Meredith Gentry

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 10,760 ratings

A Kiss of Shadows Publisher's Summary

" All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually.

"The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped. Her magic was always chasing blind leads: Princess Meredith skiing in Utah. Princess Meredith dancing in Paris. Princess Meredith gambling in Vegas. After three years, I was still a front-page story for the tabloids, though the latest headlines had been speculating that I was as dead as the King of Rock and Roll."

In fact, Meredith has been posing as a human in Los Angeles, living as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now Doyle, the Queen's chief bodyguard and assassin, has been dispatched to fetch her back - whether she likes it or not. And suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt's plans...plans that affect the future of the entire UnSeelie Court.

The requirements of the job: to enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful - and immortal - men in the world. The reward: the crown - and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty: death.

©2000 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2000 Laurell K. Hamilton
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  • Book 1

    • A Kiss of Shadows

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 1
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,995
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

    "All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually. The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get a New Narrator!

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-14-14

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 2

    • A Caress of Twilight

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 2
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

    "I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne - if I can stay alive long enough to claim it. My cousin, Prince Cel, is determined to see that I don't. As long as we both live, we are in a race for the crown; whichever one of us reproduces first gets the throne. So now the men of my royal guard - frightening warriors skilled with blade, spell, and gun - have become my lovers, auditioning with pleasure for the role of future king and father of my child."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adult Fantasy Series --

    • By Mysticalsister on 03-21-09

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 3

    • Seduced by Moonlight

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 3
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870

    "I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. And who can blame them? I've awakened the dazzling magic that's slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can't figure out why."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is inconsistent.

    • By Laura on 10-30-09

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 4

    • A Stroke of Midnight

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 4
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749

    "I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home - because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my human side will I have to give up, and how much of the sinister side of faerie will I have to embrace?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book is good. Person reading audiobook Horrible

    • By SuperStar on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 5

    • Mistral's Kiss

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 5
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 921
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676

    "I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of fairie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation. My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in fairie - trapped here with some of the realm's most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards...and my lovers."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Doyle!

    • By Tim on 02-05-09

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 6

    • A Lick of Frost

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 6
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655

    "I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch...and kill me."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting back to the meat and potatoes!

    • By Dara on 08-03-08

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 7

    • Swallowing Darkness

    • Meredith Gentry, Book 7
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Claudia Black
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771

    "I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tastey Morsel

    • By Rebecca Porisch on 11-17-08

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 8

    • Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry, Book 8

    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A lazy disappointment

    • By Theresa on 01-10-10

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 9

    • A Shiver of Light

    • Merry Gentry, Book 9
    • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,067

    Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration not for me

    • By Dee on 06-05-14

    Regular price: $35.00