The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBOs True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBCs Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thrillerthe first in the Gunnie Rose seriescentered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and theyre at a desperate crossroad, even if they wont admit it. Theyre searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Olegs blood can sa...
|Title||:||An Easy Death|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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An Easy Death Reviews
I received an ARC from the publisher, but all opinions are my own.
I must confess I've not read anything by Charlaine Harris before. It wasn't until I looked her up that I realized how prolific an author she is! I only really knew about the Sookie Stackhouse books and I don't particularly care for vampires so I didn't do my research, and that's shame on me.
Anyway, the point is that I thoroughly enjoyed An Easy Death. I could not put it down! I was just so enthralled by the world that Harris had ...more
I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it.
#1 Request to make this book better. Please give us a map to more easily reference alternate locations, it adds a LOT to frame of reference for made up boundary lines other than the current country.
I have a hard time reading books written in mostly slang speak and so right away I had a hard time getting into the flow of the book.
Is an interesting concept? Yes, completely original, I don't think so, but it's not a saturated area to work with, so that was ok. ...more
What a fun book! I usually don’t like western gunslinger themed books but I absolutely loved this one! Lizbeth (Gunnie) is an awesome character that you easily like to read about rather quickly. In a torn and divided USA, Gunnie ends up being hired by two wizards (which she is not fond of because of something in the past...no spoilers from me!) and it is at this point that the story really picks up. At this point, I could not put this book down and I ended up finishing it in one sitting. ...more
Look what just landed on my doorstep! Looks very interesting - the only question is how and when to fit it into my already overstuffed reading schedule.
As a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series I keep hoping that Charlaine Harris will put out a similar paranormal romance. This isn't it. And I should have known that when I read the synopsis. Lizbeth is a "gunnie" who protects people trying to get across the wild west. The novel is set in an alternative history, which I thought would capture my interest, but did not. Set in the early 1900s, the U.S. has crumbled and the world map has been redrawn. FDR is the last U.S. President and most of th ...more
Well that was really a fun read. Ms. Harris has hit the money spot with this series. Strong action packed, characters, magical extras and suspense with only a semi touch of romance. I really enjoyed this and want more asap.
It's hard to even know how to classify this book. It's part Weird Western, part alternate history, and part sorta urban but really rural fantasy. We never do get a year the story is set in, but I think sometime just after World War I, the United States fell apart, weakened by a major flu epidemic, a massive depression, and rival countries. The former America fragmented into several regions.
Texoma, the former states of Texas and Oklahoma with a bit more territory, is one of the new countries, an ...more
In Lizbeth's wonky world the US fell after the assassination of FDR in the 1930s, and was picked off by the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. Lizabeth Rose is a gunnie *gunslinger* who makes her living providing safe passage for folks. She and her security team escort them from Texoma (formerly the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado) to Mexico where opportunities and jobs are plentiful. Ironic twist huh?
After a bad run, Lisbeth reluctantly accepts a job from two Russian wizards e ...more