Essere in debito con un pazzo criminale è una di quelle cose che succedono soltanto ad Anita Blake. Ma la cacciatrice di vampiri non può sottrarsi al richiamo del dovere quando Edward l'ambiguo sicario con cui lei ha più volte avuto modo di «collaborare» chiede il suo aiuto per indagare su un'inquietante serie di omicidi nel New Mexico. Perciò Anita vola ad Albuquerque, dove un sadico assassino ha la singolare abitudine di togliere completamente la pelle alle proprie vittime oppure di tagliarle in piccoli pezzi. Nuova città, nuovi delitti, nuovi vampiri: l'arrivo di una «straniera» non è infatti ben visto da Itzpapalotl, la Master locale, né dai suoi servi umani, che cercano subdolamente di ostacolare le indagini. Anche perché esiste un legame profondo e oscuro tra il killer, le vittime e la congrega di vampiri e licantropi di Albuquerque: un legame che, per il momento, si nasconde in una tomba inviolata da secoli, ma che è pronto a risorgere e a scatenare l'inferno. Soprattutto se Anita cadrà nella trappola e diventerà l'ultima e più importante vittima sacrificale di un essere che sta accumulando un potere spaventoso'
- ISBN: 8850222653
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 660
- Data di uscita: 16-09-2010
This was the last Anita Blake novel worth reading, primarily because of Edward. The rest of the series has been garbage (including Edwards' return. Seriously, what was his body count in the Harlequin, one? Maybe?). I don't have a problem with the sex, but Hamilton has sacrificed that literary device Leggi tutto
Obsidian Butterfly: A Review in Two Parts Anita Blake returns home to a phone call from Edward. He's calling in a favor and needs her to come to Albuquerque, NM to assist him in a job. She goes to find that there have been several gruesome murders, the victims left horribly maimed. Who is performing Leggi tutto
This book is a vacation from Anita's usual life because she travels to New Mexico to help Edward, the assassin, solve a case. So, no love-triangle b.s., which is nice. When arriving in New Mexico, Anita discovers that Edward is engaged to be married to a very naive widow with two adorable children. E Leggi tutto
This is the book where Laurell K. Hamilton lost me as a reader. I love the early Anita Blake books, because they are police procedurals set in a fantasy world. But somewhere along the way, the menage a trois between the three main characters (a necromancer, a vampire, and a werewolf) overspread the
4 Vampy stars To begin with I have to say that this book is one of my favorites from this series. It is quite true that I have several emotional changes during Anita Blake's books. For several reasons I love and hate this series but the truth is that I have never been bored for a minute while reading Leggi tutto
“She'd been punishing people for the same crimes for five hundred years. It was impressive in a psychotic sort of way... I'd told people that I'd chase them into hell to have my vengeance, but I probably didn't mean it. Itzpapalotl would mean every word.” 3rd Listen: “Dawn is coming, I can feel it Leggi tutto
I really wasn’t excited about this book. All I wanted was to skim over the paragraphs so that I could get to the next book of the series, Narcissus in Chains as quickly as possible! And then it hit me … mutilated bodies and Olaf. You need to read this book to understand just how messed up my opinion Leggi tutto
First read: June 2006 Initial rating: 5/5 stars *favourite* Re-read: October 2017 New rating: 5/5 stars *favourite* I have one strong memory of reading Obsidian Butterfly the first time around and that is that the book was just so good I couldn't put it down. Any second I had to read, I picked it up and Leggi tutto
Did you know that once you unfreeze meat, you shouldn't refreeze it? It goes kind of squishy and rotten. People's faces freeze and unfreeze so much in this book, it's insane. Masks, monsters, blah blah blah. Oh, and there's a giant hulking threatening rapist, so that's good. Anita does her usual rout Leggi tutto
Edward, the empty-eyed sociopath who haunts the outskirts of Anita Blake’s life, is arguably the most interesting character in the Anita Blake series. A man of mystery, obviously dangerous, Anita values his occasional assistance and has a wary respect for him. When Edward calls in a favour that Anit Leggi tutto
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