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Undone (Outcast Season Series #1)

Undone (Outcast Season Series #1)

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by Rachel Caine
     
 

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A brand new series from the author of the "Weather Warden" novels, who's as “Swift, sassy, and sexy as Laurell K. Hamilton.” (Mary Jo Putney)

View our feature on Rachel Caine’s Undone.

Once she was Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power. Now, she has been reshaped in human flesh as punishment for defying her master—and

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A brand new series from the author of the "Weather Warden" novels, who's as “Swift, sassy, and sexy as Laurell K. Hamilton.” (Mary Jo Putney)

View our feature on Rachel Caine’s Undone.

Once she was Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power. Now, she has been reshaped in human flesh as punishment for defying her master—and living among the Weather Wardens, whose power she must tap into regularly or she will die. And as she copes with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, a malevolent entity threatens her new existence...

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Publishers Weekly

This fast-paced series opener spins off from Caine's Weather Warden series (Gale Force, etc.), with plenty of excitement to draw in new readers. Cassiel, a newly exiled djinn, is perplexed and uncomfortable with mortality. The Wardens find her and place her under the care and supervision of Manny Rocha, an Earth Warden who supplies Cassiel's aetheric and worldly needs. In exchange, she helps him with his cases. Just as she gets acclimated and starts trading smoldering glances with Manny's brother, Luis, Cassiel comes under attack by unknown forces, with deadly consequences for fighting back. Cassiel's struggle with her humanity adds depth while opening doors for more character development as the series progresses, and a cliffhanger ending will keep fans eager for the next installment. (Feb.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451462619
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Outcast Season Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
496,892
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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Undone (Outcast Season Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
echo1946 More than 1 year ago
I am not a fantasy reader, but I thought I'd give this book a chance. I'm glad I did. First of all, the cover intrigued me--a woman on a motorcycle. When I read on the back cover that this woman was foreign to living in the three-dimensional earth plane, and that she had been outcast from a world where she had much more power, I decided to read it. The idea that she had to get power from another human being to keep her strength, made her vulnerable, thus more likable. Yet she had to be careful not to take too much power or she would injure her donor. I was also grateful she was not a vampire; there are too many vampire stories out there already. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it was a cliffhanger, and the next book in the series hasn't been published yet.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Djinn Cassiel was ancient when man had yet to appear on the earth. She is one of the Old Ones wanting nothing to do with humanity as she believes they are beneath her. Unlike David, she never lived amidst these human fleas; preferring life on the aether plane of pure energy. She is cold and treacherous even to her own kind.

Her life crashed when her Master, the newly made Conduit Ashan orders her to perform a task, but she refuses. As punishment for saying no, he changes her substance and exiles her in human form from the aether. Stunned Cassiel still needs aether energy to survive, but can only obtain it through the help of a weather warden. It is arranged that earth warden Manny Rocha will be her aether supplier in return for her assisting him with his job. The longer she remains in human form, the more she learns how to feel and that soon leads to her caring deeply for Manny and his family even his brother Luis. When tragedy strikes, instead of walking away to find a new host, Cassie and Luis team up seeking to find Manny¿s kidnapped daughter who Cassiel has learned to love.

Rachel Caine, weather warden writing wizard, begins a sidebar series with the outcast Cassiel that will enthrall her fans as this is an excellent addition to the growing Caine mythos. Cassiel is terrific as a haughty essence who struggles with humanization learning first hand what a human is. Her transformation is brilliant as she is UNDONE by Manny and his family. With an abduction to add suspense, this superb urban fantasy enhances the author¿s universe while setting up the sequel.

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Incandescent_Enchantments More than 1 year ago
Also, I have not read the Weather Warden series yet, but that did not confuse me at all. If you're wondering, Undone is a continuation of the Weather Warden series, but with new characters. I'm beginning to wonder. I am really liking Cassiel, the main character in this book. I tend to play favorites, so when I read the Weather Warden series, I'm hoping I like Joanne, but I don't think I will. And, I hope Cassiel shows up in those series. I will say, I love Cassiel(like I said before)! She is my type of character. Cold, stern, unforgiving, powerful, heartless, everything you can think of. After all, she is a Djinn. But, then Ashan casts her down from being a Djinn, in the meantime stripping her powers away. Yet, she still remains kick-but! Over time, though, she softens a little, taking mercy on children(Isabel in particular), and Luis. Now, Luis, is her love-interest. Yet, I like it that in the book, love isn't the main focus. The focus is more on the war, and the mystery of what happens to Isabel. Overall, this is just an action-packed book that you will enjoy. At least, I did. But, I really like Rachel Caine, since she is an amazing author. For example, her Morganville Vampire series are awesome! I'll definitely be picking up the second book, Unknown, at the library, as soon as it arrives(I put it on hold). One last warning for Undone, don't get attached to Manny(or Angela). I won't say why, but I'm warning you.
Cerulean_Talon More than 1 year ago
The main character is both sexy and tough with a story and characters that are unique. This book comes from an author whose books I had just recently begun reading and of whom I have managed to read most of each series. I must say it was a truly exciting adventure and from the beginning captured my imagination. I enjoyed it very much and highly recommend this book and both Rachel Caine's Weather Warden & Morganville Vampire series'.
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The plot of this series is pretty good, Cassiel is more than interesting and has a compelling enough story arch. There is plenty that this series adds to the world built by the Weather Warden series while being understandable completely on it's own. There is a great deal that this series shows of the djin world and a great deal it adds to understanding the mythos of the world. All that said, this series was so similar to the Weather Warden series it wasn't worth the read. Weather Warden was written better (or at least was more compelling, I completed Weather Warden as quickly as I could lay my hands on the books, this series I never bothered to finish). Nothing that was done here was any different than the Weather Warden series, same themes, same general plot, very similar duo of characters (from strong female lead outcast from her society/support right down to [obligatory for this genre?] romance amongst the main characters). Really, aside from gaining more knowledge on the mythos of the world, not worth reading after Weather Warden.
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I was captivated throughout the story by the writing and story concept. Great cliff hanger. Can't wait to read the next in the series.
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