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A Longer Fall

(Gunnie Rose #2)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  3,877 ratings  ·  593 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with “a gripping, twisty-turny, thrill ride of a read (Karin Slaughter) in which Lizbeth is hired onto a new crew, transporting a crate into Dixie, the self-exiled southeast territory of the former United States. What the crate contains is something so powerful, that forces from across three territories want to ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 10th 2020 by Gallery / Saga Press (first published January 14th 2020)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
A soft 3 stars here. Review first posted on www.FantasyLiterature.com:

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 seri
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Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

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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
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PamG
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
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Carrie
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris is the second book in the historical western fantasy Gunnie Rose series. Yes, this series is a rather weird mix of genres with a western setting in an alternate version of the United States that not only houses gunslingers but also those that can wield magic.

As with most fantasy series this second book has picked up after where the first had left off so it’s best to read the series from the beginning for the most enjoyment. In the first book of the series reader
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Yodamom
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 wors
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
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
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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
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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 t
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Dave
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 f
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Beth
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
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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 b
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Emma
Fantastic sequel. Really sad for the long wait til the next one. Love Lisbeth and Eli.
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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.

So
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Joy E Perry
Jan 23, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dianne
Sep 22, 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 cre
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Katie Gallagher
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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,
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
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.
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!
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2020/02/10/...

I’ve been looking forward to this second book of the Gunnie Rose series for a long time—after all, I loved An Easy Death and couldn’t wait for round two with Lizbeth, our badass gunslinging protagonist who makes a living as a mercenary in a post-apocalyptic, western-inspired alternate version of the United States. That said, I’m glad I kept my expectations somewhat in check, because A Longer Fall was probably not what it
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Vicki
I thoroughly enjoyed this story whose MC Lizbeth Rose is about as badass as they come. And Eli Savarov (Prince Ilya Savarov) really complements her in his role.

As far as the world building, the alternate history the author created is believable in the realm of what it is meant to be. I'm guessing that if I had read book 1 first (sadly, I didn't but will now) I would've understood their alternate universe even quicker. The story began with action when Lizbeth's new crew was hired to take cargo a
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Jan
Jun 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, audiobook
The second book of a fantasy series that includes an alternate-history, western vibe. This was more of a mystery with romance than an adventure. The setting is a small town in Dixie, and the mystery is where the trunk Gunnie Rose's team was guarding has been taken... and why... and what's in it.

I still liked the book because of the world in which it takes place, but was a little disappointed in the differences between the first shoot-'em-up, on-the-run style story and this one, which is station
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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 Grig
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Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
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 C
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Jessie Sedai of the Black Ajah🥀🐍
Girl looks for missing box with her ex.

She is a sharpshooter. He is a wizard.

They live in an alternative timeline where it's the wild wild west but with cars.

Sometimes they kill people. Sometimes they eat icecream. Mostly, they run errands.

Ladies and gentlemen, I've just provided about 85% of the contents of this book.

You're welcome.

50 pages in and I was ready for this book to be over.

I'm not giving it two stars because I accidently won it in a giveaway not realizing it was the second of a seri
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Gina
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No sophomore slump here. This is fantastic. I'm all in for this new series.

Important: You need to read book 1 before reading this one. Even though each book has a complete story with a resolution (no cliffhangers), most of the worldbuilding and character development of the main characters happens in book 1. You're expected to know most of that going into this one. Read it first - it's great so it's fine - then this.

This is an alternate history urban fantasy series in which magic also exists wi
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Monica Hills
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book by Charlaine Harris. She is one of my favorites and her books never disappoint. They always keep me reading and I never want them to end. They are always a quick read and this book was no exception. I can't wait for the next one!
Mel (Epic Reading)
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-print
Exactly what you’d expect from a shoot em up romance book. This series would make a great tv series! RTC
Tammy
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
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Beatriz Villar
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes we all need to escape reality and submerge into another world for a while. Charlaine has a gift to help you do just that. I loved both books ‘An easy death’ and ‘A longer fall’ The main characters are complex and interesting and you can’t help but develop a warmth towards them. What characterises Charlaine Harris is her ability to write dialogues and tell inventive and wonderfully entertaining stories. I have read books for their literary value, their author’s drescriptive ability and ...more
Khara
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel bad only giving this book 3 stars.
I enjoyed the first one, and thought the dystopia American Westrn idea was great. I thought Lisbeth was a bad ass and I liked Eli.
This time, the story starts strong with a shoot out on a train that's literally going off the rails wrecking. Eli shows up at the wreck site with the same mission to find the chest Lisbeth (Gunnie) and her crew were guarding. Now this is where things get slow for the middle. Lots of not doing a whole lot and eating in different
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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 an
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