Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #10)
Just returned to St. Louis after six months away, Anita is still no closer to choosing between her lovers—Jean-Claude, a vampire, and Richard, a werewolf. But she has to rely on both for help after two of the wereleopards that she has been watching are abducted at a seedy club called Narci ...more
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Hamilton managed to work in at least two Triple Word Scores with use of terms that resonate well with genre fans: ouroboros (remember Scully's tattoo, anyone?) and oubliette (yay! Jareth would be so pleased). But the newest term created for the Blakeverse? Panwere. Because it was not enough to have werewolves, wereleopards, wererats, wereswans, weresnakes, weretigers, werehyenas, weredogs and werebears. Nay, we also have to have someone who can shapeshift into multiple an ...more
This book represented a turning point in the series, one that many readers disliked, but I was quite fond of.
There is an underlying theme in these books. Anita goes f ...more
But it was never enough. It go ...more
You can't have a good book if you can't take the sex out and have a decent story line.
Then there's the small fact that in the beginning, Blake was strong in her faith and believed in what she was brought up to believe through her religion. Now, she's pretty much her own god.
Not to mention the ...more
With the exception of Micah, I've read the entire Anita Blake series up to this point (Blood Noir, #16) and, in the aforementioned opinion, Obsidian Butterfly was the last decent book, after which the series should have been renamed Anita Blake, Vampire Humper since the majority of what little action takes place occurs in the bedroom, the back seat of automobiles, on the kitchen table, the bathroom floor...etc, etc, etc.
Beginning with Narcissus In Ch...more
So, this is one of my least favorite novels of all time. In and outside of the Anita Blake series. I began reading this series as a senior in high school (about 2002) and was enraptured by this giant world of were-folk, vampires, and our favorite ball-busting, vampire staking, caustically witty Anita Blake.
I followed the series dutifully and enjoyed every page. Obsidian Butterfly was wonderful with more Edward! But I got to this novel and became extremely dumbstruck and disappointed. Wh ...more
Jean Claude was as usual as calm and cool and sexy as always except when he attacked Micah now that was a trip.... OK so what is it with he shifter boys, they all seem to be rea ...more
It's no longer about the baddies that come out at night. It's a ...more
So at this point in the series I hav ...more
All of the books prior to this one were filled with death, gruesome and violent homicide scenes, bestial pornographic rape scenes to unquestionable love. Totally weird stuff, but worth every minute of couch time!
This book takes the entire series, and swings it into a completely different direction. This book really rocks the boat, and takes you by surprise. The once innocent and strictly moral and you must be in love to have s ...more
The tenth installment in the Anita Blake novels is where the series really, truly, goes off the rails. This is as far as I’ve gotten, both in my original reading and in this current rereading of the series — though I’ve every attention of going on from here — but this book exemplifies what’s gone wrong with this series from its initial excellent start.
1. If things don’t se ...more
8% Anita gaining new powers
10% bringing other characters down (no one can be even nearly as awesome as Anita)
40% teeth-grindingly bad sex (everything from group to nearly-a-rape, YACK!)
40% praising Anita for being such a hot/strong/wise/powerful/special person
If I hadn't read Black Dagger Brotherhoods and Twilights, this would get 1 star.
Edit: Oh yeah, erected penises waltzing around and "wet pounding"?... Bitch, please.
Edit: I'll take it back, this totally deserves 1 star.
You know who I'm thinking of here? Marion Zimmer Bradley. That is not a compliment. Talk talk talk sex whine talk cry sex cry sex sex talk whine politics whine sex talk talk mope sex pine sex sex talk cry. Except with Anita, so there's also stomping, threatening violence, and being a total asshole.
The outfits in this book are a cross between a West Village queen's fever dream, the erotic etchings of a courtier during the reign of the Sun King, and the yearnings of some sort of ...more
NOTE: For some odd reason, the only audiobook version I could find is the abridgement. So I'm sure there are tons of n ...more
If I hear ARM WRESTLING one more time, I'll be shooting Anita Blake myself, and ask questions later.
The character clothes are startlingly late 80s to early 90s kind of sexy, I wouldn't know I was a baby then but Bitch please! A healthy coat of vinyl body tight suit with matching boots ON A MAN'S BODY is hardly sexy! No matter how sexy that man is!
Last book Anita was becoming this unrelatable character badass and the author tries to humanize her in this one by making her cry all the time and thro ...more
Anita has, after the drastic events of the last book, decided to end her 6 month separation with Richard and Jean-Claude and re-bound the marks since without the marks being properly linked all three of them are walking around with a great big target painted on their foreheads. Unfortunately, because Jean-Claude is an incubus, uniting the marks means Anita gains the adeur, becom ...more
Did the editor fall asleep at her job? For God's sake, the later books ramble on pointlessly!
And YUCK the Ardeur. No! No! NO! If I have to read that word one more time, I swear, I might hurt someone.
There is NO plot to the later books. NONE!! Plus the Anita of the earlier books is NOTHING l ...more
I have no idea how to rate this book. Everyone seemed to hate it so I started it with really low expectations. What can I say, I was surprised.
Some were good surprises, some not so much.
On one hand, there were a lot of things that I didn't like. The long, maybe useless descriptions were annoying (but I got used to them by now). I didn't like the "new" Richard and how he seemed to change from the guy I was used to. I didn't like the sexual relationships (if you can call th ...more
My Internet is out until Monday and I'm using my phone, so I'll keep it short. Anita is still annoying, Richard is still a dick, Jean Claude is still awesome, and Nathaniel is still sweet.
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