With less than two weeks to go, I’d pretty much given up hope that the publisher might see sense and release something….ANYTHING…to generate some buzz for this damn book.
It seems the marketing department have finally realised that keeping it in a dusty box under the bed probably won’t cut it. Penguin have released Dead Ever After’s prologue on their official site, and it’s kind of juicy.
WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD. OBVIOUSLY.
So it seems we have the set up for a good versus evil showdown of epic proportions in the pipeline.
- Cope Carmichael (Amelia’s father) and Tyrese have sold their souls to a devil for a questionable price.
- Mr Cataliades is all over “Just call me Cope” like white on rice.
- It’s highly likely that Cope’s rage at not obtaining the cluveil dor before Sookie used it will result in her having the crap bashed out of her…again.
- The Devil saw fit to inhabit the body of someone “standing behind” Sookie either just before, or at the time she was using the CD on Sam. At that time, both Alcide and Eric were in her immediate proximity. Now I’m wondering who else has “sold their soul”…
- Steve Newlin is off sunning himself on the beach somewhere, lamenting opportunities lost when he’s approached by a man who fits the physical description of Johan Glassport – Sophie-Anne’s lawyer from All Together Dead. Glassport specialised in vampire law. Cast your mind back, and you’ll recall that Mr Glassport was seriously injured in Steve Newlin’s bombing of the hotel in Rhodes – and swore to exact revenge. Now he’s accosting an unsuspecting Newlin on a beach. Chew that over for a bit.
- Amelia has once again proven that she has a yap-hole the size of the Grand Canyon, and is not to be trusted for any reason whatsoever. She MUST be the Crappiest Friend, Ever.
- This Devil is all up on Sookie – he knows who she is, and finds her “interesting”. Just add the devil to an endless list of supes who can’t seem to resist the charms of everyone’s favourite telepathic waitress
- Crossroads are mentioned as preferred meeting places for the devil. This adds some clarity to the frequent references in earlier books to a crossroads existing outside Hot Shot.
There’s quite a bit to digest here, for a prologue. It certainly seems like the set up for something rather awesome – what do you think?