The eleventh installment to the Sookie Stackhouse novels is due out on 5/3/11. The cover artwork (shown above) is from Lisa Desimini who has done the art for all of the novels to date. Fans try to figure out any possible clues to the action in the book based on the cover art. It does not always coincide with the action (per Charlaine Harris) but it tends to give a bit of a glimpse in my opinion.
Something about the new book caught my eye and I finally figured out what was bothering me. This is the first book where Sookie appears alone. Usually there is a vampire also on the cover whether it is Bill Compton or Eric Northman. Yes even Quinn the were-tiger appears on a cover. In Dead in Dallas she is shown on top of a coffin (assuming Bill is in the coffin a bit of a nod to the Anubis flight they take together where Bill is in the coffin for his daytime sleep) This is the only cover where Sookie is alone and yes she is upside down. Perhaps her world is going to be turned upside down this book? I have a feeling that Sookie may be facing the reality of a life alone.
I can’t wait to see the new book!
Here is a link to the amazing artwork of the book covers by Lisa Desimini. She has all the prints on her site.