Labyrinth

Labyrinth Harper Blaine was your average small time PI until she died for two minutes Now Harper is a Greywalker walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm And she s discovering th

  • Title: Labyrinth
  • Author: Kat Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780749940812
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Harper Blaine was your average small time PI until she died for two minutes Now Harper is a Greywalker, walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm And she s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of strange cases

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    1. 4.5Harper Blaine seems to be in over her head in this instalment. The first four books Harper was hired as a PI to investigate something. While the cases were not exactly connected to her, each new case brought her closer to the truth of her talent as a Greywalker and her father's suicide. Her London trip in the previous book helped her see the right way her personal investigation should go. She already knows who the villain is, but not what he wants from her.Labyrinth seems to be the highlight [...]

    2. This is the 5th in the Greywalker series, and for those new to the game, probably not the best place to start since it is tying up a long story arc that began in the first book. As always, the story is fast moving, and Richardson has a knack for adding just enough detail about the scene without cluttering the writing. If she says there is a glass on the table, pay attention, it is important. Only one complaint this time - I love Kat Richardson's books, I really do, but I found myself frustarated [...]

    3. Fifth in the Greywalker urban-fantasy series and revolving around Harper Blaine, a private investigator who walks between worlds. My Take I can't help it. I just love this series. Richardson has created such a unique culture in Greywalker with its vampires such a very minor part of it. Instead, Richardson uses the magic of a world between ours and Other to build her scenarios and torture with tensionr she's shown us that she is not averse to killing off important characters. Nor does she hold ba [...]

    4. Not as good as the others, but that may have been me and losing interest in the book due to Life. I will still continue with the rest of the series.

    5. I still like the heroine a lot, but this book was not my favorite. She spins some excruciatingly boring, Anne-Rice-like prose about the similarities between labyrinths and keys. And as in the past few books in this series, the romance between her and the hastily chosen, incompletely developed boyfriend character, is even more unbelievable and almost unnecessary except as a plot device. (Why she would use this character as an alternate narrator for a couple of chapters simply mystifies me. Adding [...]

    6. I'd heard of this series, and when I had the chance to buy a used copy at the library (cheap books! supporting the library!) I picked it up, glad that I'd have the chance to explore more urban fantasy. Since I write Urban Fantasy, I'm very picky about others' novels. I've picked up and discarded many more books than I'd read, so the fact that I read this to the end was a point in its favor.Unfortunately, this isn't the first in the series, and I haven't read the first ones, so I think my appreci [...]

    7. Kat Richardson’s Labyrinth may not be the end of Harper Blaine’s story, but it has all the tension and urgency of an ending, together with the sense of satisfied completeness at story’s close. Threads meandering through previous books come together, and the author does a great job of reiterating the important without alienating readers. It’s been a while since I read the previous volume, Vanished, and I was concerned I might not remember enough—vital scenes from the story drifting back [...]

    8. This is the fifth book in the Greywalker series, and in it Harper prepares to battle her arch nemesis, the worm man. The Greywalker series is based on the interesting premise that there is a world parallel to ours; this world is called the Grey, and it is populated by ghosts and other supernatural creatures. The Grey is layered with slices of time, in which old buildings exist and ghosts act out parts of their previous lives. Most people cannot see the Grey, though some people can communicate wi [...]

    9. In this fifth installment of The Greywalker series we find our spunk protagonist PI Harper Blaine, returning to Seattle to find the city turned upside down. Edward is missing and the local police think they have a gang war on their hands. Harper, Quinton and the nightwalkers know otherwise. A powerful god wants control of the Grey and Harper is the key to his plan. Harper, her friends and sidekick Quinton must find Harper's Dads ghost, stop god-king of the asteme Pharaohn-ankh-astet and protect [...]

    10. It's a toss up between this one and the last oneVanished I believe (without looking)over which is the darker one. If this keeps up it's certainly going to be interesting to see where Harper ends up. I just hope Ms. Richardson is careful and doesn't make Harper out to be some incredibly powerful person/creature all at once. The appeal of these books so far has been whether or not a character was going to make it through and in what state. I applaud Ms. Richardson for being willing to push her cha [...]

    11. This one felt darker than previous books in the series, that's not that the others weren't dark. Harper back from London discovers that things in Seattle have got a lot worse, Edward is missing and Harper is in danger.The plot twists and turns but Richardson has put a lot of thought into that, including adding new paranormal creatures with a glossary at the back to explain what these are.

    12. To be honest, if Richardson had ended the series here, I would have been perfectly satisfied. In fact, I wonder if it wasn't a mistake to continue it. I really enjoyed the books after this one, but I didn't like the new story arc as much as this one. It just felt kind of…unnecessary? Richardson really tied things up well with this book, is what I'm saying.

    13. Better than the last one, but still not quite what I was hoping. The trouble is, the thing that really drew me into this series was the concept of the first novel- a private investigator who sometimes has the paranormal show up in her caseload. The first two books and sort of the third delivered on that idea. The fourth book only vaguely seemed detective like, and the fifth completely abandoned the premise altogether- an action novel involving hunting down and killing a super creepy Egyptian god [...]

    14. So I enjoyed the last book a fair amount. My primary frustration with the series has been that the characters felt distant to me, perhaps because they were so normal. It is odd to read a book with characters who are so realistic that I don't connect with them. In this book, though, I felt like Harper spent so much time off in the grey that I could not tell what was going on. Indeed, the climax was so abstract that I didn't get a good picture of what happened until the epilogue. I'm sure that if [...]

    15. I picked this up at a library sale which is why I read it before the previous books in the series. It's quite similar to Jim Butcher's worldbuilding (and I notice Richardson has done anthologies with Butcher) but Butcher doesn't really understand women or people in general, and this was far better. the writing is compelling and wonderfully descriptive. Oh, and I loved the different mythologies and research woven into it, especially the labyrinth motif.

    16. I really had a hard time reading this book. I finally quit at about page 160. I don't know if you need to read the other books in the series or what but I did not find this book enjoyable.

    17. I liked this book, I feel it went back to crime solving and focused less on the pharron crisis, now that is all over I guess. These books are a nice easy read. However not quite heart stoppingly addictive.

    18. Until this fifth Greywalker novel, I have been enjoying the series via a set of audio-books held by a local library. A downside of hearing Mia Barron's excellent dramatic reading of the books was that I didn't know how to spell the names of some monsters introduced in the series. And so the upside of this book being missing from the library's set of audio books—but available in hardcover—is that I now know how those words look in print. This also happens to be the book in which the author ex [...]

    19. With Labyrinth, the fifth installment in the Greywalker series, I feel like Kat Richardson really honed in on her protagonist and the overarching plot, delivering the fastest-paced, most high-stakes Harper Blaine novel yet.In many ways, this book feels like a conclusion to the series—I can’t help but wonder if that’s originally what it was intended to be. The nemesis that Harper ran into in book 1 is officially vanquished, and a lot of long-standing plot threads are snipped in a way that s [...]

    20. This is the fifth book is the Greywalker series by Richardson. Last I heard she was contracted for six books in this series. This book was a great addition to the series. I enjoyed how it tied up a lot of the loose threads presented in the previous novels.In this book Harper returns to Seattle to find things a mess. Edward's been kidnapped, the serpent-like vampires are taking over the city and their leader Wygan has something horrible planned for Harper, if only she knew what. So all she has to [...]

    21. {Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life"Rating: 2 & 1/2 stars!*Contains minor spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books.Labyrinth starts off right where Vanished let off. Harper is back from the whole mess that happened in London to find that things haven’t been peaceful at all at home.The Vampire Leader of the city is missing, his assistant has gone to his rival’s Wygan’s side, Harper’s dad’s ghost is in captivity and her life along with everyth [...]

    22. I was distracted alot while I read the edition, so I'm afraid I did not enjoy it as much as the previous books

    23. 3.5 StarsFavorite Quote: "In the dispassionate influence of the grid, compassion-perhaps humanity-had died in me. Only the job remained:Paladin of the Dead, Hands of the Guardian."Harper Blaine is a Greywalker. Having spent time in London, Harper has gained new powers. Before she can figure them out though, she arrives home to find her employer is missing and the man who killed her has himself been murdered. Harper needs to find her murderer's ghost for she believes he holds the clues to finding [...]

    24. The Greywalker series just keeps getting better and better. I've enjoyed them all so far, but this is the first time that I've truly felt that the people who know, love, and/or are loved by Harper Blaine are truly in peril. And I must say that I thoroughly appreciated this constant ache of awareness. The image of the labyrinth for both Harper's metaphorical ongoing journey and the literal one she must successfuly find and negotiate if she is to thwart Wygan's plan, release her father's spirit, a [...]

    25. I was really anticipating enjoying this book. I liked the book before it and this one was supposed to be the culmination of a lot of plot threads. We were supposed to get some answers. And we sort of did. My spoiler-ific breakdown of how this broke down:I'm really glad the author didn't invoke some tired device, like claiming her big bad was actually King Tut or Cleopatra as a vampire. Thank you for that. However, she instead created a new type of monster--a type of vampire--that just wasn't wor [...]

    26. #5 Harper Blaine paranormal mystery set in and around Seattle and magical environs. Harper is learning more about herself, her connection to the shadowy world of the Grey--that in-between place where mythical and magical and ghostly beings reside--and also about her father, his death and his role in her current state as a Greywalker. Returning from London and barely having time to drop her suitcase, Harper is chucked into a state of high alarm with Edward, the head vampire in the city having bee [...]

    27. Maybe I shouldn't rate & review this book so soon after finishing it (I finished it less than two hours ago), but wow.Harper's back from London with new information about Wygan, the vampires in general, and her father. Edward Kammerling is still missing, and while Harper doesn't know where he is, she knows why he was taken. She has to make a deal with the devil she knows in order to stop a much greater evil.I don't want to use the word "explosive" in relation to this book, but it's kind of h [...]

    28. Harper Blaine died for two minutes. Ever since then, she has been a Greywalker, able to move into and out of the world of magic, traversing the fine line between reality and the paranormal. Harper has discovered she is the linchpin of a plan created centuries ago by the Pharaohn-ankh-aster, an ancient serpent god, god-king to the asetem who thrive on emotion and turmoil, as vampires thrive on human blood. Wygan, now living in Seattle is the Pharaohn and he wants Harper to serve as a bridge betwe [...]

    29. The 5th book in the Greywalker series. Wygan's plans are coming to a head soon. Harper is almost shaped the way he needs her to complete what was set into motions centuries before she was born. Harper wants to stop him but the Grey is pulling her more deeply into it's fold and she's no longer sure if the next time she goes in if she'll be able to get back out.This was an incredibly intense book. It really is the culmination of the story arcs from the last 4 all pulled together and resolved. I en [...]

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