House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter

House of the Rising Sun

byKristen Painter

Kobo ebook | May 13, 2014

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Every vampire has heard rumor of the mythical place where their kind can daywalk. But what no vampire knows is that this City of Eternal Night actually exists.

And its name is New Orleans.

For centuries, the fae have protected the city from vampire infestation. But when the bloodsuckers return, the fragile peace in New Orleans begins to crumble.

Carefree playboy Augustine, and Harlow, a woman searching for answers about her absent father, are dragged into the war. The fate of the city rests on them --- and their fae blood that can no longer be denied.

Book one in the brand new, action-packed urban fantasy Crescent City series, from award winning, House of Comarre author Kristen Painter!
Title:House of the Rising SunFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316278289

ISBN - 13:9780316278287

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not My Favorite UF This story is a spin off of the author's House of Comarre series which you don't need to read before jumping into this one. I agree with the other reviewer that the female lead, Harlow, is very hard to connect with because she is so irritating. Very self-absorbed. If you can get past the first half she does show growth and it becomes more enjoyable. It's too bad the heroine grated on me so much, because otherwise there is great world building and by the end it did leave me wanting to know more. I plan on reading the second book.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great world, whiney lead character I loved the world building. Loved Augustine. But, Harlow, just no. So whiney, nothing is ever her fault, and the way she treats people but we are expected they still want to help her? No. Just no. I don't care how pretty or how good her kiss is, she is terrible. I'm 60% through the book and I'm just done.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from House of the Rising Sun Review The first book in the Crescent City series is a riveting urban fantasy that keeps the reader on their toes. Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans until Olivia Goodwin who has been like a mother to him is murdered by vampires. Now, he’s taken the Guardian position in order to find the fae behind the murder and to protect Olivia’s daughter. This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers shivering in anticipation with suspense, action, and drama as Augustine has to give up his easy life and take up the mantle as Guardian to discover who is behind the pack of vampires being let into the city. The author describes the scenes and events with well written scenes and events that inspires vivid images and well orchestrated action scenes that are believable and have the reader feeling like they are part of the story. The strong compelling characters are easily related and arouse the reader’s curiosity drawing them deeper into the story. While the story is an urban fantasy and doesn’t have a lot of romance there is some serious attraction between Augustine and Harlow, Olivia’s daughter. But no matter how hot the attraction, Harlow’s not crazy about the fae and has some personal issues that she brought with her from Boston and then of course there is the issue that the father she’s never known suddenly popping up in her life. I found the story to be enjoyable and entertaining, with lots of the twists and turns that keeps readers guessing and lots of intriguing characters that make up this complex and fascinating world with some refreshingly different elements to keep things interesting. While the story did reference characters from the author’s other series, it can be read without having read the others, although it would probably give a more in depth understanding of this world.
Date published: 2014-05-13