One thing that’s done really well in this book is the character development. We really get to know Meredith and her guards/lovers a lot better, particularly Rhys, Frost, and Doyle. I felt like it was getting into more of the meat of the story, rather than the last book that needed to include a lot more world-building.
I decided to read this series after going through all of the books in Hamilton’s Anita Blake series. I knew going into the series that this one would have more sex in it than the early Anita Blake books, and I’m going to reiterate that to anyone who reads this. This isn’t the series for you if you don’t like reading erotica. Seriously.
Soooo … just a heads up. This (long) novella is purely erotica. There is no mystery, no case to solve, no anything like that.
I really enjoyed this novella, even though not a lot happens in it.
By this point in the series, Affliction was a welcome shift back to a primarily action-based novel. There is a great deal going on in this series, and the introduction of this “other” kind of zombie was another addition, but a welcome one. It was nice to see Anita and her guys in fighting mode for such a prolonged period of time in this book. It had almost gotten to the point where this had taken such a backseat to the romance that it felt like a revival to see it again.