Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #11)

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #11)

by Charlaine Harris
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Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #11) by Charlaine Harris

Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, psychic Sookie Stackhouse learns that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot—which is much more complicated than she knows...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101514382
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 14,383
File size: 762 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.

Hometown:

Southern Arkansas

Date of Birth:

November 25, 1951

Place of Birth:

Tunica, Mississippi

Education:

B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973

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Dead Reckoning 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4314 reviews.
UIowaGirl More than 1 year ago
I bought the Nook book version of Dead Reckoning and read it pretty much straight through. Though it is another fun installment, I feel like there wasn't enough plot and character development to really warrant this book (or the price). This book occurs around two weeks after the end of the last. Too much felt like a re-hash of previous books; Eric's preoccupied, Jannalynn is vicious, Tara's pregnant, Claude is an ass. Editing was sub-par, things were repeated several times using practically the same words. Dead and Gone had a lot going on, and now the last two books were sort of slow. I understand that Ms. Harris can't have really crazy stuff happening each time, like vampire summits and fairy abductions, and maybe this is just a "set-up" book for the next installment and we'll get a jump forward next time. I certainly hope so, because character development has come to a screeching halt between Dead in the Family and Dead Reckoning.
ScarletSeraphim More than 1 year ago
I've been a devoted fan of the Southern Vampire series since began. I've waited anxiously for each new book and developed a sort of trust in Charlaine Harris; I knew there was going to be a thrilling and fun adventure between the covers. I wish I could say this book was a continuation of long term happy relationship between reader and author, but I can't. I don't know what happened here--but this book was just okay. True there are some brilliant spots, moments of terrific imagination. The twist regarding Eric's maker and the maker's meddling certainly makes the outcome of a happily ever for Sookie and Eric anything but a certainty--It's a big time OMG! revelation. There are always questions as to what will happen next at the end of a Sookie book, however, this is the first time I'm both vexed and frustrated by the ending. The story was story arc was so weak, I felt like my order for a rich descendant dessert had been snatched away leaving me with a hard granola bar, it was a huge let down. I missed the Bon Temp rhythm of everyday life that always hums under the clashes. For me those little background stories tug my mind's eye and make Sookie's world real. Perhaps this was a rush book or a bridge book as in one that begins to lay the foundation for the big finale. Who knows? But at a cost of 14.99 for 274 pages in an e-book I expected more. I'm not ready to throw in the towel, I'll be back for the last installments, disappointed I may be, but I still want to know how the story ends. I'll also be hoping the promise of ebooks being cheaper is a reality and not marketing hype for the publishers.
aruiz1229 More than 1 year ago
It seems ms. harris isn't as passionate to the sookie stackhouse series as she had been in the past. If she has grown bored with the series, she should just end it. The book was too short, could have been more developed, and while authors tend to leave books in cliff hangers, this one lacked a resolution. It was definitely not up to par with other books from the series, I was pretty disappointed. Just because a book is popular, doesn't mean the company should be milking it with these expensive prices that only result in resentful customers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think I've ever been disappointed in a Sookie book, but this one definately made me feel like I wasted my money and time. Yes, we learned about Sookie's past, and there were changes, but overall this book did nothing to really advance the storyline in a positive way. I really hope Charlaine Harris puts more into the next book.
Beverley BevenFlorez More than 1 year ago
Too many subplots without any apparent connection between them. There isn't a climax, the novel just ends abruptly. I've been a fan for many years, but this is the second novel in a row that was subpar.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this series!They will keep you entertained for hours.
PaleFenix More than 1 year ago
I really felt this book went nowhere. This could have been a short story in regards to content. The story did not progress much and nothing too exciting happened. It was pure character developement with little plot. I really hope the next book returns to the usual wonderful level of writing I have come to expect from Ms. Harris.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear @FANGBANGER, Charlaine Harris as made available the first chapter of DEAD RECKONING through her website. I read it the other day and I find it simply awesome!!!!! We even get to read a bit of ERIC in the first chapter... hehehe
Tim Lee More than 1 year ago
i have all of sookie stackhouse stories and loved them! this book seemed incomplete. it had many possibilities but other than a look at sookie's past..... that's it. what about her crazy relationships with her lovers? alcide again? where did that come from? i felt there was no depth to the story and read the book because i'm a true fan...... maybe the next one will be better......
AngieRPR More than 1 year ago
What I find sad is that people are reviewing a book based on the PRICE, most of them before it was even released, which isn't fair to others who base their reading material off reviews that are supposed to be about the BOOK. Everyone can see what the price is, we don't need reviews on it. If you don't like it, get the book from the library or wait for the price to go down! With that said, I will say that this is probably one of my favorite Sookie books. A lot of questions are answered and a lot of new questions arise. This won't be the last book. There were times I was laughing out loud and times I about wanted to cry. Can't wait for the net one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this and am walking away saying "Ms Harris didn't get the book done before her publishing deadline." Without spoiling the book I can't go into details, but will say Sookie hasn't come to any resolutions in this one there are hints but everything seems to hang for her. Eric gets to resolve some issues, and Bill comes to some realizations- but what does poor Sookie get--- nothing. Ms. Harris please take the time, write a longer book and give us some resolutions to some hanging questions next time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book publishers -- not Barnes & Noble -- set the prices on their books (hardcover, softcover, audio, and digital). Tell the publisher -- in this case Penguin Group USA -- that you object to the ebook price and will not pay it!
JC_Rubio More than 1 year ago
This book was just OK. So you get only 247 pages on this book. All the action and important parts of the plot are in the last 30-47 pages. I really hope all stuff in the first 200 pages of the book leads somewhere in the next book and that the issue between Sookie an Eric gets resolved. This book should not have been priced more than $5.
JodiJoJJ More than 1 year ago
This book did not justify the price. It is a short book that did not move the story forward- sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to not be as good as the first 10 books in this series. I went out and bought the hardcover copy this morning and read it by tonight. I did not want to put it down hoping something in it would peek my interest. I can say I am disapointed in this one.
VampireGirl0374 More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book for anyone who loves vampire stories and mysteries. Charlaine Harris is a very good writer, and when I read her stories, I feel as though I am there. In each book, Sookie goes on an adventure, but not always getting hurt or needing help to stay alive. Mrs. Harris gives lots of details about all the characters even though the story is told through Sookie's eyes and mind. 'Dead in the Family' was not as exciting as the other novels, but it gave us lots of information that we need for the upcoming story. Plus it left us hanging with an important question. I am very excited to get 'Dead Reckoning' in hopes that my question will be answered. This book and the next 2 in her series are destined to be worth the wait.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Dead Reckoning is the eleventh full-length novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Sookie decides to clean out her attic, and that uncovers something both exciting and disturbing. Both Eric and Sam are noticing the effects of competition in the form of a roadhouse and a Vampire club opened by Victor Madden, new regent of Louisiana. A Molotov cocktail, a quartet of thugs high on Vampire blood and a crazy gun-wielding attacker don’t help business at Merlottes. Sookie learns quite a bit about her fae history, is unhappy that Eric seems to be keeping a big secret from her, and wonders why the fae left on this side of the faery portal are gathering at the Hooligans club. Sookie has quite a few houseguests, who get their marching orders when they interfere just a bit too much in her life; she finds herself naked under a house with a vampire and finds a naked were in her bed. A body is disposed of in a rather novel manner. Sookie hosts a baby shower and learns the source of her telepathy; she takes part in an assassination and realises her dismay at how much the vampires enjoy the killing. This instalment has plenty of action and intrigue and quite a few unresolved issues for the next book in the series, Deadlocked.
EE More than 1 year ago
It was perfect Sookie. I loved every page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in locating samanthas crying running towards her
Tribute_Books_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Reading a Sookie Stackhouse novel is like sitting down with an old friend. She's such a likable character. You feel like you know her even though she only exists on the page. A down home Southern girl, she enjoys her Dairy Queen ice cream while making sure her toenails are brightly painted at all times. At heart, she's a girly girl, yet she's real and easy to relate to. In Charlaine Harris' 11th installment of the continuing saga that inspired the hit HBO series True Blood, Sookie is once again running for her life against humans, vampires, werewolves, shape shifters and fairies. Merlotte's bar is firebombed leaving her with a singed ponytail and rattled nerves. She is repeatedly attacked by the newly released Sandra Pelt whose sister she killed. Her vampire "husband," Eric, is keeping a monumental secret that will affect their romantic relationship. Not to mention his club, Fangtasia, is struggling under the reign of the new Louisiana regent, Victor. Things are looking pretty bleak. Over the course of the series, Sookie has grown from a naive, socially isolated telepath to a pawn in a supernatural power struggle to a more jaded, cynical combatant. Still reeling from the effects of being subjected to fairy torture, Harris begins to portray her heroine as a hardened survivor. She realizes that she now belongs among the ranks of those who have taken a life. Her innocence is replaced by a skeptical and suspicious worldview. Yet underneath the surface, the same sweet Sookie remains. Her first vampire boyfriend, Bill, used her to advance his career. Her Gran never revealed her hidden fairy heritage. Her lover, Eric, tricked her into a blood bond. Yet, she still holds onto an optimistic outlook. That's why you keep coming back to these stories to see how she is going to battle though the next catastrophe. As the series progresses, I feel it has "jumped the shark" a bit. Dead Reckoning and the previous novel, Dead in the Family, are a tad jumbled and convoluted in storyline. It seems that there are just too many supernatural communities to keep track of - that it's hard to catch up with all of the pertinent characters in one book. Instead, they all tend to make cameo appearances. Sookie's brother, Jason, is briefly mentioned as he drives by in his truck. Amelia, the witch, arrives back in Bon Temps only to be thrown out of Sookie's house. Alcide, the werewolf, fulfills his shirtless scene requirement then exits stage left. There are too many people to touch base with in only 325 pages. And it's a shame because that's where Harris connects with her readers - through the memorable, distinctive personalities that inhabit her novels. Whether it is the town drunk, Jane Bodehouse, sitting at Merlotte's bar or Pam the vampire's sarcastic one-liners, we look forward to reconnecting with these characters when we pick up the latest Sookie Stackhouse book. Unfortunately, in this go-around, we're left with quick glimpses of the cast instead of any lengthy, back porch conversations. Overall, Dead Reckoning advances the narrative, of the Sookie Stackhouse series as a whole, setting up what looks to be an interesting book #12. However, as a stand alone book, it is creatively tapped out.
KandyLee More than 1 year ago
I bought the book today, I'm only on page 48 and can not find the patience to follow her inconsistency throughout the paragraphs. I have been a reader and follower of her books since the first day it has come out, I'm truly disappointed that her books no longer has passion in them and that her heart and mind is now set on making money. I don't like her Trueblood series, they do not follow the books are ridiculous to watch. I don't know if I will finish this book or if I will purchase the rest of her series. I'm really sad, I guess I'll stick to other good writers like Laurel Hamilton. :(
Valerie Hall More than 1 year ago
I rated this one star and a need change back for it. this book sucka!!!!!!!!!
Cecilia Williams More than 1 year ago
If ur gnna offer samples fr free,then u should skip all the fluff. Ths one fr example,says 23pges,however,only 7 of those pges are the actual STORY!.........smh.....
Makenzie Troiani More than 1 year ago
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MEsp2011 More than 1 year ago
Poor Sookie, I'm surprised it's taken this long for that poor girl to start to crack...lol. Ms. Harris was born for this and this series is proof of her incredible writing skills. I've enjoyed every book in this series and am a True Blood junkie. I wish HBO was truer to the books, but it is very enjoyable in it's own right.