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The Cursed (Vampire Huntress #9)

4.39  ·  Rating Details ·  1,655 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
The Chairman has been killed and now Lilith, Satan’s Consort, sits on the vampire throne as the Vampire Council’s new Chairwoman. She raises all the dark covens, calling every major dark witch and warlock to do her bidding. Her goal is to distract the team members while the unborn heir to the Dark Realms awaits his own birth. All Lilith needs now is Damali’s newly discover ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 493 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mocha Girl
Oct 12, 2009 Mocha Girl rated it really liked it
The Cursed, ninth in the Vampire Huntress Legend series by L.A. Banks, finds Carlos, Damali, and the Guardian team returning to the battlefield waging war against The Darkness. In this episode, Lillith is elevated to Councilman replacing Cain and enlists the aid of Sebastian, Machiavelli, Medusa, Genghis Khan, Siren, and Jezebel, using their evil prowess to create a spell designed to weaken the Neturu and Guardian's confidence, trust, and libidos to the point of team implosion. She also plots to ...more
Keren Phillip
Aug 16, 2007 Keren Phillip added it
Recommends it for: Everyone into Vampire Novels
This is the eight or ninth book in the series starting with "Minion". To appreciate this book you must read them in sequence. I like this series because the characters are all different races, cultures and religions and the author has really done her research and gives an interesting perspective on Heaven and Hell and everything in between. There are a lot of historical references as well which is intriguing. With each book the characters grow and evolve and the plot takes twista and turns that ...more
Jan 15, 2008 pianogal rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
This series started off as a fun vampire romp. Now we've got Armageddon and the end of the world to deal with. It's kind of like Anita Blake meets Tim LaHaye. I'm not far enough in yet to see if it's going to be good or just heavy. It might be too much for me...

Ok, so I finished reading it and it didn't go where I was afraid it might. It's not overly heavy. It was nice that Carlos and Demali did not fight as much in this volume. I got kind of tired of their bickering in the past couple of volume
May 30, 2011 Mzpastrychef rated it it was amazing
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!!!!
Aug 08, 2012 Alexis rated it it was amazing
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.
M.J. Friday
I must say I really enjoyed this book, it was packed with action. I also loved that we finally got to see Yonnie again as well as the introduction of Valkyrie and of course Fallon. This is the book where we really see the team come together and work as a team to fight evil. I love these books, the Good vs Evil, God vs Satan and Love over Hate, it’s a great spin on a classic plight. This Author did a remarkable job at putting a great story together taking that classic formula and made it a hit mo ...more
Jan 08, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
This book, although not the first in the series, was the first book I ever read by L.A. Banks, and it hasn't been the last. The series is catchy, fast-paced, and well-formed, but it does certainly have its pitfalls. If you've read any other reviews of the series, you know that one of these pitfalls is the dialogue, which is highly stereo-typed African American slang, though not all the characters are necessarily African-American. I would have liked to have seen the characters display a bit more ...more
Jan 23, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing
The first seal has been broken and Armageddon has begun. Lilith and her husband,the Unnamed One,are caught unawares while awaiting the birth of their angel-hybrid heir. Installed as Vampire Council chairwoman,Lilith calls on vampires, witches and warlocks (including Machiavelli,Jezebel, Genghis Khan and Medusa) to combat the forces of the Covenant, the Guardians,the Neterus and both Neteru Councils. She attacks her enemies Damali and Carlos Rivera where it hurts the most: their libidos. Soon the ...more
Mar 19, 2010 Dallas rated it liked it
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Jul 15, 2012 Chinook rated it it was ok
This book is book 8 of a series that I've only read book 2 of, so it's possible I would have liked it better with all the context provided by the other books.

That said, it was too biblical, with too many scenes describing fighting, and the sex was all weird white light and chakras, rather than anything very hot.

Vamp porn fail.

However, the plot drew me in enough that I was curious as to how it ended and I enjoyed that the characters weren't just middle class white people, which seems the norm
May 07, 2010 Liz rated it did not like it
I could not get into this book. I did not understand what was going on. This was my first book from L.A. Banks but I did not think I had to read them in order to understand the plot. Apparently you do have to read them in order. She does not give any leads as to why these people came to be. Most books that have a series at least explain the premise and most do not have to be read in order. I'm dissapointed in this author and don't think I will be reading any of her books anytime soon unless I fi ...more
Marjorie Chew
Dec 29, 2012 Marjorie Chew rated it it was ok
Another book I couldn't get into tho I usually go for the whole vampire deal. In this book Lilith is a demon who reports to her husband with his awful moods and how can she get what she wants without him killing her etc which is way off from the books I normally read. Maybe this book is a slow starter but I quit reading it and I am not sure I will finish it.
Aug 30, 2009 Crystal marked it as to-read
I'm having a hard time getting through these books. It started out great but this back and forth between the 2 characters is really annoying. They're supposed to be soul mates for cripes sake, every other scene has one or the other going off with someone else and the scenes between those are all fight scenes.

Yeah, that's what the Apocalypse is about but theres too much action and not enough story. I'd like to get through them eventually.
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Feb 02, 2014 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: library
Lilith is sitting on the vampire throne & all she needs to do is distract Damali from her new angelic powers. That will allow Lilith's evil seed to walk through the veil between worlds & take his throne as the true Anti-Christ. Damali & her squad race to stop Lilith before she can install her offspring in his throne as the true Anti-Christ. An unbalanced world kicks off the Armageddon. Don't ya just hate that??!
Sep 09, 2007 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like vampire books.
There are 8 books in the series now and more in the works. The Cursed is the latest in that series, and continues Damali and Carlos' fight to save the human world from vampires, demons, and even Satan himself during what looks to be the beginning of the apocolypse. If you like vampire stories, the Vampire Huntress Legends series is a great one to start.
Jan 10, 2008 July rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home-library
L.A. Banks is a Masterful storyteller. I loved this book. This was the 9th in the series. There was alot of humor in this book. The Queen's kick some Lilith booty. Its a shame they don't lay her a** down. The team have a united front in this book. It kicks off the Armageddeon for the next 3 books.
Looking forward to the next book.
Debbie Chittenden
Dec 01, 2014 Debbie Chittenden rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
The Warriors of Light are back and badder than ever. The biggest issue they are dealing with now, is the break of the second seal and the birth of the anti-Christ through the deception of a vile angel hybrid from Nod, and Lilith.
Liz DeMarco
Aug 24, 2012 Liz DeMarco rated it it was amazing
The series is really growing on me. Not much into religion but I like how she blends them all into her world. I also just love of the best villianess to come down the pike in a while! Looking forward to the next one to see what Carlos, Damali and the team will tackle next!
Aug 18, 2011 Pam rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES! Enough said. This is the third time I have read series in it's entirety.
Jan 08, 2009 Naomi added it
The entire series ROCKS!!! The last book of the series called THIRTEENTH will be available Feb 2009.
Jun 30, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
Pretty crazy. Little too much 'romance' and not enough 'action' in this book, but I still enjoyed it. Very pleased I finished it in 2009!
Jun 05, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing
It's a great series I'm thankful to sherrilyn Kenyon for righting a praise for the series in her book or I would have missed out on a wonderful read and great story
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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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