Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #7)

Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #7)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. But when someone else sets his sights on her prey, she must save them both from the inferno.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515134476
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series , #7
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 76,231
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1963

Place of Birth:

Heber Springs, Arkansas


B.A., Marion College

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Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #7) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 817 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to thank a stranger for introducing me to this amazing author's books. I was actually at a Barnes an Noble looking for another author in the Sci-Fi section several years ago. The lady (who was a customer herself) asked me what I was looking for and I told her and she said that if I liked that author to try Laurell K Hamilton. I bought the first book, read it in one day, called into work sick, bought the other 8 that were out at the time, and I've been hooked ever since. I resently just convinced my boyfriend to read the first book and he is addicted also. So GENTLEMEN, this series can be enjoyed by you also, it is not just for women! So, thank you awesome stranger for introducing me to one of my favorite authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have tried to get into this series, but I have a hard time not becoming annoyed with Anita and her negative sarcasm. It really is difficult to follow her descriptions of the magical events. I was not impressed with the uncomfortable violent sexual acts and crimes in this book.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
After a while, the dialog and plots all sound the same. Despite that, I absolutely love the progression of these characters through every book, and have a hard time putting them down. Some of my favorite characters of all time, and the right balance of paranormal and passion, make this a great series! If you enjoy Anita Blake, I bet you will also love Riley Jensen in "Full Moon Rising" by Keri Arthur!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters included in this book. I find the vampire council intriguing! I find the parallel ironic.... absolute power always seems to corrupt absolutely!
janersm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really hoping not to be disappointed by this book, especially after I really enjoyed The Killing Dance. It was quite good, but not as good as that particular book. Burnt Offerings was great, though.The Council coming to town added a little flair that the series hadn¿t really had before, though the added violence, especially the increase in the number of rapes and rape attempts, was a bit disconcerting. Other than the issue of the number of rapes, the biggest problem that I could find with the book was the overwhelming amount of subplots. I understand that there is a need for some subplot action, but this book was almost too tedious to keep up with because you had to remember so many different twists. It seemed way too busy, like there was something that was missing and Laurell K. Hamilton was trying to make up for it.I know that Richard was hurt in the last book, but his character wasn¿t very sympathetic, even when you take into account what he¿d been through. (I don¿t really get how he thought that Anita was cheating on him, even though he knew that there was always a possibility of her having sex with Jean-Claude because of their dating arrangement.) He seemed to be a bit too angry and too edgy and lost even more of the potential good guy vibe that he¿d originally started out with.Learning more about Jean-Claude and his past with Asher and Julianna was really a great aspect of the book. I like that the author has taken the time to explore his past and give more explanations for what has gone on throughout his history.Anita was a lot more of a sympathetic character than she has in books past. She was a lot more human, even with her escalating powers. The fact that it seems that so many of her friends are pulling away from her made her even more of a likable and admirable character. She¿s gone from being practically a sociopath and/or bully to having a more vulnerable underdog stance.Even though it wasn¿t as great as the previous one, I felt like it was definitely a worthwhile read and like I will definitely be continuing with the series.
averitasm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liked it, Great series, can't wait to read more
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Vampire Council comes to town to force Jean Claude to take the place of Earthmover, the council member that Anita killed. Good series, gets steamier every book. I am glad that Richard is back in this book, even when he and Anita are snarking at each other, they are hot together.
TheSolitaryBookworm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What I love about this book was the fast paced story telling that Hamilton is very good at. With Anita balancing every aspect of her life, she encounters new problems everyday making her life more complicated yet intriguing. With multiple problems that Anita is juggling, she still succeeds in protecting and helping her friends as well as allies in a battle between domination and power both in the shape-shifter's side and the vampires. As always, Anita never seems to fail anybody and still demands more from herself to prove her worth to everybody yet still maintains the vulnerable side of her life exposed to others.Vampire council + conflict between prides and clan + murder scenes + love conflicts = Brunt Offerings. With all that action and drama, you can never have a dull moment reading through 400 pages of Burnt Offerings.
Ceysa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first introduction to the Council. We met a council member in an earlier book, but now we meet members with unique powers, learn a great deal about Jean Claude's past and finally meet the other living member of Jean Claude's menage a trois. Can Anita save St. Louis? Can she get the Council to leave Jean Claude and St. Louis safe? She manages to save Rafael, Slyvie, the wereleopards, and deal with a hugely angry Richard, but she saves Jason from one of his ultimate fears and allow a vampire to finally free his soul. A most amazing introduction to some very interesting, yet revolting characters that have long haunted Jean Claude.And, oh yeah, Anita gains a pard, since she killed Gabriel in Killing Dance. What was his is now hers. However, that doesn't mean what was Raina's is Anita's, though. But Raina isn't done with Anita, yet.
shadowwolf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
AB's privatliv undergår en del forandringer i denne bog samtidigt med at hun må stå ansigt til ansigt med vampyrrådet og det går ikke stille af. En god bog med spænding og action fra start til slut.
feeling.is.first on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have read many Anita Blake reviews that start, "I loved the series until Book X, and then the books degenerated into soft core porn." After reading the first and second, then skipping to Burnt Offereings, I do not love the early Anita Blake books, whether they are considered detective stories, urban fantasy, or paranormal romance.I am finding Burnt Offerings to be slow going. The action takes place in a compressed time frame-- similar to the Merry Gentry books where the time frame is less than 24 hours. The descriptions are wearisome, what she is wearing, what they ordered for dinner, which gun went into which holster. I am also annoyed at the repetition.EXAMPLEI didn't feel comfortable in the Haz Mat suit. I am claustrophobic because of a diving accident in Florida.Hey, Anita! How do you like your Haz Mat suit?I feel claustrophobic because I once had a diving accident in Florida.END EXAMPLEAnita has attributes that make her worthy of admiration. She is very conscious of firearm safety, chiding a policeman for leaving his holster unsnapped. She is staunchly moral and monogamous [I guess the monogamy changes to polyamory during the series]. And she is fiercely loyal and protective.But I can't work up enough angst for the characters to finish the book!!
orangejulia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the Seventh in the Anita Blake series, though at this point it has become the "Vampire Porn" series. The plot, such as it is, revolves around a mysterious someone who can start fires (and thus torch vamps) using only the power of their mind, a vampire council member stirring up problem, and and Jean-Claude's former BFF Asher is in town. Of course the real meat of the story (heh) is Anita angsting over breaking up with her werewolf boyfriend, angsting about banging her vampire boyfriend, angsting about if she should bang some of the weres she now is the pack leader of. It's fun, it's trashy, it won't tax your brain too much.
la_librarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fires are killing Vampires all over the city which coincides with the Vampire Council coming to the city. Anita and Jean Claude have to deal with the Vampire Council and figure out who is starting the fires. I didn't care for all the political bull but otherwise a great book. Anita is having to deal with Richard again and she's sort of in control of the wereleopards now which was very interesting. Once you start the series you just can't help being sucked in and find out what happens.
Flamika on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great novel in the Anita Blake series. The Vampire Council comes a-knocking in St. Louis, and all manner of bad things begin to happen. In this novel, we see a lot of new stuff as well as repercussions from Anita's actions in the previous book. It also has great police action, and coupled with interesting vampire politics, it's a great read.
onefinemess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My favorite up to this point. Nice to things coming together and progress being made. I liked the vampire politics, and we finally get an ending where Anita doesn't necessarily just kill everything.
teharhynn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm happy to see that she's still sticking with her decision, being that I didn't like that decision, that's hard for me to say. I really liked the book. Some parts of it were really sad, but it's nice when you can really feel for the characters that you're reading about. I'm still enthralled and this was book number 7. You rock Laurell K. Hamilton.
vampyredhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The 7th in a series about Anita Blake, vampire hunter. A mix of romance, horror, and fun adventure. The sexiest vampire around. Non stop edge of your seat action. The dialog is so witty. This series is highly addictive.
sdtaylor555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Asher..my Asher! Did I mention that we meet Asher in this installment? I love the Vampire Politics in this one. Great book.
R.L Jackson More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book. I never got the chance to finish the series but I plan to rectify that asap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of these so far but I am on my second go around. Still a series that I love and get very sucked into still.
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