Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex—and it gets deeper and richer, and more perilous, with every book.
Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita’s alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Cover Art - "Ardeur: Unauthorized Essays on Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake" edited by Leah Wilson
The C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp newsletter alerted me to this interesting release coming out December 1, 2009 - Ardeur: Unauthorized Essays on Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series by Leah Wilson (Cathy Clamp has a humour essay included). I am sure this will generate some controversy given the popularity of the series and the polarity of opinion by readers on the pre-ardeur Anita and post-Ardeur Anita books. Do you still read the series? What do you think about Anita and the Ardeur? Are you eager for Flirt?