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 advance reader copy of this book through the library where I work. All opinions are my own.
In this newest sure-to-be-a-series from Charlaine Harris, we are introduced to Lizbeth Rose, a 19-year-old gunslinger in a post-apocalyptic, alternate-history Texas.
In Texoma (Texas + Oklahoma, presumably), infrastructure has been crumbling ever since President Roosevelt was assassinated and the former United States fell apart. North America now features several nations in addition to ...more
4.5 of 5 stars
I had such a good time with An Easy Death – it’s one of those books that is, well, frankly, easy. Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to get along with and it has a great central character that I’ve already become attached to and can’t wait to read more from.
An Easy Death brings to us an alternative post apocalyptic America with a Wild West feel, it has magic, shootouts and a hint of romance. The pacing is terrific and there is literally never a dull moment.
The story practically ...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
It pains me to write this review, almost as much as it pained me to finish this book. I’ve always enjoyed Charlaine Harris’ writing: the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series, Harper Connelly, Midnight, Texas. When I saw that Harris had a brand-new, what I would call, dystopian/fantasy, I was all in.
An Easy Death simply did not meet my expectations. I’ve always loved the way that Harris could make me laugh out loud through a unique dark story. While Lizbeth Rose had a constant stream of sarcasm fl ...more
I didn't get on with Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. Never the less when I read about this book before it was published, I was excited. I do love a weird western. And I absolutely loved this. Can't wait for the next one.
I might get this from the library and try it. I like alternate histories - plus magic.
But... still not over Sookie. :P
Girl has guy. Guy is killed. Girl kills killers. Walks across the desert. Kills other people. Drives across the desert. Kills more people. Walks across the desert. Kills still more people. Has sex with frenemy. Walks home. The end. Nice cover. No point.
This book was Meh - \_(ツ)_/ Not good, not bad just okay.
One thing that bothered me a lot is that we are never sure what era this book was written in - we think we know that it is at the early part of the 20th century but the language that Lizbeth uses is more 21 Century. But since this is Charlaine's world we are never sure.
The killing both with guns and with magic go on and on, stick in some trekking through the desert not knowing if you are going to live, add in a secret Eli/Ilya is withholdin ...more