We Interrupt the True Blood Hysteria…

To bring you some book 12 news!

Books!! You all remember those paper things written by that nice Southern lady on which True Blood is supposedly based, don’t you?

Charlaine has taken to her blog with a couple of interesting nuggets on the progress of the yet to be titled Sookie #12.

I’m in . . . → Read More: We Interrupt the True Blood Hysteria…

Book Eric Love from the Huffington Post

Huff Post Eric

We interrupt the True Blood spoiler juggernaut to bring you some love for Book Eric – from a most unlikely source.

The Huffington Post recently asked their readers to tell them which book characters made their most do-able list.

Guess who came in at #3 in their Top Ten?

With the season premier of . . . → Read More: Book Eric Love from the Huffington Post

Ready for Some Fourplay?

With just nine days until the premiere of the new season, we thought it might be fun to prime ourselves with some “fourplay” to make this torturous wait a little easier. We’ll bring you a new post every day until June 26th, so make sure you check in.

Could there possibly be a more appropriate way to kick off the countdown than a look back at our favorite shipper moments from the book that will inspire season 4 – Dead to the World?

But first, a small disclaimer. We don’t actually expect to SEE any of this – we gave up our ridiculous sense of book entitlement long ago. But it’s fun to speculate, and to remember why Dead to the World is one of the most popular books in the Sookie Stackhouse series to date.

So without further preamble, here are ten of the best Sookie and Eric moments from Dead to the World…in no particular order.

Sookie and Eric’s Fireside Chat

“Where is this Bill?”
“He’s in Peru.”
“Did he tell you he was going?”
“Am I to assume that your relationship with him has waned?”
That was a pretty nice way to put it. “We’ve been on the outs. It’s beginning to look permanent,” I said, my voice even.
He was on his stomach beside me now, propped up on his elbows so we could talk. He was a little closer than I was comfortable with, but I didn’t want to make a big issue out of scooting over. He half turned to toss the quilt over both of us.
“Tell me about him,” Eric said unexpectedly.

Why we love it: Sookie’s quiet chat with Eric by the fire on the second night of his stay is the first of many intimate conversations between them over the course of the series. This scene with Amnesia Eric is reminiscent of similar talks we will later eavesdrop on in Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family and Dead Reckoning. It’s often said that Sookie and Eric don’t communicate well in the books and to some extent, this is true. But when the planets align and they do find themselves in the right headspace to talk, there is an intimacy, honesty and depth to their conversations that we never see her share with Bill or Quinn. Sookie often comments on how much she enjoys these conversations, and how much she values Eric’s ability to really listen to her.

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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.


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!

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An Interview with Charlaine

Charlaine Harris CH

The Queen of the Sookieverse is out flogging her wares all over the internets as the promotional drive for Dead Reckoning kicks into high gear.

Harris has given some great interviews over the last few weeks – we’ve been posting them to Facebook, so make sure you’re following us there if you don’t . . . → Read More: An Interview with Charlaine

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