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Blood Price: Victory Nelson Private Investigator: Otherworldly Crimes a… (1991)

by Tanya Huff

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Series: Victoria Nelson: Blood (1)

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La Huff si diverte a giocare con gli elementi che compongono la leggenda dei vampiri, inserendo nella vicenda quell'insieme di sensualità e di pericolosità che fa dei vampiri creature tanto affascinanti. E' un libro molto corposo, ha una trama molto fitta e ben strutturata. Punta molto sul lato investigativo ma nel campo del paranormale e questo, lo ammetto, dopo tanti ''MeyerBooks' è una bella novità! I Personaggi sono decisamente azzeccati e ben caratterizzati il che, per essere un libro sui vampiri in genere molto stereotipato, è notevole ed orginale. Vicky Nelson, la protagonista, è una donna tutta d'un pezzo che stà facendo i conti con il fatto di aver dovuto abbandonare il suo ruolo di Detective della Omicidi a causa di problemi di salute. Questo ci permette di allontanarci da i soliti protagonisti 'invincibili' e 'solitari' che riusciranno 'sempre' a togliersi dai guai. La nostra Vicki, finalmente, ha bisogno anche di essere salvata. L'autrice ha scritto il libro nell'1989 ed è riuscito (aimè!) ad arrivare in italia solo recentemente (é__é come sempre noi...) perciò la trama è completamente libera da cellulari e altre "diavolerie elettroniche", ma allo stesso tempo è molto attuale. Inoltre essendo stato scritto diversi anni fà può vantare una totale (o quasi ^^) originalità per quanto riguarda l'elemento 'vampiri'. Anche questo, se permettete, è un punto a suo assoluto favore.
Consigliato a tutti gli amanti di fantary, thriller e gialli che sono stanchi delle solite storie d'amore stucchevoli tra la 'bella' umana e il 'bellissimo' vampiro... XD ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Before Anita Blake, there was Vicky Nelson. Paranormal investigator with Henry Fitzroy, a 400yr vampire romance novelist ( )
  WonderlandGrrl | Jan 29, 2016 |
Read a few pages -- not in the mood for death/violence/etc.

Started it up again -- we'll see how it goes.

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  emblue | Jan 3, 2016 |
Allora, cosa dire...l'ho trovato molto corposo (posso dire così?!). Ha una trama molto fitta, vera...quando sempre più spesso gli scittori se la dimenticano per strada. Punta molto sul lato investigativo, però ovviamente nel campo del paranormale. Il personaggio di Henry Fitzroy è veramente azzeccato. L'idea di far diventare vampiro il figlio bastardo di Enrico VIII (il re dei re?! *_*) è troppo bella. Che poi scriva romanzi..(che non vi dico di che tipo perchè dovete scoprirlo da soli!) per vivere.... ?! Vicky Nelson è una donna tutta d'un pezzo che stà facendo i conti con il fatto di aver dovuto abbandonare il suo ruolo di Detective della Omicidi (ed era la migliore!) a causa di problemi di vista (è cieca come una talpa al buio). Questo fatto fa si che quando i due protagonisti si incontrano e decidono di aiutarsi a vicenda nella ricerca di un "non determinato demone" che ammazza la gente in modo molto splatteroso (o sanguinoso come dir si voglia!), si completino a vicenda. Vicky investigando di giorno ed Henry cercando durante la notte (Anche se poi lei è così prima donna che va ad infilarsi ovunque...di notte!... facendo grandi casini!). Nota storica^_^: l'autrice ha scritto il libro nell''89. Perciò è libero da cellulari e altre "elettronicherie". Ma allo stesso tempo è molto attuale. E' perciò anche libero da quei canoni che stanno "omogeneizzando" il genere vampiresco. ( )
  AzureStrawberry | Feb 5, 2014 |
After watching Blood Ties I had to come back and re-read the Victoria Nelson series. Definitely holds up, very enjoyable the second time around. Huff does a wonderful job developing Henry, Victoria, and Mike, making them less of a love triangle than a realistic situation. Looking forward to the rest of the series. ( )
  Capnrandm | Apr 15, 2013 |
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FOR JOHN, who, from the beginning, has been more than understanding about phone calls, photocopying, trips to the post office, arriving late, leaving early, and occasionally not showing up at all. Thanks.
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Ian shoved his hands deep in his pockets and scowled down the length of the empty subway platform.
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Vampires were a solitary breed, not seeking each other out nor keeping track of where their brothers and sisters roamed.
Everyone of his kind feared that they would turn loose just such a monster, an accidental child, an accidental change. But he'd been careful; never feeding again until the blood had had a chance to renew, never taking the risk that his blood could be passed back. He would have a child someday, but it would change by choice as he had done, and he would be there to guide it, to keep it safe.
Occasionally, in the seconds just after he woke, he thought he heard voices from his past, friends, lovers, enemies, his father once, bellowing for him to get a move on or they'd be late. In over four hundred years, that was as close as he'd come to what the mortal world called dreaming.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0886774713, Mass Market Paperback)

The Blood Books are now available in Blood Ties" TV tie-in editions. View our TV tie-in feature page here here.

Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto's homicide unit and now a private detective, witnesses the first of many vicious attacks that are now plaguing the city of Toronto. As death follows unspeakable death, Vicki is forced to renew her tempestuous relationship with her former partner, Mike Celluci, to stop these forces of dark magic—along with another, unexpected ally…

Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, has learned over the course of his long life how to blend with humans, how to deny the call for blood in his veins. Without him, Vicki and Mike would not survive the ancient force of chaos that has been unleashed upon the world—but in doing so, his identity may be exposed, and his life forfeit.

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It began with blood and death amid the streets of late-night Toronto. Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto's homicide detail, now a private investigator, witnessed the first attack by the force of dark magic that would soon wreck its reign of terror on the unsuspecting city. And as death followed unspeakable death, Vicki became more and more deeply enmeshed in an investigation which would see her renewing her stormy relationship wit her former police partner, Mike Celluci, even as she teamed up with writer Henry Fitzroy in a desperate attempt to track down the source of the seemingly unstoppable attacks. For Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, had knowledge of realms beyond the mortal acquired over the centuries during which he'd mastered his own insatiable need-the-life-from-death cravings of a vampire.… (more)

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