Blood Price (Victoria Nelson #1)
A killer is stalking Toronto and the first victim's girlfriend hired Vicky to find the killer, since she doesn't believe the police are looking in the right places. Vicky's ex-partne...more
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~GREAT SERIES OPENER THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME~
Written in 1991 BLOOD PRICE was the basis for the television series Blood Ties. After becoming a fan of the TV show I discovered author Tanya Huff and was instantly blown away by her awesome writing. Now this 5 part series also has the added bonus of visual character references (in particular Henry the yummy Vampire). I will definitel...more
Before Anita Blake, before Buffy, before there was a genre called “urban fantasy,” Tanya Huff introduced readers to P.I. Vicki Nelson and her vampire sidekick Henry Fitzroy in the novel Blood Price, the first book in Huff’s popular Blood series. I can now see why these books, which are today considered urban fantasy classics, have become so influential. The writing is excellent; Huff crafts deeply horrifying murder scenes, creepy moments in dark alleys and shadowy graveyards, and chilli...more
What just killed the book, and what kills every Huff book for me, was the horribly stereotypical villain. He's a nerd. I get it. But did he have to have t...more
Très vite également, j'ai apprécié la personnalité de Vicki : elle aime que les choses bougent et je suis fan de ses réflexions piquantes et bien placées. Les chamailleries entre Vicki et Celluci m'ont d'ailleurs beaucoup amusée. J'ai donc beaucoup aimé le style incisif de l'auteure.
J'ai également aimé le côté humain que donne l'auteure à ses personnages. S...more
Happily, I did...more
Punta molto sul lato investigativo, però ovviamente nel campo del paranormale.
Il personaggio di Henry Fitzroy è veramente azzeccato. L'idea di far diventare vampiro il figlio bastardo di Enrico VIII (il re dei re?! *_*) è troppo bella. Che poi scriva romanzi..(che non vi dico di che tipo perchè dovete scoprirlo da soli!) per viv...more
This novel is the first in the successful series by Tanya Huff featuring her female PI, Vicki Nelson, one of the earlier urban fantasy/horror offerings that helped to popularise the hordes of vampires and demons stalking our streets.
It began with blood and death. And Vicki Nelson, PI was at the scene. The victim had been brutally, inhumanly opened up. Messy work. She’d had to cover the corpose with her coat. It had sort of made her feel involved.
Now Vicki is...more
Les meurtres se succèdent, le décor est planté, Vicki va alors mener sa petite enquête pour découvrir l'auteur de ces crimes atroces.
Dans ce premier tome (qui en compte 5 jusqu'à présent) on va découvrir Vicki Nelson, ancienne flic de la criminelle. Elle a du démissionner car elle s...more
...ma invecchiato bene, lo dicono in tanti! In una Toronto ancora non infestata da cellulari l'ex poliziotta Vicky Nelson e il vampiro centenario Henry Fitzroy si alleano per scovare e neutralizzare un creatore di demoni che potrebbe potenzialmente distruggere il mondo.
C'è chi ha paragonato questo romanzo alla serie di Anita Blake ma secondo me questi due mondi si distanziano in molti punti (e in molte cose importanti). Vicky è una donna orgogliosa e impulsiva, forte...more
however, I did find "The Enchantment Emporium" on kindle, and have been staring fixedly at Tanya Huff's amazon page since about the minute I finished it, waiting for either a sequel or the blood books.
Finally, my staring paid off. Which...more
Vampire Henry Fitzroy has his own personal agenda for finding this apparent vampire killer. Sure, he drinks blood but he certainly is not a killer. He's just tr...more
Vicky's character is real & in someways sad, her relationship with Mike is truly vitrolic at times, but you can sense deep love & companionship below the adversarial frustration, neither wanting...more
There are no super powers here. No telekinisis, no telporting to any given location, but there is a certain amount of mind control... always handy
you end up liking the characters Vicki, Mike nad Henry and hating the bad guys.... Norman
When something bad happens to one of them, that you don't expect, then all hell could break loose ... but you would not notice because you have your head buried in the book trying to absorb it all.
She is a bit of a hard case, always has to be right...more
In a genre that is crowded with books about vampires linked with strong female characters, a novel would need something extra to ensure it stands out. Huff p...more
A few things are different, actually. What I felt truly important, and the reason why I didn't immediately go on to the next book in the series, is that the emotional tension that I so loved in the show seemed to be ... missing. There were times that Henry would look at Vicki and know...more
Months after leaving the department, Vicki i...more
Toronto, März 1991. Acht Monate ist es nun her, dass Vicky „Vicktory“ Nelson wegen einer Augenkrankheit, die ihr langsam die Sehfähigkeit raubt, ihren heißgeliebten Job als Polizistin aufgegeben hat. Nun ist sie Privatdetektiv und es läuft nicht besonders gut. Als Vicky spät nachts Zeugin eines Mordes in einer U-Bahn Station wird ahnt sie noch nicht, dass dieser Mord nur der Anfang einer sehr blutigen Mordserie ist. Kurz darauf taucht die Freundin des Mordopfers in ihrer Detek...more
I really like Huff's style. She is a writer with experience. She can paint a picture clearly using only what few words are necessary. A sentence here or there and you will see it in your head, rather than paragraphs or, the gods forbid, PAGES of scenery descriptions. I...more
This was a fast paced book that went from zero to sixty in ten seconds. This is a good thing because as of right now, no one but Henry is that likeable.
One thing to look out for is that while this book reads like a television show (which makes sense considering the eponymous show of the same name)it also does weird POV shifts. Now, there are three main characters. In order, Vicki, Henry & Mike. Now, Mike has less page time but he's mentioned a lot and is in a lot of Vicki's scenes. That'...more
'An entertaining blend of warmly idiosyncratic characters, cinematic pacing and sharp-fanged humour' LOCUS 'The perfect vehicle for a diverting evening's entertainment' MYSTERY SCENE 'A fine mix of the detective story with the supernatural' SF CHRONICLEProduct Description
It began with blood and death. And Vicki Nelson, PI was at the scene. The victim had been brutally, inhumanly opened up. Messy work. She'd had to cover the corpse with her coat. It had sort of made her feel involved.
With the surge in popularity of vampire/urban fantasy books in the last decade, I've been disappointed to see Huff's work becoming less available. I think her writing is every bit as good as most of the more recent stuff, and quite a bit better than some (*cough* Twilight). Her vampires are good old-fashioned creatures of the night, reminiscent of the creations of...more
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s...more