Blood Debt (Victoria Nelson #5)
First and foremost: as vampires go, Henr...more
Sono passati ormai tre anni dalla trasformazione di Vicky Nelson, Ex Detective della Polizia di Toronto e Investigatore Privato. Sono quindi due anni che non vede Henry Fitzroy, figlio illegittimo di Enrico VIII, vampiro e scrittore di romanzi rosa, trasferitosi a Vancouver con il compagno Tony onde evitare problemi di territorialità.
Ma quando Henry comincia a svegliarsi ogni mattina in compagnia di un fantasma che esige vendetta e - non ricevendola...more
It is hard to review this book completely without spoiling the events at the end of Blood Pact, but I shall attempt it!
Although there is a ghost involved, the mystery itself is the most mundane out of the five books - concerning an organisation set up to profit fro...more
I finished it because I read the others but I don't know if I'm going to go on to read the spin-off series.
I didn't really hate the book, it was ok (an option not offered by goodreads), but I know I've read far better fanfic.
It began when Henry woke to the twilight -- and the discovery that a ghost had invaded his inner sanctum. This was the start of a dangerous nightly game. Henry was allowed to ask one question of his mysterious visitor. If the answer was no, someone -- innocent and unsuspecting -- would die. It soon became clear that what this wraith -- and the others who eventually joined it -- wanted was revenge on those responsible for killing them.
So if you are reading this I assume yo...more
and Henry is haunted by a ghost with no hands, who comes to him as he awakens... and if Henry asks a question like illicits a yes answer, the ghost quietly leaves, but if he the answer is no, or if his first comments are not a question, the ghost screams, and an inocent dies...
Despite the endless repetition (and occasionally wonky POV, standard on any Huff novel), this book is probably...more
- Allora sii Mistero per lui.
Eccoci con la conclusione di questa fantastica saga fantasy thriller di Tanya Huff. So per certo che ci sarà un nuovo libro, una raccolta di spinn off di Tony e Herny ma per me, l'avventura con la saga Blood Books finisce qua, e finisce anche splendidamente.
Molti si aspettavano un libro forzato, noioso... insomma un contentino concesso alle fan scocciate dalla separazione def...more
This was my least favorite of the Victoria Nelson books, though I really liked the ending, so I find it difficult to only give it 3 stars. If I jumped this to 4 stars, though, I'd have to give the others 5 stars, which that rating is not warranted, in my opinion. They were fun, but not awe-inspiring, life-changing, or so perfectly written that I felt bowled over.
Trying to figure why I feel this way about this book, the only conclusion I can come to was that I got bored with the inter...more
I actually read the 1997 DAW edition, which has a much better cover than this one and which I picked up in a used bookstore. I've seen the Blood series recently re-printed in omnibus volumes, so if urban fantasy that hits most of the major subgenre tropes (in Huff's inimitable style) is of interest to you, consider picking them up!
This concluding volume of the series wraps up...more
I don't actually read a lot of supernatural-y, vampires and werewolves and mummies and zombies. So it's been interesting. I'm not sure that it's my type.
I've been pretty pleased with the dynamics between the three main characters and the handling of open relationships. Generally.
But what I liked about this one was just- th...more
Tanya Huff's Victoria Nelson series has won her countless devoted readers with its masterful blending of contemporary fantasy and the supernatural. These novels offer up an irresistible team of terror busters: Vicki, a female private eye who was until recently human; Mike, a Toronto homicide detective who is her ex-partner and current lover; and Henry, a vampire who writes bodice rippers.In "Blood Debt", Henry, despite his better judgement, calls upon Vicki and Mike to help him lay to re
I was very quickly annoyed to have jumped in to such a late book, since a hell of a lot must have...more
Huff, Tanya - 5th in Victory Nelson series
Henry Fitzroy, vampire, writer, and bastard son of Henry VIII, had survived for centuries by obeying the vampires' code. He did not slaughter needlessly, did not draw attention to himself, and never invaded another vampire's territory. But now Henry was about to do the unthinkable. He was going to break the code.
It began when Henry woke to the twilight--and the discovery that a ghost had invaded his inner sanctum. This was the start of a d...more
However, now that Vicky has adjusted to her new life she isn't too much more emotionally vulnerable than she ever was. Now her bravado is backed up by ruthlessness, blood lust, and the physical ability to easily come through on her threats.
Henry the vampire is still the most interesting character in this series.
One of the vampires being the bastard son of Henry VIII can only be a plus, though having him BE Henry VIII would be even more amusing.
This is the last of a series (although apparently there's a spin-off series that has a couple books that my friend plans to lend to me) so I wouldn't suggest hopping right into it. Having said that, they're fun books, well written for the most part. I prefer Huff's incarnation of vampires more than many other authors, mostly because it's not all about sex.
Like every book in this series, the relationships (blooming and glooming) are absolutely brilliant, plus the ghost! It was awesome!
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s...more