We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit - and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can't 'read' vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his 'child' Pam well - and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .


The Review

Book 11 in the Southern Vampire Series, this book left me with mixed feelings. Whilst I am very glad to have had my next fix of Sookie, and seeing some of her problems eliminated, and her having a new mystery to solve (the cluvial dor); it left me disappointed too. Things between Sookie and eric are left at such an awkward place and ther is just too much to ponder (Appius' arrangements, the cluvial dor what are the fairies up to..) to be happily waiting in anticipation for the next installment. Though some of the revelations in this book (how it is that Sookie and Hunter have their special gift) gives greater insight into the world of Sookie, I was not left satisfied at the end. Sookie is so isolated at the end of the book, that it worries me a bit, so I just can't wait for the next book so that I can tie up some of the loose ends. But on a lighter note, I was happy that Bubba played a great role in this book because he is one of my favourites :P

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