Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Novella Review: Thread of Death (SPOILER ALERT)


Thread of Death by Jennifer Estep

Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, might have finally killed her nemesis, Mab Monroe, but that doesn’t mean that it’s smooth sailing. Gin goes to Mab’s funeral to say her goodbyes and runs into some of Ashland’s most notorious underworld power players, including Jonah McAllister and Phillip Kincaid. McAllister wants her dead, and Kincaid has his own murky motives when it comes to the Spider, and Gin once again finds herself fighting for her life. Only this time, she might wind up in the cemetery right next to Mab ...

My Thoughts:
This story takes place shortly after Spider's Revenge, as Gin is recovering from her last big battle with her arch nemesis. While she's still not 100%, she knows that she has to make an appearance at Mab's funeral both for her own peace of mind and to show the rest of the city that she's still standing.

Mab being Mab and Gin being Gin, it should come as no surprise that the funeral doesn't run smoothly. With Mab gone, there is a power vacuum in Ashland. It's one thing to size up the competition, but who would have the sheer audacity to stage an attack during the ceremony?

This was a quick read, but didn't have an awful lot of substance. A nice story to keep us satisfied until the next book comes out. All of the main characters make an appearance, including my favorites, the Deveraux sisters! It does serve to give Gin a taste of what she can expect now that Mab is gone. And I'm curious about some of the characters introduced during the service, and wondering if they'll play a role in future stories?

This novella will be released January 31, 2012


  1. Ah yes..I remember your fondness for this particular author's work. Sounds like a nice connecting piece...you know, just enough to tide you over. Not my cup of tea, but enjoyed the review all the same. Thanks for sharing! ^_^

  2. Darn! I still haven't finished reading Spider's Bite so I glossed over the spoilery bits. I really hate the TBR!!

  3. Ok, I didn't read. I've got the first 2 or 3 books here and want to get to this series. I will get there...one of these days. :)

  4. I read the first one and really liked it! I was surprised with myself. Haven't moved on to the others though!