"The best book yet in this exciting series"
It has been six months since Anita Blake has seen her two
lovers, Jean-Claude the shapeshifter and Richard the
werewolf. During that time she has been learning how to
control her powers so something unpleasant doesn't shock
her. She is almost ready to get in touch with her two men
and see if they can come to an amicable arrangement since
Richard, Jean-Claude and Anita are bound together in a
triumvirate of power.
Before she can make the first move, two of her were-
leopards are being tortured at the S & M club Narcissus in
Chains. She calls on Jean-Claude for help and he agrees only
if she acquiesces to open herself up to the marks of power
so she has a fighting chance of coming out of this encounter
alive. After Anita takes care of business, she fears
changing into a were-leopard since she was cut by a
were-jaguar. Meanwhile a were-leopard wants to merge his
group with her. Before anything can be arranged, an enemy
strikes out at the triumvirate, forcing them to put personal
problems on hold and learn who is after them so they can
Narcissus in Chains seems to be the definitive book in the
series. The protagonist has come to terms with what she is
and accepts that her vampire lover is a part of her life
because he needs her. She also sees that Richard will never
change and makes plans accordingly. Laurel K. Hamilton has
written the best book of her career because she gives the
audience the long waited answers they have been waiting for.
This action-supernatural thriller is a keeper and with the
passage of time will be considered a classic.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 25, 2003