Rafael - Laurell K. Hamilton


By Laurell K. Hamilton

  • Release Date: 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 234 Ratings


Rafael, king of the wererats, must fight to the death to defend his crown. He wants Anita Blake, one of his closest allies, with him as he faces an opponent unlike any he’s faced before. He will ask Anita to risk everything to be at his side....
But some of the wererats fear that Rafael depends too much on Anita and her ties to the vampires. They believe that there is only room in America for one supernatural king, and Rafael will turn them into nothing more than food for the bloodsuckers.
Among his enemies, a new challenger has arisen who is younger, hungrier, and has dark secrets that could destroy both the wererats and the vampires. Rafael will go into the magical heart of his people to find the power and violence that he needs to save them all, or die trying.


  • I wasn’t disappointed.

    By sgt. meaner
    I liked the involvement with the rats. Plus rats are cool.
  • Too short

    By Warmfuzzy34
    Maybe I’m spoiled, but I’ve really enjoyed the author’s longer stories. For the price paid it should have been full length, but it seemed half the size. The story also seemed to end abruptly, instead of having any epilogue. The story itself was good, but the author has done much better in the past. Read her book Obsidian Butterfly which she makes reference to in this one and you’ll really have a meaty and well written novel to read.
  • A decent read

    By IG:DaSwagMunsta
    Having read EVERY book in this series, I wasn’t disappointed but it wasn’t the best chapter in Anita’s life. I won’t give any spoilers except to say Laurell has calmed the 20 page sex scenes down dramatically, thankfully. I hoped for a bit more action, as some of the earlier stories were full of it, but I finished it in 2 days so although the later chapters felt a lil rushed it is still a good read.
  • The Rat King

    By DLaBauve
    I was a little iffy when I preordered this one because I just wasn’t honestly sure if I would enjoy an Anita book with the wererats at the front and center. I was so enthralled by this book from the first couple of chapters that I wasn’t able to put it down until I finished it. Glad to see that even though this was a book surrounding the wererats we still got to see a good bit of our other characters in this one. And some lovely scenes all around. Great read! I recommend the Anita Blake books to everyone I know who loves to read! Best collection yet. I can’t wait for more!
  • Fabulous read

    By Dr. AmyB
    As usual, Laurell K. Hamilton outdid herself. The story was fabulous; I can’t wait for the next book.
  • Rafael

    By mccain.stacy
    I love the way you brought Rafael and Anita together and made Rafael her rat to call. Then giving them a story about Rafael fighting to hold his position has king. But still giving Anita apart in the story without taking away from Rafael. Loved it.
  • It was anticlimactic

    By Ed Balint
    The book seemed like it's followed the same outline as the last several books. There is too much polysplaning. Yes, the dynamics of Anita’s relationships are essential in real life, trying to make polyamory work. This is a book, though, and I want the same action the earlier books had. These are becoming too predictable. I want Anita and Jean Claude and fix or dirch Richard and solidify their power base.
  • Another riveting story in Anita’s life and those around ger

    By Sasijean
    Loved the story as usual. I love seeing how everyone in Anitas life grows and progresses themselves. I lost one star in rating as I found the story to short. I’d have enjoyed a more in depth look in this new addition to her life snd family.
  • Rafael

    By Deb W. 81
    Fantastic story and series. I’m ready for more Anita. ❤️📚👍
  • So great

    By Ipadslave
    LKH is so gifted. Her imagination is incredible and her characters practically walk off the page. This is another great installment and a wonderful view into the world of the rats.