Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter is a series of urban fantasy novels, short stories, and comic books by Laurell K. Hamilton. The books have sold more than six million copies, many have made The New York Times Best Seller list. The series takes place in a parallel world in which supernatural characters like vampires and werewolves exist alongside regular humans. The series is narrated in the first person by Anita Blake, who works in St. Louis, Missouri. In The Harlequin, Anita manages to overpower the extremely old and very strong vampire force named the Harlequin that was sent after her. The Harlequin exist to police and punish vampire leaders who violate various Council rules, such as Malcolm's resistance to the blood oath. The group was formed by the Mother of All Darkness, modelled in style on the commedia dell'arte and by action on the wild hunt. Depending on how they contact you, they might be intent on merely observing, tormenting, or even killing you, and one purpose might lead to another. The group is composed of very old and powerful vampires who are capable of not just manipulating the behaviours and emotions of humans or younger vampires and lycanthropes, but of powerful beings such as Jean-Claude, Anita, and Richard as well. Under the Harlequin's influence, Richard and Jean-Claude nearly kill each other… You can listen online to free English audiobook “The Harlequin” by Laurell K. Hamilton on our website. Enjoy it!