Black Heart (Black Wings Series #6)

Black Heart (Black Wings Series #6)

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by Christina Henry
     
 

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As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story…
 
Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll—permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to

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As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story…
 
Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll—permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm.
 
Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy’s fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Black Wings Novels
 
“A fun, fast ride through the gritty streets of magical Chicago.”—Nancy Holzner, author of Hellhound
 
“Grabs your attention and refuses to let you go.”—Fantasy Romance Writers
 
“Entertaining urban fantasy starring an intriguing heroine.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101626634
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Series:
A Black Wings Novel , #6
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
56,753
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the Black Wings Novels
 
“A fun, fast ride through the gritty streets of magical Chicago.”—Nancy Holzner, author of Hellhound
 
“Grabs your attention and refuses to let you go.”—Fantasy Romance Writers
 
“Entertaining urban fantasy starring an intriguing heroine.”—Midwest Book Review

Meet the Author

Christina Henry is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with subtitles in her spare time. Christina used to work in a comic-book store and, as a result, has boxes of bagged and boarded comics in her attic. Needless to say, she can hold her own in a conversation about manga and anime.

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Black Heart 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Black Heart. Christina Henry. Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews. I loved this series to begin with, Maddy was a likeable person, Beezle made me laugh, Gabriel made me swoon....and there were other people that added to the mix, her friend Patrick , other agency staff and her cross to bear and boss JB!, her father, grandfather and Nathaniel. Things have changed though over the course of the books, Maddy has become harder, less prone to looking for a peaceful solution and using a “let them all burn, heh heh heh ...” approach it seems to me. She does have a bit of conscience when she thinks about those who are being killed, but mostly a pragmatic –“ it had to be done, well at least I think it did, ah well too late now” view it seems to me. Black Heart describes how she's becoming, and I’m bothered that she's becoming accepting of her darkness. Patrick was killed, Gabriel was killed, she's no longer with the agency, JB has become a fan of hers now..her father is dead and Nathaniel – well he's become someone unrecognisable. When Gabriel died that was it I said – I can't read Maddy without Gabriel – their relationship was a kingpin of the books, so I ducked out on the last book, then decided maybe I was wrong so tried the series once more. I can't believe what's happened to Maddy though – she's not someone I really like any more :( She's pregnant with Gabriel's child, but it seems he'd only been dead a couple of weeks when she picked up into a relationship with Nathaniel of all people – that's right, the one who was so uncaring, so horrible and cruel etc....how could she? She loved Gabriel, they'd been through so much and to just move on to someone else so soon.... Anyway this book brings more of that plus the usual slew of dangers that Maddy has to sort. It was good to see Beezle again, and he's at least a voice of sanity and advice for her. Once again though she doesn't really have any plans, but rushes headlong blasting everything with fire it seems. It's action packed, she's just out of one crisis when she's plunged into another. It seems to be a book that relies on constant action and dangers, and more and more people and powers are introduced, and its become quite a muddy, murky mix for me. Without the Maddy/Gabriel spark though this series has lost its attraction for me and become just an OK one when it began as a solid five star for me. Still, as always we all have different tastes and I’m sure there'll be others that love it. Its the end of the “black” road for me though :( Stars: three NB: ARC supplied via Netgalley
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: *eARC received from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review --Actual rating 4.5 Skulls Another absolutely intoxicating read by Ms. Henry! Black Heart wasn't quite as action packed as the last 2 installments of the BLACK WINGS series in my opinion, but it was gripping, dark, sexy, and utterly intriguing, with lots of new and different stuff to love and enjoy. I said it wasn't as action packed, but that doesn't mean it was slow by any stretch of the imagination. This book just got more and more intense as the pages were turned, I couldn't wait to see what would happen next, and while I didn't think it possible, Christina has reached yet another level of 'wonderful' with her writing; the character evolution and growth was stellar, the world building superb, and the core the the story and series - its heart if you will - grabbed me and wouldn't let go.  So without spoiling things what do you have to look forward to? We're finally introduced to Puck and Lucifer's other brother Daharan, there's a whole new (and wonderful) sub-world to explore, Maddy embraces her dark side, there's a scene that long time fans will absolutely adore, and SO much more!  I've been saying (and RAVING about) it book after book, but Black Heart is dark, it's intense, and it's really a catalyst to the series (or even  a possible spin-off if Christina decides to go that route).  This is an absolute must read for all BLACK WINGS fans, and I highly recommend it for all Urban Fantasy lovers. I do suggest reading the series in order though, especially with this book, there is just too much history you'd miss if you didn't. I promise you will not be disappointed you did!  As my quote on the cover states, this series just gets better and better!
kristine122998 More than 1 year ago
I was SO excited to get this book! although this book isnt the best in the series it is STILL a VERY good book, I just wish mrs.henry  would of "formed" maddys and Nathaniel's relationship a bit more. little let down with that part, BUT aside from that it was a great book HIGHLY recommend!   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read them all so far & already purchased & pre-ordered the next book. Thanks for a wonderfully entertaining & exciting series! Please keep'em coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't stop reading ...
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cobra61 More than 1 year ago
This is a well written, thought out series. I can't wait for the next in the series to come out. As riveting as any book I've ever read. Full of twists turns and intrigue. Not just in plot but in character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book and love it. Can't wait for book 7.
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
A great story, while not as action packed as the previous stories, there are new developments, and I still didn't want to put it down.  My major complaint, I guess is the arguments with Beezle about Maddy going dark side.  On one hand, Beezle is afraid Maddy is turning into a monster, on the other, he says some people are too stupid to live.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maddy Black has quit her job and the highers up in the agency are not happy about it! In fact, they think it is time for her to die. Added to this she has to deal with a coniving gradfather and uncles, all the while she is pregnant and all Maddy wants to do is take a nap. But there are worlds to save not to mention the need to save herself! Maddy continues to try to extricate herself from webs that she has been drawn into. However, when things are not as they seem and one doesn't know what is real and what is not. Maddy has a hard road building her home again. I enjoyed this book and can not wait for the next one.