18
Nov
09

Book 10 Dead in the Family – NEW Blurb!

So we’ve all read the publishers blurb for Dead in the Family leaked a couple of months back…and now we have a new one!

This little gem has turned up on Amazon UK.

If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven’t seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric’s vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie’s tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton. In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War.

Where do we start? Let’s break this baby down a bit.

Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life…

It looks as though Dermot will be making an appearance – he is Sookie’s fae kin through Niall, and was left unaccounted for at the end of Dead and Gone when Niall closed off the faery portal. The references in the last blurb to “strange visitors lurking in the woods” and distant relatives showing up had me leaning towards Dermot anyway. But Hunter? That’s kind of a surprise, I didn’t expect that he’d play a role just yet. Then again, if speculation about Hunter is correct and he is indeed the Substitute Teacup destined to be with his Aunt Sookie by the end of the series, it’s probably time to start laying the groundwork for a relationship.

And Sookie’s tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton.

I’d been sure that the last blurb implied that Bill would need the help of another vampire sired by Lorena (“a blood sibling”) to recover from the silver poisoning he sustained at the end of Dead and Gone. I guess the wording here still doesn’t discount that theory – it is certainly not outside of Sookie’s resources to track down another vampire – but to me it’s sounding more like a human now. There’s always the Bellefleur’s of course, but they don’t need to be tracked down since they are always annoyingly right under Sookie’s nose. I need to think on this one some more, I’m still feeling that it’s another vampire needed to cure Bill.

…the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War.

So this has something to do with that user-extraordinaire and all round pain in the arse Alcide, now leader of the Shreveport pack. It’s a fair bet this “favour” will be somehow related to his psycho ex-girlfriend Debbie Pelt’s carcass finally being found – CH mentioned on her blog a few months back that Debbie would be found in DITF. Perhaps the Shreveport pack have asked for Sookie’s help with something unrelated, inadvertently leading to the discovery of the body. That’s got to have “dire consequences” for Sookie, since she blew Debbie’s head off with a shotgun in her kitchen before having amnesiac Eric dispose of her in locations unknown. Or else she just gets bashed up. Again. After all, it wouldn’t be a Sookie book without our girl copping at least one good hiding at the hands of some demented supe.

.…her lover Eric’s vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow at a most inopportune moment.

So we already knew Appius was going to arrive to mess with Eric, and now we know he will have shitty timing. Dealing with a murder investigation might see Sookie, and to a lesser extent Eric slightly distracted for a while. Sounds like an “inopportune moment” for Appius to show up to me. I think that Appius has been called in by Felipe de Castro to distract Eric and pull his head in a bit, but that is another post and I’ll get to it soon. I’m absolutely *dying* to see how this “brother” is going to play out – you just know he is here for no other reason than to interfere with Eric via Sookie.

But I warn you now Appius, this “inopportune moment” had better not arrive in the middle of our promised E/S sex scene. Or I will stake you myself.

What do you think? I seriously cannot wait to read this book. May is too far away.

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31 Responses to “Book 10 Dead in the Family – NEW Blurb!”


  1. 1 nbu
    November 19, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    May is way too far away. I am really looking forward to it. But I guess I just hope that nothing silly happens to stop our beloved E/S finally getting it right.

    And PS:
    “So this has something to do with that user-extraordinaire and all round pain in the arse Alcide”

    I SO agree with this description of Alcide. And now that you mention it, I have to admit that it irritates me that Sookie has taken this long to finally accept Eric while all that time putting the other morons above him. Bill, Alcide, Quinn… ugh. They were all using her for something or another, they all wronged her and yet she refused to see the only one who appreciated her all along. Eric gave her a new driveway that she never thanked him for! He’s been there for her through everything and yet she was too pre-occupied with the ones who used her up and threw her away. True, Eric was all about her gift and how it would help him with his authority in Area 5, but he was always upfront and honest with her about everything!

    Sorry, rambling.

    • November 21, 2009 at 9:46 am

      I think Sookie’s problem is that she doesn’t value herself enough yet to understand what Eric would see in her.

      She still sees herself as a small town barmaid and she doesn’t have the self confidence to believe that Eric can see more in her than just a sexual conquest that is also useful for her telepathy.

      It definitely doesn’t help that Bill set her up to believe the worst of Eric from the start – she’s always had the things Bill said about him in the back of her mind. Even when Eric’s behaviour doesn’t gel with what she thinks she knows about him, Sookie always seems to jump to the worst conclusion anyway because of the seeds Bill planted in her head at the beginning.

      What really gets me is that now that Bill’s dirty washing is out for all to see, Sookie still never really questions the things he told her early in their relationship….even now that she knows Bill isn’t exactly an expert on good character. But he sure is an expert at manipulation.

      *sigh*

      • 3 nbu
        November 23, 2009 at 9:35 am

        God, I hate Bill.

      • 4 Holby
        January 30, 2010 at 7:03 am

        [I think Sookie’s problem is that she doesn’t value herself enough yet to understand what Eric would see in her.]

        In DAG, when Sookie goes to Fangtasia just for company and the tourist girl asks Eric for his autograph, I feel like Sookie projects a lot of herself onto the girl when she goes off on her analysis of the girl:
        The girl thought that Eric was “lovely, but not handsome in a way that was very real to her because she would never think she would actually get to have you, she’s very…she doesn’t think much of herself.”
        In her flash of fantasy, Eric kisses the girl, ignoring her prettier friends, and changes her life as everyone who witnesses the situation suddenly sees value in the girl where they hadn’t before.
        Throughout the series, Sookie notes her friends that she perceives as prettier or at least more experienced, envying those who come to seek out Sookie. At Fangtasia, she is always aware of the envious looks the fangbangers and tourists give when she has Eric’s attention.

        Her history of being “crazy Sookie” hasn’t gone away. The first man she loved only paid attention to her because he was ordered to do so, in her mind…though the Fairy War may have convinced her that it was more substantial than that. She now dismisses Eric’s attentions and feelings for her by chalking it all up the the blood bond. She doesn’t want Eric to tell her how he feels because she fears confirmation of her insecurity.

        • January 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

          You totally nailed it Holby.

          Even in the early books I always felt that Sookie had a bit of an inferiority complex when it came to Eric, but the scene you mention in DAG completely cemented that for me.

          You’re absolutely right, she projected all of her own insecurities and desires onto that girl. Charlaine was definitely trying to convey something big in that little exchange.

          And I also completely agree with your last point – that she dismisses his attention, she downplays, she deflects, and she makes excuses because she’s not prepared to expose herself emotionally again after Bill. God knows we’ve all been there, it’s part of learning about life. So she holds Eric at arms length, and tells him to “reign it in” because she’s scared as hell. And I would submit that she’s not just scared of hearing the negative. I think she’s scared of hearing him admit his feelings either way – if he minimises them, that is humiliating. But if he lays it on the line – that is just terrifying, because she won’t be able to hide anymore.

          I have always felt that when Eric eventually wakes up to himself, she had better be ready for it. He will be single minded, and relentless. And in the last two books it seems he is very nearly there.

          I think Miss Sookie is very much caught between a rock and a hard place, but I think she’s working it out.

          Hopefully the events at the end of DAG will allow her to figure out where the whole Bill experiment fits into her journey, and she will be able to judge Eric on his own merits. There’s so much baggage in the way right now.

          I really identify with the road Sookie is on though, perhaps that’s why it seems so clear to me where this story is headed. Sookie’s path with Bill mirrors my own, and it’s like watching an episode of Oprah and going OH GIRL. Having been burnt horribly by a first love who I was convinced was “the one”, and going through the process of grieving, acceptance, redemption, and eventually forgiveness and moving on to the “real thing”…I know this is an archetypal experience. And archetypal experiences make for good books 😉

      • 6 Marcos
        March 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

        Are you all crazy or kidding me?! Eric is te most manipulating bastard ever! He uses Sookie any time he wants, makes her drink his blood, forced her into a marriage she didn’t ask or expected. Never asked her anithing, just did. And she never questions it! He is just always looking for advantage over her or Bill. And, frankly, Eric never love Sookie, he just wanted to taker from Bill to show he’s the man!

        Bill was forced many times do to things he didn’t want because older and stronger vampires ordered him to. Bill respects their laws and tried his best to make his job. But he really loves Sookie, enough not to force himself on Sookie. In my opinion, Bill is a gentleman and a very patient one. He’s working slowly to gain Sookies respect back, so she’ll realize he’s the only one who really loves and cares for her.

        Eric will betray himself sooner or later and show his real intentions. And so Sookie will realize Bill was always there for her and no one else.

        Love will win. And this means Bill and Sookie will end up together.

        • 7 Gigi
          March 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

          [But he really loves Sookie, enough not to force himself on Sookie. In my opinion, Bill is a gentleman and a very patient one.]

          Of course hon, you’re absolutely right!!!!
          That’s the reason he RAPED her in a car’s trunk…

        • 8 Holby
          March 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

          Welcome, Marcos. I do hope you will check back and engage in dialogue with us. I would hate to think you are one of those bomb-throwing-trollers!

          Can you please clarify for me about the times that Bill was “always there for her and no one else?” I may have missed something in my reading.

  2. November 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    If Bill isn’t the main man in Sookies life, there’s no True Blood. Alcide wasn’t interesting, Eric is just a vampire that won’t let go, there’s simply nothing interesting in the series unless Bill is there in Sookies’ heart, the love of her life. He is what he is, a powerhouse of what a man is to a woman, whether she’s super human or not. Not one of Sookie’s temporary men is so unique as Bill. Eric is not in the same league, maybe he wishes he was. Anyway, that’s how I feel. The character produces the feelings, everyone but Bill in Sookies love life is buff in someway but essentially blah, blah. Not very interesting,

    I think it’s kind of rotten to get so interested in virtual people and their lives. I feel a bit strange about that. There must be something real behind such a passion, I’ll probably figure it out sometime. I’m working on it.

    • 10 Gigi
      November 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm

      This post is about CH’s Book 10 “Death in the Family” and not about the adaptation AB is making for True Blood about the SVM, queridia. If you had read all the books you can’t say Bill is the love of Sookie’s life, because according to them, he is her first love or lover and he uses her just to access political status with the Queen. In AB story he has been using Eric’s character and personality traits and actions from Books Series to fill Bill’s character and “invert” their roles. So please, don’t mix the tv show with the books real plot line, because on it, Bill is just a tool and in your own words, a buff.

      • November 25, 2009 at 1:40 am

        Hi there, it’s ok to disagree with me, I disagree with you, emphatically. Bill is the man that Sookie loves.

        If there’s no relationship between the book and the series, lets remember all of the characters are in books 1-9. Without the past there’s no sense to the series.

        There’s no way to eliminate the past, not in life or in CH’ series and it’s offspring, the True Blood series.

        Nobody can get meaning from DITF, that would be like reading Breaking Dawn then launching a discussion about Jacob, whether he’s Bells’s true love.

        CH retells the important parts of every book in every successive book.

        Every character in the book is being ‘used’ or ignored by AB. Quinn was boring, to me, Alcide was sometimes interesting but nothing unusual, just really buff. In my opinion Eric is no competition for Bill in Sookie’s heart, and if he isn’t, I ‘m not interested. I’ve read the books and watched Season 1 so many times I have to laugh at myself. The last show had no relationship to the books.
        Stephen Moyer as Bill is real to me, Eric what’s his name is a character in a book.

        Smile now, I am.

        Que

        • November 25, 2009 at 1:48 am

          P.S. I don’t believe Bill was ‘using’ Sookie after he’d known her 10 minutes. He was attracted to her, she wsa childisn to get so mad at his so called ‘not telling her everything’, that she felt he’d betrayed her. He met her, loved her, and hasn’t stopped.

          He was forced by circumstances (Eric being so brutish blindly ruthless as the Sheriff) to reach for status of his own.

          He became obsessed, single minded while he created his registry, but that’s what’s requires. sookie sulked like a kid, (I would do the same thing, in fact I did for a while when my love put me in second place) Eric threatened to take Sookie too many times, whether she wanted him or not. Seals his character into ‘brute’, notbing human in him.

          Smile now. I am.

  3. November 25, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Bill and Sookie came full circle in Dead and Gone. When Sookie said she “loved him again” well yes, she did. She was finally able to see him for what he is NOW, not what he was books ago when he betrayed her. Bill was redeemed in Dead and Gone, for reasons other than saving Sookie from the fae which I won’t blab on about here. It’s pretty clear to me that Sookie has forgiven Bill.

    Does that mean Bill and Sookie will be together in the end? Far from it. What it means is that Sookie has healed and is forever changed. Bill was the first love and the first betrayal. She has finally worked out where he fits in her story and she can stop being angry. That is how Bill was redeemed in DAG. He finally realised he loves Sookie but it has come much too late. He will continue to be her protector and friend but I think even BookBill concedes he has lost Sookie to Eric now.

    As far as the books and the TV series go – while I enjoy True Blood it is ultimately fan fiction. Alan Ball doesn’t determine the direction of this story. The books are the source material, they are the real story, they are canon. True Blood may be all about Bill (for now – so were the books at this point) but the books are squarely Eric’s turf. Apart from Sookie, no other character has been developed like he has in the books.

    You don’t write a character like that if you don’t want your readers to invest in him. And you want them to invest in him for a reason 😉

    Wow that was epic. Sorry lol.

  4. 14 Gigi
    November 25, 2009 at 3:13 am

    [P.S. I don’t believe Bill was ‘using’ Sookie after he’d known her 10 minutes. He was attracted to her, she wsa childisn to get so mad at his so called ‘not telling her everything’, that she felt he’d betrayed her. He met her, loved her, and hasn’t stopped.

    He was forced by circumstances (Eric being so brutish blindly ruthless as the Sheriff) to reach for status of his own.

    He became obsessed, single minded while he created his registry, but that’s what’s requires. sookie sulked like a kid, (I would do the same thing, in fact I did for a while when my love put me in second place) Eric threatened to take Sookie too many times, whether she wanted him or not. Seals his character into ‘brute’, notbing human in him.]

    queridia, I have to disagree with you again, and I think you did not read all the books series. The real reason of Bill’s betrayal to Sookie began even after he met her, and it was the set up he made to her after making a deal with the Queen to meet and seduce Sookie in order to use her and her mind reading gift for Sophie Ann’s purposes and business. Secret fact that he hide from her and from his sherrif and everyone else for a very long time. Meeting her and seduces her in order to control her was the real reason he has to go to Bon Temps for the first time. It doesn’t has anything to do with his vampire registry. And obviously, saying that Eric threat to take Sookie too many times isn’t either according with what really happened when Sookie willingly accepted to share her bed with Eric and decided to enjoy his company and love. Also, the only one who not threatened but indeed took Sookie by force, raping her, was Bill. I encourage you to read all the series to see a lil behind the TB tv series. Because good or bad, TB is just an adaptation of the SVM real stories and plot line, that are the ones we are discussing on this post.

    I also have to disagree with you when said that all of the characters are in books 1-9, because TB has introduced another characters that aren’t on the original SMV series (eg. Jessica, Maryanne, Godric), changes a lot of them (eg. Tara and Lafayette), and changes a lot of plot lines (eg. The manead boring nightmare that was extended for a whole season, Godric as Eric’s maker, Bill as killer of LongShadow when he attacked Sookie and a LOT more). As sookieverseblog just said: “Alan Ball doesn’t determine the direction of this story. The books are the source material, they are the real story, they are canon.” As much as Allan Ball wishes to influence CH’s writing, her series are the original story and TB is just his personal adaptation.

    • 15 Gigi
      November 25, 2009 at 3:15 am

      ****The real reason of Bill’s betrayal to Sookie began even after he met her…

      must read even BEFORE (and not after, lol) 😉

  5. 16 nbu
    November 25, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Good lord.

    I am totally Team Eric. You will never get any Viking Hate from me.

    queridia, you are totally entitled to your own opinion, as is everyone here, but I wonder what makes you so emphatic about Bill being the love of Sookie’s life? I just don’t see it. Even when they were in a relationship, he seemed selfish and just plain weird.

    Oh, and every single character from Books 1-9 aren’t introduced in the TB series. For example, Portia Bellefleur and JB Du Rone? Not to mention that most of them have been altered beyond recognition: Tara isn’t even mentioned in the first novel and yet has a main storyline arc in the first season. Lafayette has about 3 lines in the first book and then he’s dead.

    And I dunno, but if my first love had a hidden agenda, concealed the hidden agenda even if he fell in love with me, left me to have it off with his maker, and then didn’t confess any of this until he was forced to… I think I’d throw a bit of a tantrum, too. He betrayed her. She had every right to never want to see or speak to him again.

    • 17 nbu
      November 25, 2009 at 10:38 am

      Oh and by the way, I just wanted to address something else you said, queridia. I hope it doesn’t feel like I’m singling you out but I’m merely curious as to how you could come up with the following:

      “He (Bill) was forced by circumstances (Eric being so brutish blindly ruthless as the Sheriff) to reach for status of his own…” Eric being brutish and ruthless? He’s the area’s Sheriff and has authority over the vampires in his area. And I believe there is ample evidence to suggest that while Eric may be firm in upholding the laws, he is very reasonable and fair and does not hold his underlings against their will.

      “He (Bill) became obsessed, single minded while he created his registry, but that’s what’s requires…” So Bill is allowed to treat her however he wants because he’s busy playing around with his vampire registry, but Eric as the Sheriff is a brute for ruling his area like any other Sheriff would?

      “Eric threatened to take Sookie too many times, whether she wanted him or not. Seals his character into ‘brute’, notbing human in him…” Ummm Eric could have had Sookie at any time, no question about it. He could have taken her the first night they met, and yet he didn’t? His pursuit of her has been devilish and amusing. He has been fair and respectful when most other vampires would have just done with her whatever the hell they wanted *cough*Bill*cough*.

      Then again I am full of Viking Love and totally biased. But you have some interesting view points. 🙂

      • November 25, 2009 at 11:01 am

        What I find really interesting about the “alternative” view of Eric as brutish, bullying, stealing Sookie etc – is that there is actually nothing on the page that supports this.

        This impression comes from what Bill SAYS to Sookie about Eric – not from anything Eric actually does.

        I can’t recall Eric ever attempting to take Sookie by force, or threaten Bill that he will? He doesn’t. He waits (is still waiting) for her to come to him.

        Bill correctly assumes that Eric will try to woo her from the beginning, and so as Sookie’s only source of information about Eric before she really knows him, he tells her what he wants her to know. And he wants her to be afraid of him. That’s why we had books and books of Sookie carrying on about being scared of Eric even though he’d never laid a finger on her head and had shown her repeatedly that he never would. That was all compliments of Bill, who knew that allowing her to form her own opinion of whether or not Eric was actually a danger to her would be a risky proposition for HIM.

        Reading DUD – the scene where Sookie first goes to Fangtasia. Bill practically offers Sookie up on a platter. BILL points him out to Sookie, BILL suggests going over to speak to him (even though Sookie had shown no interest in doing any such thing at that point) and then he tries to make it look like it was all Sookie’s idea!

        “His name is Eric,” said Bill.
        “How old is he?”
        “Very. He’s the oldest thing in this bar.”
        “Is he mean?”
        “We’re all mean, Sookie. We’re all very strong and very violent.”
        “Not you,” I said. I saw his face close in on itself. “You want to live mainstream. You’re not
        gonna do antisocial stuff.”
        “Just when I think you’re too naive to walk around alone, you say something shrewd,” he said,
        with a short laugh. “All right, we’ll go talk to Eric.”

        I’m sure Sookie didn’t ask to go and speak to Eric in that passage yet Bill says “All right…” – like he’s agreeing to her request!

        Twisty!Bill needed to get the upper hand. He wanted to them to meet so he could lay down the gauntlet with Eric, and start filling Sookie’s head with what he wanted her to know about him.

        Can we blame him for that, being the weaker vampire? Perhaps not. He’s a vampire, manipulation is part of his nature. It’s the twisty way that Bill does his manipulating (in this case making himself look like the victim/target to Sookie when he clearly is not) that rubs me the wrong way.

        • 19 nbu
          November 25, 2009 at 11:11 am

          And so determining in my opinion that Bill is a cad. And I will never like him. No amount of redemption on his part will change that.

          I really wanna go through and read all the books again, now. 🙂

          PS There’s no way I’d keep Eric waiting!

          • November 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

            Ha ha so true. We don’t keep hot vikings waiting for anything nup.

            Sorry I was still playing with my post when you posted…it grew.

            But yeah, I do think Bill was redeemed somewhat in DAG but I don’t think that I will ever like him either. Too much water under the bridge with me and Bill now lol.

            • 21 nbu
              November 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

              “Sorry I was still playing with my post when you posted…it grew…”

              Sorry! My blog stalking is getting a little out of hand! 😛

              I just love having somewhere to talk about this stuff though, cos at least here I don’t get weird looks or eye rolls if I wanna do some swoon-time.

        • 22 tribalbellydonsah
          December 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm

          just to add a though to that vein( Eric waiting on Sookie) as well.

          Even in the physical aspect, in DAG, it was sookie who made the first move. He said he had shorn up his respinsibilities and it was time for him to claim what was his. She was the one who initiated the sex. He waited on her to manhandle his “Gracious plenty”! as you said, he could have had ample opportunity to take her, but wanted HER to make the move.

          just went through all 9 again, learning more each time! Viking all the way!

  6. November 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    My viewpoint is what it is because I have a hunch I’m quite a lot older than most Vampiridiots. I wonder if you’ve seen Rashomon, which is a play about a murder, a rape, the court trial in which witnesses and victim tell what happened? 4 men discuss the trial while they wait out a torrential rainstorm, and they find no way to explain to themselves what happened in court. Nobody experienced the same event. But they decide that nobody would have taken the time to try to understand the trial, and the rainstorm kept them together long enough to explore the event the way they did. This is supposed to be drawn from ancient stories.

    The Rashomon effect seems to be wokring here. I’ve had enough experience with it myself to last me a long time. I’m like Sookie sometimes, sometimes I feel like Bella when I think of the men in my past and their true nature.

    I’m certain everyone here has read DAG. That’s where Sookie finds herself betrothed to Eric, to her surprise.

    In Chapter 18 Eric tells everyone, including Sookie that ‘she is mine, she will be mine’, ‘she ‘will’ understand’. It’s my experience that stands for ‘brutish bullying’.

    There’s not a lot of retraint or respect for Soookie, who is full of ‘warts’ herself, she’s only lived 26 years though. When I was 17 I read a book about a man that lived 2000 years, My First Two Thousand Years, that man saw reality and ‘humanity’ as it is.

    It didn’t take Bill that long to want to preserve as much as he could of his own humanity. , it may require 2000 years to become like Eric.

    I hope everyone has something to be thankful for tomorrow, I remain thankful for Bill Compton, warts and all., I’m thrilled that there are authors who create virtual beings that somehow are so real and interesting enough to stiumlate communication between entrhalled readers, like us.

    It also made me consider what I would do if I lived forever. There are those who believe that’s a possibility.
    In his virtual world, I hope that Bill Compton is guarded and healed by angels and good faeries.

    Smile now, I am. Goodbye. That’s enough of this.

    • November 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm

      *I’m thrilled that there are authors who create virtual beings that somehow are so real and interesting enough to stiumlate communication between entrhalled readers, like us.*

      And on that point I think everyone can agree.

    • 25 Ericrocks
      February 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      I’m certain everyone here has read DAG. That’s where Sookie finds herself betrothed to Eric, to her surprise.

      I just have to address this comment. While Sookie was certaimly very surprised, Eric did this to PROTECT her from Felipe De Castro. Yes, he was sneaky about it, but that was because of how well he knows Sookie. He is positive that she would be to damn stubborn to save her own ass.

      After Eric explained this to Sook, she jokingly promised to nail him for it. To which Eric replied “You can nail my ass anytime”. (paraphrasing)

      She was over it before it really began.

  7. 26 Gigi
    November 25, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    About queridia’s “Eric being so brutish blindly ruthless as the Sheriff” and “Eric threatened to take Sookie too many times, whether she wanted him or not” I want to add something.

    Just in case these perceptions came from TB, they aren’t real either. Let’s remember that it was Eric who saved Bill’s ass when advocates for him, justifying Sookie’s life as valuable and ordering him to shut up when he confronted and challenged the magistrate with his lack of control of impulses. He could let him rot wrapped on silver chains inside a coffin for 5 years, and that was the perfect solution for got him out of the way and took Sookie for him. Bill couldn’t force him to defend him, he in fact didn’t have any obligation with Bill. The only one I could think of is a “moral” obligation (because he request her help). But then, if we accept that Eric was morally obligated with Sookie and Bill to advocates for Bill, and he in fact did it, then we can’t say something like he is “brutish blindly ruthless as the Sheriff”. Because if someone acts by moral, it also means that also has ethic, honor and seeks for justice.

    Eric also was very respectful in asking Bill before requiring her services for the search of Godric at Dallas. Just when Bill denied it, Eric reminded him that “If he wants her, he just simply takes her” and it’s true because SHE made a direct arrangement with him (and one that she herself offer to him) to help him everytime he wants as long as he brings the guilty humans to the police. That’s why I insist that you seem to be mixing TB perceptions with the real story of SVM. But even if so, your perceptions are very unfair and very biased.

  8. 27 Gigi
    November 25, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Hunch aren’t facts. And, for the record, the fairies just almost kill him and left him dying…

    HAHAHA (Sorry, I have to laugh by the idea of Bill guarded by angels and fairies!! It just cracked me LOL.)

  9. 28 Holby
    January 30, 2010 at 12:09 am

    @queridia: I take umbrage with your arbitrary assessment of the “Vampiridiots” of this blog. Having just found this blog a few days ago, I am continually impressed at the high level of insight and thoughtfulness that the dialogue reaches. Oh, and I am a 43 year year old “idiot.”
    -Bill was the first person to declare that Sookie was his possession. He didn’t explain this terminology to her until she asked and he never apologized for claiming her. By the time Eric made that claim, he was fully aware that Sookie understood the terminology. Even when he exchanged blood in ATD, he told her is was for her own good, but made it her own choice. He has never forced anything with her.
    -Bill did not have to use machinations to secure his own “status” as you say, against a brutish Eric. His deceptive mission from the queen was a secret even from Eric. He was working on his status at the state level and by-passing the area sherrif throughout the books. First it was the mission to secure the telepath, then it was the creation of the registry. In both cases, he put the concerns of Sookie on the back burner.
    -Bill forces himself on Sookie multiple times. He attacks her in the parking lot after the staking of Longshadow, he doesn’t even check on her well-being after the FOTS attack in Dallas before sating his own urges, he refuses her request for him to be gentle after nearly assaulting her in LDID, and, to add insult to injury, he talks to her like she is a child throughout the series, scolding and chiding her.

    I’m smiling, too (because I am looking at a picture of hot, blonde Viking!!!)

  10. 29 Jessy
    March 7, 2010 at 12:30 am

    This is a cool blog with lots of interesting views and thoughts. I love TSVM and I can’t wait for the next book in May. I’m all for Eric and Sookie. The only thing that bothers me is how will it ever work out between them? She will age and die eventually and Eric will stay the same. Anyone who has read the first chapter of Dead in the Family know that Sookie really acknowledged this for the first time. CH said she would never turn Sookie, so what other solutions could there be? I’m attached to Sookie’s character like most of you guys. I’m thinking long term. Through some thoughts at me…

  11. 30 Alisia
    April 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I’ve wondered how that’s going to workout myself? How will CH end the series if Sookie isn’t to be turned? Will she have that long lasting relationship she deserves & what about a family? Anybody who’s read the books, knows V’s can’t produce children & she’s shaired feelings about being a mother (understandibly not very oftern, but she has shown that side).
    I do agree with the idea that S&E are the couple, not Bill. It’s very clear that CH has invested a lot of the story line to developing his character & building that relationship up for it to not play out!
    Read for DITF!!!

    • 31 Peet
      April 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

      I’ve always wondered about that daydream Sookie has in DAG, where she pictures Eric human, walking in the sunshine… I wonder (or hope) if it’s portentous.

      I find it amazing with this series that people are either completely for Eric, or completely for Bill, and seem to wear blinkers when referring to the other.

      Personally, I’m so chock full of the big blonde viking, that nobody could complete… but I’m open to the idea that the final true love may be someone else… and I’d rather Bill to bloody Quinn. Actually, I think, if she didn’t have Eric, I’d want her to have Sam.

      Maybe there’s a whole new male player we haven’t met yet?

      Anyway, bring on May 4th… not long now!


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