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by Susan Vaughton the Twilight series
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I’m the world’s best predator, aren’t I? Everything about me invites you in–my voice, my face, even my smell.
–EDWARD CULLEN, TWILIGHT
Edward Cullen. Yes, I know, every fangirl in the Twilight universe just squealed at the mere mention of his name. And what’s not to love?
He’s powerful. He’s rich. He’s romantic. And, as he notes in the quote
above, he’s thoroughly enticing in every possible way.
He’s also a predator, just like he says.
For the first three books in the Twilight series, Edward Cullen is a dangerous, bloodthirsty predator at constant risk of murdering the girl he loves. In the fourth book, after he spends several days conspiring to kill his unborn child, he finally does take Bella’s life. More specifically, he rams a needle full of vampire venom into her heart, then uses his teeth to keep filling her with venom in … read more»
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