You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kins treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heirall for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness.
While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles.
But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me.
I thought I had left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever even if they're magical.
©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Random House
I have loved all the the Meredith Gentry books till this one. This one was a huge, huge disappointment.The only reason I give it a two is for the sake of the rest of the books in the series.
In my heart, I believe that all fiction authors are gods. They create worlds and give life to people who only live in them.
There has to be nearly 10 minutes in the beginning of this book where the Merry character describes in painfully dull detail which coffee or tea drink each character is ordering. There were 7 of them. WTF? She also describes her size and the size of her men relative to the size of a freaking couch. I have the feeling that LKH was sitting on the john playing sudoku while she was writing this dreck. She says she's writing another installment. God help us.
Even Laural Merlington must have been doing something else while reading this -- she emphasizes every badly written word of it to the point of sarcasm.
Well, they returned to Laural Merlington as the narrator on this book who if you see my earlier reviews, she leaves a lot to be desired. It's a better story than how it comes across. I like that they went back to working at the now Gray & Hart Detective Agency. It's less steamy than the other books in the series but still has it's moments. I just wish the pregancy was further along. At this rate we'll be on book 12 by the time we see the twins! So is it credit worthy? Not really. But if you have the kindle, the whisperlink feature is quite handy. I've used it for all the books in this series, except for one, and they are less expensive that way too.
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