I just finished this book. One of her better books. I love Laurell Hamilton's books, however, I prefer the older books in the collection when Anita was still a hardcore vampire slayer and not a hardcore sex addict. I like the newer books okay but they seem to be so focused on the ardeur that they don't have the plot that the first in the series did. I recommend this one to anyone who enjoys Anita in her crime fighting days. I have read five books in the series but I'm geting them out of order. Does anyone have a list of how the order goes?
This book felt more put together and a little darker than the other Anita books before it. It also points out that you don't have to be a monster to be truely evil.
I like the earlier books better in the series before Anita picked up the Ardeur. I like the earlier Anita who seemed grittier and I liked her morals that she stuck to. Although the newer Anita has some serious magical power, I liked the hands & guns proficient Anita better who relied on her wits more than magic. I do not mind a little sex but the newer books are becoming more erotica than fiction. Seems each new book adds more lovers to Anita's bed, I wonder when she will reach enough.
5th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Series. Honestly, I still like the first four the best. ;) But this one was a good breath of fresh air from the "sameness" that they were developing. A good plot, and hey, JEAN CLAUDE.
One of the more sexually graphic of the series. A big tease with the Jean-Claude possibilities...