Dead In the Family, the tenth (I think it's # 10) in the Sookie Stackhouse series I found was better than the last book which seemed to spin my head a little, and there were other issues with it I won't go into here. I believe I made a post about it back when.
This book seemed to be the one that's put us on notice that the author is about to end this series and she needs to place her characters into the place that puts them all on that course.
I remember finding Charlaine Harris' books just as a matter of trying to find something different, and the cover of “Dead Until Dark” and I think there might have been three or four of her next books. I had to grab them, they looked kookie and promising with the vampire romance with humor. And they were. It's like visiting with someone you know well, and even when she does some aggravating things—like tell you every little bitty detail of her evening—it still pays off.
So, Sookie is “married” to Eric, now, but Sookie was railroaded into that—we all know. And in this book she's not real happy when Eric's family stops by—which is his maker, and his makers younger “son”, which happens to be a member of Russia's royal family who was saved at the last moment after being shot.
I'm not sure why it had to be someone famous. But it worked. It worked that he was somewhat mad, and if you didn't get from the beginning this would come down to a big climax, you would be wrong.
After the fairy war, only a few fairies remained. Claude being one, and he seems to have changed for the better. But there are others who didn't get through before the door closed on fairy land, and one of them, it seems, is out for revenge.
It was interesting seeing how she pulled this together and solved it.
There is an interesting interview HERE with author, Charlaine Harris on her series coming to an end. (Hopefully the link works).