A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Obsidian Butterfly’ chapter forty nine


omg the winter soldier omg

very good

With that review over, let’s look at today’s chapter. Which appears to be an extended dream sequence. You know how much I hate dream sequences.

JC is running around in her head, saying how worried he was. Yeah, not worried enough to fly over to New Mexico and see her, were you asshole? He’s made it look very ‘Louis XIV’ and Anita looks ‘delicate, like a china doll’. I want to know why attractive women in this series are always compared to dolls. Objectification, rather literally. JC is strutting around in white satin with ‘long black banana curls’. Now, I’ve looked this up because I had no fucking clue what she meant. It apparently means ringlets, although I’m now imagining JC going around with a fruity Carmen Miranda headdress.

He’s got a warning for her. Apparently, the whole of Albuquerque is off limits because Papa is so dangerous that she’s killed every vampire who tried to enter her city in the last fifty years. Maybe she just wants to stay out of your bullshit politics. JC says that this means Papa wants something from her, and berates her for not remembering she’s a human servant and can’t flounce in and out of vampire territory without it causing trouble.

JC, I think you need another human servant. This one’s defective.

Anita thinks Papa may want her for power. JC pushes against her and a nurse wakes her up. She bitches for a page about all the stuff about entering vampire territory that we already know. While the nurse checks Anita, she complains about how she – gasp – finds JC attractive. The nurse tells her that Doctor Cunningham is letting her out today, and then Detective Ramirez comes in to say sorry. They talk about how much like a cop she is. She thinks about how nice it would be to date Ramirez and Ramirez says she must not love either of her boyfriends and then she says she’s made her choice and Ramirez talks about how he believes in true love and oh my god i want it to stop

They go on about it until Anita’s other admirer, Doctor Cunningham, comes in. He gushes about how quickly she’s healing, and how he’s sent her blood to the ‘genetics department’ – lol whatever – to be tested. Without her express permission, I might add. That’s a wee bit of a legal wrangle he’s started.

Ramirez drops that there’s been another murder and neither of them have been invited to the scene.

Good.

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2 thoughts on “A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Obsidian Butterfly’ chapter forty nine

  1. I have to admit, I’m of two minds on the vampire servant thing. On the one hand, yes, you dumbass, you’re politically tied to a vampire, that means you should realize you may have restrictions when traveling due to stupid shit like this. On the other, it’s the 20th century, the U.S. is not a bunch of principalities, and Anita doing her job as an independent employee apart from her vampire master should be taken into awareness when she has to go somewhere that may be in another vampire’s territory.

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