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The Walking Dead meets Lila BlackThe Quantum Gravity worlds are close to disaster, the dead walks again and the veil between the worlds are so thin that you may pass on by mistake Lila and her bike are back and so are her husbands, the demon Teazle has turned into the Angel of Dead and the Elven Zal is not quite the same after returning from the Sisters either.Lila Black is a feisty heroine half machine and half human but all attitude that makes these books so enjoyable to read This is the final book in the Quantum Gravity series so you expect a lot of answers and Down to the Bone delivers I certainly enjoyed that we got down to so much of the lore and unveiled the real play while keeping a pretty fast pace We also get to see the story from the point of view of Zal and Teazle beside Lila a bit than in the previous books.One thing that attracts me as a reader science fiction to these stories is the coherent science of the universe There is magic but it follows rules much like science does The worlds are all different and each world has their own powers and natures all following scientific rules.This was a great read with good pacing that becomes breathtaking towards the end I warmly recommend this read. What a long, strange trip it has been with flashes of humor, convulsing and convoluted mythology, treachery and loyalty twisting back on each other like snakes, and at long last, some measure of peace for a world that has lost none of its strangeness but just a bit of its peril Robson does a good job bringing readers up to speed at the start of DOWN TO THE BONE with prophetic, faery beer, of all things , but even with the bare bones of the conflict laid out, I can t say if new readers would be able to catch up to the complex emotional lives of these characters Even having read the whole series, I often felt ill equipped to understand the manic passion and complexity of these creatures than human.So much of what brings Lila, Teazle and Zal and their support crew to this end of days is as slippery and inevitable as a maelstrom, sucking everyone down and together into a cataclysmic confrontation As deeply as Lila mourns and rages, so quickly can she come back to forgiveness Robson manages to interweave the trickery of faerie into her story without tipping over into arbitrary Still, with so much drama and magic flying by, I feel like I absorbed a tenth of what Robson wrote over the course of this series DOWN TO THE BONE brings all of the surface stories together, creating a satisfying resolution to the adventure portion of the story, even as I know I will still be piecing together the history and mythology of these worlds in the future.KEEPING IT REAL and DOWN TO THE BONE have the benefit of bracketing this almost overwhelming series, but I think they would remain my favorites regardless for the clear introduction and resolution each has to offer Upon finishing this series, I feel a little dazed and completely wrung out, but definitely glad I followed this roller coaster from start to finish.Full review at All Things Urban Fantasy.Sexual Content Several sex scenes, references to threesomes. #EPUB À Down to the Bone õ THE GAP BETWEEN THE WORLDS WAS SO THIN IN PLACES, YOU COULD ALMOST STEP ACROSS WITHOUT MEANING TOLila Black Can Still Turn Into A Lethal War Winning Machine With The Merest Thought But She Doesn T Work For The Agency Any Problem Is, She Has No Idea What To Do NextTeazle Is A Demon Who May Have Become Death S AngelZal Is A Has Been Elven Musician Without A BandThey Don T Add Up To Much And When They Get Together Major Stuff Goes DownBut The Dead Are Walking, The Veil Between The Worlds Is Tearing And If It Fails Altogether All Bets Are OffSomeone Has To Do Something And It Looks Like It S Going To Have To Be LilaIs Attitude Enough To Get You Through Life And Death Will It Get You A Happy Ending 3.5I m sort of torn on this book.On one hand, I continue to feel that Lila is a relatable and likable character, and there were real moments of pathos and complexity going on But, on the other, her constant self recriminations and doubts and everything else seem to bog down the story because despite everything that happens it seems like it s the same notes that get played over and over again I never felt bored, per se, but there were a few times where I did think we could move along already And then when things did move along they moved along very quickly, and I sometimes had a hard time following what was going on Part of this is because there s been a 2 1 2 year gap since I read the last book and I d forgotten a lot of the details While Robson does a good job and slipping in little reminders of things that happened, I still felt like I was missing a lot of what I was supposed to know.And then things kept getting added to the pile of things to keep straight New characters and philosophies and revelations, oh my And there was some of that whole it would all make so much sense if the people who generally knew what was going on would actually explain in instead of playing all coy and mysterious , which I generally hate as a plot device, but I let some of it slide in the whole well, it s in the nature of things elven and faerie to be mysterious bastards , but, still And then everything sort of happened at once and while I was ultimately satisfied with the conclusion though I thought the epilogue was a bit hokey , I didn t feel as connected to the characters and the story as I did in the beginning.So it s like on one hand I m walking away feeling a bit disappointed by the whole thing but, on the other hand, I kind of actually enjoyed it.Like I said torn.One thing is for certain I definitely want to read this whole series, back to front, at some point in the future It ll probably be a few years or so before I get to it, but I do think it ll help me not feel so lost half the damn time and I think that could make the experience infinitely enjoyable. 4 stars purchased myself a solid ending to an excellent saga Lila Black, a fully integrated human cyborg other, continues her role as defender of the known realms alongside her husbands Zal, a shadow elf demon hybrid and former rock star, and Teezle the leader of the demons by way of might makes right The worlds are collapsing as a prophecy from the time before time comes true and the answers on what to do are not easily forthcoming Lila must face some old friends head on and come to learn the truth about her sister and the being who have returned from the dead Teezle must face the only thing he fears he may not come back from and Zal is forced to fight for his homeland while carrying around a demon compunction that could get him killed The action and writing up to the standoff at the end are spot on and hold up to the intelligent prose we are used to from the author, but the ending was a bit of a let down for me Yes most, if not all, of the plot lines are resolved but I felt there was something lacking in the end There was no ahhh and the angels sing moment after the dust had settled and I thought that was too bad Of course that is not to say that I didn t enjoy it and far from that, but I did expect a bit from the final volume in the series But as I said the writing was still smart and funny and here are a couple quotes It was like he was made of something different altogether, something that was pretending to be a solid body very successfully, but wasn t good on the details As there was no obvious data to confirm this notion with what she could consider factual evidence, it had gone straight under the mental rug where she swept everything she couldn t confirm There was a lot under that rug Lila She forced herself to exhale I don t actually have to breathe Zal Yes, he said You do It s important Only machines and the undead don t breathe and look what happens to them Lila What happens to them Zal Nobody asks them to parties Dammit, now I want to go back to the beginning and start again I d say these would be best experienced read closely together, it took me a while to remember who everyone was and what their relationship was to everyone Lila Black is integrated with her lethality, Zal is shadow than person, an elven musician who has no band and his memories are very patchy There s also Teazle, a demon who is becoming an angel and possibly Death s Angel, Lila has been married to both but isn t sure which one she really wants to be with, or whether she has to make a choice.The dead are rising, walking through the world and no one is sure why The borders between the worlds is a mess and the three of them are pivotal to the survival of all worlds There are times when it lags, and I should have read it sooner to reading the last, but it was a blast. What a long, strange trip it has been with flashes of humor, convulsing and convoluted mythology, treachery and loyalty twisting back on each other like snakes, and at long last, some measure of peace for a world that has lost none of its strangeness but just a bit of its peril Robson does a good job bringing readers up to speed at the start of DOWN TO THE BONE with prophetic, faerie beer, of all things , but even with the bare bones of the conflict laid out, I can t say if new readers would be able to catch up to the complex emotional lives of these characters without starting at the beginning So much of what brings Lila, Teazle and Zal and their support crew to this end of days is as slippery and inevitable as a maelstrom, sucking everyone down and together into a cataclysmic confrontation As changeable as these characters are, there are intimate moments of humor and pathos that completely won me over Robson does a wonderful job interweaving the trickery of her paranormal creatures into the story without tipping over into arbitrary I don t know if I ve ever read a book with so much complexity and forgiveness worked in to the plot, in the most interesting and believable way DOWN TO THE BONE brings all of the surface stories together, creating a satisfying resolution to the adventure portion of the story, even as I know I will still be piecing together the mythology of these worlds in the future.KEEPING IT REAL and DOWN TO THE BONE have the benefit of bracketing this almost overwhelming series, and I think they would remain my favorites for the clear introduction and resolution each has to offer Upon finishing the Quantum Gravity series I feel a little dazed and completely wrung out, but definitely glad I followed this roller coaster from start to finish.Sexual Content Several sex scenes, references to threesomes. So, the story of Lila Black finally comes to an end It has been a rather unusual ride.Describing any of these five books is a little difficult, and it is a fitting ending to an unusual series that is even difficult to describe.The worlds are quite literally coming apart at the seams Somethingor rather three somethings created long, long ago are returning and Lila, Zal, and Teazle are tasked with finding these three somethings and stopping them.The problem is that nothing can stop them, not even our three plucky heroes yes, that was sarcasm.And that is where the story falls short for me Each of the three ends up wearing being possessed by in this case it means the same thing one of the three somethings and brings them to the final big party Unfortunately, at that point the final denouement happens with no input from the heroes we have come top care about They bring the three to the right place and then basically do nothing to solve the problem It is solved without them.Personally, I prefer my heroes to be intimately involved in the finale I want them to be catalysts, players, movers, not audience SPOILER ALERT Two of the three die during the final encounter, and not through any heroics of there ownokay, one of them is relatively heroic, but it isn t Lila, though she is one of two that dies They are just in the way, as forces greater than themselves act out the final scene This is especially true for Lila and it really left a bad taste in my mouth And then.yes, there s the one survivor is basically a wish and his wish is that the other two be brought back to life.So, my overall all review of the Quantum Gravity series is that are pretty good books, but with a disappointing ending. First a warning only slightly no synopsis of previous events is included, so you might end up like me being a bit confused by everything that has gone before Rather like trying to read the The Return of the King, without having read the previous books in the trilogy That being said, it was worth the confusion for me to get through the first parts and pick up the cues that helped to fill in the back story Former Rock gods, demons, elves with tails cyborgs, dragons, golems, etc, etc.Fully populated worlds that overlap mix and mingle to provide a very interesting whole And, always remember when traveling in strange worlds, the societal rules change Worse than being American, going to India and trying to order a hamburger.There is no returning King here, but our heroes have to defeat a would be dragon, and save all the worlds Not to end up the rulers or great heroes, but to have a chance at the life they choose Along the way there is loss, hardship, pain and betrayal Night Owl Reviews This is the fifth and final book in the Quantum Gravity series This whole series has been crazy creative, a bit ambiguous at times, and lots of fun This book tied things up nicely, but wasn t an easy read at allparts of the book were downright confusing.Lila is back working for the Agency and is an unstoppable fighting machine Zal is wandering around not sure what to do with himself but enjoying the time with Lila Teazle is the Angel of Death and enjoys slaughtering massive amounts of demons When the world is once again threatened and on the edge of being torn asunder, these three will have to figure out how to destroy the Titans and save the world.I love, love, love the concept behind these books The five worlds or is it six now all running along side each other and entwined is awesomely creative and so interesting.I also enjoy the complex characters they all have good attributes to their personalities but they are also all highly flawed characters as well In this book you get to see even of the interesting relationship Lila has with her two husbands, Zal and Teazle It is kind of neat to watch how the three of them seem to bring out the best parts of each other.All that being said, Robson is not very forthcoming with any flashbacks or synopsis that remind us what the heck was going on in the last books This is an incredibly complex world with a ton of charactersall of who have undergone very large changes throughout the series I really struggled to remember all the inter relationships and all of the small things that suddenly became significant If you add to the above the fact that at times I have some trouble picturing exactly what Robson is trying to describewell at times things are just very ambiguous and I was downright confused with what was going on here You kind of gotta just sit back and go with all the crazinessnot think too hard and just let the story take you where it will The story is very dense and was a very slow read for me.Overall I think fans of the series will enjoy the conclusion On the other hand unless you ve read all the other books in the series very recently I think you will also be confused This is not a series for those who like easy reading or hate ambiguity It is an incredibly creative series that is super interesting and has some really wonderful flawed characters Oh yeah and the characters totally kick ass Recommended to fans of science fiction urban fantasy who don t mind a bit of ambiguity.