Meredith's aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her usual sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to her niece, hiding among humans in Los Angeles. The queen's mission to get Meredith pregnant and beat her cousin Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though Meredith spends each night with the queen's immortal guards, no child has come of their decadent pleasures. But something else in happening. Enemies are growing in number every day. Meredith's magic surges through her like never before, transforming her in wild an unpredictable ways. And Meredith is just beginning to learn what incredible power she possesses......Continua
decisamente uno dei miei libri preferiti della serie di Merry, forse il mio preferito in assoluto!
però una cosa che mi innervosisce parecchio è che Merry continua a dire che ama sia Doyle che Frost, ma Doyle di più...allora dì che ami solo Doyle e basta, xchè se uno lo ami di più allora ami solo lui, no?! e poi...povero Frost soprattutto! vabbè su ste cose la Hamilton ha tutte le sue idee xciò...va bene così!
la soluzione dei vari padri mi sembra un po' una soluzione "di comodo" ...troppo facile se c'era un padre solo, vero? la storia non andava più avanti, vero? perciò anche questo...va bene così!
stupendo il capitolo dove Frost racconta qualcosa del suo passato...devo ammettere che ho pianto...e poi quello che dice a Merry alla fine di quel capitolo...wow...vale tutto il libro!!
“I looked behind me to Doyle and Frost. They stood behind me like darkness and snow made real, and that wasn’t far from the truth.”
“Which one are you staring at the most? [...] Frost or Doyle; light or dark?”
“[...] If they thought it was safe, they’d move, and get me out of the room. Until that moment they were offering their lives to shield mine. Once I’d been relieved to know that. Now some of them were as precious to me as my own life. I had to know what was happening.”
“We knew going into this that only one man can be king. Even I think that Doyle and Frost together make a good ruling pair for you. Too bad that even among the Darkness and the Killing Frost there will be a winner and a loser.”
“I love you, Frost, but loving you means that I will have to watch you stay young and handsome and perfect while I age. This body that you love will not remain. I will grow old and I will know death, and I will be forced to look at you every day and know that you do not understand. When I am very old, you will still take off your clothes and be as beautiful as you are now.”
“I watched her fade, but I loved her always. Because it was her love that made me real, Merry. Not faerie, not wild magic, but the magic of love. I thought I was giving up what life I had to save Rose, but the consort had asked if I would give up everything I was, and I did. I became what she needed me to be. When I realized that I would not age with her I wept, because I could not imagine being without her. [...] I will love you always. When this red hair is white, I will still love you. When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin. When your face is full of the lines of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face, I will treasure you all the more, because I was there to see it all. I will share your life with you, Meredith, and I will love you until the last breath leaves your body or mine.”
“I told you once that I would rather die than go back to her. I meant it, Meredith. [...] I still mean it.”...Continua
Dopo una dichiarazione del genere non si può non amare questo libro..
I will love you always. When this red hair is white, I will still love you. When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin. When your face is full of the lines of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face, I will treasure you all the more, because I was there to see it all......Continua