Darkwalker #2020

Darkwalker By E.L. Tettensor Darkwalker He used to be the best detective on the job Until he became the hunted Once a legendary police inspector Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the mot
  • Title: Darkwalker
  • Author: E.L. Tettensor
  • ISBN: 9780451419989
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Darkwalker By E.L. Tettensor
    Darkwalker By E.L. Tettensor He used to be the best detective on the job Until he became the hunted Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the motions and his evenings drinking away the nightmares of his past Ten years ago, Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful spirit who demands a terriblHe used to be the best detective on the job Until he became the hunted Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the motions and his evenings drinking away the nightmares of his past Ten years ago, Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful spirit who demands a terrible toll on those who have offended the dead But the Darkwalker does not give up on his prey so easily, and Lenoir has always known his debt would come due one day When Lenoir is assigned to a disturbing new case, he treats the job with his usual apathy until his best informant, a street savvy orphan, is kidnapped Desperate to find his young friend before the worst befalls him, Lenoir will do anything catch the monster responsible for the crimes, even if it means walking willingly into the arms of his own doom
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    About “E.L. Tettensor

    • E.L. Tettensor

      Native Canadian, longtime New Yorker, purveyor of fine mysteries Nicolas Lenoir is the first series by EL Tettensor.

    553 thoughts on “Darkwalker

    • Update An interview with the author on the blog and a giveaway bibliosanctum 2015 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 201Wow, what a surprising and fantastic paranormal debut from E.L Tettensor With its dark mystery vibes and Victorian era inspired fantasy setting, this book was practically screaming my name when it was first brought to my attention, and even then I ended up with much than I bargained for That s definitely one way to make me a happy reader.Darkwalker is the first book [...]


    • Well, I see lots of 5 star ratings here Hummm.I think I m about to, inflame some emotions Sorry Let me say up front that if you enjoyed the book I m happy for you, ecstatic even Enjoy I on the other handdidn t.Did you ever hear the saying that it was exciting to watch paint dry YeahI went looking for paint to watch This claims to be urban fantasy Well, look hard and you ll find the fantasy part Mostly this is a mystery set in Victorian England There is an underlying theme that crosses over towa [...]


    • An Interesting Start with Problems 3.5 StarsAlso Posted atThe Literary Lawyer In this interesting introduction to Inspector Nicolas Lenoir, we are introduced to an urban fantasy world set in the Victorian era The book is atmospheric and the reader might expect Jack the Ripper to make an appearance This debut novel had some hits and some misses but succeeds in being positive than negative Plot summary Nicolas Lenoir is a legendary inspector of the Metropolitan Police force Unfortunately he is no [...]


    • 2.5To be honest, my feelings and opinion on this book are all over the place It starts decent enough The first scene in the book is a man digging up a grave of a nine year old You are thrown into what seems to be an ordinary grave robbing case The two called to investigate are the protagonist Nicolas Lenoir and his Sergeant Kody Their relationship is strained Kody is sick of Lenoir s inaction and outright dismissal of anything that might move the case forward He would have to work, you see Lenoi [...]


    • Originally reviewed on my blog, Not Yet Readnotyetread 2015 01 revA most deplorable fellowDarkwalker is a deliciously atmospheric read of the slightly creepy kind Set in a city that reminds me of Victorian London and starring a police inspector Nicolas Lenoir who used to be highly esteemed but now seems to be uncaring and from the looks of it a bit crooked Things have happened in his career that have changed him from a man that respected the law and sought justice to an apathetic loner who just [...]


    • Fantasy Review BarnA jaded police investigator in a Victorian setting His star struck young partner disillusioned at finding his hero a shell of the stories told about him Petty crimes proving to be forbearers of something sinister A plucky child in danger proving to be the linchpin needed to solve the mystery Darkwalker is the type of cozy mystery I most enjoy quick pacing, a tight plot, and just enough supernatural to keep everything off balance.Nicolas Lenoir is the aforementioned grizzled i [...]


    • I waffled between a 2 1 2 it s okay and a 3 liked it with reservations with this one but ended up settling on 2 1 2 after much thought and some rereading The beginning was tedious, but later parts of the book were better and even fun, though I was never excited about reading it There s potential, but I thought the execution could have been much better.Full Review fantasybookcafe 2015 0


    • U P D A T E U P D A T E U P D A T E 2014 01 05My full review is now available Therefore I moved my first impression to the end of this box The following text has been posted on my blog Edi s Book Lighthouse and in modified version over at A where I post reviews under the nickname brienneselwyn Full Review My ExpectationsWhat shall I expect as a most entertaining book with a Victorian setting and an antihero after reading following statement E L Tettensor likes her stories the way she likes her [...]


    • In all honesty, what I loved the most about Darkwalker is that this book fell into almost none of the pitfalls that so many books fall into Tettensor has her own unique vision and she carries it out almost flawlessly She could have done so much that I m sick of sorry She could have made a quippy protagonist who is jaded by life and waiting in a dusty office somewhere for his next job, which will doubtlessly pit him against the empire kingdom whatever She could have done that so easily, but she d [...]


    • A wonderful new addition to the world of literature, Darkwalker promises great things for the upcoming series I was immediately sucked in by delicious vocabulary that paints a vivid picture of the fictitious, yet completely believable, town of Kennian It is similar enough to Victorian London and while the author chooses to create a world for her characters, it never feels fake This is particularly fascinating since the story maintains a brisk and suspenseful pace and takes few moments to indulge [...]


    • A vaguely Victorian London investigatory mystery with some fantasy elements this had some promise in its characters I have a backburner quest to find solid fantasy mystery hybrids , especially since we re introduced to Inspector Lenoir as somewhat of an arrogant, uncaring fellow whose brilliance nonetheless led Sergeant Kody to request assignment under him Naturally, Lenoir has a dark backstory that explains his attitude, and there are a couple of people who have squirmed under his shell Zach, a [...]


    • Its not like I went into this expecting Darkwalker to be bad, exactly I would never waste my time digging through a garbage bin hoping to find a suitcase of money hidden among the trash My policy is pretty much the same for books I m not denying the possibility that the metaphorical suitcase could be there, but I never found the rewards of employing such a tactic worthwhile I never would have picked Darkwalker up if I hadn t hoped to find at least something worthwhile No, I went into this expect [...]


    • 3.5 starsI had never heard of this book or the author prior to reading it I mainly picked it up because I liked the cover so I went in with absolutely no expectations and was pleasantly surprised by what I found It s not a great work of literature by any means and the main character, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir, isn t even especially likeable at the start of the story, having become extremely cynical and apathetic about both his police work and life in general However, the author has a way with a p [...]


    • A promising beginning it s clearly setting the stage for stories, and gets the right balance of introducing the characters without hindering the plot And it s a mystery, but Lenoir is so jaded and apathetic that he doesn t start trying to solve it until halfway through the book, which gives the story time to develop.


    • Lenoir , the main character when first introduced, is an ass And not in a lovable way He s horrible, sneering and dismissive of his Sargent, openly takes bribes and is disinterested in all forms of his job While described as jaded, that assumes a disbelief any in the purpose or sanctity of his job, and that is true to a certain point, but he s also unattached he doesn t care or take an interest in anything The one glimmer of personality and shred of caring we see is for the orphan he has befrien [...]


    • I don t use star ratings, so please read my review Description nicked from BN Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the motions and his evenings drinking away the nightmares of his past Ten years ago, Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful spirit who demands a terrible toll on those who have offended the dead But the Darkwalker does not give up on his prey so easily, and Lenoir has always k [...]


    • Darkwalker A Nicolas Lenoir Novel by E L Tettensor is a novel set in a secondary world resembling the Victorian era with Sherlockian detective novel elements combined with bits of magic Police inspector Nicholas Lenoir was once a legendary detective known for solving even the most difficult cases when some mysterious act of his brings him to the attention of a spirit known as the Darkwalker Ten years later, Lenoir is living in a backwater town, bored out of his mind, and plagued with nightmares [...]


    • First reviewed by me at I Smell Sheep Reviews at ismellsheep 2014 01 bo He used to be the best detective on the job Until he became the huntedOnce upon a time, police inspector Nicholas Lenoir was a legendary detective Ten years later, he is disillusioned and broken man who doesn t really try to solve anything, driving his partner, Sergeant Bran Kody, to disgust and anger He spends his night drinking to drive away nightmares from his past, ones that center around a Darkwalker But when cases of m [...]


    • This was a fairly straightforward fantasy about an apathetic police detective Nicolas Lenoir hiding from an old enemy, and suddenly faced with a graverobbing and kidnapping case he can t shrug off It s a fantasy world not unlike pre industrial Europe, and Lenoir interacts with powerful rich men as well as starving street children One of those street kids is a clever thief and informant for Lenoir The titled Darkwalker is a mythical figure who avenges wrongs against the dead.


    • This book held my interest all the way through, though at the end I found myself a bit frustrated I m likely to pick up a sequel, because I found the main character, Lenoir, to be intriguingly ill hud But I think that unless he also grows in compassion, that attitude will grow tiresome very quickly My biggest problem was with the epilogue, which verged on Too Stupid to Live territory I ll be interested to hear what others think of this one.


    • I really enjoyed this book Fantasy noir is not a genre I seek out, and I pretty much hated the main character for the first quarter of the book, but once he stopped running away from his destiny, of course he became a character I could cheer for and even when he was being a jerk, he was an interesting Sherlock like jerk, so it kept my attention The plot and fantasy setting were excellently woven in I kept wondering if the cities mentioned were real places Great writing all around.


    • Disappointing The writing in itself is fairly good, but the lead character is so insufferably boring that it was very difficult to force my way through the book The only redeeming quality was the boy Zach, who at least had a personality and allowed the entirely predictable story to move forward occasionally.


    • This book took a little getting used to The character of Lenoir is not a friendly character, and he is hard to warm up to A good Police detective story with a bit of the supernatural thrown in.


    • Not really a scifi other than the world is alternate history and there is some magic but it is a really good mystery story and the character is sufficiently complex that I d read another in the series.


    • This was really mystery than fantasy, but I m putting it in fantasy because this is not Earth Enjoyable read about a detective in the Sherlock Holmes vein who has lost his faith in the system.I look forward to in the series.


    • Hi just letting you know that I won this great book to read from the Goodread Giveaways It s on my list to read I will of course let you know about the book as soon as I read it Great job Goodread Giveways and Publishers and of course Authors Keep writing I will keep reading.





    • In the dark hours of a frostbitten morning, someone is digging Sometimes you need a comfortable read, a story with characters you ve read multiple times, set in a land that s not too strange or different Sometimes you just need something that you ve been to before, something you know from the very first page Darkwalker by E.L Tettensor is one of those books for me a novel that s not doing anything new, but at the same time not following the standard tropes of either the Fantasy or Mystery genres [...]


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