In the follow up to Dead Until Dark, telepathic friend of the undead (and vampire bar cocktail waitress) Sookie Stackhouse puts her newfound powers to the test. After an unfortunate incident, Sookie finds herself beholden to a group of Louisiana vampires. So she agrees to travel to Dallas with her undead boyfriend Bill and track down a missing vamp, but only if the vampires promise to let local humans go unharmed. That seems easier said than done when an upstart religious cult threatens to destroy all things vampire - including Sookie, who is quickly scheduled for sacrifice.
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"This is one terrific read." (KLIATT)
Another murder has occurred in Bon Temps. Lafayette, the cook at Merlottes, where Sookie works, is found dead, with his heart cut out in the back of a local detective's car.
Then Sookie is accosted by another creature of the night called an ancient Maenad who attacks, poisons, and almost kills her. The vampires, Bill, Eric, and Pam, save her. When this happened she was on her way to meet them for an assignment. In the previous novel she had agreed to take assignments to help them using her telepathic powers.
A vampire in Dallas has gone missing and Eric, the head Vampire, asks Sookie to help locate him. In Dallas she learns about a group called the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire hate church. Sounds like some other fanatical religious groups. Sookie must find the missing vampire and then get back to Bon Temps to solve the murder of Lafayette.
I am getting hooked on the Sookie series and captivated by the world the author has created. Harris (the author) continues to draw the reader in with more tidbits about vampires and their habits and how they relate to humans. Sookie is quirky, witty, lovable and a fun character who has a sexy, although blah, Vampire love interest named Bill. Sam, Sookie's boss, is a shape shifter who we met in the first book.
The books are light, funny and fast-paced. They are fun to read, with laugh out loud pages. I'd highly recommend them to anyone who likes paranormal/romance/ mystery or just a really fun read but don’t try to compare them to something else. Let them stand on their own.
Couldn't put the book down.
Yes. I Like Parker.
Little bit of both.
These books are just plain fun to listen too. The narrator is fantastic. The books suck you in for sure. I am on number 7 and didnt start listenting to them until this month. If you are looking for something fun to listen too this series is it for sure.
It was a little short and the sub-story in her hometown was anti-climactic and weird.
Yes - it had great links to the other stories.
I love her voice and her southern accent.
Say something about yourself!
I've loved this series since I started listening to them. I have nothing but good things to say about this specific title. It was engaging and fast paced and as usual, Johanna Parker's narration was fabulous.
I will stick with the series. The story is still better than most.
I confess, I'm looking for a vampire for myself.
I liked this book in the series since it was set somewhere different. I love the character of Eric and looked forward to his interactions with Sookie throughout the book. Bill who?? ;) Great story and performance.
I would try another book as I like the character Sookie and the humor. But the violence in the book was a real turn off. I was very reluctant to read book 3.
Johanna Parker is excellent.
The book had too much violence. did she need to describe every drop of bllod? every broken bone?
To me she is Sookie, But she also has good voices for the other characters.
I've never read the printed book, but I find many of the modern Audio books better then the printed book. Older audio books were dry reads but today we have more voice acting done. They are almost to the quality of a radio drama. I wouldn't say this one goes that far but the narrator does well with the accents and subtle voice changes for different characters.
Sookie Stackhouse, she's a strong female character.
Brings the characters to life. If you don't have a mind that will give them 3D from reading a audiobook may and in this case Johanna Parker did just that.
I didn't get in to this series till True Blood had come out. I like both the TV show and the books allot. I feel that after the first TV series the two have gone there separate ways. I think the TV show is still good but would of been better staying true to the books. This book is superior to the TV show.
Retired executive loves biking, hiking, skiing, sailing, photography, playing tennis, listening to my eclectic music collection & my wife
No. However, I never watch a movie twice or read a book twice.
Sookie is fabulous, down to earth, a
Yes. She brings the character's to life. The author has written a good story and the reader makes it real. She is one of the reasons I will buy more of these books.
Sexy beats Dead.
I listen to books when I am doing long workouts. These books make me want to work out more.
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