The third novel of Hamilton’s Anita Blake series has the petite necromancer fighting a giant cobra and a rogue vampire, Alejandro, who wants her for his human servant. Anita is still resisting the advances of Jean-Claude, St. Louis’s master vampire, but she does need him on her side, if not in her bed. Anita’s reluctant involvement in the odd goings-on at the supernatural Circus of the Damned introduces her to Richard, the werewolf of her dreams, and Larry, her powerful but nervous partner in zombie-raising.
I’ve got to say that this book was as exciting and delicious as the first two that I have read. In Circus of the Damned, Anita who is technically Jean Claude’s vampire servant, is still pressured of being one since she didn’t act like one. A very stubborn lady who refuses to be Jean Claude’s vampire servant because she doesn’t want the though of being bound to him forever. Basically Anita’s adventure continues as she encounters Mr. Oliver or The Earthmover, a member of the vampire council who wants to kill Jean Claude to take over St. Louis. This is also the book where Anita meets Richard, Jean Claude’s animal to call (Wolf). Ohhh yummy.
This book is worth reading if you haven’t thought of buying it yet! Anita is the kind of character that embodies badass-ery and “fun” by her terms. She’s a tough and sarcastic chick who can stand her ground and defend her own. A very strong female character. Definitely has relationship drama like most vampire books/series yet not the mushy-type of romance. Perfect blend of action, mystery and just pure awesomeness. All in all, a great addition to the Anita Blake series.
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