Title: Blood Debt
Author: Tanya Huff
Publication Year: 1997
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
A ghost has invaded his home, beginning a dangerous nightly game in which Henry is allowed to ask a single question. If the answer is no, an innocent and unsuspecting person is killed. Henry soon comes to the horrifying realization that this wraith — and the others who join it — is using him to wreak vengeance on the people it holds responsible for its death.
Not only is this the final book in the series, but it’s also the only book in which Vicki is a vampire. Plus, the setting isn’t Toronto anymore. It’s a whole new ball game!
To be honest, this was probably my least favourite of the books. Maybe it was because of all these changes, or maybe it was just that I didn’t appreciate the ghost storyline as much as I did the other supernaturals. Or, possibly, it might be because of the huge shift in the dynamics between Vicki, Celluci, Henry, and Tony. Everything changed between them after Vicki finished her “training” with Henry when she first became a vampire, and things are clearly deteriorating between Henry and Tony by the time this book starts. Those relationships, to me, were part of the foundation of the series, and to have them so fundamentally changed in the last book was disappointing.
Once I got into the mystery, though, I still enjoyed Blood Debt. The plot and the whirlwind pace of their investigation were fun to read and easy to get into. In the end, it was a decent finale to the series, just not what I personally would have preferred.