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Blood Lines by Tanya Huff
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Jan 03, 2011

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Read from January 03 to 04, 2011

After reading the first two books I find I like Tanya Huff's writing very much. Not too light, not too heavy, just right for the story. While the mummy makes the book a little less enjoyable, the interaction of Henry Fitzroy (vampire, Vicki's sometime lover, romance writer), Vicki Nelson (ex-cop, current PI) and Mike Celluci (cop, Vicki's ex-partner and current friend with benefits) more than made up for it.

In this book, Henry Fitzroy is plagued with dreams of the sun. Being a vampire, this is of great disturbance to him, and he wonders if he's gone insane, driven to commit suicide. At the same time a mummy is bought by ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) and it has considerable muscle in the psychic area, easily taking over people's minds and freeing itself of its bonds and coffin, all set to take over the world. Unluckily for the mummy, Mike Celluci is called in to look at the mummy's murders, and while everyone's minds are wiped, he begins to suspect there really was a mummy.

The Henry, Vicki, Celluci love triangle creates even greater tension than ever in this book. Of everything Henry is, Celluci only calls him a "... romance writer" in his head, and Henry finds himself giving more and more to Vicki. And Vicki isn't sure if she wants to choose between the two. These relationships create great entertainment throughout the book, as I'm not a shipper of either, it's just a lot of fun to see Celluci insult Henry in his thoughts.

I think this book also delves deeper into the Henry Fitzroy's character, most particularly his struggles with immortality. Thanks to the mummy, Henry also has a lot of inner struggles where he wonders where eternity will take him. In this book the more complex parts of Henry is revealed, and he is surprisingly very human and very immortal at the same time.

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