"Will appeal to fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake"
Fallon Nuit is a master vampire who had a seat on the
vampire council but when he went rogue he was banished into
eternal darkness. Through a series of accidents Fallon was
able, with the help of the evil Egyptian deities known as
Amanthra, to free himself and make several second-
generation vampires that his rescuers can inhabit.
Fallon's goal is total control of the vampire territories
on Earth and the death of the slayer.
Street smart Damali Richards is making a name for herself
and her group as a singer for Spoken Word. She is also the
slayer protected by seven Guardians who battle the
creatures of the night including the Amanthra vampires. As
she is nearing her twenty-first birthday, she is coming
into the full use of her considerable power and both Fallon
and the vampire council want her stopped. There is only
one person who can get close enough to her to achieve this
objective, but she is also the only woman he ever cared
about. It will be interesting to see if he will sacrifice
his humanity for untold power and riches.
MINION is the first book in a three book series (the other
books coming out in 2004) that will appeal to fans of
Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Executioner
novels. L.A. Banks has written an urban fantasy novel that
deals with several social issues in a manner that is both
educational and entertaining. The character that is the
most intriguing is the man who will be either the Slayer's
savior or doomslayer which is why readers will want to read
AWAKENING as soon as it is published.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 16, 2003