Circus of the Damned
In Laurell Hamilton's wonderfully noir horror thrillers, Anita Blake never knows quite what is going to turn up walking the mean streets she lives on. She really does not appreciate the sexual attentions of Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the city she lives in and proprietor of the Circus of the... show more
In Laurell Hamilton's wonderfully noir horror thrillers, Anita Blake never knows quite what is going to turn up walking the mean streets she lives on. She really does not appreciate the sexual attentions of Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the city she lives in and proprietor of the Circus of the Damned. No matter how cute he is, he is dead, and Anita gets enough of dead people in her work as zombie raiser and vampire executioner. His friend Richard strikes her as entirely more her sort of thing--sweet, polite and a high-school teacher; yet she knows with an awful inevitability that Richard probably has secrets of his own. Add to this volatile personal mix vampires with ambitions to seize Jean-Claude's throne and mount anti-human pogroms, an immortal snake-woman with agendas of her own and a hit-man with a contract on whoever the Master happens to be at the time, and Anita's problems start to be as entertaining and suspenseful as ever. Hamilton takes us to dark caverns and overlit night-clubs, and to the darker places that live inside human and formerly human sexuality--her books are terrific supernatural thrillers because she is keen to explore sexual heat as well as terror and excitement.--Roz Kaveney
Publish date: February 21st 2012
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (#3)
Most women complain that there are no single, straight, men left. I'd just like to meet one that's human.I'm Anita Blake, expert on creatures of the night. I've dined with shapeshifters, danced with werewolves, and been wooed - but not won - by Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire of the City.And now a d...
Die „Anita Blake“-Reihe ist der umfangreichste Mehrteiler, den ich kenne. Laurell K. Hamilton schreibt seit 24 Jahren daran. Im Schnitt erscheint jedes Jahr ein neuer Band. Mittlerweile besteht die Hauptreihe aus 25 Bänden, Nummer 26 befindet sich aktuell im Lektorat und soll 2018 erscheinen. Rechne...
Ormai ogni volta che finisco un episodio della saga non vedo l'ora di iniziare quello successivo. Questa volta devo dire che la vicenda mi stava facendo perdere l'attenzione fino ai momenti finali pieni d'azione. Devo anche dire che durante la lettura mi è capitato di pensare quanto alcune delle sce...
In the third book of the Anita Blake series, Anita must deal with the Jean-Claude's games, more shapeshifters, and a horrible killer. Life is just never easy, is it? While dealing with Jean-Claude's propositions, she ends up meeting Richard. He seems nice, and normal. Something she seriously wants i...
I read this novel only once several years ago, but it's still one that stands out in my mind among the Anita Blake novels I've read. (17 and a half, since I gave up on the series mid-way through Flirt, though I thought the series long jumped the shark in the tenth book.) But this is still vintage An...
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