Laurell K Hamilton's legions of eager fans will be pleased to see Cerulean Sins
), the eleventh novel in her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series set on an alternate Earth where magic works and vampires and werewolves are real. When a sinister stranger tries to hire the magically potent Anita Blake to raise the dead, she finds herself embroiled in the search for a vicious, supernatural serial killer, and also in the clandestine international politics of the vampires. And as she becomes more deeply enmeshed in cruel plots and counterplots, her tangled personal life only becomes more demanding, more wrenching and more erotically fraught.
There are 10 previous books in the Anita Blake series and Cerulean Sins is not the place to start. Though author Hamilton artfully reveals the backstory in small doses, the numerous returning characters and the complex history will overwhelm most newcomers (and even the most devoted fans may find that the backfilling slows the pace). Also, the characters frequently stand around talking and psychoanalysing one another which makes for static stretches unlikely to hold a new reader's attention. Newcomers should start with the first book, Guilty Pleasures. --Cynthia Ward, Amazon.com
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 ('The fights are fast and furious, with guns roaring, claws rending and wise cracks by the dozen.'
OUTLAND ('very seductive.. Interesting and gripping'
THE ALIEN ONLINE ('A refreshing change from well-worn vampire tale themes'
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