There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered - something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone.
©2002 Laurell K Hamilton (P)2010 Penguin
"Anita's usual supporting cast is missing, and she's taking time out from her complex love life, but there's plenty of bloody action, vampires, werewolves, and Aztec ritual. Plus a lot more about Edward. Fans will find this installment similar to the earlier books in the series, particularly The Laughing Corpse." (Amazon.com review)
"[A] monstrously entertaining read." (Publishers Weekly)
I love this series. I own all of the books and have read them multiple times. I like this narrator. But, the abridgment is painful. They left out a lot of the details that make later books and relationships make sense. I wouldn't recommend it as your only exposure to the book. I hope an unabridged version comes out soon.
I have been reading this series and this is the first book that is in the abridged format. It just kind of ended without any closure. The next one in the series is also an abridged version... why is that, all other books are unabridge.
I've been enjoying this series since book 1 - all unabridged. Why suddenly is book 9 only offered in abridged?? Especially considering that the unabridged version is available via the iTunes store, really - this speaks volumes to pure greed...
a great book in a awesome series. what I love about the Anita Blake series is that as it progresses you have character growth and development with each new book. unlike some series that are almost static and stagnant where the characters are concerned. I just wish the next book in the series(Nacissus in Chains), was available on audio and unabridged. It's the pivotal book in the series. this book is a great addition to the series.
Wonderful character details
Anita of course. She's slowly learning the definition of what she is, and who it makes her.
In Obsidian Butterfly it has to be Ted/Edward, switching to and fro was easy to follow.
Absolutely, woke up in the morning, worked around the house. Listened on the way to and from work. Then finished by bed time.
I wasn't sure how I felt about Kimberly Alexis' narration in the beginning, but she definitely grew on me. Now I've moved on to Narcissus in Chains with Cynthia Holloway, and I find myself missing Kimberly...
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