I dove right into Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 4) after finishing the previous book, Club Dead. In Dead to the World, Eric gets cursed with amnesia, witches appear, and more were-animal stuff happens. It’s good that Charlaine Harris paced the introduction of all the supernatural characters separately. Readers would be overwhelmed if the book all of a sudden threw werewolves, vampires and witches at them at the same time.
This is the book that endeared me to Eric even more. Now, I’m rooting for Eric + Sookie rather than Eric + Bill. The amnesia bit is tired a cliched, but it does lend to some steamy scenes. The ending big fight (without giving too much away) seemed a little far-fetched with the way how no one other than the ones involved noticed it happening, but I guess it requires a lot of suspension of belief.