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The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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Anita Blake, vampire hunter, is now herself a hunted woman. Who put the $500,000 price on her head--a man or a monster? It's not just her own skin she needs to save; the rivalry between her werewolf boyfriend, Richard, and Marcus, the other alpha werewolf in his pack, has come to full boil. And there's always Jean-Claude, the vampire who's been waiting for just the right moment to slip inside Anita's head and heart. Don't assume anything, though--Hamilton's probably got a few more surprises in store. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Death and gore galore ... Hamilton writes with ease and vigour...Great fun' SHIVERS 'I was enthralled - a departure from the usual type of vampire tale which will have a wide appeal to any reader hunting for both chills and fun' Andre Norton 'This fast-paced, tough-edged supernatural thriller is mesmerizing reading indeed' LOCUS 'Supernatural bad guys beware, night-prowling Anita Blake is savvy, sassy and tough' P N Elrod, author of THE VAMPIRE FILES --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The more Jean Claude's character develops the more he continues to have a 'Lestat-like' quality. Not quite as vicious as Lestat yet.
Edward is also a very interesting character, I can't wait to see how he develops.
Wish I could leave more of a review but 'Burnt Offerings' is calling me.
Hamilton has done a great job of slowly evolving her characters over the course of the series so far. Anita's "it's complicated" relationship with Richard and Jean-Claude is as believable as a menage-a-trois with a vampire and a werewolf can be. Their tension didn't feel forced, and their anger and frustration felt real. Anita's exploration of her magic powers combines with her exploration of her sexuality effortlessly--and quite steamy, if I may say so.
Plotwise, there is one plot point with a decomposing vampire that didn't quite gel together (the plot point, not the vampire, although the vampire didn't quite come together in the end, either) with the rest of the epic-length story, but I'll forgive it. The book is a little long, but it's worth it in the end.
I enjoyed this one almost as much as Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter).
Anita's preternatural powers are increasing, and in "The Killing Dance" the lines begin to blur between her humanity and the supernatural. Always an uncompromising and tough lady, she's is developing a hardness, a detachment, that frightens even herself. An assassin has been hired to murder Anita. There's a $500,000 price on her head...and she's only a human! No one knows who, or what, is responsible for contracting the killer. Anita's friend, of dubious nature, bounty hunter Edward, alias Ted Forrester, has volunteered his services as detective and bodyguard. Her two love interests, Alpha werewolf and wannabe "leader of the pack," Richard Zeeman, and the aforementioned Jean Claude, are the ones most capable of protecting her. They attempt to put rivalry and jealousy on hold until the emergency is over. Meanwhile, the brutal werewolf king Marcus and his sadistic lupa Rania, producer of S&M porn movies between shapeshifters and humans, are determined to fight Richard and Anita to the death - although Raina would like to film them first. Ha! An extremely powerful, unpredictable new vampire enters the picture. Centuries-old Sabin is dying of an illness lethal to vampires and needs Anita's skill to help cure him. Dominic Dumare, Sabine's human servant and necromancer extraordinaire, accompanies his master to St. Louis. The pair have a malevolent air about them. Could their intentions be equally so?
There are major pluses in "The Killing Dance, and a few minuses also. The best of the best: Anita is inducted as a lukoi, (pack member) and Richard's mate; she also sees Richard "change, an event which alters their relationship significantly; a triumvirate of power is formed with unlikely members; a gala opening of "Dance Macabre," Jean Claude's newest enterprise, is held and the costumes are even wilder than the guests and the entertainment. On the downside, after five episodes of struggling through relationship problems with Ms. Blake, I think the resolution here is a bit facile. And there is a major and surprising denouement in "The Killing Dance" which may disappoint readers.
Ms. Blake is an excellent writer who, with much flair and pizzazz, mixes fantasy with mystery, romance and dark humor. Her take on this derivative genre is a most unusual one. Unlike the other novels in the series, the characters and their relationships take precedence here over the mystery. The humor, as always, adds much to the novel....and there are plenty of laughs to counteract the violence. Ms. Hamilton's descriptive prose is outstanding, whether depicting room decor, landscapes, unlikely beings and characters, or the results of Jean Claude's outrageous penchant for designing clothes. These novels are addictive and will rivet the reader. I suggest reading them in order for maximum reading pleasure.
Anita is in so much danger and she still manages to put make up on? Come on!
Well the make out threesome between Anita Richard and jean Claude was super hot. Once again I feel like the story stops at some point and we keep reading a lot of the same. but it was hot nonetheless.
Brownie points for having sex with Jean Claude! It was so hot! I always liked Jean Claude better than Richard. Richard seems too perfect to be true, too coward for my taste.
I am deeply in love with mysterious Edward, I keep wondering why he helps Anita? He could be doing a million other things like killing supernatural creatures, so why does he waste all of his time and efforts and even his friends to help her?
And was I the only one who thought the make out scene between Anita and Gabriel was pretty hot? *sigh*
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