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Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) [Versión Kindle]

Laurell K. Hamilton

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The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter backlist lights up the night.

In her eighth adventure, Anita Blake can't turn her back on a former lover during the full moon. Especially since he's behind bars-and he's a werewolf...





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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
  • Tamaño del archivo: 669 KB
  • Longitud de impresión: 436
  • Números de página - ISBN de origen: 0515134457
  • Editor: Jove (1 de noviembre de 1998)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ASIN: B000OIZVCK
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas BLUE MOON Introduces A More Vulnerable Anita Blake-Terrific! 9 de febrero de 2005
Por Jana L. Perskie - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Libro de bolsillo|Compra verificada por Amazon
Anita Blake, Executioner, necromancer, lover and human servant to Jean-Claude - the charismatic Master Vampire of St. Louis, lupa of the Thronnus Roke Clan lukoi, and Nimir-ra of a pard of leopard lycanthropes, is changing...more so all the time. When Laurell Hamilton introduced her to us in "Guilty Pleasures," Book One of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, she was a 24 year-old, smart, attractive, feisty, super-independent dynamo, who raised the dead for a living. She was almost a normal 21st century career girl. Of course she staked rogue vampires as a sideline, but we all have our quirks. Anita's preternatural powers have been steadily increasing, and in "Blue Moon," book eight in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, the lines are really beginning to blur between her humanity and the supernatural. Always an uncompromising and tough lady, she has developed a hardness, a detachment, that frightens even herself.

Anita, Richard Zeeman, (an alpha werewolf and her old boyfriend), and Jean-Claude, (her present lover), had formed a Triumvirate of power - Master Vampire, Ulfric and necromancer. In other words, when the three connect, they exude tremendous force and are able to do much more magic than any one or two can do alone. The three are still bound to each other, even though Richard is furious with Anita for dumping him. She had to choose between "a flesh eater and a bloodsucker." Do you see a pattern here?

Late one evening Anita receives a phone call from Richard's brother. Zeeman had been spending the summer in Meyerton, Tennessee, studying the Lesser Smokey Mountain Trolls which live in the area, and fulfilling the requirements for his Masters degree. He has been arrested for the rape of a local women, and is obviously innocent of the charge. Richard is squeaky clean, the ultimate Boy Scout, and very gentle, especially for a lycanthrope. To make the situation worse, a full moon will occur in five days. As luck would have it, this month, August, is a blue moon month - that means two full moons in 31 days - a phenomenon which arises every 3-4 years. And we all know what happens to werewolves during a full moon, don't we? Richard has not "come out of the closet," so to speak, to his parents, his employers, or to many other humans. Basically, he needs to get out of jail pronto. Anita flies down to Meyerton to give him a hand and get him a good attorney. At Jean-Claude's insistence she is accompanied by an entourage of body guards. Colin, the master of the local vampires does not want Anita and cohorts on his turf - for any reason and has made some serious threats. So, vampires Asher and Damian, and lycanthropes Jason, Zane, Cherry, and Nathaniel are there to keep her safe - although, as always, Anita turns out to be the one who does the most protecting. Werewolves Jamil and Shang-Da are around for Richard, to assist him and to join in the Blue Moon celebrations with Verne, the local Ulfric and his pack..

Freeing Richard proves easier than tangling with Colin and crew, plus the corrupt local police, and an assortment of other heinous monsters - there's pure evil on the loose in these hills!! There are some interesting twists in character development in "Blue Moon." Anita is more vulnerable here than previously. She has to confront her mixed feelings for both Richard and Jean-Claude, come to terms with Raina's munin - the vengeful spirit who possesses her from time-to-time, make a decision about her reluctant status as leoparde-lionee of the Saint Louis wereleopards, and face her own ignorance in terms of the power she possesses. Anita fears that she is rapidly becoming as much a monster as those she hunts...and loves. Hamilton succeeds beautifully in developing this vulnerable side of Anita, without sacrificing the plot. However, at this point in the series a change was needed. There had to be more to Anita than one tough cookie who goes up against the monsters and wins, repeatedly. This is one of Laurell Hamilton's best novels - tightly plotted, well structured, including wonderful dark humor, acerbic wit, and plenty of thrills and chills.

Just a word about the sexual content in "Blue Moon." I do not find it any more excessive or graphic than what one reads in most popular fiction - bestseller lists included - nor what is shown on afternoon TV. It would not be realistic to write about a healthy, single woman of 24 and exclude sex. Anyway, I loved this book and certainly recommend it!

Jana
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Significant Change of Pace 5 de abril de 2001
Por Marc Ruby™ - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Libro de bolsillo
I have been a fan of this series for some time, and so I find this a very difficult book to review. To me, this book represents a shift in genre. It is also possible that I simply mistook the genre I though they were in. Originally, Lauren Hamilton wrote what I would call vampire adventure stories. I loved them, and love them still. Hamilton has tremendous writing abilities. Her heroine, Anita Blake, was a superb job of characterization. Dialog and narrative were sparkling. And, truth be told, this is still quite true.
But these are no longer simply vampire adventure. The sexual theme that has previously created some interesting character dynamics has suddenly become a strong, primary focus. The book is ostensibly about Anita coming to the rescue of Richard, her werewolf more-than-friend, but it is much more about Anita's changing sexuality. This is quite intense, and really makes this book into a kind of tough girl's romance story. There's nothing wrong with that, just not what I expected.
If you are considering trying this out as your first Hamilton novel, get some of the earlier volumes and read those first. Hamilton starts right in the action, and too many of the references will be confusing without some background.
Is this a well-written book? Yes. But I think the focus on sex (and I'm not talking missionary position stuff here) weakens Anita's character. Hamilton seems still a bit awkward with this material, but makes up for a lack of slickness with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Romance fanatics and those who are not put off by a lot of sexuality will no doubt love this book. Those who are a bit more timid and just wanted a great vampire/monster novel need to approach Blue Moon with more cautious expectations.
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Anita Blake gets down to running with the pack 10 de julio de 2001
Por Lawrance M. Bernabo - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Libro de bolsillo
The biggest challenge facing Laurell K. Hamilton in her Anita Blake Vampire Series is upping the ante volume after volume. In this 8th volume our heroine drops everything to rush to Tennessee where Richard has been arrested for attempted rape. Obviously somebody is trying to frame Richard, who was down studying Lesser Smokey Mountain Trolls to finish up his M.A. degree in biology. "Blue Moon" focuses on Anita as the lupa of the Thronnus Roke Clan lukoi and Nimir-ra of the pard, although her being a necromancer, animator, vampire hunter and human servant all come into play. Her ability, and willingness, to call the munin becomes crucial. Hamilton continues to expand the roster of monsters and their ilk with not only a sorcerer and a psychic this time around, but also a full-fledged demon. The final fight between good and evil in "Blue Moon" is rather anticlimactic, since the most important development in the book happens in the aftermath of the battle.
I think that this is an excellent move on Hamilton's part, because the constant attempts to top the confrontation with evil from the previous novel ends up tampering with the credibility of the story being told. This novel is about Anita's relationships, not with Richard and Jean-Claude, but rather with the supporting cast of Jason, Nathaniel, Zane, Jamil, Cherry, Asher and Damian. "Blue Moon" is not a great novel in the series, but it is certainly above average and whets our appetites for the next adventure. One thing that is absolutely clear now is that the Anita/Richard/Jean-Claude triumvirate is never, ever going to be over. Final warning: while the level of graphic violence has abated a wee bit, the sexuality of these novels has increased big time. These are novels for adults and I pity the Buffy fans that stumble upon this series, misled by the "Vampire Hunter" title which is more of a marketing ploy that an accurate description of our heroine.
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1.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A revolting entry in a wonderful series 29 de octubre de 1998
Por Marianne Frye - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Libro de bolsillo
This book is a heartbreaking disappointment. The tone of the book is excessively dark and the characters are flat and numb. No reason is given for the change from the last book to this one, although they are set only a few weeks apart in the Anitaverse.
There is almost no real plot except to get Anita away from JC and have her hook up with Richard. Why this couldn't be accomplished by an actual story I don't know. Instead we get a never ending stream of plot devices designed to force the story along, and excuse some really slimy behaviour. The trolls, Richard's imprisonment, and the 'mystery' are all poorly done after thoughts. Richard has also been reduced to a walk on in his own book.
The big 3 characters are different people with the same names. There is no explanation given for why these pod people have replaced the characters we have known and loved for so many books. Thinking, feeling characters that were carefully developed and who actually grew from book to book have been jettisoned.
Anita throws loyalty and trust out the window with no thought or remorse. She has become a cartoon super hero who is all about violence and attitude. She is hard, cold, and vicious, -- why exactly would anyone want to spend time with her ? Her powers keep growing, and she never needs help or support. In short she has become Rambo and the Terminator all rolled into one. She was a fully developed character, she now has the same emotional depth as a frying pan. With her total self-absorbtion and complete lack of perspective she is like an armed 3 year old.
Richard has had his angst and wimpy, whiney behaviour removed, but it hasn't been replaced by anything. So he has been given real vices and a calculating meanness to simulate a personality and a backbone. His true moral dilemas have been reduced to the pallid fear that his mother will find out what he is. All Anita's & Richard's problems have been swept under the rug, and ignored. There is nothing between them but throbbing genitals, and stupid wolf politics.
JC has been tarted up and made to act like a silly high school stud overplaying his hand with an older woman. He is also kept off stage for most of the book, and smeared so as to make Anita's betrayal more palatable.
Most of the time in the book Anita is by herself with these minor 'weres' who are the only ones who get any character development. We get a 'were' sociology course instead of a story to fill the pages. Perhaps the series should be titled 'Anita and the Weres' instead of 'Vampire Hunter'
Of the major characters only Jason shines and grows, while staying Jason. Damian is just used to drop a plot device like a bomb, and even Asher has been reduced to an empty lapdog who joins the long line of all those who are mooning after Anita.
The last chapter should be a severly punished criminal offense. The timeline is jumbled, Anita takes so many contradictory positions she should be inside out, and then she waffles and sends us all back to the beginning of their relationships again. She ends up doing a navel gazing dance that is supposed to get her off the hook with the audience. What it really does is keep her from taking responsibility for her own actions and moving forward.
Finally how is it possible to write this book without a reunion scene in St. Louis ? That nothing has been resolved or even dealt with is a childish ploy by the author to make sure we all tune in next week to see who 'shot JR'. It also illustrates the lack of truth in this story and the disrespectful way both the characters and the fans have been treated. I feel insulted and used.
I also wonder what is next for Anita the beserker -- cannibalism ? With her prudishness still intact -- I imagine she will eat around the naughty bits.
8 de 8 personas piensan que la opinión es útil
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Great Read! 26 de marzo de 2002
Por Sophie - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Libro de bolsillo
"Blue Moon" by Laurell K. Hamilton finds our heroine, Anita Blake, necromancer and vampire executioner, at a crossroads in her life. Can she live with the things she has done? How far has she fallen from God's graces? As Anita examines her life, she is involved in yet another dangerous adventure, which sweeps the reader away into Anita's weird and wonderful world.
I have trouble saying this book was excellent, because I am not a Richard fan, and though I have tried really hard to like him, I just can't do it. So, because Anita betrayed Jean-Claude, her super sexy vampire lover, with Richard, who could not be more wrong for her, the entire book was tainted for me as a result. With that said, however, it is still a thrilling and fun-filled read that I did enjoy, just not as much as all the others.
In this 8th instalment of the series, Anita receives a call informing her that her ex-fiancé, Richard Zeeman, junior high science teacher and alpha werewolf, has been arrested for rape in Tennessee. Anita drops everything and goes to help Richard, despite the fact the local Master Vampire has forbidden her to enter his territory.
When Anita arrives, she starts trying to solve the mystery of who would want to frame Richard for rape and why. It becomes immediately obvious that the local police are corrupt, and are trying to run them out of town. But that's not all Anita has on her plate. Colin, the Master Vampire, is giving Anita and her entourage serious problems, threatening them and harming their people. Anita also has to observe the appropriate werewolf politics as she deals with the local werewolf pack. Add in several of Richard's angry ex-girlfriends and a demon and you have one heck of a story!
One thing I really enjoyed in this book was getting to know some of the secondary characters better. We get to see a lot of Anita's wereleopards, Nathaniel, Cherry, and Zane, Jason and Jamil the werewolves, and two of Jean-Claude's vampires, Asher and Damian. Though I liked the inclusion of these seven people as integral characters in the story, I couldn't help but miss Jean-Claude.
"Blue Moon" is most definitely worth reading despite the problems I had with it, which are more due to my personal opinion than actual flaws in the story. Hamilton has once again created a fast-paced and exhilarating tale that will completely absorb readers. When you need to escape from your everyday troubles, Anita's wild world of vampires, werewolves and zombies is the perfect solution. So don't miss out on the fun, buy this book (and all the others) ASAP, I guarantee you won't regret it!
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