Author(s): Charlaine Harris
Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, shapeshifting and other supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. She'd really like to take a while to get over being betrayed by Bill, her long-time vampire lover, and get used to her new relationship with the sexy shapeshifter Quinn - but instead, she finds herself attending the long-planned vampire summit, the destination of choice for every undead power player around, as a sort-of human 'Geiger counter' for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of Louisiana. But the job is fraught with difficulties. Sophie-Anne's power base has been severely weakened by Hurricane Katrina, and she's about to be put on trial during the event for murdering her king. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she's hardly prepared for other shocking murders: it looks like there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. With secret alliances and backroom deals the order of the day - and night - Sookie must decide which side she'll stand with, and quickly, for her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestseller and a multiple award winner A mixture of mystery and romance; appeals to fans of Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series and readers of mystery and paranormal fantasy Charlaine is published in more than 20 countries, including Thailand, Estonia and China Alan Ball ('Six Feet Under') is bringing Charlaine's 'Sookie Stackhouse' series to a TV near you in 2008; Anna Paquin has gone blonde to star at the telepathic cocktail waitress in TRUE BLOOD 'Harris juggles a large cast, including several romantic contenders for Sookie's heart, with effortless exuberance ... addictive' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'A great addition to one of the more entertaining series in the paranormal genre' MONSTERS & CRITICS
Charlaine Harris is the author of several NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series. She is married, with children, and lives in Arkansas.