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Undeading Bells

(Fred, the Vampire Accountant #6)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,490 ratings  ·  118 reviews
After surviving countless perils and dangers, including an examination by the Blood Council, Fred is preparing to take on his most important adventure to date: marrying Krystal. That is, if he can get everything handled in time. Visiting Boarback, hiring new staff, clearing out his schedule for a honeymoon; there’s no shortage of tasks to check off before the big day arriv ...more
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published December 18th 2019 by REUTS Publications, LLC. (first published December 17th 2019)
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4.5 stars

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The Fred stories are told from a first person point of view as Fred writes down the story of his life. Nothing is ever easy when Fred and the gang are involved and even something, like Fred and Krystal’s wedding, is no different.

Somewhere Old
The story start with Fred and Krystal going to Boarback to find what they need for their wedding. With the number of paranormal guests, what better than a city dedicated entirely to paranormals. Fred al
Mary Catelli
Fred, the Vampire Accountant book 6. Spoilers ahead for the earlier ones.

This is the wedding one. However, it is, as usual, incidents in the life of Fred, the Vampire Accountant. He mentions that there are things he must get out of the way before the wedding, but they are not all intrinsically bound to it. Like the first person to ask Amy for financing and the attempt to hire another paranormal to train as an accountant -- both of which get interesting. Looking for venues also features. The Bloo
Wiebke (1book1review)
Wit hevery new installment in the series I am amazed that it is still as captivating and good as the first one. The events in this one really grabbed me and made me love the characters even more. Highly recommend this series.
As usual I listened to it and the performance is consistently good.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Book 6 of this running comedic fantasy series, like the title suggests, finds Fred preparing for his wedding. I would not read this series out of order, so if you are reading this you are already familiar with the set-up, several novellas wended together by a common theme. I am definitely a fan of the series, but I think the stories are each well done and expertly crafted together. This collection in particular has good titles. The group adopts new companions, faces new and old foes, and clueles ...more
Timothy Boyd
Very nice and different supernatural story. Good humor and some interesting ideas. Fun read. Recommended
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I love your work! I read your Super powereds series too and I enjoyed that as well. I don’t know whether continuing either series would be wise, but I think you would have to sandbag your writing for me to actually be disappointed. I ... just love the characters you created. I can only hope to pull off something so good, but I’ll settle for even a fraction. Thank you for writing this series and please keep up the good work.
Wa Majorowicz
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great ending to a first act

Six books for a first act, you might think me mad. However, we are talking about beings that can count their lifespan in millennia. At this point, if my math is correct, we're only six years into this story, so I feel justified in that assessment. Drew has an amazing gift for character creation, and this series contains some of my favorites. My only slight disappointment is a major spoiler, and has more to with character change than anything I would fault the book wi
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
There were sections that were very engaging, but too many that were sub par. The final conflict seemed forced and truly unnecessary. It was just there to have a conflict. I think this series may be going the way of Super Powereds in the final book.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book
Particularly fun to read the second book/chapter "Something New" a couple of days after doing an escape room.
I just love Fred and Krystal and co, and look forward to whatever happens next.
Phoebe Roberts
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
These books are just so incredible. The characters are wonderful and I love every one of them. Tears were had, laughter was loud. Everything I wanted from the wedding.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loving the story of Fred. Bring on book 7!
Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again the most boring (and most awesome) vampire accountant makes time to take us on an adventure before he can take Crystal down the aisle.

Grab your best attire because Frederick Frankford Fletcher and Agent Crystal Jenkins are finally gonna tie the knot. But nothing poor Fred sets out to do, ever goes easy. If he wants to get married and have time for a honeymoon, there are certain tasks that he needs to complete before they can walk down the aisle.

First, there is finding the location, ch
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yay for Fred (and Drew Hayes)

Mr. Hayes has commented that it is hard to write a good first person narrative. That may be the case, but once again he proves that he is up to the task. The storyline progresses and we see the world developing and it’s all through the eyes of the first vampiric accountant that I’ve ever heard of. Bravo Mr. Hayes. I look forward to what comes next.
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a huge fan of the series, I was waiting not so patiently for this book and Drew Hayes didn’t dissapoint: The book is amazing! The story, same as the previous ones was narrated in Fred’s voice and another guest’s (now Amy’s). All the obstacles were there but as always Fred and Krystal and their clan succeeded, adding new friends and new challenges for future books (Is book 7 coming soon??? 🙏🙏🙏) Drew Hayes kept showing us how good he is creating interesting plots for our beloved characters to o ...more
Dave Ricchiazzi
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exactly the kind of tone and pace you've come to expect from a Fred novel. The characters are fairly flat, but it reads like getting to spend time with old friends. Perhaps this is due to no one having annoying catchphrases or other quirks that overstay their welcome, or that all of the characters seem fairly grounded and do not become caricatures of themselves. Whatever it is, the book was fun and warm and an enjoyable read. Recommended as a cute, light-hearted series that maintains its quality ...more
Kat Lebo
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
𝑼𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒔, Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Book #6
by Drew Hayes

I love Fred. What's not to love about a poor schmuck of a guy who suddenly becomes an undead immortal who must drink blood to survive, yet who never loses his morality, as opposed to losing his mortality, and whose first thought is to negotiate rather than fight, but who will jump in even when he is far out-matched to protect those he loves?

In this book, Hayes separates the action into parts, with each part having its chapter div
★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader as part of a quick takes post to catch up--emphasizing pithiness, not thoroughness.
The wedding is nigh—Fred's just got a little to take care of first. He's got to hire someone to help him deal with his rapidly expanding business, he has to submit to some tests from the Blood Council, Amy needs some help with her new business model, and so on. But the main event is the wedding—which brings out friends (old and new) and
Lunar Rabbit
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am OBSESSED with this series. Every time a new book comes out I find myself rereading them from that book back words just so I can relive the "unadventurous" tales of the House of Fred again and again. Its such a unique take on the concept of supernatural, mythical, fantasy, and paranormal genres in Modern Age America. Battles are fought through laws and treaties (although there is some action and fighting, most of which are their own legal revenues due to the expansive Parahuman cultures) and ...more
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
While you could probably enjoy this book if you haven't read the first 5, it would mean so much more if you made sure you have read those first.

I would say I spent about 70% of this book with a goofy grin plastered on my face due to the mildly cheese and absolutely adorable romance associated when a serious accountant and a firecracker agent are planning their marriage while dealing with the paranormal world.

Fred continues to accidentally build powerful alliances while trying to just be a good g
Jan 10, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Enough repetition aka please get an editor.

I know writing a review for a 6th book in the series is mostly pointless but this aspect of these books frustrates me a lot and I guess today I reached a bit of a boiling point. I feel like this is the point of the books that drags down my experience the most. While many don't seem to like the anthology style of these books, I like them because if the initial story is not very engaging I can still hold out hope that there will be one or two other storie
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Totally enjoyed this series. It was fun reading this series hope Drew Hayes writes a few more or branches of with a character or two. Strongly felt that Arch might get his own series or priority in any of the upcoming books in this same series.

I love coming of age stories and when random things make a plan come together. Honestly after reading this book, I highly hope that Netflix or Prime decide to make this into a TV series. We definitely need something light, humorous and littered with action
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
When I first started reading this series, it wasn't my favorite, it was just good, but not great, but now, I have to admit that it is one of my favorites, the humor and the situations keep taking me by surprise and defying what we expect about the genre, but still managing to satisfy.  Most of all, the character development it's amazing, and, even if at its core the characters are the same we fell in love in previous books, they keep stepping up and surprising us and making us fall in love. 

In t
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Look, if you're reading book six of a series then you know what you're in for. You have an expectations going in and, at this point in a series, you're hoping the author doesn't let you down. Well, I can assure you that Drew Hayes is on point in this installment of Fred, the vampire accountant. It's a fun read with characters that you already know and love with Al being a welcome addition to the cast. I imagine it's hard to add to a cast such as this and still make new characters interesting and ...more
D. I. Harris
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Tear-Jerking Tale Characteristic of Fred

If you're reading this, you've probably read the other five books.

This one is great. The emphasis is on Fred and Krystal's relationship, and that shines through fantastically.

There is one section in which it was very clear to me what was going on, while all the characters were in the dark. And I worry about adding more to the cast: the new character is great, but Bubba hasn't had more than a line in 3 books now.

Overall, another great book. I fully enjoye
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I pick up a new Fred the Vampire accountant book by Drew Hayes I fall even deeper in love with these characters. Hayes has such a strong grasp on these characters and where he is going with this story right now. It is such an easy and enthralling read that I can't wait for the next one to come out. I loved this story in particular as I love Fred's way of looking at the world. He is always looking for a civil way out first. Which is so refreshing in the usual, violence is the only path ...more
Warren Ayen
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great “Ending” to Fred (SPOILER)

I don’t know if he will be writing more books in the series, but, if not, this is a nearly perfect end. Fred, as always, attracts trouble, and, as always, finds a solution with his friends.

My only complaint is that Fred always wins with no real side-effects. It would have enhanced his character and relationships if (SPOILER) Asha had died instead of successfully turning. One thing I think this series needs is more failures.

Still, a fun Fred book and worth the read
Tony Hinde
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series is the equivalent of comfort food for me. The tone is calm and sensible while the subject matter is anything but.

Hayes has a strange propensity to misuse words... missing by the narrowest of margins. For example, "Trappings" doesn't refer to a place of traps, nor does "Presumptive" mean the same as presumptuous. We all know what he means, it's just odd.

The writing structure is easily consumed. Each section could be seen as a short story, although they are clearly contiguous within th
Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as eventful as previous volumes, still a fun read

Fred the accountant vampire wants nothing than to have a boring life, but trouble keeps finding him, which is good for us readers. In this volume though, he kind of gets his wish, as not very much happens compared to the previous entries, apart from a couple incidents that will have lasting effects. But it's still a fun read, and it sets things up for the next volume in this excellent series.
Scott Wozniak
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet Setup for More

This was less grand as the rest of the books (part of why I love them is the juxtaposition of his understated narrator and the epic adventures). So the stakes were smaller and therefore the emotions were less intense. But new characters joined the family and they ended in a sweet spot. But it did feel like an interlude between grand adventures. And I can’t wait to see where he goes from here.
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