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“Not as good as the first book I feel although there is a lot less sexual detail thankfully. She's managed to just simply describe them going to bed or leaving bed together trusting us as the reader to understand what the blank spot entails. I felt the ending was a little bit rushed as the whole...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I don't know why I keep reading these books. You think Twilight was bad? This is like a train wreck you just can't look away from. The smut DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE ANYMORE.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Princess Meredith NicEssus, a member of the high court of faerie. I was a real life faerie princess. three months have gone by sense her aunt the Queen of Darkness announced Meredith as a heir to her throne if she can get Pregnant. right now she has three lovers Nicca who is the Queens spy, Frost, and Rhys." Rhys was once called the Lord of Relics." Relics is a old poetic word. It means Corpse." Doyle and Marry have not done the deed he wants to wait " I am a power to be reckoned with Meredith, and i want you to never forget that.". and Galen is still injured from Queen Niceven the Demi-fey. Merry call's Niceven and negotiated she helps Galen get better and Merry will let her drink her blood. she will also let her drink her blood once a week for a alliance. Frost is the most distracting of the guards that Merry sleeps with, Merry is in love with Frost. "Frost with Doyle in my bed looking like that and all the waiting i still want you. My body begins to ache when you're not with me," Doyle finally agrees to get in Merry's bed. That lone clear evil belling of the Gabriel Ratchets the dark hounds of the wild hunt. Doyle has two aunts whose true forms are dogs his grandmother was one of the hounds of the great hunt his grandfather was a phouka so evil he bred in dog form with the wild hunt.a shape-shifter" " I stared into Doyle's eyes and found nothing but need a need like nothing i'd ever seen in any man it went beyond desire." She has her friend the goblin Kitto, so they are in Los Angels and merry is still working as a P.I. Cel, Merry's Cousin and Son to the Queen has been trying to make attacks on her but her bodyguards and Loves don't leave her side. they keep her protected. Merry gets a case at work Maeve Reed, the golden goddess of Hollywood she was goddess Conchenn,of beauty and spring, until King Taranis, the king of light and Illusion had exiled her from the seelie court. The rumor was that she would be the Seelie's next Queen then suddenly she was exiled. King Taranis is merry's great-uncle and technically she was fifth in line to his throne. Merry's Mother was part of the seelie court and see had abandoned merry to the Unseelie to further her own political ambitions. The great pure seelie court, how they look down on children if a child is born deformed the babies go to the Unseelie court. they take in the monsters, those pure seelie monsters. Maeve Reed has asked for merry to come see her. She goes and meets Maeve, Merry wants to know why Maeve was exiled, and Maeve wants something from merry something that she would risk her very life for. "Maeve I want a child." A hundred years ago. the high king of faerie Taranis, was ready to put aside his wife, Conan of Cuala, they'd been a couple for a hundred years and had no child."he asked Maeve to take her place as his bride. she refused him. "she told taranis no because she believe he is sterile. it isn't the women but the king who is incapable of making a heir. "He demanded i tell him why i would not have him as husband i said i wished to have a child and i didn't believe that he could give me one." Maeve's husband Gordon was dying they wanted a child. so Merry agrees to help them. Merry's aunt call's Queen Andais she tells them " the Nameless is free" she believes that it was set free to go after Merry. When the nameless was created Rhys lost the power to raise armies of the dead so did Doyle and frost they all lost something when the Nameless was created. One of the detective that Merry is friends with Lucy called merry and her gang to come look at a crime sen a lot of people have died Rhys and Frost sense Magic when they get there,. The Elder ones ghosts of the first gods. somebody set them free and if they suck the life out of a lot of people they can be reincarnated. this is the third crime sen. Kitto gets really sick and almost fades. come to find out he had sidhe and Merry heals him.. King invites Merry to a yule ball held in her honor but Merry does not excepted. they are trying to figure out who had set the Nameless free and the ghost of the elder gods. " So in order to get a their little war started they have to get away with it. if its proven to the courts that a sidhe magic is at work but cant be proven Suspicion mounts on both sides and the nameless only a sidhe could freed it Maybe or maybe we've got two traitors siobhan could have raised the elder gods and someone from the other court could have freed the nameless. Someone is preparing for war." So Merry gets the cure for galen and her and him get this heat they've been sharing cooled off they perform an fertility spell and help Maeve and her husband Gordon get pregnant. " merry made a vow sworn to protect the men from Andais. Sense Merry declined King Taranis invitation to the yule ball Merry's mother Princess Besaba the bride of peace. contacts her Merry refuses to go. King Taranis contacts Meredith and talks to her he uses is powers to persuade her to come to the court but Doyle, Frost an Kitto helped her so she didn't give in The king and queen have been trying to seduce one another or kill one another for centuries. Killing or seduction is there a third choice . they found their third choice merry Taranis seeks to control you and through you eventually the Unseelie court. Lucy contacts Merry again their was another crime theres one survivor Bucca was once worshipped as a god now he's this "thing" he was the one to set the elder ghost free. "King of the seelie court had him raise these hungry ghost He wanted them to kill Maeve Reed and Taranis is the one that has been hiding the nameless an set if free " I raised the starvin ones with a little help from Taranis, but Taranis raised the Nameless with only a little help from me." Bucca was controlling the elder ghost but they got free from him Taranis is controlling the nameless. Merry goes over to Maeve the nameless is their trying to get past Maeve wards the guys step in and try and wound it as most of her men are hurt merry steps in and she discovers her second hand of power the hand of blood she helps get the Nameless contained they bury it and hide it from any others that want to uses it. most of the men regained there powers that the nameless had taken " Merry and Galens new power will come a little at a time. Merry is princess of Flesh and blood. Merry got the queen to give merry the men so everyone who comes her way is hers's she's keeping them. Merry must be with child soon or none of the rest matters.”sherri w wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just keeps getting better.”Pyewacket wrote this review Thursday, May 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked book 1 in the series better. Hoping book 3 keeps me interested more!”amywbowman wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In her role as supernatural detective, Merry and her band of guards and lovers are faced with investigating mysterious mass deaths in California, despite resistance and prejudice from local authorities. In her role as would-be queen to the sidhe, she continues to investigate her convoluted and perilous political position, to nurture alliances, to consolidate her power base, and above all to try to get pregnant (which is, after all, the only way to actually become Queen and thus survive). I really like the Anita Blake series. I read this series because...well, it was there and there was no Anita Blakes while these were being written. I didn't dislike the series, I just became werry of the character of Merry. Okay - she was a fae Anita Blake.”Carol wrote this review Wednesday, April 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“THE BEST SERIES IVE EVER READ, Laurell K Hamilton has now hooked me into the Fae world and thats all I wanna read now, although no other books compare to hers. ;(”Arianne Foster wrote this review Friday, August 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is such a fast paced book, but it is never confusing. Great, entertaining writing.”Corryn V wrote this review Friday, July 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I don't know why I keep reading these books. You think Twilight was bad? This is like a train wreck you just can't look away from. The smut DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE ANYMORE.”Tya H wrote this review Friday, June 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked book two maybe more than book one but not sure. The plot was great picking up right after the first. You get more of an indepth look into the characters not much because there seems to be a balancing act going on. Merry is walking on egg shells around both courts and making allies to try and save her neck. An exiled fey contacts Merry in hope of something she can bless her with and an unnamed force is released to silence them.”Anna C wrote this review Wednesday, May 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well, this book certainly sucked me in and I don't have a clue when it happened. A Kiss of Shadows, the first book, was good and definitely picked up after the first half but this book was good from the beginning. The only problems are getting used to all the descriptions and dealing with the ongoing "discussions" of everything!
Meredith is a stand up person. She is not swayed by good or evil but she does what is right and she takes care of her people. Her journey is very interesting, especially to see how she is coming into her powers and how she is learning to be a Queen.
All the guys are still intriguing. They are all good guys but enough different that there should be one you will like. I like how we are still learning bits and pieces of them too. Plus with what happened at the end, there will definitely be some changes.
The sex scenes weren't bad. I can see how Merry is developing stronger feelings for some of them but I still don't have a clue who she would pick if she had to pick just one. The scene with Kitto wasn't as bad as I thought. I think it would be better if I didn't think of him as being a kid!! It will be interesting to meet some of the new guard and see how they react with the current ones.
I enjoyed all the scenes with her mother, the King and Maeve. I liked seeing how Merry stood up to them and I'm looking forward to the next book. ”