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Narcissus in Chains (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel, Book 10) (edition 2001)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Title:Narcissus in Chains (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel, Book 10)
Authors:Laurell K. Hamilton
Info:Berkley Hardcover (2001), Hardcover, 432 pages
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Con questo nuovo romanzo della saga "Anita Blake" la Hamilton sta iniziando seriamente a travalicare il confine fra fantasy e follia.

Dopo i primi capitoli di rodaggio (che non sembrano nemmeno appartenere alla stessa Hamilton) finalmente la storia prende il via, come accade ogni volta con questa autrice, e il lettore finisce in un vortice di azione, sesso, passione, sensualità, liti e ironia.

A tutti gli effetti, la capacità dell'autrice di prendere e trattenere l'attenzione del lettore pagina dopo pagina fino alla fine, è rimasta invariata; anzi molto probabilmente è migliorata rispetto al picco negativo di "Butterfly". Il problema vero è proprio è che semplicemente Anita, la cacciatrice, sta diventando Anita l'Onnipotente.

E' una negromante più ponte e speciale degli altri, resiste ai vampiri, prende a calci in culo i cattivi, frega sempre e comunque la polizia, è la Lupa di Richard, è la serva umana (non assoggettata, badate bene!) di Jean-Cloud, è la Master di Damien, è la Nimir-Ra del suo pardo ed è arrivato un nuovo "uomo" nella sua vita: Micah.

L'aspetto irriverente e sagace della protagonista è rimasto invariato, nonché la sua incredibile faccia tosta. Peccato che l'Anita "umana" che nonostante ciò combatteva i cattivi anche sacrificando se stessa non ci sia più e la sostituta libertina, sfacciata, perennemente eccitata e che piega ogni verità Divina per giustificare il suo comportamento non è più affascinante.

Indubbiamente Anita Blake è e resterà sempre e comunque una protagonista d'eccezione, peccato che sembra che l'autrice si stia allargando troppo rischiando di cadere nel ridicolo.

Richard è un personaggio che "dovrebbe" apparire perennemente in contrasto con se stesso; peccato che al massimo risulti insopportabile, irritante e ridicolo.

Jean-Cloud finalmente esplode e prede a male parole Anita. In effetti era ora visto che la ragazza ammazza chiunque senza il minimo rimorso e poi si fa tremila problemi inutili su tante altre piccole cose... E soprattutto non fa altro che coprirsi dietro scuse di vario genere per sfuggire o ignorare le sue responsabilità.

E, infine, un altro personaggio che merita di essere citato è proprio Nat con i suoi lunghissimi capelli e la sua anima da sottomesso. In questo romanzo si cerca di evidenziare che essere sottomesso è una scelta, personale, ma che fondamentalmente non fa di lui una zavorra, un passivo o un'inetto e tutto sommato l'autrice ci è riuscita con un paio di scene davvero, davvero niente male!

In definitiva le pecche ci sono, e tante, ma l'autrice di questa saga è una garanzia: quando si inizia a leggere questo romanzo non si chiuderà il libro prima della parola "Fine".
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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
this is where the series takes a nosedive into a confused round of sex, and the plot, such as it is, hides behind descriptions of rubbing beasts and magical power orgies.
"One of the bad guys has got one of our good guys?"
"Well, we'd better do some magic sex, that'll do the trick..."
I can forgive it in this book, but it was the point I started losing interest in the rest of the series ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
I've seen porno novels that have less graphic sex. Of course, this one's written light years better than any of them, but that doesn't make the sex any less graphic. In spite of that, I really like the characters in the "Anita Blake" series and continue to read them. The series has evolved greatly since the first book when she was a just a vampire hunter and not sure in which direction her career would take her. If you read this series you should really be aware of the amount of sex throughout all these books. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
This was wasn't quite as good as the other books. It was fairly boring until the end. ( )
  LenaR0307 | May 30, 2016 |
Sometimes I can't help but feel bad for Nathaniel, broken as he is he may be healing but he still has a long road to go. The call Anita gets to come pick him up from Narcissus in Chains is her wake-up, really wake-up call to harm Elizabeth, the wereleopard who resents and hates Anita, who left Nathaniel when she was supposed to be watching him. It is from here that the book spirals out of control into the abyss of Anita's life. Saving Nathaniel from the bad guys nearly kills her, to top it off one of her leopards infects her with lycanthropy, the ardeur awakens for the first time, Richards still hating her, Nathaniel begins to get what he desires out of Anita, and the big bad hunter from the past comes up and terrifies everyone. What more could you ask for? This book is the beginning for Anita, she learns that she contracts powers like a master vampire and doesn't have a clue as to how she should go about her life except to power ever forward, which draws her ever closer to Jean-Claude. ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
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This one's for J., who renewed my faith in men, love, and happiness. Thank you.
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June had come in like its usual hot, sweaty self, but a freak cold front had moved in during the night and the car radio had been full of the record low temperatures.
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Men are men. Jean-Claude and Richard are each something else entirely. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, torn between them, has been avoiding both vampire and werewolf for months. But when a kidnapper targets innocents she has sworn to protect, Anita turns to them for help, which will require harnessing both their powers--and their hungers ...

"The last thing on God's green earth that I needed was another man in my life ...

"I didn't have a clue what to do with the two I had already. The fact that they were, respectively, a Master Vampire and an Ulfric, werewolf king, was only part of the problem.... They both had my libido, but I was trying to decide who had my heart... "
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0515133876, Mass Market Paperback)

In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.

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Anita Blake finds herself caught in a deadly triangle between the two men in her life, men whose immortal powers of werewolf and vampire can give her the strength she needs to overcome a deadly enemy or destroy her soul.

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