Blood Pact (Vicki Nelson #4)
BLOOD PACT is the 4th offering from Tanya Huff’s Blood (Ties) series. As a fan of the TV show I was thrilled to discover this series of books which now have the added benefit of visual references for our 3 main characters as they continue to battle both the supernatural and each other in their ongoing love triangle.
My favourite character here remains romance writing, bisexual vampire Henry Fitzroy. As th ...more
I have started the series many years ago and somehow still have not come around to finish it. Therefore, as I am determined to cut down on my TBR this was the book I chose to read next. I do not remember really much of previous book, surely I know the characters and all but not exactly what happened before. However, each book in this series focuses on some crime Vicki has to solve so it was not really a problem that I did not remember what happened before.
Huff does an amazing job here in taking a character who has appeared on maybe one page of writing over all the previous books (and who has never actually 'appeared' they have just been a voice at the end of the phone)- Victorys mother - kills her and makes us feel so so bad that she is dead. I think the way Huff succeeds in this is the way Victory acts towards her. We ...more
Anyway, I found the story a bit weird, and yet, dull. I skipped over alot of the gory autopsy stuff, which left me with the story around the characters. Once again Vicky was b ...more
What a ride! This modern version of Dr. Frankenstein and the monster was exciting, told in a very well-paced tale. The characters continued to be interesting to follow. I love the dynamic between the three and how it evolves further in this story.
In this one we are on to zombies (well, not exactly the brain-eating sort). Vicki's mother dies, mysteriously disappears from the funeral home, the investigators are faced with what is going on with the living dead [not to be confused with the undead] and what evil scientist is exp ...more
Gemeinsam mit Mike Celluci – Kriminalpolizist – und Henry Fitzroy – Schriftsteller und Vampir – kommt Vicki den Leichendieben immer näher, die es sich im Namen der Wissenschaft zum Ziel gesetzt haben, den Tod zu bekämpfen ...more
Vicki's mother is dead... and she had been trying to reach Vicki, but Vicki was pouting a bit because she had fought with both Mike & Henry... so she feels very guilty, so she had not returned her mother's calls...
She goes to bury her mother, and both Henry and Mike (though separately) follow her to Vancouv ...more
Ho faticato un po' a leggere questo romanzo, e credo che anche la scrittrice abbia faticato un po' a scriverlo. Non saprei, sono sensazioni.
Di fatto molti hanno trovato la trama forzata e scontata. Io l'ho trovata un po' pesante (emotivamente parlando visto che coinvolge la madre della protagonista) ma abbast ...more
First and foremost: as vampires go, Henr ...more
Vickie Nelson is a former Toronto detective, forced to quit when her eyes begin to fail due to a degenerative disease.
Mike was her police partner and on again-off again lover. When tempers flared between these two, all was right with the world, usually.
Henry Fitzroy is the bastard son of King Henry VIII, and a vampire. He's also, in a real sense, one of Vickie's lovers. (Mike being the other)
After fighting demons, mummies, ...more
BLOOD PACT is an anomaly in the Vicki Nelson series, as there is very lit ...more
Vámpíros krimi, csak ebben a kötetben sikerült pont zombikba belefutni. Tanya Huffot nagyon szeretem, érdekes a stílusa, egyszerre humoros és feszültséggel teli. Az meg, hogy az egyik főszereplő vámpír (ill. kötetenként més "legendás lény" kerül előtérbe), inkább "csak" arra való, hogy egészen ...more
-Vicki a perdu sa splendeur, n’est plus l’héroïne forte qui n’a peur de rien des premiers tomes. Elle est cette fois-ci fatigante, lassan ...more
Huff, Tanya - 4th in series
It began with the call no daughter ever wants to get, the call that told private investigator Vicki Nelson her mother had died. Mrs. Nelson's coworker at the Queen's University Life Science Department told Vicki that the cause of death was a heart attack, and that they'd be waiting for her to arrive in Kingston to make the funeral arrangements. But what started as an all too normal personal tragedy soon became the most terrifying case of Vicki's career. ...more
It's really the interaction between Fitzroy and Celluci that makes this book worth reading: Vicky's emotional distance leaves the two men to fill the void. They do their best, showing more dimension ...more
Vicki Nelson (PI and former Police Officer) finds out her mother has died so she rushes off home and without telling her friends, Vampire, Henry Fitzroy and her ex police partner, Mike Cellucci. When at the funeral a friend wants one last look at her mother – they find her body is not there. It turns out there is someone trying to ...more
The unexpected death of her mother and the even more distressing disappearance of the body drive private investigator Vicki Nelson to the end of her resources as she attempts to uncover a dark conspiracy while battling with her private grief. Huff's fourth fantasy/mystery featuring Nelson and her vampire partner, Henry Fitzroy, explores the borders of death and beyond with an intensity that is only partially lightened by touches of ironic humor. Written with the author's us
I quit reading this one less than halfway through. Someone who's finished this one, can you explain how a Patricia Cornwall novel broke out in the middle of my vampire series?
There was, in the part I read, very little Henry, very little Celluci, and a lot of inane fighting about relationships (for someone who claims to hate relationships and fighting about relationships, Vicki sure goes out of her way to make sure the fights happen.)(Constantly.)
I don't rea ...more
Being a mother with children who live interstate I ring them as often as I can to catch up on what they are doing and how they are feeling and I pray that none of my children will treat me with such distain.
I have received one of "those' phone calls and you really do go into auto pilot to just get the business all done and dusted.
What a nasty shock when her Mum's body is discovered missing ... that was a shock
and the men start to toler ...more
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s ...more