Inhuman Resources by Jes BattisInhuman Resources by Jes Battis

Inhuman Resources

byJes Battis

Mass Market Paperback | May 25, 2010

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When a powerful necromancer is killed, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday must handle the heavy politics in the occult community as carefully as she handles the scant evidence. But with her sometime lover Lucian Agrado representing the necromancers in the grisly matter, things are about to get out of
Canadian Jes Battis is from Vancouver, but for the academic year 2007-2008, will be living in New York City and teaching at Hunter College. Jes is an academic, with a concentration in English and Pop Culture Studies, who has had two books published, one on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and one on Farscape.
Title:Inhuman ResourcesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.7 × 4.2 × 0.9 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:044101884X

ISBN - 13:9780441018840

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great Installment! Fans of Ilona Andrews will enjoy this series. I love this paranormal world that Jes Battis has created. This is the third installment in his OSI novels. Tess Corday is an Occult Special Investigator and in this story she is tracking down the person responsible for the killing of a powerful necromancer. What makes this story all the better to read is Jes Battis is a Canadian Author and has this series taking place in Vancouver, BC. So if you are from the area or have been to Vancouver, you will know the streets and locations he incorporates in the novels. The best part of this book in particular is when Tess gets to go to the realm of necromancers and we get to read about all the magical creatures that inhabit this world, its a treat! My only disappointment is this story just all of the sudden ends, thats it, no warning or even a preview to the next book. I would have liked a proper ending or wrap up of some sort. But don't worry, the fourth book just came out in paperback this week, so all is well and I can breath a sigh of relief. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2011-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Third Book Inhuman Resources is the third book for Battis in his OSI series and he seems to have really hit his stride. While the first two books were very good, I found that sometimes the pacing was slowed by too much superfluous description. Not so with this book. The story is well paced and Battis has managed to find a good balance between action and description. Tess Corday is an occult crime scene investigator. A part-demon mage, she works for CORE to help solve occult murders while keeping the 'pedestrians', normal humans, oblivious to the occult world. Tess' life has gotten more complicated over the last two years - suddenly the guardian of not one, but two teenagers, one of whom just happens to be a vampire. She's also been secretly dating a necromancer, not something that is usually a good idea given the uneasy politics between the necromantic and mage communities. When a high-ranking necomancer is brutally murdered putting relations between the vampires and necromancers at risk, Tess is tasked with solving the crime and working with the necromantic liason, none other than her boyfriend Lucian. But Lucian is keeping secrets and it seems that the help only goes one way, with the necromancers using Tess' information while with-holding their own. And when an old enemy returns, everything Tess holds dear may be at risk. The best of the series so far, Battis expands Tess' world, taking us to the hidden city of the Necromancers where all sorts of strange and magical creatures live. My only complaint is the abrupt ending. I practically got whiplash. Not to mention the fact that Battis just leaves several threads just hanging, hopefully to be picked up again in the next novel? 2010-112
Date published: 2010-05-29