Sookie finds a naked man on the side of the road. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who--or what--he is, but Sookie knows. He's the vampire Eric Northman--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. However, it soon becomes obvious that whoever took his memory now wants his life. Reissue.Sookie finds a naked man on the side of the road. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who--or what--he is, but Sookie knows. He's the vampire Eric Northman--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. However, it soon becomes obvious that whoever took his memory now wants his life. Reissue.Read Less
This book is one that will make you hunger for the next book of the series to come out! It has a little of everything in it.
Apr 1, 2010
Dead To The World, Book 4
The supernatural world is further opened up to include witches and others, (a surprise when you learn about the siblings Claudine and Claude), when Sookie Stackhouse drives upon a half naked man running on the side of the road, on New Years night. Turns out that the nearly irresistible man is not a man, but the vampire Eric Northman, and he has no memory of anything. After the New Years party at Merlotte?s, Jason Stackhouse goes home with Crystal, a shifter, and disappears. Things are suspicious because his flashy truck is parked with the door left open and there?s blood stained on his property. The people of Bon Temps think the worst. Sookie is the one who will end up doing all the police?s footwork, again. What choice does she have? Jason is the only family she has.
Sookie has broken up with the vampire Bill Compton, after he answered the call of his maker Lorena, (cheated on Sookie). She has rescinded both Bill?s and Eric?s invitation. Her introduction into the world of Weres and Shifters is blown wide open when she learns of the nearby community Hotshot. Her previous relationship with the hot and muscley Alcide does not hurt any either! Their leader Calvin Norris is very interested in Sookie, but she has feelings for Alcide. Her feelings for Calvin are familiar and homey. Now she is torn between Bill, Eric, Alcide, and the persistent advances of Calvin. (Not bad for a girl who has not had any boyfriend or sex until just recently.)
Sookie and Bill?s relationship is scarred deeper by the events that happened in Mississippi. In Bill?s rescue, they were trapped in the trunk of a car, were Sookie was feed upon and raped until Bill came to his senses. Considering Sookie?s childhood molestation from her uncle, this is irreparably detrimental. It was Debbie Pelt who locked her in with Bill. What will Alcide do if he ever finds out? Will he see Debbie?s true dark nature? How much of a threat to Sookie is Debbie?
Cursed, Eric is a completely different vampire, (and ooohh so yummy!) Eric is forced to hide out at Sookie?s house, because the witches, who cursed him with amnesia, are looking for him. The coven?s leader, Hallow gets too close when she shows up at Merlotte?s with her brother. Also there are wanted posters all over town with a $50,000 reward, with Eric?s picture on them.
There are some traumatic and very surprising events for Sookie, for those she works with, and for those she loves. After reading the last sentence of ?Dead To The World?, you will immediately pick up ?Dead As A Doornail?, to find out what happens next. You will not be able to resist! With the strong leadership of Pam, what will later be known as the Witch War, will either be the cure to Eric?s amnesia curse, or the former Eric Northman will remain dead to the world.
Jan 29, 2009
Oh Eric, what a Viking
Love the series and enjoyed the focus on Eric and the changing dynamic between he and Sookie. Louisiana and vampires, who doesn't like that?
May 3, 2007
Another great Sookie Stackhouse story, full of great characters and a riveting plot.
Apr 22, 2007
Fun & funny, mind candy with heart
I love this "Southern vampire" series, by a talented & prolific writer. The contining saga of barmaid/waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who stayed a virgin a long time because of the "disability" of being able to read minds, and who doesn't mind sharing with the reader the things she "heard" would-be lovers thinking, is funny and very human. Sookie discovers that vampires are ideal lovers because of the blessed silence that comes from having no idea what they are thinking,
The series is set in the contemporary South, with the twist that vampires have "come out" since the invention of synthetic blood that makes attacking humans obsolete, or nearly so. Harris imagines a world in which fearful creatures of legend (were-wolves, vampires, other were-beings, maenads, etc) have fully realized lives and social structures that intersect those of humans who may be intrigued, revolted or just confused by encountering the supernatural at the supermarket or strip mall.
Three-dimensional characters, laugh-out-loud funny dialogue and solid plotting consistently held this reader's interest.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-04-05 Fans of Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake looking for a lighter version of the vampire huntress should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic Louisiana gal who really wants to be normal, but suffers from a huge self-confidence problem, a case of permanent bad luck, difficult relatives and a penchant for attracting unsavory characters of the not-quite-human kind. In this fourth quirky installment in this hitherto mass-market series (after 2003's Club Dead), Sookie finds that her bad luck has taken a new turn for the worse. Sookie's love interest, Bill the vampire, runs off to Peru to do research. In his place, Sookie is stuck with Eric, Bill's boss (and head vamp for the district), who appears out of thin air buck naked with no memory of who he is or what he does. Coincidentally, Sookie's brother Jason goes missing. Less coincidentally, but more ominously, a coven of witches (who also happen to be shape-shifters and vampire blood addicts) comes rolling into the nearest big city, looking for trouble. Consistent, well-built characters and a strong, action-packed plot that will keep readers guessing to the end distinguish this frothy fusion of romance, mystery and fantasy. Agent, Joshua Bilmes at Jabberwocky. (Apr. 27) FYI: Harris is also the author of Poppy Done to Death (2003) and seven other titles in her Aurora Teagarden mystery series. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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