Micah (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter) Mass Market Paperback – 28 Feb 2006
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From the Back Cover
"RAISING THE DEAD IS EASY. LOVE IS HARD..."
There are lots of reasons to raise the dead-some private, some public. In this case, the feds have a witness who died before he could speak on the record. They want him raised so his testimony can be taken. So here I am, on a plane to Philadelphia, flying off to do my job.
But I'm not alone. Micah is with me. Micah, head of the St. Louis wereleopard pard. King to my Queen. The only one of my lovers who can stir my blood with just a glance from his chartreuse cat's eyes. I was happy to have him at my side.
Until he mentioned that this will be our first time alone together. No Master Vampire. No Alpha Werewolf. Just me and Micah. And all my fears and doubts...
About the Author
Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Cafe, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
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This latest available installment - Micah - does not even qualify as a book! Her last two novels to this point were almost double the word length of the first Anita Blake offerings. The Micah story is tiny in comparison and actually belongs in an anthology of mediocre erotica, where the cobweb thin plot and lacklustre characterisation would not be out of place.
I agree with other reviewers - this is not worth keeping. Borrow it from the library if you can.
I finished it in a matter of hours but was left a little disappointed.. don’t get me wrong its still a good book and LK Hamilton writes a true to form as ever.
going by the title of the book I was hoping for more on Micah yes you got a little information on his background but was hoping some deep dark secret was going to be reviled.
Oh well was still a good read and most Anita fans should really enjoy it.
So imagine my excitement when at last book 13 of the series `Micah` was finally released, but my excitement was short lived.
I hate to be critical of Laurell.K.Hamilton but this book is nothing more than a teaser to tide over sales until the release of the next book `Danse Macabre` - due in June/July.
The whole story takes place in the space of 24 hours and starts with Anita getting a call from her co-worker and fellow Federal Marshal Larry Kirkland who is due to fly to Philly for a zombie raising but unable to go due to his wifes majorly early labour.
So it`s Anita to the rescue with one of her many lovers `Micah` in tow to feed the Ardeur, a vampire power she gained from The Master Of The City of St Louis (Jean-Claude) when becoming his human servant.
Then it`s all based around her trip to Philly, Anita and Micahs relationship and ends with a zombie raising that goes wrong - and there is no Jean-Claude, no Richard, no Asher, no Damian and in fact none of the other characters apart from Nathanial who comes in at the start and at the end but isn`t in the main part of the story..
All in all this book is short (it took me under 3 hours to read it all) and does little for the series.
I still enjoyed reading it as it`s Anita Blake and it has some of Anitas typical attitude and sharp wit that help.
But at the end of the day this book is by far the worst of the series if not quite as pornographic as some of the other later novels but only due to the fact it`s spaced over the 24 hours.
If you`re a fan like me you`ll buy it, read it and likely be disappointed but if you`re not a fan and it`s the first of the series you read it most likely will put you off reading any of the other books in the series.
My advice is to start at book one `Guilty Pleasures` and go through the series to at least make this book worth a look.
Let`s hope that book 14 of the series `Dance Macabre` get`s back on track and shows the kind of writing skills that made this series so amazing at the beginning.
Let us also hope that we get less porn and more substance than the last few books in the series that, although being readable, have fallen further and further into the abyss with the lack of plot and way too much graphically discribed sex.
I`m not sure why this has been so but Laurell.K.Hamilton has suddenly started writing like a nymphomaniac obsessed with sex, especially clear in the Merry Gentry Series.
I`m aware that in the case of Anita Blake sex needs to be present due to the Ardeur and Merry Gentry is trying to become pregnant but it doesn`t need to be so graphic all the time.
Sorry to say that if the next book doesn`t show improvement I may well just give up reading the series altogether.
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1stly it is supershort at 288 pages.
This should of been a novella in another book or an anthology of short stories.Read more
Never read a bad book by her yet.