Noooo! First, I find out that the Sookie Stackhouse books are ending next year (on my birthday to add insult to injury!) and now the Otherworld books are ending too.
From an interview with Kelley Armstrong: “Around Frostbitten, I started having second thoughts. Maybe my “end-game” could just be a shake up. After all, I still had more stories to tell.
But that got me thinking. If this wasn’t the end, what would be? Did I plan to keep writing until I was sick of these characters? Until readers were sick of them?
I decided the Otherworld deserved better. It was time to put the series aside, while I still had more stories to tell. Those stories will come, as short fiction for now and maybe, in the future as a surprise Otherworld novel or two.
Right now, I have plans for a couple of Otherworld anthologies. I’ll gather up stories and novellas from other collections. But at least half of each book would be original fiction—new adventures for my old favourites.”
The final book in the Otherworld series is called THIRTEEN (or 13) and is scheduled for release July 24, 2012.