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All The Dead Shall Weep

The fifth exciting adventure in NYT bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Gunnie Rose series!

Set in a fractured and lawless United States, Lizbeth Rose makes her living as a hired gun/bodyguard. It's a hardscrabble existence, but Lizbeth has managed to stay alive, fall in love, marry, and is looking forward to spending time with her half-sister, Felicia, visiting from San Diego, now known as the seat of the Holy Russian Empire. But nothing stays calm in Lizbeth's unstable world for long.

Charlaine Harris is an auto-buy author for me. This series is as bingeable as her others, but I think her most unique. It's hard to categorize as it's many things--a dystopian alternative history fantasy western with magic and dangerous politics. The world-building is fantastic, gritty, and full of quirks, danger, and compelling characters. It's not my typical reading, but Harris has made me love this wild, weird world, and I look forward to each new installment.

I love a strong FMC with flaws and complexities, and we get two in this series. Lizbeth is no-nonsense, highly skilled, and even though she has had to kill to survive, she has a heart and a conscience. Felicia is young but wise beyond her years, loyal, and coming into her own with her powerful magic. This time, the story is told in dual POV of Lizbeth and Felicia, and it worked! We see them spend more time together, their relationship deepening, and we get more of a look at Lizbeth's life at home instead of on the road working jobs. There is more emphasis on the characters and their relationships, and the storyline sets up big events coming in the series, but it's still action-packed. I don't want to avoid spoilers, but it is Charlaine Harris, so you can expect a few knockouts and jaw-droppers! I loved this, and I cannot wait for the next one!

Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books Saga Press for the gifted ARC

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Following the murderous events of the "gripping…thrill-ride" (Karin Slaughter) Serpent of Heaven, Lizbeth Rose is awaiting the arrival of her sister Felicia and her husband's younger brother Eli in Texoma. Both needed to leave the seat of the Holy Russian Empire in San Diego after Felicia's burgeoning wizardly power in death magic became the reason for kidnapping and assassination attempts from her mother's family of high-powered wizards in Mexico.

Yet bad news has traveled ahead of them, as Eli is called back to San Diego, taking Peter along with him, splitting them apart in more ways than one as their enemies' plans for revenge come to fruition. In this fifth installment in the beloved and bestselling Gunnie Rose series, #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charlaine Harris has crafted a family drama of murderous and magical thrills.

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