Damali's Journal: Special Volume
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Damali's Journal: Volume Four
The Special Volume of Damali's Journal is a meta edition, taking place after The Forbidden and before The Damned where Damali writes about the events of the first five books in her diary. The volume is available in the Vampire Huntress Legend Sampler.
Intro[edit | edit source]
I was fifteen and an orphan when I discovered that I was the Neteru, or Vampire Huntress. Talk about a head trip. My mother-seer, Marlene, probably has everything I've been through already chronicled in her big black book of prophecies—the Temt Tchaas. But there are times when I have to stop the madness, sit back, reflect and write all the drama down just to keep it straight in my own head.
I was kicking vampire butt, handling my business, but then all of a sudden I started going through these wild, preternatural changes—Neteru hormonal swings that Marlene had neglected to tell me about. It's called the ripening, in female Neterus. It's the time when a female Neteru is able to conceive another Neteru is she is so blessed or a daywalker (a vampire immune to daylight) if she is not. I started having bloodlusts and trailing Neteru scent—something that drives the vampire males wild. But this phase also broke my heart—Carlos, my man, got jacked by the deadliest master vampire I had ever come across, Fallon Nuit. The male vamps want me, the female vamps want to kill me, but it's Master Vampire Fallon Nuit who may be my downfall.
The transition into my total Neteri powers came full force at the most inopportune time. I had to go down to Hell with my whole Guardian team to stop a vampire civil war from spilling onto the streets...we almost didn't make it out alive. Carlos was left for dead and I learned an important lesson about winning the battle and losing the war.
My baby, Carlos came backj for me. Vampire or not, I couldn't resist his charms. There was a hot, new thing between us, sanctioned or not, until an Amazon were-demon entered the picture with an agenda of her own, and taking me out was at the top of her list. But this demon just bit off more than she could chew.
Carlos and I had been rolling so hard, making love so ridiculously, that, uh, well...I wound up with fangs for a minute. The Covenant was up in arms, my Guardian squad was ready to smoke me, and I still couldn't stop messing with that man. It was chaos. Biblical seals had been hijacked by the vampires, Armageddon was in the offing, and the only way to keep a lid on things was to take out all the topside master vampires in a one-time-only hit over in Australia. And I learned that nothing comes without a price.
All the master vamps have been wiped out, but I know I'm in really hot water when I'm called before the Council of Neteru Queens. Remember when I said about nothing coming without a price? Being the lover of a council-level vampire is one of them. And Lilith, the consort of the Unnamed One, has come up from the Seventh Level of Hell to "set affairs in order." But that chick has her own agenda, and when it involves someone close to my heart I know I have no choice but to take her out. It's not every day that you go up against the most evil and dangerously powerful woman to ever walk the earth.
Even I don't know how this is going to turn out.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The cover art shown for Minion, The Awakening, The Hunted and The Bitten is the mass market paperback cover art. The Forbidden and The Damned show the first edition cover art.
- The Damned cover art shown isn't the first edition, first print cover art that came with free promotional posters.
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