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Blood Price (BLOOD SERIES) (original 1991; edition 2007)

by Tanya Huff (Author)

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Title:Blood Price (BLOOD SERIES)
Authors:Tanya Huff (Author)
Info:DAW (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Collections:paranormal, Fantasy
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fantasy, TV tie-in, Vicki Nelson, Toronto, Mike Celluci, Henry Fitzroy, Blood Series, book 1

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Blood Price by Tanya Huff (1991)

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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 |
Blood Price is pretty fun urban fantasy. Victoria Nelson is an ex-cop -- due to a disability, even, which makes her unable to see at night, and has reduced her peripheral vision severely -- who is working as a private investigator. She stumbles onto a fresh crime scene, which is bad enough, and then gets caught up in trying to catch the culprit, something which quickly proves to be beyond anything she'd imagined, because the killers are supernatural in nature. And in the course of her investigation, she stumbles upon Henry Fitzroy -- a bastard son of King Henry VIII, supposedly dead since he was seventeen years old. He turns out to be a vampire. And a good guy.

It's not the most amazing prose in the world, but it is a good read if that's what you're interested in, and I promise Henry doesn't sparkle. It wasn't toe-curlingly tense or anything -- neither in terms of the mystery, nor in terms of the sexual tension -- but there were some reasonable dramatic scenes.

The geek stereotype killer didn't do much for me, though. ( )
1 vote shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
A good beginning to the series and introduction to Vicki Nelson's ties to Henry Fitzroy. Enjoyable. ( )
  bgknighton | Nov 9, 2012 |
In Huff’s fantasy novel, Vicki Nelson is a private investigator and former Toronto homicide detective. She has just witnessed an attack by a force of black magic determined to wreak terror throughout Toronto. As unspeakable deaths pile up, Vicki takes on an investigation that would see her renew her difficult relationship with her former police partner, Mike Celluci. To amp it up a notch, she has also teamed up with gothic writer Henry Fitzroy in a desperate attempt to solve the case. Fitzroy is the illegitimate son of Henry VIII and has vast knowledge of realms beyond those of mortals—knowledge he has acquired since becoming a vampire centuries before.

I truly enjoyed the series inspired by this book when it aired on Lifetime. The book is just as intriguing. ( )
  debbieaheaton | Apr 27, 2012 |
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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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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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Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto's homicide detail, now a private investigator, personally witnessed the first attack by a force of a dark magic that would soon wreak its reigh of terror on the unsuspecting city. As death followed unspeakable death, Vicki became more and more deeply enmeshed in an investigation which would see her renewing her stormy relationship with her former partner on the squad, homicide detective Mike Celluci. Yet she would also team up with an unlikely new partner, writer Henry Fitzroy. For Henry, a vampire born the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, was uniquely qualified to stalk and fright the force of darkness which had been loosed on Toronto.… (more)

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