Autumn Bones: Agent of Hel [NOOK Book]

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New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn…



Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy ...
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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn…



Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.



Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one.



He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything…
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/12/2013
The second installment of Carey’s suburban fantasy series (after Dark Currents) can’t quite decide whether it’s supernatural chick lit, magical smalltown slice-of-life drama, or a lighthearted cozy mystery, but Carey’s ability to create a diverse, enjoyable cast of characters in a setting that feels natural to all of them carries it through. Though still attracted to werewolf cop Cody and psychic vampire leader Stefan, Daisy Johanssen—half-demon advisor to the police of Pemkowet, Mich., and liaison to the goddess of the tiny underworld that lies beneath it—is enjoying the human normality of her new boyfriend, tour bus driver Sinclair Palmer. Then his mother releases his grandfather’s duppy on the town to convince Sinclair to return to Jamaica. Carey’s nonhumans, especially the Outcast (immortal ghouls who feed on emotion), are neither goofy caricatures nor grandiose and unapproachable, and she has fun with minor characters like the funky rutting satyr who causes a gay club orgy. This visit with Daisy and friends, with their mostly solvable problems and relationship drama, is enjoyable in its own right and offers promise for future volumes. (Oct.)
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
Carey's latest supernatural urban fantasy, a sequel to Dark Currents (2012). A small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, Pemkowet caters to summer tourists, who flock in to goggle at Pemkowet's eldritch inhabitants--fairies, ghouls, vampires, naiads and so forth--whose benevolent supervisor is Hel, the Norse goddess of the underworld. Daisy Johanssen, daughter of a demon and a single mother, is Hel's enforcer and designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department. Her personal life is complicated enough. She lusts after her partner, werewolf Officer Cody Fairfax; the feeling's mutual, but Cody wants a traditional family and must mate with another werewolf. She finds Stefan Ludovic, the leader of the ghouls, or Outcasts--rejected by both heaven and hell, they're immortal and feed on emotions--dangerously alluring. And she's dating Sinclair Palmer, a seemingly normal human who organizes bus tours for the tourists. Neither is her caseload simple, what with a rutting satyr who kicks off a serious orgy, a hell-spawn lawyer sniffing around, hobgoblins swindling tourists with shell games and a teenager abducted by vampires. And then Sinclair's twin sister and mother show up. What he didn't tell Daisy is that both his sister and mother are powerful Obeah sorcerers, and if he doesn't return to Jamaica with them to take up his familial role, they'll release his grandfather's duppy, or ghost--with disastrous consequences. Daisy has moxie to spare and refuses to be intimidated. But she'll need all the help she can get. In Carey's capable hands, all this seems not just convincing, but enchantingly normal thanks to the flawless backdrop, skillfully articulated plotting and splendid characters. A fine addition to the series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101626528
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 25,941
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Carey

New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology and postmodern fables Santa Olivia and Saints Astray. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to China. Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Well written and entertaining

    The story is very entertaining. The main character is a bada** but still feminine and fun. It is a great urban fantasy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    Having great characters is no surprise, this is Jacqueline Carey

    Having great characters is no surprise, this is Jacqueline Carey, after all.
     What makes this urban fantasy stand out is the setting. The town is it's own character.
    Those of us fans who live the small town life easily recognise the social structure and the relationships
    between and among characters. It felt like home...if home were spiced with werewolves, vampires, ghouls
    (sorry, Outcasts), and various monsters. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Great story, can't put down novel

    Great character development and the story keeps you in the dark as well as fills in some areas from the previous novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Awesome continuation of series

    Ms. Carey continues to keep you involved with the characters and their lives. Daisy's current issues are just as exciting as in Dark Currents.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Homerun! This book was fantastic! It was even better than the fi

    Homerun! This book was fantastic! It was even better than the first one in the series. This is a series I am definitely going to have to follow. Daisy continues to be an intriguing and engaging main character, who even for being a hell-spawn you still feel you can relate to at times. The rest of the characters are also very easy to become attached to. The plot in this book was exciting and the climax to it was definitely satisfying. This is probably one of the best books I have read in awhile

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2013

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    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    AUTUMN BONES is another unexpected ride, full of ups and downs and a lot more twists than I thought I could handle. I was unprepared by how much I enjoyed this sequel. I am quickly becoming addicted to anything and everything Daisy related. She’s one of my favorite heroines this past year!

    This book is the perfect combination between Daisy’s personal life and romantic messes while dealing with supernatural chaos in Pemkowet. Voodoo, a bit of magic and…a satyr! AUTUMN BONES doesn’t have one page of boring in it! The storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat with all the action, and at the same time it’ll leave you wanting more of it!

    On the romance front… it’s complicated! Very complicated. And while this book may come across as Daisy being a bit of a ho-bag, I actually didn’t feel that because I was right there along with her with her choices! I can’t help but feel like Daisy is my friend, whom I’m very jealous of at times. I understand her and admire her, even as I want her life!

    If you’re tired of all the same old, same old urban fantasy out there then you have to read this series! It’s a breath of fresh air for anyone looking for a less gritty urban fantasy. Jacqueline Carey has me hooked!

    *ARC provided by publisher

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Demonstar

    HellClan has no rules, but you are dead and evil. HellClan send a HellChild every 1,000 years. Our current HellChild is living at about 7.5 moons. The HellChild is always a freak of nature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Bramblestar- BriarClan warriors den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Fun read.

    I was expecting a fun read with enough plot to keep me interested until the end of the book. I got it. Great book for a vacation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Darkfrost

    Look at my bio at 'Autumn leaves' forgot which res probably 2 any way add ons... <br>
    MATE-CRUSH<br>
    *No mate<br>
    *He might have a crush not totally sure...<br>
    RANK<br>
    *Deputy<br>
    I THINK THATS ALL!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Ashflower's Bio

    ~Notice~ Brambleflight's Bio will be posted up later. <p>

    Name-Ashflower <br>
    Rank-Warrior <br>
    Age-15 moons <br>
    Gender-&female <br>
    Crush-It's possible, but not. <br>
    Mate-She has no crush, therefore no mate. <br>
    Kits-None <br>
    Family-LichenFox, Brother who is Dead...Sunnyheart, Mother who is Dead...Raincast, Father who is Dead <br>
    Characteristics-Meet her! Ashflower is a funny, spunky She-cat with a good sense of humor. She is loyal, wise and rather friendly towards all. She has a good knowledge of herbs, but would someday hope to be a Leader. She isn't the jealous type, but if she happens to be jealous, she is in a bad mood. Ashflower does have her moments where she needs to get away for the day, and hunting is the thing that helps clear her mind. <br>
    Description-Ashflower is fairly beautiful young Warrior. Her pelt is light grey, and her chest has a spot of white. Around the ankles of her paw's she has two white stripes that wrap around her ankles on her paws. Her paw tips are darker grey, and her ears are darker grey. The top if her eyes, ~ such as were eyeshadow would go,~ is a natural white, and her nose is salmony pink. Her eyes are shimmering light blue, from the outer-ring if her eyes is darkest blue, to lighter, lighter to lightest around the pupil. Her body is specked light and dark grey. Her tail, nearing the tip is ringed white and dark grey, and tipped white. <br>
    History-She wishes not to share, but will if asked. <br>
    Theme Song-Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift Feat. Ed Sherren.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Oshapaws bio

    Gender-male | pelt- light blue with white face and a shell on his chest | type of cat- pokemon cat a cat that can turn into a pokemon and can use pokemon moves | mate-none | crush-none | history-ask me

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

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    Posted October 21, 2013

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    Posted November 14, 2013

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