Tuesday, October 11, 2016

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Crimson Death

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two series that mix mystery, fantasy, magic, horror and romance. Her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels from Berkley Books began with GUILTY PLEASURES and continues to thrive with over sixteen volumes to the series and an comic adaptation. There are now more than 6 million copies of Anita in print worldwide, in 16 languages. Hamilton's Ballantine series features Fey princess and private investigator, Merry Gentry and there are now six novels exceeding one million copies in print. She lives in St. Louis County Missouri with her husband Jonathon Green, daughter, two pug dogs and one boxer/pug dog.

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Crimson Death
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25

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In her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder...

Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn’t usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he’s being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. 

And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind’s few strict taboos.

Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too. And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from...a place that couldn’t be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer.


Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Scholastic Siren - Sara:
 This is the 25th entry in a series, I would not start here. However, if you stopped reading a few books ago, which many of you did, start again with DEAD ICE then read this. Well worth your time. 

This was like two books rolled into one, before Ireland and during Ireland. Anita’s triumvirate with Damian and Nathaniel isn’t working as it should and needs to be fixed. This is the first half of the book, and the magic and inner workings of the triumvirate are very interesting. 

The second half of the book, is pure, old-school, kick-ass Anita solving crime with Edward. 

The reason for 4 stars instead of five, the two book feel left me wanting in the beginning, I was ready for the travel and it kept not happening. The ending was a little flat but still satisfying. I really enjoyed reading this, in fact, I devoured it and will read it again, much more slowly, at a later date.  Looking forward to 26!

Crimson Death


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