But some of the wererats fear that Rafael depends too much on Anita and her ties to the vampires. They believe that there is only r ...more
If you're still reading Anita Blake, you know what to expect. Perhaps 3/5ths of the opening of the novel will be relationship angst with a particularly high focus on -- you guessed it -- Rafael. A quick note: every one of these novels that have a name as a title are all rather short, focused, and almost entirely relationship stuff.
That being said, this particular novel DOES pick up in both action, consequence, and a whole bunch of new metaph ...more
This eARC was sent to me by NetGalley and Berkley Books for an honest review.
Whoaaa, get out the bandages! I've always liked the rats. It appears that's because ...more
This was a much-needed break after Sucker Punch (which was the first Anita Blake book I hated). Sucker Punch was a repetitive mess with a horrible ending.
Rafael was a look at a character we've only caught glimpses of before. This book really showcases the King of Rats and the world of the rats including their rules and their magic. It opens the doors to a whole new world of possibilities for the oth ...more
The relationship angst is beyond tedious. Talking everything to death, even when to walk into a communal shower. Currently 20% of the novel has been back and forth, dragging relationship drama like a dead horse, while debating whether or not to shower.
Anita Blake is one of my favorite series, many things written deeply resonating within me. But sometimes the tedium is exhausting. I could empathize with Anita running away and never coming back. Going out of town on a ca ...more
I absolutely love love love Laurell K. Hamilton's stories. Both of her current series are amazing and I devour them every time a new book comes out. Raphael is an insightful story into the life of the wererats. They have so many rules I don't know how they keep up with it all.
With any culture comes politics. Someone always wants to be on top. Once Raphael is King of the Rodere he faces challenges often enough to bring this one to Anita's at ...more
Rafael has a problem. Because of his relationship with Anita and Jean-Claude, members of his r ...more
However, this book and LKH's last book Sucker Punch made me reconsider reading the rest of the series. There was a little less sex and a bit more action. However, I will say that we do spend at least half of the book discussing (ad nauseam) everything within an inch of its life! Some things will never ...more
The Wererats have been a constant since fairly early in this series and with Rafael (book) we finally get a closer look at their customs, history, and hierarchy. Although this book was almo ...more
I will never not want more Anita Blake novels. Literally this series could go on for another 30 books and I would be happy as can be.
If you are picking this up then you have read all the other books int he series and you know as well as I do that it will be amazing. The last few books have had some big changes to our crew and that took a little side stepping in Anita's world but I felt like this one brought it back full circle at least little.
Technically this is a standalone in the Anita Bla...more
I loved it. This story reminded me of the original Anita Blake books. Though there were a few steamy parts, the metaphysics and character development was the main thrust of the story.
Blood, magic and nitty gritty fighting made this story not only a must read, but a must read twice book.
I received this book free fro ...more
Anita is backing up Rafael in his bid to hold onto his control of the rats. There is a new challenger to the leadership and he is using Antia’s bonds with Rafael to say that he is no longer fit to be king. Turns out there is magic within the rats that Antia didn’t know about. I enjoyed this book. There was feeding of the ardeur but it didn’t consume huge sections of the book. During that scene, Anita finds out that the challenger is a servant to another vampire that is hiding from everyone. The ...more