Friday, April 07, 2006

Bloody Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton [March/06]

After reading Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton, I found that I had to know what happened in the series next, so I went searching for the second novel. In my town, they only have the later ones in the series, but a store about an hour away appeared to have all of them. I used a book later in the series to figure out which book to get next and walked away with Bloody Bones. As I was reading it, though, I found that a lot of stuff seemed to have happened not recorded in a book, so I was a little confused as to where some of the characters had come from and others gone to. Turns out this is like book 5 in the series and the book I was using to find out the order was wrong. I have book 2, The Laughing Corpse, now in my to read pile. I hope to get to it soon because now I need to know all that I missed.

Anyways, in case people have forgotten, Anita Blake is a vampire hunter and animator. She is good at both of her jobs and high in demand. This novel starts out, though, when she is even busier than originally she planned. She gets called in as an animator to raise an entire graveyard of two-hundred-year-old corpses who have been disturbed by a bulldozer and thus quite separated from their bodies. It is a hard job and Anita is not even sure if she can possibly do it. While arranging what she is going to do about this job, though, the police call her in to investigate what happened to three Missouri teenagers who have been slaughtered like Anita has never seen before.

In the blink of an eye, Anita has herself in the middle of a very powerful battle that most people are not even aware of. She is forced to ask help of the local vampire leader which causes more headache for her than it seems worth. This novel also has fairies in it, which I liked because I am fond of fairies almost as much as vampires. Hamilton has another series centred around fairies, actually, but I have as of yet not read it. This is another very exciting novel and the sexuality that I have been warned about is still not over-whelming in this particualar novel, so that was good. I really like this series, I don't think it will be long before I read the other one I have from it. Then, I think I might check out the fairy series.


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