A Lick of Frost

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A Lick of Frost

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Nov 7, 2007, 4:08pm

This sixth Merry Gentry book opens with a magical teleconference in a lawyer's office in Los Angeles. But Those assembled use a magical mirror to speak with Taranis, King of the Seelie Court.

One of his subjects has accused several of Merry's bodyguards of rape, an accusation she knows to be false.

But among the faerie people, lying is so forbidden that it brings an automatic sentence of eternal banishment. Why would the king's subject take such a risk?

Meredith's position as the heir to the Unseelie Court also complicates the situation.

Hamilton quickly brings readers new to this fantasy series up to speed with "A Lick of Frost." Indeed, I've rarely seen a mid-series book that summarized so well the necessary elements from previous books. It's a good introduction to the ongoing, elaborate story. Each book in the series has its own beginning and end, but in truth the real story is the continuing one.

But if you have not read it yet, I will allow that a situation revealed on Frost left me feeling like I'd been punched in the stomach.

Your thought?

Nov 30, 2007, 11:45pm


She tried to explain away that the King got away with lying because he believed what he was saying and it seems he is going insane, but that seems a little too easy for me. :)

The situation with Frost is tough to take. I am a little put out with him sometimes, but I do not like the situation!


I am thrilled about the fathers though especially Mistral! I really like him for some reason. I am not surprised at the others except for maybe Sholto, but I am happy with that too.

Dec 1, 2007, 9:40am

I was pleased to read a book of hers that wasn't all sex, no plot! I liked it so much I went back and re-read the entire Merry series, including reading Frost a second time.

Dec 1, 2007, 10:36am

Yes, I was also happy with this latest Merry book (if only it was longer!!!).

Spoilers abound in my post so don't read if you don't want to be "spoiled" LOL.=)

Well, I was also sad about Frost's demise but I can understand why he had to go, he was the sacrifice to the new sithen. Dang it, he was one of my favorite guards too (despite his pouty and moody ways.heh). I like how Mistral is one of the fathers so we get to learn more about him. I'm interested to learn about his first love and how he lost her and hope we get to learn about his past in the future. I'm so curious as to how Hamilton will approach the 6 fathers angle (plus the future 3rd child and who will be the father(s)??) Does anyone else want Amatheon and Adair to be fathers? They are 2 of my other favorite guards so I hope Merry gets to keep them.

I hope the next book is a lot bigger because I finished A Lick of Frost in a day.=(

Dec 15, 2007, 10:13pm

Message 4: How about Barinthus? I would love to see him as a potential future father. I do like Amatheon and Adair, but I have enjoyed many of the scenes with Barinthus also. That would really tick off "old" queen! :)