The fifth season of the HBO series True Blood recently launched and Charlaine Harris announced that her next Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After, coming May of 2013, will be the last in the series. Appropriately, it's the 13th installment. The twelfth book in the series, which came out this May is Deadlocked.
Before reading this one you'll definitely want to read the previous eleven titles in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery Series. Deadlocked answers questions that have been brought up in the previous novels. It also starts to wrap up smaller story lines that Harris introduced along the way.
It looks like Sookie's brother Jason is finally going to settle down and be a one-woman-man. Sookie's best friend Tara and her husband J.B. are already settled down and awaiting the arrival of their twins. Sookie's boss Sam has yet more relationship and business problems. We discover why fairies are gathering around Sookie and the outcome of the fairy civil war. Alas, trouble returns to Sookie's friend Alcide and his werewolf pack. Harris surprises us (or at least me) with who is on Sookie's side and who is not. Sookie's ex-boyfriend Quinn makes an unexpected reappearance. Sookie's boyfriend Eric is accused of yet another murder which Sookie and her first love Bill try to solve. Maybe you've forgotten the Cluviel Dor? Well, we finally get to see if the mysterious little object works or not. That's a whole lot and more to pack into one book, but there you have it!
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