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on March 27, 2007
Ok from what I see it is a very erotic book but that is about it... too much books kind of makes things repetitive and unless the author regains an edge with her lycanthropy and vampire adventures... I fear she may loose many readers... If you are looking for some sexual high moments... read the book...if it is some kick butt action... this definitely not the book to get.
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on August 23, 2006
For what it's worth, I enjoyed this one more than Incubus Dreams. Unfortunately, other than a few random occurances, the entire plot of this book can be summed up in one line: Anita talks to everyone to find out more about the Ardeur.

By my best estimate, over 7/8 of this book is either Anita talking to someone (who you may or may not remember - I still can't place Clay and Graham in any of the prior books)or having sex with them...if you skip the monotonous dialogue and the uninspired orgy, you're left with about 3 chapters of story, and I use the term loosely.

On the up side, LKH does seem to be trying to tie up all of the unexplained metaphysical crap she's tossed at readers for the last three books, so that offers a bit of hope that maybe, just maybe, she's picking up the story again...of course, since I stopped buying them (three cheers for the library) after Cerulian Sins, I might be a bit more forgiving.

Overall, this book falls into the same trap as the last has the odd few interesting plot chunks and ideas, but they're barely dealt with and certainly not developed to any reasonable conclusion.

Worth a read, but only if you really don't have anything better to be doing.
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on August 9, 2006
Other reviews here have gone into detail with some enthusiasm about the plot (or lack thereof), so I won't address it here. The author has some worthwhile insights into her society and, to her credit, has developed a supernatural culture that is of some interest. The culture appears to be based solely on the sensual, primarily sex. Like an x-rated movie, the entire purpose of the book appears to be to set up situations where the "heroine" can have sex with her many partners, and in my opinion, that makes this book porn. Soft-core porn, but porn nonetheless.

Ms. Hamilton explores her supernatural from an insider's view, and the point of view can allow for some interesting situations. Her characters are distinct, though you can't help feeling that the purpose of the book is to work out the author's own sexual fantasies with the main character as her avatar. I found the author's prose pedantic, and thought that it only lifts above the coarse when the author addresses her favorite topic, intercourse.
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on July 10, 2006
I remember when the Anita Blake books used to have a plot. This one, however, does not. It is mostly about sex, with her current partners, as well as some new ones. Hamilton is bordering on Erotica here, and if this is how she's going to continue to write, she may as well join the genre properly. I love the Anita Blake character, and found this book very disapointing. Although I am not quite ready to give up hope, and I am ready to stop buying these books in hardcover. I have no desire to own a book that I will never, ever read again.
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