This is the second book in Charlaine Harris' popular Southern Vampire Mysteries series. Telepathic vampire maven (and cocktail waitress) Sookie Stackhouse has been tasked with locating an abducted vampire and suppressing an upstart anti-undead religious cult.
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of supernatural romantic mysteries starring Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic bar maid, and a cast of vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night, the Harper Connelly series, about a girl who makes her living finding the dead, and the Lily Bard mystery series. She is married, with children.
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This is one terrific read. Harris has created a charming and winning character in Sookie Stackhouse cocktail waitress, telepath, and girlfriend of a vampire. Stackhouse lives in a different world, one where vampires, werewolves, and assorted other mythical beings actually exist. She is beholden to the local Louisiana nest of vampires and is sent by its head, Eric, to help the nest in Dallas. It seems that one of their vamps has disappeared and they need a telepath to track him and possibly save him. She dutifully follows Bill to Dallas where they stay at an interesting vampire hotel complete with windowless rooms and synthetic blood. In Dallas they discover a fanatical religious cult that is vehemently opposed to vampires and is trying to destroy them or, better yet, get them to destroy themselves. Sookie has to dive headlong into this mystery before she gets to try her hand and her mind at solving the murder of a fellow worker back home. Harris creates wonderful characters, an inventive plot, and terrific situations. She has a real feel for the world she has created and allows the willing suspension of disbelief to do its job. Her work is reminiscent of Laurel Hamilton and her Anita Blake series but much less dense. It also reminds a reader of Tanya Huff's work and has the same light touch. There is plenty of sexual tension between Sookie and her boyfriend but also between Sookie and Eric, who also wants her for his own. At the same time there is a joy and an innocence about the work that make it very appealing. (A Southern Vampire Novel) Category: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. KLIATT Codes: SA Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002,Berkley, Ace, 262p., , Philadelphia, PA
Charlaine Harris delivers both horror and humor as seen from the unique perspective of rural America.
A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that's hard to put down, and should not be missed.
Highly original, extraordinarily riveting, erotic, and exotic . . . Charlaine Harris weaves storytelling magic in a tale of vampires and small-town Louisiana.
"Highly original, extraordinarily riveting..." --Lynn Hightower
"Absorbing." --Romantic Times
Series: Sookie Stackhouse Novels (Paperback)
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: March 2002
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.141