Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dead and Gone first review !!!

Book reviewers have now recieved their copies of Book 9, Dead to Worse

This was the first review I've seen but I've been in contact with other reviewers and I hear we have big news in the Sookie /Eric relationaship front more as soon as we know it !!

Dead and Gone

Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris
Ace, May 2009, $25.95
ISBN: 9780441017157

Telepath Sookie Stackhouse works as a waitress at Merlotte’s Diner in Bon Temps, Louisiana. When Japanese scientists invented synthetic blood, vampires came out of the coffins and introduced themselves over TV. Although the new world needs some getting used to and help groups form, life for the most part have somewhat settled down as people realize vampires have been part of the assimilated population for centuries. It is now the shapeshifters turn to come out into the open.

However, some humans react violently towards the news. The owner of Merlotte’s stepdaughter almost kills her mother. Female shifter is crucified in Merlotte’s parking lot; she is the estranged wife of Sookie’s brother. Sookie’s great grandfather Niall is at war with an enemy who wants to kill and Sookie is sought by his adversaries as a potential hostage; several attempts to either abduct or kill her occur. Having a brother who is a were-panther means he will protect her but Sookie underestimates the threat to her and her loved ones by an ancient evil species more powerful than weres, vamps and humans combined.

True Blood is the TV show based on the Sookie novels and like this tale and previous entries are great urban fantasies. With all the different species surfacing who previously were assumed to be myths, Sookie and one other person are the only known telepaths in the United States. Although a bit less action oriented than other books in the series, Readers get to know the characters better and Sookie finally has some romance in her life. Charlaine Harris is one of the best urban fantasy worldbuilders writing today.

Harriet Klausner


TeamEricSookie said...

Sookie finally has some romance in her life...

Ooooo, I hope that means we're going to have pages and pages of Eric and Sookie sharing in romance. We have less than 7 weeks to go! :D


Anonymous said...

Me too TES. :o)

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Romantic Life!!!!!

Thank you Viking Gods!

Anonymous said...

I think I read a different review then you guys, I'm so confused.

"The owner of Merlotte’s stepdaughter almost kills her mother."


And whee does it say anything about a romantic life?


ByteMeBill said...

Oh, it better be romance with Eric! It just HAS to be! I so can't wait! With all the fan fiction I've been reading, it will be hard to get back to the Sookieverse canon!

BMB :)=

Anonymous said...

"And whee does it say anything about a romantic life?"

It's in the last paragraph.

" Dallas " said...

i just posted again about the review we'll see more reviews soon

Anonymous said...

The romance for Sookie.... is it known for sure that it will be with Eric?

Anonymous said...

No, but I would be very surprised if it's not Eric. Sookie is not really on great terms with Quinn or Bill.

Anonymous said...

"The owner of Merlotte’s stepdaughter almost kills her mother."

Should that be that Merlotte's step-father almost killed Sam's mother? Sam doesn't have a stepdaughter.