Book Reviews of Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 9)

Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 9)
Obsidian Butterfly - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 9
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780441006847
ISBN-10: 0441006841
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 386
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 9) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This (IMHO) was the last book in the series that the TRUE Anita character was really displayed. She still shows her own will to overcome, think or otherwise blast out of any situation. Hamilton allows you to into the lives of other characters here also. The books after this are all basically paranormal romances with freaky sex scenes. (Not saying that's a totally BAD thing.....but true story lines make the scenes less "chica-powpow".)Every book after this seems like Anita gets hit with a date-rape drug and just succumbs. (nothing sexy about that)
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Helpful Score: 3
If you like the character of Edward, this is the book for you. If you like Richard and Jean Claude, you may not like this book as much because they really aren't in it.
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Helpful Score: 3
We finally get to learn more about Edward - assasin for hire...man...monster? And how much like him has Anita become? In this book they battle together, not against vamps or wolves, but against a different kind of monster all together.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not my favorite story, but I really do like Edward, so it was still worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great addition to the series. I was pleased to see Edward back in the story and enjoyed that his character had become more in depth. This is definitely a series for people who like this genre and not for those looking for something boring and ordinary. The main characters have depth and I like the fact that Hamilton takes time to describe their thoughts, actions and emotions instead of just being vague. Anita is a thoroughly thought out person who has so many of the same emotions and problems that it's easy to see her as "real" and relate to the things she has to go through. A wonderful story!

On a plot hole note...
Does anyone who read these ever wonder why the vampires are considered citizens where it can be murder for killing them, but the lycanthropes don't seem to fall under this protective law? The books say that they have a disease, like AIDS, and shouldn't be discriminated against yet are still considered "varmits" (in some states ;P) and can be shot on sight as long as blood tests prove they're a lycanthrope. The werewolves even have a power system where killing the leader is okay (and has to be known by the authorities) to become pack leader, yet that's okay. As is a lot of killing of other lycanthropes. I mean really, where's the ACLU (or would that be LCLU?) when you need them?
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is very different from the previous Anita Blake series. In this one, the reader gets to know more about Edward the Bounty Hunter. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. He certainly is not as mysterious as he once was. This book is not for the faint of heart. There are many bloody scenes and some involve children. Overall, it was a very good book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Love seeing Anita Blake kick butt. This is one before her sexathon began
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Helpful Score: 1
Edward is the main focus of this book. Very interesting. It was both compelling and disheartening. I enjoyed the glimpse behind the curtain of Edward, but it is also kinda sucky to find a semi-normal man. All in all very worth it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Every Anita Blake novel takes the reader right to the very edge of reality. This new chapter gives great insight into the other life of "Ted" otherwise known as Edward. If only Jean Claude and Richard had put in more appearances this would be this reader's favorite.
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Helpful Score: 1
This adventure of Anita Baker's introduces another dimension of her "monsters" .... Aztec "gods." If you know anything about the gods of the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico, this will be even more interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my first Anita Blake novel. Anita knows her way around guns -thanks in part - I guess - to some assistance from Masaad Ayoob. Overall interesting constructs.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorites in the series, It's great! suspenseful, full of action and yes~ a book with lots of action can have a good plot! Before I started reading the Anita Blake series, I didn't think it could be that way =)

you have to read this series to really 'get it' I think~ the descriptions all sound kinda lame! haha. but it's a great series, way better than the lousy descriptions they print on the books themselves. Anita Blake is a very well written character. If you haven't read the other books, don't start here!! you won't fully get or appreciate the whole background and such. (kinda like the reviewer who said they didn't 'buy the hero' there is a reason she can get so hurt and be okay! it's all in earlier books.)
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Helpful Score: 1
Ninth in the Anita Blake vampire killer series. Full introduction of a side character really makes this one interesting. Witty, steamy and action packed.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great addition to the series. I was pleased to see Edward back in the story and enjoyed that his character had become more in depth. This is definitely a series for people who like this genre and not for those looking for something boring and ordinary. The main characters have depth and I like the fact that Hamilton takes time to describe their thoughts, actions and emotions instead of just being vague. Anita is a thoroughly thought out person who has so many of the same emotions and problems that it's easy to see her as "real" and relate to the things she has to go through. A wonderful story!

On a plot hole note...
Does anyone who read these ever wonder why the vampires are considered citizens where it can be murder for killing them, but the lycanthropes don't seem to fall under this protective law? The books say that they have a disease, like AIDS, and shouldn't be discriminated against yet are still considered "varmits" (in some states ;P) and can be shot on sight as long as blood tests prove they're a lycanthrope. The werewolves even have a power system where killing the leader is okay (and has to be known by the authorities) to become pack leader, yet that's okay. As is a lot of killing of other lycanthropes. I mean really, where's the ACLU (or would that be LCLU?) when you need them?
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Hamilton book and I just wasn't impressed. I just found Anita hard to believe. She was always getting hurt and always miraculously surviving. I liked the storyline, I just didn't believe in the hero.
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Helpful Score: 1
My favorite Anita book. It's all Edward!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a return to Anita's tough side, as she heads off to New Mexico to help Edward. This book focuses almost entirely on Edward, and is a little grittier than what fans of most of the later Anita books have become accustomed to. A good solid story and important to the series, but probably one of my lesser favored ones.
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Helpful Score: 1
Much much deeper development of Edward as a character and his friendship with Anita. Finally someone she doesn't need to sleep with to keep in her life. An insane friendship with as many threats as olive branches but very Anita Blake. In terms of the series, it's an important book because she develops some new powers, advances her friendship with Edward (Ted Forrester) and we establish a creepy character whom we see again in one or two future books. It's certainly key to the series.

That said, I'm rereading entire series right now. When I reached this book I decided it wasn't worth a re-read. Story doesn't really advance her romantic relationships and while I like Edward, I don't need to read about what happens with the future step-children again. I also found her dynamic with the cops really annoying. I sure hope real cops aren't as misogynistic as the the characters in this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Probably my least favorite of the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great continuation of the Anita Blake series!
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if you enjoyed the other anita blake you will love this one too!
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This is book #9 in the Anita Blake vampire hunter series.
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Part of the Anita Blake series, this one centers on Edward. One of the better titles in this series.
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Great book! Very long but enjoyed every word!
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Another excellent Anita Blake read!
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I really enjoyed this book
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Ninth book in the Anita Blake series. You get to learn a little more about Edward in this one.
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Vampires, werewolves, monsters, mystery, and sex. Lots of sex. You can't ask for much more. ;)
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Well as a true fan of Laurell K Hamilton, this book is great I thought. Anita, vampire hunter and vampire human servant takes a break from her job and life for 6 months, then helps out her assassin friend Edward and has quite a few surprises and monsters to deal with out in New Mexico... The usual characters for Anita are not there, and this is an outstepping to the St. Louis life. But still a good read.
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The next in the very good series about Anita Blake vampire hunter. One of my favorite authors.
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Part of the Anita Blake Series
1. Guilty Pleasures
2. The Laughing Corpse
3. Circus Of The Damned
4. Lunatic Cafe
5. Bloody Bones
6. The Killing Dance
7. Burnt Offerings
8. Blue Moon
9. Obsidian Butterfly
10. Narcissus In Chains
11. Cerulean Sins
12. Incubus Dreams
13. Micah
14. Danse Macabre
15. The Harlequin (2007)
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We finally get to know more about one of the more interesting recurring characters in the series... Edward.
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oh my god its great!
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Anita Blake #9. This one has to do with Edward.
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wonderful fiction involving vampires! tough girl type hunts vampires. Great read.
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This book was awesome, great insight into Edward's character. Loved it and highly recommend it if you like the Executioner....
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It was great to get a glimpse of Edward's "other life".
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Loved this book! We get a glimpse into the life of the mysterious Edward. Anita and Edward team up again - this time on Edward's home turf. Scary and action packed - a great read.
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this book kind of mixed me up in some part's of it, but it is a good book.
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This was definitely not my favorite book in the series. I guess we need this book about Edward, but I kind of missed the interaction of Jean Claude and Richard. Crossing my fingers that the next one is better.
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My favorite paranormal romance novel writer. But, I like her Anita Blake series best.
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I like all of LKH's books. I am drawn to strong-willed female characters. Of course my husband thinks I read them for all the vampre porn!
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I adore the entire Anita Blake series!
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My Favorite of the Anita books, by far.
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Another great book, was good to learn something about Edward
in this one.
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I really enjoyed this book. Anita Blake is becoming more....
Anita Blake is evolving. I look forward to what happens with her.
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Excellent book.
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Excellent!!
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I enjoyed finding out more about Edward. Good story, too - more involved and longer than the previous books.
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I have read all of her book they are great
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Slower than the others. Not my favorite in the series.
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Love this series and the "people" in it!
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This book is about Edward. I loved reading about him. Totally fascinating. In my opinion, the last good book in the series.
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Enthralling story, very sexy. Anita Blake is a very strong female character.
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Excellent vampire story. Anita is progressing.
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very graphic violence
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An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novel. Erotic and edgy.
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I am addicted to Laurell K Hamilton's books. This is was the one that started my obsession!!
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Love, Love, Love ALL the Anita Blake series!
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I thought this book was kind of strange.
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Anita and Edward go off for an adventure without the other characters, which provides a nice side-trip in the series, so to speak, and as I always have liked Edward, I enjoyed this book quite a lot.
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Excellent book. It was great to hear more about Edward.
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Book 9 in the Anita Blake series, I think this is the last good one. It's the last book with Edward in it, and the writing is still tight, the action good.
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This book was an extra long story. It was a fast read. Unfortunately there was no Jean Claude or Richard but lots of Edward.I enjoyed it but can't wait to get back to the more romantic stuff!
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Drama, suspence, action ,ecerything you expect from L.K. Hamilton
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Anita Blake, the tough, sexy vampire executioner, zombie animator, and police consultant for preternatural crimes in St. Louis, hunts monsters in New Mexico in the ninth book of Laurell K. Hamilton's excellent series. Edward, Anita's mentor in slaying, asks Anita to return the favor that she has owed him since she killed a backup he brought in to protect her. He needs Anita's preternatural expertise as well as her firepower. Something is skinning and mutilating a few of its chosen victims, and dismembering others. Edward has no idea what creature could be responsible for such heinous crimes.
Summoning Anita has its downside for Edward, since it means letting her onto his turf. Anita is surprised to find that this normally aggressive man has a personal life, and shocked by his ability to be entirely different from the stone cold killer she's known. She also has problems with the cop in charge in Albuquerque, who believes her powers must be evil, and with the other backups Edward has brought in. Most of all, she has to deal with her own vulnerability--she's tried to shut down her ties to her vampire and werewolf lovers and go it alone, but it turns out to be harder than she thought.
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This is Edward's book. Awesome!
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Not one of my favorites of the series since it doesn't center on Jean Claude :-), but it is nice to have a story that centers on Anita and Edward.
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Although it seemed to drag out a bit longer than the previous 8 books, it was still a good read. I missed Jean-Claude throughout the entire thing, but it was great seeing more of Edward, and one can only hope there is more of him still in the books to come! :)
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This is a fun read. An exciting and inventive world with rich and complex details and interesting characters. An enjoyable adventure if you can get past the adolescent dialogue and midwestern value system.
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Great book that covers a lot of lore in the world. Also we learn about Edward.
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This is absolutely a good book. Fantastic!
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Great insight into Edward's life. I missed Jean-Claude and Richard though.
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This is a crazy book. Not sure how else to describe it. Just plain crazy but not in a bad way. I enjoyed it however crazy.
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Not my favorite of the series. The mystery was good. We got to know Edward a lot better. However it is missing the love triangle that I love and miss so much! I read it because it is a must in the series; however I am much looking forward to the next in the series. Anita needs to open up to her sexuality.
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I really liked this one, it gave some insight to Anita's developing powers.
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I had really missed the character Edward, so I'm glad Hamilton gave him a starring role in this book. This book really gives Edward a lot more depth. However, the book was a lot longer than the others in the series and really dragged. If you're not into erotica, you probably won't enjoy this book.
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9th book in the series.
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This is the best book of the series
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Although I enjoyed the earlier Anita Blake books, the later in the series are VERY graphic and for a mature audience only.
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I liked the story of Edward, a character who has intrigued me from his appearances in some of the other Anita Blake novels. This was better than a few of the others that came before it in the series.
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There is no such thing as a bad Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book...
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On back cover: New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton offers a sexy, suspensful novel of human-and inhuman-passions, narrated by the vampire hunter known as Anita Blake... "MY NAME IS ANITA BLAKE. I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET EDWARD... Edward was a hit man. He specialized in monsters. Vampires, shape-shifters, anything and everything. There were people like me who did it legal, but Edward didn't sweat the legalities, or hell, the ethics. He was an equal oppurtunity killer. I may be one of the few friends that Edward has, but it's like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl on the foot of your bed and let you pet it's head, but it can still eat your throat out...
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LAURELL K HAMILTON IS THE QUEEN OF THE HUNTERS AND VAMPIRES QUEENS. I HAVE READ THIS SET 4 TIMES AND ALWAYS ENJOYED IT AS THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS AN EXTRA COPY. SHE IS A KEEPER
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I just want to rate this so that I can add it to my BIR list
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EDWARD WAS A HIT MAN. HE SPECIALIZED IN MONSTERS. VAMPIRES, SHAPE SHIFTERS, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. THERE WERE PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO DID IT LEGAL, BUT EDWARD DIDN'T SWEAT THE LEGALITIES, OR, HELL, THE ETHICS. HE WAS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY KILLER. I MAY BE ONE OF THE FEW FRIENDS THAT EDWARD HAS, BUT IT'S LIKE BEING FRIENDS WITH A TAME LEOPARD. IT MAY CURL ON THE FOOT OF YOUR BED AND LET YOU PET ITS HEAD, BUT IT CAN STILL EAT YOUR THROAT OUT..