called to the scene of a grisly murder A Suib a suat frog like creature has been viciously torn apart in a hotel room and the murder scene is saturated with the Suib s potent cinnamon scented blood The Suib a political delegate named Garson Haberdine was deep in negotiations to fund a wind farm an alternate energy source to replace the dwindling oil resources that Titanshade used to be known for Carter knows his murder will set off a frenzy among the public since the wind farm would have meant jobs for the middle class citizens of the city Carter is paired with a Esposa Humillada (Princesas al borde de un ataque de nervios nº 2) (Spanish Edition) young Mollenkampi named Ajax to investigate the murder but before they can dig in too deeply another murder is reported this time an entire family brutally slayed in their home The scene seems eerily familiar to Carter who is convinced that the two murders are connectedThe police have turned up evidence that a candy a prostitute might have been involved and it doesn t take long before Carter realizes that one of the suspects is none other than his late girlfriend Jenny s daughter an activist named Talena Michaels who just happened to be posing as a candy the night of the murder Carter practically raised Talena and he will do anything to keep her safe But there s pressure to find the killer and wrap up the case uickly before the citizens of Titanshade lose control Carter and Ajax are determined to solve the mystery but getting his boss to listen to him That s a hurdle Carter will have to overcome if he wants justiceI want to start by talking about the world building because it was phenomenal Stout has created a uniue setting a weird mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar that somehow works It s got a cool and gritty 70s vibe where pagers pay phones disco and 8 track tape players are the norm juxtaposed against a city located in an Arctic like setting where underground thermal vents are the only thing keeping people warm Humans and other creatures live side by side including the Mollenkampi a creature with two mouths one for biting and eating and one for speaking that s a Mollenkampi on the cover by the way There s also a magic system at play where sorcerers are able to use a whale blubber derived substance called manna to communicate with the dead and perform other feats of magic Some elements that might feel familiar are twisted just enough to make them seem peculiar For example churches are called guideposts and the dead are placed to rest not in the ground but are whisked away by giant condors in sky burials Stout has really thought things through and I loved all the details of his world even though some of them aren t thoroughly explained The city of Titanshade grew up around oil drilling and the business of oil made the owners of those rigs rich members of the Titanshade elite Carter s father worked on a rig so he grew up around the dangers of living on the outskirts of society further away from the comforts of the city where freezing to death is a real possibility Stout has also developed a fascinating religion whose members are called Therreaus which reminded me a lot of the Amish religion Even Carter who scoffs at the One True Path mutters a prayer of thanks to the underground gods who produce heat or so it s said every time he walks over a geovent Carter is a suitably misunderstood character the kind Kto naprawde go zabil? you end up loving even though no one else in the story seems to like him even a little There s an incident in Carter s past that has colored his relationships with everyone in the Titanshade Police Department so he s not widely trusted or liked But I felt bad for the guy He always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and even though he s smart and figures everything out no one believes him This leads to Carter having to go rogue and break the rules in order to catch the bad guy which in turn gets him in trouble andyou get the idea In short Carter is my favorite kind of character lovable against all odds always doing the wrong things for the right reasons loyal to a fault and driven at times by his emotions His relationships with some of the other characters give this story unexpected emotion and heart and just wait for a certain scene at the end that involves Jenny it might give Masters of the Air America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany you goosebumpsI also loved many of the side characters including Ajax Carter s partner Simon his confidential informant the gruff and tough as nails Captain Bryyh his boss and even Flanagan a fellow cop who plays a big part in that oh so mysterious event in Carter s past and is a prime suspect in the Suib murder I m hoping to get to know these characters even in the next book And boy does Carter take a beating in this story If Legacy of the Gods you love action The Dome Builder's Handbook you won t be disappointed This is a cop story and there are guns and knives and plenty of hand to hand fighting One of my favorite scenes takes place at a secret research facility between Carter and a security guard and they nearly kill each other Good stuff Perfectly paced and tightly written Titanshade has everything I look for in a book and and I can enthusiastically tell Pirelli World Rallying 2010 2011 you that this is one of the happiest surprises of the Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing year so far Luckily Stout is hard at work on the seuel although there s nothing on Goodreads as of Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing yet and 3 Months to No.1: The "No-Nonsense" SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google you can bet that I ll be first in line to read it Highly recommendedBig thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copyThis review originally appeared on Books Bones Buffy

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Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Dan Stout Summary Titanshade ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Anshade an oil boomtown where 8 tracks are state of the art disco rules the radio and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster As its oil reserves run dry the city's future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as SuibsBut now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Suib diplomat The pressure's never been. Okay so I m basically a ray of sunshine but every now and then I indulge in some good old fashioned violent noir and it was about that time I loved this book Admittedly it s just the sort of thing that I m into kind of a sci fifantasynoir kind of novel set in a world technologically similar to our own but with some magic and a few other intelligent species in addition to humansIt was the first chapter that really hooked meCarter a seasoned detective with a sharp mind and bad history has been called to the scene of a horrific murder The room is red with viscera It is a horrible display of tragedy and savagery And for some reason to Carter it is smelling and delicioushuhTurns out that the victim was a member of a species of frog people and their blood smells delicious to homo sapiens Explains why they keep to themselves so much and refuse to go to hospitals We struggle with poor Carter who is standing in the middle of this room full of pain and suffering as his mind is processing the horror around him and his mouth is watering with a mix of arousal and nauseaThe horror and dread of that chapter reminded me of Stephen King and I was in for the long haulThe simple murder case becomes complicated when they discover that the victim was part of a visiting ambassador s envoy and was in town for political bargaining No one seems to benefit from his death but everyone seems to be hiding something Is it a corrupt politician Corrupt businessman Dirty cop All or none of the aboveWill someone else please read this so we can talk about it arc received from the publisher

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Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Dan Stout Summary Titanshade ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This noir fantasy thriller from a debut author introduces the gritty town of Titanshade where danger lurks around every corner Take a little Mickey Spillane some Dashiell Hammet a bit of Raymond Chandler and mix it with Phillip K Dick's Blade Runner; add a taste of CJ Box and Craig Johnson and you've got a masterpiece of a first novel W Michael Gear New York Times bestselling authorCarter's a homicide cop in Tit. I mean c mon I wrote the thing Did you really think I was going to give it less than five stars