The Awakening

Vampire Huntress Legends

L. A. Banks

St. Martin's Griffin

0312316836

9780312316839

Trade Paperback

272 Pages

$17.99

CAD19.99

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A battle is brewing in the underworld, and at the center of it all is Damali Richards, spoken word artist and vampire huntress. But she is not just any huntress, she is the millennium Neteru, a woman so powerful that the vampire world is about to start a war—one that threatens to invade her own turf, the streets—in order to possess her.

Fallon Nuit, a rogue vampire—indeed, one of the most powerful Damali has ever encountered—has allied himself with the deadly Amanthra demons in order to claim her. But the Vampire Council has plans for Fallon as well. And now an unlikely variable has entered the equation: an ex-lover-turned-vampire with an agenda of his own. . . . Damali must risk trusting him once more if they are to survive.

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"I highly recommend L. A. Banks' Vampire Huntress Series for use in courses ranging from high school to college. I have used this series as recommended reading for my graduate students in Women's Studies and they cannot stop talking about these works. Banks' writing is smart, poignant, and engaging. Students aren't able to put the books down. Each novel in the series brims with social critique and commentary. Banks is a perceptive writer who provides a wonderful critique of societal issues, from the impact of drugs to self-responsibility and self-reliance to the choices we all make in life. Students who engage in the work of L. A. Banks will leave the classroom with sharper critical thinking skills and a newfound joy of reading."—Gwendolyn D. Pough, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Writing, Syracuse University, and author of Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere

"Banks solidifies her intriguing, dark series as a project worth watching, and readers will be pleased to learn another installment is on the way."—Kristine Huntley, Booklist

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L. A. BANKS is the author of the Vampire Huntress Legend series. She had a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a master’s in fine arts from Temple University. Banks considered herself a shape-shifter. She wrote romance, women’s fiction, crime and suspense, and of course, dark vampire huntress lore. She lived with her daughter in an undisclosed lair somewhere in Philadelphia.

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  • L. A. Banks

  • L. A. Banks is the author of the Vampire Huntress Legends series.  She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a master's in fine arts from Temple University.  Banks considers herself a shape-shifter. She has written romance, women's fiction, crime and suspense, and, of course, dark vampire huntress lore.  She lives with her daughter and her dog in an undisclosed lair somewhere in Philadelphia.

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