Obsidian Butterfly Abridged CDs - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, No 9 Author:Laurell K. Hamilton Abridged CDs, 7 CDs, 9 hours
Read by Kimberly Alexis
Called on by her bounty-hunting friend, Edward, vampire hunter Anita Blake faces one of the most enigmatic creatures she has ever come across. Now she must confront an unknown evil: something that skins, mutilates, and dismember its victims-then disappears.
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)
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.
Teri A. (teri74) reviewed Obsidian Butterfly Abridged CDs (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, No 9) on
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.