Gollancz Sneak Peek Inside Deadlocked

March 21, 2012 in Book Spoilers, Deadlocked - Book 12, Southern Vampire Mysteries

Gollancz UK have a teasy little post on Deadlocked up today.

While it doesn’t reveal anything earth-shattering, there are a few interesting tidbits worth sharing.

…If you think you know where this series is going, you’ve not seen anything yet! Hold on to your hats, because this ending totally blew me away . . .

I was thrilled that the focus in Deadlocked is, fair and square, on Sookie. I love this character but we’ve been with her through so many huge trials and tribulations that it was a real treat to come back to the things that matter to Sookie….her family, her love life and most importantly, her choices.

Sookie’s future is in her own hands, and her heart is, sometimes painfully, on her sleeve. Whatever decision she chooses to make someone will be hurt (to be honest, I think Sookie will be hurt), but I was with her every step of the way.

Dead Reckoning was very much about Sookie dealing with changes – both good and bad – to her personality and morality after more than two years of a steady diet of death and drama. It seems to come with the territory when you’re dating a vampire…but Sookie is mostly human, and so the process of reconciling some of her choices has been a very difficult and confronting one for her. I’d hoped we see her delve into this even further in Deadlocked, and it sounds as though we will. I expect this will be a major theme for Sookie through to the end of the series.

The comment about the ending is intriguing. I take a long view of this series, and the endings of individual books are usually nothing more than a hook to get us back for the next one – with very little impact on where the next book starts. Nonetheless, the last two novels haven’t really had a cliffhanger type ending, so we’re probably due for one!

There’s only 42 days to go until May 1st – and we’re stupidly excited! Don’t forget to check in regularly as we continue to post the dirt up to the release date.

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