This doesn't mean that Crimson Death was a bad book, exactly, but it was long. [I'm sure the sexual puritains have long been winnowed out of Hamilton's readship.] The book is padded with extra details I wasn't really interested in. I'm not a rabid fan of all things Hamilton. Let's just say that the Anita Blake books come, in the movie cliche, with "a cast of thousands".
Crimson Death starts out with a great puzzle--why have vampires suddenly started increasing in Ireland, the one country in Hamilton's world that only has one known, secretive vampire nest. My problem was once the hook was set, it took 350 pages for Anita to get on the plane. From then on, the book was Hamilton's usuall intricate, suspenceful read. A plus: readers get to learn more of Damian's maker, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Take a look at the excerpts and other reviews at:
Other Reading of Interest
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My Writing Rut
What, oh what to say. Haven't been writing much, though I've been writing everyday. Actually, I don't seem to be doing much of anything...though I almost have the Christmas baking done. Think I've been reading a 700 page book.
Interested in reading my short stories. I've got several free ones, how many depends on which venue you download from.
Amazon - Most of my published stuff can be found here, including my book There Be Demons.
Nook - You can find my Far Isles Half-Elven stories here as well as the Andor ones.
kobo - This venue has a selection of my stories in e-format, including There Be Demons.
Other places you can find my stories are: iBooks, and Smashwords [which probably has the most complete listing of my stories, even my free Half-Elven stories, but not There Be Demons the last time I looked.