- Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
- Format: Hardback | 372 pages
- Dimensions: 162mm x 232mm x 38mm | 580g
- Publication date: 3 June 2014
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0425255662
- ISBN 13: 9780425255667
- Sales rank: 60,899
"I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because "Princess" looks so pretentious on a driver's license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer..." Merry Gentry, ex-private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own. Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He's using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can't prove it. To save herself and her babies from Taranis she will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie--while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.
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Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family. Laurell is also the author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series which includes "Guilty Pleasures," "The Laughing Corpse," "Circus of the Damned," "The Lunatic Cafe," "Bloody Bones," "The Killing Dance," "Burnt Offerings," "Blue Moon," "Obsidian Butterfly," "Narcissus in Chains," "Cerulean Sins," "Incubus Dreams," "Micah," "Danse Macabre," "The Harlequin," "Blood Noir," "Skin Trade," "Flirt," "Bullet," "Hit List," "Kiss the Dead," and "Affliction."
By Emily M Mills 17 Jun 2014
The story unfolds and progresses well in this volume of the Merry Gentry series but it's a shame the description of the book on this site contains a pretty big spoiler- which is disappointing.
My only issue with this book was that I can't read the next volume until Ms Hamilton writes it!
"Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field."--Charlaine Harris "This [faerie] society is one of the most detailed, imaginative, and lovingly drawn in all fantastic fiction, and the Meredith Gentry series has become something special."--"San Jose Mercury News"