Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen audiobook

Wake of Vultures

By Lila Bowen
Read by Robin Miles

Orbit 9780316264310

The Shadow Series: Book 1

10.78 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478906209

"Wake of Vultures will kick your a** up one page and down the other." -- io9 Nettie Lonesome dreams of a greater life than toiling as a slave in the sandy desert. But when a stranger attacks her, Nettie wins more than the fight. Now she's got friends, a good horse, and a better gun. But if she can't kill the thing haunting her nightmares and stealing children across the prairie, she'll lose it all -- and never find out what happened to her real family. Wake of Vultures is the first novel of the Shadow series featuring the fearless Nettie Lonesome. The Shadow series Wake of Vultures Conspiracy of Ravens

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Summary

Summary

A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Winner of RT Award, 2015

"Wake of Vultures will kick your a** up one page and down the other." -- io9


Nettie Lonesome dreams of a greater life than toiling as a slave in the sandy desert. But when a stranger attacks her, Nettie wins more than the fight.


Now she's got friends, a good horse, and a better gun. But if she can't kill the thing haunting her nightmares and stealing children across the prairie, she'll lose it all -- and never find out what happened to her real family.


Wake of Vultures is the first novel of the Shadow series featuring the fearless Nettie Lonesome.



The Shadow series

Wake of Vultures

Conspiracy of Ravens

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Sharp as a silver Bowie and unsentimental as a stray bullet, Lila Bowen's Nettie Lonesome earns a place among the legends of the Weird West. Matthew Stover
Wake of Vultures is, quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it's a wild bronco of a read that'll leave you breathless for more. Rachel Caine
Wake of Vultures occupies a unique position somewhere between gritty western, supernatural horror, and just-plain-weird fantasy. B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
Of all the books I've reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures' Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I've encountered... Bowen's superlative grasp of both character development and worldbuilding elevates a familiar story to mythic heights. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
There are fast-paced thrill-a-minute novels where the plot twists and wild action just. Keep. Coming. And then there are introspective books about someone searching for their identity and untangling deep issues of race, sexuality and gender. And then occasionally, you get a book that manages to do both. Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen is one such book, and it's a goddamn keeper. io9
"Wake of Vultures doesn't just fly -- it soars. Lila Bowen brings in a wild fantasy quite unlike anything I've ever read, with a voice that's weird and wonderful. Bowen is truly a talent to watch. Hot damn, is this book good. Chuck Wendig
Bowen has created a fascinating, textured Wild West world...Readers will love this absorbing fantasy adventure [and] its strong, dynamic heroine. Kirkus (starred review)
Bowen's Wake of Vultures overflows with imagination and voice, channeling shades of Stephen King's Gunslinger and Western classics like Unforgiven. Nettie Lonesome is sure to become one of the iconic characters of this generation. This book puts you under its spell and will not let you go! Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author
Nettie Lonesome kicks major ass. There is something strange and wonderful going on in Lila Bowen's head. It's the weird west fantasy that I never knew I've always wanted to read. Now I need more! Wesley Chu
I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Buy this book because it's the thrilling, delightfully written, and important one you've always wanted to read. Kevin Hearne
Wake of Vultures is a ferocious, fascinating take on the magical Old West - creatively and unsentimentally grim, yet rich with hope and heart. Cherie Priest
Gritty and well-realized... The unforgiving western landscape is home to supernatural beasties as diverse as the human inhabitants, and no-nonsense Nettie is pragmatic and brave. Themes of self-worth, gender, and the complexity of identity are treated with frank realism and sensitivity, and the narrative is a love letter to the paranormal western genre. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Nettie Lonesome is a complex, tough, all-around wonderful protagonist. And Lila Bowen is equally wonderful for bringing us Nettie's story, set in a magical old west full of harpies and monster-hunters and stolen children and more. I look forward to more of Nettie's journey. Jim C. Hines
“Bowen’s Wake of Vultures overflows with imagination and voice, channeling shades of Stephen King’s Gunslinger and Western classics like Unforgiven. Nettie Lonesome is sure to become one of the iconic characters of this generation. This book puts you under its spell and will not let you go!” Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author
“Of all the books I’ve reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures’ Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I’ve encountered… Bowen’s superlative grasp of both character development and worldbuilding elevates a familiar story to mythic heights.” RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
“Gritty and well-realized…The unforgiving western landscape is home to supernatural beasties as diverse as the human inhabitants, and no-nonsense Nettie is pragmatic and brave. Themes of self-worth, gender, and the complexity of identity are treated with frank realism and sensitivity, and the narrative is a love letter to the paranormal western genre.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Bowen has created a fascinating, textured Wild West world…Readers will love this absorbing fantasy adventure [and] its strong, dynamic heroine.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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Author

Author Bio: Lila Bowen

Author Bio: Lila Bowen

Lila Bowen is a pseudonym for Delilah S. Dawson, who writes fantasy, horror, young adult, comics, and romance. She recently won the Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. Delilah loves fancy books, trail rides, adventures, and cupcakes and lives in the North Georgia mountains with her husband, children, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Polly, and a floppy mutt named Merle.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English