Dead Reckoning: A True Blood Novel Paperback – Jan 5 2011
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Paperback Pages Number: 336 Language: English Publisher: Ace Trade (May 3. 2011). Theres a a reckoning on the way ... and Sookie has a knack for being in troubles way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlottes. the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is known to be two-natured. suspicion immediately falls on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise. but before she can investigate something else - something even more dangerous - comes up. Sookies lover Eric Northman and his child Pam are plotting something in secret. Whatever it is. they seem determined to keep Sookie out of it; almost as determined as Sookie is to find out whats going on. She cant sit on the sidelines when both her work and her love life under threat - but as shes gradually drawn into their plans Sookie finds the situation is deadlier than she could ever have imagined.
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Sookie is busy at work when someone firebombs Merlotte's -- and though no one is injured, she worries that it might have been a hate crime against Sam. And at home, she uncovers a shocking fact in an old letter from her grandmother, as well as a mysterious faerie artifact called the cluviel dor. Additionally, Eric is acting kind of strange, but he won't tell Sookie why that is.
But it becomes clear that someone is out for Sookie's life -- thugs attack at Merlotte's, assassins show up at her house, and an old enemy pops up wanting nothing but her death. And that may not be the only threat to Sookie, since the vicious regent Victor is trying to provoke Eric into ruining his position as sheriff... meaning Sookie has to get him first.
"Dead Reckoning" is a much smoother, less disjoined novel than the last Sookie Stackhouse novel, and in many ways it's a welcome return to form. We've got some gruesome killings, a few mysteries, some charmingly embarrassing situations (Sookie hiding naked in Bill's coffin), and the looming spector of vampire politics making everything more complicated.
Harris' prose is still a pretty even mix of the dark'n'creepy and the down-to-earth unpretentiousness of Sookie's everyday life, and she inserts some genuinely funny moments into the story ("We followed the bondage Bobb sey Twins across the crowd ed dance floor").Read more ›
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Book was purchased as a gift for a loved one. I cannot offer a review.Published 3 months ago by jeff
Love all the books. They hook you in so you really want to know what happens next.Published 13 months ago by TONI BROOMAN
OK, it's candy for the brain, not especially profound or the source of great insights -- but great fun, like the others in the series. Read morePublished 20 months ago by General Prospero
I love Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series. Harris is a terrific writer: entertaining, witty, observant, creative. And she tells good stories. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2013 by anon
CH should have stopped writing at book 10. I should have quit reading the series then too, as the series steadily declines after books 9 & 10.Published on Sept. 19 2013 by Leif
Yes. It was good news for me to hear that the serie would end soon after finishing this book.
I think like Sookie I am tired of going from one lover to another and to go... Read more
Loved this book.
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Absolutely adicted to this series, and can't wait to start the next book!