Heya fellow Anita Blake fans! Bullet, the 19th book in Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, is set to hit book stores June 1, 2010. If you’re anything like me then you’ll be picking Bullet up the day it comes out. Here’s what we have to look forward to:
My name is Anita Blake and I am back in St Louis and trying to live a normal life – as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a US Marshal. I have my lovers, my friends and their children, school programmes to attend. In the midst of all this ordinary happiness a vampire from my past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, the dark creator, and it’s hard to kill a god. She has reached out to me here – in St Louis, home of everyone I love most. She has decided she has to act now or never, to control me, and all the vampires in America.
The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with me and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to emigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken; I’m about to learn a whole new meaning to sharing my body, one that has nothing to do with the bedroom. And if the Mother of All Darkness can’t succeed in taking over my body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again. Even Belle Morte, not always a friend to me, has sent word: ‘Run if you can …’
I’m a little torn already, I’m excited that we get more Jean-Claude, but I really miss the supernatural crime solving that we got in the first books. The whole “someone’s trying to kill us” storyline is getting a bit played out. It’s been the same the past few books, someone attacks the group and then a nearly identical fight scene takes place, the good guys win and all is well… until once again they get attacked, the same fight scene goes down…etc.
Either way I love Anita, so I’ll continue to read each and every book. What do you old Anita fans think?