"Devoted Fans Will Not Be Disappointed!"

This is the fifth book of the Series.

Back history: When Damali turned twenty-one, she gained her full powers as the Neteru Queen and Vampire Huntress. Carlos, her longtime friend strays to the dark side and becomes a Master Vampire. Damali and Carlos are on opposite sides, but their bond to each other remains unbroken. They marry within the Dark Realm and pay dearly for their indiscretion.

In the opening of The Forbidden, the Guardian team is deeply wounded. Their faith and confidence is shattered in the last battle. Damali is suffering mentally from Carlos' death and the loss of their child. She can't seem to pull herself out of her depression. The Light summons her to the Council of the Neterus. Damali meets the first Neteru, Eve and here she learns about the other Neterus before her. Damali is punished for recklessness and poor sense of judgment when it comes to her relationship with Carlos. She is stripped of her weapon, and will have to earn her place again. Damali will have to reunite her Guardian team and regain their favor and trust. They resurrect Carlos, but the Light has changed him, making him unsure where his place should be.

While Damali and Carlos discover where their destiny will lead them, they must fight their enemies. Satan's wife, Lillith has stolen something precious. At all cost, she must be stopped before Armageddon is started. A vampire is sent to wipe out Damali and the Guardian team, but she has her own secret agenda.

Ms. Banks spins a tale revolving around religion and mythology with a butt-kicking team of vampire/demon fighters to keep evil under control. Every book gives you more insight to the world of Neterus, Guardians, and the underworld. Devoted fans will not be disappointed.

I highly recommend a new reader to start from the beginning so not to miss anything. It will be well worth your time.

Courtesy: Karen Michelle Nutt, author

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted May 16, 2007


After the destruction of all the topside master vampires and the death and resurrection of her council-level vampire lover, Damali is called before the Council of the Neterus to answer for her actions. It is there that she discovers there are consequences even she could not foresee. She also learns that the consort of the Un-Named One, Lilith, has come up from the seventh level to set the affairs of the Dark Realms in order. However, Lilith has a hidden agenda of her own and it involves the unborn child Damali thought had been taken from her. The news devastates Damali until a cold and deadly determination leads her to map out a plan for Lilith's destruction. An evil force beyond recognition, Damali's newest nemesis literally brings men to their knees. But Damali will not be stopped---not even by someone as dangerously powerful as Lilith. It is a battle that spills over into the streets and involves the people Damali has sworn to protect, leaving fewer standing before it's all over.

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The Forbidden
(A Vampire Huntress Legend: Book 5)
by L. A. Banks

St. Martin's Press (Griffin)
July 1, 2005
Available: June 16, 2005
ISBN #0312336225
EAN #9780312336226
480 pages
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L. A. Banks

Shadow Walker
Left for Undead
Dawn and Darkness
Never Cry Werewolf
Cursed to Death
The Shadows
Undead on Arrival
The Thirteenth
Finders Keeper
Bite the Bullet
Hotter Than Hell
The Shadows
Bad Blood
The Darkness
The Cursed
The Forsaken
The Wicked
Vegas Bites
Love At First Bite
The Forsaken
The Damned
The Bitten
The Hunted
The Awakening
Stroke of Midnight
The Hunted
The Awakening

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