I read this before all of the others in the series and it was still good. It stands on it's own and the author gives enough detail so you aren't completely in the dark
For those of you who are fans of MS. Banks, she brought is with her new installment on the huntress series. This is series crosses genres. It appeals to horror, suspense, romance and erotica lovers.
The damned follows Damali's and Carlos's life after Carlos discovers his male Neteru powers and does battle with evil. They have accidentally released hell on earth and started a virus that could destroy the earth. Her family is falling apart. There is still a score to settle with the chairman and Lilith.
Carlos is still straddling the fence between good and evil. As a maater of fact the whole world is. The passion has began to fade between the two lovers and its causing issues between everyone. The barrier between them pisses off Carlos and nearly kills Damali. Sometimes the hero is the worst enemy.
Damali's branches off on her own for the first time in her life. unsure what to do about Carlos, she either wants to throw him down and make love to him or beat the hell out of him. The man and her family is driving her crazy.
There are so many twist and turns in this book that you never know who to root for and who to be mad at. Like her others, this book is also full of hot, passion filled love scenes.
If you have never read one of her books start now! This is one series of books that you will nmot be ablew to put down once you start!
okay...I have issues with this book.The mythology is interesting (biblical plus vampires and legions of hell spawn) The missions and the different casts of vamps, spiritualists, etc are well drawn. I came into this series by reading this book first, which maybe I shouldn't have.The story isn't difficualt to follow, but many of the histories and details are lost if you don't already know them. But, the writing style.OH NO!!!
These characters are from the ghetto.And you can tell.I don't have a clue what they are saying half the time.I am severely dissapointed the author felt she needed to write in this way to get an audience.Well, I won't be reading any more of her books. It hurts my head.I don't know when something is supposed to be funny, or scary.Are there any nuances in ghetto speak?This is more over the edge than ebonics.Soem Mexican littered in there and a wholke lotta of "sistah's and brothers" I just don't understand.
While this premise has promise, unless you speak like an illiterate arse, you won't understand this book, and I wouldn't suggest you try.
I must admit, I didn't love Minion. In fact, I begrudgingly read The Awakining. Afterwards, I found myself in love with her fresh take on the Vampire mythology. I love how L.A. Banks mixes spirituality with the horror, mythology, and sexuality. I especially appreciate the complexity of the characters and their moral struggles. If you regularly route for the underdog, you will love this series. If you are a person who finds religeon and its many facets fascinating you will love this series. If you are tired of the love affair with vampires and want a fresh take on the mythology, you will LOVE this series.
Got interested in the series which started off being pretty good. This is 6th in series and was ok but not great.
Damali Richards knows all about a blood rush. The kind that happened when she went skin-to-skin with former vampire Carlos Rivera. Or the kind that happened on the streete of Philadelphia, when her crew took out the devils own. Now Damali, Carlos, and the Guardian team are recovering in the arazona desert, trying to hold it all together and find out just how much love, andhow much war, they still have to make...until the deamonconsortLilith changes everything.
I've enjoyed this series up to this point. However, the first quarter of the book (as far as I've managed to get so far), is a rehash of old issues between the two main characters that were *resolved* in Bk 5. I put the book down and started reading something else. Maybe I'll get back to it some day. It's just tiresome reading the same old stuff again from the last book in the "new" book.
This author is a joke.I speak and read English.I don't know what to describe the language thes echaracters speak.But unless you understand ghetto speak, I wouldn't suggest you try to read this dren.
It is a real disappointment, the premise is sound.The mythology interesting, but the hcaracters?Please.I wish they would all be eaten