"Dead and Gone" is the 9th book in Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries series. It was first published on May 5, 2009 in the United States and has received an Honorable Mention in the 2009 Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature (P.E.A.R.L.) for the Overall Best Paranormal... read more
Sookie Stackhouse is very much involved in the supernatural world: she's blood-bound to the area Sheriff of the vamps, a friend to the local Werewolf pack, works for a man who is a Shifter, and has a brother who is a Were-Panther… and now she finds out that she has a fairy great-grandfather.... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Sookie Stackhouse is very much involved in the supernatural world: she's blood-bound to the area Sheriff of the vamps, a friend to the local Werewolf pack, works for a man who is a Shifter, and has a brother who is a Were-Panther… and now she finds out that she has a fairy great-grandfather.
The world hasn't even fully recovered from the Great Revelation of the existence of Vampires when the Weres and Shifters decide to come out in the open as well.
Problems begin when Sookie's fairy great-grandfather tells her the faeries are at war, and her were-panther sister-in-law, Crystal, is found crucified in the back of Merlotte's. Sookie thinks the murder might be a hate crime against the shifters, but when was anything just as simple as that in Bon Temps?
“I don´t know that anyone is worthless," I said. "Though I have to admit, if I had to pick one person to get in a lifeboat with me, she wouldn´t have made even my long list.”Sookie Stackhouse
“Eric, when I’m back to being myself, I’m going to nail your ass for putting me in this position of being pledged to you.” “Darling, you can nail my ass anytime,” he said charmingly, and turned to go back to his table. Pam rolled her eyes. “You two,” she said.”Sookie, Eric, Pam
“Before the past two years (maybe even less if I counted down the months), I'd never laid a finger on another person in anger, aside from hitting Jason in the stomach with my plastic baseball bat when he tore my Barbie's hair out.”Sookie Stackhouse
“I realized that I was really tired of people popping on and off of my property like it was a train station on the supernatural railroad.”Sookie Stackhouse
“We were worried about Adam and Steve", a baptist minister said. "Should we have been more worried about Rover and Fluffy?”
Don’t you just hate nights like that, when you think over every mistake you’ve made, every hurt you’ve received, every bit of meanness you’ve dealt out? There’s no profit in it, no point to it, and you need sleep.Highlighted by 308 Kindle customers
“The curse contained within the witch, the curse that activated when Clancy killed her . . . it was that I would be close to my heart’s desire without ever realizing it. A terrible curse and one that Hallow must have constructed with great subtlety. We found it dog-eared in her spell book.”Highlighted by 155 Kindle customers
That’s when you get the angriest, isn’t it? When you know you’ve done something stupid?Highlighted by 140 Kindle customers
“Sweetheart,” Bill said, very formally, “I have always loved you, and I will be proud to die in your service. When I’m gone, say a prayer for me in a real church.”Highlighted by 129 Kindle customers
He kissed my forehead. “But you did live. And they died. And you are mine, and you will be mine. They will not get you.”Highlighted by 126 Kindle customers
As I watched Bill, waiting with apparent calm for death to come to him, I had a flash of him as I’d known him: the first vampire I’d ever met, the first man I’d ever gone to bed with, the first suitor I’d ever loved. Everything that followed had tainted those memories, but for one moment I saw him clearly, and I loved him again.Highlighted by 109 Kindle customers
“The vampire is not a bad man, and he loves you,” Niall said.Highlighted by 93 Kindle customers
“Fairy, I leave cleaning this place to you,” Eric said. “Your great-granddaughter is my woman, mine and mine alone. I’ll take her to her home.”Highlighted by 53 Kindle customers
lycanthropically inclined (a werewolf), and probably one or two I’d completely forgotten.Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
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