Blood Debt (Review)

November 28, 2014

Book cover for "Blood Debt" by Tanya Huff.Title: Blood Debt

Author: Tanya Huff

Publication Year: 1997

Pages: 336

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.

(This is the fifth and final book in the Blood Books series, after Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, and Blood Pact.)

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.

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