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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton Review

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25)Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CRIMSON DEATH by Laurell K. Hamilton is another amazing book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series. I started reading the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series years ago. I am impressed with how Laurell K. Hamilton includes topics from books that happened early in the series. The characters have grown but stayed fundamentally true to themselves.

In this story, Anita and a select group head to Ireland to help Edward solve a case possibly involving Damian’s maker. I love the Fae aspect of the story and how the land is different due to the magic there. The Selkies were a fascinating group. I also found the difference between the US and Irish police interesting. This case is both captivating and thrilling.

A lot of things are happening simultaneously in this novel, including: changes to the Anita’s, Damian’s, and Nathaniel’s triumvirate, wedding planning/commitment ceremonies, and the ever-changing drama of the polyamorous relationships. Among the drama, you had Asher’s groveling for forgiveness, Damian’s and Cardinale’s relationship, and Harlequins’ attitudes. I love that we are kept up to date on the many characters in the series.

I enjoy how everyone’s powers change throughout the series. For example, the fact that Jean-Claude’s line of power progressed from feeding on lust to include love. I appreciated that Sin’s earth powers are developing and look forward to seeing where that goes.

I like how Damian and Nathaniel grew in this story, making the triumvirate more powerful. I also enjoyed Dev’s involvement in the story. He is both thoughtful and insightful.

Laurell K. Hamilton is an exceptional writer. She does an amazing job tying things together. CRIMSON DEATH is thought-provoking and spellbinding. Followers of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter will not want to miss this book. If you haven’t read this series, I highly suggest starting with the first book, GUILTY PLEASURES. Laurell K. Hamilton continually references and includes situations that happen in prior books. If you read the series from the being, you will definitely be more invested in the series.

After twenty-five books, I still love this series. Laurell K. Hamilton does an amazing job of keeping the series fresh. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

ebook, 720 pages
Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Berkley
ISBN 1101987758 (ISBN13: 9781101987759)
Edition Language: English
URL: http://www.penguin.com/book/crimson-death-by-laurell-k-hamilton/9781101987759
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25

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