Minion (Vampire Huntress Legend, #1)Minion by L.A. Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was in the bookstore and told the clerk I was looking for a good vampire novel, he suggested this one. I am very glad he did because I immediately got caught up into the story. This is about a Vampire Huntress (think Buffy with more attitude)who is also a spoken word entertainer. The themes are spiritual but with a real world feel. This is the first in a 12 book series which takes you around the world and rewrites the fight between good and evil in a way that makes it very entertaining. You will find a lot of characters from the bible and myth within the covers but it is not preachy.

Damali Richards is a girl who only wanted to make music but because of who she is her destiny is to fight Vampires and Demons. Her backup musicians are more than they that, they are a part of her Guardian team, all special people who are sworn to fight the darkness and bring in the light. Bodies are being found which do not have the neat holes most vampires leave behind but are being savagely mauled. Though she wishes she could turn away from it Damali finds herself pulled deeper into the darkness than she could ever imagine going.

I found it to be a great lead in novel and think it would be great for anyone who has a thing for vampires and those who slay them.