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by Emily Durante,Kalayna Price

eBook Grave Witch (Alex Craft) download ISBN: 1452651841
Author: Emily Durante,Kalayna Price
Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ePub: 1600 kb
Fb2: 1698 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

Kalayna Price is the author of two dark/urban fantasy series: the Haven novels and the Alex Craft series, which includes Grave Witcch

Kalayna Price is the author of two dark/urban fantasy series: the Haven novels and the Alex Craft series, which includes Grave Witcch. Emily Durante has narrated the Midnight Twins trilogy by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson, and Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypus, and directed the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven's Keep narrated by Buck Schirner.

But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself-who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans-nothing has prepared her for her latest case.

Kalayna Price is a nationally bestselling American author best known for her Alex Craft novels, an urban fantasy series about a witch who solves crimes by speaking to the dead. She is represented by Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency. Price has a BFA in Studio art from the University of South Carolina.

7 primary works, 8 total works. Please note: Each book in this series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however the plot of each book relies heavily on the prior books in the series.

Part of Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price. Ms. Craft, this is beyond unacceptable. Henry Bak er accented the statement with a plump fist slicing the air before his face. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51. Page 1. Author: Kalayna Price Chapter 1. The first time I encountered Death, I hurled my mother’s medical chart at him. As far as impressions went, I blew it, but I was five at the time, so he eventually forgave me. Some days I wished he hadn’t-particularly when we crossed paths on the job. Craft, this is beyond unacceptable

But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself-who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans-nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible.

Written by Kalayna Price. Narrated by Emily Durante. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. Star Witch: The Lazy Girl's Guide To Magic, Book Two. Not even death can save her now. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high-profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Helen Harper. Three Mages and a Margarita.

Not even death can save her now.As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high-profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why.
Comments: (7)
X-MEN
Alex Craft is a grave witch--a witch able to summon the shades of the dead and question them--in an alternate present where magic and the Fae returned to the world about seventy years ago. One of the cascading effects of this change is that now there are more states in the USA, and Alex lives in one of them, Nekros.

Another effect is that there's an anti-Fae, anti-witches political party, the Humans First party. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Nekros are members of the Humans First party.

Lt. Governor Kane is Alex's father, a deeply buried secret neither of them wants revealed. It all gets very awkward when Governor Coleman turns up dead, and Alex notices something very, very peculiar about his body.

She's about to experience the worst week or so of her life, while she struggles to unravel a dark plot that endangers everyone she cares about, and even her estranged father and sister.

One of her friends is Death. Along the way she meets a ghost named Roy, who has his own reasons for wanting to stop the plot. Her landlord and friend, Caleb, is Fae, She also has human friends--Tamara, the coroner; Holly, a prosecutor; John, a police detective.

And then there's Falin Andrews, a police detective who just transferred into the department from some unspecified someplace else, who has been handed the case of investigating the Governor's death, and who may be friend or foe.

Alex has a lot of secrets to dig through. The obvious ones are who is behind the plot, and what the purpose of the plot is. Where did Falin Andrews come from and what are his real intentions?

There are Alex's own secrets.

There are also the family secrets that Alex doesn't even suspect yet.

It's a nicely intricate story, and Price put some real thought into the background without letting background overwhelm the story. The magic in this world has rules, and a price for using it. Also, to many fantasies that postulate such a big change in the world, treat it as something that would leave the rest of the world unchanged, no political or practical repercussions. Ms. Price hasn't done that; she's given some thought to how it would change the world.

This is a good, solid story, with interesting characters and an interesting world. Recommended.

I bought this book.
Conjulhala
Alex Craft is a grave witch. That is, a sort of necromancer. She lives in a world where everyone knows about magic and the fae. Magic, spells, and charms are part of every day life, so much so that everyone--even members of the Humans First party--wears them. Complexion charms are as common as makeup.
Alex raises shades, which are sort of like ghosts but not aware. Best of all, they can't lie, but one has never taken the stand in a murder trial. Until now. And it's bringing Alex no end of trouble. First, there's the army of news reporters who won't leave her alone. Then there's this weird ghost who seems to be stalking her. Death, a soul collector, is constantly flirting with her and then disappearing... Oh, and then there's the body changing ritual murders that have left a handful of women dead.
She's certainly got lots to do, especially if she wants to make the rent on time.

I found the book fun and engaging, a great new take on urban fantasy. Alex was a welcome relief from the constant parade of snarky katana-wielding heroines in urban fantasy these days, and her powers were neat and different. There's romance, which I surprisingly liked (and I'm a very tough customer when it comes to romance). I didn't even mind the love triangle because this was a fresh take on it. The plot itself isn't new, but then what is? Still, the way it was handled was different. The adventure lots of fun. The mystery kept me guessing almost to the end, even if I did figure out parts of it.

I bought the second book before even finishing the first.
Lailace
This book had so much potential. I loved the story, and there were many side characters that could have been developed, but weren't. Also, the heroine had the emotions and attitudes of a 12 year old, and I am giving her too much credit there in some areas. This is a grown woman who needs to seriously grow up, especially in how she deals with men and with her friends. And, she needs to clean her room. Still, I will read the next book to see if she does get better and to see if I can stay with the series instead of putting it in my book bag.
Marr
Grave Witch has a lot that I should like, paranormal crime, a dark take on urban fantasy, a protagonist with many supernatural entanglements including father drama.

(mild spoilers)

Where Grave Witch falls over is that there is simply too much crammed into this novel: death personified - which was a decent start and obviously fits with the whole 'Grave' thing - but then there is fairy-land, Wryd Witches, a supernatural backstory witch was just too similar to many others (esp Hollows series) and final an attempt at some level of normalcy (which by that point all this is introduced normal is long gone)

While there was some good action, and a few strong scenes particularly towards the end, the majority of the plot seems driven by an even mix of Intense Magical experiences, and a series of faceless law enforcement characters either co-operating or hindering our protagonist.

Our main lady Alex Craft (well thought up name at least) is pretty likable and possesses a good mix of sass and sense. Of course as mentioned earlier is a sexy supernatural lady getting mixed up in supernatural politics anything new these days?

Maybe I'm a bit jaded on the genre, I was quite surprised to see this book rated very highly, without a few dud star ratings. I guess most who read this one love the format, and those who read it and don't might be a bit daft to read a genre they are overly familiar with the formula of (whoops)