Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton is a Supernatural novel showcased in the Outpost 10F Library.
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Obsidian Butterfly

Rating: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton is a Supernatural novel rated 3/5 by this reviewer.
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Published: 2002
Review by: CL5 Kayana

As Laurell K. Hamilton goes along her stories become richer and richer. While the first 3 Anita Blake novels established the setting (Animator Anita Blake solves supernatural mysteries in the city of New Orleans) and main characters, her later novels draw out and deepen the history and personality of her protagonists.

In Obsidian Butterfly Anita is called to New Mexico to help her ally, and possible future adversary, Edward. Edward who made brief appearances in earlier novels is a coldblooded assassin. He kills for sport and has no qualms whatsoever in cutting down anything or anyone in his path. Anita counts herself as one of his few friends but Edward's told her that one day he might just hunt her down because she could be his most challenging prey yet...

So it's with mixed emotions that Anita packs her bags and goes to New Mexico. One one hand she wants to keep her distance from her potential murder (wise move there) but on the other she's curious about finding out more about Edward. Plus, there have been killings down there...

I personally found this book to be one of Hamilton's best. I've gotten quite sick of the whole tangled Richard-Jean Claude love triangle angle so it's nice to have one of her books go back to classic Hamilton: incredibly vivid prose (to the point I felt grossed out when Anita stabbed things in the eyes ewwww) and great timing. Hamilton's great at keeping the suspense going (580 pages this time) and making horror come alive so the book's a good read. Hamilton's like a revved up Anne Rice, more horror and less navelgazing musing about Edwardo the Evil Vampire's past life in the Renaissance. If you like vampire-esque novels definitely check out Hamilton.