Sorry, vampire lovers. There will be no more new adventures in the Sookie Stackhouse saga.
You’ll still be able to watch Anna Paquin get her bloody sex on, on HBO’s True Blood, but the series of novels on which hit TV show is based is ending with the release of its final book in May 2013, author Charlaine Harris recently announced.
It will be new territory for the author, who has only written novels to date. The graphic novel trilogy will tell the story of a teenaged girl who has amnesia and grew up living alone in a cemetery. The first novel will be aptly titled Cemetery Girl. Harris plans to release it in 2013.S
She says graphic novels are a good fit for this concept, according to Deirdre Donahue.
In a press release from her publisher, Harris said “I’d had the bones of the plot for Cemetery Girl in my head for a year when Chris suggested I re-imagine it as a graphic novel. Suddenly, the project made a lot more sense. Since Chris has more experience in the graphic novel field that I do, we agreed to team up for my first-ever collaboration. This is an exciting venture for both of us.”
But there’s still more Sookie to come. The next Sookie Stackhouse novel, Deadlocked, is set to be released May 1, 2012.