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by Tanya Huff

  • Author: Tanya Huff
  • ISBN: 0756403472
  • ISBN13: 978-0756403478
  • ePub: 1661 kb | FB2: 1171 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW; 1st edition (June 6, 2006)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 840
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Smoke and Ashes ePub download

three that the 1AD had grown inexplicably fond of. Tony carefully moved a stack of ACTRA forms and spread out the map. These three spot. .He tapped the darker burns. have to be closed fast, so I can get as many of the rest shut before the shit hits the fan. The Demonlord knows there’s a wizard on this side, but he doesn’t know about you lot and he doesn’t know that the residue.

Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist, Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor, Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards.

Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist, Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor, Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards, and TV terror. Tony Foster, fledgling wizard and now trainee assistant director on Darkest Night-the syndicated vampire detective show-is hoping that they only supernatural events he’ll be caught up in are those in the script

From Tanya Huff, the author of the acclaimed Blood novels, which followed the adventures of private detective Vicki Nelson and vampire Henry Fitzroy, comes the third novel in her brilliant new contemporary fantasy series, SMOKE AND ASHES

From Tanya Huff, the author of the acclaimed Blood novels, which followed the adventures of private detective Vicki Nelson and vampire Henry Fitzroy, comes the third novel in her brilliant new contemporary fantasy series, SMOKE AND ASHES. The first novel in the series, SMOKE AND SHADOWS, reintroduces us to Henry and to Tony Foster, a former street kid and snitch rescued from his dead-end existence by Vicki and Henry and given a chance for a better life.

Smoke and Ashes book. This third novel in Tanya Huff's action-packed series features Tony Foster and the crew of "Darkest Night," a TV series about a vampire detective. This time they find themselves facing another supernatural menace, a Demonic Convergence. Tony-with the help of vampire Henry Fitzroy and Leah, a stuntwoman who is the last surviving priestess of a sex demon, plus a tabloid This third novel in Tanya Huff's action-packed series features Tony Foster and the crew of "Darkest Night," a TV series about a vampire detective.

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Smoke and Ashes - Tanya Huff. Tanya Huff has produced another very entertaining book. In Smoke and Ashes Tony Foster, now a Training Assistant Director, stops a possible threat to a stuntwoman on the set of the TV show he works for. She shows up in his apartment after the filming, and he finds out that she's an immortal Demongate. If she dies a host of demons will flood the world and slaughter the innocent.

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He had to stop Lee before he left the building.

You’re a minion of the Shadowlord! It sounded so incredibly stupid, Tony regretted the words the moment they left his mouth. He had to stop Lee before he left the building.

Fledgling wizard Tony is now an assistant director on "Darkest Night," the syndicated TV series about a vampire detective. But it's hard to concentrate on the latest episode when a Demonic Convergence is allowing lesser demons entry to our world, and the sexy stuntwoman, Leah, is also an immortal Demongate whose death would open the way to unimaginable peril. Can Tony halt the Convergence, keep Leah alive, and still have a career? Or will his artistic ambitions-not to mention the rest of the world-go up in smoke?
Viashal
This review contains reviews for all three books in the series, though the rating is only for the individual book. If I had to give a rating to the overall series, I'd give it four stars.

I definitely recommend interested readers start with the Blood/Vicki Nelson books (starting with Blood Price), because they introduce the two main characters in this one, Tony and Henry. Tony is definitely the focus in these three books, while Henry takes a sort of sidekick role, so that's something you should know if Henry is the only reason you're interested in these books.

Anyway, I decided to pick up this series because I'd loved the Blood books (except the last one) and missed Henry and Tony, so I decided to give it a shot.

Smoke and Shadows - This is the first novel in the Smoke series and the most problematic for me. I actually stopped reading it around the hundred page mark and came back to it months later. Thankfully, it picked up as it went along, and it wasn't bad. There's too many characters and too much TV behind-the-scenes talk, but overall it wasn't too bad. A three to three and a half star effort I'd say. If you're not a huge fan of this one, I definitely recommend giving the next one a try.

Smoke and Mirrors - My favorite in the series. Engrossing from start to finish as Tony and his coworkers get trapped in a haunted house. Time is running out and Tony must use his developing powers as a wizard to save everyone. I loved Amy, the goth secretary. I loved the sexual tension between Tony and Lee. Definitely a five star effort. If there was something to complain about it would be that too many characters talk at the same time and it was hard to figure out who was talking when at certain points. The conversations they had were interesting and/or funny, so it wasn't a huge problem. Another factor was the icky incest plot point (very minor, thankfully). I love Tanya Huff's writing, but she does have this incest thing pop up in a couple of books (this one, Blood Trail, The Enchantment Emporium, and from what I hear, Fifth Quarter). Not my thing at all, but it's a testament to her skills as a writer that I still love her books.

Smoke and Ashes - The third and sadly final installment in the Smoke series. Definitely not as good as the previous novel, but still pretty entertaining. I've read some reviews that say this one has a lot of sex. Not at all. There's lots of references to it, or vague hints, but no full-blown explicit sex scenes. Personally, I thought this book needed more Tony and Lee interaction. Overall, I'd say it's a four star effort. And the last scene ends the series on a good note.

Readers should also note that the Smoke series is lot more light-hearted than the Blood series. There's still violence, but with a lot more humor thrown in, which I actually didn't mind, even though I prefer to read dark urban fantasy.

Overall, I'm a huge fan of Huff. I've already read ten of her novels and am definitely reading more. This series was worth my time. I loved to read about the adventures of Tony, Henry, Lee, and Amy. I find Huff's use of gay/bi characters very refreshing, so if you have a problem with that, these books are probably not for you.

Recommended!
porosh
This book is the third in the series starring Henry Fitzroy's old sidekick Tony. Let me note that while the book is enjoyable as a standalone, you will get far more out of it if you have read the first two in this series, since there are quite a few references to the Shadowlord of the first book, Smoke and Shadows, and the haunted house of the second book, Smoke and Mirrors. You will get even more out of this series if you've read Huff's earlier series about Henry Fitzroy, romance writer, [...] son of King Henry VIII, and vampire. (If you check my profile, you can find reviews of all five books in that series.) Constable Jack Elson, for example, is an even more interesting character if you can also recall Mike Celluci, Vicki's fellow cop, and also the werewolf cop from "Blood Trail."

Since other reviewers have summarized the plot, I won't go into that. (Besides, those of you who read Huff know that many of her books have variations on the same plot: a hole opens up between hell and our earth, and our protagonists have to close it. This is not a complaint; I am continually amazed at how interesting she manages to make that same plot over and over.) Instead, let me tell you a few of the things I specifically enjoyed about this book:
* Huff's wonderful sense of humor. Examples: Tony turns on the TV and sees "some guy eating a bug on either the Learning Channel or FOOD - he didn't stay long enought to see if it came with a lecture on habitat or a raspberry vinaigrette" and the use of cherry cough syrup as a warding spell.
* The references to many classic science fiction and fantasy stories and books - not just well known ones such as LOTR, but also to stories that only literate and experienced SF fans are likely to have read; this isn't just catering to the reader who is currently reading urban vampire fantasy because it's "in" - although there's nothing wrong with that; welcome, new fantasy readers, and we hope you stay and enjoy the rest of the genre!
*The references also to many classic TV shows and movies, both SF and non-SF, everything from the coyote and the anvil to "Where castle?" to car chases.
*The characters who are neither all-bad nor all-good, but show signs that even though they are relatively "bit parts" right now, they have complex enough personalities that they might become more. Kevin Groves, the obnoxious tabloid reporter, for example, has a few good qualities, and shows some signs that in an emergency, he might be capable of doing good things. And Chester Bane, well, I have the feeling there's a LOT we don't know about Chester, and some of it will turn out to be supernatural sooner or later.

I do have a few small quibbles with the book: the Demon Lords' names don't sound right for demons to me. (Demons have first and last names? Really?) And Huff uses the phrase "red-gold eyebrows" too often, which is especially confusing since sometimes she is referring to Mason Reed, and sometimes to Henry. But those are pretty small change.

I will say that those of you who are squeamish about sex - although I doubt there are too many of such people reading urban vampire fantasies to begin with - would find some things to be squeamish about here. There is sex - gay, straight, and mixed. It's all necessary to the plot, appropriate in context, tastefully done, and not overdone - but it's there. So if that sort of thing bothers you... there is also a lot of use of four-letter words, again appropriate in context and not overdone, but if those bother you... They didn't bother me at all, because they went with the plot and characters so well, and let me tell you, I have a pretty short threshhold for unnecessary sex scenes and unnecessary vulgarity, so this must be well done, since I liked it. But you probably wouldn't want to give this book to a 12-year-old to read. I'd say 16 and up, at least, older if you really have hangups about your teenagers being exposed to anything at all graphic.

In summary: great continuation of the series, best enjoyed if you read all the others in order first; terrific characters, with lots of potential for more.
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