The Killing Dance

The Killing Dance The sixth book in the Anita Blake series finds the vampire hunter with a bounty on her head With a million dollars offered for her dead Anita turns to an alpha werewolf and a master vampire for help

  • Title: The Killing Dance
  • Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9781841490519
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • The sixth book in the Anita Blake series finds the vampire hunter with a bounty on her head With a million dollars offered for her dead, Anita turns to an alpha werewolf and a master vampire for help.

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    1. WARNING: SPOILERS AFOOTOkay, so these books are marketed like steamy romance vampire lover novels, right? Well, The Killing Dance is the seventh book in this series that I have read, but the first where she sleeps with Jean-Claude, the vamp. I'm a little miffed cause if she was gonna sleep with either of them, I was hoping for Richard, the wolf. Or, at least hoping she would sleep with him before giving it up to Jean-Claude.Now, here's the thing: in books 1-4, Anita is painted as taking the high [...]

    2. Our Anita Blake marathon and buddy read with Jessica continues with the sixth installment in the series. I would have given this a one star, but I really want to save them for the really bad installments, which I by now know will come in a form I never really expected them to. Oh the fuckers again.Let's start by saying that this is a first installment that actually felt as if Hamilton tried to write like an proper, caring author who appreciates and respects her language. Or maybe this is a first [...]

    3. I haaaate Anita Blake.She is rude. She is arrogant. She is pushy, bitchy, violent, frequently obstinate, has incredibly poor impulse control, and she does not strike me as particularly smart. Unfortunately, I think the author thinks Anita is smart, and so I end up reading passages that are meant to show Anita getting some sort of insight, when no. There's nothing there, sometimes literally the author will insert the idea that Anita's picked up on some nuance that is not there. That's not valid - [...]

    4. Anita Blake has a hit out on her in this book. And, the person who put the contract on her is offering a half a million dollars. Hell, I'd do it for a candy bar and a bottle of wine. It could even be a box of wine. Really, she's pretty unlikable.She finds out about this through Edward, one of my favorite characters, a professional hitman. He was offered the contract first, but didn't take it. As a matter of fact, he even decides to protect her from the hitman who does try to kill her. Anita asks [...]

    5. Richard'ı okumadan önce kurtadamlar gözümde gayet sağlam heriflerdi. Ancak bu meymenetsiz , gereksiz adam ile birlikte aşırı minnoş , aşk kuşlarına dönüştüler.Eh sonuç olarak ben her zaman vampir hayranıydım zaten. Yaşasın VAMPİRLER düşmanım size minnoş kurt adamlar! Ölüm Dansı şu güne kadar okuduğum en iyi Anita kitabı olmakla birlikte , seriyi bitirsem dahi gözümde değerini bir an bile kaybetmeyecek kitaplardan . En iyisi , benim için en özeliydi. Bunu iç [...]

    6. My public service announcement for the day is this:If you read 'Anita Blake' books beyond this one, you've only got yourself to blame.I've put a little effort into putting my finger on where this series went wrong. Somewhere along the line it went from being 'Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter' to 'Anita Blake: Supernatural Porn Star'. It was either this one or the next ('Burnt Offerings') where it all went penis-shaped.Don't get me wrong. I like sex, and I also like porn.However, when I buy a book abo [...]

    7. This is probably my favorite book of the whole series. It cuts out all of the BS and we get to the meat of what everybody wants to see. There is so much focus on Anita, Jean-Claude, and Richard and by book 6 it was needed. Of course, she's got a half-million dollar bounty on her head that she needs to figure out in the process of trying not to get dead. Richard's dealing with his own pack issues; he isn't seeing eye to eye with his co-alpha, Marcus. That climaxes in an unbelievable scene.Of cour [...]

    8. Again another great book in the Anita Blake series, and this one is probably one of my favorite in the series. Finally in this book we see a conclusion to head battle between Jean-Claude and Richard. Vampire or Werewolf? Which one will Anita pick? Can one woman successful be with two men and not lose herself? I found "The Killing Dance" to be one of the sexier books in the series, not because there is sex in the book, but because of all the sexual tension that is built throughout the book betwee [...]

    9. In The Killing Dance Anita Blake discovers someone has put out a serious hit on her life, she’s still torn between Richard the werewolf and Jean Claude the vampire and she’s drawn deeply into the tangled politics of the were-pack. There’s isn’t much in the way of police work, just a lot of pack power struggles, increased sensual tension and a visit from Edward. Ahhh, Edward’s here so I can deal with the lack of Anita working. She needs a bit of a break after Bloody Bones anyway. If Blo [...]

    10. Anita Blake, vampire hunter and animator. A fiercely loyal friend with survival instincts that would make your blood freeze and coil. There is so much rage in this woman, she makes the Hulk look like Stawberry Shortcake!I went for the hallway and the sound of screams.As always, the murder scenes in the Anita Blake series are impressive and stunningly delicious. I find myself anticipating certain aspects of these books. Am I looking forward to the lust triangle moments or the brains dripping from [...]

    11. Sabin and his human servant, Dominic, approach Anita with a problem. Sabin tried to go vegetarian for the love of his life, but now he's rotting. Can Anita help?Sure, no problem! OnlyAnita promptly drops that thread, and it's only a sheer coincidence (though a rather clever one, I'll admit) that it ever comes back into the story.Anita is dating both Jean-Claude and Richard--supposedly because "She was forced to date Jean-Claude", but honestly, we all know she actually wanted to, because she's be [...]

    12. Ok, they need to add a zero to the selection so that you can warn others to not bother with a book. Sorry to say, but after the 5th of the Anita Blake books, Laurel just totally gives up on being an AUTHOR and goes over to porno. If the smut were removed from the rest of the books, then all of them together might make a single novel. Otherwise they are short (very short) stories with lots of sex, sex scenes, people talking about sex and thinking about sex. . .Sorry, but if I wanted all that sex [...]

    13. Is it sad that at this point I'm more interested in the mysterious Edward's backstory than I am in Anita's romantic travails? After a while, Anita's dithering and trust issues get stale - at least this one involves some progress on this front.

    14. Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi adresinde bulabilirsiniz.Bu kitap benim bir süredir beklediğim kısmı nihayet içeriyordu. Şu kısım tabi ki: JC ve Anita yakınlaşması. Kitapta Anita'nın başına bir ödül konuluyor ve peşine seri katiller takılıyor. Tabi bunu Edward haber veriyor, çünkü ilk önce teklif ona gidiyor ama kabul etmiyor. Anita'yı önemsiyor kendince, romantik bir ilişki değil de iş arkadaşlığı gibi.Bu kitap da Anita ve Richard bol bol tartışıyor. Richard'ın safl [...]

    15. I bought Laurell K. Hamilton's first Anita Blake novel, Guilty Pleasures, because a friend told me the first few books in the series are good. Apparently after that, they shift from mystery to erotica. I found the first book entertaining, although Anita feels a bit two-dimensional. Clearly, there is enough intrigue to keep me reading, as I've quickly made my way through six books thanks to the ease of Kindle ordering. But all the time I am reading, I keep wondering why.The love triangle between [...]

    16. 3.5 *stars . I know eventually this series plunges more into eroticism than anything else (but finally in newer books starts to revert back towards the horror mystery feel of these earlier ones), but here it is very easy to see Hamilton shifting her narrative from that of the noir-laden horror mystery (with some romantic entanglements) into a full blown paranormal romance. The book starts out strong with Anita being hunted down by an assassin, but about midway through we lose part of that story [...]

    17. I basically enjoyed this book. 1) Anita being hunted by an assassin, pretty cool2) Much Edward LOVE3) Bad clothing like normal4) Anita being a bitch, like normal5) Werewolf drama- pretty cool6) Necromancy awesomeness- Anita raising vampires is pretty cool, enjoyed the Sabin/Cassandra/Dominic thing even if it was predictble.7) Robert dying and have to deal with Monica- blah who cares? Anita HATES this bitch.6) The reason this book got two stars instead of three Anita freaking cheats on Richard an [...]

    18. Anita Blake serisi hiçbir zaman benim istediğim şekilde şekillenerek ilerlemeyecek. Devam kitaplarını bunu kabullenerek okursam daha da çok seveceğim sanırım. Laurell'in tarzı daha şimdiden oturdu kafamda. Daha 56154 okunacak kitap var seride. Ara vermeden okusam bu kadar sevmezdim diye düşünüyorum. 6 kitaptır kitabın başında bir anlaşma yapılıyor, başka bir olay ortaya çıkıyor, en baştaki olay rafa kaldırılıyor ve iki olay da kitabın sonunda birbirine bağlanıyo [...]

    19. The first several novels in the Anita Blake series are great. Funny, scary, a touch gory and a touch sexy. As you read each book, you can really see the character development as Anita becomes more sure of herself and more comfortable with the "monsters". However, some the later books have deteriorated into little more than soft porn for women. Not that there's anything wrong with that. However, I feel it cheapens the series, which features a great role model in Anita as a women who has accepted [...]

    20. This is where the story died, methinks. I wish I could write myself into so that I could kill Anita. She has become one of the worst characters I've ever read.I loved her in the first couple of books (what kind of woman doesn't like a bad-ass chick?) But now she just annoys me with all of her whining.Another thing Hamilton tends to do is create mountains out of molehills Why? To create filler. This ENTIRE freaking book was filler Of course how many people would sit down to read 'Anita chooses Je [...]

    21. The Killing Dance is the sixth book in the controversial Anita Blake series. There are different camps in the ongoing discussion whether the books get better later on, or complete crap. I'm not sure yet which side I'm on.What I do know is that I had a great time reading The Killing Dance. In this book Anita is in danger. That's nothing new. But now someone is hiring professionals to kill her. She has a price of about half a million above her head. It's just a matter of time until someone takes h [...]

    22. Ugh! I'm going against my rule and talking specifics (a.k.a spoilers), because I just I. Agh! I'm having a hard time with words. So just to make things clear: since I'm at the tablet and I can't hide my review from here you've been warned: SPOILERS AHEAD.I'm not sure why, but I don't like Richard all that much, he never made me swoon, he didn't seem "right" for Anita and, heck! I've been rooting for Jean-Claude since book 1. So believe me when I say, I don't care that Anita slept with JC, I actu [...]

    23. FINALLY! This book was exactly what I was waiting for for well the last 3 books :-) I know I usually give really short reviews, basically just saying whether or not I liked the book, but I found myself thinking about this one, and wanted to write summore (with spoilers).So this book is where Anita finally makes a choice between Jean-Claude and Richard. It also pushed at the threesome thing a little bit, which made me groan and think she might never make a firm decision. So I read and read and th [...]

    24. This one wasn't one of my favorites and I'll explain. In this book, things are still going well between the three, and I felt that LKH had done a subpar job on this book. It was one big circle with a bunch of mini circles thrown in. So much information to get to the point of the book and that just felt forced. Most of this book felt forced. I wanted to see a little more growth with Richard, Jean-Claud and Anita. (view spoiler)[The Triumvirate could have been explained a little more as well. Plus [...]

    25. This review publishes on A Weebish Book Blog on 11/08/2017.In THE KILLING DANCE by Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake continues to explore her relationship with her two very different romantic interests—Jean-Claude, Master of the City and the sexiest vampire around, and Richard Zeeman, the werewolf that hates himself almost as much as I hate him—while also juggling werewolf politics and investigating unsolved murders.As usual, Blake is a busy bee, which keeps her from having to think to hard a [...]

    26. Ha ha, Anita mentions coordinating her clothes with her gun in the FIRST PARAGRAPH!OK, I'm finished. Hmmm. The basic mystery of this book (who is trying to kill Anita) was secondary to the relationship development. The plot suffered for it. Obviously Anita has to choose between Richard and Jean-Claude, and I was a little disappointed by Anita's choice. Both WHO she chose and HOW she made the choice. It almost seemed an accident of circumstance rather than a conscious choice. Who happened to be w [...]

    27. I really love this book. The Killing Dance is such a good story, and so critical to the rest of the series. Several series story threads get started in this book, after all. ;-) (view spoiler)[For one, Dolph's hatred of vampires makes itself felt in this book. Another is that Richard's self-loathing becomes readily apparent (and I start to really dislike him). And best of all, Jean-Claude and Anita finally consummate their relationship and she accepts three vampire marks voluntarily. This sign o [...]

    28. This is the 6th book in the Anita Blake series and I did not enjoy it much as the previous ones. My problem with this book was that it was mostly just about the main three characters (Anita, Richard and Jean Claude) and their relationship. There was a bit of a story to bind them together and set challenges but overall this did not hold my interest that well.The one thing that Hamilton does do much better than most Urban Fantasy authors is to bring out the dual personalities of the non-human char [...]

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