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Dead In The Family – The 10th Sookie book synopsis

Dead In The Family is the title of the 10th Sookie Stackhouse book by Charlaine Harris. On September 1 Mrs. Harris wrote on her blog:

I finished DEAD IN THE FAMILY Sunday, the last possible day I could finish it. My friend Toni is reading it now, and then I’ll send it to my editor, Ginjer. The concept of DITF was originally quite different from the book I ended up writing, but that often happens and doesn’t quite scare me like it used to. At first I thought DITF would be very episodic; it turned out to have a unifying theme and to have a crazy night of resolution. Of course, this may change once my editor has a read!

By the time I send a book in to New York, I hate it. Maybe I hate DITF a little less than others. I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

Finishing a book is like coming up out of deep water. It’s a relief just to breathe and look around and return to the land of the living. I’ve had a long list of things that needed to be done, and now I have time to do them.

Let’s wait and see what the editor will say about it… in the meantime there is already a synopsis of Dead In The Family available on the internet.

Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place …or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives …

The book will be available on May 4, 2010.

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    September 02, 2009

    not liking the sound of this…….what does everyone else think?

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      September 02, 2009

      Me neither. I thought she loved Bill again. WTF is happening? I am not happy, but maybe there is more to this. I find it bizarre that so many details have been released this soon about this book. Sookie and Bill will be together, if not in this one, then in a subsequent one. It’s in the stars.

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        September 02, 2009

        must admit i thought she was talking about bill at the end of book 9!! I hope sookie and bill will be together too. How can their relationship remain the core of the true blood seris is bills hardley in the books ffrom book 3 onwards???
        also wasnt erics maker godric whos now dead in the hbo seris??

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        September 03, 2009

        In the books, Godric wasn’t Eric’s maker, that is something they changed from the books. Eric talks about his maker with Sookie in one of the books though.

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        September 03, 2009

        Guys, we really don’t know…what’s to say that the possibility of losing Bill to injurys he got saving her won’t give her the final understanding that he’s the one that she really loves. Honestly, I think she’s scared to death that she might never see him again or he’ll die for real. She hasn’t had to face that like this and if family’s blood is the only thing that can save him…now, she really does. We all know that there’s lots of history and something major has to happen for them to really find each other completely again :)Nine books later,she still loves him, that’s something! And in regards to ummm the viking, well..that relationship..all that’s ever been built on is trickery. At least Bill and Sookie had their moments with HONEST love. Actually as far as the lying to her goes, they’re both pretty much even now. He’s pulled the same lies and stunts Bill has in his own way. So really, why are Bill’s crimes so much worse than the wrongs the viking has commited. Answer: Bill’s betrayals hurt her deeper than the other one’s. So she still can’t forget. That tells you something right there :) I’m actually curious why Bill hasn’t just asked her why she can forgive one’s deception and not the other’s? Why still can she not forgive Bill? It’s been a looonng time. Plus, in lots of ways Bill had to (vampire heirarchy) or wasn’t in control of the wrongs he commited against her(not all but most). Far as I can tell the viking has tricked her,been open about it,and unappoligetic about his lying. But Sookie couldn’t really feel that the way she wanted to and stay mad at him because of that damn bond..grr. I do agree that they do need to have a relationship at some point, apparently in the next book. I’m not looking forward to the heart hurting that’s going to cause Bill. But maybe she’ll see that as well and it will soften her heart more. But realistically the realationship is not going to last. And if not for the bond and that curse incident it would be lust and that’s it. Sookie would never have gotten into anything with him other than physical attraction. A good portion of what it is as a whole is just facination.
        I know they’re both horrid little vamps in their own ways. They have their good points and bad, both. And when it comes to Sookie there’s positives and negatives on both sides. But really my feeling is She gave her heart away long ago and never really took it back. And Bill loves her more than himself and anything really, it’s that simple. The last book proved that.
        Just my opinion :) Have a good day :)

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        September 03, 2009

        Didn’t Bill ask her why only his misdeeds were unforgivable? I can’t remember it’s been awhile since I read them. He has always been held to a higher standard. I agree with your thinking that it is becuz she loves him deeper so it hurt her more but enough is enough. We do know she realizes she still loves him especially after book 9 but I am not sure she deserves him.

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        September 09, 2009

        I think Bill’s misdeed are hard to forgive because he was her FIRST. That carries A LOT of weight with women who are not fast and loose. Heck even fast women have hang ups about their FIRSTS. Eric is also always honest with her, he may not tell her eveything he knows but what he does tell her it is absolute truth and Sookie appreciates that.

        The moment where she says she loves Bill is just that, a moment. And I think Niall was talking about Eric because Bill has professed his love over and over, but Eric has not said ‘I love you’ and it was significant that Niall told her that he was not bad and that he loves her. Screw Bill. She has more passion and comfort with Eric anyway. She always says how he ‘gets’ her over and over in every book she says it…Bill was just her first so it is hard to shake- but I think in the end Lord willing she ends up with Eric.

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        September 21, 2009

        Niall was definitely talking about Eric. Eric is very selfish,but when it comes to Sookie, he has always told he the truth and been there for her. He bought her a driveway after Bill had neglected her, a coat to keep her warm, and he is always there in a pinch.
        Bill was he first love, but who really stays with their first love. The love she has with Eric is epic and will last, at least I hope so…

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        October 08, 2009

        actually the reason Bills betrayal was so much worse was the gace that he was ALWAYS lying! Eric just didnt give the whole story but he duznt like messing around and so he is always upfront with everything Eric is NOT a lier, as Sookie says plenty of times during the book “you gotta love the honesty” she also likes to use the word Topography alot… which for some reason gets on my nerves…

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        September 28, 2009

        Every time there is a fight, who is the first one out the door? Bill. He gets wrapped up in the thrill of vengeance. Eric stays by her side. And for those who say she only likes Eric from the blood exchange, don’t forget she and Bill shared several pints on their second night. He may not have tricked her into drinking it but it is still a fact, and he also didn’t explain the meaning of it to her right away.

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        October 04, 2009

        Eric and Sookie all the way!!! Bill is too dark and mysterious for Sookie’s impulsive and bubbly personality. Besides, did you watch that episode of True Blood where Sookie fantasizes about Eric? Didn’t they just look adorable?? I can’t wait for the show to develop a Sookie Eric relationship!

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      September 09, 2009

      YES!! Looks like she is with Eric for this book. I did not think she was going to be in love with Bill anymore. That ship has sailed on thank goodness! I hope Eric’s family does not ruin his relationship with Sookie.

      Sookie and Eric, I hope they survive as a couple!

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      September 28, 2009

      This sounds amazing! At the end of Book 9, Niall thought Bill was dead or soon would be, so it doesn’t make sense for CH to put her in a relationship with Bill. While Bill did almost die for her, he doesn’t get her and he doesn’t seem to truly understand what love is. He nearly destroyed her when he finally got around to telling her the truth about his side of the relationship and that isn’t something she’s going to forgive and forget easily.
      Eric is selfish, and deceitful, but he’s an entirely different Vampire when it comes to Sookie. He seems to genuinely care about her. Sorry for everyone on Bill’s team, but he had his chance and he failed. An ES (Eric and Sookie) relationship is much more lasting than a BS one.

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    September 02, 2009

    It kinda makes me happy. I sorta feel Eric and Sookie are fated to have a relationship. Bill really doesn’t get her. He loves her and I think she loves him, as her first love. But how many people end up with their first love? It’s not about his betrayal for me. It’s that they just didn’t seem to have that much in common, aside from sexual attraction, or that much to talk about for that matter.

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      September 02, 2009

      ohh I agree and disagree!! I agree eric and sookie are fated to have a relationship, they need to get it out of their systems!! But I think bill has always gotten her and always will and I hope that sookie and bill will get back together eventually!!

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      September 02, 2009

      I agree with you Amelia.

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      September 02, 2009

      Amelia,
      I wrote a post so similar to yours quite a while back asking the same question, ” How many people end up with their first love?”, so true.

      I am hoping for Eric and Sookie to stay together at least in the books. Bill is the chosen one on True Blood as AB has stated, so let us Viking girls have Eric and Sookie together in the books!

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        September 03, 2009

        Ditto Amelia

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        September 03, 2009

        I agree that Eric and Sookie need to get it out of their systems so that she can move on. There is no way, IMO that CH would allow this strong, independent character she has created end up with a man who manipulated and tricked her and attempts to control her as Eric does. NO way. She may not end up with Bill, but I will be extremely shocked if she ends up with Eric.

        BTW, CH said through a mod on her website, that although the description is basically accurate part of it was toned down as she worked through to the end. Since she recently said the book is about family, Sookie’s, Eric’s, Bill’s, and Sam’s…I think perhaps we don’t see as much of the romantic relationship between Sookie and Eric, since all the other plot lines mentioned in the synopsis deal with ‘family’.

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        September 04, 2009

        Her editor wrote this synopsis a little over a month ago and CH just finished the book. I would think that toned down part is something that occurs later in the book. CH did recently state that a character/storyline (sorry can’t remember exact wording) just didn’t fit so she would save that for a later book. I think that is the toned down part and possibly is Sookie’s relative.

        I totally and completely disagree with you about Eric and Eric & Sookie, and that is all I’ll say about that. There is no point in getting on that merry-go-round.

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        September 04, 2009

        CH actually mentioned in her blog or on the website awhile ago that the beginning of the book wasn’t working, so she went back and did a major rewrite of it. I’m assuming that’s where the changes occurred.

        She also said that Alcide appears in this book, rather early on, so that would fit in with the weres noticing some one/thing lurking in the woods. Then there’s CH statement just a week or two ago that the book just wasn’t working until she figured out that it was about family….Sookie’s, Bill’s, Sam’s, and Eric’s. So I don’t think it’s Sookie’s family that got cut or de-emphasized.

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        September 04, 2009

        But the rewrite occurred earlier in the summer, and this synopsis was written about a month ago, after the rewrite.

        I still think the downplayed element involved the character and s/l that CH said wasn’t working for this book…

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        October 05, 2009

        Am I insane? Well possibly, but it’s clear as day to me that Sookie is meant to be with Bill. I have read all the books, and I am willing to bet money that’s the way it will be in the books, and obviously on True Blood. Poor Bill, he never gets away with anything, while Eric manipulates constantly, and seems to get away with all his misdeeds and trickery. I’m not saying he doesn’t care for her, but I feel that these books are Sookie’s journey to maturity, and once she grows up she will realize that Bill is the one. It doesn’t make sense for CH to keep him around if that will not happen. I absolutely believe that Niall was referring to Bill at the end of DAG.

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    September 02, 2009

    I totally agree with Amelia. The relationship between Bill and Sookie just doesn`t feel right, I mean he doesn´t get her at all. On the other hand, Eric talks to her and treats her like an adult person. Bill´s always trying to protect her and control her, so for that reason i believe that the relationship between Eric and Sookie is more …lets say equal? I don´t know …it just feels right. At least that´s my opinion.

    P.d. Sorry for my english, it´s not my native language.
    An also, can´t wait for the book to come !!! =D

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      September 04, 2009

      I agree, Maura. And your English is fine. :)

      I think the synopsis sounds exciting and can’t wait to read the book. May is way too far away. :(

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    September 02, 2009

    Okay guys, you television TB fans have your Bill/Sookie relationship, let us Book readers have our Eric/Sookie relationship. That’s what the books are now, and I’m quite happy about it.

    As for the end of the book and Niall’s infamous line… that could have been about either vamp. We don’t know.

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      September 19, 2009

      I totally agree MovieSkank! I read earlier from one of the comments that Ball decided or said something about Bill as the main man of True Blood but according to the latest interview, he hasn’t decided on anything yet and he likes surprises and I hope that surprise means he kinda follow the path the books are taking. Also Dead in the family is way way loooooooooong….!!! Anyone ever read the short stories especially the one where Niall sent 1 of his fairies to entertain Sookie for christmas? I was really depressed after reading that SS.

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        February 06, 2010

        I know the story you are refering to – it actually made me consider that maybe Sookie will end up with a Fae lover in the end that we have not yet seen……

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    September 02, 2009

    I’ve read the books and will rush out to purchase Charlaine’s latest. I have a feeling that Sookie will remain with Eric, or perhaps a new someone we haven’t met yet. I’m a Bill girl through and through, but I don’t think she’s going to end up with him. “Ailing Bill” — that doesn’t bode well. I hope we see him cured. No matter what happens, I know I will enjoy the journey.

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    September 02, 2009

    Guys, we really don’t know…what’s to say that the possibility of losing Bill to injurys he got saving her won’t give her the final understanding that he’s the one that she really loves. Honestly, I think she’s scared to death that she might never see him again or he’ll die for real. She hasn’t had to face that like this and if family’s blood is the only thing that can save him…now, she really does. We all know that there’s lots of history and something major has to happen for them to really find each other completely again :)Nine books later,she still loves him, that’s something! And in regards to ummm the viking, well..that relationship..all that’s ever been built on is trickery. At least Bill and Sookie had their moments with HONEST love. Actually as far as the lying to her goes, they’re both pretty much even now. He’s pulled the same lies and stunts Bill has in his own way. So really, why are Bill’s crimes so much worse than the wrongs the viking has commited. Answer: Bill’s betrayals hurt her deeper than the other one’s. So she still can’t forget. That tells you something right there :) I’m actually curious why Bill hasn’t just asked her why she can forgive one’s deception and not the other’s? Why still can she not forgive Bill? It’s been a looonng time. Plus, in lots of ways Bill had to (vampire heirarchy) or wasn’t in control of the wrongs he commited against her(not all but most). Far as I can tell the viking has tricked her,been open about it,and unappoligetic about his lying. But Sookie couldn’t really feel that the way she wanted to and stay mad at him because of that damn bond..grr. I know they’re both horrid in their own ways. They have their good points and bad, both. And when it comes to Sookie there’s positives and negatives on both sides. But really my feeling is She gave her heart away long ago and never got it back. And Bill loves her more than himself and anything really, it’s that simple. The last book proved that.
    Just my opinion :) Have a good day :)

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      September 03, 2009

      Jesse,
      The reason I see Bill’s betrayals as different are that he and sookie were in a relationship and both in the “I love You” stage at that. Sookie and Eric have just recently began a relationship and have yet to profess their love for each other and maybe they won’t ever. And wasn’t Bill and Sookies relationship built on a lie? Yes, it was. I’m not saying Bill doesn’t love her I know he does but it doesn’t change the fact he only put himself in her way over a mission. And actually Bill always rubbed me wrong even before the betrayals He acted like her father. Minus the sex scenes and he has no sense of humor at all. I just don’t think he and Sookie mesh well. Maybe TB Bill and Sookie do but not book Bill. JMO

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        September 03, 2009

        I should have also said everyone keeps talking about Bill risking his life for Sookie but didn’t Eric do the same? He was the first one at the door in front of Bill, Sookie, and Clancy. Hasn’t ERic taken umpteen bullets for Sookie? I think he has proven himself time and time again. Even sookie says in FDTW Eric could defend her better than anyone….straight from the horses mouth so to speak. Give Eric some credit…..Bill lovers act like hes the devil himself.

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        September 03, 2009

        Thank you Eric Lover. I totally agree with you. Eric doesn’t have to prove he loves Sookie by rash declarations about being willing to die for her. He has saved her many times only she’s too blinkered and bothered by blood bonds to realise it.

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        September 03, 2009

        Of course Eric was in front at the door, Clancy resented having to defend her at all. Bill was barely able to stand, due to his rescue of her, yet up he stood and placed himself in front of Sookie. Yes Eric has taken bullets for her twice.
        That is how he tricked her to take his blood the 1st time. tried to get her to do it the 2nd time. He is not the devil but he is no angel either. Bill has saved her a number of times as well. Seems she is always a damsel in distress.

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        September 03, 2009

        Sometimes I really wonder if people are reading the same books. Eric has been twice as manipulative and deceitful as Bill ever was and Bill was under direct orders, Eric is just doing it for his own devices. I used to like Eric. In the first four books, he was my second favorite. Then, slowly, the deceptive side of his personality started coming out and he turned me totally off in DD, ATD, and DAG. Oddly, that’s when the mass hysteria over him started. I guess more women than I knew don’t mind being coerced and manipulated as long as a guy is good-looking and great in bed. Because that’s really all Eric has going for him.

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        September 03, 2009

        I’ve often wondered the same thing. It’s strange to say the least but to each their own as the saying goes. Even CH is taken aback by it and she should know better than anyone the true nature of her characters. And before someone ask it was at one of her recent book signings that she stated and I am paraphrasing here: “It’s surprising how Eric is so misread. I don’t understand it because I am putting it all out there”. Her actual statement I am sure can be found with very little searching if anyone is interested.

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        September 03, 2009

        That’s how you’re interpreting Charlaine’s statement, willkil4bill. I could also interpret it as a response to those who claim Eric is evil. It’s ambiguous and a crafty thing to say. Just as it seems both vamps are. Personally, I don’t think she’ll end up with either one of them. But I will be happy to see her in a relationship with Eric even if it is in the background.

        I just don’t see Eric as deceptive as Bill. For the simple reason, he’s never covered up the fact that he wants her, for whatever reason. And yet Sookie is fond of him despite his rascally ways. And you can’t dismiss him taking bullets for her as if they were premeditated. He didn’t know the bullets were coming at her until they did. Actually, he’s taken at least 3 not 2. Did he take advantage of the situation the first time? Okay, yes, but that’s Eric. To be honest, my perception of her relationship with Bill was that all they had together was sex. Not romance. They never did anything else together. He would come to her house. They’d have sex. She would go to his house. They’d have sex. He’s wake up. They’d have sex. Am I blanking? Did they go on dates? Did they sit around and talk? Watch movies? Laugh and tease each other?

        At any rate, as I said above, I have a feeling she will end up with someone else. I just hope to God it’s not Quinn because him, I can’t stand for some reason.

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        September 03, 2009

        In answer to you, yes, Bill and Sookie went on dates. She talks about them in DUD AND LDID. They went to the movies (Bill liked movies with aliens), to dinner, and he took her to see a ‘vampire band’. They played Scrabble, and other games when he came over. They lay in bed and talked about their lives. So they did MUCH more than just have sex. And Bill was very romantic in the bedroom, Sookie says so, more than once. So yes, you are blanking, evidently.

        BTW…I don’t recall Eric ever taking Sookie on a ‘date’. Quinn did though. A nice one.

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        September 03, 2009

        I never said Eric took her on a date. Their relationship hasn’t gotten that far.

        Okay, my bad. Didn’t remember. Bill and Sookie went on dates.

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        September 04, 2009

        willkillforbill posted this (in part):And before someone ask it was at one of her recent book signings that she stated and I am paraphrasing here: “It’s surprising how Eric is so misread. I don’t understand it because I am putting it all out there”.

        Then Amelia responded with this (again, in part):That’s how you’re interpreting Charlaine’s statement, willkil4bill. I could also interpret it as a response to those who claim Eric is evil. It’s ambiguous and a crafty thing to say.

        It actually wasn’t at all ambiguous since she was responding to a questioner who was upset that Eric was being portrayed as a ‘bad guy’ on True Blood. She responded that she thought all the characterizations were accurate and then added the part quoted above. It’s pretty obvious what she meant.

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        September 09, 2009

        THANK YOU. Eric ALWAYS puts himself in harms way to take care of Sookie. He LISTENS to her he knows her needs. He respects her pride (he gave her credit at Tara’s store- he knew she would not buy the clothing herself. He arranged to have her driveway done.) He actually takes care to see what Sookie needs before AND after she had her own money!

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    September 03, 2009

    I myself am hoping for a Sookie Eric happy ending. Seems like most the people who like Bill like him because of True Blood. Well, TB and the books are different in alot of ways and the books make Eric seem like the right man/vamp for Sookie. Although if any one is going to show up and steal the girl it will likely be Sam but I can’t say that I would be happy with that. I have Eric and Sookie in my head and that is probably the only out come that will make me happy. Although CH putting Eric and Sookie together in DAG made me nervous she was letting us Eric lovers have our moment only to rip it away later. Sam is the only one that hasn’t had his moment with Sookie and that is the main reason he worries me. But, I will be rooting for Eric until the bitter end. I just can’t believe CH would build his character and his and Sookies relationship up over the course of all the books for nothing but thats just me. I am speaking soley about the books. I think AB will put Sookie back with BIll in the end. I can live with that if Eric gets her in the book. As i actually prefer the books to the show.

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      September 03, 2009

      I read the books before TB and I always liked Bill. I think a lot of people feel that way.

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        September 03, 2009

        Anya, I guess there are some Book Bill lovers but I go on Charlaines website and have heard time and time again that the Bill thread on that site had all but died off until TB hit the airwaves and I have found that ‘most’ Bill lovers on that site came to love Bill on TB first and it carried over while they read the books. I would say since that was said on Charlaines very own website there must be some fact to it.

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        September 03, 2009

        I have been on CH’s site for years and it is simply not true that “the Bill thread on that site had all but died off until TB hit the airwaves and I have found that ‘most’ Bill lovers on that site came to love Bill on TB first and it carried over while they read the books. I would say since that was said on Charlaines very own website there must be some fact to it.”

        Oh, I’m sure it was an Eric lover who told you that. LOL. There have always been Bill Lovers,and his threads were never in any danger of ‘dying out’ I know because I have always been one of them. We had some rocky times after DD, but the Bill supporters hung in there and things started to turn around in FDTW, and DAG. There is NO discussion of TB allowed on the book threads, so the Bill love is ALL from those who have read the books and most of them read the books before they watched the show, just as I did.

        We Bill lovers may not be the loudest voices in the room, but we’re here.

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        September 04, 2009

        There were Bill fans but they were behind the number of Quinn fans before TB aired. The suitor war then involved Eric and Quinn. CH even commented on the rush of sympathy for Bill after TB premiered, and she attributed it to Stephen Moyer.

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        September 03, 2009

        Yep. I’m one of them. I read the books before I ever watched TB, and have always liked Bill … my preference has never wavered.

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        September 03, 2009

        Same here Rowena, long before TB was ever thought of. I haven’t even swayed an inch from Bill.

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        September 03, 2009

        I’ve read the books and recently completed Dead and Gone. I’ll just speak about Bill here. My opinion only. He has made mistakes … sins of omission and commission. I don’t think he ever meant to fall in love with Sookie, but he did. I don’t know how it will all play out, but I believe he would meet the true death for her. He is that committed to her.

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        September 03, 2009

        My sentiments exactly. He loves her beyond measure and accepts and values everything about her. He would never have the desire to turn her. Some of his mistakes were born of a need and desire to protect her even when it wasn’t necessary but it came from his heart. Even his worst mistakes were not hanging offenses. She has a right to be angry but she is immature and doesn’t look at the big picture for the most part. Oh he’d really rue the day if I were her but put in perspective he should be forgiven. I’m a glutten for punishment so I will read Dead In The Family when it comes out next year.

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      September 03, 2009

      I completely agree with this. Really have my fingers crossed for an Eric/Sookie happily ever after. I’ve been expecting this Sam thing for a little while. I really hope the reason Eric couldn’t save her from tweedle dee and tweedle dum in DAG is not the reason they break up. Preferably they don’t break up at all but that’s a lot to ask for with at least 4 books left.

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      September 03, 2009

      Eric lover, my blood is for Bill only (watched TB first then read books), but the Sam angle is what I have always felt CH will lead Sookie to. Sookie will burn through Eric, reunite with Bill, something tragic will happen to him or he will step aside because he wants her to be happy with a human who can give her children and Sam will pick-up the pieces. Something like that.

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        September 03, 2009

        I have always like Bill better, in the books and in the show….but I actually feel in the very end the vamps will step aside and let Sookie have her life with someone who can give her children. And I have a feeling it will be Sam.

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        September 03, 2009

        You know, much as I love Bill … a life with a vampire is dangerous and complicated. I could see this playing out and I would really be okay with it. I like Sam. He’s a good man. But I would still hurt for Bill.

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      September 03, 2009

      I love the thought of Eric and Sookie together but deep down think the happy ever after ending will not be with a vampire. I think both Eric and Bill will step aside and she will end up with someone warmer, Sam, Alcide or Hadley’s ex.

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    September 03, 2009

    I can’t wait for the book to come out. Why does it take so long to publish a book once it’s written, lol. I’m excited for this book. I would hate to see Bill die and I think that once Sookie realizes that Bill is dying for helping her, she will feel like she has to help him and maybe start falling for him again. But I do like Eric more. It’s strange to think of Eric in a relationship, he doesn’t seem like the boyfriend type. I’m looking forward to seeing Sam’s, Eric’s and Bill’s family. Although since Bill doesn’t have any living relatives, does that mean he needs blood from the Bellefleurs thus exposing they are related. Since Eric’s brother is in “” I’m guessing it’s not his real brother and just another vamp his maker made. I’m assuming that could cause some problems for Eric and Sookie. I wonder what those “dark moments” Sookie is going to have. And does more distant relatives mean another fairy. I can’t wait and now that this synopsis is out, it makes me even more impatient. ;D

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    September 03, 2009

    My favorite book is Jane Eyre. I read it for the first time when I was 12. I remember staying up late into the night pouring over the book, pretending to be asleep when one of my parents came in to check in on me. Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte started my love of gothic novels and dark themes. I adored Mr. Rochester from his first entrance on the horse and even through his shocking betrayal of Jane. He became who he was – a man without humor, angry, distrustful and one resigned to lifetime of unhappiness – because he was handed a bad hand. A shocking one and one dealt by his family. But he dealt with the hand he was given the best he knew how. His love for Jane awoke things in him that were long gone and brought back a bit of the cheerful and carefree young man he once was. He saw his salvation and he grabbed it. He even says so in the book. He did what he had to do to keep her and ended up betraying her. I probably can’t think of a worse betrayal between two lovers in literature (my opinion). Yet, I never stopped rooting for them to be together. I never stopped loving him and I never stopped pitying him. Bill to me is Mr. Rochester. The parallels are quite striking. I wonder if Charlaine is a Charlotte Bronte fan. Bill and Mr. Rochester are two tortured souls that had happiness ripped from them. They are like two drowning men who finally find a life raft and cling to it with all their might. In acts of extreme selfishness they betray the people they love the most. Perhaps because I fell in love with Mr. Rochester as a child the adult me fell in love with Bill. I see how tortured he is and it breaks my heart. I’m a sucker for a tortured soul. As Mr. Rochester gained his redemption, not without a horrible price, I think too so will Bill (who has also played a painful price). Who’s to say that Sookie is his redemption as Jane was Edward’s? But have no doubt Bill was kept around to be redeemed. That’s why I love Bill and that’s why I will forgive him his transgressions and why I will always root for him.

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      September 03, 2009

      I agree with you Liz. Alan did an interview with a British newspaper in July this year and when talking about Bill, he described him as a very traditional romantic hero unlike Mr. Darcy or Mr. Rochester. I found that very interesting. I finally read the new Nylon Magazine that came out and Alan told the interviewer how he saw Bill and Sookie’s relationship in the books. Alan said, “And in the books, there was a really tender love story between two people who basically given up on ever finding anybody. I saw it in my head. I thought, this is a show I would watch.”

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      September 03, 2009

      Liz, so beautifully said, I love Jane Eyre but read it so long ago and did not make the Bill/Mr. Rochester connect. Now I have to re-read it. Thanks for your deep thoughts!

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        September 03, 2009

        LOL! I see Eric as Rochester (Jane Eyre is my FAVORITE book). Just as tortured as Bill. That’s why the hard, cruel exterior. See we all have such different perceptions.

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        September 03, 2009

        Very interesting. Such different perceptions indeed. I never really think tortured when I think Eric. He seems to be at terms with what he is and where he is. I think of him as the bad boy with a soft side. He also has a mischievousness about him that is not present in Rochester.

        I do find it quite interesting that Alan references Rochester and Darcy when discussing Bill. The parallels are definitely there.

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        September 03, 2009

        I agree Liz, I don’t see Eric as tortured at all, in the books or on the show. He is accepting of what he is and who he is and has no desire to change it. Whereas, if ShowBill could have his human life back, I don’t think he would hesitate for one moment. In the books, I’m not sure Bill would want to be human again, but he’s certainly shown that he knows he’s made mistakes and he’s willing to change for Sookie.

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    September 03, 2009

    So to repeat everything that was said already…. LOL
    Eric is constantly protecting Sookie, getting shot, captured, in trouble with the heirarchy, etc… He just doesn’t have to make big statements like Bill. On the other hand, Bill blew it with Sookie, and now he is tortured by his transgressions. Although I am an Crazy Eric fan, I think eventually, his lifestyle may be too much for Sookie, and she may prefer the somewhat more modest and quiet lifestyle of Bill. After Book 9, I was a little pissy with Eric being somewhat possessive over Sookie. Even Niall called him out on it. So, it will be interesting to see how things have settled down in Book 10.

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    September 03, 2009

    Sookie and Eric belong together. He is the only one that has truly always been there for her and been honest with her. I too was a fan of the books before TB and have not been happy with the way the show makes Eric the bad guy and Bill the angel. I hope Charlaine lets Eric and Sookie end up together. The are so good together.

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    September 03, 2009

    I’m just SUPER happy that Sookie is FINALLY in a relationship with Eric! I waited 8 whole books!! I really want to see Eric in a relationship with Sookie, I think we will get to see if he can manage our Sookster. Always good things from Ms. Harris :)

    Can’t wait for May 27th!!

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      September 03, 2009

      BTW, CH said through a mod on her website, that although the description is basically accurate part of it was toned down as she worked through to the end. Since she recently said the book is about family, Sookie’s, Eric’s, Bill’s, and Sam’s…I think perhaps we don’t see as much of the romantic relationship between Sookie and Eric, since all the other plot lines mentioned in the synopsis deal with ‘family’.

      And at any rate, I don’t think their relationship is going to last (thank God) through the book because CH also said that Sookie’s romantic life ‘would not be settled in Book 10, or probably the next one.’

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    September 03, 2009

    I’m only on book 7, but I remember Godric dying… So how is he coming back in this book? Does Eric have another maker when his first one dies?

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      September 03, 2009

      No, Godric was only Eric’s maker on the show. I couldn’t remember his maker’s name in the books so I wiki’d it:

      “He was made by a Roman Vampire named Appius Livius Ocella.”

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    September 03, 2009

    I actually breathed a sigh of relief reading that Eric and Sookie are FINALLY in a relationship. It’s only taken 10 books! I’m not a Bill hater by any means, but am definitely an Eric lover. I hoped that was who Niall meant. I was a little apathetic after reading the last book and now I am once again looking forward to counting the days until May.

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      September 30, 2009

      I agree with you Karin. I am really warming up to the idea of Eric and Sookie. I do think Bill really loves her and would die for her. But if you really think about all the times that Eric “saved her” were they really life threatening to Eric?? Not really. Not that I don’t really like Erics character its just that I still have not been convinced that Eric would actually die for her to survive. Bill on the otherhand has proven that in the end of DAG. Im not sure but I do know CH has dropped hints that what Sookie really wants is a normal relationship with someone who she can make breakfast and babies with! So even though its fun and intense with Eric and Bill. I put my money on Sam unless a new character get introduced into the story! But who knows…just have to wait until May! :(

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    September 03, 2009

    I think you all who are rooting for Bill need to accept the inevitable, Bill was a douchebag, he may have fallen in love with Sookie, but he tricked her and lied to her! Eric has NEVER lied to Sookie, he has been honest with her through and through and Bill just needs to go the hell away and leave her alone. Niall was talking about Eric whenever he said “the vampire loves you”, it’s soooo obvious!

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      September 03, 2009

      I respectfully disagree.

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        September 03, 2009

        I disagree as well…I can make pages of lists of times they’ve both lied to her. Some small things, some big things. I’d say at this point, after everything, they’ve both done their equal share of deceiveing her. But the fact of the matter is..Bill’s fans see the other’s faults and vice versa. I see the good and bad in both vamps in regards to Sookie and just as themselves. I still like Bill.
        When it comes down to it I don’t think they’ve ever stopped loving each other, much as they both fight it. We’re on the 9th book and they’re still a constant to each other. Neither would know what to do without the other.
        And we can talk ourselves in circles, but it’s useless really. We’re all going to see them both how we want to based on our own feelings. As long as on THE SHOW they’re together in the end I’m going to be happy. But the break up and their journey back to each other will be heart breaking for me. But that’s good drama :)
        If not for my love of the actors and all I would have to take a break until that point ;)
        And for the record, I tried to like Eric..I really did. But the Lafayette thing killed any chance I’d like him. And then when he tricked her, I was screaming at him right with Sookie! Also in regards to the books..he’s not someone I’d ever trust, and more.
        But more over he knows how she feels about him and he knows who she is and he doesn’t care. She says she hates him and he tricks her into drinking his blood? To him she’s not a person. She’s something he thinks should be his and an asset he should have (telepath) This is more towards the show obviously, I love good acting!!
        That’s not a relationship and if you all like that in a guy and you would wish your friend that…then by all means, like him. I for one, will hate it when Sookie falls to that level. Yes, I know Bill’s not a saint, but based on his “mission” or having Eric forced on me, I’d pick Bill.

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        September 30, 2009

        Its true, Bill has lied from the beginning and Eric has been a trickster. They both have their flaws and yet they both have their loving and protective sides so I agree that its pretty equal from the books prospective.(the show gives me a somewhat different opinion) Eric forced himself on her with he knowing but Bill forced himself on her first just that she didn’t know it! I love these books because you just never know whats going to happen and its exciting and suspensful but they are just books, its not real life so MOST

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        September 30, 2009

        TIME ELAPSED FOR ME TO EDIT WHAT I COULDN’T FINISH SO HERE IS WHAT I WANTED TO WRITE!

        TO Thespian: Its true, Bill has lied from the beginning and Eric has been a trickster. They both have their flaws and yet they both have their loving and protective sides so I agree that its pretty equal from the books prospective.(the show gives me a somewhat different opinion) Eric forced himself on her with he knowing but Bill forced himself on her first just that she didn’t know it!

        TO EVERYONE: I love these books because you just never know whats going to happen and its exciting and suspensful but they are just books, its not real life so MOST (not everyone) but most people on this blog need to stop fighting over this because in the end does it really matter who sookie ends up with? They are just GREAT stories. Also its not up to any of us how CH decides to finish this epic love triangle, square, or whatever this love mess is called. Just try to stop being angry at eachother for someone having a different opinion than you and there really isn’t any reason for namecalling!

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        February 06, 2010

        I also have a permanant soft spot for Bill – even if he has behaved badly in the past. I think a relationship with Eric in upcoming book 10 is poor timing – what with Sookie being so badly traumatized she can’t even enjoy intimacy with Eric inteh first chapter. I have a bad feeling about the longevity of the relationship due to that. I have a mental list of the guys I would like Sookie to end up with from top to bottom.

        1. Eric
        2. Sam
        3. A fairy
        4. Hadley’s ex
        5. Bill
        6. Alcide
        7. Hoyt
        8. Quinn

        I don’t know why I dislike Quinn so much, but I really can’t stand him, and I just hated it when she jumped into bed with him. I guess it was just all so casual, and there didn’t seem to be any real feelings between them – at least not deep ones.

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        September 03, 2009

        You are respectfully WRONG

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      September 03, 2009

      I disagree as well. Eric has lied to her a few times before but he isn’t honest about it until later. He keeps feeding her his blood and manipulates her with the blood bond IMO. She can’t even tell if her feelings for him are true yet she realizes she still loves Bill anyways.

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        September 03, 2009

        Your argument would be more compelling if you laid off the name calling and telling people they were wrong because you disagree with them. May the best vamp win.

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        September 03, 2009

        wow..that’s really immature and mean.

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        September 03, 2009

        and you are a cunt Allison/Constance for saying mean things in general

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      September 03, 2009

      I hated how Bill treated her. It was degrading and really annoying. Eric has some bad points, but nothing major like cheating on her. Bill is just boring and these books are fiction and I want to be entertained. Bill is not entertaining in anyway he’s boring. He bores me to tears. The part when Eric pays for her driveway was when I really fell for Eric. Bill never does anything like that he’s just an douche. I know Sookie won’t end up w/ Eric but I don’t care he’s sexy. She deserves to have sex with him. I don’t care if that’s it because this isn’t real life. I’m sure Sookie will be with Sam. I just have a feeling…and Eric will meet the sun to break to blood bond. One more thing about Eric is that while he might not say “I would die for you Sookie!!)(which I find cheesy and stupid) like Bill does, he actually does protect her. Bill is all talk.

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        September 04, 2009

        ha..Good thing the show and the books are completely different!

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        September 04, 2009

        What do you mean by that?

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    September 03, 2009

    First I’m surprised this much has been revealed this soon.
    Well apparently CH is going to ring every bit of torment she can out of Bill and his fans. We know Sookie realized she still loves Bill, finally forgives him and was lying next him holding his hand as they were being driven home. It makes Sookie seem so fickle and slow witted with all the waffeling. Then again it does not say what type of relationship she and Eric settle into. I assume Eric’s brother will be somone turned by the same maker. I know a lot of Eric lovers were not pleased about his intimate relationship with his maker. I would not be surprised if the “brother” causes some trouble. Hell Sookie may even be attracted to him. She does have a wandering eye. It should be interesting. Poor Bill. You know who, better not hesitate to give him blood to help him heal. He will probably be close to finally dead before he allows them to be contscted. I bet Sookie will play a part in that. CH had her chance to kill Bill off and chose not to so I think he will survive but it will be awhile before he really recovers. I’d give you blood Bill, I am your fav type, O neg. But I am glad we aren’t related cause it just would not be right for me to feel about you like I do :)

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    September 03, 2009

    I am an Eric fan… I love love love Eric… And he is definitely my favorite character, with his mischevious ways… I waited just as long as the rest of us die hards for them to FINALLY be together. All I am saying is that in Book 9 there were some moments that made me mad at Eric. He was just a little possessive. For me, I do really still want them to end up together and it looks like they will in Book 10. Cant wait to see how Eric and Sookie handle being openly in a relationship. There’s always bound to be disaster in the Sookieverse! LOL

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    September 03, 2009

    No matter who we “ship” for … whether Eric, Bill or Sam, can we please be respectful of one another. Lively discussions and disagreements are fine, but can we have them without the name calling.

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    September 03, 2009

    bla bla bla…..

    what ever you are talking about…

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    September 03, 2009

    i think bill DOES love sookie boundlessly…even more than eric does or maybe ever could…HOWEVER, does that mandate sookie stay with him?….sometimes that works out, but how many of us have exes that still “love” us? love, lust, whatever is not logical..you just have to go with your heart…i truly feel sorry for bill, but eric seems to be what sookie needs right now and what makes her happy…she should follow her heart…if it leads back to bill, fine….but this obligation to love someone as much as they love you is ridiculously impossible!

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    September 03, 2009

    I find book Eric even more compelling that tv Eric. He is funny, honest, sexy – and yes, conniving, evil and deceptive. But he gets Sookie – her humor, her love of life. Bill loves her but almost too much. He almost no longer sees her as a person. And he has been much more deceitful to her than Eric has. He has lied to her, left her and raped her. How can folks forget or make excuses for what he did in that trunk?

    She loves him as one always feels affection for her first love. We never forget but we move on. I don’t know if Sookie will end up with a vampire ultimately, but I am relieved that she and Eric will at least give a relationship a try.

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    September 03, 2009

    You can tell who I love from my name, and I am not out to upset any Eric fans, and won’t call anyone any names, though sometimes I am tempted. I love both Book Bill and TB Bill, and I am sick to death of hearing stuff like “Bill lied to her, Bill betrayed her, Bill raped her.” This is nonsense. Eric is the liar and master manipulator here, not Bill. Poor Bill is subservient to Eric in the vampire hierarchy and has to take it. Sookie is immature, and over the next few books she will grow up and realize that Bill is the only one for her. Yes, Bill has a living blood relative or two, you know who I mean, so they can save him, and of course Sookie knows who they are, so my bets on on her to arrange this. CH has also said that Book 10 will explore the blood bond between Eric and Sookie and she will ask herself if she really feels these feelings of her own will, or because of the bond. I don’t understand why any adult woman would want to be with someone who constantly tricks and manipulates her. I am absolutely certain Niall was talking about Bill at the end of DAG, just as I am certain Bill and Sookie will be together in the end. Can hardly wait!!!

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    September 03, 2009

    Ok, so to continue my opinion that “it’s just sex” thing w/Bill….I just started reading Dead to the World (4th time)and on page 10, Sookie askes herself “What has Bill done for me?” her answer “He’d introduced me to sex, which I really enjoyed. Introduced me to a lot of other vampires, which I didn’t. Saved my life, though when you thought about it, I wouldn’t have been in danger if I hadn’t been dating him in the first place. But I’d saved his back once or twice, so that debt was canceled. He’s called me ‘Sweetheart,’ and at the time he’d meant it. ‘Nothing’ I muttered, as I mopped up a spilled pina colada ….’He didn’t do a thing for me.'”

    Here’s what she says about Eric right before she does the deed in the shower…she admits that if it had been the “real” Eric she would have had the strength to say no, she says “The real Eric came with a whole package of power and politics, something of which I had limited understanding and interest. This was a different Eric”

    and this is KEY for me….

    She says “WITHOUT the personality that I’d GROWN FOND OF in a perverse way–but it was beautiful Eric, who desired me, who was hungry for me, in a world that often let me know it could do very well without me.”

    And that is why I, Amelia, love Eric, his personality, his ability to laugh at himself, his humor and sense of irony. Bill has none of that. No sense of humor to speak of, though a perfectly lovely man/vamp.

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      September 03, 2009

      Amelia, you are right on about Eric… I love your posts!

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      September 05, 2009

      Hahahahaa That´s exactly what I think.
      And I love Eric too, for that… and MORE. I just think honestly that Bill is too boring.

      P.s I´m only talking about the books. Not the show. I think the show is amazing. I still prefer Alex more than stephen though Hahaha

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    September 03, 2009

    PS: I know what I previously wrote doesn’t prove that Eric loves Sookie, but for me it becomes more and more evident as the books go on. She’s totally attracted to him, not just physically, but he becomes a friend and for me growing to like, then love someone is a deeper bond than some instant passionate love that flames so hot that it flashes out.

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      September 04, 2009

      ITA!! Eric and Sookie’s relationship is the only one that has progressed in a positive way throughout the entire series. Eric’s presence has never wavered in Sookie’s life, even when she was dating Quinn. There’s a reason for that. ;)

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    September 03, 2009

    All I have to say at this point is:
    Please Allan do not follow her storyline at that point, keep Sookie and Bill together, (maybe a little drama allowed with Eric but not Eric as a keeper). I don’t know that I could continue watching the show if Eric becomes her dreamboat…I would be so sad because Stephen Moyer is so awesome in his interpretation of Bill that I truly feel close to Bill and if he doesn’t end up with Sookie then I really want him to have a human woman who can give him the love and stability that he wants and that will not draw more vampires who want her “specific” qualities, ie.reading other people’s minds,hmmm. Bill wants a peaceful
    southern living where maybe he can attend church, be allowed to finally successfully mainstream,maybe they can find a way for Bill and the humana woman, who will truly love him, to have children or adopt or something. I believe he is a great lover, father,brother, husband and I want at the end of the end of this show for him to have a regular life. He is the type of man who will be true to his woman until she is old and dying,and than tragically,as she dies I believe he will destroy himself as she dies so that they can end their life and their undying love story together….

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    September 03, 2009

    why is everyone so hung up on bill? what has he ever done for sookie in the books?? i’m not quite sure why everyone is so obsessed with him. at least eric has a personality. all the scenes in the book where i laughed had eric involved. the guy is closer to being human than bill ever was.

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      September 03, 2009

      That is ridiculous. LOL. Eric is so far away from being human he doesn’t even remember what it is. Bill remembers his humanity, in the books as well as in the show. Sookie gave that to him. But I’m not going to argue with any more Eric lovers. CH will tell the story, and I am more than confident that Eric is not who she has in mind for Sookie’s happily ever after.

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        September 03, 2009

        I don’t see CH leaving sookie with any vamp cuz she’s stated before she won’t be a vamp and having kids is important to her. That aside, if she did, I doubt it would be with an under developed character like bill who is so one dimensional. But even if by some miracle she DID, even if I don’t like his crappy character, I still love the books. So there is no Arguing. The whole bill Eric scenario does not make or break the series for me unlike alot of psychos i’ve seen obsessing over it.

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    September 03, 2009

    sookie/bill 4ever, what makes you think bill wants to go to church? what makes you think they allow vampires to adopt either? i think you take the whole bill situation too seriously lol..

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      September 03, 2009

      It’s her opinion and she is entitled to it. If that’s what she wants for her favorite character then more power to her. Good on you Sookie/Bill 4ever! Don’t give up on your boy.

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        September 03, 2009

        well i’m entitled to my opinion about her post lol. based on the info CH has given us that they don’t allow vamps to adopt, and bill’s never voiced the needs to go to church..that’s why i can say that. you all take this stuff too seriously.. it’s just a book!

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    September 03, 2009

    yes I agreeo people really think that alan ball could not follow the plot of the books and keep sookie and bill as the big romance??? I hope so!!

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      September 03, 2009

      bill on TB is awesome, and i hate eric on TB. but in the books my preference is eric. if they could keep bill with sookie in the show, more power to them. but people get really crazy about who sookie should end up with!

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    September 03, 2009

    This is probably off the subject… But I was just thinking about how in the show, Eric seems increasingly trying to get Sookie. In Episode 11, Sam asks Eric for his help, and Eric says something like and how will you repay this favor? Can you get me Sookie Stackhouse? LOL Sams responds, Uh, No…

    I loved that! It is like Eric has no shame in his game. He is letting everyone in town know what he is after… Lorena, Bill, Pam, Sam, Lafayette, Isabel, Sookie herself…. In the books he is a bit more discreet about his approach to win over Sookie. He’s manipulates and is always thinking 3 moves ahead, where as in the show, he seems to be putting it all out on the table for many to see.

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    September 03, 2009

    Do other people think true blood plot could not follow the same plots as the books in terms of the bill/sookie and sookie eric storylines? I really hope so as I wanted to believe alan ball when he said that sookie and bills relationsip is the core of true blood as it isnt the core of the books is it?

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      September 03, 2009

      No, the core of the books is Sookie and her adventures and her relationships. In the books, Bill and Eric arent the only suitors Sookie comes accross and has “relations” with, but they remain the 2 dominate men in her life. AB has stated Bill/Sookie will be the core. That can still be the case, even if she ventures off with Eric for a bit in the show. In the books, Eric really becomes the prominate character, taking care of her, protecting her, loving her, even in his little evil ways. I know it is hard to believe for the die hard Bill fans, but Eric can be a likeable character! I was a Bill fan until I read book 3 Club Dead, and then I switched teams.

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        September 03, 2009

        I read all the books and never switched teams. I don’t see anything Eric has done for Sookie as being protective or loving in anyway. He wants her. He wants to possess her. He doesn’t play fair, he manipulates, coerces, forces things. The ‘love’ scene between them in DAG spoke volumes to me. Sookie doesn’t love Eric. She has fun with him and enjoys sex with him but she doesn’t love him. There was none of the tenderness there she shared with Bill or Quinn. I simply do not understand the fascination with Eric’s character. If I dated a guy like that in real life who tried to control and manipulate me, I would kick him to the curb so fast your head would spin.

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        September 03, 2009

        Bill has acted possessive on plenty of occasions. I don’t have my books with me to quote scenes.

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        September 04, 2009

        Many don’t understand the fascination with Bill either…

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        September 04, 2009

        You know TB Bill is sooooooo controlling of Sookie and high handed. All the things you say you don’t like in Eric. It’s just funny how it’s OK in Bill!

        It all comes down to we like who we like so our perceptions become biased. No matter how we think we are unbiased we really aren’t( myself included!)

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        September 03, 2009

        so you think it is possible that the books and the show could follow a different path? Just because eric becomes a more prominate character in the books doesnt mean he will in true blood?

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        September 04, 2009

        Nicole, I didn’t say Eric was possessive, I said he wanted to ‘possess’ Sookie, to own her, not have a partnership with her. That is very different than simply being ‘possessive’. All vampires (maybe all men, LOL) are possessive.

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    September 04, 2009

    I don’t mean this to be offensive to anyone, but I believe folks would make the whole ride much more fun for themselves if they’d open to the possibility of Sookie being with Eric OR Bill OR Sam.

    I know that kind of paradigm shift can be done because I did it. I watched the first five episodes of True Blood Season 1 then I read the first eight books before episode 6 aired. I loved Bill and couldn’t even fathom liking Eric.

    Then I after the season finished, I read book 9 and watched a bunch of Alexander Skarsgard work and decided I wanted to see a lot more of him with Sookie, because it would be fun to watch. And then I saw all these episodes of the second season and I saw what Bill can look like when he’s being all serious and stuff and as to Bill, well, “I’ve lost that loving feeling”. [But open to getting it back, depending….]

    And now, I’m re-reading the books and lo and behold, I see Eric and Bill differently now that I see Bill differently and I’m not all gaga for the Bill character.

    I’m here for the fun, not to be loyal to any character. Anybody else feel this way? Anyone like both Eric AND Bill?

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      February 06, 2010

      I do, although I definitely have a preferance. I would not break my heart of Sookie got back together with Bill – there is much to be said about the reality of having a history that deep with someone. I like different aspects of each of them.

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    September 04, 2009

    I like them both! But I’m predominantly a TB fan. I think it might be easier to like them both on the show because the story isn’t told from Sookie’s POV so you can see why each character behaves in the way they do. To be honest Bill is my favorite character and I want him what’s best for him. I’m not sold that that’s Sookie. But, nothing will make me dislike him. I’m too far gone :)

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    September 04, 2009

    I didn’t read #9 and I won’t read #10……for obvious reasons. Nuff said!

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      September 04, 2009

      what reasons are they? I lost interest after book 4 but thought 9 was better? (prob cause bill was back!!)

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    September 04, 2009

    I would like to remind everybody to be respectful. Otherwise I will close the thread down.

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      September 04, 2009

      Please don’t close it until someone replies to me. Thank you.

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      September 04, 2009

      I agree. Some of these ladies are getting out of hand with their comments. It’s a effing show ladies! It’s FICTIONAL books! Geez… I have my favorite characters… but honestly, I like the storyline in general. I used to like Bill, now I like Eric, I always wished Alcide (for those who have read the books) wouldn’t have turned out to be such an a-hole. There was nothing I particularly liked about Quinn. Sam is super sweet, but I just think Sookie is drawn more to the men with the super strength. But I loved all the books, some more than others for sure, but can re-read them over and over. CHARLAINE HARRIS is awesome! Keep writing CH!! Please! And HBO, please keep TB on FOREVER! :-)

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    September 04, 2009

    Has Sookie even had anything serious with a human? I love the show and the only character that has been continuously kind is Sam. He’s a cutie, but please shave. He could have left the whole town and everyone to be destroyed by Mary Ann and he has not done that.

    His little speech about “This our town, these are our friends” says a lot about loyalty and sacrifice-no pun intended. He has not purposely put Sookie in danger or used her.

    Why do all you book readers not like him? Is he unkind later? Please tell me how Bill gets everywhere so fast–do all vamps fly?

    I will read the books when the season 2 ends. Should I start with book 3 where the series leaves off or start at the beginning?

    anyone willing to answer these questions-I thank you. :)

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    September 04, 2009

    kay, you should really start from the beginning. Book 1 and season one are as related as two brothers or sisters, but book 2 and season 2 are as related as a third cousin. There are huge differences in the way several characters are depicted, and also differences in the stories as well, for example Marianne is named Callisto and Stan don’t die.

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      September 04, 2009

      Another difference between Book 2 and Season 2…..

      Sam and the maenad frolic in the forrest, like they are lovers.

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    September 04, 2009

    Kay, I am book reader and I love Sam . Who doesn’t love Sam? I want Sam with Tara. Sookie has never really dated humans. She tried but she can read their mind so it makes it diffcult. All vamps do not fly however they all have super speed so Bill can get from point a to point b very fast. All vamps have a special skill . Bill’s is glamouring . He can glamour better than anyone. If you are going to read the series start with book 1 becuz TB is different than the books. Hope this helps. :)

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    September 05, 2009

    As a huge fan of both the book and the series, you cannot compare them in any way. What is the fun of watching the show if it adheres strictly to the book? In the books, Eric takes the time to find out what Sookie really needs and wants. He pulls her out of poverty without every making her feel less of a person because of it. Bill never did: it was all about the control. The books show Sookie to be truly strong, smart and not nearly as helpless as the show portrays her. Charlaine Harris rocks and Alan Ball tells a hell of a good story. All that being said: in the last episode, the look on Bill’s face when he glamors Tara is amazing, Eric just owns the screen and the music is great.

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    September 06, 2009

    OK here’s my theory, maybe CH says Sookie will never become a vampire as a way to throw us all off. Cause if she said “Yeah Sookie will become a vampire one day” then I guess all of us would know that either Eric or Bill would be who Sookie chooses. So maybe in her own way CH is trying to keep us in the dark. And in the end of D&G, I think Niall was talking about Eric, cause if you remember in the book when Tray asks Sookie did Bill hate he that much Sookie replies Bill loves me. I think Sookie loves Bill because he was her first love but from her own words everything that came after that soiled thier relationship.

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    September 08, 2009

    I can’t imagine the books and the show ending totally different that would be too weird, don’t you think? As for who is best for Sookie well, she is getting to that age, the clock is ticking and there is a nephew and I’m sure there are going to be babies being born after all those weddings. Vampires can not have traditional offspring, would it really be fair that Sookie not have that in her life ever and would it be fair that she grow old and alone when her husband (if vamp) forever young and CH did state Sookie will never be a Vampire. Bill and Eric both love Sookie this is obvious, but I see Bill as a dreamer and I see Eric as a realist and I think that is what keeps Eric from making a true commitment to Sookie also if he is to protect her he can’t leave his power position in the vamp world, it would make him a target which will put Sookie in danger too, I think that is why he tricks her so. I don’t see Sookie understanding that and never marry him willingly to prove her obedience to Eric’s rule, she is too strong willed? Bill on the other hand isn’t thinking of Sookies future at all, he can not hide her away so they can be together with her powers of mind reading they would always be on the run and Sookie isn’t going to leave her home and what really can he offer her in the long run but a constant reminder she is growing old and gave up a traditional family life plus in the first few books they do fight a lot, nit picking mostly but believe me it wouldn’t be a good life to have and she will smarten up after awhile. Ok well that is just my thoughts :)

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    September 09, 2009

    after starting these books only a few monthes ago i found them hard to put down. i have learned to trust the creativity of CH. i couldnt and wouldnt say whether or not i believe the synopsis to be where i wanted the stories to go. i’ve already enjoyed the ride she has given me, and cannot wait to continue the journey.
    ps eric was my favorite anyway. somebody has to be the loser. i guess, i’d rather it be bill.

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    September 10, 2009

    I will read the next book but I don’t agree on CH’s direction.

    Bill has professed his love for Sookie many a time. In action and in words. He has put his life on the line for her on numerous occasions even when they were’nt seeing each other. That goes to show you his unconditional love he has for her.

    It is about time Sookie forgives Bill and start seeing him again. She ought to drop Eric because he is just using her for sport until he gets bored. That Eric doesn’t have a caring bone in his body. Besides, he has never once said that he loves her.

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      September 24, 2009

      Okay people.. this is silly.. ERIC and Sookie need to be together in the books, Bill has bher on the show.. I started with the show and was all team bill.. and still am in the show, but Eric won my heart and is the star in my fantasyies.. he always admits and is forward about using her.. and she likes that.. Game over.. Bill in the show.. Eric in the books (granted im a sucker for Quinn thus far too.. and had alcid moments…

      In the books Eric is continuously there for her and saves her many times over.. Bill onyl saves her when hes there and hes only there when its convienant for him.. he doesn’t love her.. I don’t believe it I don’t care how crazed tortured and hungry he was.. he raped her.. I can’t stand him in the books… However like i said im torn about the show..

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      October 08, 2009

      Eric’s certainly not a romantic, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care for Sookie (even love her). Both Eric and Bill have “put their life on the line” for Sookie (what a lucky, lucky woman!).

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    September 10, 2009

    Eric rules! Eric has prove that he cares about Sookie… He has put in danger his life too for sookie… the book with the witchs was awesome, I loved eric in this book,and this is a clue, in this book Eric show sookie how much he love her, and how much he care about her… even if he doesn’t remember who was he… and in the last book (9th book) Eric was great too… he is so cute.

    Besides, Eric has been always honest with sookie, bill not.

    And sookie has risked her life for both (Eric and Bill)…

    I don’t know wich whom sookie remains in the end, but I prefer thousand times that she remains with Eric… but this is my opinion, I love Eric…

    And Charlaine Harris is awesome too, i just enjoy very much reading her books! Finally someone wright about vampires in a Successful way.

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    September 16, 2009

    So much of the back and forth about the suitors has alot of commentors using the term “I like” or “I dislike” and that causes a lot of hard feelings when someone else disagrees. What I find most interesting is trying to understand why Sookie makes the choices she does, not the choices I would make if I were in her position. It took me 3 reads of the first books to understand as best I can, why she had dropped Bill to begin with. And then I went on to try and understand why she broke up with Quinn. I’m still trying to understand what it is she’s looking for that’s gotten her so attached to Eric, and wether or not the reasons that she has are strong enough to withstand the test of time.

    There are many fish in this pond, and everyone seems to truely care about her, they just express it in different ways. Which one she finally ends up, I think, will be based on Sookie finishing development of her sense of values as they pertain to personal relationships. She hasn’t had a lot of experience with being intimate, and I don’t mean physically in this sentence, so she has to basically go from her teens into full adulthood maturity-wise. We are just being taken down that path with her.

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    September 17, 2009

    I wonder if the torture will change her view about life. I know she wish to die but she loves life so much. When she will see her friends having children maybe she would one on her own. Eric and Bill cannot give her any. Eric feeling for her are true and he’s not use to express anything because he doesn’t like to be weak. Do you think he will quit is position for her since he was so happy with her? And what 70 years of life when you live thousand of years? I think on of them will die, Eric, or Bill. And finishing with Sam, it’s accepting friendship love.Do you want that? Eric is passion/love, Bill first love, i don’t know what best for her? Or may a Eric’s decendant?

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    September 22, 2009

    I am a true die hard fan of the books and TB. I have to admit I have loved all of Sookk’s fellas. And I am guessing that is for the same reason she has. Each comes with a diffrent background and and life. I Loved Bill because he was a southern gentalman who had the same southern upbringing as sook. Things seem to happen that are beyond his control because of this position in the world. Everyone makes the choise sometime in their life to omitt details to save themselves and the one they love hearache. Those choices sometimes comeback to bight us. I loved Alcide because was sweet to her and cared for her even when he know she was never within her reach because of Debbie Pelt. And so quick to forgive what could have been very hard to forgive regardless of the circumstances. I loved Quinn because he was open and genuine and patient and protective. Yet again they have all made mistakes. He withheld his past from her and that cost him. He did not give it a chance because all the fact were not on the table. I love Sam because he is stable consistant and beyond that he has that best friend quaity about him we all want to base a relationship on. And now ERIC. Well he is persistant I give him that.But he is also over a 1000 years old and had lived through alot. I have alot to say about Eric but he is a complicated guy. I do belive Erics first intentions were to conqure Sookie not doubt in my mind. But I alos belive Eric had forgotten most human feeling altogether. It was all buisness with him. Does he trick her OOO yes he does. But does this trickery harm her or hurt her? That is a biggy. I think most everything he does surves two purposes. I think as he regaines contol over emotions lost long ago the trickery becomes a way so show his emotions and save her. I belive in their own way they all love her. But I think she is a big girl and has shown no matter how many times they all get her in trouble the morals, values, and strength she was raised with she survives on her own. I look forward to whatever book 10 hold. Just the opinion of a southern girl raised on the same values from Ruston, Louisiana

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    September 29, 2009

    I really hope Sookie ends up with Eric. I have not watched TB, because I wanted to catch up with all the books first. I really liked Bill, until his betrayal. Personally I would not have risked my life for someone who betrayed me like that, he omitted the fact that his maker had that much power over him, and perhaps if he handn’t things could have been different. Instead he ran off to his maker, made whoopy with her and planned to just abandon Sookie in the dark. There are things that yes, he has done for her, but so has Eric.
    Even when Eric has sent her off on business, he is there personally to look after her, and in the books, their relationship and Eric’s character is what has been developed the most. There are some books where Bill hardly shows up.
    He was quick to give the Bellefleurs money but has not done a thing to help Sookie out, and not that he needs to “buy” her love, but how many girls wouldn’t want to get treated every now and then?
    Anyway, I truly hope she ends up with Eric. Not everyone ends up with their first love, and yes, we all remember our first, but it doesn’t mean it was meant to last. I hope CH gives Eric and Sookies a happily ever after. Lets hope this doesn’t turn out to be a cheesy Twilight-esq ending of B/S.

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    September 30, 2009

    I can’t wait for the next book. No matter I am sure it will be great. I was very upset about Sookie not being with Bill any more but then I really started to like Eric! I do think that is who she should end up with. I do think that Bill loves her but I don’t think he is right for her. I love they way She is able to share her day with Eric after they make love!!! I can’t wait! It’s gonna be great!!

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    October 01, 2009

    It seems to me that people who have watched TB lean more toward Bill, while those who base their opinion on the books alone are leaning towards Eric.
    I agree that, at least in te beginning, Eric just saw Sookie as someone “fun” to seduce, conquer, and bend to his will. But over time their relationship has changed. Not mo make any excuses for the guy, but his being calculating, hardened, and ruthless make perfect sense. Anyone that has been around for over a thousand years and watched the world’s constant wars, destruction, assassinations, deceptions, mass murder, ethic/ religious/ nationalistic cleansings, etc., would either have to become as hardened as him, or extremely depressed and beyond hopeless as far as humans are concerned. It has been as extremely long time (ten times as long as Bill) that he has been human and has had human feelings. That’s why Sookie was so unexpected to him, and why he was so confused about what he was “feeling” when he remembered their time together. He might have “tricked” her the first few times they interacted with one another, but now he has moved beyond that. He is also the one that does little things for her not because he has to, or because he wants to get credit for them (no one but him and Sookie know), but he is the one that graveled her drive way when it needed it, replaced her coat, cell phone, door, etc. Sometimes it’s the little thoughtfull gestures that give much more meaning to a relationship than standing there saying “I love you”.
    I admit I was never a big Bill fan. It bothered me that he would persist in having sex with Sookie even when she was tired and just wanted to cuddle and sleep, that he ignored her when he was working on his computer program, that he was so possesive when they were together, .. and I won’t even go into his betrayal, his almost killing her and raping her. Since they broke up, he has annoyed me even more. That sneaking around her house is very close to what I would consider stalking, and while he keeps insisting (very stubbornly like a five year old) “but I love you!” , he has done very little to actualy win her back.
    Having said all that, I’m not sure I want Sookie to end up with a vampire in the end (definately not Bill, not too keen on the Eric idea either). She needs to end up with someone who will love her for who (not what) she is, give her a family of her own, and be able to grow old with her. The one most likely would be Sam, and though I am still not sold on him, he is the one person through all the books that has always cared for her, been there for her, has protected her, never judged her, and always accepted her for who she was, even before all the other vamps, shifters, withches, fairies, and what not came into the picture.

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    October 03, 2009

    I have always been a BIG FAN of Eric since DTTW..from my point of view, Eric always makes Sookie his first priority for watever situation it is..he has the charming personality that i adores very much. In every book series i’ll put a lot of attention in Eric and Sookie part because that’s where the interesting plot is..After i’ve finished DAG,it makes me more in love with Eric character..CH, if u read this pls if you can try to speed up the book#10 release date. It just very hard to wait for another 7 month to read what happen to eric-sookie relationship and to know why Eric doesn’t showed up to rescue sookie during her kidnapped.

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    October 08, 2009

    I’m very excited that Sookie and Eric are heading into “relationship” territory, whether it happens in book 10 or otherwise. It’s been 9 books in the making already! As far as the Bill/Eric hooey goes, I simply don’t see Sookie with Bill at the moment because of everything Sookie’s been through. Bill is not a laughy guy and after all the drama of book 9 Sookie needs someone with a sense of humor who can make her laugh while still understanding the darker moments. I actually see Sookie and Eric as being good for each other. Neither is perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but they work well together, understand each other, and occasionally call BS on each other. I’ve never seen quite the same dynamic between Sookie and Bill.

    As far as Sookie and Sam (since someone above mentioned it…somewhere) goes, I just don’t see it and never have. Sam would rather live a “normal” life and ignore the fact that he *is not* normal. Maybe he just hasn’t come to terms with the fact he’s a shifter and there’s no shame in it. I was always kind of Blah over Sam until his and Sookie’s conversation in FDTW where Sam was saying they needed to find a way to get Sookie out of everything. And have her do what, Sam? Pretend she isn’t what she is? Pretend the supe world doesn’t exist? Very realistic. It’s like he hasn’t realized that her involvement in the supe world is a kind of comfort to Sookie since she’s accepted among supes as a whole and is kinda sorta an important person/asset. It’s nice to have one person not think you’re a freak, but to have a whole bunch of people? Way better feeling.

    I’m wondering if the passers-by people are faeries returning to Faerie Land (or whatever it’s called) before the portals or whatever are closed. Since Sookie’s house is apparently next to an underground supernatural railroad system. Maybe Dermot will make an appearance?

    Also hoping Eric’s “brother” doesn’t make trouble for Area 5…not so worried about Appius for some reason. Hopefully Appius is old enough, and intelligent enough, to not deliberately cause trouble for his Sheriff child.

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    October 16, 2009

    I hope that is Eric and Sookie together now. I think they are great together and they belong with each other. It has been 9 books in the making and I wouldnt like for the next 3 weeks Harris is going to realise for Sookie to have a different guy in each book. I think it will nice for her to settle down now.

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    October 20, 2009

    I love the idea of the synopses given. I cannot stand the thought of Sookie being with anyone other than Eric. Yes Bill is a great guy, but truly doesnt fit right with her. Eric I truly believe through reading the story Loves her more than he has been willing to say. I almost cried when I read in dead and gone when he was feeding her, and she asked why he didnt come and he couldnt look at her and said “your killing me” I knew for absolute certain then that he did Love her. Even though I started seeing huge signs of that in Club Dead.

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      November 04, 2009

      OMGosh…I was soooo estatic that Eric was really falling in WUV with Sookie and yet, slightly disappointed with her for making such a big deal about the blood bond thing. I almost wanted to slap some sense into her and yell…ERIC LOVES YOU…AIN’T IT OBVIOUS?

      Besides, Eric has done so much MORE for Sookie than Bill has.

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      November 18, 2009

      I am so glad that so many people agree with me on the whole Sookie and Eric thing. I def agree that Club Dead along with Living Dead in Dallas proved Erik loved Sookie. First, in LDID Erik was waiting for Sookie when she came back injured, doctored her, and threw himself on top of her to literally take a bullet for her. After the shooting stopped, instead of dashing off to play vigilante like Bill, he made sure Sookie was ok. The orgy party of the end of LDID was my favorite part of the book because it showed just how far Eric was willing to go for Sookie. I mean, dressing up in neon Spandex pretending to be bisexual just to bodyguard Sookie was pretty awesome. Then in Club Dead, he saves her life, holds her and helps her relax through the excruciating pain, substantially weakens himself just to ensure she has a chance to survive the next day, and hooks up with a bi guy just so Sookie can escape with Bill. And let’s not forget the end of Club Dead where Bill is all “Sookie is mine and always will be”, she flips them both the bird, and Eric states that Sookie belongs to herself. I think that pretty much sums up the whole triangle in a nutshell. It’s ironic that Eric is way older than Bill but Bill can’t seem to get past the helpless woman as a possession thing, whereas Eric loves Sookie’s free spirit. I’ve read the first four books but got ticked in the bookstore looking at the next few ’cause it seems like Sookie will just go to bed with every “supe” in her life just because she can. And it also seemed like the author made Eric out to be a giant jerk (in the next few) who only wanted Sookie for sex so we wouldn’t hate Sookie for bedding every guy she meets. However, reading the posts I’ll have to look at reading Dead and Gone while I wait on the next one!

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        December 28, 2009

        don’t forget it was hot pink spandex

        i love how eric shows his love. but sookie is a stupid she doesn’t realize that eric loves her. i mean she liked him when his memory was gone and now she doesn’t that he has his memory back. how selfish can she get? but she is stil by farrrrrrrr… my favorite vampire heroin. Eric show love in his own way. he protects her and gives her gifts. helps her pay for things and with tara when mickey wouldn’t go away. he loves her and sookie doesn’t realize hoe far his love goes.

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        February 03, 2010

        its sad to say i almost stopped reading the books when i thought sookie was gonna end up with bill, it just breaks my heart too much. but luckly i continued because the series is one of my favorites. didn’t like too much how the last book ended with sookie all inlove with bil again, will be my greatest joy if bill was kiled out of the books. and yes it horrible that sookie has a new lover every book. i think the books can still be very amazing with sookie and eric in a long term relationship, i don’t need to see her with some new guy or going back to bill. hopefully dead in the family keeps them together.

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      December 30, 2009

      Oh my god. That was my Favorite part! “Your Killing me” That was classic. You can tell that Eric is more than just in love with Sookie. He would die for her too, i think. Like when she was holding the bomb in All together Dead(I think). He said they “were bound to tightly.” he Loves her. no doubt about it.
      Another favorite part of mine was when Eric was telling Sookie’s great grandfather that he would take Sookie home because she was his “woman.”
      ……Oh, i Love him

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      January 05, 2010

      omg when i read that sookie is FINALLY in a relationship with eric all i could think is, “its about time.” lol. i’d only been waiting for it since book three. ahhhh i’m so excited. i love eric [:

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        February 03, 2010

        we should all team up and creat a vote for eric and sookie fansite.lol. its so obvious they belong together.

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      February 16, 2010

      soo argree,,,, bill is turned out to be a genealogy sales man. Sookie should be with a man with stature. If vamps are really drawn to faeries,,, it just fits.

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    November 01, 2009

    I love Eric and sookie are together! It’s a perfect match! Can not wait till may when i can get my hands on the 10th book!

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    November 04, 2009

    I am sooooo HAPPY that Eric and Sookie are a couple meant to be together and I just HOPE that Mr. Alan Ball will see it that way in the upcomping Season 3 of True Blood.

    HONESTLY, Eric and Sookie are the main reason I am hooked on BOTH series.

    Keep em coming!

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      January 05, 2010

      same here. the season finale of season two of true blood made me so mad. i was like, “noooooo! she can’t marry bill. what about eric?!” lol. but if there isn’t the eric and sookie action in season three that there is in book three i might stop watching. i hate bill. looooove eric

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    November 23, 2009

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Sookie and Eric being together. But I see some issues arising between them such as Sookie has no desire to become a vampire. She would rather die than to ever let that happen. And she loves the sun! She can never make Eric (or Bill for that matter) breakfast or do anything with him in the daytime. I think this will eventually come between them and she will end up with a supe in the end (Sam? Alcide?)

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      December 30, 2009

      Quinn

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        December 30, 2009

        Maybe, huh? I don’t know. Charaline kinda made it seem like he was done with Sookie in book 9, but you never know. Have you read the first chapter of book 10 yet? Sookie admits she loves Eric but not in a passionate sort of way. Can’t wait till May to find out what happens next!!!

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        February 12, 2010

        No! not quinn, he can’t even get past his mother and sister to put Sookie first!

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      January 07, 2010

      No way will she end up with Alcide, I mean he is a jerk (as shown just recently) and self centered to say the least. As for Sam he has no desire to be involved in the supernatural world and Sookie needs that so as not to feel like a freak. She may not be able to cook Eric breakfast and may love the sun but I think she loves him all the same and when the time comes will be willing to make the sacrifice. Anyway maybe her farie blood will help us out in this matter.
      I’m sure you notice that Bill isn’t mentioned above, well its for good reason; Sookie as a person is evolving and I believe that Bill is not changing into a person able to make the “new” Sookie happy. There are things he will not understand to be able to support Sookie in the next couple of books.

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        January 07, 2010

        I read an interview with Charlaine and she said Alcide isn’t out of the picture and we will be seeing more of him. I don’t think Sookie should be with him either, but I don’t think he’s going anywhere.

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        January 22, 2010

        Good point! Eric is evolving and changing while Bill is a dead stick in the mud.

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        March 07, 2010

        although I’d love to see Sookie and Eric stay together, Charlaine said on her website that Sookie would never become a vampire…so I have no clue where things are going to head. Sam doesn’t provide enough of a challenge, Alcide’s a jerk, and Quinn has issues. Maybe Claude will turn straight. Okay, I take that back. That’s just gross. They’re family. LOL.

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      February 10, 2010

      i totally agree that sooki will never settle down with a vamp. although pretty much every one of sooki’s lovers have been good to her, i personally am hoping she gets with sam. he has been there for her through the whole series and its painfully obvios that hes in love her. plus she can have the kind of she keeps saying she wants with him not to mention hes the only one who doesnt constantly put her in danger.

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        February 18, 2010

        at last,someone else who sees what i see.there are 2 people in the books who have always stood by, helped,and loved sookie,and that’s eric and sam.charlaine harris has said that sookie wont ever become a vampire,and tho eric is great and truly loves her i believe,this means she’ll have to either die( yikes) or be with a non-vampire-ie sam.alcide is attractive and all but he’s a big jerk.and quinn ,poor thing,has momma- from- hell and twisted sister.really hope sookie doesnt go back to either of them.sam is a supe but hes also somebody sookie could have normal life with-breakfast,sun,family,children etc.

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        February 21, 2010

        Sookie won’t die. Charlaine has said she will live a normal human lifespan. You can twist that and say that anything constitutes normal, but I believe that to mean she will die at a ripe old age.

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        March 07, 2010

        Do you think that CLaudine’s baby could have somehow been saved? Not sure how it works in the fairy world, but I can see Sookie being a great mother to any child.

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        March 08, 2010

        hey,i never thought of that.i sure hope so.i was really upset when they killed off poor claudine.CH can be vicious about killing people off.plus,im still upset about gran.

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    December 07, 2009

    Ive just read all the books within a week and a half, i was reading more than 1 a day because i just couldnt put them down. I wasnt really interested in anthing other than Eric and Sookie. I am hoping that in the 10th book something happens that makes Sookie realise that as she is immune to the vampires glamourising her she is also immune to the effect of the blood bond and the feelings she has for Eric really are real. I also hope we find out why Bill had to rescue Sookie in the last book because Eric did say he would explain. I wish in Book 9 they would have made more of when Eric was explaining how the witches curse had worked. He told Sookie that the curse meant he would go to where his hearts desire but this was never mentioned again, this clearly means he loves her and i would of loved Sookie to make more of it! I cant wait for it to come out in May!!

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      December 28, 2009

      true that mister true that

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      December 30, 2009

      On the reals. You know what your talking about.

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      December 30, 2009

      The first chapter of book 10 has been released and Sookie does admit that she loves Eric outside of the blood bond, but it didn’t seem like to me that it was a real passionate kind of love. Totally can’t wait till it comes out in May too!

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        January 19, 2010

        I disagree with the no passion statement between Sookie and Eric. I read the first chapter too. And what I got from it was that she was still feeling residual from the torture, physically and mentally. I mean they bit the crap out of her and usually when Sookie and Eric have sex he bites on her and maybe she can’t help but kinda flinch at that.

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        February 12, 2010

        I agree with Amber, I think it will be difficult for Sookie to hop right into the swing of things, as we found out in the first chapter. It says right away that she used to enjoy giving up control, and now she can’t because of what they did to her, where she had ALL of her control TAKEN away.

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        February 19, 2010

        Yeah. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a “Scarlett O’Hara/Rhett Butler” thing. You know, Scarlett “appreciating” Rhett, but never really admitting to herself how much she really does LOVE him, until it is too late. And Rhett pretending that he didn’t really love Scarlett deeply, even though he was madly in love with her. There are definite parallels between Sookie/Eric and Scarlett/Rhett. I just hope it turns out better. I guess there are 3 or 4 more novels to go to find out!

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      January 15, 2010

      Omg, I forgot about how Eric said he would explain! Ok,to start of, I hate Bill, I hate Alcide and i especially hate Quinn. But i LOVE Eric. From the beginning of the books, I hoped Sookie and him would get together, and i was SO happy when they did! I really hope they stay together, they belong together, seriously. And i hope Sookie’s great grandfather meant Eric when he said that the vampire really loves you or something along those lines.

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    December 16, 2009

    Sookie should be with Bill and only Bill!!

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      December 30, 2009

      No honey, I’m sorry, but your wrong on that one.
      She has to be with Eric. And only Eric.

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        December 31, 2009

        I agree, definitely Eric….

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        January 05, 2010

        yes. only eric. i hate bill. quinn made me mad. alcide is a good guy, but not for sookie. and sam is the kind of guy that is just the friend.
        eric. thats all. its meant to be lol [:
        i’ve been hoping eric and sookie would be together since the third book.

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    December 17, 2009

    I love Eric and Sookie are together. I just love the way they understand each other. I am desperate for the 10th book.

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    December 20, 2009

    At first I wanted Sookie and Bill to be together and didn’t understand why every one wanted her and Eric but as I read more of True Blood I started to understand why, and that Eric was falling in love with Sookie, then when I read living dead in dallas I was so excited that they were together (but not). I finished Dead and gone like a month ago and I loved it. I’m Glad Eric finally knows what happen in living dead and dallas and hope they will be together in the 10th book !

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    December 25, 2009

    I’m really glad Eric and Sookie get to be in a real relationship. They have so much in common and they seem so good for each other. And they love each other too. way more than Bill loved Sookie and Sookie loved Bill. And im glad Bill is out of the picture. he was such an asshole and he really screwed everything up.

    I have to say from the beginning I knew Sookie and Eric were going to end up together just because of how you can tell that Eric was falling in love with Sookie and his desire for her was just too strong to ignore and give up on. in Dead To The World i was so happy that Sookie gave up on Bill and Eric and her were together-Even though Eric wasnt really there. But at the same time I have to say I was surprised. I would have never thought that Bill would have done what he did in Club Dead. That was a total shoker. I hated him as much as Sookie hated him.

    Eric had always been what he is. His attitude is so catchy and attractive. And i had fallen in love with him from the beginning. Ouinn was nice and i hope he still has his thing going on and he gets to be in whatever is left of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Bill was sweet and dark but i never really liked him. Sam just gets on my nerves with his feelings for Sookie. I hope he doesnt screw things up. Im just happy that Bill has moved out of Sookie’s heart and Eric has moved in. And who knows what would happen after that. i hope it lasts but if not, Charlaine Harris, surprise me!

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      December 29, 2009

      Bill shows up and tells sookie he loves her, but it kinda makes you wonder what he was really up to. The vampire queen of louisiana was just in the room where the murder of the king happened. She sent him there once…dont you think there could of been a reason she might send him there a second time? It says he showed up disheveled and beat up? I wouldnt of trusted him for a second! Good for her being so strong….

      Given, Im only on the 2nd Chapter of All together dead…but im telling myself, I have to slow down because Ive read 7 books in 2 weeks! what am i going to do for 4 months til May 4th when the new book comes out….well other then having it completed before the new Season 3 of TB comes out???

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    December 27, 2009

    Sookie has to stay with Eric. They are perfect together. It’s true that Sookie dosen’t want to be a vampire but maybe there is someway for Eric to become human? Maybe one of Amelias witch friends like Octavia or her boyfriend Louis could turn Eric?

    But that might just be wishful thinking….

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      December 30, 2009

      Eric and Sookie have to stay together. Forever. If it were possible for Eric to become human. But that does sound like wishful thinking. First, i dont think there is a way. And second, I dont think Eric would want to become human again. Not even for Sookie. And like you said, Sookie doesnt want to become a Vampire. But I think Sookie not wanting to be changed into a vampire is a smart choice. Being a Vampire seems all cool and all but only for the other person. Anyway I like Sookie being human. And if she were turned into a Vampire wouldnt she lose her gift? And what if losing her gift leads to her losing the value the Supernatural world sees in her? Not that its a total bad thing but….without the gift shes just as normal as any other person. Vampire or Human.

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        January 05, 2010

        i dnt think eric will ever be human. and i dnt think sookie would ever become a vampire. but have you thought about her fae heritage? maybe that will have some kind of effect on her life span. that and taking erics blood.
        love eric [:

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        January 08, 2010

        definitely

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        February 17, 2010

        Agree, the fae thing and the vamp blood could make Sookie imortal or at least long life as her grand father but she wants kids and it is not possible with a vampire

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        February 19, 2010

        Maybe she will come to adopt Hadley’s son, who is also a telepath, due to some horrible incident that kills his father. Then, she could fullfill her desire to have children in that way

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        February 23, 2010

        What about DNA? and Science? Eric still has his DNA, right? artificial insemination? using Eric’s blood or cells? Why can’t Sookie have Eric’s baby with science? Heck, they’ve done it with sheep, if I remember my Science Friday right, or maybe Discovery? can’t remember, sorry.

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      January 07, 2010

      Eric being human would change everything and not for the best. There is a reason why we love Eric and part of it is that he is a vampire, someone who understands Sookies feelings of being an outcast in the human world.
      Brittany you are a genius, definitely her fae heritage will be a factor. I think thats why her great…grandfather was so taken by her, because there is more fae in her than people think. I mean seriously why would her he have appeared years later (even though his son had been dead for a while). There is something still waiting to be explored there.

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        January 22, 2010

        I thought wouldn’t it be wonderful if a very intense magic was created by Niall which would still leave a Eric a vampire (agree, part of his charm) but he could go out into the sunshine for several, several hours per day. And as he stays in the daylight overtime he ages so he and Sookie can be together in the human way as well. I did like Quinn in Dead All Together – he really honestly cared about and cared for Sookie. But there is just something to Eric which makes him and Sookie together mesmerizing. I have been guilty of picking up a book and just skimming for the Eric and Sookie parts and then going back to re-reading the entire book. Even when they are not on the same page, they are still in line with each other. And this is coming from a woman who did NOT like Eric in the beginning.

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    December 27, 2009

    Love Eric and sookie together!!! ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT REASONS WHY I BUY THE BOOKS. DON’T KNOW IF I CAN CONTINUE IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE TOGETHER!! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK

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    December 27, 2009

    The first chapter of book 10 is on Charlaine’s Website, look at the top of the page for Dead in the Family: Chapter One. I can’t wait….

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    December 28, 2009

    Bill truley loves her and there is still something between them. I loved them in the begining and throughout. I think its time Sookie realizes that she still loves and forgives him and they should get back together. And as for Eric… where was he when Sookie needed to be saved? Shouldn’t he have known that she was in trouble especially with that stupid-Super blood bond thing? And who saved her? Bill… It hurts to know that he was willing to die for her and she’s still going with Eric… …

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      December 30, 2009

      I totally agree with you! All Eric seems to think about with Sookie is sex but Bill was right there from the beginning willing to do anything for her because he genuinely loved her :’) I think Sookie has been made too stubborn in the book and that has pushed her and Bill apart :( I hope they change the last ever season so they are together at the end!

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        December 30, 2009

        Well i totaly disagree with both of you. Bill had betrayed Sookie. Anyway you look at it thats the way it is. Eric has a lot going through his mind. And not just sex. Eric truely loves Sookie more than Bill would had ever have. The blood bond is not right all the way around but it does good.
        Bill did save Sookie, but that doesnt mean she has to forgive him and stay with him until forever ends for her. Bill is willing to die for her but only out of guilt. And maybe he does love her. He had his chance and he screwed it all up. Theres nothing he can do to make Sookie change her mind.
        At least i hope there isnt.

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        March 30, 2011

        I totally agree with you Stephanie!although I’m not 100 per cent sure who loves Sookie more.The only reason that Bill was interested in Sookie in the first place was because he was ordered to by Sophie-Anne (queen of Louisiana)because of her talent.Eric on the other hand seemed to have an interest in her from the moment he met her even before he knew about her talent!I’ve honestly been in favor of Eric since Living Dead in Dallas because of his doctoring and because he dressed in Pink Spandex for her and he really doesn’t seem like the type for that!Especially after Bills betrayal in Club Dead with Lorena I’ve been routing for Eric!I also think that Eric’s gesture like the new cell phone and New front Door in From Dead To Worse and the way he paid for her lane to be fixed in Club Dead!Bill never tried to buy her anything that she needed but had no problem with spending money on the Bellefleure’s even after proclaiming his hatred for them and yes I get that they are his descendants and he should help them but i think Sookie should have been more important!I think Eric just gets Sookie way more than Bill ever did!I think Sookie is right to have parted from Bill because they came from two different times and didn’t seem to be able to recognize the others point of view.

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        January 05, 2010

        bill betrayed sookie. eric loves her. he might not have been there when the fairies took her, but think of all the other times he had been there for her. he bought her the drive way she needed, took her home after bill RAPED and almost DRAINED her, went in with her to save the clerk at the gas station, even though he didn’t want to, has taken several bullets for her, saved her from andre, kept felipe from taking her, and every time she had to go some where to work for the vamps, he went in some kind of disguise to make sure she was safe.
        what did bill do? nothing.
        i looooove eric northman [:

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        January 22, 2010

        Hello. Did you forget the ONLY reason why Bill was around to “save” Sookie is because she called him because he was the closest when she had to go into Tray’s house and she was afaid of what she would find. If she had not made that call, Bill would not have been around to call Eric to contact Niall who lead Bill to Sookie to help save her from the two fey. You talk like it was just Bill, Great grandpa was there too!! And if it weren’t for him, Bill would not have been able to be there. Love Bill if you will but be honest about what you are loving.

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      January 07, 2010

      PLEASE are you kidding me. Bill at this point in Sookies life would be a disaster in the making. He still focuses on the “me” in their relationship; how he feels about her, how he misses her, how he made a mistake seducing her for the queen. ME ME ME. I mean regardless that he saved her he still remembers the old Sookie, who hadn’t met her fae relatives, the old Sookie who hadn’t hurt her friend because of her brothers selfishness, the old Sookie who hadn’t been tortures. The “new’ Sookie has shared most of her recent experiences with Eric and that makes a big difference in any relationship. Also we don’t know where Eric was and considering how much he cares for her, I doubt he was dancing the night away whilst a war was happening in the city.

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        January 08, 2010

        THANK YOU…! Im glad you see it the way that I do….

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    December 29, 2009

    I was totally team bill! now on book 7 i am so over bill! though stephen moyer is soooo hot!!! but sookie needs to just get on with eric already!! then again…. lol i dont want the series to end!!

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    December 30, 2009

    Okay, I’ve read most of the comments and i can see that mostly everyone agrees with the whole Eric and Sookie thing. I think they are totaly meant for each other no matter what anyone says or does. but i have a feeling Eric is going to mess it up. Or even Sookie like she messed up with Quinn. He was good for her. He was almost human. Not that he was any better than Eric but they started off good and maybe would have ended up good too. And i have to say that it did sound like she broke up for him because she didnt go first in his life. Well, what does she think? That Quinn was going to give up on his family and stay with her? Thats ridiculous. And so selfish of her. I have to admit that she can be so stupid sometimes.

    Same thing with Eric. She should have chose him from the beggining and saved herself from getting her heart broken by Bill. I’m no good with this. And dont really know what Eric and Bill are thinking but I bet Eric thinks she was stupid for going with Bill when he was flirting with her all the damn time. He knows she should have chose him. She knows she should have chose him. You and I know both know that She should have chose him. It only make sense. And Eric knows that. Thats why this is happening.

    I have to say, that in the back of my mind i think that Eric uses that. He knows that Sookie loves him. And i have a feeling that hes taking advantage of her for who knows what. Same thing with the Blood Bond. It makes them more tightly bonded together. Im sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this?

    Bill is no more. I dont like him so I wont talk much about him. Hes an ass and everyone should just forget him. Hes done. Maybe somehow there is a chance that Sookie and him would end up together. And for anyone that wants that i think you should realy think about it. Put yourself in her position. Would you go back to the man that betrayed you? I sure as hell wouldnt. And maybe you dont care what i think either but like for real….

    Sam. Well i kind of feel sorry for Sam because its just never going to happen. He isnt what Sookie wants. He doesnt have what a vampire has. He doesnt have the silence that attracts Sookie. And hes never going to be in line.

    In the end of this series. The last book i mean, If there is any more after this one, i think Sookie would end up single again. Eric or Bill might die or even her great grandfather. Because not every book has a happy ending. It just might happen. Who knows but Charlaine Harris herself. Every book has a twist. Lets just hope it isnt a bad one.

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      January 22, 2010

      I am definitely an Eric fan. But remember, Sookie met Eric after she was already involved and had feelings for Bill. And Sookie is loyal. She is not going to change horses mid-stream just because Eric is hotter. plus her first impression of Eric was not all that positive. She had to get to know him and know she can trust him before she changed her loyalties.

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      March 07, 2010

      i HATED Quinn. he just thought sookie was hott and wanted to have sex with her. when it comes to the books, i’m totally team Sookie/Eric, but when it comes to True Blood, i like Sookie/Bill. Bill is a different character on True Blood i think. he has been changed into someone more likable for the series.

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        March 07, 2010

        I actually think Quinn was good for her. Yeah, he did want tohave sex withe her, but doesnt everyone? I’m all for Eric and Sookie to stay together. And i HATE Bill. I absolutely hate him. In true blood he annoys the hell out of me. And then he cheats on her? Its dispicable

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    December 31, 2009

    Team Bill! Sookie should definitely be with Bill. He is the one that is always there for her when it comes down to it. I would be devastated if in the end she ends up with Eric. Bill is her true love and will always be.

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    January 03, 2010

    all this supposition going on… no doubt Eric LOVES Sookie and they belong together. But, like every love story the hero and heroine have to admit to each other that they love each other and niether one is willing to admit it. I have a question about the Lorena involvment. Why show up after 80 years and want him back all of a sudden? The show points out some intersting plot twists. Just how far was Eric willing to go to get Sookie in the first place? Just how does the marriage thing work, and can they get divorced? What part does Nevada vamps play in the next story? Just reading the first chapter of DITF I have to wonder if Sookie can get past all that has happened to her and stay with Eric. I cant wait to find out.

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    January 04, 2010

    First off, I do think Eric loves Sookie – whether Sookie loves him is another matter entirely. Quite frankly, I don’t think she does. I also think there are a lot of loose ends that Harris will never tie, many of which regard Eric’s actions in relation to Sookie. I swear she forgets what she has written, and it really pisses me off. I’m also all about a long series; however, they only aggravate me when the characters never seem to get anywhere, which is really how I’m starting to feel about this mess.

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      January 23, 2010

      You forget, the books are not in our time of when a new book comes out, it has been that time period in the new book as well. Sometimes, a book will cover just a few days to a week. And part of the fun of reading a book is getting to put your interpretation into what is really going on. one reader will see Eric’s actions one way and another reader will see it another. I’m a romantic so I will see some of Eric’s actions as cameflouged expressions of love while someone else will see him being selfish. One reason why JK Rowlings is so much fun – she respects her readers enough to give us room to let our imagination do part of the writing. And I think Charlaine is doing the same thing. I don’t want my hand held.

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        January 23, 2010

        You bring up good points. I have a bachelor in English literature and am all about the value of individual interpretations. I, like you, have interpreted Eric’s actions to be veiled expressions of love. However – and not necessarily in regards to Eric – I think she forgets details. This is common in any series, especially series as long as this one. I know many authors who will hold “chats” so readers can remind them of what they have already written. They have to make charts and lists because, quite understandably, they can’t remember every detail. Hemmingway, when asked of a detail in one of his books, told the interviewer to ask his fan club, that they knew more and remembered more about the book that he did. In regards to your other point, how long of a period do the books cover? Now that you mention it, I really don’t have any idea.

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        January 23, 2010

        for rrbloveseric: I did not know that about authors forgetting their own storylines and details. How funny. I always assumed they were aware of very little bit of detail and nuance because they were setting up the storyline for the next book. Since I have started writing my own book I will have to be very fastidious. Can you please give me a couple of examples of inconsistent details or storylines? Thank you.

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        January 23, 2010

        I think writers become overwhelmed in details and ideas – especially when their story takes place in an alternate reality or they’re writing several different series at the same time. Not to mention, they are attempting to slip into the minds of many imaginary people. What could be more overwhelming? Then again, what writer isn’t neurotic when it comes to his/her “babies?” I believe it was Roland Barthes who wrote: “Thus every writer’s motto reads: mad I cannot be, sane I do not deign to be, neurotic I am.” A good editor should prevent these slip-ups (as well as incorrect spelling, grammar, etc. as I’m sure you’ve seen they often fail to do.) It’s common for editors to become slack with their authors, however, once the authors hit it big. This is the case with Stephen King, Ken Follett, and I’m sure many more. You’ll notice their first books are shorter and just better. I believe the original version of Misery was three times as big as the book published and not half as good. Maybe this has happened with Harris, maybe not. I’ll admit I read the nine books in the Stackhouse series in nine days; I indubitably missed details. I also read the series when the ninth installment had just been published, which means it was some time ago. Many of these inconsistencies were not ones I’d recognized initially but ones brought to my attention on websites and in chat rooms. I usually read a book a day, so I’ve read many since I’ve read this series. I can honestly no longer recall the actual inconsistencies except that they exist, and some part of my mind seems to insist that at least a few of those inconsistencies have to deal with Sookie’s many suitors. (Perhaps I am wrong – wouldn’t be the first time. I should definitely read all the books again if I were to give you an accurate account of these slip-ups.) I will tell you that there are discussions and such things on the web that bring these inconsistencies to light. One of the more innocuous inconsistencies would be how in one book she is putting dishes in her dishwasher and later, Harris notes, that she doesn’t have a dishwasher. Really, none of this is of consequence; I can admit I’ve more or less lost in our little repartee as I’m without “a couple of examples.” I’m 400 pages into my own book – that’s sure to never be published – so stand in awe of anyone who can write and create like Harris. I enjoyed the series; I love the TV show; and I can’t wait for the next installment and the next season. I’m rooting for Eric and Sookie. I wonder if Sookie will get over her aversion to vampirism. It’s hard to see how she and Eric can get the fairytale ending I’d like if she doesn’t want to become a vampire. Series I can’t predict are bittersweet and my favorite kind. I really have no idea how these stories will conclude. If you like this series and authors who allow their readers to make their own assessments, I’d recommend the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning – talk about a fastidious writer. I absolutely love it, and I’m going crazy trying to figure out these characters and how the story will end.

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        January 26, 2010

        Dear rrb loves eric,

        thank you so much for your reply. I just love learning all that which you speak to. I appreciate all the information you so generously share. Unfortunately I do not have any recommendations because I have been mostly involved with non-fiction for over the past 10 years. I do not know what happened, but every time I picked up a work of fiction I became bored or irritated so after awhile I just gave up. And I worked at Barnes and Noble at the time. The Harry Potter series is the first fiction book I had read in years and I did not start until 2003(?). However, my all time favorite series is the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCafferty and the Merlin series by Mary Stewart. Good luck on your book. You are a very clear and definative writer.
        ps: I think Sookie and Eric can be happy without her becoming a vampire. More about the power of love from the soul – and we are beginning to see that Eric has a good soul. He is just very subtle about it. I think Niall is referring to Eric at the end of the 9th book. I mean she already knows that Bill loves her but she is not sure about eric. Plus, the way I heard Niall tell it to sookie made me think he was trying to impress upon her something she may not be completely aware of. thanks again.

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        February 21, 2010

        Well, that was kind of pointless….

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        January 23, 2010

        I’d also like to know of any series you’d recommend. I run through books quickly and am always looking for new authors!

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    January 06, 2010

    Okay, Okay, Okay…Eric and Sookie. That’a all there is. I’m 35 years old and i still remember my first. Do I want to be with him?…Definately NOT! Sookie is scared she romanticizes Bill, Eric is perfect he takes care of her, even in the daytime when he can’t be there, and what woman doesn’t want a man to take care of her? I read the begining of book 10, i hope Sookie snaps out of it. Eric is beautiful, as loving as he can be, but most importantly, he’s true…Deceptive…maybe but he doesn’t LIE about anything.

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      January 08, 2010

      Eric doesnt lie to Sookie and he is so much better than Bill. I think I have made that point clear. He may not tell Sookie everything but everything he does is all true. And the truth counts for it all. Bill was a lie and Eric is nothing but true.

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      January 09, 2010

      Very true, with Eric what you see is what you get. He loves Sookie in every way he can, and as thuroughly as he can. There is something to be said for that. Eric is honest – he is what he is.

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    January 09, 2010

    I used to be all team Bill, until I read all of the books. I was very skeptical about Sookie’s future with Eric, and I still am – just because his world is so complicated. I believe Bill when he says he still loves her, but more than believing he will ever truely get back together with he I just kinda feel sorry for him. He made some big relationship mistakes and did not start out his relationship with Sookie the right way. I think Sookie still has feelings for him, just not sure how much. At the moment, I feel he is (or at least has been)rather selfish. I have mixed feelings about these two, but I have never liked ANY of Sookie’s other love interests. I hated when she was with Quinn, he was a fast mover and I felt didn’t really respect Sookie’s values. I hope this book sees Sookie with some real contentment in her personal life.

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      January 10, 2010

      I agree that Bill defintely loves Sookie, and mistakes can be forgiven especially if the love is real. But I think Bill’s feelings are more out of guilt. I don’t want to say that Sookie is settling, but I don’t think anyone’s significant other is perfect. I do however think that Eric is perfect for her.

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        January 30, 2010

        I believe Sookie doesn’t love Eric. I feel he has deeper feelings for her and i think that will lead to heartache for him in the future. She deserves Bill, she’s just as bad as him. Whiney, ungrateful and selfish. Eric needs a new love interest so he can dump Sookie to the curb where she belongs. I only read the series for Eric.

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    January 12, 2010

    Much as I LOVE the whole Sookie/Eric thing going on – I dont think it is meant to last. Sookie wants a family and thats not going to happen with a vampire. Sooner or later she is going to call time on it. I think she will end up with a were or a shifter who are human but she cant read their minds as clearly, thereby solving that problem. I dont really want her to get together with Sam or Quinn, but its a possibility. Could also be Alcide as he has always been in the background and he was mad about her previously but they never really got it together with all his issues goingo on. He could protect her too.

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    January 23, 2010

    Sookie is so good with Eric. I would hate that we were dragged and teased through 9 books, just for them to not end up together. Anything is possible and sookie worries me a little. Sookie broke up with Quinn over something silly and selfish. Eric’s past is coming to haunt them. Is she going to stay by his side? Or she going to leave him because she wants someone who can give her all his time? Grr…. I really want them to stay and end up together!! Also, the book art says a lot about each of the books. Does he rose symbolize their love, because they have been through tough times and made it through? Or does it mean one of them is going to be hurt? They made sure the thorns on the rose is very visible. It either means the pain they’ve endured has brought them closer or the other thing I said. I don’t know.. I’m just speculating.
    In the mean time… Any suggestions on addicting books such as this? I have read some great books after the last sookie books. I’ve found some great ones, and if you know of any please share :) I’ve read the fever series by Karen Moning. OMG!! so addicting! I love the books that call my name in the middle of the night to come and read :) I also read Cassandra Palmer series and also really like it. I am now on the magic series by Ilona which is also interesting. The host by Stephanie is also fantastic! waaaaay better than twilight in a mature way! If you’re looking for something to read in the mean time those would be great and you will not be disappointed. They would do more than hold you over until dead in the family comes out!!

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    January 23, 2010

    After reading all your comments I think there is a chance that Eric didn’t actually know that Sookie was being held by the fairies (book 9) because she may be immune to the Blood Bond the same way she is immune to the glamour? So all her feelings for Eric are real after all and not to do with the bond?? Otherwise why didn’t he rescue her, why did he say “you are killing me” and why would Pam say to Eric “as you will live on in Sookie”, that means that Sookie will outlive Eric??

    Team Eric!!

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      February 06, 2010

      I am surprised more people haven’t commented on this theory. I just finished reading all 9 books in about 1 1/2 weeks (suffering from severe True Blood withdrawal) and Maria’s theory would explain a lot.

      Remember back at the Vampire convention when Eric asks Sookie why she came back for him and Pam when the bombs started going off in the hotel? She said it was the blood bond and he said no, that wasn’t why.

      I think great-grandfather ‘shared’ info with Eric that Sookie isn’t aware of.

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        February 06, 2010

        I don’t think that is possible. Here is my reasoning. Remember when Sookie gains access to Russel Edgingtons compound? Well, she told Eric she could “feel” that Bill was near – even through the pain of being staked. If she was immune to the blood bond with Eric, then she would have been immune to the bond with Bill as well. Nice thought though……I would like for her to know that her feelings for Eric were real also……

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        February 06, 2010

        Hi Aimee,

        I agree with you that the blood bond clearly does have an impact. As you point out, there is evidence of that all over. I just wonder if the degree of influence that the blood bond has on Sookie may be limited, due to her extra abilities. E.g. that the bond increases her awareness of Eric and Bill, but may not necessarily impose feelings of devotion or obedience. Remember when Andre is trying to force Sookie to drink his blood, and Andre asks Eric if Sookie answers well to his call? Eric says yes, but we know that he has not previously summoned her. Perhaps (to Eric’s credit) this is because he never tried to summon her. Or perhaps he tried and she didn’t respond because it doesn’t work on her in exactly the same way.

        Like yourself, I do sense that Sookie’s feelings for Eric are authentic, and was very frustrated when she was exploring a relationship with Quinn. Perhaps I am groping for straws because I am afraid she won’t realize that he truly loves her.
        P.S. Enjoying discussing this with fellow enthusiasts very much.

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        February 06, 2010

        Yes, that is also how I feel – that maybe the blood bond is somewhat limited due to Sookie’s Fae heritage, but it still has some effect. I would also like to point out that despite Eric having wanted Sookie for so long – he has never really forced her into anything – it went through his mind I’m sure and he knows that he can. But, he doesn’t tip his hand and lets Sookie make up her own mind about things – the least of which was sex.

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        February 06, 2010

        Yes, I agree here too. One of the reasons I like Sookie with Eric is that Eric seems to respect her as an individual a lot more than Bill did. In Book 3 when Sookie says she wants to lead her own life, he seems to understand and accept that. It seemed like Bill took credit for Sookie’s abilities, whereas Eric gave the spotlight to Sookie directly.

        I think Sookie is afraid to admit her feelings for Eric partly because she is afraid he doesn’t fully return them, e.g. she accepts he likes sleeping with her but doubts that for him it goes that far beyond that. He has asked her on more than one occasion how she feels but he does not state his own. As there are other compelling reasons not to get involved with a vampire generally, (no children, no long term life together) I think if Eric doesn’t say something more overtly that Sookie might talk herself out of the relationship.

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        February 06, 2010

        Just wanted to add here that I think it was SOOO OBVIOUS which vamp Niall was refering to when he told Sookie that the vampire was a good man and that he truly loved her …….duh – ERIC!!! He NEVER refers to Bill in any way. He contacted Sookie through Eric, and sees them as a couple, or at least sees Eric as Sookie’s guardian/protector etc. I don’t think Bill even registers on grandad’s radar – he’s so yesterday’s news……

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        February 06, 2010

        Yes, I thought it obvious he meant Eric. I figured the sentence about “which vampire?” was stuck in to keep us all on tender hooks.

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        February 19, 2010

        Yeah, but remember, Bill was there with Niall when they rescued Sookie.

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        February 16, 2010

        I think he was talking about Eric too. I mean they have each other on speed dial. CH was just trying to make us all panic. I hope.

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        February 19, 2010

        TOTALLY!!! I have thought of this, too. I just don’t know why Eric would sit on that information. She has said to him (at least once) that she needs to be sure it is her own feelings, rather than the blood-bond, in order to stay with him as his woman. He has only asked questions that move in that direction, and has responded with his own remarks on the issue, but Sookie never questions him about his responses. It seems like he might be testing her or something, to see if she really does love him. And, Pam’s comment also meant something, I know it. Wouldn’t that be something?

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    January 25, 2010

    okayy–so i totally agree about the eric and sookie thing! they def need to be together! especially for how long we had to wait for something to happen! i agree with you, what did eric mean when he said “you are killing me” and when pam said, “as you will live on in Sookie”….i just finished all the books like two days ago, they are amazing!!

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    January 29, 2010

    OMG>> am i the only one here that liek BILL!! I totallly HATE eric with sookie… i think Bill and Sookie are a great couple… and they should get back together!! :@

    TEAM BILL ALL THE WAY!!!!

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      February 03, 2010

      BILL BLOWS. TEAM ERIC ALL THE WAY. MAJORITY RULES.

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      February 06, 2010

      You have to admit that Bill is rather selfish. I don’t doubt that he cares for Sookie, but he is inconsiderate and demanding. I just don’t know if Sookie really loves Eric…I am hoping something can happen so that they can be together long term – how the heck Is Harris going to pull that off? Has anyone read the first chapter that is now available on her website – it’s not real encouraging in regards to the Sookie X Eric relationship. Sookie is experiencing some PTS after her ordeal with the Fae and intimacy with Eric is not what it was in DttW. Hope that changes later in the book…….

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        February 19, 2010

        It’s kind of disheartening to see Sookie and Eric FINALLY together, and have Sookie be so lackluster about the whole thing. I realize the idea that CH is trying to work with – Sookie being emotionally damaged by being abducted and tortured. It’s probably a realistic situation. Anyone who had undergone that much trauma would certainly fall apart emotionally, at least for a while. The test is going to be whether or not Eric hangs in there. How will he handle her now that she is not her usual, vibrant self? And, how will Sookie handle herself around him? This could be the one thing that pulls them apart. Unless CH has other things brewing . . .

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    January 30, 2010

    I think Bill and Sookie are good together too. Their both whiney, ungrateful, blind and selfish. Eric deserves better and should dump Sookie in the gutter where she belongs, unfortunetly i believe that he truly loves her, that his feelings run to deep for her.

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    January 31, 2010

    Oh my god! i CANNOT wait until this book comes out. i read the first chapter and wow. I can’t wait to read about Eric and Sookie. I am so glad they get to be together. I knew they were going to be together anyhow. From the begging I could tell that Eric liked Sookie and he was falling for he throughout the series.I love him. I was so happy when Sookie forgot about Bill. She didn’t really forget but i’m glad they are over. I really hope that asshole doesn’t mess up anyhing with Sookie and her new man. And speeking of Sookie’s men, i could not believe she did what she did to Quinn! He was so nice and he was almost human. I liked him. He was cool and sounded strong and right. i dont know. Anyhow, i can’t wait for this book. I really hope Eric and Sookie get to be together throughout the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series. And just to let you know, I wouldn’t mind a little jealousy and mix up. It just makes the story more interesting. Eric is good for Sookie, but i think Quinn or even Alcide might have been better. Or not. Who knows but Charlaine Harris herself?

    I CAN’T WAIT…!!!!!!!!!!

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    February 03, 2010

    I just finished reading “dead and gone” and for the first time in my life i cried over a book. i mean i really cried. it was not really about the awful things that had happened in the book, i am use to that, it was the horrible feeling i had in the pit of my stomach when i felt that sookie would get back with bill. i just can’t see them together. yeah i understand that there were an item for the first couple of books, but i think that should all be in the past. eric is obviously the right choice for sookie. he seems way more fun and i know he loves her. i hope bill dies, i can’t wait to get rid of him out the storyline all he does he upset my spirit.

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      February 03, 2010

      Omydays i totally agree. I hated feeling as if bill+sookie were on the verge of getting back together, i mean it’s perfectly clear that Eric is the one for her! I love their chemistry, and seriously everytime they interact in the books im absorbed in the text.. i can’t get enough of them! I adore how Eric is kinda like denying his love for sookie to himself, but as the readers, we know that he is head over heels. I really hope that in the 10th boook, the “your killing me is explained more, i took it to mean cause he was so in love with her, kinda thing, buts not too sure? I cannot wait till may! Im loving the series as well, although i didn’t like how bill killed longshadow+in the 2nd series eric was made out to be like evil, or at least more so than he’s meant to be in the books? xo

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    February 03, 2010

    I’m surprised so many people want to see Sookie end up with Eric. I’m a huge fan of Bill. Bill would greatfully die for Sookie, he said so himself, and each book that passes I want the two of them together SO bad. It breaks my heart reading and knowing how he yearns to be with her again, and man you can feel the fire when you read the passage, “I’d give anything to ly with you again”. It makes me wonder about the blood bond between them two, as opposed to Eric. Wouldn’t Sookie and Bill be more tightly bound, being together all those times? When Niall leaves I felt as if he were hinting at Bill being the vampire who loves her, first loves never really die. Bill was always the one to her rescue. Although I like Eric, he just isn’t right for Sookie. I think that’s why her sex life sucks in the beginning of book 10, because she is realizing shes not meant for Eric, but maybe Bill.

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      February 06, 2010

      I can understand seeing weaknesses in Eric. However, it is hard to understand overlooking even greater weaknesses in Bill. Let us not forget:
      – Bill was sent by Queen Sophie to get involved with Sookie. Never, at any point during his self-professed undying love did Bill come clean with Sookie. He could have told her at any time. He only did so when forced by Eric.
      – Bill, who was deeply involved with Sookie, just up and took off with his maker and was going to make a financial arrangement for Sookie. He didn’t even come clean with her. He told Eric and Pam first, which, if he understood Sookie, he would know to be a total humiliation.
      – He lied about killing Uncle Bartlett.
      Etc. Etc. Etc.
      Bill consistently chooses to lie unless his back is against the wall. And only when forced does he tell the truth.
      This is not a good person to have a relationship with, or?
      I think a lot of his ‘self-sacrifice’ in the later books is indeed due to guilt as other people have commented, and the fact that Sookie clearly out-classed him when it came to loyalty and commitment.

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      February 23, 2010

      Hi,
      The blood bond between Sookie and Eric is stronger because he’s so much older than Bill. He’s over a 1000 years old, Bill is a spring chicken compaired to Eric.

      And, I love Sookie and Eric together. I haven’t read the first chapter of 10 yet, and as I am reading all these posts, I’m thinking that I have to wait until May. If I start it now, it will just kill me to have to wait to read the rest of the book unitl it’s out.

      So excited about Sookie and Eric being a couple! So excited for the next book coming out! So excited… well, just because I am excitable, lol.

      Thanks CH! You’ve got a great thing going on here.

      cyn

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    February 04, 2010

    FIRST OF ALL – OMG TO EVERYTHING!!! LOL XD books,characters,you comments and all!

    I just finished reading all books in like week and a half.It’s really amazing thing how addicted person can be.It’s all still fresh in my head so I’m so into it and I have mixed feelings about it.I’m so scared for book 10 ( even more scared because of the first chapter) .I mean I can’t wait it but I have bad feeling about it.I’m SO MUCH on Eric side and that is the real reason why I’m scared.I have bad luck myself so I’m scared that if I wish so much that he and Sookie will be together that will never happen.I waited (we all waited) 9 books for them to be together and I will be so disappointed that all that fuss is for nothing.I can’t explain how big my fear is.I have some bad feeling that Sookie will be stupid and end up with Bill who is so wrong for her.And if this all is just for the end like that than that would be awfull.But if Sookie choose Bill than Eric isn’t really for her.After all that he is been through and all and she end up with Bill than Eric deserves more.I would like so much that we have at least one book all by them self’s because we waited for so long.If in 10th book they broke up or something I would think that is my bad luck and that is scary..
    Eric is not perfect (even if he loves her and done so much for her) but Sookie isn’t perfect also.I don’t know why is she so on and off for Eric.She had always had clear thoughts about other man but Eric almost never heard really something nice from her.Come on!And first chapter is bad,really bad and proves mine point. …She loves him but don’t know why or if..is that just blood bond and so on and on and on!…
    Come on!

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      February 06, 2010

      I’m with you there, the first chapter makes me nervous as well. I know that she is traumatized though. I just hope she can work through her personal baggage and appreciate that Eric has been there for her – and undemanding if I understood things correctly. Ah well, I guess we will have to wait a few more months……

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    February 07, 2010

    I just want to say i love the books and TV series a bit annoying when they didnt show how sookie realied and trusted eric (series 2 when she rang and asked him to be body guard)

    I agree totally with sookie and eric they are totally made for each other but i think something is going to happen beacue sookie never is happy. some event or someone always has to show sookie that she has’nt found what she is looking for. it totally is eric i mean she went to his club to sit with him and relax as she is so at one with him. eric totally loves her, he would do anything for her, he asked her to go to his house as she was in trouble we have never been to his home yet.

    dont forget sookie has been able to read erics mind only for a bit but it had happened a couple of times, this has never happened with bill. i am hoping that things will be explained about why eric didnt show up to recsue sookie and what pam says about eric lives on in sookie. he needs to explain the rules about there ‘marrage’.

    I am really scared that in book 10 it is’nt what i expect or want. i hope eric can help sookie get back to her normall self, well as close as possible.

    im just showing ideas maybe sookie has to make a scarifise to save eric or maybe the other way round. maybe erics maker or brother are interested in sookie, eric wont like that. as the synopsis says sookie has dark moments maybe that will swing her to start pushing people away or helping the wrong people maybe dermit will persuade her that it was Naill’s faualt that she was put under touture. maybe not i mite be going a bit wild there but i realyy hope that sookie and eric stay together….

    dont forget about her nephew who can read minds also she mite have to help him out as she promised she would.

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    February 07, 2010

    I love how these books have touched peoples lives. It really is something special when so many people can connect with these charaters.

    On the Bill not being worthy thing, thats just the problem. People make mistakes. It’s harder to forgive than to hold a grudge and I think no matter what has happened between Sookie and Bill, he did have good intentions. He was protecting Sookie from his maker when she called for him. So what, he killed her pedofile uncle and didn’t tell her? & have you ever thought about telling the person who you are falling deeply in love with something that you fear would crush them and end the relationship? I can honestly see why he wouldn’t want tell her. As far as Eric goes, why wasn’t he there to save her in the last book? Why didn’t he come to her aid if they had such a blood bond? Why was it Bill? Because Bill loves her. Why in the explosion at the hotel did Sookie keep trying to find the other vampires, because deep down she was looking for Bill. They are meant to be together, I’m sure of it; it’s just a matter of what book Charlaine decides to put them back together. & y’all know there is going to be a love scene of epic proportions when they do get back together. I’m gladly waiting for that moment, and hopefully it will happen in this new book! I can’t wait until May!

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      February 14, 2010

      Honestly, I do not see a Bill and Sookie reunion on the cards.

      People do make mistakes, yes, but we have to admit that Bill has made a hell of a lot more of those than Eric. After he cheated on Sookie with Lorena – which she could have possibly forgiven, as shown in the books as her anger toward him softens somewhat – she then discovers that their entire relationship before that was built on a lie, and he was ordered to seduce her.

      Why was Eric mysteriously absent during the events of Dead and Gone? I personally have no idea, but he has promised answers, so I am trusting in Charlaine Harris’ writing ability and waiting for a reasonable explanation. As for Bill, in my mind he was there to rescue Sookie because he was closest. Sookie originally called him when she was too afraid to enter Tray’s house on her own, choosing not to call Eric because he was an hour away, and Bill was only seconds away when she was taken by the fairies. Given these circumstances, it isn’t too difficult to figure out Bill’s motivations. Sure, he has lingering feelings for her, but on top of this there is the guilt from his infidelity, and guilt for allowing her to be snatched out right from under him. And of course, let’s not forget the Eric factor. Imagine what sort of position Bill would be in if the Sherriff discovered his lover was taken while Bill was nearby, and he had done nothing at all to get her back. So while Bill does still have feelings for Sookie, he wasn’t running after her purely because of his undying love. As far as Sookie’s feelings go, she has made it pretty clear that she is no longer in love with Bill. If she was, then he would have been the vampire she ran to warn in the events of All Together Dead, not Eric.

      Eric is the only man whose presence is constant in the series, and it seems to me that Sookie’s other flings are stall tactics on the part of the author to drag the series out for a few more books. Bill, while often present, has a tendency to abandon Sookie when she needs him; jetting off to ‘Seattle’ to bonk with Lorena, or disappearing to Peru on urgent business. While I initially liked the character of Alcide, it’s unlikely that he will suddenly get over the Debbie thing (and the Maria-Star thing) and fall in love with Sookie. The brief relationship with Quinn was utterly pointless, and added nothing more to the series than highlighting Eric’s tenacity in his pursuit of Sookie. As for Sam, while I can’t definitely rule it out, I don’t really think it will happen. I for one will be very disappointed if Harris has spent nine books building up Sookie/Eric tension only to have her settle for the man who was there all along.

      I am pretty confident that she will end up with Eric, although I have no idea how Harris is going to pull off a happily ever after situation, since she has said that Eric will not become human, and Sookie will not become a vampire. Perhaps Sookie’s fae blood (and massive consumption of vamp blood) will give her a much extended life span, or perhaps she will become some other kind of immortal supernatural being. Guess we’ll have to wait until May…

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        February 16, 2010

        Did anyone else notice in D & G when Eric feeds Sookie his blood @ Dr Ludwig’s hospital she asks “Are you sure we should do this?” and he says “I know how much is too much & I fed well before before I came here” Do you think that means he just drank enough Trueblood or drank from someone else or maybe he actually got his favorite meal a fairy???? Maybe that is where he was before he got to Sookie, fighting and feasting on fairies helping Naille in the fae war??? Just a thought. Eric loves Sookie he wouldn’t just leave her to be tortured if he could be there to stop it. I hate not knowing the truth!

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    February 07, 2010

    I’m hooked on the books and the show, and read the books over and skimmed for my favorite Eric scenes as well.

    I’d like to offer my two cents on Bill and Eric.

    I see Bill as a younger vampire, still trying to find his way. He leaves his maker and drifts around until he is ordered by the Queen to investigate Sookie. He puts off the order as he doesn’t want to associate with humans. He does not value them.
    When he meets Sookie, she changes his values, but only where it concerns her. It’s hard to know how he would have behaved before Sookie altered their relationship saving him from the Ratrays. He does puts off reporting to the Queen and he hides his intial agenda from Sookie. His relationship code is part vampire and part 1860’s mentality. He accidentally finds a purpose in loving Sookie, which leads to his ultimate discovery of turning his computer hobby into a position of importance within the vampire society by creating the Vampire Directory. He now has a power position of his own.
    When in Dallas, he runs with the Vampires, instead of putting

    Eric

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      February 07, 2010

      Part 2… putting Sookie first. In club dead, he continues to put his Vampire world first. Sookie saves Bill again and their realtionship roles continue to conflict Bill. Yes, he’s jealous, possesive, and in love. He needs time to figure out how to love. He provides comfort when she’s injured. But he doesn’t know how to be there for her when it’s just a normal day. Not that Sookie has many of those.

      Eric immediately recognizes Sookie as something special, but what is the mystery that hooks him. He has an established role in his society. Yes, he’s old but his maturity serves in building a relationship. Eric uses his position to protect Sookie and to earn her love. He may be ruthless, but he is truthful. He expects loyalty and honor from his underlings as he operates in the same vein. Eric’s gifts pay tribute to Sookie. He also tries to adapt his relationship to Sookie’s human values. He offered his home to her, somthing Sookie didn’t seem to understand as a big deal as she hasn’t advanced that far in her dating experiences.

      Sookie enjoy’s Eric’s humor and feels that he “gets” her. When he looses his memory they begin an intimate relationship which she didn’t have with Bill. The blood bond allows their intimacy to continue even though a post spelled Eric doesn’t quite recognize why. He is back to thinking his position of power provides his importance in her life.

      The discovery of Sookie’s heritage brings a whole new spin to their relationship. Eric respects Niall’s position of power. Eric now has to navigate how this will affect his relationship with Sookie.

      At this point, I see Eric as Lancelot to Sookie, although she’s not exactly Guinevere. However, she could end up as a princess uniting the supes in a new world. Then again, she is as she says, just a waitress.

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        February 07, 2010

        one last thought. I think Eric was told to stay behind by Niall to secure the hospital and prepare for a battle. He continues as her protector.

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        February 22, 2010

        I wouldnt be suprised if eric was telepathic a little, he always knows when other will cause her harm,,not just how she feels…guess we’ll see

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    February 08, 2010

    am so sad …. I just finished reading “Dead and Gone” and after suffering for 7 books-I admit reading Dead to the World in a superficial way-I began to hope that Bill and Sookie together again with her saying, “As I watched Bill , with apparent calm waiting for death to come to him, I had a flash of her as I’d known him: the first vampire I’d ever met, the first man I’d ever gone to bed with, the first suitor I ‘d ever loved. Everything that followed had tainted those memories, but for one moment I saw him clearly, and I loved him again. “.. but instead I now discover that in the next book she is with Eric: Why? How? aiutoooooooo!! I had to stop reading the saga with Living Dead in Dallas …..

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    February 10, 2010

    Does anybody know if Charlaine Harris intends book number 10 to be the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series?

    I have been thinking about how the various loose ends might get tied up in the next book, and I think the possibilities depend on the number of future books.

    (I notice that Charlaine often spins the sub-plots over 2-3 books.)

    For example, why introduce the nephew Hunter so late in the game? One theory I have is the whole ‘I can’t have children with a vampire’ problem that Sookie has with either Eric or Bill and her recurring wish for a ‘normal’ life… Maybe Sookie will somehow end up becoming the legal guardian of Hunter. This could remove a barrier to Sookie committing to a relationship with a vampire, since it would provide a possibility of being a mother.

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    February 11, 2010

    I am really looking forward to this new book, i first picked up the Trueblood omnibus after seeing the TV Series (so november last year) and have now got to the point where i have read the side stories as well Dead and Gone.

    My query is not entirely related to the book, more the TV series because even though they started off following the books pretty much, bar a few minor devations (such as Layfette and Tara having a larger role) they have ended up going off completely from the books.

    Does anyone know how much series three is going to stick to the books because lorena has already been seen off by Sookie, and Bill has made it clear that he won’t go back to her, so i find it hard to believe that she has abducted him, like in the books. Also, because Bill has proposed to Sookie at the end of Series 2 (therefore vampire marriage is legal at a point in the books it isn’t) does that mean that Erics’ part is going to be minimised, because how can Bill fall out of Sookies good graces now unless they keep the part about him only coming back to Bon Temps because of Hadley getting the Queen interested in Sookie? That to me seems like it would be a weak reason for her to leave Bill as the she was considering taking him back after the Lorena incident until Eric forces Bill to confess his orginal motives.

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      February 12, 2010

      yes, but now she would have been betrayed twice. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me

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    February 17, 2010

    I only love Bill and Sookie. I believe in first loves. I am a romantic. Sookie needed to go out and live a little but in the end you always come back to the man your meant to be with. I think that is Bill.

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      February 22, 2010

      Eric has always been honest with Sookie, NO MATTER WHAT. I dont think her pride will let her forgive Bill lying, cheating, yada yada. Im still waiting for Eric to have his subjects show her fealty…ahhhh why dont real men say those things..Hes the best!!
      He will protect her and above all,,she can trust him with her heart! Bill would protect her from all harm,,but not from hurt.
      Im just worried that the t.v. series is never gna put eric and sookie together.Bill is too good! He has to do something really bad like cheating on her and that plot was done away with,,since he wasnt “willing” like in the book with Lorena…

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    February 18, 2010

    I was thinking… if the words in a foreign language Eric said during the sex with Sookie could be I LOVE YOU in Swedish

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      February 19, 2010

      I was wondering the same thing! How come she never asks him what he is saying? I wonder if that will factor in at some point in the future?

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        February 19, 2010

        I also thought the same thing. I think that Sookie is reluctant to put Eric on the spot about his feelings, since she a little torn about her own. But perhaps she will hear from someone else (Pam?) what the words mean, and it will help her trust her own feelings more.

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    February 20, 2010

    I’m thinking Sookie might never die, that’s why Pam said to Eric ‘ as you live on in Sookie’.

    I also think the king of Nevada (correct me if i’m wrong) in the last book, probably had something to do with it. My theory- he held Eric to do some gruesome task which resulted in feeding on humans and that’s why he said he already fed and was able to feed Sookie in the hospital.

    I mean come on, he would have told her whatever reasons he couldn’t be there to save her from the fairies right at once, but he seemed to feel either ashamed or scared of loosing her if he just told her.

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    February 20, 2010

    Yes, maybe the fary heritage with vamp blood change make Sookie a one of a kind and she will live happily ever after with the hot viking :p

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    February 21, 2010

    First off, i love Eric. He is my favorite Sookie suitor by far. Second… who is Sam going to Marry? Maybe I missed it but I don’t remember him having a steady girl since Tanya.. and even then it wasn’t really much.

    Cant way for book 10 :)

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    February 25, 2010

    I’m sorry I can not agree with the Eric and Sookie thing. I’ve just finished the books and I’ve read the first chapter of book 10. Eric is sneaky and manipulative and he doesn’t always tell her the truth. There is a such a thing as lying by omission. Bill came to Bon Temps for one reason but he fell in love with Sookie. He still loves Sookie. She on the other hand can only play naive but for so long. She totally messed up with Quinn and now she’s not feeling Eric so to speak. She’s starting to get on my nerves. Quite frankly, Bill is too good for her so is Quinn. On second thought maybe she does deserve Eric.

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    February 28, 2010

    I love Eric/Sookie. One because Eric is my favorite character followed by Pam/Sookie. I think Eric is best for Sookie because he can handle her just like she can handle him. I’m sorry to say this and nobody has really seemed to mention it yet but Sookie isn’t exactly …..uh I’m not really sure how to say it. But she’s got her flaws too. She can be extremely annoying and overly dramatic and I think it’s lame because she’s 27 years old now in the books. Sometimes I think I’m reading Twilight with Bella acting all teenage and dramatic. Now I’m not bashing Sookie for all you super Sookie lovers, Please believe that. I just think in order to understand Sookie/Eric we have to be honest about who each of the two are.

    Sookie may be very sweet and loving and caring and loyal but she’s got this “cave-woman” pride thing going on that is highly unnecesarry most times. And she’s always upset because she says someone is making decisions for her, mainly Eric about her safety, but if you see the way that Sookie reacts to most things its better sometimes that she isn’t in the loop right away. She’s oh-so mad at Eric for the blood bond thing but honestly that was the better deal. She would have been so royally screwed had she bonded with Andre, now granted he died but neither she nor Eric knew that at the time. She’s always saying how she doesn’t trust Eric but I don’t understand why. He hasn’t given her that many reasons not to trust him. Whenever she needs help he’s there. Eric may not be entirely forthcoming with her but he never lies. I like Bill alot as a character but I don’t think he’s right for Sookie and I don’t think thats who Niall was talking about @ the end of book 9. I think we all know that Bill thoroughly loves Sookie and is in love with her. We know that he was willing to die for her and protect her. Nobody doubts Bill’s feelings even though he cheated/lied/raped her.

    I think for Sookie’s high maintenance personality Eric is better suited for her just like she can handle him when he gets high handed cause he does sometimes though in his defense I think he is pretty justified most times because lets face it that sexy beast….I mean Eric… has been around for 1000yrs and understands his world and vampire politics better than Sookie does. I think Eric’s motiviation for doing a lot of things for Sookie is because he is in love with her but he doesn’t really know it yet. As said many times in the book vampires aren’t supposed to love. Even Pam won’t admit that she loves Eric when we all know she does. They call it unswerving loyalty but it’s really love. Eric loves Pam and she loves him but they won’t say it because vampires aren’t supposed to love. They are supposed to be loyal. So of course he can’t realize he’s in love with Sookie yet. Sookie won’t admit she’s in love with him either because the thought of him scares her. Also she doesn’t want to have to think about their relationship should I start up. She doesn’t want to be a vamp and he’s not turning human so she’s going to get old and die. I’m hoping and praying that Sookie’s fae heritage and some magic from Niall will give her a throroughly extended life and reduced aging but who knows. Sookie may also want to have children which she can’t do with Eric and he has his position as Sheriff to hold up. She doen’st want to deal with any of these things so she avoids them. She runs away from her problems. Honestly. Whenever someon tries to talk to her or Pam comes by what does she say? She says she’s too tired and she doesn’t feel like dealing with it or she isn’t in the mood. 98% of the time that is her response to stuff like that.

    And yes Sherida I agree that Sookie needs to stop playing naive all the time. She wants to be in the loop but then she pretends like she doesn’t know whats going on and that is also annoying…so yes I guess I’m speaking biasedly because Sookie’s character annoys me most times but I think that’s another reason why Eric is good for her. She hates that she gets treated like a child sometiems but alot of times she acts like one. Now Bill took it too damn far. He treated her like he was her father or something and I didn’t like that. And Bill had no humour which was lame as well. And both Sookie/Eric have a love of life, albeit their lives are very different but still.

    On the Sam subject, I like him okay and I think he’s always there for Sookie and he would give her hte most normal life with kids and all that but I just don’t think that that’s the life Sookie wants to have honestly. She tells herself she wants that but Sookie feels most comfortable and wanted when she’s around Supes and solving Supe problem. She get an acceptance that she doesn’t have in the “normal” world. I just don’t think Sookie was meant to be with a regular old human man or even Sam. Sookie complains about trying to get out of the vampire/supernatural world yet she keeps getting into it. Even in the very first book Sookie was super anxious to have a vampire come to Bon Temps. Now in her defense she didn’t understand quite what she was asking for but still. Sookie can make a choice to leave it all behind or continue in it and she chose to continue in the life. She just needs to stick with it I think and stop whining. And again I’m really sorry Sookie Lovers! I wasn’t trying to bash but I think the on-going debate about who she should end up with isn’t so much about the GUY persay and who he is but who and what Sookie is and who can love her for what she is. It’s very clear to me that Eric does love her for who and what she is and thats what she deserves no matter how freaking annoying she can be. Plus Eric is super sexy and hott and great in bed and has a gracious plenty and a sense of humor and a super awesome vamp child named Pam who is equally as funny. ……..whooo this was a long post! Sorry guys!

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    March 01, 2010

    lacey:

    i totally agree with you on everything! i agree that sookie can be very irritating at times (sorry for anyone who really loves her) and eric is really meant for her…both of them have flaws, but they compliment each other and sookie said one time, i think in club dead, when she had just been staked and eric was carrying her up the stairs that eric gets her…and with bill she didn’t have that..he used her and abused her and yes, eric can be scary…but he really does love her and would do anything for her…but i still don’t get why he wasn’t there for her in book 9 when those fairies tortured her..i know he said he’d explain…but that really was weird..and i love pam so much! eric and pam have a sense of humor and they are fun..but i’m worried that her and eric’s relationship won’t work out…cuz in the first chapter of dead in the family things weren’t going too hot with their sex life, but sookie said she loved him…and she can’t have children with him and she is mortal..i just want her to be with eric! lol…i hope it all works out in the books…i wonder if alcide will come back in the picture? after all he claimed he wanted to be with her and she could have a life she wanted with him and still feel accepted and have that excitement she likes…

    i still wonder what pam meant want she said eric lives on in sookie??? does that mean she will outlive him? who knows

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      March 03, 2010

      I really hope it doesn’t mean he’s going to die. I can’t accept that at all lol. I would be devestated! I don’t want her to end up with Sam, Alcide and especially not Quinn cause I couldn’t stand him.

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        March 03, 2010

        Oh my gosh so would I! We’ll just have to wait and see….

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    March 05, 2010

    I think the “your killing me” was because he felt ashamed that he wasn’t able to go into the room and save her because the bond was so strong that he was practically incapacitated. He wasn’t sure that she would be able to be saved: he mentioned that he wouldn’t have let Clancy save Bill if she wasn’t saveable as well.

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    March 06, 2010

    I definitely am outnumbered, but Sookie belongs with Bill. I have never liked Eric. And why is everyone forgetting how Eric has “betrayed” Sookie? Everyone thinks what Bill did was so unforgivable, but, remember he didn’t have the position that Eric has, and when ordered by the Queen to do something, he had to respond. I see absolutely nothing wrong with not telling Sookie about being ordered to find out about her. Why should he? He came to love her deeply after meeting her. My understanding of the vamp world, is that you always have to obey those in authority above you. Eric would have had to do the same thing, had he been ordered. AND, Eric’s attachment to his maker was just as strong if not stronger than Bill’s to Lorena. Eric would have done ANYTHING for Godric. PLUS, Eric betrayed Sookie to get her to drink his blood. Bill would never have done that. Also, he tricked her into the “marriage” thing. Eric may even love Sookie, but never in the way Bill does. Bill would sacrifice himself for her. NO way would Eric. Eric is self-centered. He may have a sense of humor, but Bill is always pushed to the limit, and never free to be any fun. He just doesn’t have the authority position that Eric has. He is still at the Queen’s mercy. Sookie only loves the “fake” Eric; not the real one. She enjoys sex with him because of the blood thing. She and Bill did have a relationship where they talked and confided in one another. I am beginning to think that Sookie always wants the one she can’t have. Bill should play harder to get.

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      March 07, 2010

      I’m almost in agreement. I like Eric, but Bill has lots of redeeming qualities that are too often overlooked. He’s a bit of a dunderhead in the way he goes about interacting with Sookie, but I don’t think he’s a bad guy. He is also less controlling than ERic, which may be what Sookie needs at this point. However, I’m still looking forward to seeing how Sookie and Eric’s “relationship” unfolds. I still don’t think that Eric completely understands Sookie yet, so there is much room for him to screw things up. I also don’t think that Eric will like the moment when they are bonded enough that Sookie can read his thoughts because I really think that will happen one day.

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      March 08, 2010

      Well… Sookie enjoys sex with Eric because he is hot and has 1000 years of praticing rss, it was before the blood bond and… the Godric thing… it is on TV, hes was not Eric’s maker

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    March 07, 2010

    i HATED Quinn. he just thought sookie was hott and wanted to have sex with her. when it comes to the books, i’m totally team Sookie/Eric, but when it comes to True Blood, i like Sookie/Bill. Bill is a different character on True Blood i think. he has been changed into someone more likable for the series.

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      March 08, 2010

      I totaly agree, on the TV show Bill is more likable

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        April 26, 2010

        I agree there as well. At the end of season 2 of the show I hated it that she was dreaming of Eric. I got into the books after that and am totally behind the blond viking now. Eric has much more depth in the books, and all those great things that Bill does on tv – well, Eric does them in the books. I am ok with Bill on the show, but bookwise I think he is a wash. Give me Eric any day! In the books Bill has practicly no personality to like or dislike. Not an evil charactor, just not her prince on a white horse. he does redeem himself a bit in book 9 though, and I would hate to see CH kill him off – I have something in common with the Sook, and that is a soft spot of our Billy boy – even though he has behaved very badly…..

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    March 07, 2010

    It will be interesting to see if Eric’s sire forces him to do anything that will alienate Sookie. It happened to Bill.

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    March 10, 2010

    I don’t have a problem with Bill. Really I don’t I like him as a character and Bill is no better or worse than Sookie. They both have bad/good qualities. I just think Eric is better for her personality wise and they both have this thing for life. And I might be biased because I just like Eric’s character and I think he is funny and he does things to protect her just like Bill Does. Bill is really cool to me but I don’t think he’s supposed to be with Sookie. He’s just her entrance into the world and a step away from her naivety that she so annoyingly tries to maintain. And yes to whoever said that Sookie always wants what she can’t have. Human nature I suppose.

    If it was up to me Sookie would be with Eric in the books and Bill on the show. Its not up to me though because CH wrote the books and AB controls the show so we will see what happens. I think Eric/Bill have equal chances given Sookie’s fickle nature. I’m rooting for Eric just cause I like him better but if she ends up with Bill there is always fanfiction.net to cater to my sookie/eric needs lol.

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      March 12, 2010

      I meant no better or worse than Eric*

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        May 12, 2010

        have to say recently watched a marathon of true blood series and 1 and 2 together was absolutly addicted so rushed out and bought all nine books and read in nine days , totally addicted now . Had been rooting for bill on the series just so sexy but now from reading the books hooked on eric bill seems so boring now but still think Sookie will end up with him . delighted theres a 10th book now will get straight away but got the set of short sookie stackhouse stories to keep me going till then . must admit was surprised steven moyer from essex!!

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      April 24, 2010

      I think Eric plays the big evil yet soft ‘Viking’ really well.. From reading the books I had a completely different vison of Bill than the series..

      Does anyone know where I can read Dead in the family online? I have read the first chapter and can’t wait til the 8th? Would really love it if someone coul tell me :)

      Thanks!

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    March 13, 2010

    I truly adore c.h. books shes an amazing writer and also I LOVE ERIC, and the way she driscribes him,hes also got a nice personality and you can so see sookie’s desire and love for him.
    BTW bills great but ERIC is HOTTER.

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    March 14, 2010

    I personally liked Quinn more than any of the guys… :(

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    March 17, 2010

    hmmm hard to know who sookie should be with, I almost feel sorry for Bill, I just started the 8th book last night, I have to say Eric is very much the likeable rogue of the series for me and I so far haven’t warmed to Quinn, I feel there’s something much darker to him that I don’t know yet…

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      March 20, 2010

      Yeah I know what you mean, I feel sorry for Bill. He was ordered to befriend Sookie. But I really really like Eric he is funny and like you say a loveable rougue and I really wish he would start to remember what happened between him and sookie.

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        April 26, 2010

        I aklso feel kind of sorry for Bill at times, he so very much would like to redeem himself. But, I have to ask myself why that is; does he have yet more orders where Sookie is concerned? He tries to make Eric look bad at every turn, and it only makes him look more pathetic and sad. Don’t get me wrong – I do feel for his situation. But half of the stuff that I hated about him had nothing to do with either of his big betrayals – it had more to do with him being vindictive and deliberately hurting Sookie. Remember when he paraded his lover in front of her and asked Sookie if she was jealous – he was smug and glad that he was hurting her by sleeping with another woman. That is just low. These are the kinds of things that I REALLY can’t forgive Bill for in the books – NOT that he was ordered to have a relationship with her and also cheated and then disrepectfully tried to pension her off like a used up mistress.

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    March 18, 2010

    I started out watching the shows first so i loved that Bill and Sookie were together and when I read the first couple of books I was so dissapointed that they went their seperate ways. I understood why Sookie left Bill but I can understand why Bill had to do what he did. But after finishing the 8th book I realised that I love Eric’s character in the books and am glad that Sookie and Eric are kind of dating ( we will see what the 9th book says)… the series not so much. From the show it doesn’t seem like he is going to have a big part in the series. But I LOVE CH novels they are amazing!

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    March 20, 2010

    I Love Eric! I can’t wait for this book to come out, im so desperate to read it! These books are so good and Charlaine Harris too talented! I wish i was that talented! xD

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    March 20, 2010

    I really like Eric and have read up to book 8. I preferred Bill (on TV) in series 1, he was more brooding/sexy and manly. In series 2 he seems more grumpy however that may be because I have read the books and I am in camp ERIC now. Quinn though I cant get a handle on him, I cant seem to get a picture of him in my mind yet. It will be interesting to see who they get to cast him in the TV series.

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      March 22, 2010

      vin diesel. i believe that’s whome they’re casting for quinns’ character. he’s perfect!

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        April 23, 2010

        Wow yeah he would totaly suit the character. Brilliant I cant wait to see it when its made.

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    March 24, 2010

    When I first started reading the books I thought bill was amazing, but after the second I fell in love with eric.bill broke my heart lol. I always thought eric was dagerously hott, but now I want sookie to end up with him. I think he’s coming around in the show and alex skarsgard is gorgeous! I can’t wait for “dead in the family” and the new season on hbo.I know the show is a lot different than the book but I love them both!

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    April 16, 2010

    Oh my god! I can’t wait for this book to come out! Eric already sounds awesome in the first chapter if Dead In The Family and he wasn’t even in it! Sookie and Eric just sound so sexy together. I HATE Bill! Oh my god he gets on my nerves. I don’t understand him. He’s, like, obssessed with Sookie and neither Eric nor I am liking it. He’s really starting to piss me off. Oh, and Alcide’s coming back I heard. I think it was going to be on the books-obvioulsy. He’s good. I liked him. But Eric is just too good. I hope they stay together for the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series, if there is any left. Charlaine Harris is brilliant! I couldn’t even imagine trying to write this book as great as it is. It’s awesome. I would totally love some type of mix up with Eric and Sookie though. Like some jealousy on Eric’s part. That would be so tight! I would love to see Eric’s true colors when it comes to someone messing with his “woman”. Don’t nobody should mess with the top vampire’s woman! Lol. This is going to be awesome!!!!!! x]

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      April 24, 2010

      I totally agree with you here Maria.

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        May 26, 2010

        Whooo whooo!! totally agree with you 100% !! I am in LOVE with Eric! Him and sookie are perfect for each other. Its sooo satisfying to finally see them together!!

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    April 24, 2010

    hey guys, give Bill a chance. He has issues. We all get a bit confused sometimes. True blood, vampire mystery series is like my life. CH might as well write me into the plot.

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    April 24, 2010

    I am totally in love with these series. When my friend first suggested I get into, I didnt think i would like this so much but then after the first book, I WAS HOOKED. I am waiting to see how ” Dead in the Family” turns out. I am rooting for Eric all the way. The first chapter teaser was great and has me on my toes to get the book.

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    April 28, 2010

    I’m deeply in love with the series, at first i think i was just a book about vampire… but after i read it I directly fall in love with it. I especially love the eric character in the book, I think he is so hotttt. :)

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    May 04, 2010

    I would love for Bill to be made a complete fool of and see how he likes it. Definitely love the Sookie and Eric thing. Quinn doesn’t seem like he has finished with Sookie/Vampires, I wonder what he has up his sleeve? I wonder if he tries to stake Eric like he mentioned later on in the series after he is injured by the arrow?

    Gosh I am totally hooked on these books. Please keep writing CH!!!!

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    May 04, 2010

    Hold on! You say that the book will be available on May 27, 2010 but on Charlaine Harris site it says May 4, 2010.

    There must be a mistake somewhere???

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      May 05, 2010

      They changed the release date since last year and since this is a post from September we never updated it. The release date is May 4.

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    May 06, 2010

    I just finished DITF and i think a prominent theme that has become prominent in the last several books and strongly in this one is the issue of apathy and emotional/moral numbness. I really liked this story (although i wish it was longer) and i thought the issue of her post-traumatic stress was definitely called-for, and in fact i’m surprised the issue didn’t come up sooner in the books. It was getting to the point where it was pretty unbelievable that Sookie could keep going through these intense experiences without much lasting effect, other than on her love-life. The style was definitely a little different especially at the beginning but i don’t think it’s a permanent break with the series’ style. I think it was supposed to reflect Sookie’s emotional state and as that changed the style of the book went back to normal too. not that i don’t like the episodic style but i thought it was an interesting change.
    Eric is real sweet in this book although he bugs me at the end and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book with Bill. There wasn’t much about him in this one but there’s definitely a story there that i bet will be important in the next book.

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      May 13, 2010

      Well I did not finish DITF wet but I think Eric is “too sweet” I like him better when he is sarcastc, vain an funny rss th guy with the power but … I will go back to the book ….

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    May 07, 2010

    I have every ch novel except for ditf. I can not wait to read. I satrted watching the series ,thanks to a friend that owned the complete first series. I just dont like the way tara is with sam in the series. And the whole maryann thing yuck.I almost pity bill in the book.But feel the strong character of eric truly feels for her. But wondering if she will ever see her weretiger quinn again or cross paths with alicide in a more romantic way. That would be interesting. At least the two of them are undead

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    May 11, 2010

    I hate that sookie n bill aren’t together..because even though bill did what he had to..he couldn’t just say no..in these past few books she’s very whiney and selfish..and its her fault that she’s in the situations that she gets her self into..its either don’t know how to shut the hell up..or make her own decisions without eric makin them for her..bill has always been there for her even when he didn’t need to..whenever her life is on the line..who is the first one there to defend her..its bill not eric..placing a phone call n comin when all the drama have sufficed doesn’t count as defendin someone..I’m so upset the author had made sookie go for eric..I like eric..but bill is the one that truley have her interest at heart..he wanted her as far from the supe world..even the queen him orders to seduce her..he didn’t want her dealin with her..smh..eric is sneaky..n he had to be sneaky to get sookie..sad

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      May 17, 2010

      I couldn’t agree with you more, Bill is willing to die for Sookie even with the take over of Louisiana. And I still can’t understand her reasoning with breaking up with Quinn was all about. I think Eric is cool but he is much too selfish and the only reason he’s so protective now is because of the blood bond.

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        January 10, 2011

        I think the reason she broke up with Quinn is because unlike Bill who was tortured and wouldn’t give up her name, Quinn led the vamps right to her house. Yes they did have his mom but still she doesn’t want to play second fiddle to anyone. I do wish she would give him another try. I think she should have to choose between Quinn and Eric.

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    May 12, 2010

    I loved this book. It pulled things together nicely and had a good ending. But wasn’t Bills ‘making’ story different in this book then in the others?

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    May 23, 2010

    I love the true blood series and i think it is alot more beter then TWILIGHT i love the books of twilight but i can loose my self in true blood more. Sorre twilight fans but i am too but i am a bigger fan on true blood.

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      June 01, 2010

      yeah, I agree twilight sucked! I love the true blood series more!

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    June 07, 2010

    Did anyone else notice we meet another of Eric’s “makers” in DITF? Was Godric not his maker in book 2? Am I completely mistaken? Now, we meet his “different” maker? What was up w/that???

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      June 08, 2010

      Nope, Godric was not Eric’s maker in the book, just in the series!!!!! (I thought it was pretty strange to be honest…)

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        July 09, 2010

        yeah i just got done reading all the books and im watching season 3 series and i keep on getting confused between them both ( i should have did one at at time :))

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        July 23, 2010

        I was confused about this too. The series seems to be veering away from the books quite a lot. Especially with Lafayette!

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    June 08, 2010

    i think Eric loves sookie for if u guy remember about the witches and the cause.so Eric had sookie at mind for some times.and he does not want to show his good side think of it the vamps like hard leaders

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    June 12, 2010

    I just read dead in the family, took me one day. I love Erick character. Ms Ch give some actions. We need to end Victor in one way or another maybe a good plot with the king.

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      July 14, 2010

      let me know when you find out if ther is going to be another book and when its going to be released!!

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        January 10, 2011

        The new one is called Dead Reckoning and will be released May 11th 2011.

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    June 21, 2010

    I am yet to read the book yet but I am impatiently waiting for it to be released in the UK. I love the Character of Eric and I think Sookie is the female character you need, in twilight the female character was pathetic and a twat, yes bella is a twat, but Sookie has the guts to stand up for herself which is why I relate to her so much, I cannot wait to read this and I hope they cover all the books in the series and keep to them as well (:

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      July 23, 2010

      Totally agree. Whereas I like to twilight saga, Bella does annoy me. “Oh, no, I’m in love with two guys. What shall I do? Life is so hard” blah blah

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    June 29, 2010

    I’m soooo excited cauz Eric and Sookie are going to be together -FINALY!-
    I really love him and yes I feel sorry for Bill! But Eric and Sookie are THE couple, you see? And I’ll really be super-happy if they finish together. :)

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    July 09, 2010

    yes yes yes ERIC! i love him! these books are great! i cant wait till eric and sookie are together on the hbo series! it will happen but its gonna be a while :(

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      July 14, 2010

      ya i’ve totally been waiting for that too!!!! they show lil blips which are awesome!! I love it!!!

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    July 13, 2010

    Okay I don’t understand why anyone likes Bill? He’s just too dramatic for me. Yes I know he said he’d die for her and blah blah blah, but doesn’t that just get annoying? I don’t like Bill in any of the seasons on HBO or in the books.

    But I’m not sure what to think of Quinn. I definitely prefer Eric to him but I think Sookie was wrong the way she went about breaking up with him. I hope that something more will happen with him so that I can get a better read on him.

    And as for Alcide, I loved him and then he turned into a huge jerk. Yes he had reasons but really is it Sookie’s fault that his father died because the opponent wasn’t cheating in the last round? It was all bad from there. I’m just glad they’re on speaking grounds now.

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    July 14, 2010

    Okay so is there going to be abook after dead in the family. It left me hanging. Sounds like sookie might become a vamp but maybe not. If not will she end up with sam? so many questions that I need answers for. Damn im so addicted that Im spending a lot of time trying to find out if there will be another book coming out!!!! please help!!

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    July 19, 2010

    Does anyone know when the next book will be released? I just finished DITF and can’t wait to see how the Eric/Sookie relationship will go on. IF it goes on. Coz I’ve read somewhere that CH said in an interview that their relashionship was DOOMED! I sooo not want them to stop being together. I don’t know if they’re meant for each other but they certainly are great together. They need to go further in their relationship, wherever “further” leads…
    I hope we’ll only have to wait till next year to know…

    ps: I’m french so sorry if there’s any mistake

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      July 26, 2010

      Noo, I’d hate for them to break up! I love Eric and Sookies relationship too! I never liked Bill after he cheated on Sookie, and even before that he annoyed me.

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        July 28, 2010

        Same for me! I only like him in TrueBlood,though I want Sookie to be with Eric (to see her with Alex Skarsgard!)
        And I hate the fact that she doesn’t seem to be angry with him for raping her anymore! ok, he was hurt and hungry and couldn’t stop himself, but only because he’s a pretty “young” vampire! Eric would never lose control like that, he’s way too old. That’s another excellent reason for Sookie to stay with him cause he can protect her like no one can!
        I’m soo thankful to Fanfiction that helps me wait till the next book!

        Charlaine please, let them be together…

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    August 12, 2010

    I don’t get why so many people prefer Eric to Bill… Eric is so selfish and deceitful. He was always tricking Sookie to try to get her for himself. Bill was ordered to seduce Sookie but he fell in love with her for real almost immediately so that wasn’t much of a betrayal in my opinion…yet Eric has done so many little backhanded moves on her. How about ordering Bill to stay behind when Sookie was dealing with the bomb so he could rescue her and not him…or tricking her to take is blood several times so they’d have a bond…or tricking her into marrying him!?! I do not like Eric. Dead in the Family was hard to read because I was so frustrated with Eric and Sookie having relationship. I hope Bill and Sookie get back together eventually. It just wouldn’t seem right if they don’t. :)

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    September 08, 2010

    i just finished reading twilight and im afraid to say this book is amazing and i love it so dead in the family is the last book im not sure cause i just heard of the movie when i brought the book

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    September 19, 2010

    i have just started the 5th book. and i am team Eric al the way. i mean, i have nothing against Bill per se. but Eric is the bad boy and who doesn’t love the bad boy persona.

    if Sookie ended up back with Bill i wouldn’t exactly be disappointed but i would just prefer for her to end up with Eric and become a Vampire

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    September 24, 2010

    I personally think she and Eric are good together, or Sookie and Sam, but Bill is just a (Forgive my language) bastard. I think I would have to say I like Eric better though. Hey, how many people have noticed that Stephaine Meyer copied this with the werewolf packleader, Sam? I’m just curious. Also, I love the entire Sookie Stackhouse Series.

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    February 12, 2011

    Funny in the books I have less sympathy for Bill than I have on the TV series, he’s a very likeable character on TV. But eric all the way in the books :)

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    February 24, 2011

    I’m a new Sookie Stackhouse reader. I spied Harris’ books on the shelves in the checkout line in Walmart and purchased 2 books for myself and my daughter. Now, after Christmas and my new EREADER, I’ve read all but Death in the Family!!!! Go Eric!! I know he is self absorbed and high handed, but hey, aren’t all of the heros you read about the same? Can’t wait to read the next 2. Thanks, Ms. Harris, for the full evenings of suspense.

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    April 30, 2011

    omg i love this series but i really hope that that sookie goes back to alcide or quinn(if she has to) but i really want sookie to become pregnant after a one night stand with alcide and the whole ” omg what am i going to do things comes up” with problems that sookie trying to face but keeping the baby a secret or being scared :)

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    May 30, 2011

    I loved this book and I think it’s my favourite so far! Almost every important character from over the past nine books past the revue. Totally rooting for Eric here, although the old Alcide used to be my number one! Now he scares the hell out of me..
    It had all the aspects of a great book: Claude, Pam and Hunter for the funny parts, Alexei and Appius for the creepy parts (goose bumps!) and for the serious parts the changing of the characters thimself (Alcide all creepy, Eric all ‘I can’t handle this’, Sookie all ‘I want to kill some people’).
    I’d love to see Quinn and Amelia again though!
    I just caan’t waait for the next book!

    (oh yes, and Bill: nah!)

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    April 10, 2012

    I love the books and you can get them from audible and listen to them on your ipod – cool

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    April 10, 2012

    My favourite is defiantly Bill :) Great books and TV Series

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