Suddenly, things aren't so great in the romance department for Sookie. Bill has become absorbed in something he's keeping secret from her, he has possibly become involved with someone else, and he's missing. Now Sookie must venture into the dangerous world exclusive to vampires, weres,... read more
Club Dead takes place at the beginning of December and begins with Bill asking Sookie for a time apart while he works on a secret project for the vampire queen of Louisiana. He also tells her that he will be traveling to Seattle. Days later, a werewolf attacks Sookie at Merlotte’s, but Bubba,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Club Dead takes place at the beginning of December and begins with Bill asking Sookie for a time apart while he works on a secret project for the vampire queen of Louisiana. He also tells her that he will be traveling to Seattle. Days later, a werewolf attacks Sookie at Merlotte’s, but Bubba, who has been sent by Eric to protect Sookie, stops and kills the attacker. Later that night, Eric, Pam and Chow inform Sookie that Bill has been in Mississippi all this time because Lorena, a female vampire whom Bill lived with years ago, had summoned him. He tells Sookie that Bill had called saying he was coming back to Bon Temps earlier without telling Sookie so he could arrange her future care before he saw her again. Eric also tells Sookie that the queen does not know about Bill’s disappearance and that Eric needs to produce Bill’s project by its due date without compromising his life and his job. Eric thinks Bill is still alive in Mississippi and believes that Lorena has betrayed and captured Bill. Eric cannot interrogate humans and vampires that are under the protection of the vampire king of Mississippi Russell Edgington, without starting a huge war. He asks Sookie if she is willing to go to Jackson and “pick the brains” among the king’s human employees and Sookie agrees to go.
Alcide Herveaux, a werewolf (Were) from Shreveport, is sent by Eric the following day to take Sookie to Jackson and to help her circulate among the supernatural community. In Jackson, Sookie not only has to deal with the vampires of Mississippi, but she is implicated with a bounty hunting werewolves pack. In Sookie’s first visit to a vampire bar called Josephine’s (also known as Club Dead within the shapeshifting community) she learns that Bill has been captured and that Russell Edgington might be involved in this kidnapping. She personally meets Russell when a bar patron and bounty hunter werewolf Jerry Falcon mangles her when Sookie does not agree to join him. In this same night, Sookie also meets Debbie Pelt, Alcide’s ex-girlfriend and a shapeshifter who is mean spirited and unhappy to see Alcide with another woman. In the next day, Sookie and Alcide find the dead body of Jerry Falcon stuffed in the closet. It is later discovered that Bubba had caught Jerry entering Alcide’s home and killed him instantly.
During the following night, Sookie, back at Club Dead, gets badly injured when Steve Newlin and another fanatic of The Fellowship of the Sun, a vampire-hating organization, are present in the club ready to stake Betty Joe, Edgington’s second in command. Sookie gets staked instead and she is quickly rushed to Edgington’s mansion. Eric, in disguise, is there to help her as Alcide had turn into a wolf and run to pursue Steve Newlin who was able to escape. After her wounds have been tended by a vampire, Eric gives Sookie his blood. Sookie gets strong and heals completely. Bubba, who has been following Sookie from Bon Temps, informs them that Bill has been tortured in a nearby house within Edgington’s compound.
In daylight, Sookie is fortunate to find that most vampires are sleeping and that the guards, who are wereanimals, are tired and resting from the previous full moon night. Sookie is then able to rescue Bill and to kill Lorena when she attacks Sookie. Back in Alcide’s parking garage, with Bill in her car trunk, Sookie is pushed into the trunk by Debbie Pelt. At dusk, Bill, who has been deprived of blood and sleep for several weeks, wakes up and unconsciously feeds on Sookie, mangling her neck and then rapes her. After such a long day, Sookie asks Eric to drive her home, but her night is not over as they are not only attacked at the gas station they had stopped, but she severely gets hurt when she finds werewolves waiting for her in her own home. Eric, who has been shot, and Bill kill them all. The novel ends with Sookie rescinding her invitation to both Eric and Bill.
“Better to be screwed physically than financially.”Sookie Stackhouse
“And the other vampires need me so I'm safe-to a certain extent. Mostly. Sometimes.”Sookie Stackhouse
“Why any ordinary person would walk into Josephine's after the cumulative effect of the haunted sidewalk, the vanishing vehicle, and the goblin at the door...well, some people are just born asking to be killed, I guess.”Sookie Stackhouse
“Don't worry about feeling guilty...something'll come along pretty soon that you'll feel guilty about. Save it up.”Alcide Herveaux
“In the space of two days I had hidden a corpse and created another one. And all because I had fallen in love with a vampire.”Sookie Stackhouse
“You might have been paid back enough to suit you," I said, "but I don't know if you've been paid back enough to suit me.”Sookie Stackhouse
“You might make a decent vampire, Sookie.”Eric Northman
“Tell me this, Sookie: would you ask this of me if she were human?" "If she were a human, I'd take care of it myself.”Eric, Sookie
“I might have to torture you, but I want to have sex with you; I need Bill, but I'm furious with him because he deceived me; I have to keep peace with Russell Edgington, but I have to get Bill back from him; Bill is my surf, but he's secretly working more for my boss.”Eric Northman
“Tomorrow night, sit with the Edginton crew and pick their brains, Sookie." "Well, that would never have occurred to me, Eric. Gosh, I'm glad you woke me up tonight to explain that to me." "No problem. Anytime you want me to wake you up, Sookie, you have only to say." "Go away, Eric.”Eric, Sookie
“You know, Alcide, there's something that smells almost rotten, right around here." "I noticed it, too. That's why I'm over here looking through the cabinets. Maybe there's a dead mouse?" "Oh, no, oh, nononono." "Don't tell me a rat go in there and died." "Not a rat. A werewolf.”Sookie, Alcide
“We just did something really illegal, but all I really feel is happy we got away with it." "Something'll come along pretty soon that you'll feel guilty about. Save it up.”Sookie, Alcide
“Would it be too much to ask where he is now?" "Um, well, he's..." Eric inhaled. "The body's not here. You called the police?" "Well, no. Actually, we, ah..." "We dumped him out in the country." "Well, aren't you two enterprising?”Eric, Sookie, Alcide
“I'm not going to ask you how you're doing, cause I can see you got a great big hole in your side." "Kind of ironic, isn't it, that it was the human that got staked.”Doctor Ray Don, Sookie
“Thank you, Eric." "How grateful are you?" he whispered, his mouth hovering over mine. "That kind of ruins it, when you say something like that. You shouldn't want me to have sex with you just because I owe you." "I don't really care why you have sex with me, as long as you do it.”Sookie, Eric
“I seem to be having sex with you in a closet. Did you, ah, volunteer?”Bill Compton
“Let the young man go." "You gonna shoot us, little lady?" "You bet your ass I am." "And if she misses, I will get you.”Sookie, Robber, Eric
“What were you supposed to watch for?" "A big dark guy and a tall blond guy. With a blond woman, real young, with nice tits." "You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful.”Eric, Robber
“You offed Lorena?" "Sookie staked her. It was a fair kill." "Sookie killed Lorena in a fight?" Eric's grin grew even broader. "Very short fight.”Eric, Bill, Sookie
“They found the corpse in the closet of Alcide's apartment, and they hatched a plan to hide his remains." "My Sookie hid a corpse?" "I don't think you can be too sure about that possessive pronoun." "She is mine." I wondered if my hands would move. They would. I raised both of them making an unmistakable one-fingered gesture. "Sookie!" "I think that Sookie is telling us she belongs to herself.”Eric, Bill
“I had to fight an impulse to say, 'There's a tortured vampire in my trunk,' out of sheer giddiness.”Sookie Stackhouse
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