Wednesday, 22 February 2012

REVIEW, Burnt Offerings

You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters

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Burnt Offerings
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, book 7
Pub: 1998, Headline
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Cat: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 430 pp w/ 53 chapters
Age Range: adult                                             

That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. I’m Anita Blake, the woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem.

So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town—an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up to the Executioner to save them from the inferno.

Back story: Anita and Richard have just had a rather messy break-up. Or more so after she ran into the arms of Jean-Claude, things between her and her wolf were severed.
Anita, Jean-Claude and Richard have 2 marks in there triumvirate.
Richard is the leader of the werewolf pack. Anita is still his Lupa, still a dominate in the were groups.

This one: the Vampire Council have come all the way to Saint Louis to see if they should keep Jean-Claude and his Kiss alive of kill them. There is a member or representative from each of the main vampire kiss’s of the council members there and most want Jean-Claude’s kiss dead. It’s running a little fifty-fifty at the start.

We meet Asher in this book, an emotionally and physically scared ex-lover of Jean-Claude who wants nothing but to see the man he loved be in as much pain as he has been through, he feels the only way to do that is take Anita from him.

There is also a lot of fires that are all based on vampire own property, it has been going on across America (at least in a few cities) and Anita is asked to help out and find whose setting them.

I think that’s it. This book had a lot more to do with the outside people, the other animal groups and the fact that Anita becomes something big and powerful with them all from such a simple act, something she doesn’t even think twice about. I think it’s great, more so that it shows something other than the three of them.

It’s all about the fact that they are powerful and that the council are even more so, it’s like the whole book rolls around a power play that seems to fuck them up much more than it does Anita, though she’s the hero and well.....

It also shows how much the dead are attracted to her, as well as her good heart, even when she struggles with the thoughts of evil. That there isn’t anything good in her. It’s one of those books that I have read a few times, though it’s not really a fav, it’s more, the book that connects them, that creates the next section of ones to comes.

Really, this is the book to read if you are defiantly going to continue the series, it much more about them, making her more at home with the monster for all the fun that’s to come.

Guilty Pleasures, the Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, [tb], Blue Moon, Obsidian Butterfly, Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt, Bullet, Hit List, Kiss the Dead,

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