I’m always jonesing for my next Cat & Bones fix so when Reckoning was released as a stand-alone novella I just jumped at the chance to start from the very beginning of this series. This short story was only previously available in the Unbound anthology and it’s installment 0.5 in the Night Huntress series. I didn’t love this tale but then again, there’s no such thing as a bad read when this series is concerned IMO.
I’m just going to come out and say it. I found Bones severely lacking in this novella. His pre-Cat personality is dark and sad. There’s no wit; he’s just going through the motions to get the job done. After reading Reckoning I’m curious as to how Jeaniene Frost made the leap from this to the amazing book that is Halfway to the Grave. Even though I found this novella to be somewhat deficient; as a avid fan of this series, it’s still a must-read for me. Reckoning is probably not the best introduction to the Night Huntress world but if you need something to tie you over until the next book comes out, what do you have to lose?
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