The Killing Dance

The Killing Dance : An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

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The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter backlist-now dangerously beautiful. In her sixth adventure, Anita becomes a wanted woman-by a vampire, a werewolf, and a creature far more terrifying: a man who puts a price on her more

Product details

  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Berkley Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0515134511
  • 9780515134513
  • 19,469

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"One of the most versatile recent arrivals in the SF/fantasy genre". -- Dragon Magazineshow more

About Laurell K Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Cafe, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her more

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The first hit man came after me at home, which should be against the rules. Then there was a second, and a third. Eventually, I found out that the word on the street was that Anita Blake, preternatural expert and vampire killer extraordinaire, was worth half a million dollars. Dead, not alive. So what's a girl to do but turn to the men in her life for help? Which in my case, means an alpha werewolf and a master vampire. With professional killers on your trail, it's not a bad idea to have as much protection as possible, human or otherwise.But I'm beginning to wonder if two monsters are better than more

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3 19% (11,451)
2 4% (2,263)
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Our customer reviews

It took me awhile to get back into the series. I don't know if it was because I had enough of Richard Zeeman and his puppy dog complex towards Anita or the fact that there was too much zombies and detective work for me to cope with. Well, that doesn't matter anymore. I'm back to reading the series and I'm glad to say that I missed it. I forgot how page-turning Hamilton's writing is. She always keeps you going. There is always something really exciting happening, something like people getting shot, murdered, or Anita gets in trouble and Jean-Claude or Richard comes in and tries to save her. For those of you who don't know, Anita is a necromancer and human (sort of). She is almost like a detective and helps the police force to figure out paranormal related crimes. During this installment, its more about Anita's life outside of detective work and more of her love life and people who wants her dead. Jean-Claude is a vampire who happens to be the Master of the City, while Richard Zeeman is an alpha werewolf (Nothing new there, I know). And when you put them all together, they're the magical trio! Haha (I found that part in the book hilarious). I enjoyed everything about this book BUT the parts with Richard. He was overwhelmingly annoying. He was overprotective, hurtful and judgmental. I don't like him at all. He made my whole experience with this book a living hell. I really hope he disappears, so Anita and Jean-Claude can enjoy their love without him interrupting and messing with Anita's head. Finally, after five books, Anita sleeps with one of them. I'm not going to tell you who, but she does. It could be Richard who she loves to death or it could be Jean-Claude, who she somewhat loves but not as much as Richard. Confusing, I know. To sum it all up, its good to be back in Anita Blake's world. It's refreshing coming back to something I've always loved. The book was wonderful, Hamilton writes with great quality and rhythm which keeps the reader satisfied. Perhaps, only until they reach the tenth book in the series and realize the book is getting repetitive. Right now, all six books I've read have not be repetitive so far and I applaud Laurell K. Hamilton for making it so!show more
by Najla Qamber
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