Laurell ok. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter sequence is a literary sensation, because of its powerful lady hero, well-fleshed (both actually and literarily) characters and unabashed angle towards intercourse. the realm Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex—and it will get deeper, richer and extra perilous, with each book.
Straddling the series’ dominant topics of intercourse and gear, Ardeur offers Anita enthusiasts a deeper look at the dynamics, either own political, that experience saved readers interested during the run of the sequence. Why is the ardeur some of the best factor that may have occurred to Anita, in my opinion (aside from all of the intercourse it calls for her to have with scorching men)? How is Anita’s exchange usa a logical criminal extension of our personal? and because the sequence keeps, what different offers may well Anita need to make with herself and others in an effort to continue the folk she loves secure from harm?
The assortment contains essay introductions through Hamilton, giving context and additional perception into each one essay’s topic.
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Much to his chagrin, and with some sardonic remarks about Gawain’s ‘prowess’, she prepares to ride off with the total stranger. Gawain explodes in a violent outburst against women. There is more of this story, none of it much to Gawain’s credit. Gawain is the ‘hero’ also of another short verse romance of about 1200, La Mule sans Frein (‘The Mule without a Bridle’), where he has adventures and misfortunes of a more crudely comic nature, though without completely forfeiting the status that he must have if the comedy is not to lose its edge.
A true knight must always intervene on the weaker side, but it was also, we know, with that mysterious knowledge that one has in romances, simply the right thing to do. It is also the lion that brings him to a full recognition of his own loss of love and truth. Yvain accidentally stabs himself with his sword as he falls in a swoon: the lion sees the blood, thinks Yvain is dead, and prepares to die like a true Roman by falling upon the sword. This rare and possibly unique attempt at animal suicide is happily avoided by Yvain’s recovery, but to Yvain it is a revelation of what love and truth mean.
In the romance, which recounts the kidnapping of Guenevere by Meleagant and Lancelot’s adventures in rescuing and avenging her, Lancelot is put through a series of tests in order to show the omnipotence of love, the most extreme being that on occasion he must violate knighthood for Guenevere’s sake and at her command. In the episode that gives the romance its subtitle, his horse falls dead from over-riding and he is obliged to ride in a punishment or pillory-cart (one used for criminals) if he is to remain in hot pursuit of the queen and her abductors.
Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series