[Epub] Dead Man's Hand Wild Cards Book 7 By George R.R. Martin – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[Epub] Dead Man's Hand Wild Cards Book 7 By George R.R. Martin – serv3.3pub.co.uk ⚡ [PDF] ✍ Dead Man's Hand Wild Cards Book 7 By George R.R. Martin ✵ – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Sin dejar de lado la ficción especulativa y la creación de un universo paralelo en el ue abundan los superhéroes y los supervillanos con poderes sorprendentes este volumen de la extraordinaria seri Sin Hand Wild Cards Book ePUB ✓ dejar de Hand Wild Epub Þ lado la ficción especulativa y la creación de un universo paralelo en el ue abundan los superhéroes y los supervillanos con poderes sorprendentes este volumen de la extraordinaria serie se aproxima al thriller La novela comienza un lunes de julio y se prolonga hasta la medianoche del lunes siguiente y gira al rededor de la investigación sobre el asesinato violento de Chrysalis la dueña del Crystal Palace de Man's Hand Wild Cards Book Kindle - Jokertown Todas las historias del libro perfectamente entramadas entre sí constituyen un Dead Man's ePUB ✓ elaborado y ameno rompecabezas ue nos conduce al fondo de un insospechado misterio.


10 thoughts on “Dead Man's Hand Wild Cards Book 7

  1. Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers) Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers) says:

    3 12 starsI do have mixed feelings about this one I did enjoy it but there were a few things that did deter me a little I went into this series blind due to not reading the other books in the series so I did end up lost and a little confused in some areas so I do recommend reading the other books first as not to get lost like I did Also the book is written from different POV's instead of changing characters with chapters it was done throughout each chapter and it did throw me off track a bit trying to keep up with which character was narrating got a little frustrating at timesI loved how detailed and vivid the story was I could clearly picture everything that was happening and it really brought everything to life The authors did an amazing job with that The characters were original realistic and very interesting Loads of action suspense and mystery to keep you on your toesWould I recommend? Yes if you've read the other 6 books in the series or if this is a genre you love to read


  2. Leelas Leelas says:

    This volume represents the first irregularity in the Wild Cards series' triad format Ostensibly it's the final volume in the Puppetman triad However Puppetman plays only a very minor indirect role in the plot of Dead Man's Hand with other baddies taking center stage instead It takes place over the same period of time as Ace in the Hole but is set in New York rather than Atlanta although the story moves to Atlanta for the climax It's similar to GRRM's later splitting of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons except it works better and one gets the distinct impression that both of these stories were dramatically improved by being placed in separate volumesThere are two PoV characters in this volume Popinjay and Yeoman both of whom are investigating the death of a mutual friend whose passing was hinted at in the previous volume The usual suspects are all investigated including Puppetman the Shadow Fists and Ti Malice before the killer is revealed in a very jarring conclusion Popinjay and Yeoman both have very different sharply conflicting ideas regarding morality and justice and although they share a common goal are uite antagonistic to one another for the majority of the storyThere are problems with this book the worse being that a beloved character who was one of the most empowered jokers in the series is brutally fridged in order to set the plot in motion In addition the separation of the two halves of the story feels awkward at times particularly in the second half after Jay makes the trip to Atlanta and we are forced to read through many scenes that we have already read in the previous volume from Jay's point of view Sometimes this works and Jay's perspective adds new dimensions to the scene the scene following the revelation of Puppetman's identity is easily the most powerful of these moments Other times it makes you want to skim ahead John J Miller's characters tend to be somewhat stuffy and inconsistently written and oftentimes come across as rude and unlikeable His best character was killed at the start of this volume and we're left with Yeoman who goes full on asshole on us in the final scene and Wraith who somehow always becomes a damsel in distress even though she has ace powers and her boyfriend doesn't Fortunately Yeoman's storyline contrasts very well to the sarcasm and levity of Popinjay and unlike in certain previous volumes most notably the time when he was very inappropriately given the task of singlehandedly defeating the Swarm his passages never drag Overall this is a very satisfying book and the closest that the Wild Cards series has come to getting a 5 star review from me Along with book 6 this represents a peak in uality for Wild Cards We'll see how it goes from here


  3. Eric Bauman Eric Bauman says:

    It has been years since I read the first dozen volumes in this shared world series and I had nearly forgotten just how good they areThe thrust of the books is that in 1946 an alien virus is released in the skies above Manhattan and infects the citizens of the island primarily—it does affect people in other areas and other countries but mostly it’s New York that feels it Most people 90% affected die horribly A smaller percentage 9% who are infected become what are called “Jokers”—they usually suffer horrible mutations extra or missing limbs feathers etc and are looked down upon by the unaffected “nats” The remaining one percent becomes “aces” people with meta human abilities teleportation gravity control flight and so on The books deal with how these people interact with the worldThis volume takes place during the same week that was the setting for volume 6 the 1988 Democratic national convention in Atlanta but takes place mostly in New York Chrysalis a woman with invisible skin and one of the leaders of Jokertown—the ghetto where most Jokers live—has been brutally murdered Jay Ackroyd aka “Popinjay” although he hates that moniker has been hired by Chrysalis to protect her and is the one to find her body Daniel Brennan aka “Yeoman” is implicated because there is an ace of spades on her body which is his calling card as it were Brennan who was her lover in the past didn’t do it Both set out at first independently to find the murdererThere is lots of action and suspense as well as a good mystery It like most of the others is a very fun read and I highly recommend it although I do recommend you read the other books first—not completely necessary but strongly advised455


  4. Stephanie Ward Stephanie Ward says:

    'Dead Man's Hand' is the seven installment in an adult fantasyscience fiction series Although I'm normally a big fan of these genres this book didn't grab me the way I hoped I haven't read any of the other books in the series and that might be a part of the problem I'm sure that reading the previous books would help with understanding the overlying plot lines and knowing the characters better Sadly I don't think that I'll be reading any of those either The story line was intricate and had lots of really interesting points but it just didn't have me hooked I think a big contributing factor was the writing style which was done in the third person I'm a huge fan of the first person point of view because it allows the reader to connect on a personal level with the narrator This isn't possible when done in the other styles and it leaves a pretty big hole in my opinion The text just seems to feel drier and I couldn't identify with the main character because we're so completely different If done in the right way this is something I can overcome and find something to connect with but not this time It was this missing feeling that made the book a bust for me Don't get me wrong it's well written and has wonderful aspects and I know other readers will really enjoy it It just wasn't for me Like I said the story is well thought out and written with lots of attention to detail and vivid imagery The characters were complex and realistic with both positive traits and flaws All the makings of a great book are there just not for me personally I do recommend this one for fans of the series science fiction fantasy and urban fantasyDisclosure I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review


  5. Zane Eddy Zane Eddy says:

    Probably the weakest in the series so far There was a lot of overlap with Wild Cards 6 at the end so it felt like filler rather than a book of its own


  6. Mike McDevitt Mike McDevitt says:

    More horrorshow in superhero clothing Liked it probably isn't the correct term Engrossing Addictive Like a hideous accident from which I cannot look away I really do prefer my entertainment less gory BUT I much preferred this one to book six with its unending politics A murder mystery from book six is followed up on here to my grisly satisfaction It was good to see Wraith again she has terrible taste in men plus I found Jay Ackroyd refreshing what with him being a protagonist who isn't a brutal murderer for a change This series is good old fashioned nightmare fuel than inspirational but ya gotta give the slavering hordes what they want


  7. Craig Craig says:

    This was the first Wild Cards book that had a straight novel format as opposed to the mosaic patchwork the earlier books had Only two authors are credited John J Miller and Martin himself The events of this book tape place concurrently with the previous volume Ace In the Hole which is set at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta while this one is primarily set in New York It's a murder mystery that does wind up overlapping with the previous book It's a good story that does explain and resolve a lot but I prefer the shared world format for the Jokers and Aces


  8. Craig Childs Craig Childs says:

    Chrysalis was a lot of things and one of them was my friend no matter what you think But she was never innocent Chrysalis has been murdered Both Popinjay and Yeoman are on the case They do not trust each other after their previous faceoff in Jokers Wild but they track the killer on separate paths through the slums gang turfs and dark recesses of New York City's Jokertown Structurally this book needs a word of explanation because it does not fit the mold of the rest of the Wild Cards series It overlaps in time and a few scenes with Ace in the Hole It is not a standalone single author novel It is not a mosaic novel It is not part of a triad It is nominally referred to as the concluding volume of the Puppetman uartet but that's just a convenient label Puppetman never appears in this one This book was in fact originally written to be part of Ace in the Hole but the Martin and Miller chapters grew so long the publisher decided it was too big for a single paperback They excised nearly the entire Chrysalis subplot except where it intercepted with Tachyon's speech at her funeral and Popinjay's trip to Atlanta and bundled it into this separate novel The result of this editorial hack is surprisingly a strong noir mystery with a consistent tone and pace attributes the other Wild Cards books have struggled to accomplish It also feels fully immersive because it is set against a rich alternate history and a large cast of diverse fantasy characters One of the most memorable scenes was Chrysalis' funeral when her father orders the ruined body be presented as it was before the Wild Cards virus corrupted it and only her birth name used This angers her friends who knew her as Jokertown's transparent lady One person remarked I came here to see Chrysalis one last time to make my farewells And what do I find? Some nat fantasy lying in a coffin and a roomful of people forbidden to speak her name This book contains some details that would have been beneficial to know when reading Ace in the Hole It confirms the speculation it was Chrysalis who hired Demise to kill Hartmann We learn how Popinjay came to possess Hartmann's blood stained jacket Mention of the New York jokers who traveled to Atlanta to attend pro Hartmann rallies helped make sense of how Hartmann had so many puppets at his disposal during the convention In fact I would recommend reading this book soon after Ace in the Hole Several characters in New York have conversations with or about characters in Atlanta Jay's and Yeoman's interpretations of the evidence are routinely informed by the evolving events in Atlanta This book introduced fun new characters Gatekeeper who can open a pocket portal to a nightclub where nats are turned to jokers; Stigmata who bleeds continually from his hands feet side and forehead; The Mother and all her manikin children who spy for Chrysalis The only major flaw in this book stems from Popinjay's trip to Atlanta Readers already know most of his escapades because they were related from other characters' points of view in the previous volume These scenes are now retold from his point of view and at first they seem redundant and off topic to the murder investigation However leaving these scenes out or trying to summarize them would have made the seuence even disjointed because some of the events do eventually affect the investigation and new scenes are appended to conclude the Ti Malice storyline and explain Blaise's disappearance Ultimately the reveal of Chrysalis' murderer was satisfying The solution was tangentially related to the arc of both villains in this uartet Puppetman and Ti Malice It also led to a great scene that contrasted Popinjay's belief in law and order versus Yeoman's vigilantism Even Tachyon remarks We created superhumans and the result has been a growing chaos We are dangerous and heedless and deserve to be controlled since we are unwilling or unable to abide by the rules of civilized society It is the sort of nuanced superhero debate you did not often see in comic books or movies until the late 80's The Puppetman uartet left several noteworthy character arcs unresolved hopefully to be picked up in future volumes down the line Yeoman Will he ever get his revenge against Kien? Their feud is apparently going to continue all the way to the ninth volume according to Wild Cards Wiki Sewer Jack He was last seen in a coma his body cycling through alligatorhuman form as the wild card and AIDS viruses fight for control of his body Modular Man How long will he have to rob banks for his now mortal creator Travnicek Cordelia Is she still trying to get control of Buddy Holly's musical recordings? Does the Asian mob still want to kill her over this? Water Lily Where is she? Does she carry the cure for all jokers? Will she cure Tachyon? Polyakov He rolled over in exchange for Tachyon's immunity Did he go to jail? CC Ryder Bagabond They were headed to Guatemala to help the indigenous peoples build their new country The payoff of this plot point may not occur until Bagabond shows up again in the 14th book Marked Cards


  9. Matt Fimbulwinter Matt Fimbulwinter says:

    Audiobook re readI don't think I've read this far in the series since I was a teenager This is the other half of the story from Wild Cards book 6 covering the investigation of Chrysalis' murder It's mainly focused on Yeoman and Popinjay There's a lot to like here the noir ish crime solving and wise cracking and the JokersWild Cards issue stuff goes fairly well It gets a solid fail on female characters most of them being femme fatales or victims to be fridged The Ti Malice parts are also a strong reminder of why this series has such a reputation for torture porn I have a fairly high tolerance for the grotesue but some of the parts were frankly gratuitous The story relevant horror didn't need uite as much gore as we gotI'm also still immediately annoyed with every sentence that includes BlaiseIn 2018 I cannot hear the phrase human centipede without having to suppress a snicker Even so I still enjoyed it and found myself looking for reasons to listen to just a little As for the audiobook specific elements well the readers weren't fantastic Jay Acavone's Jay Ackroyd was pretty solid with the significant exception of every time Hiram Worcester spoke For some reason the audiobooks have given Hiram a Scottish accent Hiram mentions his father was a Scot in book 1 Acavone cannot do a Scottish accent and his attempts wander from leprechaun ro Groundskeeper Willie Adrian Paul might be a decent choice to play Yeoman in a screen adaptation but Paul's natural From a lot of places accent doesn't fit Brennan's solidly American background and worse Paul isn't a good reader you can generally tell when Paul hits the end of a line in his script because there's a sudden pause Paul's voices for the female characters are also overly soft which is a freuent failure of male readersI'm at the point in the series where I know the uality drops off soon Number 7 is still in the range though where I'm willing to go for at least one Next up we start the Jumper trilogy where I suspect the depictions of sex and consent will not have aged well


  10. Shannon Appelcline Shannon Appelcline says:

    Dead Man's Hand is essentially the other half of Ace in the Hole the story of Gregg Hartman's attempt to win the Democratic party nomination That book was too long so an entire plotline regarding the murder of Chrysalis was sliced off and became its own book Dead Man's HandAs with the previous volume editor Martin does a rather miraculous job of making this its own book Oh I'm sure there are some references to the events of Ace in the Hole that wouldn't make sense but that was true of the previous book and its references to events here and it still worked out fine In fact as a whole learning about these other events during those eight days really adds depth and complexity to the narrative The only real problem is the repetition of a bunch of scenes around two thirds of the way through the book which causes it to drag a bit and feel like you've seen this before though probably only if you're read Ace in the Hole pretty recentlyBeyond that Dead Man's Hand really shines in large part due to its characters Popinjay and Yeoman and the great writing of their authors It's wonderful to see both of these characters get an adventure that's half a novel long and it's interesting to see how the work on the problem of Chrysalis' murder in different waysHowever that just makes the book good; it's the ending of the novel that makes it really soar There are some shocking action seuences as we increasingly expect from Wild Cards some of which are going to have pretty big repercussions in the near future However it's the reveal of the murderer that really shinesOverall a great book in the Wild Cards seuence and perhaps its last height for a while as we're now moving into the Jumpers seuence which drove many readers away from the series including myself first time through


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