Audio Review: As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

Posted July 11, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Audio Review: As Lie the Dead by Kelly MedingAs Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding
Series: Dreg City #2
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published by Tanor Media on July 27th 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook


Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light…

…or the power to die and live again in someone else's borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help—even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.

Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps—and increasingly outgunned humans—a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it—unless, of course, her own side gets her first.

 Bad-Ass-Heroine cantstop dark&gritty

Evy is the best kick ass heroine I’ve meet since meeting Kate Daniels! Maybe even more so since Kate carries a big sword and Evy finds herself without a weapon in most fights and add the fact that she is still trying to figure out how to move in a body that’s was not her own; one that is not trained to fight. Yet she still manages to stay on top.

Evy is a shit talker but she backs it up. But she has a really hard time kick butt in As Lie the Dead since she blacks out like every another chapter; waking up in strange places. But during these blackouts we get to see more of Evy’s past in her memories in the form of dreams while she is out.

Evy really had to trust others in this book to help her while she was out of it; which is not easy for her and the fact these people weren’t Wyatt, mad it even harder. Why did she have to rely on others than Wyatt? Wyatt sets out most of the book in the hospital. But we get his personal background story (heart breaking!) and how the Triads got their start.

Also we get to hear Evy say those three little words that she has been fighting hard not to say. YAY!

In As Lie the Dead we get a little closure on a few issues that were in Three Days to Dead and get to meet a new secondary character, Phin that I hope will be around in the next book, Another Kind of Dead. I recommend this series to fans of Urban Fantasy and I especially think that Kate Daniel fans will enjoy Evy and her world.

About Xe Sands

Award-winning narrator known for credible characterizations and an intimate delivery with more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art. I believe an authentic performance demands authentic connection to the text and subtext.

Beyond professional narration, I have a passion for poetry and short/micro independent fiction, and can frequently be found perusing the Poetry Foundation archives for upcoming Going Public pieces.

About Kelly Meding

Kelly Meding, urbanfantasy author and dabbler in tales of the paranormal.

Books 1-4 in the Dreg City Series, THREE DAYS TO DEAD, AS LIE THE DEAD, and ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD, WRONG SIDE OF DEAD, are now available from Bantam Books in digital and mass-market paperback formats. Book 5, REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD, will release September 16 in digital format only.

Book 1 and 2 in the Metawars superhero series,TRANCE and CHANGELING, are available from Pocket books in digital and mass-market paperback formats. Book 3, TEMPEST, is available digitally only, with book 4, CHIMERA, releasing digitally November 11. 2013.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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