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Micah

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Penguin Publishing Group | February 28, 2006 | Mass Market Paperbound

Micah is rated 3.0741 out of 5 by 27.
Vampire hunter Anita Blake is called on to raise the dead-while trying to suppress her ever-growing feelings for a certain wereleopard.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.75 in

Published: February 28, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0515140872

ISBN - 13: 9780515140873

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short and Sweet Micah is the 13th book in the Anita Blake vampire hunter books. This book was very short Novella. Anita must go out of town to raise a zombie for the FBI. He was a mob informant who was about to testify before dying of a heart attack. Anita must raise him so they can get his testimony for trial. Anita walks the old cemetery and realizes that her power has grown. She’s on the verge of raising the whole cemetery because of her rise in power. The book gives us more information on Micah. We learn how he became a wereleopard and dealing with it at the beginning. Micah has rented a beautiful suite in a fancy hotel so he and Anita can finally be alone. The book has a big revelation at the end, which will become a major component in the future books. The book was very short. I was able to read it completly in an afternoon. It was a fast pace enjoyable read. I took the book for what it’s worth, quick and fun.
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Quick Fix This book is really more of a novella or short story than a full novel and as such, the story is pretty basic. It is still a good read though, if you are a fan of the Anita Blake series - although it is more of an 'extra' than part of the series storyline. By this I mean that it provides additional character information but doesn't advance the overall story of the series. In this book, Anita has to fly out of town to raise a zombie. Things are more complicated now that she has the 'ardeur' and has to bring a 'meal' along. Micah volunteers to help out. It's nice to see more of the relationship between Anita and Micah. As Micah points out, this is the first time they have ever been alone together for an extended amount of time. This makes Anita a little antsy. You really just want to give her a shake and yell at her for trying to sabbotage a great thing. I would love a Micah.....where can I find one?
Date published: 2009-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Severely lacking I have to say that this novel was not what I had anticipated from Laurell K. Hamilton and had been disgusted with the quick read and complete boredom. I absolutely LOVE all of her books and have them the day they come out. I have to say that other than the introduction of a new amazing character this book had little in the way of storyline or entertainment. It fell flat and felt like it was empty, rushed and something to fill the editors pockets and nothing more. I was a very disapointed fan!! I was all too happy when she made up for it in her new Merideth Gentry Series!!
Date published: 2009-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blah It thoroughly dissapointed all around, in my opionion. Now granted, Micah is indeed one of my favorite characters. But this book was 280 pages of useless words. This is a great series, but I think Laurell K Hamilton just dished this out for something to do. The biggest part of this novel was Anita's quenching the Adreur with Micah. I think that Laurell can do much better with Anita.
Date published: 2008-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Substance I have to start this off with how much I love the Anita Blake series. I'm very disappointed in this book. When I saw it in the bookstore I was disappointed with the printing which was enlarged with more spacing between lines, a dead giveaway to a lackluster book. The story was unexpectedly lacking in substance where it could have been so much more. Not only on the Micah-Anita level, but in the zombie raising and supporting characters as well. This book feels rushed and insubstantial. I finished it in 2 hours and was shaking my head by the time I was halfway through. It feels like a sliver of pie when all of the other books have been an entire pie. I'm disappointed in spending $10 on this book and would recommend to wait until it shows up on the discount table. You won't miss much in the series if you skip this book.
Date published: 2007-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just an appetizer It was good as this series usually is but it was a really short story, I expected more development from the Micah/Anita situation but nothing really happened except for some very limited background info into Micah's past . I really hope the next book is better, and anwers more questions with better detail...the story needs to start developing instead of going off on more and more tangents without resolving anything.
Date published: 2006-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AWSOME!! Even though the book was small, it was still great. It really helped to get into Micah's life before he met Anita and everything that he went through. It also showed how much Anita really cares for Micah and Nathaniel as well, and I hope to see much more come from Laurell. All I left to say, is that great things come from small packages!
Date published: 2006-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yay! I was hesitant to read it, but when i did I was glad i did. It finally gives some insight to what Anita is. It was a quick read, and one i would recomend only if you are familiar with the series. If not, you would probably be a LITTLE lost. But over all, its a good one! Good Reading, S.
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Grave Disappointment! I love to let my imagination get overwhelmed by detail and emotions when reading the Anita Blake novels, but with Micah I felt let down. This felt like an excerpt from a book instead of a book itself. I realized that things would end abruptly when I was ¾ finished and the dead weren’t raised. This book was a BIG disappointment compared to the other novels, and I feel that it would dissuade readers from continuing in the series if this was their first introduction into the Anita Blake series. It was an ok read, but I do not recommend paying full price for this one…wait until it’s on sale.
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good Bridging book While this isn't her best, or sexiest book, I thought that this book was a great bridge from the last book (Incubus Dreams) to her next book, Danse Macbre. This book takes the time to explain some of the details of the Micah/Anita relationship that tends to get over looked in the other books. I look forward to rereading this one again this summer at the cottage.
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific!! As usual Laurell Hamilton books are ones you don't want to put down. All her Anita Blake books are stupendous, I have read them all many times over!! This one is as good as the rest, it gives you a little more insite into Micha's character. If you are a fan of her books then this is a must read!
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love Micah I love Micah the character however Micah the book was a little bit of a let down for me. I really wanted to get to know the charater better and although you get a glimpse into his past, I didn't come away feeling like I had a much better understanding of him as a man. I really just wanted this book to be about Anita and Micah but I feel like the case they were working on in this story took center stage. Although I realize that it all ties in and the case was an integral part of the story, I came away still wanting and craving more Micah. My thirst for more knowledge about this character whom I concider to be the sexiest man in this series was not quenched. However if you read the series don't miss this book it is worth reading and it will certainly leave you craving more. Laurell k Hamilton has a phenomenal imagination and in my opinion you can't go wrong picking up one of her books.
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hamilton owes her Fans a Refund Betrayed, taken advantage off and disappointed doesn't even come close to describing how Hamilton and Putnam Publishing Group made me feel with this book. I was an avid fan of Hamilton but only an apology or refund would ever make me actually eager to buy her books again. Yes I knew the book was short but when you actually take out all of the repetition from her other books I would be surprised if there is more than 20 pages of new content. And what was Putnam Publishing Group thinking of? I trust publishers to ensure their clients never get so puffed-up with themselves that they think that they can treat their fans this badly. The saying goes - Fool me once, shame on me...but I will never give Hamilton and Putnam Publishing Group the change to fool me twice. They will both have to EARN back my trust.
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok We learn about micah and their are some cute monents with Nathaniel but the book as a whole was kinda pointless.
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Descent Addition to Anita's World There were a few good things about the book - there was only one sex scene, and while it was maybe a little too involved, it wasn't as horribly written as some in the past. When I put this book down, I didn't feel like I had just witnessed incredibly sluttiness. It was actually pretty tame. There were things that I could have done with out, but it was still pretty descent as far as LKH's stuff is usually concerned. Another good thing was the zombie raising. I thought that her reaction in the cemetery, and what happened during the zombie raising was pretty interesting. I felt like the case was good, the basic plot was descent (for the length of the book), and the action was well thought out. I liked Micah's character in this book (actually, I am a Micah fan), and I enjoyed finally hearing about how he was turned. There is also an interesting hospital scene at the end that I appreciated. I didn't like the ongoing monologue about what Anita was afraid of, and blah blah blah. I don't do well with her whining in any of the other books, so this irritated me. Anita's character is getting stale to me. I am tired of her "wit", I am tired of her sarcasm and her bigger than life personality. I want her to be venerable (without the angst over it) and I want her to stop being so defensive. I kind of understand why she is like that, but it still bothers me. I wasn't crazy about Nathaniel in this book, I felt like he was slightly... different... some how. This book is brain-candy. It feels good at the time, but if you have too much of it, eventually you will get cavities and your brain will stop working.
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hamilton explores new ground with Anita And does it in her inimitable fashion...Feelings and emotions explored, old pains revealed - and perhaps new powers hinted at. But not the typical ending, Anita doesn't see the end of the action - because she's...well,I won't spoil the ending... On the downside - it's too damn short! Novella length at best - want more more more! The biggest plus is the spoiler for Danse Macabre her next novel - just when you thought things were going in a predictable fashion - Hamilton throws in a great great curve ball...
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst book ever As a fan of LKH I was shocked at the lack of quality of this book. Do not waste your money or your time with this piteful offering.
Date published: 2006-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIFYING Another book to add in the trashpile that Hamilton's work has become. Unlike other reviewer, I refuse to judge her book by the "compared to her recent works" scale. Taken by itself, this book is a horrifying excuse for a "novel-lite". In comparison to the trash that Hamilton has been publishing lately, it is a work of art. By itself,. this is 300 pages of the angst that has characterized Hamilton's last 5-6 books while the plot is almost an afterthought par usual. Tooted as a 'character development book', the only development occuring is the development of a massive headache. Avoid at all costs. 1/5
Date published: 2006-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perhaps I'm odd but.... I adored this little book! When I saw it I was like this is it?! but as I started reading it I couldn't put it down. Who cares that it was short? It had some of the same element that I adored in Obsidian Butterfly; it side-tracked a bit and gave you history on the characters. It made Micah more real, gave him depth beyond his involvement with Anita! And then the sneak peak at Danse Macabre? Wow! I can not wait for that one. I read it and was heartbroken when I realized I couldn't just go buy the book and read it right away.
Date published: 2006-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Know what you're buying I knew before I bought this book that it wasn't a full novel - but a novel-lite as Laurell herself called it on her website. I wasn't disappointed because I knew what to expect. Yes it's short, shorter than we've come to expect from an Anita Blake novel, but it wasn't promoted as a full novel by Laurell. It was a great background filler on Micah and I'd buy more of these shorter stories as long and the full length novels keep coming too. Don't shoot the author just because you weren't informed about the content.
Date published: 2006-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It begins... I'll be the first to admit the book before this one wasn't exactly my favorite but Micah restored my faith in Laurel K. Hamilton once again. It gives more insight into how Anita's life and mind are rerolving around how much her life has changed in the last few months. We're beginning to see that Anita is also more then she appears, burnt out or not Laurel can still weave a fantastic story!
Date published: 2006-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short story - can't wait for more A great short story which helps fill in Micah's background and elaborate on his relationship with Anita. It hits all the right notes... I understand Micah a lot better now and look forward to hearing more about him in future novels (June can't come soon enough for me). Laurell has mentioned on her blog that she's also thinking about doing some novel-lites on Richard and Nathaniel. I'd definately buy them. P.S. - by this point in the series I think Anita IS the plot and Laurell is doing a great job leading us deeper into Anita's ever complicated life.
Date published: 2006-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jees I wish I new before I bought it I was very excited to get the book in fact I pre-ordered it. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED when I opened the packaging and saw the book. Then when I opened the first page I was really pissed. Not only was the book thin but there was hardly enough writing on the page.... I am sure it was double spaced. Geeessss a big thumbs down already. So why did I put the rank at 4? Well it was a good read however brief. I think it is a cheap shot after her other novels. This once felt like a chapter in her other ones. I swear I read it in 1 hour. Don't get me wrong I liked the chapter, even though it was stretched a little thin over the argument about who's pissed off are you pissed off in the book between the pair. I just think if you know before you buy what your getting you will be prepared. I hope her next one is much longer and better to make up to her fans....... thanks for reading
Date published: 2006-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible This series is getting worse and worse. I enjoyed the series even up until the preceding book (which had no plot). I can't believe I went out of my way to buy this on the first day. Not only was it short enough to read on the subway home- it had absolutely no depth! A child could write better. Thank goodness it was only released as a paperback.
Date published: 2006-03-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sadly disappointed Have never waited so long to be so disappointed! This book was way too short to pay full novel price for. I love everything to do with the Anita Blake series, and confess to having snatched up the book the very minute I found it on the shelf and devoured it in one sitting. It was a wonderful glimpse into Micah's background and the flushing out of the character can't help but add to the overall background of the series. However. . . I am sadly disappointed that Laurell would allow the publishers to be this money-grubbing ghoulish. THIS is the book I've been breathlessly waiting over a year for?!? I knew it was going to be only a novella and not a full-length feature novel, but come on!! Novella implies short novel; this didn't even amount to a short story. Worse, the book is issued in a format which is intentionally misleading. It looks like a regular-sized novel at first; it's not until you open it up and settle in to read that you realize it's printed double-line spaced, open-font, minimal words to the page. . . It even has added blank pages between chapters, to make it appear that there are more than there really are. I felt like I was reading a children's book! Micah should never have been published as a book on it's own, and would have been much better issued as part of a compilation such as occured in 'Cravings' or 'Bite'. Anita would be ashamed!
Date published: 2006-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ***** Grade A. I wish it could of been longer, but it was still good. Tells you more about Micah and just how much he loves Anita. It also shows a peak into how much Anita cares about Nathaniel.
Date published: 2006-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Micah As an avid fan of the Anita Blake series, I really enjoyed Micah. Unlike most of Laurell Hamilton's books it gives a much needed insight into Micah (The hub that makes Anita's very different lifestyle work). This is an easy and a very quick read; but well worth it if you have read her other adventures. I can't wait for the next book.
Date published: 2006-02-23

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Micah

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.75 in

Published: February 28, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0515140872

ISBN - 13: 9780515140873

About the Book

Anita flies to St. Louis, where she faces the most difficult zombie raising of her life--and her first night alone with Micah. This original work includes a special preview of Hamilton's upcoming hardcover "Danse Macabre," on sale in July. Original.

From the Publisher

Vampire hunter Anita Blake is called on to raise the dead-while trying to suppress her ever-growing feelings for a certain wereleopard.

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Café, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.