Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #9)
In the early '90s, Laurell Hamilton delighted horror fans and lovers of all things preternatural when she first introduced Anita Blake, vampire hunter extraordinaire. Now this tough-as-nails but highly feminine necromancer is back for her ninth showing in Hamilton's hardcover debut, Obsidian Butterfly, as twisted a tale as any of its predec
Anita Blake returns home to a phone call from Edward. He's calling in a favor and needs her to come to Albuquerque, NM to assist him in a job. She goes to find that there have been several gruesome murders, the victims left horribly maimed. Who is performing these crimes and how far will Anita go to stop them?
NOTE: I have VERY DIVISIVE feelings about this book. Therefore, I have split this review into two parts. One part will probably appeal to those who...more
Obsidian butterfly is a fantastic book filled with torture, essence sucking...more
This book would have been 4 stars if not for the repeated cultural and geographic mistakes. It was definitely a horror and gore filled book, not for the light hearted -- includes child abuse and murder. Seeing Edward and getting to know more about him made this book for me. He is now a favorite.
Edward'daki değişimler hiç ama hiç hoşuma gitmedi.Ama bu kadar içinde duygu olup bunları bahsetme...more
A 4 1/2, not quite a five because Anita's badass attitude grates here and there but so much better than the books focused on the triumvirate (sp?) and sexy times. Obsidian Butterfly is all business, no sex. This is the book the Edward fans were clamoring for and it was worth the wait. This book lets us in on Edward's secret life when he calls in Anita to help out with a series of grisly murders. She learns he's living another life where he is known as good old boy "Te...more
Obsidian Butterfly is the poetic Aztec euphemism for the knife priests used to carve out the beating heart of a sacrificial victim and/or flay him/her alive.
The Aztecs dominated Central America, conquering and enslaving weaker aboriginal tribes, and used prisoners of war as sacrifices (though sometimes they sacrificed their own children). Yes, t...more
It was a nice change seeing Anita almost totally out of her element. The rather unexpected character development for Edward was a nice touch too, and I hope to see it address again in the future. Especially the molestation thing... AGAIN: DID THE CHARACTER REALLY NEED TO BE RAPED/MOLESTED? I see what the author w...more
La violenza e la crudezza delle scene non mi ha granchè impressionato: prima cosa so che è finzione e quindi, come nei film dell'orrore, l'effetto speciale è molto difficile che mi faccia paura; mi terrorizza molto di più un aspetto psicologico approfondito e ben fatto o un'atmosfera; seconda cosa le scene in questione le ho trovate comunque giustificate nell'economia del libro. Il c...more
E così la mia esperienza con Anita arrivò alla fine. E fine migliore non potevo scegliere. Ebbene sì, dopo di Edward...il nulla. Dopo OB non comprerò più i romanzi della sciura Hamilton. Per due motivi: non reggo più Anita e la nuova piega della serie non fa per me. Quindi mi fermo, qua, con Edward.
Ho letto il romanzo anni fa, in originale, e mi ricordo che mi era piaciuto immensamente però purtroppo non ho tenuto conto il fattore tempo che ha cambiato radic...more
Edward calls in his favor that he felt Anita owed him after she killed his 'backup' in self defense from several books ago. This favor takes her to New Mexico where a series of VERY disturbing murders is happening. The cops think it's a person, Edward thinks otherwise and could use Anita's expertise. Upon arriving, Ed...more
I don't think there is ever a need for graphic child rape in a story and I strongly disagree with the author's choice to include it in this one. I feel it was used purel...more
Little did she imagine she’d be plunged into Edwards and that the cold, lethal assassin has a fiancée and she has 2 children – all of which have no idea about the man she’s going to marry.
And while the job may be legal – it’s brutal...more
I very much enjoyed this book. It was so raw and bloody It made me flinch a few times.
First of all, i think we all agree Edward is super bad ass, hot, courageous, amazing man, so I was upset to c him fall in love with a very ordinary woman. Older woman I must add, with children. And im sorry but Anita seems like a much better candidate.
Throughout the book Anita struggled with mean cops, I don't understand why does she always come across mean uptight cops with...more
People's faces freeze and unfreeze so much in this book, it's insane. Masks, monsters, blah blah blah. Oh, and there's a giant hulking threatening rapist, so that's good. Anita does her usual routine: show up, act like a total asshole, hit/kick people, threaten them with guns, posture and stomp off, all arrogant and full of herself. This woman should be dead a thousand times over. She is a mor...more
Wow. First, this book was almost 600 pages. It wore me out!
If you haven’t read the Anita Blake books, then you definitely should. They are amazing! The only problem is that they are VERY intense. So intense that I can’t read them straight through. When I first started my Anita Blake kick I read about 6 or 7 of them in a row. Then I developed something that I called “an Anita Blake burnout.” I didn’t pick up another one for almost, if not...more
Let's say that the day after I finished it I hurried back to the store and bought the entire series up to this point once I realized what order they actually came in. It was such a page turner; full of intrig...more
So, imagine my utter surprise, when all that takes a back seat to tracking down an actual monster, where Anita doesn't have to be the strongest (and no miracle needs to fall from the sky). The story itself actually revolves around a bount...more
Let me start off by saying, I am a huge Anita Blake fan. There wouldn't be True Blood if not for Anita. Hell, as much as it pains me to say this, there wouldn't be Twilight if. It for Anita. She is the original badass. Now I am aware of how people feel about the series now. But this does not mean I am going to stop reading the series though.
This book is definitely different from the last e...more
Edward calls in Anita's favor by asking her to solve the case of the fleshless ones. People are turning up dead with only parts of them remaining, other people are turning up alive with no skin and seemingly in no pain. Anita must find out who is beh...more
As I have said im my previous review of Blue Moon, I think the series is on a plateau level in a way that it is not as exciting as the previous books that I have read in the series. This novel is centered with the life of Edward, assassin and a friend of Anita, and his life outside the killing industry. We will se a softer side of Edward that we don't see much often.
Hamilton has introdu...more
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
This is one of my favourite ABVH books (so far). Anita has taken time out from her complicated love life, and is focusing more on work, so Jean Claude and Richard and all the others are absent from this book.
LKH replaces them with Edward (who Anita describes as … a hit man. He specialized in monsters. Vampires, shape-shifters, anything and everything. There were people like me who did it legal, but Edward didn’t sweat the legalities or, hell, t...more
She owes to him one favor whom he takes up now. So she travels to him and finds him as Ted. Since Edward leads a double life and has a girlfriend with their two children as Ted. Anita also does not manage this situation at all an...more