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Affliction

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Affliction by Laurell K Hamilton, book reviewBeing a US Marshall is not an easy job. Being a US Marshall is a world where you are a born necromancer with psychic powers, and Federal law has legalised the co-existence of vampires and were-animals (leopards, lions and tigers as well as wolves) alongside humans, makes for interesting times for Anita Blake. As a specialist investigator into preternatural crime she is essentially a legalised vampire-hunter: someone who seeks out (and where necessary kills) those supernatural beings who break humanity’s laws. Anita also has a strangely complicated love life, living as part of a threesome with two were-animals while also dating a powerful vampire. Local law enforcement accepts that she straddles the divide between human and non-human in her own strange way because she is such an effective investigator; outside of her home city of St Louis, she is seen a little differently.


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Kiss The Dead

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Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton, book reviewAnita Blake has a complicated life. Born a necromancer and endowed with all manner of strange supernatural powers, she lives in a St Louis where Federal law has made it legal for vampires and all manner of were-animals (leopards, tigers, lions and well as wolves) to co-exist with humans – as long as they don’t break the humans’ laws. Her powers make Anita an ideal candidate for policing the non-humans that share the city, and so she works as a US Marshal for the RPIT (regional preternatural investigative team). Effectively, she is a legalised vampire hunter (and executioner when the need arises). In Kiss The Dead, Anita is hunting down a group of vampires that have kidnapped a teenage girl and are willing to turn her into a vampire against her will – something that is most definitely illegal, and earns an instant execution order for any vampire involved – and finds a host of young masterless vampires who are willing to die for their idea of freedom.


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