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The Cursed (Vampire Huntress Legend #9)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  1,385 ratings  ·  30 reviews
The Chairman has been killed andnowLilith, Satan's Consortsits on the vampire throne asthe Vampire Council’s new Chairwoman.Sheraisesall 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 discovered angel ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 493 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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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!!!!
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. Jackson-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
Mocha Girl
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Sep 25, 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.
Marjorie Chew
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.
Sep 09, 2007 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
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.
Liz DeMarco
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!
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
May 01, 2014 Deann marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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!
Jan 08, 2009 Naomi added it
The entire series ROCKS!!! The last book of the series called THIRTEENTH will be available Feb 2009.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES! Enough said. This is the third time I have read series in it's entirety.
Was an ok read, took some time to get into the book. Have not read any others in the series.
Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
WOW, this one was GOOD! 9 books down.....3 more to go in this series.
Tara32 Luby
Does anyone know if she plans on writing another in this series? Love these!
Great author, great books, great series...I will miss her writing!
Of course I'm sooo into this series. 3 more to go...
Kristy Dean
Good but read in order or you will be lost.
Still loving this series!!!
Must Read
Great Book!
Very good.
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A pseudonym used by Leslie Esdaile Banks, she also wrote under the names:
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Alexis Grant

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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