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Narcissus in Chains
2001 US hardback cover
AuthorLaurell K. Hamilton
Cover artistCraig White (US editions)
CountryUnited States
SeriesAnita Blake: Vampire Hunter
GenreHorror, Mystery, Erotic novel
PublisherBerkley Books (Berkley edition)
Publication date
2001 (Berkley edition)
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages424 pp (Berkley edition)
ISBN0-425-18168-5 (Berkley edition)
813/.54 21
LC ClassPS3558.A443357 N37 2001
Preceded byObsidian Butterfly 
Followed byCerulean Sins 

Narcissus in Chains is the tenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Plot introduction

Narcissus in Chains continues the adventures of Anita Blake. In this novel, Anita attempts to reconnect with her friends and allies after a lengthy separation, and to undo the damage caused by her absence. Even as Anita attempts to repair the damage and come to terms with her newly developing powers, she is also threatened by a series of attacks and disappearances within the shapeshifter community. She has sex with a shape-shifter in a shower. As with the other later novels in the series, Narcissus in Chains blends elements of supernatural, detective and erotic fiction.

Explanation of the title

As with previous novels, "Narcissus in Chains" refers to a location within the novel itself. In this case, "Narcissus in Chains" is the name of a dominance and submission nightclub operated by Narcissus, a werehyena who is himself named after Narcissus of Greek myth.

Plot summary

Characters in Narcissus in Chains

Major characters

Narcissus in Chains features the following major characters.

Other characters

Recurring characters include:

Non-recurring characters include:

The death toll in Narcissus in Chains includes: