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Amelia and Bob reappear. She has a spell that can change Sookie's relationship with Eric. Not necessarily for the worse, but change it all the same. Sookie also learns more about the fae and how some things work. Debbie's sister is out for revenge and Eric and Pam are at odds with each other. Also, Sookie finds something her grandmother left for her that is pretty interesting. When she finds it...well that is the turning point of the book for me...when it really starts to improve. A new character that I enjoy and wish had a bigger role is someone who Eric calls in to help Sookie. His sister has an important role to Pam. And that's really all I can say without giving anything away. :)