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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Just a brief review today because when it's the 9th book in a series it's really hard to write a review that doesn't give anything major away.

Dead and Gone brings me completely current on two series by Charlaine Harris, the Sookie Stackhouse and the Lily Bard series. It makes me want to quick read An Ice Cold Grave to bring myself current all the way around. (Yes, I know she has one more series, I don't like that one.)

So what's this one about? Things have come to a head with the faeries and the weres have decided to come out. The former takes place in secret, since faeries are not out, but the reaction to the existence of the weres take an ugly turn.

What did I think? Definitely stronger than From Dead to Worse , this one seemed to follower a smoother path to the conclusion. While there are two different storylines, Harris brings them together in the end in a way that doesn't seem as disjointed. Bill works towards redeeming himself, there is a Bubba sighting, and there is a nice little open-ended plot line with Eric. There is a lot more specific violence in this one than I remember in previous ones- as in violence against specific people as opposed to big werewolf or vampire brawls. The conclusion has shades of Iron Kissed for me, and I wonder if the great response to that influenced her. Overall, a good entry in the series with enjough of a hook to leave me wanting the next one.

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Ace Hardcover
320 pages


  1. This reminds me that I need to get to work on the Sookie challenge!

  2. I need this book. Too bad I am so far down on the PBS list that is is crazy. :)

  3. I love being caught up on series! There are very few I can say that about.


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