Top positive review
A different take on a Great read.
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2021
I have read several reviews of this book and others, both before and after reading this and other earlier and later A. B. Books. Some I thought were not long enough, because I like a long robust novel, but when a tale is told it is done and adding pages doesn't change that. Ms. Hamilton's books are a continuation of Anita's story. We all grow and change with our experiences. I was amazed from the beginning that her novels, while indisputably full of sex, are not pornagraphic. If you don't believe me, find a book that is, ONLY PORNOGRAPHY, to read. The plot will be practically non existent, the characters will be cardboard flat and there will be no heft to the book at all.
Ms. H, could have been much more descriptive in the sex scenes if she was only interested in pornography and fluff. Instead she has made all of her characters real and there is always a reason for the sex as part of the narrative. They have all grown and changed with each book. I have been amazed since the first Anita Blake novel at her deep understanding of human nature both good and bad and the way it effects people. I have read each book in order of it's writing except this one. I thought that I had read it, as it was in my library, but I kept running into references to things that I should have known, but didn't, about in later books. So of course I went back and read it. It filled in a lot of the blanks that lack of knowledge caused in the few later books I have read. If you have any issues with sex and sexuality these books are probably not for you, but if you have even a small understanding of human nature and are interested in people you will enjoy them. They certainly take a different view of vampires, wereanimals of any kind and GOOD & EVIL, and they are a lot of fun to read.