After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse

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Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.
 
With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. ...
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Overview


Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.
 
With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.
 
This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…

The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, color endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.
 

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Charlaine Harris' Dead Ever After was not only the thirteenth novel in her Southern Vampire Mystery series; it was the finale of the Sookie Stackhouse epic. This new series addition (13.5, if you will) serves as both an illustrated companion volume with informative A-Z character listings and a peek into Sookie's post-series bliss. The perfect bow to a wonderful series.

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Meet the Author


Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series and her Harper Connelly Prime Crime mystery series. She has lived in the South her entire life.
 

Biography

A native of the Mississippi Delta, Charlaine Harris grew up in a family of avid readers (her father was a teacher; her mother a librarian). She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English and Communication Arts. Although she penned poetry and plays in school, her first serious foray into fiction was with two standalone novels, Sweet and Deadly and A Secret Rage, published (effortlessly!) in the early 1980s.

After her early success, Harris released the first installment in a series of lighthearted mysteries starring spunky, small-town Georgia librarian, true crime enthusiast, and amateur sleuth Aurora Teagarden. When Aurora debuted in Real Murders (1990), Publishers Weekly welcomed "a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray." The book went on to receive an Agatha Award nomination.

Anxious for another challenge, Harris began a second series in 1996. Darker and edgier than the Teagarden novels, these mysteries featured taciturn, 30-something housecleaner Lily Bard, a woman with a complicated past who has moved to the small town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, to find peace and solitude. The first novel, Shakespeare's Landlord, was well-received. BookList raved: "Harris has created an intriguing new character in this solidly plotted story." [Much to the disappointment of her fans, Harris concluded the Lilly Bard sequence in 2001 with Shakespeare's Counselor.]

Although Harris achieved moderate success with these two series (which she laughingly describes as "cozies with teeth"), she would hit the jackpot in 2001 with Dead Until Dark, a sly, spoofy paranormal mystery starring a telepathic Louisiana cocktail waitress named Sookie Stackhouse, who falls in love with a vampire named Bill. The novel, a delightful hybrid of mystery, science fiction, and romance, was an instant hit with critics. ("Harris' Sookie has the potential to attract more readers than Hamilton's Anita Blake," raved the dark fantasy magazine Cemetery Dance.) Readers, too, adored the Southern Vampire Series and have rewarded the author with bestseller after bestseller. (In 2008, the Sookie saga came to HBO in a top-rated television adaptation, True Blood, starring Anna Paquin.)

With 2006's Grave Sight, Harris added yet another fascinating character to her stable -- a young woman named Harper Connelly whose youthful encounter with a lightning bolt has left her with the ability to find corpses and determine how they died. In addition to juggling characters and plots for her popular series, Harris has also contributed short stories and novellas to several anthologies of paranormal fantasy fiction.

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In our interview, Harris confesses:

"I'm really a boring person. My family (my husband and three children) is the most important thing in my life. I go to bed early, I get up early. I love to go to the movies with my husband. My favorite things about finally making some money as a writer are (a) I can buy as many books as I want, and (b) I can hire a maid. The first job I had was working in an offset darkroom at a very small newspaper. I stood on a concrete floor all day and made minimum wage -- which then was $1.60 an hour. I hated it, and I learned a lot, though not necessarily about working in a darkroom. So being a writer is much better."

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    1. Hometown:
      Southern Arkansas
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 25, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      Tunica, Mississippi
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Dont waste your money!!! Theres a reason everyone is giving this 1 star!

    As a loyal fan who has absolutely loved every Sookie book,when I saw all of the bad reviews for this "book"
    I scoffed at them, dismissing them as nothing more
    Than bitter words from.fans unhappy with the last book.


    I was wrong.

    It took 15 minutes to read this. For ms. Harris to charge her loyal fans $10 for something that is carelessly written and reads like bad fan fiction is insulting.

    Expect to find such rich, detailed information on charcters
    Such as:

    (Character name) had many more adventures.

    Or.my favorite:
    (Character name) contracted gonorrhea

    I would say this sounds like an 11 year old wrote this but I bet an 11 year old actually would do a better job!

    It's pretty obvious Ms. Harris can't wait to get away from her Sookie novels, as is evident by the cruel futures she has given many beloved characters in this book.
    This book is a slap in the face to all her fans.

    144 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    For this thing to be called a "book" is plain insanity

    For this thing to be called a "book" is plain insanity. For something this poorly wrote and put together should have never made it to publishing. Then to charge $10.00 is nothing short of theft. As a loyal follower of the series I was better off not reading the handful of sentences that made up this thing. How can someone read a book in 20 minutes that supposedly took a year to write. As for anyone considering purchasing this, DON'T! As for you Mrs Harris I will never purchase another piece of your work. If that is how you feel you can ride the money train of this series, shame on you. I say we all ban together and demand a refund.

    75 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Harris needs to give it up.  The last 4 or 5 books in the Sookie

    Harris needs to give it up.  The last 4 or 5 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series were increasingly bloody and confused, Sookie lost the southern personality that endeared her to a lot of readers, and there were way too many characters.  The thirteenth books was flat bloody awful and should never have been published.  Don't waste your money on this one.

    69 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Not worth the money

    Too short. Read cover to cover in under 1 hour. Would have really enjoyed expanded stories about Sookie and Sam's wedding, for example. Disappointed :-(

    56 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    skimpy.

    i wouldnt bother purchasing it. one page per character, with sometimes only two lines per page. 14 pages were just the "chapter titles". I am extremely disapppinted i preordered. if i saw these reviews first, I wouldntve purchased it. So far theyre all right.

    54 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    I want my money back. This was very poorly written and seemed t

    I want my money back. This was very poorly written and seemed to be nothing more than a money grab. Many characters from throughout the 13 books were touched upon. However, there was often no background information to remind the reader who the character was and how they fit into the story. Consequently, there were a number of characters that I didn't even remember at all.
    Some of the "updates" were pretty lame. For instance, one character was said to go on to have many more adventures. I was also surprised as the dismal futures Ms. Harris gave to many of the characters. It would have been better for her to not have written the book at all. I read the entire book in less than an hour. This was NOT worth $10.

    49 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Rip off

    Like others are saying...total waste of money. Definitely not worth 10 dollars. Total ripoff.

    47 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Deserves zero stars for some characters having one sentence on a

    Deserves zero stars for some characters having one sentence on an entire page, Charlaine Harris has duped her fans and I've read all of her series, no more. Don't waste your money!

    40 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    This is a total waste of time and money. What a disappointment!

    This is a total waste of time and money. What a disappointment! Shame on me for being fooled -- a refund is in order!

    35 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Review

    A waste of money. Read in 45 minutes. Very short and no story, just listed names and short view.

    30 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    I bought this book and was very disappointed.  It isn't a story

    I bought this book and was very disappointed.  It isn't a story at all but a quick paragraph of each character and a sugar coated ending.
    I was unhappy with the final book and thought this was worse.  Sadly charged 10 dollars for something that lasted 30 minutes.  Just like the final installment
    It seems to me that the author simply wanted to get it through the series and be done.  As a loyal fan of the
    Series I feel cheated, she could have just put this garbage on her website if she really wanted to give her fans a final look into the characters.  Honestly you should be ashamed you charged 
    Money for this.  

    23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Disappointing end to a great series. I fell in love with this se

    Disappointing end to a great series. I fell in love with this series years ago, but I doubt I'll read another book from Harris. Some major characters only had a sentence or two dedicated to their fate. The book seemed incomplete and felt like not much effort went into it.

    22 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    What a waste

    Way to short and very disappointing. Waste of money. All it is is a name and a few sentences. Don't waste your money. Not even worth the one star I gave it.

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Reviews were right, book is way to short. Basically a few senta

    Reviews were right, book is way to short. Basically a few sentances about people you don't even remember or care to remember. Was nice to read about Sookie & her family, but wasn't worth spending money over. Rent this book from the library if you really want closure.

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Disappointing.  Too short and some of the endings continued to b

    Disappointing.  Too short and some of the endings continued to break SVM world rules.  These should have been included at the end of DEA in an epilogue.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    I too am disapointed

    Very little book for so much money Feeling betrayed and empty She definately phoned this on in Expected more from a great writer read in 30 minutes We should definatley get a refund for this one I am done

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    I loved all her books except the last book and what ever this &q

    I loved all her books except the last book and what ever this "book" was. Ms. Harris, you have let your readers down again. I'm thankful I didn't purchase this mini book. Not worth the time and money for more disappointment in this series. Im very sad to have to say this also.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Do not buy this book

    Buying this book was a waste of money. Don,t buy this book it was a huge dissapointment

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Not worth the money

    This book was not worth the money ..it is extremely expensive considering how short it is.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Total waste of money!

    I am very disappointed in this book, so much more should have been said about the characters in this book.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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