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Dead To The World by Charlaine Harris

November 6th, 2008 by Debbie's World of Books

This is book 4 in the Southern Vampire series and I give this one a 4 out of 5 as well.

I’m glad I didn’t stop reading after book 1 which I didn’t really think was that great.  In this one Bill is off to Peru to do more research for his vampire database.  He and Sookie are still not back together.  One night as Sookie is going home from work she comes across Eric running down the road half naked and not remembering who he is or what happened to him.  It turns out a group of witches have come to Shreveport and threatened Eric to pay the protection money and submit to the head witch otherwise they will curse his club and run it into the ground.  When Eric’s bartender, Chow, attacks the witches they curse Eric so he doesn’t know who he is.

Pam wants Sookie to hide Eric at her place since the witches are looking for him and wouldn’t think to search her house.  Sookie’s brother, Jason, negotiates that they pay Sookie$50,000 in exchange for protecting Eric.

Then Jason disappears and Sookie is trying to figure out what happened to him.  She finds out that he was last with a were from Hotshot and goes there to see if she can get any clues as to what happened to him.  She also contacts the werewolf, Alcide, because she finds out the witches are not just witches, they are also weres and on top of that are drinking vampire blood.  So she felt his pack should know about it.

Stop reading here if you don’t want any spoilers

So while sheltering Eric, Eric actually turns out to be a decent guy when he doesn’t have his memories of being a jerk.  He and Sookie end up sleeping with each other and even seem to develop a relationship.

In the end it takes the vampires, weres and the local witches combining forces to defeat these witches trying to take over Shreveport.  At the meeting among the different groups Alcide finds out that his on again off again girlfriend, Debbie Pelt, participated in the torture of Bill in Mississippi and didn’t tell them Bill was being held captive.  So he I think the term was abjured or something along those lines so basically Debbie no longer existed to him.  After the battle when Sookie gets home Debbie is waiting for her to try and shoot her.  Eric takes the bullet meant for Sookie and gives Sookie a chance to grab a shot gun and kill Debbie.

At the battle they manage to take captive the head witch and make her remove the curse from Eric.  So he’s back to his lecherous self and doesn’t remember any of what went on so doesn’t know that he and Sookie slept with each other.  Sookie doesn’t let him know.  Turns out Jason was kidnapped by a were from Hotshot who likes the girl Jason was seeing and this were was biting Jason hoping to turn him into a were so the girl wouldn’t prefer Jason over him.

So in the end Sookie is again alone although at least Eric does leave a check for the $50,000 due her.  It’s a shame Eric goes back to being kind of a jerk.  Man does he sound hot!  :)

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