Circus Of The Damned: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K. HamiltonCircus Of The Damned: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus Of The Damned: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

byLaurell K. Hamilton

Mass Market Paperback | September 24, 2002

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When a powerful centuries-old vampire hits Anita Blake's town, a battle of the undead ensues.
Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
Title:Circus Of The Damned: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:September 24, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0515134481

ISBN - 13:9780515134483


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Rereading these first few books really reminds me why i've continued with these series even though as of 2018 it's gone on for far too long. Circus of the Damned has to be one of my all time favourites in the series... mind you I could do with a little less Richard.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best Easily one of the best books of the series as it has a good balance of horror, action, mystery, and romance aspect without going overboard on any one. I wish the later books were more like this one.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Book I love all the early books but the series just goes on too long
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Easily one of my favorites in the series.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Continuation Same loveable characters, and new ones. Still in love with the book like it was the first.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great continuation from the first three in the series. It had a great mix of items to keep me on my toes. I didn't anticipate most of the things that happened in the story. It was cool, and lots of sexual tension :-).
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet The 3rd book... Awesome!
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good good Omg good! I really can't get enough k of Anita Blake!
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Third book This third outing for Anita Blake revolves around the power struggle among the undead to fill the role of Master of St. Louis. Three master vampires are vying for the title. Jean-Claude, became the current master thanks to Anita's help in slaying Nikolaos, the previous Master. With the discovery of a nearly drained human victim with the bite marks of at least 3 or 4 different vampires however, all signs point to a rogue Master vampire in town. When it becomes apparent that he is after Jean-Claude's job, Anita becomes an unwilling pawn in the struggle between the two vamps. This does not sit well with Anita who is already angry that she was unwittingly given the first two marks that would make her Jean Claude's human servant, so when a third player, a mysterious figure known as Mr. Oliver, approaches Anita for her help she is torn between helping him or protecting Jean Claude. As usual, the pace is frantic and the action sequences enthralling. Hamilton does action very well, and this book is the best in the series so far. The on-going relationships between Anita and her regular friends and associates, both dead and alive, continue to build. The sexual tension between Anita and Jean-Claude smoulders and threatens to ignite. Sergeant Storr and Dectective Zebrowski are back to investigate the fallout, along with a recurring character from book one, Edward, an assassin of all things inhuman, whom the vampires call Death. This is also the book that introduces Richard Zeeman as a possible love interest for Anita. Richard later becomes the character I love to hate in the series, but in this first introduction to him, he is a likeable guy. With his tie to Jean- Claude and association with werewolves, you know there will be more to him than meets the eye though. One of the best things I love about this series is the character development of Anita. She begins as a tough-as-nails supernatural expert sure of her convictions, but slowly she's coming unraveled around the edges. The once crisp line between humans and monsters has started to blur for her. Life has a funny way of making you rethink your beliefs from time to time. I know how Anita feels, and I can connect with her. That's the most powerful element of this series. Anita's not some super hero who never makes mistakes. She's human; well, at least mostly. And she has a war going on between her head and her heart. This series is proving to be a cut above standard action fare, and Hamilton’s writing style produces a compulsive page turners. I highly recommend you start at the beginning with Guilty Pleasures. You won't want to miss a page. 2010-085
Date published: 2010-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps getting better and better So...just when you think the storylines can't possibly get any better it does. Anita Blake is this time stuck in an awkward position when vampire victims keep popping everywhere. It forces her to get closer to Jean-Claude and delves deeper in the world of the supernatural. She meets more and more interesting people and species, but discovering new things can also bring new dangers. I was so bogged at seeing the newly developped storyline of the human servant. It was fascinating to read about the different older masters and, while the story got more also go more fascinating. We meet for the first time Richard who ends up being a very important character later in the series. It creates quite a love triangle, which heats up the whole story. I am so addicted to the Laurrell Hamilton books that I can't put them down. Her stories are adventurous, terrifying, filled with heart pumping action and steamy romance. It was a great read and I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Date published: 2009-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the first 2 in the series I actually liked this one, the story was more together. Although I was not a fan of the whole were-whatever. Werewolves yes, but wererats, weresnakes etc. was just too werid. And can't the author dress the poor girl a bit better? And for the love of all that is holy, please butch up the Master Vamp!
Date published: 2008-02-08

Editorial Reviews

She's the 'it' girl for bloodsuckers, werewolves, wereleopards and assorted undead types. (News Press [Fort Myers, FL])

[A] gutsy, no-nonsense female unafraid to take on anything that the preternatural world throws her way. (Library Journal)