"Romance, action, fantasy and adventure"
Princess Merry of the Unseelie Court has been made co-heir
to the throne along with her cousin Cel. The first one to
get pregnant or give a woman an heir will be the new ruler
of the court. Even though Cel is under punishment now for
six months, Merry has too many enemies to feel safe at the
court. She returns to Los Angeles with her harem of males
(fertile sidhe who can get her pregnant) and goes back to
her old job as a private detective.
A very famous movie star Maeve Reed hires Merry to perform
a fertility rite so she can get pregnant by her husband
before he dies. She was banished from the Seelee Court
because she knows a secret about its king that would get
him killed if it was ever revealed. Before Merry can
perform the ceremony, the Nameless has been released on the
world with Merry and Maeve as its specific targets, and
unless someone can stop it, a massacre will occur.
Readers were introduced to Merry in A KISS OF SHADOWS but
in the sequel, A CARESS OF TWILIGHT Merry finally comes
into her own. She is no longer fearful and anxious, but
instead is a fully mature woman ready to fight to keep her
people safe. There is enough romance, action, fantasy and
adventure to keep lovers of all genres satiated.
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 19, 2002
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
with blade, spell, and gun--have become my lovers,
auditioning with pleasure for the role of future king and
father of my child. And they must still protect me from
assassination attempts--for unlike most of the fey, I am
part human, and very mortal. All this royal back-stabbing
makes it very difficult for me to pursue my living as a
private investigator in Los Angeles, especially since the
media made sure the whole world knows the Faerie princess
is alive and well in sunny California.
Now, in the City of Angels, people are dying in mysterious,
frightening ways. What the human police don't realize is
that the killer is hunting the fey as well. Havoc lies on
the horizon: the very existence of the place known as
Faerie is at grave risk. So now, while I enjoy the greatest
pleasures of my life with my guardians, I must fend off an
ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality.
And that's just my day job. . . .
From the darkling throng to the glittering court, this is a
world of magic and delights, greed and grotesque ambitions.
Laurell K. Hamilton has created a mythos of extreme power
and pure beauty that is a delight to behold.