“You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.”
That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. Me, Anita Blake. The woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town — an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up the the Executioner to save them from the inferno…
“Never trust people who smile constantly. They’re either selling something or not very bright.
I loved this book. It was fast paced and constantly had my attention. I did not want to put it down! There was plenty action, intrigue, and even politics in this installment. I loved the political maneuvering throughout this book, even though Anita wasn’t that good at it.
I like Anita. She isn’t my favorite character by a long shot, but I like her a lot more than I used to. I still think that she is stubborn as hell and I still don’t agree with some of her choices, but I have learned to accept it. Though, Anita is killing me with the back and forth between Richard and Jean-Claude.
My favorite part of this book was the villains. The Vampire Council felt like an actual threat to Anita and it took more than a few bullets to handle them. I have been waiting for a villain to come along that I love to hate and it finally happened. They sickened me to an all new level and I finally felt more than just meh about their actions. I look forward to seeing more of the Council in the future.
SIDE NOTE: I really liked Warrick. He is the first vampire in this series to still be religious and I found his outlook on life refreshing. I am sad that he died.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The past three books have been getting better and better and I hope that Laurell K. Hamilton stays on the path she’s on because it is working for me. I will be continuing the series with Blue Moon.