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A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry) (edition 2015)

by Laurell K. Hamilton (Author)

Series: Meredith Gentry (9)

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Fantasy. Fiction. Merry Gentry, ex–private detective and full-time princess, is now the mother of triplets, a rarity in the high ranks of faerie. And not everyone is happy about it, including Taranis, King of Light and Illusion. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. To save herself and her children, Merry will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.… (more)
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Title:A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry)
Authors:Laurell K. Hamilton (Author)
Info:Berkley (2015), Edition: Reissue, 416 pages
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I have a guilty pleasure and it is Meredith Gentry books.
This series was one of the first adult series that I read and really sucked me in, so when I found out there was a 9th book in this series that I loved OF COURSE I had to grab it and read it!
This story brings back all my favorite characters and all their unique personalities that I originally feel in love with. It was also nice that the book was easy to get back into and I didn't feel like I needed to read the whole series again just to remember what happened. However, the story of this book was so overly detailed at specific times that it feels like it only happened in a couple days and there should have been a lot more added. I loved how you get to know the kids a bit and their potential. There was just not enough interaction between courts, situations, or events to make it feel much more than an extended journal entry. The ending was only satisfactory, leaving a lot of loose ends in my mind and feeling almost empty.
If she does another book, I hope that it concludes everything and that finalizes the series. Even though it was nice to be part of that world again I feel like this was an unnecessary book and left more questions unanswered and not in a good way. ( )
  CagedNymph | Jun 14, 2024 |
Listening to A Stroke of Midnight again, I know that I was right: Nicca was mated by the ring to B. ( )
  JalenV | Feb 13, 2024 |
*sigh* I don't we'll ever get Merry or Anita back. Obviously, Hamilton is deliriously happy with her husband and their partners, because as I just posted in my review of [b:Affliction|15985372|Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #22)|Laurell K. Hamilton|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1350942756s/15985372.jpg|21739817], these two books practically ooze "we're all so much in love" all over the bookshelf. Love and romance, yay. Romance is my favorite genre. But I used to read Merry and Anita because they kicked ass. Now, not so much. Anita is coming back bit by bit, but I fear our Merry is gone forever. ( )
  amandabeaty | Jan 4, 2024 |
I'm giving this four stars because LKH did pretty much exactly what her fans wanted: BABY STORY. I really also love the worlds she creates. it is very obvious that her writing has dramatically changed in the past five years. I just reread Guilty Pleasures and it was awesome. The writing was so solid...it's almost as if someone else started writing her stories or she just really lost interest in Anita and Merry. I don't like how she seems to fill the pages with the same info over and over. She must have mentioned that the red caps were "between 7-13 feet tall" about eight times...for no reason. The stories just don't come alive for me anymore, but I think LKH introduced zombies way, way before they became the Walking Dead and she deserves accolades for reintroducing the masses to vampires, zombies, and weres. I see her as having had a pretty profound influence on many current writers. ( )
  caro_dimo | Jun 5, 2023 |
It's awful. Just horrible. And I shall never pick up an LKH book again. ( )
  OhDhalia13 | Apr 9, 2023 |
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I feel like one who treads alone. Some banquet hall deserted, whose lights are fled, whose garlands dead, and all but he departed! Thus, in the stilly night, ere slumber's chain has bound me, sad memory brings the light of other days around me. - Thomas Moore
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To the fans who let me know how much they missed Merry and her men. You finally get to read the next part of the story.
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I woke in the desert, far from home, and kew it was a dream, and that it was also real.
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Fantasy. Fiction. Merry Gentry, ex–private detective and full-time princess, is now the mother of triplets, a rarity in the high ranks of faerie. And not everyone is happy about it, including Taranis, King of Light and Illusion. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. To save herself and her children, Merry will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

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I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because “Princess” looks so pretentious on a driver’s license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...

Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own.

Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can’t prove it.

To save herself and her babies from Taranis she will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

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