Published by Penguin on August 7th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Urban
Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight...A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with just wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties... In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes. When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse--her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There's a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that's rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret--if she survives at all, that is...
The 26th installment in the Anita Blake series is very dark and very very sexy.
This was a quitessential Anita Blake book with lots of Edward for us to devour.
There was a wedding, some new magic, and some exciting twists to make sure you stayed on the edge of your seat.
I’m still a bit new to the series, having only read the last seven books in this twenty six book series but each book gets darker and more twisted and I love it.
Murder, Mayhem, Relationship drama, theres really everything in here but the kitchen sink and I mean that in a good way. Theres even the introduction of new magical unknown that Anita and Edward don’t really know how to deal with but its a believable unknown and it really makes you wonder how they’re going to handle this new obstacle.
I can’t rave about this book enough. At roughly 500 pages you’d think it would take some time to get through but I blew through this book in two days. I just couldn’t put it down.
I would highly recommend this series to readers who like darker urban fantasy novels with a big dose of sexy added to the mix. This is not a book for the faint at heart.
About the Author
Her New York Times-bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series centers on Anita Blake, a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police, which includes novels, short story collections, and comic books. Six million copies of Anita Blake novels are in print. Her New York Times-bestselling Merry Gentry series centers on Meredith Gentry, Princess of the Unseelie court of Faerie, a private detective facing repeated assassination attempts.
Both fantasy series follow their protagonists as they gain in power and deal with the dangerous “realities” of worlds in which creatures of legend live.
Laurell was born in rural Arkansas but grew up in northern Indiana with her grandmother. Her education includes degrees in English and biology from Marion College (now called Indiana Wesleyan University). Hamilton is involved with a number of animal charities, particularly supporting dog rescue efforts and wildlife preservation.
Hamilton currently lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn more about her by visiting her website.