Blood Bank (Victoria Nelson #6)
Relatively quick & easy reads. I originally thought that these would be random stories written throughout the chronology of all the "Blood" books, but was pleasantly surprised to find that they only explored Vicki's life and adventures after being 'made' and Henry's distant past and coping with being alone again.
Would love to see...more
The collection is good, and includes the screenplay for "The Stone Cold" episode of Blood Ties. The screenplay is almost like having another Vicki/Henry/Mike story, which is nice as Huff says she does not p...more
I liked returning to the familiarity of the characters, and I doubt I would have enjoyed these stories in the same way if I wasn't already a fan of the characters.
One complaint that can be levied agains the original series was a lack of depth. While that never bothered me in the novels, the collection of short stories highligh...more
Also, I had really hoped that some of these stories would detail the 'lost year' that Vicki and Henry spent together as he taught her how to be a vampire. Sadly, while there are some stories that are set between 'Pact' and 'Debt' none of them have any details from that period.
The stories in here are a mixed ba...more
The TV episode was interesting in an 'oh, so that's how that looks' way, but I can't say I enjoyed it as much as the regular prose short stories.
Originally collected in one volume as half of the omnibus edition of The Blood Books: Volume Three, all of Tanya Huff’s short stories featuring homicide cop turned P.I. Vicki Nelson, her partner Mike Celluci, and vampire Henry Fitzroy are now being released in a separate edition to tie-in with the Lifetime television series, Blood Ties.
I especially loved the story about Henry and Generva. This was a story from an earlier blood book that was just glosed over but it was expanded here which I loved. A great read! :)
The re-telling of "A Christmas Carol" is the only less than excellent item in the collection - lacking enough framing story to look like anything more than a gimmick.
The last 100 pages or so are given over to blog entries about Tanya's experience of writing an episode for the TV show based on the books and the complete shooting script of that episode. This provides some interesting insight...more
It's fun to jump back into this world, I was surprised how easily it all came back to me almost as though I'd just read the last book yesterday. My favourites are always the Henry ones, but the weakest was easily the Xmas one at the end.
It's like several miniature books - less boring, more fun, fast pace, missed Vicky.
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s...more