Even parts of the plot like rescuing and healing Gregory just dragged on for chapter after chapter with no good purpose. That is, when we aren't talking about rape. With the wolves, we saw plenty of Richard, Jason, Stephen, Sylvie, Jamill, Shang-Da, and even a hint of Irving. It was the day that I refilled my birth-control pill prescription, and started taking it again. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible.
It wasn't until after dinner that I'd realized her diabolical scheme. New folk that want to sleep with her: the new Nimir-Raj leopard king in town. The long, maybe useless descriptions were annoying but I got used to them by now. Are you unconsciously dependent on food? The leopards are a messed up bunch but they are much more interesting than the wolves. Could you really stare down the barrel of a gun and pull the trigger on him? But a lot of it is the fact that I like the possibilities this book opened up.
We could have had an exploration of the political implications of an alliance between the vampires and the werewolves — and even working the hyenas into the system and where that left the rats. I began reading this series as a senior in high school about 2002 and was enraptured by this giant world of were-folk, vampires, and our favorite ball-busting, vampire staking, caustically witty Anita Blake. For me, this book was a weak book. . Hamilton no doubt appeals to romance and erotica lovers, but it does not take long for the clichés and the constant droning about sex to become tiresome. I had to see them and figure out what we were all going to do. Funny how phallic objects are always more useful the bigger they are.
You needed to be on the pill for at least a month to be safe, or as safe as you ever got. Despite all the things I disliked, this was a damn well written book. Now I'm on to more Anita Blake - the executioner, federal marshal, Nimir-ra, Lupa, Bolverk, necromancer, human servant, succubus. On the other hand, there were a lot of things that I really enjoyed. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar wrapper.
When Ronnie caught up with me I started walking again. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton currently lives in , with her daughter Trinity, and husband Jonathon Green whom she married in 2001. And I liked that Anita had a web of relationships beyond men she was romantically involved with, such as Dolph her colleague on the police force and her friend Ronnie Sims. I loved the transformation Anita Blake has made from book 1 all the way to this book. I looked away from her angry face and stared at the foil-wrapped swan in my lap.
It was the most user-friendly dressy outfit I'd ever owned. Several media outlets, including , , and have identified her works as significant contributions to the development of the urban-fantasy genre. And you could see Anita struggling not just between the two men, but what they represented. We had Anita and Richard finally realising they need to work something out with Jean-Claude and stop doing the whole running for the hills thing or the turn into acid thing. But what starts as a missing person case quickly escalates to a troubling murder investigation. Now, I like a good sex scene as much as anyone else, but the sexier Anita became, the more uncomfortable I grew.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ronnie had kicked off her high heels. At the club, she reunites with her other lover, Richard. I pressed the barrel of the Uzi against the top of the head. For a book supposedly chock-full of action violence and sexual , people spend a lot of time talking.
So why would I want to read this crap? Faust and Meng Die introduced — why? He was extremely disappointing all the way around. But Hamilton did something here that made me want to hurl the book against the wall. I heard Ronnie's heels running on the gravel. The book is bloated with them, all held together by Anita getting herself into a mess by either being too ruthless or too soft or both. To be clear, the sex scenes never bothered me. With the wererats, we saw Raphael, Dr.