Okay, I guess that’s putting it a little harshly. No worries, I didn’t reveal any specific spoiler, but Charlaine Harris has announced the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series; it’s coming after another two books in the series, at most. According to Harris, the one book series was taking over, and it’s time to branch out, try new things, and then make ungodly amounts of money off of them. Just kidding; I really have no beef with Harris other than her penchant for keeping Sookie around so long. Am I the only person who felt that, during the last novel, she was basically beating a dead horse? The story was really just… dragging and moaning along, and honestly, the sex scenes and ‘sex’ in general, seem to be taking a front seat, while the actual story, and Sookie/Bill/Eric triangle, have taken a cold shower and appear to be frozen in the trunk.
But I’m not ready to see Sookie go just yet, so maybe these last few novels will help fans like me, and you, to wrap up the character, and be all happy once Harris moves on to something else. Michelle Kung, from the Speakeasy section of the Wall Street Journal online, gets Harris to talk about Sookie’s inevitable end:
“For “True Blood” fans, the end is coming. Franchise author Charlaine Harris says that following the May 3 release of “Dead Reckoning,” the 11th installment of her popular Southern Vampire series, she’ll publish two more (contractually-obligated) Sookie Stackhouse books and then call it quits. “It’s been a big part of my life and I hate to see it go,” she said in a telephone interview. “But it’s kind of taken over my professional life, and I’m excited for new opportunities.”
Opportunities like “Dying For Daylight,” a four-episode computer game that features Harris’ short story character Dahlia — who’s yes, a vampire.”
We recently reported on the premier of ‘Dying for Daylight‘, which came out February 11th, and while it’s not really a substitute for Sookie Stackhouse, we still have True Blood, and two more brand new Sookie Stackhouse novels. So while we’re between seasons of True Blood, and Sookie books, –we can still hunt for hidden objects with Dahlia in the Sookie universe. And we don’t have to start planning Sookie’s funeral just yet.