Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 418
Series : #8 Anita Black Vampire Huntress
Format : Urban Fantasy Novel
Reason for Reading : 999 Challenge, to continue with the series
Anita Blake is back with an ever increasing number of men around her! Richard (her werewolf ex-fiance) has been away studying and has been acused of raping a woman there. Anita runs to his rescue pissing off Jean Claude, but agreeing to take a collection of vampires, werewolves and wereleapords for protection. Going into the territory of a Master Vampire to free Richard from jail is going to cause problems as Colin is interpreting this as an act of aggression and looking to take over his territory.
When they get to the jail they are able to post bail for Richard who has been dating a variety of human and were women. It seems he won't have full sex with the human women in case he changes or is too violent, but he is working through his sexual hang ups with the were animals where he doesn't have to hide who or what he is. The sexual tension is still major between him and Anita who never slept together when they were in a relationship. Somehow they find time to get down and dirty between rotting vampires, magic human servants, saving trolls and corrupt policemen. Unfortunately Richard's family get caught up in the action when his brother and mother are kidnapped by the evil Mr Niley and his henchman.
Another great and gripping read. Lots of unpleasantness and I cannot stress enough this series is not for the screamish or sensitive! Some rather nasty things happen to Richard's family that don't even bear thinking about, but luckily they make it out ok. Anita's life is so complicated with her many many men, but it looks like she has finally found a mentor who can help her regain some control. I'm looking forward to the next in the series, although popular opinion is they go a bit downhill from here for a while.