the Killing Dance by LK Hamilton

The Killing Dance gives us the climax of the relationship between Anita, Richard, and Jean-Claude and it ends pretty much like we’ve been lead to believe. But of course, you’ve already figured that out if you’ve been reading the books. The struggle between Richard and his rival, Marcus, for the leadership of the wolf pack is also determined and more conclusions are brought to life. In the previous books, Anita has known what she is up against, or I should say, she knows what her beliefs are. Now she is not only beginning to doubt herself, but she is also starts to see that she doesn’t know Jean-Claude and Richard as well as she thought she did or at least she didn’t realize how deep their personal conflicts/beliefs were.

Now Hamilton begins a plot device that is carried through many of the books to come. A person could read all of them individually and without the others, but you would miss the little things that are thrown in. There are certain characters besides Anita, Jean-Claude, and Richard that show up every time and we’re learning more and more about them as the series go, but again, if you don’t need to know everything to read a book. However, these little tid-bits help with the rush that these books give off. It’s hard to put down a book when there is that rush of excitement that you know something is going to happen and something does, but it isn’t what you expected and you know that they are not done dealing with it.

On a personal note, there are very few books that I have gone out and bought the entire series within two weeks, but this was one of them. If you’re looking for a vacation from the normal or miss watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel, than you need to get these books.

To read an excerpt from the Killing Dance, click here.

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Read Order:
Guilty Pleasures – review
The Laughing Corpse – review
Circus Of The Damned – review
The Lunatic Cafe – review
Bloody Bones – review
The Killing Dance – review
Burnt Offerings – review
Blue Moon – review
Obsidian Butterfly – review
Narcissus In Chains – review
Cerulean Sins – review
Incubus Dreams – review
Micah – review
Danse Macabre – review
The Harlequin – review
Blood Noir – review
Skin Trade – review
Flirt – review
Bullet (June 2010)

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