Sookie Stackhouse Series Ending With Book 13?

Author Charlaine Harris says in a new interview that the thirteenth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series will probably be its last. She’s already finished book 11, Dead Reckoning, which will be released in May. The next two books after that will likely end the series. She tells the LA Times:

“Truthfully, the next two books will probably be the last two books in the series,” Harris said last week. “I still love Sookie, but I’m beginning to want to write something else, and Sookie’s kind of taken over my life. I was able to write other things for the first few years I was involved in Sookie, but then after the start of the television show she took over so much of my time because of my increased publicity obligations that it’s been very hard to write other things, and I really need to do that.”

This probably won’t come as huge surprise to fans since she has made similar statements before, but it confirms that she’s still planning on wrapping things up. Personally, I’m still enjoying the series, but I can understand her desire to conclude Sookie’s story and move on to something else.

The real question is whom will Sookie end up with? I’ve noticed in Harris’ other series (Lily Bard, Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly) that she usually writes a marriage and/or pregnancy into the last book. So will the series end with Sookie getting married? Or will she decide she’s better off alone? Let me know what you want to see in the final Sookie book in the comments!

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  • Genna Sarnak

    While this doesn’t come as a surprise to me, I will be more than a little sad to say goodbye to Sookie! To this day, I miss Harper Connelly! Thanks for the article.

    • Anonymous

      Me too, Genna. Did you hear that CBS is working on a Harper Connelly TV show? I hope it gets picked up!

    • Jpaul

      Eric!!!! She has to end up with Eric. The entire series centered around their relationship! I don’t see how she cannot end up with him. Plus I’ll cry if they don’t… : )

      • Cheriemayse

        I also want her to end up with Eric. I just finished reading Deadlocked. Have you read it yet?

  • Bethany

    *Spoiler Alert* If you follow Charlaine Harris’s blog etc, you will have read the first chapter of Book 11 by now as I have like 100 times. She states that Sookie and Eric break up in Book 11. Since book 1 it has been obvious (albeit kind of sad) to me that Sookie is going to end up with Sam in the end. They keep having near misses over and over again in each and every book. They are more suited to one another, Sam can give her both children and the privacy of having a hard to read brain so Sookie can relax a bit with him. (He sheilds her intrusion in one of the books). CH has always stated that she has known from the beginning who Sookie would end up with. I think it has been obvious who she wanted, even if I am personally a fan of Sookie and Eric ending up together forever (aka Sookie the Vamp) but then I am not even close to the genious CH is. Just my opinion.

    • Cheriemayse

      Have you read Deadlocked yet? I want to talk about my opinion on how it ended.

  • Bethany

    kristendaemons: It won’t let me click “reply” I guess, so I am responding here. Yes, they are working on a series. if CBS doesn’t do well with it, maybe SyFi will pick it up and run with it like they have done for so many other great shows that scared the basic TV networks. :) I am excited for that as well.

    • Anonymous

      Bethany – Good point about other networks possibly picking up the Harper Connelly show. I been wondering how they are going to handle Harper and Tolliver’s relationship, especially given that the show is being developed for CBS.

  • Klopez11

    is there anyway that sookie can end up with bill?????????? please they truelly do belong together

    • Sam

      I hate what happened between her and Bill. I rely wanted them to be together from the start.I hope the last two books will have a climatic change for that to happen :). But then, I think I’ll accept whatever happens in the end.

      • Sam

        Sorry for some misspelled words. :) 

  • Cathy in Fih, Lebanon

    I would like to see her end up with Sam or at least a real person that has a heart that beats and can let her become a mother. She loves the sun and sunbathing so can’t see her becoming a vampire and living forever…in the dark…especially with her fae blood affinity to the sky and sunlight. Unless some other character is introduced…don’t see her with a vampire or even back with Quin (unless major things take place). Of the characters in the books…Sam seems the most likely to be her mate.

    • Pbmk

      I’m torn between two endings for Sookie. 1- Sookie adopts Hunter when his father dies and she and Bill get back together for good. 2- Sookie uses her” Fairy gift thing” to set her life back to a time before Bill walked into the bar that first time.  She and Sam marry and honorable Bill roams the woods at night and yearns for Sookie from a far. 

  • Dgiangrande

    I really would hate to see sookie marry sam after all the collection has been about eric and sookie.  Sam is just not enough trouble for sookie and although children will make her happy, is sookie really the stay at home and cook type? Going from killing vamps, weres, fae and humans to having babies and cooking soaking in the sun.  Exciting NOT

    • Cheriemayse

      Did you read Deadlocked? I share your hopes that Sookie and Eric remain together. What are your thoughts?

      • Scholtch

        I have read Deadlocked and I am “Team Eric”. I hoped for Eric to magically become human and be with Sookie, but guess not. I’m really afraid it’s Sam and although I like Sam I just felt throughout the series that Sookie was Eric’s “soulmate”. The only ending I foresee with that vision, is kind of a Peter Pan thing. Eric breaks Sookie’s heart and leaves, Sookie turns to Sam and lives a long, contented life which includes children and grandchildren. As she is about to die, Eric comes to see her to tell her that she WAS his one true love and that is why he did what he did, so that she would have a safe life with a family that loved her. Sookie forgives him and dies wrapped in his arms (Sam had already passed.).

        • Kbarrett

          That would be to me the only cute ending, if she does end up with Sam. Which I think after reading deadlocked is the definite answer to all our questions. I would have loved to see Eric and Sookie stay together plus I thought the way it ended with him leaving was just too easy. After all that and it’s just over! I also really think she will end up adopting hunter. I think someone will go looking for him and kill his father. But wouldnt her and eric adopting hunter feed her need to be a mother and live somewhat normally?

  • Gypsee4258

    I have read all the books, I think she will somehow bring it all full circle, and end up with Bill, not sure how though !!! I have always been for her and Eric, but I think that will not happen, even though it makes me sad,  I do think they both love Sookie.
    I do not think she will be with Sam, she did save his life and does love Sam, but not in the romatic sense, just my thoughts is all.
    I love the series and am so saddened to see it ending , I will really miss Sookie.

  • Moonslit21

    It has to be SAM! They confide in each other, they don’t hesitate to save the others life, and throughout the series they have been dancing around a relationship. Sam is Sookie’s match in every way. I think it’s only a matter of time before Eric crushes her heart too. And Sam is always there for her. And even though it would be the typical fairy tale ending, I think it would be perfect. Or CH could just kill Sookie. But that would be kind of cliche too. Either way, I can’t wait for book 13! Thank you for giving us Sookie, CH. She is an unforgettable character and its been a long time since I’ve read a long series like this, and haven’t put a single one of the books down until I read it all.

  • msehguh

    NOT SAM! It has to be Eric.

    • megatron

      Get real! You know it’s going to be Sam for sure. I saw this coming from a mile away.

  • Lady Golden

    It’s Sam. Sookie needs Babies. These Vamps don’t have the live stuff to them. Love Eric, too bad…..