The Cluviel Dor

The cluviel who-ie what-ie? The cluviel dor my friends, the cluviel dor.

Sookie’s inherited magical get-out-of-jail-free card containing one wish but with an exceptional amount of restrictions. Eh.. At least its not a Horcrux. Introduced in Dead Reckoning and found stashed in a secret compartment of an old desk, the cluviel dor is first mentioned in Gran’s letter as she recounts Mr. Cataliades’ visit while executing Fintan’s will:

Then he came by one more time, a few years ago. He gave me the green thing. He said fairys give it to each other when they’re in love, and Fintan had given it to him to bring here to me if Fintan died before I did. It’s got a magical spell in it, he said. You won’t ever need to use it, I hope, he said. But if you do he said to remember that it was a one time thing, not like a lamp, like in the story, with a lot of wishes. He called this thing a cluviel dor, and showed me how to spell it.

While curious it is that Gran can’t figure out the plural spelling of words that end in y, even more curious is the notion that Fintan loved Gran so much he waited until he was dead to give Adele the cluviel dor. Bizarre.

As is the fact that Fintan watched both Jason and Sookie, then ultimately decided that Sookie should be the one to have it. The same Fintan who would run around in a Mitchell suit. That guy’s judgement. *sniff.* Smells mahi-mahi to me, like Sookie was the one Fintan always meant to give it to. Why?

Sookie describes her new magical object thusly:

Before I could stop myself, I picked up my other relic, the worn velvet bag. I loosened the drawstring, which crumbled in my fingers. I opened the bag and let the hard thing inside -the cluviel dor, the gift from my fairy grandfather – fall into my palm.
I loved it instantly.
It was a creamy light green, trimmed in gold. It was like one of the snuffboxes at the antiques store, but nothing in Splendide had been this beautiful. I could see no catch, no hinge, nothing; it didn’t pop open when I gently pressed and twisted the lid – and there was definitely a lid, trimmed in gold. Hmmm. The round box wasn’t ready to yield its secret.

Sookie then reflects on the C.D’s magical charisma, rubs it against her cheek as she “felt like purring,” and then does a very cute Sméagol impression. She continues the physical description of the cluviel dor as the size of “two stacked oreo cookies” and that it looked “like a minature powder compact.” So comparatively it probably looks like this but smaller in circumference, a little fatter in thickness, and minus the latch:

Did anyone else imagine it was stuffed in a Crown Royale bag? Something tells me Gran was a boozer.

Wooooooooooooo!!!!

It is so exciting looking!!

Erm… I’m going to pretend it looks like this:

You say Sookie's magical compact, I say Sailor Moon's magical locket.


Glorious! Okay, it’s pink but it just screams mucho magical – see that awesome 1992 animated residue? Hmm? And it comes with a midi. Moon Prism Power!

So what’s in a name that Gran made sure to write down properly? One of the benefits of an advance reader’s copy, was the ability to trawl the internet without any Dead Reckoning mainstream reaction. The internet was pure and uncontaminated, okay not that pure, but it was free from any theory or speculative spaghetti involving the C.D.

Your search – “cluviel dor” – did not match any documents.

The closest thing to informative results was an obscure entry in Scottish rituals from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 10 about an annual ceremony called the “Burning of the Cluvie,” alternatively spelled as the Burning of the Clavie. I’ll allow Professor Wikipedia to explain:

Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a bonfire of casks split in two, lighted on 11 January, i.e. the first day of the year by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Douro. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year’s fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down.

While this ceremony itself might not have much to do with anything in the Sookieverse, it does have some crossover with what we know about the cluviel dor. 1.) The root of the word “cluviel” appears to derive from “clavis,” which is also the Latin word for ‘key,’ (see also clef or clé in French). Or it could be from the Irish “cliabh,” the word for basket. 2.) The presence of the word ‘Douro’, which is represented in the Proceedings as Dorrie / Dourie. 3.) The implication of an annual event in opposition to the cluviel dor taking a year to make. And 4.) The ceremony being extremely rare in occurrence, as it seems to only be practiced in one fishing village nowadays.

Is this all a coincidence? Perhaps. Though I think until Charlaine is asked about the etymology and we get an appreciable answer, I’m settling for the understanding that it is a somewhat fictiony but almost truthy word suggesting a small container of great magic.

But what is the cluviel dor, really?

PLOT COUPON, I CHOOSE YOU.

While the term ‘deus ex machina’ has been passed around a bit in these parts, I think the more succinct term for this new item CH has introduced could be “MacGuffin.” Potentially it is driving the plot forward and everybody seems to want it, at least Sookie questions the possibility.

What if they’d come to live here in hopes of finding it? What if they knew or suspected I had such a thing? Or (more likely) what if they were staying here because they were made happy by its proximity? Though I was sure there were holes in that idea, I couldn’t shake it. It wasn’t my fairy blood that drew them; it was the presence of the cluviel dor.
Now you’re being paranoid, I told myself sternly, and I risked one more glimpse of the creamy green surface.

Was Fintan killed for it? Were the Water Fae originally after it? Does it lure other Fae, Supes and even Vamps to Sookie’s house? If so, why can’t they locate it within her house? Iconically, it seems to be the SVM’s holy grail.

I'm glad you asked, Serena.

BUT WHAT DOES IT DO?

From Mr. Cataliades’ email:

I think you must have found the cluviel dor, since I plucked the term out of Miss Amelia’s head when I saw her at the shop. I don’t know where your grandmother hid it, I only know she was given one, because I gave it to her. If you have discovered it, I advise you to be very careful about its use. Think once, and twice, and three times before you expend its energy. You can change the world, you know. Any series of events you alter by magic can have unexpected repercussions in history. I’ll contact you again when I can, and perhaps stop by to explain more fully. Best wishes on your survival.

Desmond Cataliades, attorney-at-law, your sponsor.

From Amelia’s email:

After we got back home, I did some more research and found the cluviel dor. I guess one of your fairy kin must have been talking about this? There hadn’t been one on earth for hundreds of years. They’re fairy love tokens, and they take a year to make, at least. The cluviel dor gives the beloved one wish. That’s why its so romantic, I guess. The wish has to be personal. It can’t be for world peace, or something global like that. But on an individual level apparently this magic is so potent it can really change a life in a drastic way. If someone gives a loved one a cluviel dor, its a really serious gesture. Its not like flowers or candy. Its more on the level of a diamond necklace or a yacht if jewelry or the boat had magical powers. I don’t know why you need to know about fairy love tokens, but if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen something amazing. I don’t think the fae can even make them anymore.

Sookie’s discussion with Mr. Cataliades:

“And my grandmother never used the cluviel dor.”
“No, its a one use thing. A very pretty gift from Fintan to Adele.”
“Can I use to take away my telepathy?”
“No, my dear, it would be like wishing away your spleen or your kidneys. But an interesting thought.”
So I couldn’t help Hunter with it. Or myself either. Damn
“Can I kill someone with it?”
“Yes of course, if that someone is threatening someone you love. Directly.”

Pertinent quotes from Charlaine Harris’ Community Board:

206 duckpond100 2008-11-13 07:13
Once a vampire, always a vampire.
Charlaine Harris.

From the FDTW tour: “Is it theoretically possible that Sookie’s lifetime can be extended by magical means?”
CH: “It’s possible but it’s not gonna happen.”

From all these sources we can set the following rules that govern its use:

  • Cannot take away Sookie or Hunter’s telepathy
  • Cannot make Eric human
  • Cannot solve any world issue, must be used on the individual level
  • Could kill someone who is directly threatening a loved one
  • Will not expand Sookie’s lifespan
  • Will have ramifications
  • Must be used on a loved one
  • These letters raise more questions then they give answers, specifically what’s a demon lawyer doing at the Genuine Magic Shop? Was he there on business? Also noteworthy is the use of the number three in Dead Reckoning; there were three letters, Sookie had to walk in a circle three times to break the blood bond, Sookie remarking to herself about having to repeat to Alcide three times before he got the point, and Mr. Cataliades telling Sookie to not only think long and hard on the C.D.’s use, but thrice. Is there a numerological significance here that we should be worrying about?

    As for the possibilities that Sookie could use the token for while remaining within the rules over its use – summoning, protecting, magical barrier breaking, or something we cannot foresee at this juncture are most likely in my opinion. That won’t hinder our endless and incorrigible speculation however.

    My theory du jour:

    Judith. Freyda. Felipe. Claude. Potentially they are all threats to Sookie going forward, will one of them cross the line? Mr. Cataliades noted the elven wards on Sookie’s house, to me that’s major foreshadowing that the wards will repel someone who wants to harm Sookie. Judith knows Sookie killed Lorena, and as the obsessive goes, I can hear Lorena’s maker Solomon whooshing back from Europe as I type. Perhaps Freyda, having been politically thwarted will send an assassin to kill Eric. Felipe might not to be pleased with the telepath and her crew either.

    Yet Claude presents the biggest physical threat to Sookie. The foreshadowing is now rampant that Claude will turn against her; from this gaggle of Fae that is gathering at his club ‘Hooligans,’ to the reminder of the viciousness of fairies with the disposal of Sandra’s body via the portal, to Mr. Cataliades’ warning not to let the riff-raff Fae know she has the cluviel dor for they would kill her for it, and even back in Dead in the Family when Sookie believed Claude entertained the thought of killing her while sipping coffee on her front porch.

    Moreover, Claude’s motives were basically spelled out in Dead Reckoning:

    “I want to get back into Faery because I want to see Niall once more.” Claude said, picking his words. “He’s my grandfather. I’m tired of receiving the occasional message. I want to visit our sacred places, where I can be close to my sisters’ spirits. I want to come and go between the worlds, as is my right. This is the closest portal. You’re our closest relative. And there’s something about this house. We belong here, for now.”

    Ayecurrumba! Why would Harris include this if she wasn’t going somewhere with it? And we know Sookie already harbors suspicion of her Fae relations and their intentions regarding the C.D. – Can Claude demand, snaffle, or otherwise extract the cluviel dor from her without knowing she has it? Also, we know Niall will show up again but he has zero impetus to walk back into Sookie’s life currently. Something will have to break the status quo, and wrenching Niall from Fairy would have repercussions whether she actually wishes to open the portal again or just for Niall’s bodily presence.

    Interestingly enough, Sookie already alluded to Niall with the cluviel dor:

    Touching its smoothness was pure pleasure, like the happiness I’d felt when I’d hugged my great-grandfather – but times about two hundred.

    Very interesting indeed. Hmmm.

    My theory du jour part deus: Save the teacup human!

    Remy doesn’t seem the type to dump Hunter on Sookie’s doorstep as he does seem to genuinely love his son, though this girlfriend flux thing doesn’t bode well. Regardless of the how, I believe it is a matter of time before that plotline goes somewhere and Hunter tangos into Sookie’s life. Most likely Hunter will be ensnared in some plot down the road and will need rescuing. He’s in this story for a reason, right?

    Could Claude use Hunter against Sookie? Claude knows he’s part Fae, he knows he’s Sookie’s cousin since she told him their exact relation in DITF. Worst of all, Sookie is obligated to Claude. Just how far does that obligation go? Most likely it will allow him to be invited in to Sookie’s house – past Bellenos’ wards, but it remains to be seen just how much more obligated Sookie really is.

    My theory du jour part trois: No, I’m not ageist, I just find the elderly suspicious.

    Fintan and Niall. What would Niall do if he knew she had the cluviel dor? Did Niall know Fintan had one? How the hell did Fintan get his paws on it anyway?

    There is some real explaining to do with these two characters. Fintan wanted to protect Sookie from the water fairies and Niall, yet Fintan was Niall’s favored son. What made him better than Dermot? Well, the one difference that we know between the two half-fairy brothers is Fintan had children. As for Niall’s Stackhouse favoritism, Niall didn’t want anything to do with Jason because he didn’t have the essential spark, but when he found out Sookie did he was smitten. Fintan saying that the C.D. should go to Sookie over Jason also aligns his favoritism with Niall’s – just because she is part fairy. Eh??

    Upon Fintan’s death his wards were dropped, his protections eliminated, and his lawyer passed on a massively powerful trinket. It seems to me he didn’t will Adele the cluviel dor purely because he loved her – he left it as failsafe in case he bit the dust. But was the person he wanted to protect so late in the game really Gran or her granddaughter; Sookie who has the essential spark, Sookie who was given the the gift of telepathy because Fintan thought it was a swell idea and advantageous, Sookie who now has a very rare item that could get her killed for possessing. Surely, Fintan knew she’d need it someday.

    While I’m still open to the idea that Niall wants into Sookie’s good graces expressly for the cluviel dor, I have a hard time believing everything Fintan did was merely to pass on a hot potato.

    My wild stab in the dark: Prrrrrrrrophecy!

    Umkay, there isn’t one that we know of.

    But wouldn’t it make a lot more sense for Niall to be interested in part-fairy offspring and for all the protection Fintan provided if there was a prophecy? Something like a human fairy hybrid would be the end of the fairies? Or like one is needed to be sacrificed in order to bring about “X”? Perhaps whatever Sookie chooses to do with the cluviel dor is intrinsic to why the Fae have involved themselves in her life and they are genuinely trying to protect her, although presently I don’t feel like her living fairy brethren have her better interests at heart and above all I can’t let it go that two of the words in Gran’s letter that she misspelled repeatedly were ‘fairys’ and ‘enemys.’

    Currently we only know three people who are aware of the cluviel dor outside of Sookie; Amelia, Mr. Cataliades, and Sam via Amelia’s phone call. Bleeping Amelia, it is one thing for her to tell Sam to tell Sookie to check her email, it is another to actually use the word cluviel dor for frak’s sake! Did anyone overhear that phone call? Was Bob or Jannalyn around on either end at either time? It seemed to be early morning when Sam called Sookie and presumably he was at his trailer, though we don’t know where he was when he was on the receiving end of Amelia’s call. How did Ames ‘research’ the C.D. even? Mayhaps she asked the local witches and by doing so raised their suspicions of its existence? Or maybe it is as simple as someone like “Just Call Me Cope” peeking at the search history on Amelia’s computer or even someone seeing the search word entered by Sam in the shifty shifter’s database. (You know he did. You know it).

    From Charlaine’s current DR book tour, we know that Sookie will use the cluviel dor in either book 12 or 13, so its only a matter of time before this plot voucher is cashed in. What ought Sookie to do with it? What would she wish for? I can’t fathom Sookie using her trump card on a whim, her own vanity, or for anything without a dire and pressing reason. The odds of her using it in relation to the Fairies and / or her enemies is high in my opinion, though admittedly, the possibilities and circumstances in which and for what she could use it are numerous. Maybe she won’t even use it in 12, for the best magical objects usually open at the close.


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    177 comments to The Cluviel Dor

    • girlfrommonday

      …i just want to say – when I was a litte girl I loved Sailor Moon ;)

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      peeniebean2612 Reply:

      Sorry GFM, but that is soo cute! I remember my little girls loving that show as well.(25 and 23 yrs old now)

      I must tell you, not to go OT, but you have made me nostalgic (hugs)

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    • vic

      My initial thought was that Sookie would use it to make Eric human, but on second thoughts it seemed unlikely, my guess is she’ll use it to save either Sam, Hunter, Jason or Eric/Pam from something or someone.

      By the way, can I x-post this article to the comm I run, fang_readers: http://fang-readers.livejournal.com/ our readers would enjoy it.

      vic

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      SVB Reply:

      Sure :) That would be great! :)

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    • harmony

      ….pfff great job as usual!!
      Love all the theory and particularly the prophecy, I have been thinking for a while that sookie could become a fairy queen as you said the one who could kill all of them or close them up for good in the fae world or save them dunno

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      Mony Reply:

      I thought about the Queen too, and the comment Sam made about how Dermont treated her like a Queen wasn’t random IMO. And Sookie thinking Sam was talking about how Eric treated her like a Queen is not random either ;)
      I think Freyda needs to prepare for the arrival of another Queen….

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      harmony Reply:

      yeah for sure, and she might be the only female descendant from niall

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      krtmd Reply:

      But she wasn’t until Claudine died (and we don’t know yet about the other mysterious children Fintan fathered with other humans). I keep thinking about Sookie, and the essential spark, and the implication that she could do something “extraordinary”. Why was Sookie SO important that she was guarded by a full fairy who was pregnant with a full fairy child? If the fae have so much trouble reproducing, if fae females are so important, then why is Sookie MORE important? What is it about Sookie that even Claudine was expendable in the effort to protect her?

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      harmony Reply:

      you are right, they sacrified claudine in order to save her, so the prophecy could be a good guest.
      The “extraordinory” makes me wonder

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      C.K. Reply:

      It did seem odd that they let Cluadine be indanger when there were so few females to have full fae children. It didn’t make much sense.

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      Hootiecat1 Reply:

      Yeah…I wondered too. Evidently Colman was not down with this plan either. He wanted revenge on Sookie for loosing Claudine and his unborn fairy child.

      Dermot killed him? In his fairy-spelled state to save Sookie? Stranger and stranger…since he was supposed to be on Brendon’s side in the fae war.

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      KCScout Reply:

      THIS is the biggest mystery in the series. I can’t come up with any logical reason for Niall to risk Claudine in Sookie’s defense, given what we know.

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      SacredmOOn Reply:

      True I always wondered why would Naill let claudine fight when she was full fae with child, just to protect Sookie? Why would Sookie be that important?

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    • Vamped78

      Wow, my head is spinning. You are amazing Serena and pointed out so many little details that I over looked. Thanks!

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    • Kathy

      The one thing that stood out to me in regards to Sookie asking Amelia about the cluviel dor. When Sookie emailed her, she didn’t spell out cluviel dor, she only said a fae thing with the initials C.D. This presumes Sookie figures Amelia would easily be able to figure out what it is. I have no opinion about this, but it surprised me that Sookie was right and Amelia knew what term to research.

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      heart's desire Reply:

      I wondered about that too, how’d she figure it out? Maybe there aren’t that many fae things. :dunno: It also bugged me that CLEARLY Sookie was being secretive for a reason, yet Amelia blurted it out to Sam & used it’s full name with all the details in HER email reply. Obviously Sookie didn’t spell it out for a reason Duhmelia. Even Mr C, who knows she lives with two fairies who would kill her for it, put it in his email. Not the type of thing you want someone to stumble on, or floating around in cyber space. Sookie knew that, but Mr C didn’t? I don’t necessarily think that’s where CH is taking this, but it bugged me just the same.

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    • sheldon

      Wow, great supposition Serena. So much to digest!

      Your description of Claude with Hunter in DiTF reminded me of how quickly Claude ‘bonded’ with him. If I remember correctly, even Sookie was surprised at how tolerant and amiable Claude was with Hunter. I wonder if somewhere down the line that friendship Claude carefully forged with Hunter will be of use to him. Maybe to convince Hunter to go with him, holding him hostage/as a bargaining chip against Sookie?

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      Dee Reply:

      Did Hunter ever thank Claude for anything?

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    • Isis

      This was an excellent, excellent post Serena… and thank you so much for putting some of my thoughts in such organised way ;)

      I wouldn´t be surprised that Claude knows something about the CD and would want it for himself for his selfish needs like being able to come and go between the worlds as he pleases.

      I like the prophecy theory I´v been wondering about that from time to time, also that Queen-ie comment has to mean something.

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    • Moll

      Enjoyed the post, Serena!
      I’m probably reading the clavie ritual too literally here…but what about the wiki article saying the clavie is used to keep witches and spirits from entering a home? Amelia has caused some trouble for Sook: she convinced Sookie to break the bond with Eric, leaving her more vulnerable; I also seem to recall she left the wards down on Sookie’s house(I think that was Amelia?) Now Amelia knows something about the CD. I rather like Amelia, so I hope she’s just a clumsy friend with good intentions. It is curious, though.

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      azucar69 Reply:

      Actually Moll it was Dermot, he told Sookie after the Kevin and Hod fiasco, that he dropped Amelia’s wards cus’ fae wards were better.

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    • VikingLover

      Excellent post, Serena!! :D

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    • MASpencer

      I’m SOOO glad you wrote on this Serena– because, obvi, I Googled that shit, too, and noticed that it is indeed a work of Ms. Harris’ creation. Which makes me think that 1) the name DEFINITELY means something, if we’re somehow able to crack that nut, and 2) she’s saving it for the end, because whatever consequences accompany its use are going to be MAJOR game-changers.

      Your theories are excellent, too. But… the continual reinforcement that it MUST be used on someone Sookie loves makes me think that it will somehow related to whoever her chosen suitor is (I’m hoping it’s Eric, of course… but I could totally see Harris pulling a bait-and-switch for a resounding WTF??? ending with this, as much as it pains me to say it).

      That said, you’re totally right that Hunter is another very viable option… though, personally, I find Hunter to be a total yawnfest, so this would be rather like letting air out of a balloon for me. I vote NO THANK YOU.

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      Viking Dame Reply:

      I’m curious about the “major game changer” aspect too. In the letter Gran wrote that Mr. C hoped she would never have to use the CD:

      “You won’t ever need to use it, I hope, he said.”

      And Mr. C cautioned Sookie in using the CD because it could change the world, and to think long and hard before doing it. Well change can be either good or bad. It sounds like the CD has the potential to be very powerful, enough that there are concerns that the cure might be worse than the disease.

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      Serena Reply:

      I’m really divided about her using it on Eric, does he really deserve it? I don’t mean that as a defamation of his character, lol, just that he’s a 1000+ year old vampire. What are a few more years to him, ykwim? I know that would make Sookie happy to have him around, but I don’t know. I feel like Sookie won’t use it in a life or death situation even.

      With her contemplating why Gran didn’t use it for Aunt Linda’s death and as Mr. C thought it wouldn’t be “the Christian thing to do” in Gran’s opinion, I think Sookie believes that too. and that Sookie will be too spooked that she’s playing God to use it.

      So I don’t see her saving Sam, or anyone else with the C.D., with the exception of Hunter because he’s just a kid. But you’re totally right he’s just a yawnfest at this point, lol, I pretty much skipped his appearance on the first read. :lol:

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      VikingLover Reply:

      Maybe it’s one of those things where it could be a gift and a curse at the same time. In other words, making a wish will give you what you want but will also alter something else in a negative way. Someone in the forum mentioned that with fairies the devil is in the details. Maybe if the wish is not worded a certain way, it would work against you?

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      MASpencer Reply:

      I could see this happening– although I haven’t the slightest clue how such a mishap would be resolved, unless fairy magic can somehow undo a wish like that. (In which case, what’s the big deal about the cluviel dor anyway?)

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      diz Reply:

      He doesn’t deserve it and he doesn’t deserve her. He is so selfish. He orders her around and makes her risk her life again and again for his pleasure.

      Sure he’s sexy, and I love Alexander Skarsgard, but he is just a dickhead. Sookie is a good person, she cares about people, and Eric just doesn’t and never will.

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      C.K. Reply:

      I also worry that last minute CH is throw some last minute twist in and have E/S not end up together and it would be a big f-you/blow to the face for Eric/Sookie fans. In that case, I would either donate my books to the library or consider burning them. I don’t think I could read them again or even look at them.

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      VikingLover Reply:

      {..last minute twist in and have E/S not end up together and it would be a big f-you/blow to the face for Eric/Sookie fans.}

      Nah, I doubt that C.K. only because CH is a smart business woman and she knows this will not be the only book series she will ever write. I’m sure she would like her SSN fans to follow her to her future works. I’m not saying that she will create an E/S ending just to appease fans but I think that she will give us the ending that she’s always had in mind for Sookie. I believe she has said that she’s always known how Sookie’s story will end so I’m sure she’ll keep to the integrity of her story.

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    • Millarca

      Thought provoking stuff as always, Serena.

      As for the reference to three, I have assumed it was just a nod to the threefold rule in the Wiccan rede, or perhaps Coleridge’s “weave a circle ’round him thrice” in “Kubla Khan”, and thought nothing more of it, assuming Harris would eventually tell us how it’s relevant; I’m quite sure it is.

      What will the Sookster do with her trinket? Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if she did nothing throughout the duration of the books. I have visions of the final scene, with Sookie sitting on her porch waiting for the sun to set and her vampire to rise and join her, fingering the who-ket and musing about how she might best use it in due course and reminding herself to ask Eric the name of the person to instal her own safe.

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      Viking Dame Reply:

      Ha, Millarca that ending sounds right up CH’s alley. LOL.

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      SVB Reply:

      It does. How disturbing :lol:

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      LovetheViking Reply:

      Agree with you Millarca. It fits with how CH likes to end books.

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      Millarca Reply:

      Well if I’m right I’ll be happy. At least they’ll still be together. You see, in that scenario, Eric is living with her in Bon Temps in the spacious, comfy yet secure underground accommodation he had built for them. She just needs a safe. :D

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    • jskell

      The thing that always confused me about Claude and Dermot’s intentions are that Amelia’s wards were set up so that no one who meant Sookie harm could enter. Yet Claude and Dermot were both able to come into the house starting back in DITF. Does this mean that they specifically don’t mean her harm, or do the wards somehow not apply to them because of some other circumstance (Sookie inviting them in, etc)? I may just not be thinking clearly about it but I’ve found that idea confusing.

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      LovetheViking Reply:

      I think this is a sound theory in that the wards were meant to protect Sookie. I see it as pointing to two things. Either the are only after the CD and by being after this they do not mean Sookie harm or the Fae have enough power that they were able to override Amelia’s wards.

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    • Ashley

      Love all the theories Serena! I just hope Sookie doesn’t use it on Hunter, that would be anticlimatic to me.

      Oh, and count me as someone who thought Amelia screwed up AGAIN when she told Sam about the cluviel dor…I mean really Amelia? She had just told Alcide to meet Sookie in her room and told Alcide all about the bond being broken and had acknowledged she screwed up, and then she goes and does it again? Ugh.

      I guess Amelia is assuming Sam can be trusted, but it seems to me she thinks anyone except vampires are trustworthy. And Sookie didn’t even blink at Sam knowing what it was called, but she should have…and not only that, but like you said Serena someone could have overheard.

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      hime Reply:

      I’m on the “do not want to use it for hunter camp” too… I don’t think Hunter is such an important character, he may be important in Sookie’s life, but let’s be honest, he came in the picture very late in the books. I think Sookie will use the CD is a life or death situation, as the last resource, to save a beloved one (read: Eric). You can do very few things with this CD, it’s not that you can solve problems all around the world, or stop wars,so she better use it for herself or for Eric. OR BOTH. IMO. :)

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      C.K. Reply:

      Maybe she could use it on Pam in a life or death situation. CH said Eric and Sookie will live at the end of the series. She didn’t say Pam would live. I do worry about Pam. I don’t want her to meet the final death. Sookie loves Eric so it would be helping him too.

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      hime Reply:

      I would be perfectly glad if she uses it for Pam, too. Sookie has already stated many times that Pam is her best vampire friend, and I think she’s her best friend period. (especially after Amelia messing up in DR) ;)

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      C.K. Reply:

      Pam told Sookie what a deplorable excuse for a friend Arlene was too so I give Pam points for that. I would be happy if she used it on Pam. Her true friend. Sookie has saved Pam’d life several times Rhodes, Witch War etc..

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      Lula99 Reply:

      Yield To ME @ “Regarding the number 3:…..”I was thinking along those lines also, but I was thinking
      1. Sookie lost Eric after his memories returned. But got him back when her regained those
      2. She almost lost him in Rhodes. But she saved him
      3. She feared losing him to Appius, which is coming to pass in the form of his giving Eric to QoO. But….will she find the ‘fix’ to this one?
      The only thing Eric has that she values is ‘his love’, if she truly loves him back, then he would be the perfect recipient.

      More random thoughts:
      Does it bother anyone else that Sookie was thinking she was always ‘right on the verge of remembering something about Niall, something twisty’? Then of course she shook it off, because it either wasn’t the time or she was sleepy!

      I was wondering about Sookie’s improved senses since she hasn’t had vamp blood in so long. She smells things, senses things AND what about her jumping the connection from Eric’s story Heidi told about Victor to Colton? Did anyone else catch how out of left field that was when it was revealed it was HIS mother?! Sookie’s had some of these leaps before but that one was huge!

      Did anyone find it strange that Sookie, who has bemoaned her love of her Gran since book 1 & has been desperate for answers, shoved a letter from her away for 2 days!! Bizarre.

      Also think Dermot saw it, that sent warning bells up. Him & his crazy sanding make me wonder? What about the comment from either Claude or Dermot about the feeling of the farmhouse?

      Mr. C saying “it was just a matter of time before a vamp walked into the bar.” I think that’s a sign CH put in there as a warning, Sookie can’t go back, even if she did it would happen all over again at some point, she’d still be telepathic & things would still happen, in a different reality she could’ve been enslave from the start. She fell for it with Bill, it was only his supposed change of mind & Eric watching over her that stopped this.

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      Serena Reply:

      Maybe I should rephrase “life and death situation,” lol.. I don’t think Sookie will use the C.D. to save a single life, whether she’s bringing someone back from the dead or what.

      For example, I think if Sam died in a car accident tomorrow, Sookie would let him die and should let him die, despite the fact that I think that’s the right thing to do. :twisted:

      But seriously, lol, if she uses it on one person (or vampire) so they can live longer, I think I will be sorely disappointed. It just doesn’t seem that spectacular to me, nor does it seem like she’s using it to her best advantage of her one wish.

      If she eliminates a TBA threat in order to save someone… eh, even then. Lame. :lol:

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    • Vamped78

      Meh, I hope that Sookie doesnt use it in a fed up moment of how turned upside down her life is and wishes that Bill never walked into Merlottes and opened the door for all the life changing events. That would blow ass big time, if Sookie knew what happened, but noone else did and she just ignored Bill, knowing why he came into the bar and allowed the Rats to just drain him in the parking lot. That is one ending I would NOT like at all. That means Sookie and Eric will never happen.

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      Ashley Reply:

      I don’t think that will happen. CH has said Sookie will never leave the supe world, no matter how much danger she is in..she said she would be bored and that she just needs to get rid of the threats to her life.

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      Serena Reply:

      I thought about this too, but ultimately the Sookie books are about Sookie’s character growth. (And Eric’s too). lol.

      It could be that her true message is “vampires are bad” but so much for the message of tolerance, so much for the rest of the good metaphorical things that exist in her writing. For Ms. Harris to pull a cheapo literary trick that undoes everything that she’s built up in the previous 11 books would be quite the betrayal of her own work, let alone her readers. Why should anyone invest in a story that is about nothing? That’s what it would boil down to IMO. But I don’t see that happening. ;)

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      LLE Reply:

      It’s all about Sookie journey and her growth. It’s not about Eric’s growth at all. Eric might be Sookie’s HEA or he might not be.

      A lot reader believe that Sookie and Eric has broken up but it did not happen.

      I really don’t believe word out of CH mouth and I take her words grain of salt.

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      hime Reply:

      It would be too lame, I don’t think CH can even entertain such an idea which would throw 13 books in the garbage, basically!

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      C.K. Reply:

      I agree Hime and I would hate that ending. All the growth in Sookie would be lost. Sam even had a converation with Sookie wishing that they could go back to the way things were before Bill entered her life. Sookie didn’t regret being a part of the supe world and she said that she didn’t want to go bacl to that life. In the supe world she has value whereas the human world she is seen as “crazy Sookie”. Sookie is apart of the supe world for good. Sookie is starting to consider herself more supe than “human”.

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      C.K. Reply:

      It would kill Sookie to have to erease her happy memories with Eric. Those are the rare moments when Sookie is truly happy. It was awful for her when Eric couldn’t remember their time together so she wouldn’t want to fo that to Eric again or herself.

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      LLE Reply:

      Sookie would still had met Eric because there was a serial killer killing fangbanger and Jason was suspect. Sookie would had gone to Fangtasia and met Eric all by herself. There relationship would had happen even with Bill or without Bill.

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      holby Reply:

      And, for all we know, Eric is already watching over her for Niall before she meets Bill.

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      hime Reply:

      Indeed. If she erases all contacts with the supe world, she would change the present in many unpredictable ways, and her brother could be in jail,or who knows what else! I don’t think Sookie has such a desire to back all up and go back to her former self, I don’t know if she misses her old life that much, apart from Gran, of course…

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      Heather Reply:

      I must say that I have thought that is what she is going to use it for, too. Yep, I think that will be it and it will suck.

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    • Lyta

      I still do not like the introduction of this “Cluviel Dor”, I still think it is a “deus ex machina”, why to introduce it, if isn’t to reverse a situation that otherwise would not have a logical solution?
      I hate, hate the prospect that Sookie can use it for something or someone not as important as Eric (though I get scared about what could happen with him to justify having this object in the history) :(
      and if she use it to ask for something that turns out to be trivial or not so important for justify the use of such an object, or ‘change’ in all reality she lives or her story (I do not think it will, but .. .) I’m able to burn all my books!

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      LLE Reply:

      The only way she would use it to save the person she loves. Which suitors will she use it on.

      Eric
      Bill
      Sam
      Quinn
      Alcide

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      Heather Reply:

      I think we can easily take Alcide and Quinn out of that picture. I don’t know that she will use it for Bill either. I am thinking Eric or Sam … I hope it isn’t for Sam, because he is not who I want to see her with. But … you never know about him. I mean, I guess Sookie could wish that Quinn had a normal family … but what would that really do. He is boring and betrayed her the same way that Bill did, just in a different way. I think it will be Eric, I just don’t know how yet.

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      LLE Reply:

      It would not work on Quinn and Sam because she not in love with them.

      It would work on Eric, Jason, and Hunter.

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      Heather Reply:

      Good point on Eric, Jason, or Hunter. In the same respect, she just gave Sam a buttload of money. Sometimes, I think she would do most anything for Sam. I still think Sam may be someone she loves. I just don’t think it is in the sexual way, but then again with Sookie, we never really know. Sometimes this girl has epiphanies that blow me away! As far as Hunter, I am torn. Does she really love Hunter or does she empathize with him? I want to believe it will be with Eric, because I am in love with Eric :D <3!!!

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    • Skarlove

      Excellent job, Serena! LMAO at the Crown Royal bag – I thought the same thing! Amelia should never, never, NEVER have mentioned this to Sam – CH might have said “she’s just impulsive” at a recent book signing, but I think she’s blowing smoke on this one. Her actions are choreographed too well to be merely whimsy.

      I really believe she’s going to use this doodad in the last book, and for Hunter. I just can’t see any reason for him to be in the darn series otherwise! I don’t think Sookie will have to become his permanent caretaker – I think Remy will survive but be clueless as to the supernatural maelstrom his son has unwittingly been drawn into.

      Great theories you’ve posited here, but now I have more questions about Niall, Fintan and Gran than I did before!

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      Ashley Reply:

      Yeah, telling Sam was so annoying..I was like great, she’s doing it again.

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      harmony Reply:

      she is up to smth or she has been manipulated.
      How did she find cd meant cluviel dor?
      She told sam, she ran to Alcide???
      The bb???
      that s too much

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      Serena Reply:

      It really bothers me that “impulsive” Amelia is smart enough to figure out the cluviel dor’s initials and what it is, but not clever enough to realize Sookie was trying to be discreet about it? Huh? *headscratching.*

      And another thing, it took Amelia awhile to find out a way to break the blood bond, but Amelia finds this information about the C.D. within a book? Weird. : /

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      LLE Reply:

      Amelia ever finds out that Sookie has it she will tell everybody.

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      harmony Reply:

      it doent make sense.
      Could my english be wrong there but if Mr c plucked out a name, could someone have plucked in? or glamore or whatever a supe could do??

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      hime Reply:

      Amelia has a secret agenda, she must have. Otherwise there’s no logic in her actions.

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      Kathy Reply:

      I still stand by Amelia!!! Innocent until proven guilty I say. Obviously Sookie knew Amelia would figure out what fae C.D. stood for when she emailed her otherwise why do it? She was concerned anyone could pluck it out of the email. Amelia has a big mouth and is impulsive (as Ms.H. has said). She’s flawed but so is every other character. She trusts shifters and knows Sookie trusts Sam. And she also knew how mad Sookie was, so she couldn’t tell her what she found out about the C.D. unless she got someone Sookie would listen to, to tell her. I think it’s that simple.

      Breaking the Blood Bond is a spell and she was looking for one that didn’t endanger either party. That COULD take some time. The C.D. is a fae object that probably could be found in a book. I don’t find that mysterious.

      Poor maligned Amelia! :( I’m building my case for her!

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      Kathy Reply:

      PS: Serena GREAT post!!

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      Serena Reply:

      Thanks Kathy!

      I don’t think Amelia is up to no good per se, but I think she’s been manipulated a little by her dad. Still, some of her decisions are a little questionable, like running straight to Alcide after the BB was broken. *roll.*

      This book wasn’t too kind to your girl. :P

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      Kathy Reply:

      Don’t get me wrong though. I think Sookie was right to kick them all out. What Amelia did was wrong, but she knew Alcide and Hair of the Dog from dating Tray and she worked for Sam, so I don’t see anything deliberately evil in what she did. I agree, she could have said to Sam “I have the information Sookie wanted” instead of naming the object. But in truth, Sookie didn’t write “if you find out please keep this on the QT” either.

      I’ve just always loved Amelia. If CH makes her bad I’ll have to deal with it, but right now, I stand up for my girl!

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      Ashley Reply:

      I understand her distrust of vampires. What I don’t understand is her trusting basically everyone else…including Quinn, who also had secrets and and trouble to go along with him. She’s assuming all these people are trustworthy who might not be, just because they’re not vampires, IMO.

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      LLE Reply:

      Amelia had sexual relationship with Pam so she has been with vampires. Last book, she did not hate Eric at all something change and someone gave her false information about Eric.

      Sam

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      C.K. Reply:

      Pam and Eric might know something about Amelia. Eric mentioned that Amelia always wanted him away from Sookie. Amelia could have said something to Pam. I don’t know if Pam could have glamoroud Amelia at some point to get information. Eric could have sent Pam to spy on Amelia.

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      C.K. Reply:

      I agree that it never seemed as though Amelia hated Eric before this book. Amelia could have been manipulated by someone else or she just really doesn’t like Eric. Amelia liked Quinn though.

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      hime Reply:

      … And believing Alcide could be a better companion for Sookie than Eric? *facepalm*
      IDK, I guess I prefer that she has a secret agenda because I don’t want to think she’s so naive.

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      hime Reply:

      Or maybe someone manipulated her into thinking that Eric is bad. Something stinks there.

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      Heather Reply:

      Yeah, I agre Hime. Everyone is convincing her that Eric is up to no good! When I say everyone I mean all the people in her life! Other than Pam. Pam is the only one in her life that has ever made her think about Eric the person and not Eric the businessman. Everyone else just thinks of her as the person that can make Eric do something for them. Examples: Sam asks Sookie if she can get Eric to find a bartender. Amelia wants him to work out a deal for her daddy. Basically, people use Sookie to get what they want from Eric.

      Another thing that I have been thinking of is how Sookie told Bill that the Queen of Okla has power and she doesn’t. Hold your horses Sook! You have a TON of power. A great grandfather that is the prince of Fae and a Fae love token. Oh yeah, don’t underestimate yourself, honey!

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      Lyta Reply:

      and the hate Eric? where they come from that? she confides in Sam? Sam is not too reliable, Sam does not like Eric exactly as Amelia, I can well see the two founded the club: “we hate Eric, and he is not good enough for OUR Sookie. ”
      If the two are so reliable, then why they seem to be conspire in the Sookie’s back? I dont say that they have “bad” intentions, not until have more details, but it’s true the saying: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
      impulsive or not, if Amelia was my friend and go to a bar and tell strangers about my personal affairs, including that would endanger me, I would just like Sookie did. (or worse in fact)
      And if Sam and Amelia are right about Eric, then it automatically sucks? is it bad? because that’s basically what they think.
      CH certainly will not give much away what she’s planning to Amelia, and perhaps she is just being manipulated by his father or by his own vanity. Maybe it’s just my bias but I do not like people who so much intrusive. And fickle, she spent a little time for Bob, Pam (why breakup so soon? Pam saw something that did not like?), then immediately Tray, and then Bob again (I do not mean that she is a slut, I could care less about how many people she’s date, is that she just does not hold much to anyone)

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      azucar69 Reply:

      Alcide is not a stranger to Sookie. I think we should take what CH has said about Amelia at face value, she is implusive.

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      rainqueen13 Reply:

      Kathy, you just don’t want to rename your cat!!!

      If Amelia isn’t deliberately working against Sookie/toward some other agenda not necessarily good for Sookie, then she’s too stupid to confide in as a friend, unfortunately.

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      Hootiecat1 Reply:

      Amelia is not stupid…if I remember correctly Amelia was able to keep secrets pretty well about herself. Even as a loud/clear broadcaster Amelia was able to keep information about her family & money away from Sookie. Like how Amelia used her mother’s last name Broadway and not Carmichael. (Quinn wiggled that out of her) The night of the NV takeover Eric asked a few pointed questions of Amelia too. “Amelia are you not a witch with much power?” (not a newbe here-Amelia could perform ectoplasmic reconstructions) “Isn’t your father a wealthy man with a lot of influence in the state? Isn’t your mentor a GREAT witch?” Amelia is not what she seemed to be.

      I think Witches want to control Sookie too…

      Later when Sook asked Amelia about Fairy-repellant, Amelia said she didn’t know much about Fairies? Why did it take Amelia so long to let Sookie know that Tray’s buddy Drake look just like Sookie’s brother Jason? Amelia knew that Sookie had spent the night before with Eric she even knew when Eric left the house at 3:30, left Sookie a note about it, but she still tried to fix Sook up with Drake the next night?

      Amelia is smelling rotten in a deliberate way…

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      LLE Reply:

      Who wants to date someone that looks like your brother? Not me.

      Amelia is not much of friend.

      The first thing came out of Bob’s mouth was he not the father of the kittens. I bet Sam called Amelia and Amelia told Bob to Sookie he not the father.

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      LovetheViking Reply:

      Yes with Amelia I am of the suspicion that she is able to close her mind. Octavia was able to. So while Amelia always appears to be a clear broadcaster there are things she is able to hide as you have described perfectly Hootiecat.

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      Gretchen Reply:

      About Bob:

      Sookie has said that even though Amelia is a loud broadcaster, she was never able to get a read on how exactly it happened that Bob was turned into a cat by Amelia. Hmm, suspicious now, like maybe Amelia can block certin thoughts(intentions?) from Sookie. The day after Bob’s transformation, Amelia invites herself to stay with Sookie at her home and takes Bob with her. The neighbor of her cousin Hadley, lover of the Vampire Queen, who blabbed about Sookie, who she hardly knew.

      Bob was pissed when he was changed back by Octavia. Quiet and withdrawn, if I remember correctly, until he left the area. Now, he is back with Amelia, “in love,” when she is doing all this undermining shit to Sookie. Eric has said that everyone has spies. Maybe Bob didn’t have the ability to block his thoughts, so he turned himself/had himself turned as a way to spy on Sookie (that would mean he either does have the ability now, or Amelia helped.)

      On the cuviel dor:

      I don’t think Sookie would use it in a kill Freya/keep Eric scenario, as it would create something artificial in her mind. That is why she let him go at the end of book four. However, as it was mentioned a couple times, that the cuviel dor is a love token, I kind of hope Sookie gives it to Eric to prove her love and trust for him.

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      harmony Reply:

      Octavia knew that sookie was telepathe, how come? She blocked her head the first time she saw sookie, even before being introduce!!

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      LLE Reply:

      Another person real good at blocking is Sam. Octavia is very powerful witch. What is Sam? He has the gift to block Sookie.

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    • LLE

      Sookie can use to protect the person that she truly loves and I can see Sookie using it on one of her suitors and he will be her HEA.

      The man she loves in danger it’s love portion.

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    • heart's desire

      Great post Serena! Love it when we get to peek inside your brain. It’s a very fascinating place. Glorious indeed!

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      Serena Reply:

      Thanks HD! (Thanks to everyone else too! Mwah! <3 )

      Lololol. Its not that fascinating a place. :lol: Kinda scary actually. :shock:

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    • Vamped78

      Another thing I wanted to point out, is that Mr. C is telepathic as well, so I thought it idiotic that Sookie even thought of Hunters name, when she was talking to him in the kitchen, cause Im sure that he can read her mind, since Hunter can. I was rolling my eyes, and going, Come On, Sookie, think!! You want to protect Hunter, but even thinking of him in the presence of someone who can read ur mind as well? UGH!

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      LLE Reply:

      It would not surprise me that he already know about Hunter before Sookie did. He read Hadley’s mind about her son.

      It would not surprise me that he reads vampires minds and he does not like Bill at all. I have feeling that he knows what type of vampire that Bill is and Sookie does not know yet.

      I hope Sookie will ask him what he thinks of Eric.

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      C.K. Reply:

      I’d like to know what he thinks of Eric too.

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      LLE Reply:

      He does not like Bill and I bet he can read Bill’s mind. Sookie should ask questions about Bill and why he does not like Bill.

      Then she should ask about Eric?

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      Heather Reply:

      Remember, at QSA’s trial, Sookie could read the vampire on the stand’s mind. Yep, I think Mr. C put that in her mind! I’ve always wondered about that one scene. I think that was all Mr. C and he didn’t want the vampire’s to know that he can read their minds.

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      Megan Reply:

      I find Sookie’s entire relationship with Hunter baffling, to be honest. Sookie knows what’s at stake for Hunter, should the wrong people ever find out he’s a telepath. And everybody and their grandmother is after Sookie, all the time. First the Queen of LA, then the King of Nevada, not to mention other supes like weres who want to use her and evil fairies who want to kill her.

      All this is happening to Sookie constantly, and yet she still goes to see Hunter and even has him staying over at her house.

      This is not in Hunter’s best interest, no matter if Sookie can help him with his telepathy or not. The very best for Hunter would be if Sookie stayed as far away from his as she possibly could, and never ever draw any attention to him whatsoever. Supes have spies everywhere, after all. It only takes one supe lurking in Sookie’s woods to notice the kid staying over. Once they realize the kid is important to Sookie (even if they didn’t know about his telepathy), it would be too easy to snatch Hunter away from his father and use him against Sookie.

      And it really annoys me to no end that Sookie can’t figure that out, given all that has happened to her, and just continues to draw attention to Hunter without once realizing the risks involved.

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      Heather Reply:

      I agree, Megan! I’ve thought about that many times. Right now, he is safe. She needs to knock it off. In her care, he’s been exposed to two fairies and two vampires. That is only what I can remember! Every time she goes around that child, I feel afraid for HIM! Sookie is one of my favorite heroines, but she drives me crazy when she does not think. This happens a lot. Not just about Hunter … about many things. For instance, she obviously trusts Amelia and Sam more than her own husband. When is she going to get it together in her own mind and realize that Eric is on her side?

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      Megan Reply:

      You are too right about Sookie trusting the wrong people. Amelia has now proven to be a terrible friend, and Sam has his own agenda, even if that agenda is as innocent as wanting her for himself, or at the very least away from Eric.

      I spent most of DR muttering to myself that Sookie had better talk to Eric. And why didn’t she? They’re in a relationship now, have been for a few months. They have crazy monkey sex that requires icepacks afterwards. But talking together? Apparently that’s too much to ask. Eric keeps things from Sookie, sure, but he’s a 1000 year old vampire who has always had to keep secrets to survive. What’s Sookie’s excuse? What is keeping her from actually talking to the guy and telling him what’s going on in her life (about the fairies, about her gran’s letter, about Mr C.’s involvement in her telepathy, about the cluviel dor, etc).

      Yes, they get interrupted a time or two in DR while they are talking, but honestly, what is keeping Sookie from hopping in her car and driving over to Fangtasia or Eric’s house to sit down with him and really just talk. What is keeping her from sitting him down and talking about the whole QoO mess? If I were in her shoes, I’d want to know every single detail and I’d demand he’d tell me, instead of just sitting at home wondering if he’s gonna call tomorrow.

      I do no understand this reluctance of Sookie (and Eric, to an extent), to just communicate. It’s the lack of communication that’s now threatening to break them up, and yet Sookie seems entirely unwilling to remedy that, and it just doesn’t make sense. She talks to everybody else (to a point that it’s threatening her safety: with Amelia and her blabbing about the broken blood bond), but somehow she’s unable to have a decent conversation with the man she professes to love. I don’t know if it’s just bad writing on CH’s part, or of Sookie is just that emotionally immature.

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      Millarca Reply:

      I find it very frustrating that although Sookie professes to value his love more than anything, she will not give herself to him, and she will not allow herself to be his wife. He has offered her everything he has to give, but she will not accept it. Why? Why won’t she do as you suggest and go to him and talk to him? What’s holding her back? If she really loves him that much, why?

      I think it’s strange that she considers Sam to be her best friend, because they really aren’t that close. They don’t sit around telling each other their innermost thoughts and dreams and wishes and fears. She blabs to him, yes, and to Amelia, but keeps Eric at a distance. He should be her confidante and best friend now, but she keeps a barrier between them, keeping important stuff from him and keeping him at a distance. Until she trusts him enough to tell him her secrets, she doesn’t really love him, IMO. Oh she loves the sex and the protection, and for him to be there when she wants him, but she doesn’t seem to want to give herself to him and their relationship. Which is strange, because she’s been thinking about what it would be like to spend eternity with him and can’t stand the thought of any other woman having him.

      I really don’t understand her at all.

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      Ashley Reply:

      She’s just afraid I think Millarca. I think she’s scared of giving her heart completely to another person, I think she’ll come around. But it is very frustrating.

      And I agree with everyone else…I find it very ironic that Sookie trusts Amelia who is no known for blabbing and doing impulsive things, and Sam who is obviously hiding something. And yeah, Sam and Sookie talk, but yeah it’s not intimate or deep conversation. And Sam never ceases to pass judgement on her choices. So I just find it all very exasperating.

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      LLE Reply:

      Sookie not ready to settle down and when the time is right she will settle down or maybe she likes living alone.

      Sookie is starting to grow up and when gets there she will be with her man does mean it Eric.

      She running way from her feelings for Eric because she afraid she will get hurt. Eric is the only guy who could break her heart and that scares her.

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      Megan Reply:

      You’re right about her relationship with Sam: they aren’t all that close. I think Sookie considers him her best friend because she spends so much time with him on account of him being her boss. That’s all I can think of, because honestly, she’s never been close to Sam in any meaningful way, other than spending time together in the same bar. Like you said, they don’t really talk about any important things, other than Sam judging Sookie’s involvement with vampires.

      As for Sookie’s reluctance about giving herself entirely to Eric: I can understand part of that reluctance. She got burned badly by Bill, first by his leaving her for Lorena, and then by his having seduced her on the Queen’s orders. I get that this has hurt Sookie badly enough that she’s now reluctant to just throw herself at another man.

      But at the same time, you’d think that having been hurt like that would motivate Sookie to get to the bottom of her relationship with Eric, to want to know what the heck is going on between them. In other words, you’d think it would make her want to talk to him, especially because she’s so determined to keep him at a distance, at least emotionally.

      I wonder if there is more to this than just Sookie’s experience with Bill. Perhaps she’s just that insecure about her own worth, and about a guy like Eric really wanting her and caring for her. I mention this because it’s always baffled me how Sookie was so reluctant to tell Eric anything about what happened between them during DttW, when Eric had amnesia. Sookie’s reasoning was that she didn’t want to give Eric power over her, but I think it’s much more than that. Perhaps she really just thinks so little of herself, has so little self-worth, and that goes back to her growing up as ‘Crazy Sookie’.

      But if that is the case, you’d think she’s matured by now, at least enough to want to take her relationship with Eric serious enough to just communicate with him, besides hooking up with him for amazing sex. Because that is, quite frankly, as immature as it gets, to use the guy for sex and ignoring all the other things that entail a real relationship, no matter if she’s afraid to get hurt. And after all this time, you’d think Sookie would have grown up a bit more than that.

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      SacredmOOn Reply:

      Your reading my mind lol… totaly agree..

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    • holby

      I’m reposting something I posted in the DR Blog 2 here:

      There is a LOT more to Sookie’s fae heritage than meets the eye. Let’s think about what we do know.
      She is the product of a human-fae mating, 2nd generation.
      Her grandfather forbad his father from contacting her and had a friend act as her “sponsor.”
      Her great-grandfather, a fairy, has had business dealings with vampires (Eric), and has conspired with Eric to keep an eye on the girl, to keep her safe.
      Shortly after Niall made himself known to her, a full on war started in Fairy and Niall’s only competition for rule of Fairy goes apeshit trying to kill Sookie
      We are to believe that this war and the sacrifices that Braendan made were just because Sookie is the relative that it would pain Niall the most to lose.
      After the war, Niall seals Fairy to “protect the humans.”
      Claude suddenly becomes completely obsessed with Sookie and moves in with her.
      We find out that Dermot has gone nuts because his own father bespelled him (WTF?) into siding with the opposition.
      Sam states that Dermot speaks to Sookie as though she is a queen.
      I propose that Sookie is next in the royal lineage, due to some quirk or another, to be ruler of Fae after Niall goes to the Summerland. Spite is not a good enough reason for Braendan to fight so hard to kill Sookie…if he was the only other living prince, he would have focused his greatest energy on Niall…but Sookie is female and can breed. I think it has something to do with Niall’s love of the wife that fathered Dermot and Fintan (he didn’t care for Dillon’s mother).

      Also, there is something still unknown about the extent of Eric and Niall’s relationship. They had business dealing previously…HOW LONG has Eric “watched over” Sookie? Before Bill??? Why are there so many references to Eric and Sookie having the same hair color? Was Eric part fae when he was human? If a Were can no longer change after being turned Vampire, perhaps Eric lost his “essential spark” when he was turned???

      And what about the Elf??? Gran told Sookie never to thank a member of the fae, but I know she thanked Niall in the past (CH reknowned failure at continuity) and she thanks the Elf PROFUSELY. What does that mean.

      And finally, CH saying in 2008 “once a vampire always a vampire”…well, again, continuity is not her strength. Does she even REMEMBER saying that?

      C’mon Serena…help me out with the Elf issue and some of the other stuff! ;-)

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      Serena Reply:

      There’s definitely something else going on with the Fae that we’ll find out eventually – there just has to be more!! Especially why her grandfather and great grandfather would do so much for a mere part fairy. Gaaaaaah!!

      Other than ‘what’ the business Eric and Niall did before Sookie entered the fray, I don’t think the background of their relationship is very important. JMO. I think Eric’s hair is just highlight his commonalities with Sookie. And CH likes blonds maybe?

      Lololol. I think the “Thank you” thing is only for the fairies, not necessarily for the Fae, or some such technicality. Definitely we could use some clarification. >,< No, continuity is not her strength, but I think this is a rule she firmly believes in and has always believed in. lol.

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      Margaux Reply:

      Good thinking Holby! That could also be why Claudine looked after Sookie for so long. I’m really starting to like the whole Sookie-in-line-for-royal lineage.
      Hmmmmmm….

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      AB Negative Reply:

      The only thing about Sookie being the next fae queen or princess is she will only live the life span of a human, according to CH. What good is a ruler that only rules 30-50 years when the fae live for many hundreds of years? I could see her ascending to the throne immediately could help Eric get away from OKQ and a vampire/fae peace treaty could last long past her death. What do you think?

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      Jennie-h Reply:

      I always thought there was more to story with Sookie and her royal heritage. In From Dead to Worse, after she and Sam see Niall, she thinks to herself “…and I didn’t want to be the princess of anybody – not that any pureblood fairy would ever think I was anything other than a lowly by-product of their own wonderfulness…”

      When I had read that I suspected that perhaps that was some forshadowing for a future plot…and then when Sam stated that Dermot treats her like a queen, that made me even more suspicious that there is more to Sookie in relation to fairy royalty then we know.

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      rainqueen13 Reply:

      Charlaine is still saying on her current book tour that vampires cannot be made human again.

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    • Scheherezade06

      Oh-oh-oh, the Sailor Moon references made my inner fangirl go “Squeeeeeeeee!”
      Fairy Trinket Power, Make Up! <3

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    • Really enjoyed this post Serena! Ever since this fracking love token was brought up it has been driving me crazy. How will she use it. Thank you for helping clarify some of my questions. Yes I’m with you on worrying about the fae. Something about the way it was mentioned how just being with each other it helps keep their “spark” alive. Agree how there might be a plan to have more of Sookie’s kind by having her carry a fae child somehow.

      I still don’t trust Amelia. Could be her dad has some business dealings with the King or the weres. I hated how she told Alcide about the broken bond. Sam also started setting off some of my ick meters this last book. (why didn’t he tell her about the library of knowledge on the fae?) The elf does bring some big doubt as well. (why bring in another new critter if it does not bode ill ) Loved this post. More questions answered and yes more new ideas to ponder! thanks for making this tired brain finally work! (been one of those weeks) Oh and yes..loved Sailor moon!

      Funny when I read the description of the cluviel D’or in the books I pictured something like an awl (but more rounded and without any hooks/spikes) Your idea makes way more sense!

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    • scratch

      tsukini kawatte oshioki yo!!! i will always picture the C.D. this way now, thank you. awesome.

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    • Fuzzy Peaches

      “No, I’m not ageist, I just find the elderly suspicious.”
      While a very funny line, it’s one I agree with the most of all! Niall freaked me out from the beginning. Poor Sookie is a girl between worlds, a half-breed not fully belonging with humans or the fae. Which is more dangerous?
      Also loved the Crown Royal and Sailor Moon references. I love this blog.

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    • C.K.

      I worry about that cluviel dor. Sookie has recieved warnings about it. It just seems like it could be opening a Pandora’s box and all hell breaks loose. It is slightly disturbing that she is starting to become a little entranced by it. She wants to carry it on her. I think Sookie needs to sever all ties with the fae.

      In DITF when Sookie drank that stuff that made her sick, she noticed that “green” was the color of betrayl and doubt. I don’t know it there is a reason CH chose to make the Cluviel Dor “green”. The fae can’t really be trusted. Didn’t they mentioned that the cluviel dor are rare and that the fae stopped making them. Maybe Claude does blame Sookie for Claudine’s death. I thought Cluade was somewhat likeable in DITF but then DR came and that was ruined.

      Maybe there is a piece of a soul in it not exactly like a Horcrux.

      I know Lorena was Solomons child but she screwed him over so he might not care if Lorena died. Unless, he wanted the pleasure of killing Lorena. I hope Judith doesn’t come after Sookie. It’s not Sookie’s fault that Bill is a douchbag.

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    • scratch

      I didn’t get a chance to read the hundreds of comments on the new book, but has anybody addressed the telepathy thing with Barry and Hunter? Did their “parents” also drink demon blood? I buzzed through the book so I might have that “fact” wrong, but any theories on that?

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      Vamped78 Reply:

      I so totally thought of that as well. What about Barry? Are his parents part fae as well? And did Mr. C have something to do with his telepathy.

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      Freyja Reply:

      Well Hunter gets his telepathy from Gran, she was the one who drank the demon blood. CH was asked about Barry being related to Sookie, I think, and she said no. She didn’t specify it any further.

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      AB Negative Reply:

      CH said that Barry didn’t and is not a relative of Sook’s.

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    • C.K.

      I think Sookie should tell Eric about the Cluviel Dor. She could trust him with the information, I am sure of that.

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      LLE Reply:

      Sookie wont tell Eric. Sookie will tell the person she thinks she trust but land up betraying her.

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      C.K. Reply:

      LEE,

      I know Sookie won’t tell Eric, I just wish that she would. This is yet another secret kept. Yep, she already let Amelia know and now Sam knows. Eric would probably be one of the last people to know.

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      LLE Reply:

      Sookie really does not trust Eric and thinks bad things about him. Sookie trust Bill more than she trust Eric.

      Without trust in relationship it won’t work and they need to trust each other. I don’t believe Eric when he said that he only trust Sookie and Pam.

      If he had trust Sookie, he would had told her about marriage contract, Eric did not tell her because he was going to do what Bill did to Sookie in Club Dead. Eric just could not face her with the news.

      The person she will tell is the one that betray hers.

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      Vamped78 Reply:

      Yeah, Eric will be like, WTF!?

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      C.K. Reply:

      Sookie says that Eric keeps things from her. Well she has a list of her own secrets. I think Eric would be upset about it. I don’t think either Eric or Sookies trusts the other one completely. They are both afraid the other one will leave. No, I don’t think that Sookie will tell Eric about the cluviel dor. Sometimes Sookie is to forgiving. She was okay with Alcide after the whole poisioning incident.

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      hime Reply:

      Both Sookie and Eric keep things for each other. I don’t think, though, that Eric doesn’t trust Sookie. He keeps things from her because he is still a 1000 yo vampire after all, he is used to have secrets, he is high handed and believes he can solve any problem without telling Sookie… and he believes also that the less she knows, the better for her safety (he is still to learn that it’s not necessarily true). It’s not that he considers Sookie too stupid/untrustworthy to learn his secrets.
      Sookie, OTOH, I often have the feeling she doesn’t trust Eric, indeed.
      But Sookie trusts almost no one.

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      LLE Reply:

      Sookie trust Amelia until she found out that she has a big mouth. Sookie does trust Sam and Bill.

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      Ashley Reply:

      Sookie trusts the wrong people a lot of the time, and she’s stubborn when it comes to Eric.

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      LLE Reply:

      That why it makes a good story. If Sookie had no problems, she would be boring character. Sookie and Eric are both stubborn.

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    • glamored

      Excellent post, Serena! I giggled at “it opens at the end” as I see many parallels there, too! Is it May of 2012 yet?

      My theory du jour is that it will be used on a fairy problem, and Claude really wants that portal opened. He’s super pissed at Niall for closing it and that does not bode well for Sookie!

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      C.K. Reply:

      I can’t believe Harry Potter’s going to be done. Sorry off topic.

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    • wahoozit

      Loads of new things to think about here.
      Great catch about the colour green and betrayal.
      Perhaps the real reason the Fea don’t make them anymore is because they are really so much more trouble than they are worth, a real Pandoras box as someone else said. Or perhaps multiple uses of such devices have changed the Fae into the dying race, who have lost so much more than they have retained that they are now. Maybe they just wouldn’t be able to resist one more little go at setting things right no matter how small the change.

      Definately Niall, Claude all of them make me very uneasy. If I were in the same room as them I would be eyeing up the exits and wondering how far off the ground the nearest window was.

      The allowing a rare and pregnant full blooded female to die in Sookies defense really, really has me pressing the panic button now. Can’t see it being just because of the CD unless there is some way to use it to set their world to rights.
      Mr. C knowing just who to send and when to Sookie reaks of some form of precognition. in my trawls through Fae lore the other day it was noted many times as a general trait so perhaps CH has limited it to Mr.C or all the Fae races have it. One things for sure, they all know something we don’t and they aren’t in the sharing mood just yet. Talk about frustrating.

      As far as Judith spilling to Solomon about Lorena, well this has the potential to go down like the plot in Star Trek the Wrath of Khan. “SOOOOOOOKIIIIIEEE!!!!”
      Why? Well the whole of the CT incident should tell us that. Vampires aren’t so pragmatic when it comes to their progeny, the rage bombs drop left, right and centre.

      Amelia I’ve havered over and been swayed by others defence of her but every day my original assesment of Hermione Graingers evil twin on acid seems to make more sense.

      More and more questions keep popping up.

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      C.K. Reply:

      wahoozit,

      “Hermione Graingers evil twin on acid”

      Haha haha!!!

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    • Ariel

      Hi again, I smiled when I saw the sailor moon locket oh happy memories.

      I agree I think fairies can’t be trusted. I wondered why Claudine being a full fairie pregnant with a full fairie was expendable, for me it was justified and a very sad moment when baby’s father tried to kill sookie, poor guy.

      So if Sookie is the future Queen she needs to go to the other side. Poor Sooks, or maybe she can go in the morning and come back at night to be with her favorite viking hehehe.

      If she undoes everything by not meeting Bill, she still can meet Eric but under different circumstances and prevent some sad events.

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    • Hootiecat1

      I was thinking what I’d do if I was Sookie and had a Cluviel Dor love wish to give.

      I would give Eric the gift of Supernatural telepathy with my Cluviel Dor wish.

      Sookie loves Eric and would want him to make his own choice, if he wanted her or the Queen of Oklahoma. Sookie would never force Eric to love her or kill the QoO if Eric chose her.
      I’d give it to him before he goes to see the Queen of Oklahoma.
      
What better way to give Eric the power to see what’s behind Appius’s deal with the Queen…if he could read her mind — That would settle Appius’s interfering influence once and for all in Eric’s life. If Eric didn’t choose Sookie, she could let Eric go with dignity, but still have given her true love Eric a gift that would make his long life – a life of freedom.
      If Eric could read all Supernatural minds. He’d know why the Queen of Oklahoma wants him and what Appius and the Queen were after, what any Supe was after. That way no vamp King or Queen could pull a fast one on Eric. All vamps would be an open book for Eric — he could protect himself.
      Not only would Eric become politically savvy real quick, but even a better fighter. Also it would give him more insight of how telepathy is for Sookie. Then if he wanted to become King for the political freedom it would give him – he could and he’d be able to read any plans if other vamp Kings or Queens had plans to use him or Sookie as targets.
      If Eric kept the telepathy secret — the vamps and Supe’s would think he was really smart or had real good spies. Reading Fae minds (all supe’s) would be a good idea, it would keep Sookie safe from their tricks.
      If he could read Sookie’s mind – no problem communicating anymore…LMAO
      That’s what I want Sookie to do with the Cluviel Dor!!!!!!!

      Yeah, I know … to Sookie telepathy has always been a burden – but I think most of that is because she didn’t fit in with humans – now we knows why she never had a chance to be human, as Mr.C said “it was just a matter of time before a vamp walked into the bar.” Also Sookie didn’t have help her with the telepathy as a child, most of the time she thought she really was nuts. Sookie is already helping Hunter, with Sookie’s guidance Hunter & his dad can have a fairly normal life. (if Claude stays out of it) Bill was able to help Sook control her telepathy in the first few books — she started being able to block people out.

      She could teach Eric how to block out thoughts too. Eric would probably not like it at first, but what a great way for him to see Sookie for what she is…right now he really only thinks of Sookie as HUMAN. (for most vamps that’s a pretty low opinion – just on the food chain..so to speak) Sookie never has been human, but she is fragile like a human…I think having the BB only emphasized the human aspect of Sookie for Eric. (mistake on his part) I think it was exhausting for Eric to hear her fears. Eric was terrified always worrying that he wouldn’t be able save Sookie.

      We don’t know how old Mr.C is, but he did greet Dermot (700+yo) as “youngster” when they met in Sookie’s kitchen. Mr.C has been able to keep the knowledge of his telepathy from other Supernaturals – Up until now. (Maybe that’s why he’s being chased – his secret is out) Perhaps eventually it would become known that Eric was given telepathy, but I think he would be able to keep it to himself for quite a while, (like Mr.C, Eric’s a wily 1000 yo vampire) perhaps beyond the natural human life that Sookie is being given according to CH.
      Also Eric would have time to chose a powerful group of loyal vamps. — He already has the nucleus from his group at Fangtasia. What a whoop-ass little Thalia, Indira, Heidi, bill, and Maxwell not to mention Pam have all turned out to be. (Make em all sheriff’s in his kingdom) One thing about Eric is that he inspires loyalty — really looks after his people, doesn’t pull shit like Victor.
      If Eric has freedom, it will mean all the vamps under his rule will have more as well. Much better than the way vampire society is set up now – (WORLD CHANGING) Perhaps enough to change the political structure of vamp society? (out of the coffin .. out of the dark ages politically)
      I think Sookie really does love Eric, she knows he’s been protecting her. She understands how Eric’s own ass has been hanging over the line, because he loves her. When more powerful vampire’s want Sookie for themselves, or just dead…like Victor. I see that as an on-going problem in Sookie’s supe world.
      I see Eric marked for dead asap – with other vampire Kings & Queens.
 Oklahoma wants SOOKIE. Felipe wants SOOKIE. Eric is in the way….that’s one dead Eric, Victor was just the beginning. 
If Sookie gave him supe-telepathy at least Eric would be able to read which direction death is coming from and who’s planning it.

      I see the Cluviel Dor as a love gift. Not to make Eric love Sookie but something she gives him that would ensure his life and freedom. Also the freedom of those he loves, now and in the future after Sookie’s life is over….
      Sookie is unselfish — I could see her doing that.

      i still question who Niall will make his death appearance too? (Sookie – the youngest?) When Sookie went to Claude and Claudine at the mall, (before fae torture) Claude told her that his father Dillon was next in line for Fairy Prince – when Niall goes to the Summerland. As Sookie said “Dillon was just plane creepy.”

      I’ve always felt Sookie is going to bring retribution on the Fae world when she finds out how Niall tricked her with Preston in ‘Gift Wrap’…plus the deception the fae seem to think is okey-dokey. What better way than to give Eric the where-with-all to eliminate their already precarious existence. ERIC will be major pissed when he finds out how Niall set up date-rape for Sookie.

      Giving Eric telepathy would be earth-shaking for the Supernatural World and would allow him to have Sookie by his side if he decides to become a King.

      I also did think of the possibility of Sookie giving the gift of letting Eric walk in the sun…but that would still leave too many loose ends and not enough power over Vampire Hierarchy.

      I REALLY THINK SOOKIE WILL USE THE CLUVIEL DOR FOR ERIC.

      Long post… but I love everyone opinion.

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      LLE Reply:

      Eric does not want to be King and he happy being sheriff.

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      C.K. Reply:

      I think at some point he might have to become king even if he doesn’t want it. He didn’t want to become king in the show either but he had no choice after his father was murdered. Maybe not in the series but someday in the future he could become king. If Eric felt it was neccesary he would step up to the plate.

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      Hootiecat1 Reply:

      Hi C.K.
      We must think alike…LOL

      LA is still a weak kingdom and I don’t know if Eric has enough Vamps to pull off a takeover with FDC remaining vamps still in the state?

      I would take as a given that most vamps who had to work under Victor’s sly viciousness saying YIPPEE!!!
      But we don’t know what kind of King FDC is – so far, so Eric couldn’t trust his numbers against Nevada at this point in the story.

      I do wonder about Sookie giving Eric the power to WALK IN THE SUN….simply because TB has made such a big deal about it???? Maybe True Blood is going the same direction as CH, but on a different path?

      At this point I don’t see how much more power a vamp would have with that kind of gift — More hours of the day sure, but real power over other vamps?

      I never read fanfiction … I’d rather watch it with True Blood…Alan Ball’s visuals of fanfiction are incredible plus eye candy. LOL…Whoa, Eye candy.

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      Hootiecat1 Reply:

      That’s true. Eric has always wanted his little piece of Louisiana where he was free to do his own thing — without being overseen.

      But Eric loves Sookie and at this point his life and Sookie’s is being manipulated by those higher in the Political Hierarchy. He may never have desired being King before, but if he wants to stay alive, he may have to change his way of thinking.

      If the QoO is after Sookie expecting Sookie’s BB to follow Eric to her kingdom — and that doesn’t happen. Eric could be in danger of loosing his life — for his failure to keep Sookie where the vamps want her BB. Eric’s life is in danger. From anyone who is stronger or wily enough to grab her or Eric.

      If they threaten Sookie with Eric’s death — she would try to save him.

      Eric is already being manipulated into a marriage contract between Appius and the QoO — a marriage he says he’s trying to get out of. I think his only options are to go along with it or go rouge.

      Or Sookie gives Eric something that would make him equal or more powerful than Kings or Queens in the vampire world. Eric need a more equal playing field against anyone after his ass or Sookie’s.

      Powerful reasons to change his mind…

      Victor just proved that being Sheriff will never be enough to keep Eric & Sookie safe.

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    • BTW, Serena, I lolled at the moon prism! That’s exactly what I thought when I read about the cluviel dor… Also, reminds me of all those magic gadgets in The Vampire Diaries.

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      Serena Reply:

      Lololol, it really was the first thing I thought too, lol, I was like.. “So where’s Luna to explain everything?” :lol:

      And if only she held it out for Eric so he could touch it in order to regain his memories, – oh wait he already has his memories back. *shiftyeyes.*

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    • Margaux

      Serena, you and SVB cease to amaze me with your “out of the box” thinking. You have given us so much to chew over, we could talk about the CD for months!

      I need to reread this passage to begin my thoughts on where I stand. One thing is for certain in my mind- Claude will turn against Sookie and Niall is hiding something. I think this Fairy plot runs deep.

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    • KCScout

      Great post Serena! Thanks for giving us something more to obsess over;)

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    • Northwoman

      I have a feeling that if Sandra Pelt can fit through the portal opening, so can Hunter.

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      C.K. Reply:

      I don’t think it was the best idea for Sookie to put Sandra in the portal because now Jannaylyn knows about the portal.

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      daisy Reply:

      I know, it’s going to get interesting if jannalyn starts spreading the news, and one of the hooligans over heard it. I know that Sam won’t tell because he’s sookie’s best friend and hasn’t told anyone about her fairy problems. But as for the werewolf, who knows.

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    • Northwoman

      Sorry, didn’t finish my thought. I think the CD and the portal will both play a part in the final novel. And I think Hunter may go through the portal, due to some action by Claude.

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      Mrs. Northman Reply:

      Oooooo I like this! Interesting.

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    • AB Negative

      I too think the CD will be used to close the portal permanently to really protect the humans. Possibly she will get Claude, etc. back to FL and the close it for good. Possibly she will be protecting Hunter when she does this so it’ll be killing two birds with one stone.

      I seem to recall that Claude first moved in with Sook to protect her from Claudine’s mate. But why he stayed is another matter.

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      LovetheViking Reply:

      ABN I am with you on this. I really think the CD will be used to close the portal. Although I do think this will be after it has been reopened either by Niall or Claude / the misfits at Hooligans.

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    • daisy

      I think the cluviel door describe in the book would look better, because these sort of look cheapy. Anyways, I don’t think sookie wil use it for selfish reasons. in the book she considered using it to help pam and eric. And I don’t think eric should know about it just like hunter’s telepathic ability.

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      Serena Reply:

      LOL. Well… yeah. :lol:

      I searched “round jade box gold trim,” but it didn’t come up with a cluviel dor replica. lol.

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    • Dee

      Great post Serena!!!

      I think the biggest thing about the Cluviel dor won’t be the wish she makes, but what changes because she used it.

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      quietandclear Reply:

      I agree, it won’t really matter what she wishes for, using the CD will cause more harm then good.
      Cause why wouldn’t Mr. C have wanted the CD? He clearly knows all about it, how to use it, where it’s at, he delivered it to her Gran for fucks sake. And yet every supe seems to desperatly want it, except Mr. C. I think he knows it’s not worth the trouble it causes, which is probably why the fairies don’t make them anymore.

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      Gretchen Reply:

      Maybe Mr. C is running away from someone who knows that there is a cluviel dor, and Mr. C had it or has it. One of the hooligans maybe?

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      daisy Reply:

      could be, but I wonder why his niece needs to be hidden far away. Are they after her too?

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      Dee Reply:

      It might change things for the better though.

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    • YieldToMe

      Great post Serena! I enjoyed it!

      Regarding the number 3: the first thing that came to mind was that there was/will possibly be three times that Sookie has felt threatened by someone taking away a person she loves. The first, Lorena taking away Bill. The second, Sookie felt threatened that Appius would take Eric away from her. The third, the Queen of Oklahoma threatening to take Eric away from her. She said that the only thing she values is his love. So, maybe she will use the C.D. to save the “only thing she values”.

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    • znb

      “for the best magical objects usually open at the close. ” loved the way u ended that :D
      another great one….i have to agree,i really do think it will have something to do with the fae as well..and that the whole fae storyline will be at the forefront in the next two books.
      amelia just annoyed the hell outta me in this book….i mean she was like a loose canon! and im sorry but i just cant believe she is so obtuse and at the same time a powerful witch….there is something up with that girl! i mean looking “fierce and triumphant” after breaking the BB…..i keep saying this..over reaction much??
      and claude……yeah….cant trust him…or any of them as much as i want to trust dermot…lets face it..if its one thing we’ve learned…fairies cant be trusted! and the whole fairies taking human form was just…creepy :s

      but once again…im so glad i have restricted myself to sookieverse and hiddeneloise for all my TB and SSN related reading.. :)

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    • MollyS

      Great post, Sereana. Interesting thoughts in both the post and the comments about the possibility of Sookie being a fairy queen and the emphasis on the CD’s green color. I wonder if that’s why she’s been wearing a green dress on the last 2 covers. A subtle hint, perhaps, about the importance of her fairy lineage?

      If the fairy queen/next in line to rule thing is true, then it makes sense that Niall sort of “approved” of Sookie and Eric’s relationship at the end of DAG. Having them together = no kids for Sook, therefore no threat to Niall’s rule, especially if he closed the portal.

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    • Katy

      Loved your article as well as everyone’s thoughts, especially if Hootiecats idea came true…Queen of the Fae and King of Kings in the Vamp World. They would make a powerful telepathic couple.

      I do have a thought myself. What if Sookie uses it on herself where no human or supernatural will know her secret from this point on. She would see it as a gift to everyone.

      Also, when did Sookie learn to ‘feel and smell’ things. When the fight was about to happen in Merlotte’s with the two thugs she says “I could feel the animal wafting off her (Jannalynn). Something wild and savage filled the air, and I realized the smell was coming from Sam, too” I never noticed that before, but I’m not as thorough as most of you.

      And why are Sookie’s jeans too tight and felt sick a lot in B10? She feels so much younger now, seems she would lose weight having so much energy. And what’s with Dermont breathing into her mouth, she sick or pregnant or just another way to make her more fae?

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    • Hootiecat1

      It would be nice to know if the Cluviel Dor can be used for a loved one, if the loved one is NOT present in front of you?
      Can it be used from a distance?
      Mr.C gave Sookie a lot of parameters of how the CD could and could NOT be used, but not the question of distance between the loved ones.

      I’m wondering if Sookie could be in Bon Temps and wish her love gift on Eric in Oklahoma? Would it work?
      I hope it can, so far nothing says it couldn’t?

      Eric’s love is the only thing she values. Keeping Eric’s love will be important to Sookie. I want her to give Eric the power of reading Supernaturals telepathically — give her honeybun an edge no other supe has.

      I don’t think she’ll tell Eric about the CD, but use it on him…YES. Maybe Sookie will tell Pam, her one real friend?
      It would be just like our high-handed Sookie to lay something on Eric without telling him…lol.
      Paybacks are a bitch…maybe it’s Sookie’s turn to pull a whammy on Eric.

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    • momzombie

      Great post and conversation about theories of future books. I agree that there’s something suspicious about Amelia. One of my mental alarms went off with her hanging around Bob. Why would Bob want to be around her? She turned him into a CAT for christsake.

      Now that the bond is broken Sookie is free for the taking (Eric too I suppose). Will the Fae try to breed with her? FDC or another powerful vamp take her?

      I can’t imagine FDC will be happy about the slaughter of his vampires. There will be repercussions for Victor’s death.

      Janalynn seems like she will also become a problem. Plus she knows about the portal.

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      LLE Reply:

      In the future Janalynn might become a friend to Sookie. Janalynn knows about her self and accepts what she is and she probably plenty layers in her.

      I can’t understand why Janalynn wants to be with Sam at all.

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    • eveningstar

      Loved this post. It’s well thought out and researched. Just wanted to point out another issue about the cluviel dor that bugged me in the book. Gran mentions is by name and specifically mentions that she expects Sookie found it and what it is and stands for. Where does Sookie place this letter??? In a box of papers that is sitting in her living room that her cousins helped her brind down from the attic….

      And then later in the book the information that Dermot had been going thru one of the boxes and looking thru old pictures….

      Fairy trouble here we come!!! And I think you’re right about Claude…let’s face it Claudine died protecting Sookie….

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      Millarca Reply:

      Eveningstar, you’ve mentioned something that jumped out at me when I read it. Why the hell did Sookie place that significant letter in that box of papers? Seemed very strange to me and it’s one of those flashing beacons that tells me something bad is going to come of her carelessness. I fear perhaps we are being lulled into a false sense of security as far as Dermot is concerned.

      A couple of other thoughts about the CD:

      a) I’ve just received my US copy of DR. Sookies’ dress is CD green, with fairy sparkles, and all the other sparkles on the cover are CD green. Or is it jealousy green? Maybe both.

      b) The CD is a lot older than Fintan’s relationship with Gran. The drawstring crumbled when Sookie took the trinket out of its velvet bag. Velvet has been around for many centuries. Who commissioned the making of this CD? What had happened to it in the intervening years before Fintan gave it to Gran?

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    • Mrs. Northman

      I just had an awful thought… What if Sookie uses it wish she and Eric had no feelings for each other or something to that extent. Like what if they get to a point where their relationship is too complicated. I don’t see Sookie’s doing something like that… But you never know. Just a thought!

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    • eddy

      hi Serena,

      Brilliant!, read it several times and am particularly interested in the number three, Miss CH does mention it an awful lot. Haven’t managed to read all the posts yet so I may be reproducing other peoples comments.
      I decided to re read all the books again to see if there is any more mention of the number three in the right context, straight away on page 35, in DUD is this,

      Do I taste different from other people I asked
      Yes he said in a thick voice, what are you

      It was the third time had asked. Third times the charm, Gran always said,

      Do you think that this was a very early hint?

      Also I think that Sookie will use the CD maybe to ask a real big question.
      As Dostoievski wrote, dont put the gun on the wall if youre not going to use it.

      i

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    • LLE

      Here a quote from CH

      “Cluviel dor” is not an anagram for anything.

      Charlaine Harris

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    • EMJ

      okay so I thought about this while I was reading some of the posts, I read most of them but not all so I’m sorry if someone has brought this up already. Now we know that sookie was given telepathy from Mr. C so it’s not a direct result of her being a fairy, but a gift from a demon. If sookie came across her telepathy this way it has to mean that Mr. C already knows about Hunter because theoretically he was the one who made hunter telepathic, right? He gave it to sookie because she had the essential spark so that means Mr. C must have visited hunter when he was born and gave him the same gift. I would wager that Nail also already knows about Hunter it also means that someone is still monitoring sookie’s family tree. It also brings up questions of the character Barry, how did he come by his telepathy if sookie received hers as a “gift”? I wonder if this will come into play at all in the end of the series because it seems like a pretty large loose end to leave if it doesn’t.

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      SVB Reply:

      Now we know that sookie was given telepathy from Mr. C so it’s not a direct result of her being a fairy, but a gift from a demon.

      Ah, but the telepathy wasn’t given *directly* to Sookie. Mr C gave Fintan and Adele some of his blood – it was this blood donation that introduced the telepathic trait. It was explained that Mr C’s “gift” was that any descendants of Adele and Fintan who possessed the essential spark would inherit the telepathy. Sookie has the spark, hence she was born telepathic. As Hunter was also born telepathic, he too must possess the spark. Jason and Hadley did not; hence no telepathy for them. Hunter gained his telepathy in the same way as Sookie: it was simply the legacy of Mr C’s gift to Adele and Fintan’s line.

      Any future children that Sookie, Hunter, or even Jason have may end up with this trait if they also have the spark. They are born with it.

      Since Claude knows about Hunter’s existence and how he is related to Sookie (Sookie told him exactly who Hunter was in DITF) – I think it’s a fair bet that if Niall doesn’t know there’s another little Stackhouse already, he will soon.

      What the deal is with Barry is a big question – CH confirmed on a recent tour that he and Sookie are not related (I think…someone will correct me no doubt :lol: ) and I think she also said that some humans are just telepathic as a natural quirk.

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    • Eric Fan in NC

      Great blog and discussion. I think CH doesn’t directly lie, but doesn’t tell us all of the truth either. The following is some of the random ideas circling in my brain about all of this.

      1. If CH really said that the Cluviel Dor is not an anagram,then it must just be a coincidence that is contains “Eric Old Luv” which would indicate Sookie using the CD to help Eric.

      2. Sookie should not trust Amelia, Dermot, Claude, or many that she tends to trust. Sookie needs to understand that Eric and Pam has proven time and again that he loves her and should be trusted.

      3. Why is it that all of a sudden Maxwell, Amelia and all of the characters that have never had a real opinion about their relationship are suddenly reacting in a negative manner to it? Amelia used to conveniently “forget” to tell Sookie when Eric called etc., but never expressed a real hatred for him.

      4. I believe that the Cluviel Dor is making Sookie MORE fairy. It is possible that Sookie’s reaction to Victor’s defeat has a lot to do with her wearing the CD. The fairies clearly are not to be trusted. The “Gift Wrap” story showed that Niall is not above being High-Handed where it comes to Sookie. Claude and Dermot may be trying to eventually mate with Sookie to create a royal child that is mostly fairy.

      5. Relationship wise we should be glad that Sookie didn’t freak out and just break up with Eric. Following Bill’s advice may not be good however. Eric may start to believe Sookie doesn’t care if she doesn’t ask him any questions about his predicament with the Freyda (the QoO).

      6. I am pleased that in DR Sookie has relegated Pam, Sam and Bill to Good or Best Friend status. Quinn is clearly someone who cannot be trusted and doesn’t have a chance with her. Alcide now sees (after her telling him THREE times) that there is no future for he and Sookie. CH has now made it clear that Sookie’s only possibility of a HEA is with Eric.

      In the end Sookie needs to learn to trust Eric, share all with him and realize that Eric and Sookie work better together than separately.

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      Eric Fan in NC Reply:

      Another foreshadowing that appears in Dead Reckoning is about Eric’s situation with the Queen of Oklahoma. Sookie says that she cannot put herself in Eric’s shoes because she cannot imagine being put in that situation. I believe Niall will require or expect Sookie to marry or have a child with a Fae male to keep the Fairy race going.

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      LLE Reply:

      Sookie not going to do what ever Niall tell her.

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    • diz

      She will use it to wish for happy, peaceful life.

      By the way guys, she and Eric = breakup central very soon. Her revulsion to violence is incompatible with him. The Victor killing party nailed it.

      The only person who she could have children with, who similarly loves peace, is Sam. I wonder why Jannalynn is so anti-Sookie, huh. Maybe because he’s been in love with her, pretty evidently, the whole series?

      I’m thinking of writing Charlaine, begging her to make Sam more interesting since he is clearly Sookie’s Charlaine-made match. He just bores the crap out of me…

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    • Also everyone keeps saying that Sookie loves Eric but Eric is having a hard time opening himself up to her. Erics already ready its Sookie who just never seems to be able to open herself up to him.What do yall think?

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    • Laura

      I really wished that she could have made Eric human which would have broken his contract with the Queen of Oklahoma. Then Sookie and Eric could have had babies and aged together. I don’t like the idea that she could use it rid someone who wants to due harm to them cuz once its gone who is to say another won’t try- it seems like this thing is just a waste now and illrevelant to the story.

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      SVB Reply:

      But….Eric doesn’t want to be human.

      That would be pretty lazy writing, I think. And I’d be horrified for Eric if that happened. I don’t think it will, though.

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