Title: Circus of the Damned (Vampire Hunter #3: Anita Blake Series)
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 336 pages
The third novel of Hamilton's Anita Blake series has the petite necromancer fighting a giant cobra and a rogue vampire, Alejandro, who wants her for his human servant. Anita is still resisting the advances of Jean-Claude, St. Louis's master vampire, but she does need him on her side, if not in her bed. Anita's reluctant involvement in the odd goings-on at the supernatural Circus of the Damned introduces her to Richard, the werewolf of her dreams, and Larry, her powerful but nervous partner in zombie-raising.
This book was exciting as the first two that I have read. In this book, Anita who is Jean Claude's vampire servant was still pressured of the thought because she didn't act like one. as stubborn as she is, she still refuses to be Jean Claude's vampire servant because she doesn't want to be bound forever to him. Anita encounters Mr. Oliver or The Earthmover, who is member of the vampire council that wants to kill Jean Claude to take over St. Louis.
Initially Anita tells the old vampire because she was mad with Jean Claude but eventually kills him together with Edward. this is the book where Anita meets Richard, Jean Claude's animal to call (Wolf).
This book is worth reading if you haven't though of buying it yet! Anita is the kind of character that you want if you enjoy Angelina Jolie flicks. Tough chick, sarcastic, yet this book includes the love elements that you may want to read in a book, though not the mushy-type of romance. All in all, the Anita Blake series never seems to fail me.