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Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Review by Nicki Lynch
Ace Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 0441011675
Date: 04 May 2004 List Price $19.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Charlaine Harris continues her delightful Southern Vampire series with Dead To The World, the fourth book in the series.

Once again telepathic Sookie Stackhouse is involved in an adventure with the undead. However this time her vampire boyfriend, Bill, is an ex and in South America. Just when Sookie thought she would have a quiet, if not lonely, New Year without being involved in a supernatural mystery, she sees Eric, the manager of Shreveport's premier vampire bar, running along the road to her house. When she stops to pick Eric up Sookie discovers that he has amnesia. While they haven't always been on the best of terms, she can't leave him there and takes him home.

From official release/information:

Amazon.com: From Emma Bull's War for the Oaks to Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, from The X-Files to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, creators are mixing old European myths and legends with modern American pop culture. Incorporating influences ranging from blaxploitation movies and erotic novels to tabloid staples like UFOs and Elvis, authors and directors are creating a new mythology for the strip-mall, tract-house, cell-phone America of the new millennium.

One of the best-known and best writers of the new American mythology is Charlaine Harris. Dead to the World is the fourth novel in her Anthony Award-winning Southern Vampire series. It continues the story of psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who has fallen out with her undead lover, Bill. Bill has no sooner departed for Peru, than Sookie finds the head vampire, Eric, running naked and terrified through the rural night. She helps Eric, and discovers his memory has been destroyed by a coven of unscrupulous, astonishingly powerful witches, newly arrived in her small Louisiana town, and offering a huge reward for Eric. Sookie tries to hide Eric, but her brother sees him--and immediately disappears. And Sookie finds herself caught in a war among witches, vampires, and werewolves. --Cynthia Ward

(Source: Ace)

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