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She is Princess Meredith and she is heir to a throne - IF she can stay alive long enough to claim it. Unlike most of her kind, Merry is part human and all too mortal, as her cousin and arch rival knows only too well. For a deadly game is being played in the Faerie court and whoever produces an heir first wears the crown. But as she auditions her royal guard - illustrious warriors equally at home with gun and blade or spell - for the role of future king and father of her child, Merry is somewhat distracted from her career as a private investigator.
Then, in her adoptive home, in the City of Angels, people start dying in mysterious, frightening ways. What the human police don't realize is that the killer is hunting the Fey as well. It seems chaos awaits, threatening the very existence of the place known as Faerie is in grave danger and Merry finds herself facing an ancient evil that threatens the very fabric of her world. And that's just the day job...
"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. 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 backstabbing 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."
Wow. Fast paced, quite naughty, and I love the characters. This is only book two of the series. I can not wait to get my hands on the rest.
Heather Landry said on Jan 17, 2010, 15:41
Trama in Italiano e Inglese
A Caress of Twilight begins a few months after the events in A Kiss of Shadows. It is December, and Merry and the Sidhe warriors she has chosen as her lovers have returned to Los Angeles, California. Merry is approached by Maeve Reed, previously known as the Goddess Conchenn before her exile from the Seelie Court and now a famous Hollywood actress. Maeve asks Merry to perform a fertility rite that will permit her to have a child by her dying human husband. In return, she will tell the princess that the reason for her exile.
Merry's uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion shows new and disturbing interest in Merry and invites her to the Seelie Court. Meanwhile, the Nameless, a spell formed to hold all the wild magics of the faerie, attacks Maeve Reed's home. It is finally defeated by Merry and her companions, Merry herself showing for the first time her second Hand of Power--the Hand of Blood. The result of the destruction of the Nameless is the release of the magic which formed it. This magic transfers itself to the victors, who begin to exhibit unforeseen side effects.
"Il mio nome è Merry Gentry e lavoro presso un'agenzia investigativa di Los Angeles. È una copertura, un nascondiglio che mi ha permesso di allontanarmi dai pericoli e dagli inganni che dominano la mia terra natale. Perché io sono anche la Principessa Meredith, erede del più oscuro trono faerie. Certo, ho grandi poteri, ma a che prezzo? A quale parte della mia umanità ho dovuto rinunciare e quanta crudeltà ho dovuto accogliere nel mio cuore? Avrei il diritto di regnare su un mondo segnato per secoli dalla violenza e dal sangue, ma, per farlo, dovrei rinunciare a tutto ciò che ritengo giusto. In questo momento, poi, sono anche coinvolta in una serie di delitti misteriosi e terrificanti, e soltanto io posso trovare l'assassino. Ciò che la polizia umana non capisce, infatti, è che quegli omicidi minacciano anche il mondo Faerie e rischiano di distruggerlo. Davanti a me si stende una rete di pericoli e di dolore: riuscirò a spezzarla? O le forze oscure, guidate da mio cugino Cel, la renderanno sempre più fitta sinché non mi ucciderà?"
Arilin said on Dec 03, 2009, 22:19
Zhye said on Sep 29, 2007, 06:15
I enjoyed the start of the Meredith Gentry series. There was so much going on and character interaction, not just the main personality internal agitation. I like how the world is setup and how the preconceptions are written with a duh! factor. The way Merry has these aha moments, helps lead where the author wants to go. However, I noticed that the later books refer to things that were in earlier books.
Freyja's Child said on Sep 20, 2007, 02:02
bluetyson said on Mar 03, 2007, 00:52