John G. Hartness
- Title: Back In Black
- Author: John G. Hartness
- ISBN: null
- Page: 321
- Format: Kindle Edition
In the second volume of The Black Knight Chronicles, vampire detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood investigate a series of assaults plaguing the alleys of Charlotte Along the way they battle trolls, bigotry, fairies, dragons and small minds on the way to a knock down battle royal inside a steel cage The boys find themselves fighting evil in alleys, trolls in bars, dIn the second volume of The Black Knight Chronicles, vampire detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood investigate a series of assaults plaguing the alleys of Charlotte Along the way they battle trolls, bigotry, fairies, dragons and small minds on the way to a knock down battle royal inside a steel cage The boys find themselves fighting evil in alleys, trolls in bars, dragons in FairyLand, and trying to scrub the sparkle off after a battle with vicious Fae in the hall of the Fairy Queen Yeah, really All that and vampires, too.This non sparkly snarky vampire series has drawn favorable comparison to the works of Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith and Jim Butcher s Dresden Files Praise for Volume 1 The book was entertaining and laugh out loud funny from the first chapter where we re introduced to Jimmy in the clutches of a vampire hunter, until the end when the case is solved and Jimmy gets the girl Sort of L.C Evans Hard Day s Knight Vol 1 written by John Hartness is a surprisingly refreshing take on the sudden interest in all things fang and blood sucking related Syria Says But overall, this book was a fun, funny read I could see it turned into a television series It reminded me of a kind of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for men Julie Christensen This Special Edition ebook includes a preview of Dead Dwarves Don t Dance by Derek J Canyon Also includes a preview of The Chosen by John G Hartness
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From the blog at clsiewert.wordpress/2015/There are times when a making a healthy, fresh meal seems like too much work, times when munching on white cheddar popcorn and enjoying a drink seems like an acceptable substitute for a meal. It isn’t in the long run, of course, but as an occasional treat it works. The Black Knight Chronicles are the popcorn in the UF world. To me, Hartness managed the tricky feat of creating the tension a mystery requires without negating the seriousness of the situat [...]
James and Greg have been called in by Sabrina for another case – gay men across the city are being brutally beaten and left for dead. One of them Sabrina’s own cousin and something supernatural is implicated.But as they investigate, the story opens up a whole new development – they’re not dealing with men being attacked. They’re dealing with fairies (yeah, I’ve tried re-writing that about a dozen times and there’s absolutely no way to say it without making the implications glaring) [...]
The Black Knight boys are back! I’m not sure why it took me so long to pick up the second book in John G. Hartness’s series, but I’m definitely glad I finally got around to reading it. It was great to be reunited with the characters from the first book.This book picks up where Hard Day’s Knight left off and has all the wit and off-the-wall humor of the first installment in the series. This time around, Jimmy and Greg are up against trolls and malicious fairies as they investigate a serie [...]
I have read two of the books in this series now and have enjoyed both of them. It's not Pride and Prejudice, but it is entertaining. Vampire detectives working with a human police detective to solve crimes in North Carolina.oh and their best friend is a priest.
The boys are back and kicking ass. I've only got 2 more books in this series and I've already started volume 3. I do enjoy finding a new series and being able to read through the entire thing, but still, I have at least 4 continuation volumes to some other series, so what's a girl to do? LOLThese books are a lot of fun, and have actually gotten a giggle or two out of them, so I'll keep going.
Another winner. The hero and his sidekick are vampire working with human detective Sabrina of the Charlotte PD whose cousin has been horribly injured by an unknown supernatural creature. Bad movie quotes and lots of snarks pepper this violence filled yet fun fast moving tale populated by trolls, changelings, and even a dragon as they track a menace in their city. A truly engaging book with a glitch or two, but still a fun read. Nick J. Russo does a great job as narrator!
I enjoyed the 2nd installment more than the first. Still love the quirky vampires.who sparkle now, even though that myth was busted in the 1st book! (you will have to read to find out why.) :-)Entertaining, laugh at loud funny at times and snarky!
Well, this one was just as great as the first book. A few too many 'dudes' and 'bros' for my liking, but I won't let a thing like that bother me enough to like this book less. This series so far, even if it's just two books, is a good example of how to mix action, humor, and romance. None overwhelms the other and it makes for the perfect combination. The action is pretty good and keeps me entertained. I don't find myself just mindlessly reading those parts. The romance is actually one that devel [...]
John Hartness is another North Carolina writer, whom I met a few years ago at a writer's conference, and let me tell you--he is a hilarious writer."Back in Black" is book #2 in his "Black Knight Chronicles" featuring the two kind-of-vegetarian vampire detectives, Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood. While trying to hide their true identities, this couple tries to solve mysteries at night, often running into crazy supernatural adventures.I bought one of the original editions from when the author self [...]
Book Info: Genre: Urban FantasyReading Level: AdultRecommended for: fans of Urban Fantasy looking for something lightheartedTrigger Warnings: violence, killing, homophobiaMy Thoughts: Another great story in this fun UF series, in which we meet some new creatures (fairies, trolls, dragons) and find out how to make vampires sparkle (fairy blood, who'da thunk it?). I was a bit perturbed to already find a continuity error, in that the first book specifically stated they were able to see themselves i [...]
2.5 starsUnfortunately, this one is a let down compared to the first book. I don't find it funny; in fact, I find Jimmy to be downright annoying this time around. His supposedly funny sarcasm feels old -- and I don't chuckle even once. On top of that, I find the subplot about Jimmy, Greg, and Sabrina going to Fairyland and have a role in matchmaking the Fairy Queen and a Dragon Lord as distracting and waaaay over the top. I mean, the story starts with case of gay bashing -- and one of the victim [...]
So, the second book in the Black Knight Chronicles dives right in with another mystery; this time involving faeries and trolls! yikes! I was happy to see Sabrina Law [police detective] was back - she's got spunk, and I like her. Hartness's story evolves and we begin to see parallels in this universe, and I can recognize my own biases and how they might prevent me from really learning from those different from me. [Nah, I'm perfect. No biases here. But I love the lesson anyways!]Once again Black [...]
This second entry into the series is more of the same. If you really liked the first one, you'll really like this. If you were lukewarm on this first one, the same feeling will likely result from this. I was lukewarm. The writing doesn't distract, but it's not superb either. The main character (Black) is again the least developed and interesting character in the series because the author eschews any growth to keep him cracking wise at every turn. Is it such a crime to have a main character know [...]
Book 2 of The Black Knight Chronicles was an enjoyable read. I will admit, the first couple of chapters had me wondering if I wanted to really sit through a morality play. But read on I did and I am glad. For Back in Black is not a morality play, nor does it hit you over the head regarding homsexuality. Just a few homosexual characters happen to be involved. In fact, Hartness' play on the terms fairy and fae is pretty damn clever if you ask me. Jimmy does blab a bit too much for me, but there we [...]
Back in Black is another adventure from the mind of John Hartness. Jimmy, Greg, Sabrina, and Mike are back and this time the case is personal. Sabrina's favorite cousin has been beaten to a bloody pulp, and they suspect his lifestyle is the reason. The case that appeared to be linked to a series of hate crimes spirals in a way that I never would have guessed with the usual comedic banter between characters. There are whole new mythological realms explored and several new races revealed. This is [...]
Another fun outing with Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood, the geekiest vampires you ever met. These are not long, or terribly complicated books, but they are enjoyable and really funny in spots and glad I've got at least one more book in the series to look forward to with Knight Moves. However, the author does need to be a bit more consistent with some of his vampire lore - especially mirrors - in his plots.
This is the second book I've read in this series. They are fun fast reads. Even though he is a smart-ass I love Jimmy. Maybe I love him because he's a smart-ass. If I had a complaint, it's the editing mistakes, there are many wrong or left-behind words. Maybe it is because I read it in ebook format and this somehow messed it up, but when the dragon warrior takes another sip of his wife instead of his wineI got Dr. Pepper up my nose.Overall, I recommend this series because I like to be entertaine [...]
This book deals with how gays are treated in today's society especially in the Bible Belt since the book is set in Charlotte, NC. The author does have an interesting play on words in the book with trolls and fairies included in this book. This book also includes a trip to Fairyland with police detective Sabrina Law finding out the truth about her cousin. The book is full of surprises that include the ending of the book. The two vampires also have an interesting side effect from their trip to fai [...]
The Black Knight Chronicles are full of all the thrills, chills, laughs and feels you could be looking for. Written with brilliant wit and pacing, you will find yourself happily tagging along as part of Black Knight Investigations, saving the fair city of Charlotte and most definitely throwing back a few beers (or other beverage of choice).I reviewed all 5 books in one post.Check it out at wegeekgirls/2015/11/09/boo
It's certainly not the best book I've ever read but it was just the sort of easy read I needed for my lazy Sunday. in this one James has a run in with too many trolls, takes up a quest in Fairyland, makes some new friends and manages to piss off Lilith. Again. As far as crime solving goes, there really wasn't much to be seen in this book but that was okay with me, I was in it for the mindless violence.
Another great one! This is the second in the series and I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the first one. Some great quips between Jimmy and Sabrina as always and loving the vampire detective agency! In this second book, the guys are investigating a string of violent attacks in Charlotte. Along the way they meet up with fairies, a dragon, trolls and they come in contact with Lilith again. Can't wait to read the next book!
Second in the series. Somewhat silly story but the characters are pretty engaging. Too much 20-something guy humor and I wonder if the topical social references are going to feel dated in a few years. It's a short book which is probably good as this type of humor can old fast but as it is, it's a quick, fun read.
Luke; calling uncle luckJeez. Just bite the bullet and introduce luck already. Good underlying story line. Friends turns best friend into a vampire after trying his luck with a pretty girl.
Still an enjoyable read as a series, but the author does seem to rely on stereotypes a little too heavily. Also, the humor does sometimes feel a little too forced, with characters sometimes feeling like they're not quite sure why they're acting out of character.
Fun little read! I like these snarky little Urban Fantasy novels. Kind of like a less Dresden Files (with hits and missed on the pop culture, lesser editing, and a few too many discrepancies in the canon/myth).
Good, but I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first one. There's one section in particular that was just a little over the top "romance novel" for me. I had a good laugh about the sparkly parts though.
Loved it! Laughed. Like a dish of mixed nuts, you just can't stop wanting more. Vampires and dragons and trolls, oh my!
Hahahaha tall skinny guy in a duster and long stick, who could pull of a duster. Hmmmm, I wonder who that could be :-)))
If you do not like sarcastic lead characters DO READ THIS BOOK!If you do, well its a must read.
The author has no idea how women interact or what to do with them as characters.
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