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Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
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Oct 15, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: low-fantasy, read-2011
Read from October 15 to 16, 2011

Once upon a time there was a handsome Viking with a great sense of humor. He was no prince like the people from the realm of HBO seem to believe – just the garden variety Northman. But where he lacked in nobility he made up in boldness, generosity, and zest.

He had a perky girlfriend who was not only openhearted but gifted above all other humans with nerve, wits, and a sixth sense. They loved each other, although not always in a conventional way, and they tried hard to make their relationship work out in spite of all obstacles. They lived in an enchanted kingdom called Northern Louisiana, where most unusual creatures roamed: werewolves, fairies, demons, shifters of all kind, and the mighty vampires – the Viking’s kin.

In the beginning their life was fascinating, with the most wondrous adventures and fortuitous turns of fate. Their stories were told around every campfire for years and years, and the good maidens from the city of GoodReads lived vicariously through them. But their happiness was not meant to last.

A terrible disease threatened their world: chronic boredomitis. The first maidens got sick during the seventh year of kingdom’s existence, but the illness was not pervasive. Then two years later, a grisly outbreak hit with merciless fury: people all over the city of GoodReads were falling off their feet yawning with ennui and, in some severe cases, were even falling asleep while listening to the stories. A petrifying dread filled everyone’s hearts when the virile Viking and his merry damsel, along with most of their friends perished, victims of the plague.

Some blamed the Northman’s maker, Appius Livius Ocella, for bringing the sickness. But the elders know better that it was the maker’s maker, Charlaine Harrisella who brought the boredomitis upon everyone.

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