Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter

The First Death

Book - 2008
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A prequel to the first Anita Blake novel, "Guilty Pleasures," that shows how Anita became an "animator"--Someone who raises the dead for a living. Includes a "Guilty Pleasures" handbook, containing character profiles and a glossary.
Publisher: New York : Marvel, c2008
ISBN: 9780785129417
0785129413
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) ; col. ill. ; 27 cm

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happygirl15 Jun 22, 2012

Graphic novel that tells a story in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series that is set prior to Guilty Pleasures. This is the story Anita is always referring to where:
(1) Dolph takes Anita along on an interview and she meets Jean-Claude for the first time;
(2) Anita gets branded with the cross on her arm;
(3) Anita gets her scars on her shoulder and arm from the vampire (Valentine?) gnawing on her; and
(4) Edward uses the flame thrower.... Quality literature it is not, but I'm not a fan of graphic novels. I appreciate that it fills a gap in Anita's story line...

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pmoore
Jul 04, 2011

This book is a good example of a failed cross-over from vampire novel to vampire comic book. Anita Blake, a legal vampire executioner, uses the dialogue of a 10-year-old. When the target market takes over the ability of a book to suspend disbelief, therein lies failure.

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