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In New Orleans, a pair of undead serial killers is about to turn Mardi Gras into a horror show - unless the immortal hitman Bones can hunt them down first. From Jeaniene Frost comes a thrilling novella featuring characters from her New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. Originally appeared in the anthology Unbound....

Title : Reckoning
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ISBN : 12954787
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Reckoning Reviews

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2018-12-05 06:27

    This was a really good pre-Cat Bones story. It takes place in New Orleans where Bones is contracted to take out the Lalauries (as ghouls), who have taken advantage of ghoul queen Marie Leveau's absence, and started to hack up Mardi Gras tourists serial killer-style. It was kind of awesome. But then, I do love it when history (ESPECIALLY creepy history) is mixed in with UF. But maybe that's just me . . . *wink*

  • Sophia Triad
    2018-11-30 06:15

    A very short story about Bones before he meets Cat. It takes place during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is a quite sad story as well as a scary story. Bones is paid to hunt two immortal serial killers, a ghoul couple that like to play with their food before they kill it. They are extremely, disgustingly, horrible sadists.Pretty soon Bones will not care for the payment, but only for the vengeance. You will definitely love Bones more in this short story and if you a fan of the series, it is a must-read. I would recommend reading it after you finish a couple of full novels in order to understand Bone’s behavior more.

  • SheriC (PM)
    2018-12-09 11:17

    I've never read any of the other books in this series, but that was not a barrier to enjoying this fun little novella about a vampire-for-hire and deadly ghouls. The author had more fun with the gruesome than with the romance, which was decidedly one-sided, but I thought (view spoiler)[the girl's hopeful crush and the vampire's gentle accommodation of her feelings was poignant, (hide spoiler)] especially at the end. Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Competently read by Tavia Gilbert. Read for the 2017 Romance Bingo, but I haven't decided yet which square to use for it. Applicable squares:Urban Fantasy: Supernatural creatures in the city of New OrleansInterracial Couple: in this case, interspecies (vampire/human)(view spoiler)[Love is Murder: because the ghouls get her in the end, and because the entire plot revolves around one vampire hired to kill the ghouls, and a second vampire hired to kill the first one (hide spoiler)]

  • Melindeeloo
    2018-12-09 08:00

    I read Jeaniene Frost's "Reckoning" as part of the Unbound anthology - Before he met Cat, vampire Bones is on the hunt in New Orlean's for a pair of brutal supernatural serial killers - I am a huge fan of Bones and Cat, so it feels weird to see him on his own. And though Frost still tells an interesting story, with the way things go down, the Bones here is a lesser one - he doesn't seem as smart or powerful as usual. (4 Amazon stars/3 goodreads stars = I liked it)

  • Camila, the opinionated Catruler
    2018-12-11 05:19

    Bones is one of the few heroes whose looks I've never paid much attention to because his actions and words are much more interesting and compelling. Since there's no Cat here, I could appreciate his whole self a lot better, not just his persona. And me likey.

  • Glass
    2018-11-18 08:27

    Gah... I'm skipping novellas.

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2018-12-01 05:30

    This was really good! I love Bones who is the featured character in this short story. The story was entertaining and the narration of the audiobook was excellent. It was really nice to see a bit of Bones in his pre-Cat days.Book source: Public library via Hoopla

  • Yodamom
    2018-11-27 12:19

    Quick and fast, about 2 hours on audio. Bones hit New Orleans where he is hunted, hunts and questioned by a queen. I enjoyed seeing Bone pre-Cat and watching his skills come into play.

  • Britta ★ Nachteule ★
    2018-12-02 05:09

    Reread 16.12.2015It was interesting to see what life was for Bones before Cat. Though I think in this story he was lacking. If it would have been about any other vampire but Bones I would have given it 3 stars. But since I'm so biased when it comes to this series it's 4 stars for me. ;-)Originally read somewhere 2013 or before.Read in Unbound

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    2018-12-06 11:22

    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsI'm always jonesing for my next Cat & Bones fix so when Reckoning was released as a stand-alone novella I just jumped at the chance to start from the very beginning of this series. This short story was only previously available in the Unbound anthology and it's installment 0.5 in the Night Huntress series. I didn't love this tale but then again, there's no such thing as a bad read when this series is concerned IMO. I'm just going to come out and say it. I found Bones severely lacking in this novella. His pre-Cat personality is dark and sad. There's no wit; he's just going through the motions to get the job done. After reading Reckoning I'm curious as to how Jeaniene Frost made the leap from this to the amazing book that is Halfway to the Grave. Even though I found this novella to be somewhat deficient; as a avid fan of this series, it's still a must-read for me. Reckoning is probably not the best introduction to the Night Huntress world but if you need something to tie you over until the next book comes out, what do you have to lose?

  • Iza
    2018-11-25 10:05

    I gave it 4 stars, though I was tempted to give it 3. My bad - in fact, I should have read that book after I began the series.You know, reading it feels like "how the characters originally met", but since I don't know the characters yet, I missed something that would probably have delighted me later. The pace is good, I'm not in love with Bones but I'm interested in him and in the situation, I want him to find those he's looking for and I'm certain I'll meet again some of people I saw there - well, except for those who (hem !) didn't end well !One good thing, it's not a fluffy story - believe me, ghouls are a very nasty thing ! I think it's the first time I read about them, they could be worse than zombies.Well, now I'm on to begin the series that everybody has already read and that is now ending this year !

  • Kübra Yağmur
    2018-12-01 11:13

    Bones'ın Cat'ten önce, yanlız kovboy olarak takıldığı vakitlere şöyle bir göz atmış olduk. 😊

  • Cereja Cult
    2018-12-14 09:15

    Reviewed on 01/15/2012I’ve read this after reading the first book and about 50% of the second book so I knew exactly who Bones was and what he did for living, well, not living, but, oh,, you know what I mean. What he does to get money, anyway.The story is in New Oreland and is before he meets Cat. It’s in 3ºpeeps POV, not my fave, but it was cool enough. It still got me somewhat inside Bones. He is still hot and still Bones, but there was no talk back and all the feisty stuff I love about this series. The ghouls where cool and now I know more about them and how they come to be. There’s more background for them. We get to see Mardi Gras and all the festivity in it. Also, now I know how Bones got his platinum hair that I love so much LoLI’m Brazilian and Voodoo is not something new to me.[image error] In some very light level, of course, I practice a little. My gran is a gypsy and magic is not something foreing for me as I grew up. So I was pretty excited about Queen Mary. She is a really shadowy character and I sure hope to see more of her in the future.This reading is part of the following reading challenge:

  • Sarah
    2018-11-29 04:24

    This 60 page short story is part of the Night Huntress world of Jeaniene Frost, and provides background information to events and characters that we see later in the 4th book, Destined for an Early Grave. This is absolutely a story to search out, if for no other reason than to enjoy a few moments from Bones' POV. In the novels, Cat is often chided because she doesn't think like a vampire. So, it is sweetly refreshing, after umpteen hundred pages of Cat's often immature and wishy-washy observations, to see Bones' world in a confident, no-holds-barred manner. At its heart, this is a mystery, where Bones is hired as a hitman to take out two sociopathic ghouls during New Orleans’ Mardi Grais. The reader is able to get a glimpse into what life was like for Bones before Cat, and that under his kickass Master vampire ruthlessness, he truly had a caring soul. His difficult, heart-breaking decision at the end of the story helps to shed light on the tenacity of his relationship with Cat later on.And the “later on” is actually quite immediate. The end of the story insinuates that his next assignment is to take him to Ohio, where he ultimately meets Cat and the beginning of the series takes place. I would suggest reading this story after Book 2, so the reader has a solid grasp on the Night Huntress universe, but definitely before Book 4.

  • Malinda
    2018-12-09 12:08

    4 starsThis was a very good short story about Bones before the beginning of the Night Huntress series. Bones gets called in to New Orleans to take out two undead killers that are causing havoc in the city. There ends up being an unexpected issue when his hiring doesn't end up being quite on the level. Also, Bone has some trouble with someone trying to cash in on a price in his head while he's busy trying to hunt the killers. It's an interesting little story but fair warning, it does have a bit of a sad ending. It gives a good sense of who Bones is before we get in to the first book of the Night Huntress series where he meets Cat. 8/25/16 - I just did a reread of this story because I was in the mood for some Bones. My review above still applies. :)

  • Pam Nelson
    2018-12-14 10:14

    5 Reckoning Stars It's worth the read for sure, we get to meet Bones before he is with Cat. You get to see him as a bad as Bounty Hunter and who wouldn't want to read about that! So if your thinking you will pass I am here to say its a great beginning to the series and you should read it if you have read the series because BONES... Enough said. :D *All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*

  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    2018-11-27 06:16

    A 3.5 star read. this is a prequel to the Night Huntress series, Bones before Cat and does answer some interesting trivia, including the origin of Bone's platinum hair colour and why Marie had banned him from New Orleans.A nice little read but they're better as the dynamic duo, Cat and Bones than solo.

  • Marianne
    2018-12-15 10:05

    3.5 stars and an interesting look into Bones's bounty hunting days prior to meeting Cat.

  • Sheri
    2018-12-18 07:08

    I liked this short story. You get to see a glimpse of Bones before Cat. He doesn't seem quite as intense, lacking a bit of his haughty personality. I'm not sure if that is due to the short nature of the story or if it is because he was different before he meet Cat. I really liked that this story tied into the other books. We met Marie (Queen of New Orleans) and learned a bit about hers and Bone's past. I think that's the thing I didn't like about the Sookie short stories - they were just stories that were there to take up space. They didn't have anything to do with the rest of the series. This one gave us background, characters, setting, etc.

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-30 04:11

    The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost was one of the first paranormal series I read and I immediately loved it. I enjoyed this short-story as well. Reckoning takes place in New Orleans before Bones and Cat met. Although I missed Cat in this story, I enjoyed seeing Bones in a different light. The Queen is also a character in this short-story and the reader gets a glimpse of the Queen's and Bones interactions that will be continued later on in the series. I would recommend Reckoning to fans of the Night Huntress series.

  • Stacie
    2018-12-08 04:14

    A little bit more Bones is a good thing, but this short little story was actually quite sad to me. It also didn't add anything to "Halfway to The Grave"; not even to Bones' character in book 1. I'm hoping and guessing it will add to other stories in the series or to the series overall. So I will see... Other wise, it a very short story that didn't take long to read, so if your a series fan, why not read it. Happy reading!

  • ★¸. • * ° *Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie*°°*•.¸. ♥★
    2018-11-22 09:00

    Not bad, but I do think Bones NEEDS Cat at his side! It just wasn't the same with just him! This prequel explains Bones's expulsion, by Majestic, from The French Quarter, and Why, further down the track, he was so wary about fronting up to her again. It is set right before he heads to Ohio and his eventual destined meeting with Cat.

  • Brandi ;)
    2018-11-22 10:12

    Loved it! Pretty much because it is all Bones and I just can't get enough of that man. Also, I liked reading about him pre-Cat. You know, getting a little feel of how he was before she met him. Still the same hot and sexy vampire, but maybe a little more....reckless? Is that possible? Ah well, I liked it, enought said. :)

  • Lorre
    2018-12-02 10:11

    A sweet short story ! I would've liked it a bit longer and more detailed.Reckoning is a story about Bones before he meets Cat.It sure was strange to read about the handsome vampire without his "Kitten".But with or without his beloved Cat he still has that same humor I love so much about him !

  • Francy
    2018-12-10 09:15

    Una novella prequel davvero carina, il finale da un certo punto di vista non è per nulla scontato, però mi ha lasciato un po' l'amaro in bocca.Adoro Bones da solo, ma lo preferisco insieme a Cat! ❤ღ

  • Teresa Mary Rose
    2018-12-10 07:19

    Gotta love Bones! This was a fun little addition to the Night Huntress series and I loved spending some more time with Bones. I did miss the dynamic duo that was Cat and Bones though to be honest, but still a great and super quick read.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-09 12:26

    This was an okay short story about Bones, although I have to say that I felt so sorry for Becca! She had no idea what she was getting involved in, so (view spoiler)[ to have her arms and legs cut off and eaten in front of her was just awful. (hide spoiler)]6 out of 10

  • Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
    2018-11-30 10:24

    Enjoyable short story from Bones' point of view before he met Cat. I liked Ralmiel. The story had a nice flow to it and I loved getting a glimpse into Bones' head. Not a whole lot to say other than I liked the story. Well worth the $1.99.

  • Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
    2018-12-07 06:01

    Story in Unbound...thought it was great! Love Bones even without Cat;)

  • MountainKat
    2018-12-10 06:01

    *3+ Stars*I liked it, but like most novellas it was too short. It was typical Bones, but he was missing the heart that I am used to - of course he hadn't met Cat yet.