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Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

Obsidian Butterfly (edition 2002)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Title:Obsidian Butterfly
Authors:Laurell K. Hamilton
Info:Jove (2002), Edition: Reissue, Paperback
Collections:Read in 2006, Read in 2009, Read in 2012
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Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

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I read this series a long time ago. I was hooked on book one. Captivated by book two, still interested in book 4 and then it turned in to "romance" novel status. Yes, I continued to read the rest of the series, I'll admit it. But the urban part was gone and it really was just fantasy. Hamilton took a great character with a ton of potential and turned her into a sex goddess with so many lovers, who could keep track. What happened to the short, crazy haired, black nike wearing Anita. In it's place a nymphomaniac arose and I just can't find the interest to check out the most recent novel. ( )
  NicolefromCarmel | May 5, 2014 |
So good...but so very violent and terrifying. Perhaps it's been too long since I last read Anita Blake, because this one seemed especially chilling and enthralling at once.
  liveshipvivacia | Apr 26, 2014 |
So good...but so very violent and terrifying. Perhaps it's been too long since I last read Anita Blake, because this one seemed especially chilling and enthralling at once.
  liveshipvivacia | Apr 26, 2014 |
This book in the series was a little over the top for me. Also, the resolution of the villain fell a little flat after she built up how big and bad he was. I thought it should have been a little harder to get rid of him. ( )
  Ahnya | Jan 25, 2014 |
“The Obsidian Butterfly” is my favorite Anita Blake book thus far in the series. When Edward (aka Ted Forrester) calls in his favor, Anita is on a plane bound for Albuquerque to help him solve a series of mutilation murders. This novel takes place approximately 6-7 months after “Blue Moon” and finds Anita taking a break from not only Richard but also Jean-Claude. Without the boys, she is able to focus on her monster hunting, well as much as Anita can ever not focus on her “monster boyfriends”.

This novel focuses more on Anita, her faith, her career as police/FBI expert, and her ability to hunt monsters. Readers will see how much Anita has grown and developed from the first in the series. It is a refreshing novel, partly due to the change in locale and also for the supporting role of Edward/Ted. This is the first novel in the series that allows readers into his life and to learn about him, his career and his relationship with Anita. The relationship between Edward and Anita is one of the main parts of this novel that makes it such a quick read – you just want to see what other secrets they can get out of each other.

Overall, it is a great example of Hamilton’s ability to bring characters and a world filled with monsters to life. With every page there is an element of danger, mystery and gruesome that keeps you coming back for more until you can put all the pieces together.
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  JEB5 | Oct 30, 2013 |
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This one is for all the Edward fans, who by their letters, questions, and sheer interest let me know that they were as interested in knowing more about him as I was.
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I was covered in blood, but it wasn't mine, so it was okay.
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There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered. Something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone...
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Anita Blake, the tough, sexy vampire executioner, zombie animator, and police consultant for preternatural crimes in St. Louis, hunts monsters in New Mexico in the ninth book of Laurell K. Hamilton's excellent series. Edward, Anita's mentor in slaying, asks Anita to return the favor that she has owed him since she killed a backup he brought in to protect her. He needs Anita's preternatural expertise as well as her firepower. Something is skinning and mutilating a few of its chosen victims, and dismembering others. Edward has no idea what creature could be responsible for such heinous crimes.

Summoning Anita has its downside for Edward, since it means letting her onto his turf. Anita is surprised to find that this normally aggressive man has a personal life, and shocked by his ability to be entirely different from the stone cold killer she's known. She also has problems with the cop in charge in Albuquerque, who believes her powers must be evil, and with the other backups Edward has brought in. Most of all, she has to deal with her own vulnerability--she's tried to shut down her ties to her vampire and werewolf lovers and go it alone, but it turns out to be harder than she thought.

Anita's usual supporting cast is missing, and she's taking time out from her complex love life, but there's plenty of bloody action, vampires, werewolves, and Aztec ritual. Plus a lot more about Edward. Fans will find this installment similar to the earlier books in the series, particularly The Laughing Corpse. --Nona Vero.

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Vampire hunter Anita Blake is forced into an uneasy alliance with Edward, a bounty hunter specializing in the preternatural, as she searches for a mysterious and evil force that maims, kills, and vanishes into the night without a trace.

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