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The Damned (Vampire Huntress #6)

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  1,970 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Lilith, the consort of the Unnamed One, has released the Damned, tortured souls from all levels of Hell, to walk the streets as the living dead. A dark chaos leaks onto Earth, taking the form of a deadly contagion that not even the Neteru team can handle. One touch from these deadly creatures infects a human, driving him to madness, death…and worse.

This time, Damali Richar
Paperback, 487 pages
Published January 24th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Feb 22, 2011 Tiffiane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It takes alot for me to rate a book less than average. I've never skimmed a book before in my life, yet I did that very thing for the majority of this book.

I was severely disappointed in this book mainly because I had grown to really love this series and the characters. At the end of book five with The Chairman & Lilith running rampant, I figured book 6 would be a slam dunk of non stop action and demon/vampire butt kicking.

Instead, it was a 500 page mess of he said-she said, nothing but bi
Jul 28, 2008 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
Although this isn't a series that I would necessary recommend to anyone because it has a slow start and it's own unique style, I do enjoy it. After 6 books I've become very invested in the characters and interested in what comes next for them. Each book is another giant battle of Good vs. Evil and I love the suspense, build-up, and climax that comes with that. I look forward to the next one, hope I can read it soon!
Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
This was by far the darkest hour in the series. But I still give it a 5 star because it evoked an emotion.......FRUSTRATION is an emotion. This one was full of sooooo much DRAMA it makes you want to stop reading or skim read it. Stick it out. Things get better and more interesting later. Besides the stuff that happened here helped me to understand the end results in the next book.
There were some good scenes in this book, but not enough to make me like it. I was just so over all the personal drama that was happening. And then the fact that a major baddie was killed in the last few pages with no build up to it pissed me off royally. Carlos was too annoying for words this go around. I almost wanted him to die so Damali would end up with Jose and Juanita could go away too.
Aug 18, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one made me so mad at the characters!!! I was so tired of all of their pouting and bitching. But all was redeemed in the end. Still enjoying this series.
Aug 08, 2012 Alexis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 03, 2017 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From Publishers Weekly

All hell breaks loose—literally—in the complex sixth installment of Banks's scorchingly hot-blooded vampire series (after 2005's The Forbidden). Banks gets down with her multicultural cast, as deeply concerned with their relationships as she is with their sacred mission: to vanquish evil and keep hell in hell and not messing with earth folks. The intimacy issues of her African-American diva heroine, Damali, with Carlos, a former vamp, can be as involving as the multilayer

It has been a long time since I got back into the series for various reasons but so far, this book is way too wordy...way too much going on within the first 150+ pages...and seems to be all over the place in comparison to previous series from my memory.

The part so far I liked about this book, page 170, about Carlos lacking faith, hope in the wrong things, and love his anchor to hold it all together (strongest of the three: faith, hope, and love; which the book calls the trinity). Sadly, I forgot
M.J. Friday

The Damned is the 6th installment in the VHS,in this episode the Guardian team is cooling off from a major fight in Philadelphia where Carlos & Damali learn to use their Neteru powers as soul-mates in a battle w/Chairman of the Vampire Council(Dante) and the Unnamed Ones wife (Lilith). Carlos is fighting a major battle from within, while Damali tries to reach him & to teach him about his transition to the Light to no avail, the Guardian team is living on a Reservation in Arizona, when t
May 14, 2013 Chasity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am such a huge fan of L.A. Banks and all of her books, her writing is amazing. She creates such an amazingly dark paranormal world. ‘The Damned’ is the sixth book in the Vampire Huntress Legend novels and I am hooked. Carlos and Damali are such fierce characters that have been to hell and back, literally, in these books and yet somehow in the sixth installment the story is still fresh and entertaining.
I just think the details and descriptions in this book were phenomenal, I can clearly see eve
B. Wilson
Apr 28, 2009 B. Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This woman is so bad that I read her books fast and then get mad at myself when I finish too quickly. It's just that you can't help but get caught up in the storyline. Good vs Evil; come on who doesn't love to see a good fight. Her main Characters still pull me in and make me want to help them stump evil back where it came from. I love it and everyone I have read so far.
Jenny Cattanach
stumbled across in a charity shop and thought it looked interesting. Which it was, to be fair. Saw it was part of a series, but usually I can pick up the gist. Totally baffled on many occasions. I'd advise folk to start at the beginning of the series, this one is so immersed in the world the author has created. My fault, not the book. I think.
Mar 19, 2010 Dallas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 30, 2011 Mzpastrychef rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!!
Jun 20, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started with book six and wish I'd known it was a series when started because there's a lot of backstory. That said, she gets a little wordy but the overall plot line is good. Also keeps up with the sexy vampire genre quite nicely!
Sep 07, 2007 pianogal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
This one took a little bit of effort to get into, but once you do, it won't let go. I had a hard time with all the commotion between the two Neterus, but I thought the book finished strongly. Bring on the next one!
Jul 01, 2008 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vampire fans.
This was a good read. Once you get past the slang (I'm black and I don't use as much slang as in this book) it's enjoyable. Banks writing continues to improve and is taking vampires into a very different direction then most author's. I am really enjoying this series.
Debbie Chittenden
Dec 01, 2014 Debbie Chittenden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
This book kept me in the edge of my seat the whole time. The choices that Damali has to make should never be forced on someone. Wow!!!!
James III
Yep, this keeps it moving and the dynamics between carlos and yonnie are totally on point!
The entire series ROCKS!!! The last book of the series called THIRTEENTH will be available Feb 2009.
Jan 28, 2009 Leslie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It didnt keep my interest.
Kristy Dean
Aug 03, 2013 Kristy Dean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good series but read in order or you will be lost
Apr 23, 2008 Carrie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
skimmed the first 20 pages. It starts slow.
May 21, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one of my favorites in this series.
Apr 12, 2009 Annette marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition says here Book 6. Oh well, most books repeat all info from former books anyways. I picked it up at a flea market today. I'll see if it's worth getting into when I have time.
Jun 13, 2010 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read....not my norm but it was okay.
May 25, 2009 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
rounded up from 3.5

Too much drama between all of the members of the guardian team. Was very slow. Like Dante and Lilith the best. The best part was the end.
Jan 07, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
This was definitely a fun read for her. I love her books and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one in the series.
May 12, 2011 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread was veey good this time ZI really read the words and listening to the lesson be taught through them.
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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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