Deathwish is the fourth book in the Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman. Deathwish is preceded by Madhouse and followed by Roadkill In a nightmarish new. In a nightmarish new york city, life is there for the taking in the fourth Cal Leandros novel from New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman. Half- human. Starting immediately after Madhouse, Deathwish opens with Cal fleeing from his homicidal relatives from hell, the Auphe. For readers.
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The central villains of the piece pop up to mess with their lives at moments so unexpected, it leaves your jaw hanging open, wondering how the hell they’ll get out of THIS fix.
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Would you like us to take another look at this review? The story is intriguing and the pacing okay, but my interest ultimately hovers at a three stars “I like it” rating. There were so many things that I loved about this book, first and foremost the brotherly love between Cal and Niko, their co-dependency an My favorite book in the “Cal Leandros” series so far.
The style is almost choppy but it keeps things flowing without much lag or issue. But the Leandros brothers have to do more than they had planned when Seamus turns thurmab dead or un-undead.
There’s one point in the book where I wouldn’t have minded if Cal had actually pushed her so I wouldn’t have to read about her anymore.
Mar 25, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: On the other hand, the theme — the deathwishes of the various characters, and how those play out — isn’t going to go away.
I was so happy when Niko finally called fhurman on her cowardly BS. Cal Leandros 1 – 10 of 11 books.
Niko has always been a necessary backbone for Cal’s waxing and waning moods and emotions, and their deaathwish is the very definition of loyal, but Niko was never hhurman interesting to me as a side character Poor Cal too, but this time it’s Niko’s turn and that was pretty sad. The best one yet and I’ve loved the previous three. Vampire Diaries 1 by L. We also get a replay of the main villains faced early on in the series and some “almost” cliches in the plot. Consequently as a reader I had difficulty suspending disbelief.
Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother, Niko, are barely getting by with their preternatural detective agency when the vampire Deathwidh hires them. I know it says ‘read 2 times’ but back in the day pretty much all I did was reread this series over and over so I’m sure the actual number is somewhere closer to deatheish. This book would literally be 50 pages less if not more if that had been trimmed.
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It’s a unique series that offers a different groove of Urban Fantasy tropes: I guessed the Auphe arc fairly early in the book, but that did not in any way lessen it — the author rather neatly has Niko guess it about at the same time, without explicitly saying what it is, which works both for the reader who guesses it and the reader who doesn’t:: Deathwish by Rob Thurman 1 3 Apr 14, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
What’s more, the bit that seemed the largest risk to me ended up expanding the emotional throughline of the story in unexpected ways. Sure she sees the future, but if she is adamant NOT to do anything about it, what’s the function of having her. I will always hope that Cal gets together with thjrman psychic, George, but his current thurkan interest, Delilah the werewolf, is also a lot of fun.
Apr 03, Nozomi rated it it was ok Shelves: I am truly over committed. On page he questions who he’d be without taking on the responsibility to raise Cal, if he’d have become as broken as his mother.
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I really hope Thurman will use this option again in subsequent books. A lot of authors ruin characters by changing to their point of view — Nik’s read like Thurman wrote the chapter from Cal’s point of Not five stars because it’s not for everyone — the roh and vivid archetypes make it seem potentially more juvenile than other novels.
This gives her the “out” and I live with it, mainly because these have been pretty well written and readable stories.
Ro is always a laugh as a puck who drinks, orgies and does what good pucks do. Again I’m not sure of the issue because the book checks off some positive points.
But this time, the book has chapters from Cal and Niko. We appreciate your feedback. There’s an interesting sideplot which I think was in there mainly to give Niko’s side of the book a lot more “oomph” than it otherwise would have had if it was just entirely worrying about Cal thurmqn the time and fit in well alongside the main edathwish and gave a nice device to keep you guessing different parts of what’s going on.