Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Sookie might just be going to have a normal relationship, well as normal as she can get. At least Quinn breathes and his heart beats.  Things are looking up and then of course disaster.

A dead body, sliced neatly in half in the bushes, a message from the queen, Bill and Eric seeking her attention and a few witches for good measure.  Oh, and her cousin Hadley, she died, the second time. 

Fast paced, more info on the politics of vampires and weres and a lot more information about witches and how they operate.  Fun, fast read which leaves you ready for the next installment.

This was the third time I had read the book and it is still enjoyable.

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

A collection of short stories featuring Sookie Stackhouse.  Fairies, weres, vamps add up to a nice read that can be taken all in a chunk or by bits and pieces.  Well written, fun and at times intriguing. Best read with a bit of knowledge of the world that Sookie lives in.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Amelia Peabody accepts that she is not a fashionable female and will never have a romance but that is okay with her.   After the death of her father she takes her small fortune and travels to Egypt to learn more of the beginning stages of archeology.  Once there she takes in a young English woman as a companion and she and Evelyn set off on the Nile.

The first of many novels in a series, the parody of early adventure and romance books from the late 1800s and early 1900s hits just the right tone.  Fast paced, full of sarcasm and humor and the requisite adventure.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Sam is shot, along with several others of the two natured so Sam ask Sookie to request a favor of a bartender/bouncer while he recuperates.  The new vamp, Charles, ends up staying at Sookie's house.
Jason has started turning furry at the full moon, Eric has questions and Bill is back in town and jealous.  Add in Tart and a very dominating vamp and Sookie has about more than she can handle. 
Fast paced and quite good.

Elizabeth Perers "He Shall Thunder in the Sky"

Another season in Egypt but this time David is in jail, Ramses is a spy, Nefret is trying not to let The Family know how much she knows and of course Evelyn and Emerson think they know all.

The start of WWI tears old friends apart and causes social upheaval.   The archeological quest goes on despite all of these things happening.

A fun read with a bit of darkness that will make you laugh out loud while learning a bit about the Ancient Egyptians.  Highly recommended but as always, better if read in order of events.