Charlaine Harris did an interview with SciFiNow in which she dishes a couple of smallish spoilers concerning Dead Ever After. Want to know what? Check below the Read More!
Charlaine says that she feels the Sookie Stackhouse books that featured murder mysteries were “more successful” and “more focused,” so look for there to be more than one death in the final book of the series, Deaf Ever After.
As those who listened to the excerpt read the other day, the story also feature a devil. But CH clarifies that that doesn’t mean it is THE Devil! ”
Well, there’s a Devil, not the Devil,” Harris clarifies, “If I have the fae, some of whom are trying to become Angels, I think by implication it can be assumed that there are Devils, too.”
Charlaine also points out that however the book ends — and she’s not telling — it is the ending she has been intending to write since the second book, and she is expected “mixed reactions.”
“I always knew I couldn’t write an end that would make everybody happy and, of course, I haven’t,” she says. “It’s the right ending and it’s the one I had planned from the beginning, but it’s inevitable that there are going to people that are gonna be less than happy with it.”
While that sounds a little bit unnerving to me as a Sooric lover, at least we now have less than a month (May 7) before the anxiety of waiting to know how it all winds up with be over!
Check out the rest of the interview here. And if you do, be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the story, which is the promotional video for Dead Ever After. What really caught my ear is the way Charlaine pronounces “were” (as in “werewolf”) in her rich Southern accent. Do you say “were” (as in “Were you there?” or even “whirr”) or “where” (as in “WHERE did you go?”) when you’re talking about werewolves?