Amazon Blurb:

Vampire hunter Anita Blake is called on to raise the dead-while trying to suppress her ever-growing feelings for a certain wereleopard.


“The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.”


Typically I write reviews for others. Not this time. This will be full of spoilers, both for present and future books. They will be filled with rants and maybe even a little gushing. I don’t want to read these again.

If you have read them before: Enjoy my pain.
If you haven’t: Enjoy my pain.

You have been warned, we’ll see how long I last.


Here’s the thing about Micah. It is so much better than the book before it that it almost gave me whiplash.

Also it is a novella. And adds nothing substantial to the series at all except for one thing: a blood test confirms that Anita is infected with lycanthropy.  Which we kind of already guessed before.

That’s pretty much it. Anita and Micah go off on a trip together to do a case for the FBI (CIA? Something like that?). Micah has to go along because Anita has to have someone she can feed off of, and Micah is the obvious choice. I guess. This, of course, ends up with some relationship drama. Mostly because of Anita sabotaging herself. Like normal… However, compared to the other books to date it was manageable because it was only one of them and didn’t take up the majority of the novella.

The necromancy this novella was also really, really good. It has been a long time now since we saw Anita’s necromancy on full display (since book five, I want to say?). It is really one of the better things about this series in total. Also the further growing of Anita’s powers, both in necromancy and her lyncanthropy related skills was great.

Like I said, this really doesn’t add much and it is easily skipped. However after the travesty that was Incubus Dreams, I appreciated the break and return to semi-normalcy. I actually cancelled my holds for books fourteen and fifteen I had going on after I read book twelve I was just so overwhelmed by bad. Micah helped.