Rough Justice

Rough Justice


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ISBN-13: 9781596068568
Publisher: Subterranean Pr
Publication date: 06/30/2018
Series: Cainsville Series
Edition description: Deluxe
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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Rough Justice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
8306780 More than 1 year ago
What is the justice dispensed by The Hunt ? Will Olivia be able to handle her role as leader of the hunt and dispense justice as required ? As usual, the author succeeds in another look at the fae in Cainsville. Letting the reader glimpse another part of the life of the Cyn Annwn and the Tylwyth Teg. This book flows very fast abd is well written as are all of her books.
CaptainsQuarters More than 1 year ago
Ahoy there me mateys! I received this urban fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . The cover drew me in and three things convinced me to read this book: 1. I love Kelley Armstrong! I discovered her through her young adult book, sea of shadows, and she became me most read author of 2016; 2. It is a Subterranean Press book and they do great work; and 3. This story is set in the Cainsville series. I am not really an urban fantasy fan so I have been hesitant to pick up the first novel in this series despite me love of the author. So when I realized I could read a novella set in the world I was rather excited. It gave me a taste of what Kelley Armstrong can do with urban fantasy. And what she can do is write a very compelling novella. This apparently is #5.5 in the series. Yet it didn't take long at all for me to get the gist of what had happened previously. I rather enjoyed the main character Olivia. She is fiercely intelligent, enterprising, and entertaining. The premise is that Olivia has to lead her first Hunt. Yet despite the assurances that her prey is guilty and deserves death, Olivia hesitates and the man gets away. Olivia is horribly upset with herself and resolves to investigate her target in detail in order to solidify his guilt to her satisfaction. I thought the plot elements of the murder that was committed and how the investigation was handled were wonderfully fun. I enjoyed Olivia's love interest and the snippets into the workings of their relationship. Despite being personally burnt out on fae stories, the fae elements of this one didn't detract from the story. I was pleased to enjoy this as much as I did. It is a testament to the author's writing skills. I could totally see meself picking up the first novel of the series. If ye already be a fan of the Cainsville series then this will surely be a hit!
MauCarden6 More than 1 year ago
Fans of Kelley Armstong’s recently ended but fabulous Cainsville series will accept any crumb from the Cainsville table. In Rough Justice we have a tasty, rich, heavily iced cupcake. A cupcake, not a cake because this is a novella. Olivia is on her first Wild Hunt (Cŵn Annwn) serving as the Malit-y-Nos, Matilda of the Hunt. The Wild Hunt secures justice for the fae by having their hounds harvest souls of those humans who have killed fae but escaped justice in the human world. However Olivia being Olivia has questions about the guilt of this target. So Olivia will do what Olivia does best and will want to investigate, therefore derailing her and Ricky’s first Hunt as Annwn, King of the Otherworld. Ricky being Ricky will do what he always does and support anything Olivia does. He is not a major character in Rough Justice as this is mostly Olivia showing her chops during an increasingly tricky investigation. Gabriel being Gabriel will do what he always does and hide something from Olivia. For her own good of course. He will be at her side throughout her investigation. Gabriel is still not comfortable as Gwyn ap Nudd, king of the TylwythTeg, the fae. The Cainsville magic is present as always in Armstrong’s books. Delighting and charming the reader; enticing us into the world of the fae and Cŵn Annwn. . The story is terrific, Cainsville great, the Cŵn Annwn thrilling; but reading about Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky is the ultimate treat. Armstrong excels in her endings. The ending for Rituals was one of the best I have ever read, lovely and touching. The ending for Rough Justice is extremely satisfying too, but still leaves readers wanting more. Much more. The hardcover of Rough Justice is featuring illustrations by Xaviere Daumaire , judging by his covers, they are beautiful. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review
the-traveling-inkwell More than 1 year ago
I love when authors flesh out their series with novellas ... as if we needed any more proof they're just as addicted to their characters and worlds as we are. And it's already a given that I'll read anything Kelley Armstrong cranks out, so even though the Cainsville series has always had its highs and lows for me, I was more than happy for even a brief glimpse back into the lives of our favorite fated trio. This novella takes place not long after the action-packed and fulfilling conclusion of Rituals, where Olivia has decided to finally embrace her destiny to choose between the Tylwyth Teg (the Fae) and the Cŵn Annwn (the Wild Hunt)—and in turn, to choose between Gabriel and Ricky. Her choice? To not choose. It may have been a bit of a predictable out, but I did love the way it wrapped up the series and opened the door to a powerful new dynamic between the two communities. I was so curious how Liv would balance her divided loyalties and what her acceptance of her role would mean ... and that's exactly what Armstrong delivers in this short but satisfying novella, where Liv steps up to participate in her first ever Hunt. The dark lore surrounding the Cŵn Annwn is fascinating. "[T]asked with wreaking vengeance on humans who murder those with fae blood," part of their powers is an innate ability to sense guilt. Liv struggles to accept how they can immediately condemn a man to death outside of the confines of courtroom justice. It's such a unique backdrop for a mystery. We're told the who from the very start, but Liv wants the proof, which spawns an investigation of her own. The more clues she unveils, the less likely it seems that the who could possibly be correct. It feels like you're trying to piece together the puzzle with just one piece you know is right, but somehow that's the one piece hat refuses to fit. The result is a wonderfully layered mystery that's surprisingly intricate for a novella, and it certainly kept me on my toes. This is very much Liv's tale, and I loved watching her maneuver the backwards investigation. She's just as strong, witty, and independent as ever, which makes her perspective a joy to read. We also see a lot of Gabriel's character through his role in the investigation, his maturing relationship with Liv, and his complications with his mother. My only gripe? I wish there was a lot more of Ricky in this installment ... I miss what a powerhouse team the trio proved to be in prior novels. There's only so much that can fit into a novella under 200 pages, but Armstrong does a stellar job as always at packing it full of character development and a complex plot. Rough Justice is a blast, and it makes me want even more stories about Liv, Gabriel, and Ricky navigating their new normal. If you're a fan of urban fantasies laced with mystery, you'll definitely want to give this series a shot!
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
Love Armstrong's Cainsville series!! This takes Olivia on her first hunt and reveals the power her attendance emits. She possesses blood of two powerful fae groups and her challenge to embrace both. Loved reading about the characters and what has been happening since the last novel. Powerful author with skill at creating amazing characters and their worlds. "A copy of this book was provided by Subterranean Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." Loved the cover art!!
Eloise_In_Paris More than 1 year ago
A quick interesting read. I liked Olivia and her cohorts, as well as this story’s take on the Fae and the Wild Hunt. I had not read any of the previous books in this series, but there was plenty of info as the story went along giving a cliff notes version. While the story was pretty good it wasn’t enough to make me want to go back and read the other books.