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4.0 out of 5 stars Before Bill and Eric, before Edward... there was Henry Fitzroy, 19 Sept. 2010
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I finally bought this book recently, having loved the television adaptation 'Blood Ties', starring Christina Cox and Kyle Schmid. This first novel covers the first two episodes of the television series. It gives more of a background to the characters and fills out the plotline, though the adaptation definitely works as a stand-alone.

It begins with Vicki Nelson, an ex-cop who left her job when her eyesight began to fail and has since set up on her own as a Private Investigator. When she witnesses a horrific murder by something... well, not quite human, she falls into the path of her ex-partner in love and police business, Mike Celluci, and the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, the deliciously dangerous 470 year-old vampire Henry Fitzroy. Henry may be the only person able to stop the monster that haunts the city streets, and together Vicki and Henry form an unlikely alliance under the police radar to put a stop to a demonic plot to bring Hell to Earth.

Although the book didn't have quite the same biting (sorry, sorry) sense of humour as the series, Vicki is still a fantastically fiery lead: strong, brave and likeable. Henry himself is dark, commanding and boyishly good looking, while Mike is the down-to-earth man of the hour, the handsome, long-suffering cop and ex who doesn't want to believe in the supernatural and simply demands justice in his homicide cases. Oh yeah, and he still has a total thing for Vicki. An interesting love trio indeed. Throw in a demon lord, a throat-slashing monster, a geeky student hell bent on taking over the world and a whole lot of other weird stuff, and you pretty much get the idea.

I think this is going to be a really fun series to read - and Tanya Huff was doing it way before Stephenie Meyer and Charlaine Harris. If you need to fill the Sookie Stackhouse/Edward Cullen-shaped gap in your life, give the Blood books a try!
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Initial post: 9 Oct 2010 20:54:53 BDT
Malificent says:
When you say 'before Eric'...are you talking about Eric Sinclair?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2011 07:40:05 GMT
Soosh says:
Eric Northman. The vampire viking hunk; a character from the Sookieverse written by Charlaine Harris.
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