I've never read a writer with a more fertile imagination' DIANA GABALDON
An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novella from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author.
FOR FANS OF CHARLAINE HARRIS AND ANNE RICE.
My name is Anita Blake. I'm a U. S. Marshal for the Preternatural Branch, and I always have my friend's back. Even when they ask me to risk everything...
Rafael, king of the wererats, is facing a challenge to his crown. He wants me, one of his closest allies, to help him take down a dangerous opponent unlike any he's fought before.
But some of the wererats fear that Rafael is too dependent on me and my ties to the vampire world. They believe that there is only room in America for one supernatural king, and that Rafael will abandon them as prey for the bloodsuckers.
A new challenger has arisen among Rafael's enemies... one who is younger, hungrier and has dark secrets that could destroy both the wererats and the vampires. Now, my friend must go into the magical heart of his people to find the power and violence that he needs to save them all - or die trying.
Readers can't get enough of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, series:
'Anita Blake novels are my addiction'
'Vampires, zombies and guns, oh my!'
'I have loved every single book in this amazing series, have fallen in love and lust with many characters and desperately hope that there will be more'
'I am hooked'
'I couldn't love Anita and her adventures with the supernatural community any more
Hamilton's entertaining but overwrought 28th installment of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter urban fantasy series (after Sucker Punch) is equal parts soap opera and adventure. When Rafael, Anita's friend and lover, is challenged to a fight to the death for the throne of the wererat community, Anita is bound to stand by his side and the outcome could drastically alter the balance of supernatural power in America. Wererats only respect strength, so Anita must repeatedly prove herself against a host of opponents, even as she and her allies navigate the complicated politics that govern vampires and shape-shifters alike. Further complications arise when Anita realizes Rafael's challenger has ties to a powerful foe with their own sinister agenda for the wererats. Amid the intrigue, Hamilton still devotes plenty of time to Anita's ever-expanding polyamorous relationships and upcoming wedding to vampire king Jean-Claude. This entry does little to advance the series arc even as it delivers all the escapades readers expect, including copious sex scenes, check-ins with a sprawling supporting cast, and moments of visceral combat. Newcomers may feel lost, but Hamilton's die-hard fans are sure to be pleased.
Rafael was the first character I loved in the series, truly is my favourite. I’m so happy that I bought this.
Wish it was a little bit longer but that’s only because I spend all night reading it (it’s 3am, oops 😅)