This review does not have spoilers, but the book itself (sixth in the Sookie Stackhouse romance-mystery-vampire series) definitely does: it is full of revelations about the characters and events taking place in the previous five books.
Sookie Stackhouse, the hottie waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, finds herself still without a beau. Bill, the vampire who is her ex-boyfriend, is dating someone else. Alcid, the werewolf who claimed to love her, is now also dating someone else. Eric, the powerful ex-Viking vampire, is not speaking to her. At least Quinn, the powerful weretiger, seems very interested, although Sookie no longer trusts her instincts when it comes to males.
Meanwhile, the vampire queen of Louisiana is about to make a political marriage with the vampire king of Arkansas, and Sookie is involved, since it turns out that her dead cousin Hadley had become a vampire and had a relationship with the queen. And as usual, someone is trying to kill Sookie, and she doesn’t know who or why.
Evaluation: This book is a must-read for fans of the series, since the truth comes out about all sorts of aspects of the plot. As Hamlet said to Horatio, “”There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” And this is the volume in which you’ll find out about them! The book even starts with a vignette in which Harris pokes fun at romance novels in general. She’s a witty, clever writer, no doubt about it!
Published by Ace, 2006
Husband Report: True recapitulation of conversation: Jim: What! Vampires AGAIN?!!! … Are you getting enough protein?