True Blood’s Sookie Stackhouse has a tiger by the tale! Reviews of Books 5 & 6 in “Southern Vampire” Series – Glance at HBO’s version coming soon…

As regular readers are aware by now, am thoroughly addicted to Sookie Stackhouse series at the moment, both tv and book, each is correct in its own right and author Charlaine Harris loves the divergence created by HBO writer Alan Ball.

Most of the Cast for Season 3 - Soon? A look at Ep's. 1 to 4, don't miss it!

Most of the Cast for Season 3 - Soon? A look at Ep's. 1 to 4, don't miss it!

Both series look at how Japanese created blood substitute so potent that Vampires come Out and vow not to attack humans anymore and the books/programme look at consequences of such a Revelation – Sookie, a young barmaid from Bon Temps in Louisiana, eventually discovers there really fairies and werewolves among other supernatural dangers.

Just completed books 5 & 6. In the fifth installment – “Dead As A Doornail,” Sookie’s brother Jason is now a were-panther, but his fellow shifters consider him a Prime Suspect in a series of shootings where the victims are all shape-shifters, can Sookie find the killer before her brother becomes kitty litter?

One thing remains consistent between the tv series and the books - Eric's arrogance and his ability to fly

One thing remains consistent between the tv series and the books - Eric's arrogance and his ability to fly

This as Eric tries to recall the “Witch War” episode (Book 4 –Dead To The World‘) where he was magicked into amnesia, will Sookie tell him of their brief yet passionate moments together? And the near tragedy which almost made it disappear forever?

Alcide herveaux & Bon Temp's favorite waitress: courtesy "The Vault" or trueblood-online.com

Alcide Herveaux & Bon Temp's favorite waitress: courtesy "The Vault" or trueblood-online.com

Meanwhile, Sookie is sought as a catalyst by Alcide Herveaux for selecting a new Packmaster for the Shreveport werewolves – she meets a mysterious referee called Quinn, who has trouble keeping his eye on the match after meeting the young telepathic waitress… Will Alcide’s father succeed in his bid to be leader of the pack?

Definitely Dead” is book six – the mysterious Quinn arrives at Merlotte’s Bar & Grill, where Sookie is usually rushed off her feet serving customers (when not dodging fangs or claws and other supernatural weaponry), he has two proposals for her – one personal and the other professional…

He wants her to be a consultant with her psi-abilities for undead Sophie, the Queen of Louisiana in an upcoming conference. On a more human, for want of a better phrase, level? Quinn asks Sookie for a date and she accepts!

Manfred Mann had a song in the 60's which was later a film set in the Caribbean, it was called "The Mighty Quinn" get the picture?

Manfred Mann had a song in the 60's which was later a film set in the Caribbean, it was called "The Mighty Quinn" get the picture?

What will Eric the 1,000 year old Viking do when he hears of Quinn & Sookie dating? Now he’s learned of their swift yet star-crossed moments, can Eric let Sookie go? Will it be undead fang against raging striped-fur? Can you guess Quinn’s beast? Clue – in Chinese Astrology this is — ??

Even as Sophie agrees to undertake the task for Louisiana’s vampiric leader, she has to recover a stolen object and find out who made a Werewolf into a vampire before the First Dance of the political marriage between Sophie and the King of Arkansas…

Bill is a 'teenager' in as vampires age when not staked - he's about 135 years old

Bill is a 'teenager' in as vampires age when not staked or hunted down - he's about 135 years old

As if poor Sookie did not have enough on her tray, she got served this dreadful disclosure – Civil War vampire Bill, Sookie’s first lover, confesses as to how their relationship began and it’s not something she wanted to know, why? What does Bill do to try and make up for it – read about the battle in the castle between ‘Looziana‘ and the Arkansas posse to learn of Bill’s devotion despite being shunned by Sookie…

The whole series up to to Book 9 awaits you at Pages across the island, my children of the night (Book 10 Dead In The Familyis in Trinidad but not here yet, it was released in May 2010). No, you may not pay for it with garlic nor wooden stakes – but you will have a howling good time of it!

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  1. It amazes me that she has the popularity she does. She does not have a single redeeming quality.

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