Things are getting dark in the Sookieverse. Lots of action (almost non-stop), loads of awful things happening, and of course Alcide Herveaux has gotten himself well and truly written off and out of the running (in my humble opinion... I just can't concieve of Sookie taking him on now or ever). It's unfortunate because at the beginning he seemed really promising, but the more I get to know him the more repugnant he is. Eric has gained some points and is actually being quite sweet, I feel really sorry for Quinn who just doesn't seem to get a break, Bill still impresses me with his constancy but he really doesn't have a chance, and last but not least my favorite Sam has consistently proven his worth (though I really shouldn't get my hopes up).
This book in a way was a Spring Cleaning kind of book. A whole bunch of loose ends were taken care of (quite satisfactorily), with the promise of some good things to come. Naturally, it won't stay that way.