These days, Anita Blake is less interested in vampire politics than in an ancient, ordinary dread she shares with women down the ages: she may be pregnant. And, if she is, whether the father is a vampire, a werewolf, or someone else entirely, he knows perfectly well that being a Federal Marshal known for raising the dead and being a vampire executioner, is no way to bring up a baby.
“Still it might be nice, once in a while, not to have to choose between evils. Just once, couldn’t I choose the lesser good?”
This installment was good. There was plenty of drama and character relationship building. There was nothing wrong with it per se. I just didn’t connect with it as much as I connected with previous installments.
This series is good and I like it, but I feel like it is being dragged out. This was book 14 and as of now, there are 26 books in the series. I have no idea where Laurell K. Hamilton is going to go with this story for 12 more books. While I like these characters and the world it is in, you can only have so many books in a series before it gets old. Maybe if I had read this book when it came out and if I had had to wait a year in between it and the previous installment, I would have liked it more. It’s possible that I would have liked the series better as a whole if that were the case.
Overall, I did enjoy this book, but I can’t help but feel like this series is getting old. Maybe it is because I binge read the first fourteen. Maybe I should take a break and then come back to this series. Part of me wants to stop reading it altogether. I don’t know. Only time will tell.