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A Longer Fall

(Gunnie Rose #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,370 ratings  ·  314 reviews

291 pages
Published January 14th 2020
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
A soft 3 stars here. Review first posted on

Charlaine Harris’s GUNNIE ROSE series has already merged Old West, Russian magicians (called “grigori” in a nod to Rasputin), and alternative history; the setting is mid-twentieth century North America, in which the United States has fractured into multiple nations, including the “Holy Russian Empire,” with Tsar Alexei at its head, taking over what used to be California and Oregon. In A Longer Fall, the second book in the
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This is an AU fantasy western. I haven't read the first book in the series but was able to figure most everything out and jump right into the story-- for what there was.

Rose is guarding a chest on a train with a bunch of other mercenaries. This being a novel, everything goes wrong, there's an explosion, a bunch of people die, and the chest disappears. Whoops.

While tracking the chest down, Rose encounters a Russian wizard prince with whom
A LONGER FALL by Charlaine Harris is the second book in the new Gunnie Rose series. This series spans several genres including urban fantasy, western, alternate history, and thriller with magic adding another level.

The story begins with our protagonist Lizbeth Rose (Gunnie Rose) on a train heading from Texoma to the country of Dixie with a new gunnie crew guarding a crate they need to deliver in Sally, a town in Dixie. By the end of the first chapter there has been an explosion and the train has
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Western gunslinger woman, Russian Mob type wizard, dead bones, train robberies, slavery, bloodhounds, backstabbing, dead bodies and alligators. The West is indeed a wild place in this series. A good continuation of the series with many open ends when it’s done.
Liz is back and she’s working to guard a box traveling on a train with a new crew. Things happen as they do often on trains in the Westerns, bullets fly, people die and Liz is left bewildered. Till Eli shows up out of the blue looking
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the first book in this series. It wasn't something different and slightly strange and a whole lot entertaining, which is why, when I saw A Longer Fall, I didn't hesitate to pick it up.

This had everything I loved in book one and just expanded on it. More magic, more danger, more adventure and more romance. I truly am in love with the world that Harris has created and so very glad that I decided to take a chance on this author again because this series really is one that all her
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I had a great time with this book! After enjoying the first book in the Gunnie Rose series, An Easy Death, I was pretty eager to jump back into this alternate world and go on another adventure with Lizbeth. The action in this book started right away and I found it to be a rather fast-paced novel. I found it impossible to put this book down and ended up reading it in a single day.

Lizbeth is working with another crew at the start of
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Longer Fall is book two in Harris’ Gunnie Rose series which envisions an alternate reality where President Roosevelt was assassinated and the country broke apart into smaller ones with the east coast (12 of the 13 original colonies) aligning with Britain and the West Coast becoming the new Holy Russian Empire loyal to the Tsar and filled with orders of Grogori (magicians).

Lizbeth Rose (or Gunnie Rose as she is known) hails from Texoma, a new nation created out of Texas and Oklahoma and is a
Jacob Proffitt
This is second in the kind of series that builds over time. So you definitely want to read in order.

Being a series makes this easier to review because if you liked the first, you'll probably enjoy this one as well. I really like Lizbeth and I was thrilled when Eli showed up and they teamed up again. The Dixie setting in an alternate universe that is post US Civil War but with Dixie being its own country with its own political and cultural system means that we're deep in the era that produced Jim
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I'm finding this series to be very intriguing. First, the heroine is kind of a badass. She's a gunnie who's starting to become famous with her ability to shoot and being the last one standing. Nothing seems to faze her. She has a good sense of right and wrong but she also has no qualms about killing people when they need killing. Lizbeth is only 19 years old and that girl is as cool as cucumber. She's the biggest reason I'm enjoying these books.

The storyline is just as intriguing. In the first
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: January 14, 2020
Actual Rating: 3 stars

Alternate History | Urban Fantasy

While I’m really enjoying this series, I felt like A Longer Fall was VERY SLOW. It took me quite a while to read this one and while I WAS interested in all the action that was happening, I have to admit much of it dragged for me. Am I shocked? Not really. Her books, while being favorites of mine, always manage to either excite me to the fullest or make me feel indifferent. This book falls in the latter.

Fantastic sequel. Really sad for the long wait til the next one. Love Lisbeth and Eli.
A Longer Fall takes place in an alternate history world of Charlaine Harris making. With all of Harris’ world building its complex and masterfully done. The former United States has fallen victim to foreign governments that have taken back chunks of territories that they previously held.

Rose, a Gunnie for hire, has taken a position protecting a trains cargo. When the train is derailed and most of the crew dead, Rose finds herself in Sally, where Eli Savarov shows up to help her. Rose has no idea
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, galleys-arcs

After the first book in this trilogy, I didn't expect very much. But I am so totally hooked on anything Charlaine writes that I just felt that I had to read this!

I tend not to like westerns and the first book was a total oater! This book mixes things up a little by getting Lizbeth (Gunnie Rose) into a different country -Dixie -on a new job. And everything is going as expected (blood and gunfire everywhere) until the train she and her new crew are on, blew up. Gunnie and her (mostly) deceased
Katie Gallagher
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you to NetGalley and Saga Press for sending me a free advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review. A Longer Fall debuted January 14th.

Oh man, I’m falling in love. There’s nothing like a book by my hero, Charlaine Harris, to do all the things–thrill, terrify, and inspire love and hate and everything in between, all with rock-solid prose. The first book in the Gunnie Rose series, An Easy Death, was a very solid four-star read for me,
The Kawaii Slartibartfast
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, this was really great! The right amount was f action, the right amount of steaminess. Harris just gets better and better as each series develops!
Joy E Perry
Jan 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
I am going to be in the minority here but i found this book really boring. I am not sure what the author`s point of this book was. The characters were not well developed at all. I couldn't even figure out what time period it was. The world was very underdeveloped. The main character Lizbeth "Gunnie" Rose was dull as could be and the love interest Eli, a wizard, had potential but there was not enough told about him. And even the sex was dull. Just when the two characters start to develop the book ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Such a great read. I’m in love with this series but hate the endings. I want my HEA damnit or at least the promise of one. I imagine I have to wait a year for the next book and that’s going to suck. In this day, I’m spoiled with binging. I’m afraid I won’t really remember the characters well when the next book comes around.
Keith  Blodgett
An awesome sequel The action is frantic and nearly non stop the sex is again there but not excessively graphic. The characters and locations are well fleshed out. I really like alternate histories. Not similar but in the vein of Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series especially how magic is an accepted part of life. The author, at least to my mind's ear, nails the dialog of the time and the people of different social and economic levels.
We're back with Lizbeth 'Gunnie' Rose and her love, the
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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I don't know how Charlaine Harris does it but she always pulls me into yet another highly addictive series! You can read my review for An Easy Death, the first book in the Gunnie Rose series, here.

This series follows Lisbeth Rose, a young gun for hire protecting people and property in an alternative history of a divided America. Lisbeth lost her crew in book one and found herself in over her head with the Holy Russian Empire and a big secret.

In book two, Lisbeth has joined up with the Lucky
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A solid follow-up to An Easy Death, unfortunately I wasn't as wowed by this book as other readers.

I really had high hopes for this book, since I loved An Easy Death so much, but I felt the plot in this sequel lacked the excitement and punch I was looking for. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of things I loved about A
I have read all of Charlaine Harris’s books, so I was pleased that the publisher approved me for an advance review copy of this new one. I didn’t know it was a dystopian, which I maxed out on some time ago, but I like this author, so I figured let’s see what she does with it. Lizbeth is a Gunnie, a gun for hire, in the dystopian version of the USA. She’s from Texoma, and is traveling to Dixie, an amalgam of something resembling the Deep South in the 1950’s. This book is also presents an ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, galleys-arcs
After the first book in this trilogy, I didn't expect very much. But I am so totally hooked on anything Charlaine writes that I just felt that I had to read this!

I tend not to like westerns and the first book was a total oater! This book mixes things up a little by getting Lizbeth (Gunnie Rose) into a different country -Dixie -on a new job. And everything is going as expected (blood and gunfire everywhere) until the train she and her new crew are on, blew up. Gunnie and her (mostly) deceased
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the Gunnie Rose series takes off shortly after Lizbeth has recovered from her adventure in the first book. She has signed on for a new job to protect and deliver a crate to someone in Dixie, and it doesn’t take long before her new job and crew are in peril. The contents of the crate, which are unknown to Lizbeth, potentially could cause massive upheaval in Dixie and there are a lot of people who are willing to kill to control it. Lizbeth is not surprised to find her grigori ...more
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not familiar with Charlaine Harris' latest series, Gunnie Rose, until I got an ARC of A Longer Fall from NetGalley. This is the second in the series. That's an awkward place to jump in; however, it was fascinating and made me eager to get a copy of the first, An Easy Death.

The world of Gunnie Lizbeth Rose, a 19-year-old mercenary, is an altered 1930s America. (Alternate history is generally a pretty good place to start for me.) The Great Depression and the assassination of Franklin
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was a fan of this author’s Sookie Stackhouse series, but I haven’t read anything by her since. This series seemed interesting, and I picked up the first book. I liked it well enough to read the second. The author has a way with words that make you see everything going on just like you are there, and this series is no exception. I feel like I’m in an alternative western with magic, and you survive by your wits or magic. In this installment, Gunnie is with a new crew guarding a crate, things ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Longer Fall starts slow, builds up speed and takes us crashing into a fantastic read. This book is better if you’ve read the first An Easy Death as the world building is better explained there. The author has created a vivid landscape where your imagination can immediately see what the author intends. This book is filled with beauty and horror and I absolutely loved it. I look forward to more in this world.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a great sequel to the first book in the series -nice continuation of some previous plot items, but I think I would have known whats going on anyway. I also liked that it was very different from the first book as far as plot - it wasn't just the same story rehashed.

The story starts on a train. Lizbeth has been hired by a new crew, and they are taking a mysterious chest to Dixie, which does not sound like a nice place to go (and turns out that is correct). All goes well until it doesn't
Tracy Smyth
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book I hope there are more in this series
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it! The story line is a good mix of danger, shooting, magic, and adventure! The wild, wild West with the Russian grigoris! 3.5 stars!
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry

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Gunnie Rose (3 books)
  • An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
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