Danse Macabre: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K. HamiltonDanse Macabre: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K. Hamilton

Danse Macabre: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

byLaurell K. Hamilton

Mass Market Paperback | March 27, 2007

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In the thralls of supernatural passion, Anita Blake faces a most human dilemma.
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:Danse Macabre: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 6.7 × 4.1 × 1.1 inPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0515142816

ISBN - 13:9780515142815


Rated 3 out of 5 by from No end in Sight Book #14 with no end in sight. Pretty much erotica with a touch of mystery, a hint of a compelling plot and a large helping of the supernatural. Seriously the first few books of this series were so good... a strong start to an urban fantasy series but it really has fallen apart. There are hints of that interesting and compelling start still hidden within but the books lost it's heart and filled it with neverending sex scenes.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This one was fun and sexy.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ggctctcycc Hvuc Hvucf Hvucf you FCC took took ill ill ill yuk FCC c FCC up
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Metaphysical Great read if you Blake fan
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Grab Your Partner(s) Of all the Anita Blake books, this is the one where I most have to agree with the critics that say that Hamilton seems to have taken a detour through the erotica section. That's not to say that I didn't think this was a good book. It was just missing something, mostly any police work or zombie raising. In fact, in terms of action, not a whole-heckuva-lot goes on, but there is still plenty happening. There are several subplots threading through this volume. At the opening of the story, we find Anita worrying that she might be pregnant. Not a surprise given the number of lovers she now has and the frequency of 'feedings' required to keep the ardeur happy. This dire possibility overshadows almost everything else and leads to some pretty emotional turmoil. Not exactly the distraction Anita needs just as a troupe of vampire dancers arrive in St. Louis along with several prominent and powerful Masters of the City. With Jean-Claude acting as host, the gala event means the local preternatural community has to come together in a show of strength. Finally, there is the thread that perpetually threatens to destabilize all the others - Anita and her allies keep growing in power, and their new powers are often hard to control. There are also more glimpses of the Mother of All Darkness, who appears to be slowly awakening to threaten the world. This is not the book to start Hamilton’s vampire hunter series with, but readers familiar with her work will enjoy this latest installment in all its complexity. I can't help but wonder how much rage Richard can contain without blowing up completely. I've said it before and I'll say it again, he just needs a good smack to the head. I don't think he will ever change. It's nice to see a change in Anita’s character though, as she finally quits spending so much time obsessing about what the ardeur has forced her to become and begun moving on to living with the hand she’s been dealt. 2010-100
Date published: 2010-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A night at the ballet Danse Macabre is the 14th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novels. The book starts with Anita having a possiblity of being preganant. Anita and her lovers trying to cope with the news. Richard has become possessive of her and wants her to marry him and have the “white picket fence” life. She deals with everyone’s reaction to the possible pregnancy and her reality of it. Jean-Claude is hosting serveral Masters of the City for a vampire ballet the Danse Macabre. They must show a good front politically. In this book Anita must deal with her having different “beasts”. She must also take a new pomme de sang, as Nathanial is now her animal to call. Anita & Jean-Claude feed the ardeur on a Master of the City and realize that the feeding has allowed them to feed off all his vampires and animals. They have grown in power and must deal with other Masters threaten by that. Marme Noire attempts to take Anita while at the ballet. This book has no police work but more of the realization of Anita’s increase in power. It has a lot of emotional plots with the secondary characters. Richard needs to go; he is getting on my nerves. I love the growth in Nathanial’s character and can’t wait for more.
Date published: 2009-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Who needs a plot? Not LKH! This was really bad. I pretty much agree with what's already been said. There is almost no plot whatsoever, and the book is almost 500 pages! It was just sex and Anita battling with herself mentally, which got really repetitive. Even any sort of villain action was just turned into more sex. You basically just want to slap some sense into someone at every point in this book, whether it's Richard or Anita or Asher or whoever. Do yourself a favour, if you're going to read an Anita Blake novel, DO NOT start with this one. Total crap. This might as well have been in the erotica section, considering sex was the only action.
Date published: 2009-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a waste. This was just plain horrible. What Happend to the Anita that was sassy, firece and oh yeah HAD MORALS AND VALUES!?!?! No she has nothing, honeslty since when is is SEX, life,food, sleep and air? Thats basically all this book is about and has soo many petty rpetitative scences. All they do is talk talk talk. Honeslty the series has had a steep hill down since the 6th book. Point blank this book is raunchy and skany. The only "some what" sane person in the book is Richard. WHAT MAN WANTS TO SHARE A WOMEN WITH 7 OTHER MEN? There is basically no plot the wrtting was just plain boring. After the 6th book , the rest of books makes you want to root for Belle Morte.
Date published: 2009-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a fan. First time reading this author and was not impressed. Expected a great story line, at least it sounded like it from the back cover. Well, it was more about sex than anything and repetitive scenes about sex that were boring so i just skipped over them because i didn't care at all about the main character or her different sex partners. I thought this authors books were in the horror section, not in erotica?
Date published: 2008-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE I have been trying to read this book for the past week and a half, and I cannot get through it. There is no plot what so ever, when I finished reading Micah I thought that this book would be really interesting... but I was so very wrong. Not worth reading.
Date published: 2008-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pass on This... And the Rest of the Series I've read a lot of bad books, some because of bad writing and others because of bad plot. Congratulations, Hamilton, Danse Macabre had both. I can officially sum up the 'plot' with the following: - Confusing talk - Foreplay - Orgiastic and kinky sex - "OMGz, everyone is so powerful" - lather, rinse, repeat. The Anita Blake series has been progressively mainstreaming its way downhill for several books now. The erotic content has become increasingly drawn out, spanning mutiple pages and chapters, and hitting new kinky aspects. I was never a fan of this because I wasn't reading her books for the sex, but for the supernatural content. I had learned to accept that the stories, monsters and Blake's Executioner job would come with the sex, but hey, at least there was always a story surrounding it. Danse Macabre does not contain any plot whatsoever. It is over 550 pages of thinly veiled foreplay, with more and more characters finding themselves irresistibly attracted to Anita because of the "ardeur". It is 500 pages of Anita battling her sexual hang-ups, then throwing herself into one homoerotic orgy after another. It is 500 pages of everyone linked to Anita and Jean-Claude realizing that they are becoming more and more powerful and discovering new "abilities" and "immunities." It is 500 pages of character conversations that go around and around and around in circles until it finally ends up right where it started. When you finally think the characters have resolved an issue between themselves and moved on (and you're hoping so will the story), fifty pages later they're arguing that exact same issue again, completely ignoring the solution they'd decided on previously. But not to worry, because the second time they get to a conclusion... it will be the exact same one they'd achieved the first time around. The title is "Danse Macabre" and the cover displays ballet shoes, indicating that the novel should be about a ballet/ball/dancing, etc... but 300 pages in, and besides a reference here and there to a ballet show, there's abslutely no correlation whatsoever. Hamilton has blogged and been interviewed numerous times saying that she will not change the way she is writing and does not care that some people are disappointed with the [lack of] direction her novels now have. She states that if people don't like her novels, then they don't have to buy them. I really wouldn't mind her saying that if there was actually something worth reading anymore. There are no demons anymore, no life-threatening evils, no displays of good winning, no action, no character growth. She's now living her sex life vicariously through her characters and anyone who doesn't like it, she paints them as being awful people who aren't willing to compromise or accept Anita and who must be unfailingly narrowminded (see: Ronnie and Richard's portrayl in this novel). Well, congratulations, Hamilton.. I won't be purchasing your work anymore. In the past, I might have at least recommended the series because of the joy of the first few novels, but I won't even be doing that anymore. I've lost all respect for her as an author. She has perpetuated the stereotypes that women need to put out to be "loved" and need contribute nothing else. Her characters have become devoid of any real personalities and Anita is nothing but a blow-up doll. I'm officially done with all this.
Date published: 2008-01-19

Editorial Reviews

Anita Blake [is] a 'Tom(asina) Jones' for the 21st century if ever there was one. (Star-Ledger)

Erotic and evocative. (Best Reviews)

Page-turners with a little bite to them. (Austin American-Statesman)