Book Review: Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton

Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 10)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, wereanimals, panwere (shifter who can shift into multiple forms), a bad guy with a dissociative identity disorder, torture, forced shifting, BDSM themes, and general badassery

Rating: MA15+

Length: 424 pages (novel)

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Synopsis

Hamilton’s vampire-hunting Anita Blake faces a plethora of foes in her tenth outing. Just returned to St. Louis after six months away, Anita is still no closer to choosing between her lovers–Jean-Claude, a vampire, and Richard, a werewolf. But she has to rely on both for help after two of the wereleopards that she has been watching are abducted at a seedy club called Narcissus in Chains. Anita and her boyfriends rescue the wereleopards from the sinister people holding them, but Anita is wounded in the fight and put at risk of becoming a wereleopard herself. Richard angrily captures the wereleopard he believes is responsible and threatens to execute him. Anita must now rescue that wereleopard from Richard and the werewolves he leads, even as she mourns the apparent end of her relationship with him. Then she realizes that those who kidnapped the first two wereleopards are targeting other lycanthropes. Maybe she will be next. With plenty of steamy sex and graphic violence, this is engaging reading for vampire cultists.

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Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, wereleopards, wererats, rotting vampires, body snatching vampires (I mean you, Traveler), rape, mutilation, disfigurement, and necromancy

Rating: MA15+

Length: 392 pages (novel)

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Synopsis

“You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.”

That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. Me, Anita Blake. The woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town — an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up the Executioner to save them from the inferno…

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