If she tastes blood, she's his.
Cover Artist
  • Sanjulian (first edition)
Publication Information
  • Pocket Books (first edition)
Release Date
  • September 1997 (first edition)
  • 226 (first edition)
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Huntress is the seventh book in the Night World series by bestselling author L. J. Smith. It was first published in September 1997.


Blood Fever

Jez Redfern is unique. She's a vampire hunter ... who's half-vampire. Raised in the Redfern family, the girl with fiery hair and silver-blue eyes was the undisputed leader of a gang of vampire raiders. Then came the discovery that shattered her life -- her mother was a human. Now, Jez hunts her former friends, protecting humans from the Night World.

But when Circle Daybreak sends her on a search for one of the Wild Powers, Jez has to rejoin her old gang. They want her back -- especially Morgead, the gorgeous green-eyed vampire who used to be her second-in-command. Jez wants to be faithful to Hugh Davis, the human she loves. But Morgead swears he's her soulmate and he'll do anything to lure her back to her old ways. With danger and temptation all around, Jez finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. And she's afraid if she tastes blood again, she'll become the evil huntress she once was ...


Jezebel "Jez" Redfern thinks she is a full vampire, but soon finds out she is in fact half-human. She runs away from her gang and Uncle Bracken to live with her human relatives.

She only goes back to the vampires when Circle Daybreak asks her to go on a dangerous mission: to fight her worst enemy, best friend, and soulmate, Morgead Blackthorn, for the Wild Power. It turns out that the person thought to be the Wild Power is a fake.

When she meets her friend Hugh, an Old Soul, Jez's annoying cousin Claire follows her and overhears everything. They are soon after attacked by two werewolves and a vampire.

When she and Claire fall off the station platform onto the train tracks, Jez sees blue fire, the power of a Wild Power, and thinks Claire is the one. When she, Claire, Hugh, and Morgead are captured by Lily Redfern, who is in search of the Wild Power, Jez figures out the meaning of the prophecy: she is one of the Wild Powers, and her blood must be spilled to release the blue fire.

Morgead convinces her not to let go and give up when she is staked by Lily and she does not die. Jez and Morgead then join Circle Daybreak.


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