'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Series Sequel Is Coming, And Holy Moly This Book Is Going to Be Huge

Stieg Larsson may have tragically passed away almost 11 years ago, but that doesn't mean his popular Millennium series was laid to rest with him. This year a new author will publish a new book in the series better known as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series: a sequel called That Which Does Not Kill.

Fellow Swedish author David Lagercrantz will stand in for Larsson on the Lisbeth Salander-starring sequel, which will be published in 35 countries (yes, including the United States, don't panic) starting in August of this year. The publisher Nordstedts will release That Which Does Not Kill, and it doesn't mince words about the book's potential impact, comparing it to the global splash made by Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code back in 2003. Yes, you remember that.

Lagercrantz isn't saying much about his sequel to The Girl With the Dragon TattooThe Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which is probably just as well because there's some fun in going into the book blindly. But yes, our favorite heroine will be back; yes, Mikael Blomkvist will make an appearance; and yes, there will be political intrigue and action. And capping off around 500 pages, there will be a whole lot of it.

All Lagercrantz would say about the new book he said to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, according to The Guardian, stating that he would stay true to Larsson's writing style and themes:

What I wanted to make use of in the book was the vast mythology that Stieg Larsson left behind, the world he created.

Reportedly, at the time of his death by heart attack in 2004, Larsson has planned to write another eight novels in his worldwide beloved series. Here's hoping Lagercrantz can not only fill Larsson's huge shoes, but that he has that kind of book writing and publishing stamina because the world can not have enough Lisbeth Salander.

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