Charlaine Harris Says Sookie Stackhouse Series Will End

February 20, 2011 by  

Now Leaving Bon Temps

Dead ReckoningThe book series that started it all, the Southern Vampire Mysteries, will be coming to an end after two additional books. The next addition to the series, Dead Reckoning is due out in May.

Sookie Stackhouse’s creator Charlaine Harris expressed to the LA Times Blog, Hero Complex that she is ready to write something else. Since HBO began airing True Blood two years ago Harris has had little time to focus on other projects due to publicity engagements related to the vampire show.

Worlds Beyond Sookie

But fear not fans of Charlaine’s work! Just because she’s ready to leave Bon Temps in the world of fiction doesn’t mean she’s ready to give up the vampires. Another female vampire by the name of Dahlia Lynley-Chivers has recently come into the spotlight. Having originally appeared in some of Harris’ short stories, Dahlia is now the star of her own game entitled Dying for Daylight which is now available on The game centers on her quest to find the secret of how her kind can walk in the sunlight and how she has to search all over New Orleans to find it. To those Truebies who have seen season three of True Blood in its entirety, the premise may sound familiar.

Computer games aren’t the only things Harris’ characters are appearing in. IDW released the True Blood comic series last year and a volume of the first six issues came out this past week. Harper Connelly, another one of Charlaine’s heroines will also be brought into the comic fold and in addition CBS is looking into giving the character her own TV series.

On True Blood

Speaking of TV series, how does Charlaine feel about True Blood? While she did admit to being a bit overwhelmed by the show’s sometimes graphic (and sexual) nature she is proud of the series and the actors:

“I think all the actors are very fun,” she said. “I think Alan’s genius lies in picking the right person for the right role. They’re all talented and doing a great job. There are some plot lines that have surprised me, but I know that they know where they’re going — I just don’t know because it’s not where I went. So I can only wait to see what’s going to develop.”

Well Charlaine we can’t wait to see what your next project will be and like you we’re also excited to see where True Blood goes next!

Source: LA Times’ Hero Complex– “‘True Blood’ Too Draining?: Charlaine Harris Says Sookie Stackhouse Novels Must End”

(Photo Credit: Ace Publishers/Charlaine