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Anita Blake makes a living raising the dead. She also executes rogue vampires and villains among the local were-folk. Marks bind her to Jean-Claude, the Master vampire of St. Louis and her lover, and to her ex-fiancé, a powerful werewolf who heads up the local pack. Anita shares some of their magic, and her own power over the dead keeps growing. But so does the body count and the situations that force Anita to bend or break her own rules.
In Blue Moon, Anita's ex Richard is jailed in Tennessee, accused of rape. When Anita arrives with a lawyer and an entourage of vampires and 'weres' supplied by Jean-Claude, it's clear that something is rotten in Myerton. The local cops are corrupt, and the trolls Richard was studying are threatened. But if she sticks around to investigate, the local Master vampire will attack her and her friends. The local werewolf clan isn't rushing to welcome her either, and her self-control is going to the, um, wolves.
Blue Moon is the eighth book in Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series; newcomers should start with earlier books. The protagonists' development and their relationships to each other and to the large cast of continuing secondary characters are what make these books so compelling. Be warned--there's steamy sex and graphic violence here, though Anita does reflect on her moral position. But if dark urban fantasy featuring those who hunt the night appeals, pounce on this series. --Nona Vero
'Death and gore galore ... Hamilton writes with ease and vigour..." 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 the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I love all of the Anita Blake books. Laurell K Hamilton is one of my favorite all time authors. From beginning to the end, great bookPublished on May 27 2013 by L. Lively
Fantastic....I love that her and Richard finally hooked up and would've liked to had seen then a little more together before the end of the book!Published on June 17 2004
I didn't expect to truly enjoy this book, as the last two Anita Blake books have been drifting more into erotica than plot. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Essay
Initially, I enjoyed this series (until The Killing Dance); however, I'm finding it difficult to stay interested in the storyline as it's become redundant (Anita's indecision... Read morePublished on March 18 2004 by Tammy L Young
I loved this book...I'm having a hard time getting past the authors descriptives of the characters though. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004
As an avid reader of Laurell's book's, all I can say is I haven't read anything of hers I haven't liked.Published on Feb. 2 2004
It's a shame when you see a series run out of steam. However, I would say this book in the Anita Blake series is one of the last good ones. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2003
Great book. I liked that she brought in more werewolves and I like what she did with them it was a great book very good at makeing me not able to stop turing pages.Published on Nov. 17 2003 by M. Lemen
This novel could be 75 to 100 pages shorter if Hamilton would cut down the excessive descriptions of character's clothing and appearance. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2003 by William M Miller