Price: £ 18.99 (hardback)
And so, we have come to the end of an era! I really and truly have enjoyed all of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and I for one am very sad that CH has decided to make them no more. I feel like I have watched Sookie change and develop over years as you would a friend or relative as they grow up and experience a bunch of crazy shit! I'll miss her and Eric and Bill and Pam and Eric and Sam and Tara and did I say Eric?
Anyway, on with this book...
It's really different from the other SVM books from the start and that is pretty damn awesome. It's fun to see CH experimenting with a new style and approach to make the final novel really different! The entire thing isn't seen through the eyes of Sookie and it isn't all written in the first person. That makes it even more entertaining and interesting in my eyes.
As always there is action, romance, twists and adventure and that is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. There are cameo appearances by pretty much every character you would expect to see and that's nice too as you get to give them a final farewell and good luck pat on the back....I know, it seems like I think these guys are real, but when you have dedicated as many hours to them as I have you would too!
The ending of the book has brought some controversy if the press are to be believed and to an extent I can see why. There are some die hard mental fans out there who, I'd imagine wanted to see something else happen. In my mind there were 2, maybe 3 ways CH could finish the series. For me any of them would have worked...I would have been satisfied with one over the others but, I would have been delighted with any of them and so I am! The ending is one of the main options I expected and I am most pleased with it.
If you are a fan of the series, read it, you have to reach the conclusion and if you haven't delved in to these books before why not give them a shot?