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Since they aren’t “goo”, I guess some humans aren’t going to fair very well. Yikes, that’s a lot of body parts hanging around.
Almost look like the Swat type guard remains???
Remember the video of Alex from the gym photoshoot? Well here are some of the photos!! huge thanks to leliababoi for tweeting these!!
Received a package from Penguin Publishers. Instead of an ARC (advance review copy) they sent the actual book - Dead Ever After with the WSJ article on the book “How to kill a vampire series” plus more Press release info. Still working on the review.
It’s the end of the road for Sookie Stackhouse, Charlaine Harris’ plucky, mind-reading heroine.
“Dead Ever After” (Ace, $27.95) hits bookstores Tuesday, and is the final Sookie Stackhouse novel. Disappointingly, there isn’t any sense of finality to the series. Fans seeking full closure will have to wait until the fall. A coda, “After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse,” is set for release in October and will reveal what the future holds for every major character. Harris should have taken a cue from J.K. Rowling and wrote an epilogue instead.
To recap since we last set foot in Bon Temps, La., Sookie had used the cluviel dor (a single wish-granting magical object she inherited from her grandmother) to bring shapeshifting bar owner Sam Merlotte back to life after he was fatally stabbed. Sookie’s lover, the Nordic vampire Eric refuses to take Sookie’s calls, presumably because he had hoped to use the magical object himself. Now that the magic has been used up, he’s trapped in an arranged marriage with a vampire queen.
Setting the final book in motion, someone in Sookie’s circle of friends, family and co-workers is murdered. Sookie is the prime suspect and needs to clear her name — that is if she isn’t killed first.
“I think you truly take the prize for having more people want to kill you than anyone I’ve ever known,” the pancake-loving, half-demon attorney Desmond Cataliades succinctly notes in the book. To say that Sookie has amassed a few enemies in the previous 12 books would be an understatement. There are plenty of humans and supernatural beings who would very much like to be rid of the Bon Temps waitress. And all the major enemies put in an appearance here.
But while she has been amassing enemies, she also has been gathering up allies as well. In addition to Mr. Cataliades, Sookie is aided this time by fellow telepath Barry Horowitz, Shreveport werewolf Mustapha Khan, witches Amelia and Bob, Cataliades’ semi-demon niece Diantha and the weretiger John Quinn (among others).
A major problem with the book is Harris’ decision to forgo the first-person narrative in parts. One of the series’ greatest strengths was its heroine’s unique voice, and taking us out of her head — even for a short period — robs the final book of some of its charm.
Harris does excel in writing dialogue for each of her characters that is distinct enough that anyone who has read previous entries in the series can figure out who is talking. Her description of Bon Temps is again spot-on. From its back roads to its swampland, Bon Temps feels like a real place.
Longtime fans may be disappointed with whom Sookie decides to be romantically entangled, though. No spoilers here, but suffice to say the choice is certain to stir up some controversy within the fan base. It’s just ambiguous enough to leave you wondering if Sookie really has found her happily ever after.
Fun to see the scenes I watched being filmed/rehearsed in January in the new True Blood trailer. My photo (first one and the third one) shows that it was much lighter outside and they then add the effects in the production. (hint…remember the other filming that showed Bill in the daylight….I still say they add the night time effect…)
SPOILERS……………….screencaps more interesting tid bits in the new True Blood promo
SPOILER Screencaps!! Some interesting tid bits were in the new True Blood season 6 promo video. (my caps)..
Looks like Sookie’s couch will see some action again in season 6 of True Blood. Ben and Sookie getting aquainted. My screencaps from the new True Blood promo “No One Lives Forever”
Eric Northman my screecaps from the True Blood season 6 promo No One Lives Forever
New promo for season 6- Bottle Preview. You can hear a few characters speaking but they aren’t on screen. waiting sucks. Source:True Blood FB page
Here’s some of the audio from the promo:
Yes that is Bill Compton speaking along with the Governor (the governator)
They start with news people talking about the Tru Blood factories being destroyed…vamps rushing out to stockpile Tru Blood (shortages…)
Then you hear Bill Compton saying: ”Do you have any idea how many humans want to see us dead”?
Also hear Jessica saying sometimes it feels like the world is spinning out of control
Governor (I think..) “It’s time for humans to fight back”. Also heard Sometimes we shed to defend ourselves and the people we love