The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4)

The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4)

by L. A. Banks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312324087
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Series: Vampire Huntress Legend Series , #4
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 680,320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

L. A. BANKS is the author of the Vampire Huntress Legend series and the Crimson Moon Novels. She had a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a master's in fine arts from Temple University. Banks considered herself a shape-shifter. She wrote romance, women's fiction, crime and suspense, and of course, dark vampire huntress lore. She lived with her daughter in an undisclosed lair somewhere in Philadelphia.

Reading Group Guide

1. Now that Damali is twenty-one and can hook up with Carlos, do you think she should have?

2. Early in the series, what did you think about Damali's need to remain celibate until her twenty-first birthday? Would that fly in the "real world"? How do you feel about the whole issue surrounding the "choices" women must make regarding childbearing?

3. Which character in the book is your favorite hero/heroine and why?

4. What character do you love to hate and why?

5. What did you think about the depiction of the levels of Hell?

6. Have you visited the Web site at www.vampirehuntress.com to see how each level is organized by a governing structure? If so, what parallels does that possibly have to some of the "real world's" social, political, and economic infrastructure?

7. Do you believe a person can be redeemed after they've lived a wild life?

8. Are there types of characters (or creatures) you would like to see in the upcoming novels within the series? If yes, who or what?

9. Discuss the role of the Chairman versus Father Patrick as father figures to Carlos Rivera.

10. Remember that bad boy, Fallon Nuit? What did you think about his near sexual encounter with Damali on the astral plane (from the special edition scene in the mass market edition of Minion)?

11. Discuss the metaphor of "vampirism" as a seductive force to draw humans into a lifestyle of violence, crime, fast money—but ultimately incarceration into "a system."

Recipe

Praise for L.A. Banks and the Vampire Huntress Series:

"Hip, fresh and fantastic."
- Sherrilyn Kenyon on The Hunted

"The well conceived and intricate rules of Bank's vampire-inhabited world provide endless opportunities for riffs on the meaning of power and sex that will please lovers of similar. . .philosophical musings found in the vampire tales of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton."
- Publishers Weekly on The Hunted

"A terrifying rollercoaster ride of a book."
- Charlaine Harris on The Hunted

"A spellbinding thrill ride."
- Zane on The Hunted

"Cutting edge wit and plenty of urban heat flies from the pages of this quick read."
- Philadelphia Sun on Minion

"Blade meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. . .A pulsating blood-booster."
- Kirkus on Minion

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The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
SueB214 More than 1 year ago
This was awesome. I never laughed so hard. Cried my heart in the end. Emotional rollercoaster. I didn't know books could do that. Just Awesome. I love the whole team, really like Jose for Damali, but I am sure that's not going to happen. Always rooting for the underdog. Carlos is cool though.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Great
rainyreader on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the fourth book of the Vampire Huntress Legend series and picks up with Damali and Carlos getting to know eachother better after the battle of book three. LIke the rest of Banks' books, there is plenty of action and she has a real talent for writing some page turning battle sequences. This book however, is very dialogue heavy...there's LOTS of talk here....There's much discussing of feelings and actions, and consequences of actions and not a whole lot of doing...It was still a fun book but I found myself dragging through a lot of it. It didn't read as fast as the first few and the ending got pretty muddled. Still a good addition to the series and Banks continues to build on her chilling descriptions of Carlos's hellish underworld and it's politics!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of the series. I love the way it challenges you to step out of everything you've ever know and really think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I would suggest this read to any paranormal romance lovers. Great Read, couldn't put it down.
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Great series
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($*THE BEST EVER*$)
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Awesome series
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ladydelta More than 1 year ago
Great series. There is none like it.
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