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by Amber Benson

Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Amber Benson
ISBN: 0441018432
ISBN13: 978-0441018437
Language: English
Publisher: Ace; 1st edition (February 23, 2010)
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Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory has been added to your Cart.

Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter.

Cat's Claw: A Calliope Reaper-Jones NovelMass Market Paperback – 23. .Calliope Reaper-Jones. This three part series is referred to, by the author, as a hero's journey

Cat's Claw: A Calliope Reaper-Jones NovelMass Market Paperback – 23 February 2010. by Amber Benson(Author). I read her first Calliope book and wasn't impressed, but decided to give the second book a chance. This three part series is referred to, by the author, as a hero's journey. Callie, with help from her friends and the Devil's protégé, saved the day in part one, DEATH'S DAUGHTER, but she was still a long way from being a full-fledged heroine. Calliope makes mistakes.

I located a book by Amber Benson that turned out to be book one of this series

I located a book by Amber Benson that turned out to be book one of this series. I was immediately excited thinking I had a newly discovered series to follow.

Calliope- he began, but I was intent on Runt and ignored him. I let her nuzzle my face, her warm breath coming out in short bursts that tickled my cheek. I could feel her heart thudding against my arm and her usually warm body was chilly underneath her matted coat. Others were just fleeting memories, like old newsreels flickering behind his eyelids whenever he was feeling weak, fu. ll of self-loathing and hatred. He knew, as flighty and kooky as she was, she’d cut him out of her life forever if she even guessed at the horror his former self had wrought. Sure, he was reformed now. Serpent's Storm (A Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel) by Amber Benson book 3. Calliope Reaper-Jones, a. Death's Daughter, must go up against the Devil himself when her older sister Thalia puts the Reaper family business in jeopardy. Calliope Reaper-Jones Series, Book 3: Serpent's Storm. Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter. AMBER BENSON co-created, co-wrote, and directed the animated supernatural web-series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden, followed by a series of novels including Witchery and Accursed, and the novella Astray. Benson and Golden also co-authored the novella The Seven Whistlers.

Though there was no one in the room when she arrived, it looked as though someone had recently vacated the space.

Though there was no one in the room when she arrived, it looked as though someone had recently vacated the space ader’s place in its pages. The acrid scent of a freshly extinguished candle tickled Clio’s nose, enticing her to sneeze. She looked around, making sure she was alone then she quickly walked to the doorway, popping her head out into the main hall.

New York : Ace Books. A Calliope Reaper-Jones novel"-Cover. Calliope, Death's Daughter, owes a debt to Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the gates of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any creature she'll ever encounter.

Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter.
Comments to eBook Cat's Claw (A Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel)
Chillhunter
As an actress, I love Amber Benson but as an author, I'm not convinced. I read her first Calliope book and wasn't impressed, but decided to give the second book a chance. As it was, I wasn't interested in finishing it. Calliope came across to me as a very shallow and uninteresting character whose primary character trait is an overblown interest in fashion. The book itself had no good narrative flow to it. Benson often interrupted the primary plot for a huge block of unrelated or uninteresting backstory (such as the description of her childhood home or the background of Purgatory). Now these things could have been kept if they'd just been briefer or handled better, but I just found them to be really distracting. The final straw for me was when Calliope "realized" that she loved someone, despite having not interacted with him for the entire book or even having a reason to even like him. If an author is going to have a romance, is it too much to ask that the relationship be built rather than assumed? Or at least have them like each other first? When a reader spends more time being irritated than entertained, it's not a good sign, but that's how it worked for me.
Jairani
I am always skeptic about actors switching into novels. I wonder how much of their individual skill as an actor will show up in their book. I was never a big fan of Benson's acting. I found it lacking and just subpar. I was nervous when I read her first book because I wondered if her books will be just that.

They are to a degree but the story is enjoyable and still made me want more. I enjoyed the second book in this series even though again as publisher weekly said it is slow moving. You want something to happen but it doesn't. I wonder if it is intentional on the authors part to force your hand to pick up the second book to see if it finally comes to fruition and yet still doesn't. The cat and mouse game (no pun intended based on the title) gets a little old but still you end up wanting to read the next book in the series.

The books are okay, and somewhat worth the read. I give it 3 stars for the fact that the price is good, and the book does make me want to read the next one. The author leaves you with just enough curiosity to want a little bit more.
mIni-Like
For most people, road trips don't ordinarily end up in Hell. But, Calliope Reaper-Jones is no ordinary girl. A few months have passed since the daughter of the Grim Reaper was dragged kicking and screaming back into the supernatural world. A world Callie is desperate to avoid. Rescuing her father and the Board of Directors of Death Inc. from kidnappers came at a price, and the Guardian of the North Gate of Hell, Cerberus, is chomping at his tree bits to collect. The soul of an Egyptian architect has disappeared and Callie is given 24 hours to find him or she will be forced to return the Hellhound, Runt, to Hell. To up the ante, old "Snarly Head" is looking for a replacement as gatekeeper and he's set his yellow eye squarely on one Manhattan beauty. If she ever hopes to return to her normal life, and escape the wrath of her younger sister, Clio, failure to pay this debt is not an option.

{"I've got the whole thing figured out," I said reassuringly, the words just flowing out of my mouth without my brain paying the least bit of attention to them.} -Calliope Reaper-Jones

This three part series is referred to, by the author, as a hero's journey. Callie, with help from her friends and the Devil's protégé, saved the day in part one, DEATH'S DAUGHTER, but she was still a long way from being a full-fledged heroine. Calliope makes mistakes. (It wouldn't be much of a "journey" if the protagonist always knew exactly what to do in every given situation right off the bat!) She's gullible, impetuous, self-deprecating and hilariously snarky. She's real. And I'm compelled to root for her every sweaty misstep of the way. Next stop in this trilogy.. Purgatory.

As the daughter of Death navigates thru various challenges presented in the normal and supernatural worlds, her true self, "the hero inside", is slowly but surely emerging. She is becoming more confident, responsible and even warming up to the benefits of embracing her non-human half. (For those who reviewed DEATH'S DAUGHTER and were bothered by Callie's tearful episodes and use of the word, "like", you will be happy to know CAT'S CLAW is void of meltdowns and "Valley Girl" speak. I didn't have a problem with any of that. If I was yanked from my life, forced to go to Hell, fight monsters, drink poison etc., I'd have a -complete-- breakdown. Callie handled it much better than I would have! Give this follow up a chance. You will be glad you did.) I was hoping for more character development for the rest of the cast and was very pleased to learn, not only more about Calliope's family and friends, but the inner workings of Death Inc. and the whole Afterlife world.

Benson has designed an entire complex universe, brimming with unique, likeable characters. Toss in whacky mystical antics, a seductive Minx, Bast -Queen of the Cats and an elusive potential soul mate and the reader is taken on one exhilarating, amusing adventure after another. CAT'S CLAW, like the medicinal plant, proves that "Laughter is the Best Medicine". But, if I were in Callie's Steve Madden's, in lieu of traveling via vomit inducing wormhole, I would ask my tech savvy sister to conjure up a transporter!!
Ironfire
Another really good story about the life of the daughter of Death. This time she has to do something for Cerebus, the three-headed dog of hell. Nothing is simple for her, though, as she has to get a record from the Hall of Death and if that weren't enough she also finds Daniel is now a shade and he ends up inside Bast who has her own agenda.

She also end up meeting a real ancient Egyptian and tries to help him out with a problem of his. If she fails in all of this she will become the guardian of one of the gates of Hell, not something she is exactly wild about.

As usual the book has a good bit of humor in it and, like the first book, is well worth reading. This series has become one of my favorite series.
Envias
Callie's back and trying to get life back to normal. Unfortunately, the supernatural world just doesn't want that to happen.

I really enjoyed Cat's Claw. It was a fun, quick read and a fitting sequel to Death's Daughter. Callie did seem to have grown some since her ordeal in the previous book, but not too much. The story had plenty of twists and turns, and the friendly narrative drew me in. New characters were very interesting and likable.

I look forward to the next book. I would like Callie to wonder and possibly explore whether Anubis and Bata's test of her heart had a genuine result or if it was rigged to advance the evil plot. I'm curious to know what happens between Daniel and Callie, and look forward to their possible relationship furthering Callie's growth, hopefully.

Looking forward to the next installment!
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