Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Jove (September 24, 2002)
ISBN-10: 0515134511
ISBN-13: 978-0515134513
Classification: Adult Fiction

The killing dance:
"The lukoi call sex the killing dance."
"We use the same phrase for battles of succession."
"I still don't understand the problem."
He stared at me. "You will. God help us both. You will."

A hit has been put out on Anita and nobody know who put the contract out on her. Edward let Anita know she had a price on her head and warned her. Someone wants her dead within 24 hours and is willing to pay an enormous amount to make that happen.

"The great Jean-Claude driven to celibacy by a human. People are laughing behind your back."
"Celibacy?" I asked.
Jean-Clause glanced at me, then sighed. "Until you give up your nunnish ways, ma petite, I am playing the Monk."
Page 123 of hardback

Anita, Anita! Remember the song "Torn between two lovers, feelin' like a fool
Lovin' both of you is breakin' all the rules......"(Yes, that's the song that was playing in my head as I read this book. Well FINALLY Anita realized the truth in Mary MaCGREGOR's lyrics and choose one of her men. Whether or not it's the right one? Well, only time will tell. Oh, and I'm not telling which she chose, you'll just have to read the book to find out. ;)

Another fun fact:
"Vampires are given powers in folklore and popular myth that we do not possess: controlling weather, shapeshifting into animals. Necromancers are supposedly able to control all types of undead." page 125 Hardback

I loved this one and it get 5 out of 5 stars from me.

Did anyone but me notice the Vegetarian Vampire reference?????

------------ Notable Side Note -------------------------

I had the Hardback copy of this book. In it Hamilton goes into a long explanation of why she decided to let Anita give up her moral view on waiting to have sex before marriage. Hamilton was going through a difficult time in her marriage and although she waited to have sex until after marriage her views changed afterward. She made a statement that what happens if the couples sexual appetites are not the same? Also, she stated Anita's opinion of vampires in the beginning of the series were a lot like that of her husband's. Kind of interesting. If you can find a copy you should read the afterword.

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