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. For I am compelled to conceive a child: an heir to succeed me on the throne. Yet after months of amazing sex with my consorts, there is still no baby. And no baby means no throne. The only certainty is death at the hands of my cousin Cel, or his followers, if I fail to conceive.Now Mistral, Queen Andais’s new captain of the guard, has come to my bed—defying her and risking her terrible wrath in doing so. But even she will hesitate to punish him in jealous rage, because our joining has reawakened old magic, mystical power so ancient that no one stands against it and survives. Not even my strongest and most favored: my Darkness and my Killing Frost. Not even Mistral himself, my Storm Lord. But because Mistral has helped to bring this magic forth, he may live another day.If I can reclaim control of the fey power that once was, there may be hope for me and my reign in fairie. I might yet quell the dark schemes and subterfuges surrounding me. Though shadows of obsession and conspiracy gather, I may survive.
Laurell Kaye Hamilton was born Laurell Kaye Klein in Heber Springs, Arkansas but grew up in Sims, Indiana with her grandmother Laura Gentry. Her education includes degrees in English and biology from Marion College (now called Indiana Wesleyan University). She is an American fantasy and romance writer that is best known as the author of two series of stories.
Her New York Times-bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series centers on Anita Blake, a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police, which includes novels, short story collections, and comic books. Six million copies of Anita Blake novels are in print. Her Merry Gentry series centers on Meredith Gentry, Princess of the Unseelie court of Faerie, a private detective facing repeated assassination attempts.
Hamilton is involved with a number of animal charities, particularly supporting dog rescue efforts and wolf preservation. She currently lives in St. Louis County, Missouri, with her daughter Trinity, and husband Jonathon Green whom she married in 2001.
This series starting as a faerie fantasy series with interesting character development and the occasional sex scene thrown in that was well done.Now it is a porno with a barely existent plot. Of the 6 CDs for this book you are halfway through CD #2 before the initial sex scene is finished and plenty more occurs after that so there is probably 22 1/2 CDs of just sex. There is some plot that eventually comes up that is interesting but the constant mention in this series of the fact that the Sidhe are hard to kill is only surpassed by the number of them that die. And the number that experience what would be a mortal wound for a mortal and then eventually live is extremely few.The book does get better as it includes the sluagh sithen and a wild hunt that are entertaining enough so that I gave it 3 stars overall.There are also at least 4 redundant sentences in this book where the author states something and then states it again. Its like she had a good editor to start with and then got rid of them for someone that can run a spell check but doesnt check for content... maybe they cant even run a spell check... I listened to the book and didnt read it.
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