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A Must for Trueblood, vampire and Charlene Harris Lovers!

  • Jun 23, 2010

Beware there may be spoilers, so stop and consider before moving on!

We're back with the amazing vampire/telepathic human couple Bill and Sookie. I was excitied to learn that Charlene Harris, bless her heart. wrote an addition to her first Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead until Dark. Besides she couldn't just cut off the Sookie and Bill relationship, could she? I love seeing those two in action.

This book is better then even Twilight. I always am interested in a vampire novel and this one along with the others caught my interest. I do love to compate it to Twilight because Charlene uses raw emotion and power in her books while Meyer only uses the power of romance and depression.

I do the tv series they based off the books. Season two didn't exactly go as the book did but it was a nice twist. It just brings up the hype to make the other seasons better then the last.

I would recommend this book for anyone who loved the first novel. The mixture of vampires interacting among humans is just excellant. Though the entering of an anti-vampire church does make things quite a bit difficult for some vampire lovers.

The book starts with Sookie finding the dead body of the bar's cook, Layfette, in the back seat of Detective Belleflaur's car. She believes fowl play was involoved, so she begins to listen to people's thoughts.  Mean while, Bill tell's Sookie that Eric Northman, vampire sheriff of their parish has summoned them. Along their way to Eric's, Sookie is attacked by a menard. She is badly poisoned. Eric calls up a local supernatural doctor who helps heal Sookie along with the blood draining from Eric, Bill, Pam, Eric's right-hand woman, and Chow, Eric's body guard. WHile Sookie is recovering, Eric informs the two that they must go to Dallas to help a local sheriff there find a missing vampire.

In Dallas, Bill and Sookie learn that the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire church, and as well as a vampire named Godfrey may be behind the missing vampire. Sookie, along with a vamp-lover named Hugi, infilitrate the Fellowship of the Sun church. Sookie soon discovered that Hugo is a traitor.Her cover is quickly blown by the church leaders. She tries to escape the church but is badly injured. She does escape with some friendly shapeshifter help and Godfrey. After a long night, Sookie ends up back at the church to stay with Godfrey as he "meets the sun." 

That night at a welcome back party for the missing vampire, the vampire group is attacked by the Fellowship of the Sun. A few humans die and as due vampires. Sookie, unable to find her Bill, help Eric remove a bullet from his chest, a bullet that he willingly took to save her. Unable to find anything to pop the bullet out with, Sookie sucks the bullet out of Eric's chest along with a few drops of his blood she accidently drinks. Bill returns soon afterwards, after havign scared off and killed a few worshippers of the sun. Sookie gets upset over him killing humans and flys home.

Back at home, Sookie avoids Bill for some weeks. After seeing Sookie at a baseball game with her best friend, Bill follows Sookie home and they make-up. A day after that, Sookie is invitied to a sex party. She is nervous and takes Eric, since she can not find Bill. At the party, Sookie accidently listen's in to people's thoughts. She over hears soem peopel talking about how they killd Layfette. The party is holted when Bill, Detective Belleflaur, the menard, and the bar owner naems Sam are in front of the house. The menard kills the killers of Layfette and two others. Eric and Bill burn down the house and glamour the mind's of others in forgetting.






A Must for Trueblood, vampire and Charlene Harris Lovers!

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I watched the HBO series first, I'll admit it!
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I was kind of wondering where this story was going to go after reading the first book. There just didn't seem to be anywhere... but the author did a good job of continuing Sookie's story (can I say I HATE the name of the heroine. Sookie? Really? I'm not even going to point out Stackhouse.) (And who names a vampire Bill?!!??! Okay, okay...)    I must admit that the author has managed to suck (shut up) me into this series. I want to know what happens next... and then next...     …
review by . February 08, 2010
I wish I could be a New York Times bestselling author. I know Charlaine Harris is one `cause it says so on the cover of her book. And I find myself wondering, was she best-selling before or after they made the TV series? Whatever, she must've been pretty popular or why would they have used her books.      I wish... but when I read the Sookie Sackhouse novels I know I never will be. Charlaine Harris has a wonderful way with words. She creates a truly intriguing and believable …
review by . November 29, 2009
Pros: Well researched and written; intriguing and interesting.     Cons: Sometimes hard to follow all of the story archs.     The Bottom Line: Well worth the read...     Book Details:  Author: Charlaine Harris   Book Type: Soft-cover; 291 pages   Publisher: Ace Books/The Berkley Publishing Group       Publishing Date: April, 2002  Language: English   ISBN: 978-0-441-009-237 …
review by . December 29, 2008
I've only read the first four books so far, but this is my least favorite of the four. I liked the introduction to The Fellowship of the Sun, and knowing more about that. And the bellboy was a fun new character, but aside from that this one lacked something for me. It was still a great book, don't get me wrong, but I definitely prefer the others in the series so far.
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"I love the imaginative, creative world of Charlaine Harris!"
-Christine Feehan

"Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake... should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse."
-Publishers Weekly

"A delightful Southern Vampire detective series."
-Denver Post

"Charlaine Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation."
-Rocky Mountain News--This text refers to theHardcoveredition.
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ISBN-10: 0441009239
ISBN-13: 978-0441009237
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Date Published: March 26, 2002
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