Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life -Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam-are having family problems. Eric’s... read more
Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life -Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam-are having family problems. Eric’s... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life -Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam-are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place…or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments to show. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passersby in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of ther distant relatives.
Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009's Dead and Gone, Sookie Stackhouse struggles with paranormal politics in her entertaining if slow-moving 10th outing. When Claudine's twin, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric's maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire.
After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry...
“I realize that it's silly to feel like you're on the shelf at twenty-seven. But I had missed some prime time and I was increasingly conscious of that fact.”Sookie Stackhouse
“I like to watch you get dressed. I like to watch you undress. I like to watch your hands when you're doing this to me. Oh!”Sookie Stackhouse
“'Dude, I'm not gay," Terry said, and the expression on Claude's face was priceless.”Terry Bellefleur
“Claude was shirtless. At least he was wearing drawstring pants with the Dallas Cowboys all over them. Ha! He wished!”Sookie Stackhouse
“I love you. Nothing you do or say will change that. If you asked me to bury a body for you--or to make a body--I would do it without a qualm.”Bill Compton
“Jump.”Eric Northman (to Sookie)
“This didn’t sound too promising. My corpse was way more urgent. Not to mention the sex.”Sookie Stackhouse
“While you were with Neave and Lochlan, I suffered with you. I hurt with you. I bled with you—not only because we’re bonded, but because of the love I have for you.”Eric Northman
“We’ve got some bad history between us, Bill, but you’ll always have a special place in my heart.”Sookie Stackhouse
“I know you are fully aware of how to take care of a fairy who gives you trouble.”Eric Northman
“Please don’t trouble yourselves, but I thank you for your concern. I’m feeling better already now that I’m with my brother. I don’t feel as if I’ll suddenly do something . . . regrettable.”Alexei
“Maybe I’m developing a cousinly concern for you.'' "Maybe pigs will fly.”Claude, Sookie
“I love spring for all the obvious reasons. I love the flowers blooming; I love the birds twittering; I love the squirrels scampering across my yard. I love the sound of werewolves howling in the distance. No, just kidding.”Sookie Stackhouse
“In my darkest moments-and this was one of them-I wondered if my life was worth the price that had been paid for it.”Sookie Stackhouse
“It's not that I approve of murder-but some people just beg to be killed, don't they?”Sookie Stackhouse
“I hurt with you. I bled with you—not only because we’re bonded, but because of the love I have for you.”Highlighted by 218 Kindle customers
I don’t think falling in love has much to do with the worth of the object of love.Highlighted by 214 Kindle customers
“I love you,” Eric said in a drained voice. “And you are my wife, in the only way that matters to me.”Highlighted by 152 Kindle customers
“Pam. Listen.” “The phone is pressed to my ear. Speak.” “Appius Livius Ocella just dropped in.” “Fuck a zombie!”Highlighted by 147 Kindle customers
“My lover, I came in too close to dawn to wake you, though I was tempted. Your house is full of strange men. A fairy upstairs and a little child downstairs—but as long as there’s not one in my lady’s chamber, I can stand it. I need to talk to you when I rise.” It was signed, in a large scrawl, “ERIC.”Highlighted by 131 Kindle customers
Though I didn’t mind being by myself from time to time—in fact, I enjoyed it—I’d had a little too much of it lately. And being alone is a lot more fun if it’s optional.Highlighted by 123 Kindle customers
“I love you,” he said. “Nothing you do or say will change that. If you asked me to bury a body for you—or to make a body—I would do it without a qualm.”Highlighted by 123 Kindle customers
“ ‘Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven,’ ” Pam said. I knew she was quoting someone, but I didn’t have a clue who it was.Highlighted by 90 Kindle customers
epicene about Eric. He wears jeans and T-shirts, mostly, but I’ve seen him in a suit. GQ missed a good thing when Eric decided his talents lay in building a business empire rather than modeling.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
tsarevitch, and I knew that despite his hemophilia, that childhood must have contained some glorious moments.Highlighted by 25 Kindle customers
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