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The Forsaken (Vampire Huntress Legend #7)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  1,717 ratings  ·  36 reviews
The Chairman of the Vampire Council is dead, and Lilith, the consort of the Unnamed One, and the Unnamed One himself are out for revenge against Damali Richards, the Vampire Huntress, and her lover, Carlos Rivera. A ruthless and carefully planned strategy---one that not even Damali will anticipate---has been developed. There is only one entity who can best Damali, send Car ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin
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I will not be finishing this series. The first 5 books were fantastic and book 6 started a downward slope into a complete mess. I had high hopes book 7 would be better but it just wasn't. I am very disappointed in these last 2 books I attempted to read because L.A. Banks could've done so much better after the elaborate set up in book 5, and yet she didn't.
Mary Whidden
Just couldn't make myself read these anymore. That's why it scored so low. I couldn't finish the book.
For now, just read the title and you will know where this series currently stands with me.
Nanci D.

I'm afraid this book does not impress me much. I just can't get into it somehow.
Jun 06, 2014 Philip rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes, take a chance on this book
For me it was slow in to getting to the whole plot of the story. But, also I just happen to run across this book and bought it. So, I'm reading it out of order in a series of her other books from the Vampire Huntress Legend. I end up doing this a lot of the time. Guess I need to use the library more But, once I got into the book it was a good read; after all of the action started taking place. I think if I ever find any other by L. A. Banks, I will give them a chance. I'm not one t ...more
M. Jackson-Friday
In The Forsaken, lucky #7 in the VHS, we learn that Dante (Vampire Council Chairman & son of the Unnamed One) was beheaded by a Neteru. Lilith is being punished by her Husband who blames her for the demise of his son. Lilith however while giving the Devil his due comes up with a plan to end her punishment, gain her husband favor and also take down the Netetus by using Damali music Muse , who happens to be the son of Dante with Neteru Queen Eve, Cain. Cain was banished to the Forsaken Land of ...more
What has always impressed me the most about these series, is that she can write some kick-butt action scenes (which I have a hard time doing) and sets the tone in romance close to erotic scenes. Moreover, even though this is supposed to be about vamps, she knows how to bring biblical concepts with a twist in the storyline.

When reading about this sensual being, later figuring out it was Cain, before the explanation came on page 142, and speaking on Neterus and before time, then first man and wom
Jul 14, 2008 Kristi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: scifi, fantsy or horror fans.
I enjoyed this book. Banks keeps improving as she goes. Looking beyond the flaws of slang (I'm black and I don't talk like her characters and every black person I know doesn't talk like this either - end rant) I still enjoyed the intent of the book. Banks has taken a unique view of vampires and the THE BIBLE and created a different spin to the genre. I loved this book and am looking forward to the next in the series. I read a lot and I liked visiting this world and greatly appreciated seeing my ...more
Sumiko Saulson
My mother gave me this book... it starts out with a compelling (and frightening!) action scene and then never really lets up. The romance between The Vampire Huntress and fellow vampire slayer Carlos Rivera never overshadows the kick-ass action, terrifying Lilith-lead Vampire Council or Damali Richards' overall badassery as The Vampire Huntress.

What I loved the most about this book was how it never shied away from the gruesome details when it came to killing: both vampires killing humans, and v
Dec 13, 2008 Lei rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampire stories
This book was awwwwsome. This is one of my favorite books. Basically it was about how Carlos was trying to win back Damali from, guess who?,Cain. Yes that Cain whom killed his brother Abel according to the biblical story. I wanted to literally go into the book and slap Damali so hard that she would be speechless. How can you have secong guesses about marrying Carlos, an ex-mater vampire and former male Neteru!? She was driving me CRAZY!!!
I really hated Cain for even trying to battle Carlos for D
Oct 03, 2007 Pippixxx rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone wanting to read a lot of jive talk
I really can't get into this book for a number of reasons. #1 is a whole bunch of sex scenes that just seem gratuitious. If I wanted to read porn, I would buy Playboy.

#2 Her characters do a whole bunch of jive talk, I guess that is the only way to describe it, you might have to read the book to understand, but it comes across as hokey to me. But I'm white, so, hey, maybe people talk like this all the time and I just don't hear it, but it sounds contrived to me.

#3 It jumps all over the place and
This was a really good book to me. It drew me back into the series. Damali and Carlos have been to hell and back, figuratively and literally. I like the fact that although both of them have these supernatural powers, they both are very human, and easily make human mistakes. Especially the mistakes that happen in relationships. I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of this story develops.
You have to give this series a chance..yes there is some hip hop language but this saga of books takes you on a journey. It brings in elements of good and evil, heaven and hell, God and the devil.. There are characters such as cain & abel, adam & eve and so on... Give this series a chance before you just say forget the end it will be worth it..check out all 12 or 13 novels!!!!
rounded up from 3.75

Book was really slow, too much romance..Didn’t really get good until the end and there was really no big fights involved. They introduced a new character "Cain" just loving him. Cant wait to see what will happen with Damil and him when they meet again. There was so much sexual tention between them.
What in awesome read!! I just could not put it down!! You get so involved the people in the book, that u really feel like your there living it with them!! I have to keep going and finsh this series. I can't wait to see how it all ends! Now it's time foe the next book
" The Wicked " so can not wait!!
Yvonne Bailey
Carlos finally gets a taste of what he dished out to Damali! It's been a while since I looked in on Damali and Carlos and I am glad that I got a chance to see what they were up to. To see these two come full circle was awesome. I cannot wait to read The Wicked.
This series got me through an entire summer. I was lost in these like I was lost in Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series. When I had to snap back into reality it took me a second to catch back up. I could have spent all of my time fighting evil in this series.
The way how Damali handled herself was very well written. She wasn't being whiney but someone who didn't know how to break through to her love about her POV and how she was feeling. Carlos was still struggling.
Can't wait to read the next one.
Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
I love, love, loved this one. Cain was one "smooth operator". I couldn't stop giggling cause he won me over; but he was soooo BAD. Yeah Carlos messed up, but in the end I was still cheering for him. I can't wait to see what happens next.
I think this was my favorite in this series so far. I was hooked from the beginning. There was drama galore, and action around every corner. The story was DEEP, I really loved this 'alternate' reality we were exposed to.
This is my favorite book of the whole series. This book hit on so much things I have always felt but never been able to put into words. I wanted to give it to my husband and be like - read this, just read this.
L. Malaika Cooper
Banks consistently served up juicy and thought-provocking Vamp-themed novels with an Afrocentric twist. Damali and Carlos are unforgettable characters. I will miss this sister's writings.
The story, her level of detail, the depth of her world and mythology - just amazing. I hope I still have this series somewhere because I am in the mood to reread it! It was that good.
Jenn Davis
I could NOT put the book down. This is the MOST intense book so far in the series. Intense revelations were made in this book. It was wonderful.
The most intense of the series thus far. I must have gone through half a box of Kleenex with this one - for all kinds of emotions.
I am glad I didn't put it down like I wanted to in the first chapter. Got really good. Some evolved psychology going on.
Jan 08, 2009 Naomi added it
The entire series ROCKS!!! The last book of the series called THIRTEENTH will be available Feb 2009.
Liz DeMarco
Love this series! Damali is sooo bad ass and yet vulnerable, a wonderful twist on the vampire tales.
Great author, great books, great series...I will miss her writing!
Kristy Dean
Good series but read in order or you will be lost.
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A pseudonym used by Leslie Esdaile Banks, she also wrote under the names:
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L.A. Banks, a native Philadelphian, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program. With many awards to her credit, Banks also held a masters of fine arts degree in film and media arts from Temple University. She lived in
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