Sunday, October 16, 2016

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton

In her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder...

Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn’t usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he’s being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. 

And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind’s few strict taboos. 

Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too. And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from...a place that couldn’t be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer.

My review:
After a slow start this book does pick up speed and eventually turns into the kick ass Anita Blake we all know and love. But getting there takes some doing. For those of you who love Nathaniel there are some terrific surprises in store. I personally was thrilled that the Damian/Nathaniel/Anita triumvirate got some attention. After 25 books these characters have been through some hell together. We have watched them grow and change and it was past time for this group to get their stuff together. This isn’t the best in the series but I believe she is headed in the right direction.

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1 comment:

Kathryn P said...

I'm scared to read this. I've been so disappointed in her stories lately! She used to be a must buy for me, now I wait to see what my friends think before I take the plunge.