Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton
It’s been two decades since the first book in the Anita Blake series, Guilty Pleasures was published. On July 2, 2013 the 22nd installment of the series will be released. I’ve often said I like to wait a bit before starting a popular series so I don’t have to wait between books. At 22 books in, I think it might be time for me to get started. I’m a slacker, I know.
Edited to add: I just downloaded Guilty Pleasure audio book. I’m excited! 🙂
Micah is called back home by his estranged family, because his father, a county sheriff, has been attacked and is terribly injured. Anita and Nathaniel are going with him for moral support and to meet his family under very trying circumstances.
Micah has been estranged from his family for a decade, deliberately turning his back on them to protect them from the sadistic killer who once led his leopard pack. But now Micah’s father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.”
Anita—who understands zombies better than anyone—knows there’s more to it than that. While zombies have unlovable traits, being one doesn’t cause human beings to rot in agony. She needs to solve that mystery—but now a more immediate issue is pressing: Micah’s father may have only five days to live.
I’m not current with the series and unfortunately, I didn’t have time to invite a guest to review Affliction here at Fiction Vixen. But I still wanted to do something to mark the 20th anniversary of the series. So, we’re having a giveaway! Berkley is offering up 4 hardcover copies of Affliction. To enter, just use the rafflecopter below. Open to US mailing addresses only please.
I’m curious, if you’re a long time fan of the series, did you start reading it when the first book was released or did you come in after more books had been published?