Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life Into her world a world already overflowing with power have come creatures so feared that powerful, centuries old vampires refuse to mention their names It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you ve been contacted And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death Long time rivals for AnAnita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life Into her world a world already overflowing with power have come creatures so feared that powerful, centuries old vampires refuse to mention their names It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you ve been contacted And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death Long time rivals for Anita s affections, Jean Claude, Master Vampire of the City, and Richard, alpha werewolf, will need to become allies Shapeshifters Nathaniel and Micah will have to step up their support And then there s Edward In this situation, Anita knows that she needs to call the one man who has always been there for her
The Harlequin Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life Into her world a world already overflowing with power have come creatures so feared that powerful centuries old vampires refuse to mention their
The Harlequin relies very heavily on dialogue between the characters, which is typical of Hamilton s work but in this case it comes off as clunky and tiresome Harlequin is riddled with pages of conversation between Anita and a minor character that not only does nothing to advance the plot but does not advance the character development.Speaking of characters, Harlequin has too many of them The core cast of characters, long thought by myself and others to be one of the strengths of the series, is [...]
For once, I actually can relate something resembling a PLOT that occurs in this book YIPPEE Anita Blake is at her workplace don t faint and meets up with Malcolm, the leader of the Church of Eternal Life Two of his vampire followers have Execution Hits out for them executions that Anita is set to enact but Malcolm hints that his followers have been falsely accused, that there is another threat And then, while on a date with Nathaniel and between his pressuring her to do BDSM, something she is no [...]
The thing I love and hate most about Anita Blake novels is one in the same I find them utterly and completely addictive Really, they are nearly impossible for me to put down LK Hamilton the author does a tremendous job of getting inside the heads of her characters None of the characters are fictional perfect in fact, it s the flaws they have to overcome that make them interesting There s never a cut and dry happily ever after, but there is joy, sorrow, fear, love a whole range of emotions Readin [...]
2.5 stars.This book is actually very similar to the previous ones when it comes to writing style, pacing and everything else, so if you liked those, you will probably like this one too.But I am starting to get tired of Anita Too tired The truth is, I have very fond memories from this series, discussing it with my friends, complaining about Anita and simply talking about our favorite boys Therefore I have always been too generous when rating these books But I think, I am losing the ability to foo [...]
The Harlequin is a very interesting book.Have you ever tried to make spaghetti sauce from scratch In the beginning, you add all the spices and you think you have a good thing going Then after you let it simmer for a few hours, everything explodes and you have this monstrosity of a pot of sauce that has drowned itself in too many flavors Well at s this book.Some people say that you could never have too much of a good thing I disagree I enjoy reading about all of Blake s sweeties, all the bad guys [...]
I stopped buying the Anita books awhile back when they turned into lame bodice rippers I kept reading them though because I was interested and invested in the Anitaverse Oddly enough, this book had significantly less sex than previous titles, but sadly, it didn t improve the quality of the story After years of wishing we could have some plot withOUT sex, we get it and it s dull The horrible, terribly irony.
SO CALLED SPOILER WARNING TW RAPEUPDATEIm on the third chapter, and already these things have occured metaphysical x 3 Who, me x 2 well, the other is a bit of a strech hard and tight x who knows not in the sense you re thinking of though, thank goodness overly describing boytoy s looks x 1 it was as if x 2 someone could do something like a sonofabitch x 1 Anita being bitchy and needy and gets praise from someone she hasn t earned it from x 2 a gun is mentioned described x 2 and she lef the offic [...]
Didn t really like it These books normally only take me a day or two to read, but this one took me almost two weeks I just couldn t get into it I used to be a die hard fan of the series, but my interest is fading I personally think LKH should have either stopped with Obsidian Butterfly which was the last Anita Blake book that I actually enjoyed, or should could have kept going but made the ardour a temporary thing Pretty sure that was what killed my interest These books have become porn without [...]
The sex scenes no longer occupy pages than anything else, but the character list only continues to grow wildly out of control Which I can live with, actually What might be the final nail in the coffin, however, is the fact that some of Anita s actions this go round can, and probably should be, seen as those you d typically associate with any given villain.Rex of the lions won t bed her so she can feed on all the lions which the book likens to rape since it s not like everyone being used as meta [...]
The Harlequin, the deadly and secret Wild Hunt of the Council, the ultimate police force and nightmare of the vampire world, has arrived in St Louis Ostensibly there to examine Malcolm after his refusal to Blood Oath his followers, they are casting their eyes on Jean ClaudeAnd they are not playing by the rulesThe biggest, scariest enforces of vampire kind Created to strike fear in even the most powerful Masters of the City Scary Powerful A force that should make even Anita quake in her boots.Exc [...]
Ever since the action in the Anita Blake shifted from action in the streets to action between the sheets, the series has taken a turn for the boring This book seems to show the signs of this than the others do What would have been an otherwise interesting premise for a novel has been killed not by Hamilton s penchant for mind numbingly repetitive sex No, that I think I could have dealt with What killed this book is that everyone seems to want to talk each other to death.This entry in the Anita [...]
Hmm, I debated and debated and debated whether to even write a review for this book because of all the controversy surrounding Laurell K Hamilton changing her characters I liked this book Was it the best Anita Blake book No Was it better than the last couple Yes It s not a stand alone book so if you haven t read the others you probably should I always enjoy the politics of the vampires and the wereanimals I think that it is interesting just like I find our American political system fascinating S [...]
Better than Micah , but still too much sex not enough adventure for me I really like Anita Blake She s tough good hearted, facing some trials that would take most people under She hangs in there tries to do the next right thing When she can t figure out what the next right thing is, she at least tries not to do the wrong thing It doesn t always work out Twisted, complicated world she lives in.I m a little surprised I ve hung with the series this long I almost gave it up, especially after Micah , [...]
Anita Blake just became one of my favorite heroes I am interested in her and all of her supporting characters The book is wonderfully well written and full of surprises It is however violent and sexual so if that is not for you then don t read the series Well, I believe that the whole series is like this, not just the one book You don t have to read the other books in the series for this one to be good, thankfully I really appreciate that as I have only read book four I think and this is book 15 [...]
The vulturi, ahem, harlequin are in town.Anita is back to being a self righteous b and I really really disliked her in this book.Apparently,things keep working in her favor, to the point of ridiculousness Sometimes I wonder if the books would be shorter is she stops bringing up stuff that doesn t matter like her inner monologue and her pruderies.For example chapter 28 was a total waste of time She starts nagging about Olaf and Peter coming along yet she approves at the end.It is official I still [...]
Has slight spoilers Anita Blake is calling in the big gun s Edward as The Harlequin, very old vampires who kill for the council and wear masks come to St Louis But Edward isn t the only one she is going to need Jean Claude and Richard must come together with Anita and her other trivium if they are to defend themselves against The Harlequin.I really enjoyed this fifteenth Anita Blake book I think we get some of the good action suspense plot back we had from the earlier Anita Blake books but we al [...]
First read January 28, 2010 Thank god for the police , I think Who da thunk vampires would have an enforcement group Although, it s not surprising that there s rebellion within the ranks The tension continues and the advancements tear on.Read again September 14, 2011Fifteenth in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter erotic urban fantasy series set in an alternate St Louis, Missouri The story revolves around Anita Blake s increasingly vampiric powers and the issues it creates for her and the people wit [...]
Let s start with the cast list All the main characters were on stage at some point during this book, but some were talked of than they were actually on stage specifically Jason and Asher I always miss the guys when they get so little page time.But the full list Vampires Jean Claude, Asher, Requiem, Byron, Wicked and Truth, Belle from a distance , and Marmee Noir from a distance Werewolves Richard, Jason so briefly , Graham, Clay Wereleopards Micah, Nathaniel, and Cherry Werelions Cookie Monster [...]
Series 14 Anita BlakePages 422Number 37First Sentence Malcolm the head of the Church of Eternal Life, the vampire church, sat across from me Synopsis From the PublisherReaders haven t seen anything yet new in the fabulously imagined series Publishers Weekly from the 1 New York Times bestselling author.Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life Into her world a world already overflowing with power have come creatures so feared that powerful, centuries old vampires refuse to mention th [...]
This was probably the best Anita book I ve since thewell since the ardeur sp started and Anita became a whore Sorry to say that because I love Anita, but she did turn into quite the whore it was getting to the point where I thought Ms Hamilton had crossed wires, between the Anita Blake series and the Meredith Gentry series Because in Anita s first 8 or 9 book maybe less she was this complete barney bad ass that kicked anyone s ass the f ed with her Then she started turning into this whiny wimper [...]
The Harlequin is Anita Blake s 15th book in the Vampire Hunter series of PNR action and erotica novels by LKH.The story starts with Malcolm in Anita s office, telling she will be getting a warrant for the execution of some of his following in The Church of Eternal Life in St Louis He has not required blood oaths of the vampires under him, hence he has no ability to keep them from becoming dangerous predators.Anita is known to be homophobic, and we find with long arguments with Nathaniel and Byro [...]
such a great novel it had so much action and emotion just fabulous not only did Anita and her monster s kick some serious butte Richard committed the final offense and Anita has had enough me too he has finally been moved to my ultimate crap list he s becoming a character i love to hate, and do i guess all the men in the series can t be alluring and oh so dangerous but lovable Hamilton surely knows what she s doing she also brought back Haven Cookie Monster , from Danse Macabre, a werelion who s [...]
Richard Hep g t herif ilik yapmak zorunda m s n Ger ekten Bir yere kadar art k phelerini yenemiyorsan kendinle bar k de ilsen istedi ini nas l elde edebilirsin ki Seni severim ama olmuyor b yle.Richard bir kenara b rak rsam heralde en sevdi im sahne Olaf n Anita ya yapt haraketti.Beni g ld rmek ld recekti resmen.HAHA Olaf tan b yle bir haraket beklenirdi zaten.Edward n yeni de i iklerini garipsiyordum ama al t m heralde.Uzun zaman sonra yeniden Edward okumak ho tu.Nathaniel dominant olacak in al [...]
I am getting so tired of Richard the werewolf and his angst Hopefully, Hamilton is too Anyway, this time, the vampire police have come to town They re messing with Malcolm and his non blood oathed religious vampires or somebody is and they don t seem to be following the vampire cop rules So she calls Edward for help and he brings his stepson There s lots of blood and mayhem Lots of angst from Richard Lots of sex And there may be the final straw with Richard I liked it anyway A lot.
No mas Had a promising start which devolved into one ginormous bitchfest I could have done without the Dolph angst and the Richard angst New characters showed up out of no where only to disappear just as quickly and I m supposed to care Who finds this crap appealing No Anita Blake novels for me.
As much as I bitch about this series, there must be something worthwhile about it, or I d stop reading it, right My complaint with The Harlequin like with the last several books in the series, is, LKH coms up with good titles, and good premises, sets them up and gets you interested then bogs the plot down with one of three things Too much sex, the Recurring Butt Hurt of Richard, or the Anger is My Name of Dolph the detective I know with an ongoing series an author has repeating characters and so [...]
Anita s finally gaining some control over all of her metaphysical powers, which is cool it was getting a little lame that after all this time, she still couldn t control herself, especially with the ardeur I like the way her powers are developing The sex in this one was really awkward, but that s kind of ok at least it wasn t a constant sex a thon AlsoRichardn we talk about Richard for a second He sucks so hardd not in the good way.
Finalmente stiamo ritornando alle origini con meno scene hot e pi azione, mi piaciuto tantissimo Nonostante Jean Claude resta il mio personaggio preferito Nathaniel si sta creando uno spazio tutto suo dentro di me mentre i cattivi che hanno dovuto affrontare l ho apprezzati pi di altri stavolta la forza bruta non serve quando si combatte con la mente Il seguito sar presto nelle mie mani
I mean at least this book wasn t like the last one Things ACTUALLY happened instead of just sex scenes, not many things, but a couple.
Anita Blake colpisce ancoraAnita Blake, numero QUINDICI Se quasi dieci anni fa mi avessero predetto che la Hamilton sarebbe riuscita ad allungare cos tanto questa serie, non ci avrei creduto Invece, fin dalla sua prima pazzesca apparizione Nodo di Sangue, 2003 , non sono pi riuscita ad abbandonare le avventure della mitica Anita, seppur tra alti e bassi, perch lei davvero un eroina che ami o odi, e se la ami, lo fai incondizionatamente, perdonandole tutto persino le infinite capriole amorose a c [...]