Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 9)
Obsidian Butterfly - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 9 Author:Laurell K. Hamilton There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered. Something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have ... more »to face alone...« less
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 (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 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.
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.