Revenant by Kat Richardson

April 11th, 2015 Kimberly Review 19 Comments

11th Apr
Revenant by Kat Richardson
by Kat Richardson
Series: Greywalker #9
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And these abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases.... Turmoil, sickness, and destruction are sweeping through Europe—and its effects are being felt all the way across the world in Seattle. Harper Blaine and her lover, Quinton, suspect that Quinton’s father, James Purlis—and his terrifying Ghost Division—are involved. Following a dark trail of grotesque crimes and black magic across the Old World, the pair slowly draws closer to their quarry. But finding and dismantling the Ghost Division won’t be enough to stop the horror that Purlis has unwittingly set in motion. An ancient and forgotten cult has allied with Quinton’s mad father. And their goals are far more nightmarish than Harper and Quinton—or even Purlis—could ever imagine. The pursuit leads to Portugal, where the desecrated tomb of a sleeping king and a temple built of bones recall Harper’s very first paranormal case and hold clues to the cult’s true intentions. Harper and Quinton will need all the help they can get to avert a necromantic cataclysm that could lay waste to Europe and drag the rest of the world to the brink of war

Revenant is the ninth and final book in the Greywalker series by Kat Richardson. I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey with Harper and Quintin. Richardson’s urban fantasy series was fresh and the cases fascinated me. For fans of the series, Revenant offered closure as well as an exciting case that had us rushing around Europe.

Richardson’s old school private investigator series, combined with paranormal woo-woo and witty, quirky characters have made this series a pleasure to read. This is an author whose pod-casts, interviews and blogs I followed. All of those things made Harper and Quintin’s cases and relationship seem real. I remember how she struggled with their first heated moment…and how long we waited for that to happen. I was sadden to hear this was the final book and put off reading it. Finally, in December I broke it out and said good-bye. (Yes, I know its April now; yep it took me this long to squeeze the review post in on the blog)

Who should pick up the Greywalker series? If you like urban fantasy that is heavy on mystery then this series is for you. The investigations were one of my favorite aspects and they have a dime-store PI vibe to them. Richardson took us into the occult, gave us vampires and some overall arcs that kept us guessing. The paranormal woo-woo is unique from Harper’s ability to the strange cases. The pacing isn’t nail-biting but we do see some intense scenes.

Revenant was slightly heavier on romance as it unraveled and brought closer to overall arc developments. While this was not my favorite book between the case and a certain vampire but Richardson did  give us closure. Something that happened with Quintin’s niece opened a door for a possible spin-off. *fingers-crossed*

The Greywalker series is threaded throughout my memories over the past seven years. It was painful to say farewell, but I am looking forward to whatever Richardson brings us next.

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19 Responses to “Revenant by Kat Richardson”

  1. Aurian

    Thanks for the review Kimba, I have no idea why I never read book 2. I think I have it, and I did enjoy book 1.

  2. Berls

    I’m trying to figure out why I haven’t read this series yet… you know I love my UF! For some reason it was just barely on my radar – sounded familiar and I have it marked on goodreads, but boy I guess I need to step it up. I love witty, quirky characters! Thanks for putting it back on my radar 🙂

  3. Candace

    I read the first book when it came out years ago and enjoyed it but then I didn’t read the rest and I went and forgot most all of it. I should go back and reread as I think this is a series I’d enjoy all the way through (or at least the majority of the books 😉 .

  4. Faye

    Wow! The ninth and final installment? This series has truly gone a long, long way. Even though it didn’t end in a bang like you expected or hoped it would, I’m glad to know that you enjoyed it somewhat. It would be a travesty if you ended up not liking the finale. If you enjoyed this series that much in the last seven years, I may have to check out this author’s next series!

  5. Stormi

    While I was organizing and cleaning my bookshelves I am pretty sure I ran across book one of this series that has gone I need to figure out what I done with it cause sounds like I might enjoy it if I gave it a

  6. Melissa (Books and Things)

    9th and final? I’m very behind on the series (I think I’m like at book 3 or 4… see how organized I am?). This sounds like it ends well and that is good since my least fave book tends to be the last one!

  7. Ramona

    Wow, nine books – that IS intimidating. But I’ve heard such wonderful things about this series, I am really considering it. It must be difficult to say goodbye to the characters after such a long ride together… Poor Kimba 🙂 Be strong <3

  8. Terri

    Don’t you hate it when a favorite series ends? I still have a couple where I’m refusing to read the final book because I don’t want it to end! I’ll read them one of these days, but will probably put it off for awhile longer. Think I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, so not sure why I haven’t read the rest. Good to know that the story stays strong! Thanks for a great review!

  9. Melliane

    I’m always so anxious about last books so it’s great that you enjoyed it that much! I have tried the 2 first books in French years ago and I don’t remember a lot of them but I should continue. Nice review!

  10. Angela Adams

    “paranormal woo-woo” must be very popular these days. I just read three review blogs in a row with books that had a paranormal tone. Thanks for the post.

  11. Sarah

    This is my first time ever hearing about this series and author. What a surprise because it is so long! Glad to hear you may get a spin-off and still be able to follow some of your favorite characters! I’m gonna have to check this series out for myself. 😀

  12. Alreem

    I never read anything by this author but looks like I need to check her work, so seven years mean seven books right 🙂 I love to read long series so I don’t have to say goodbye to the characters so soon 😀 Lovely Review Kim

  13. Renee (

    Its so sad that I have never read this author. This heroine sounds fantastic. I definitely need to pick this author up.