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This book is number 6 in the "Meredith Gentry" series by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the continuing story of her life, that she is a real "Faerie Princess" and her bid for the throne of the "Unseelie Court". It is riddled with intrigue, plots against her life and about those she loves. These books are part of one of the best series in the fantasy genre. I would recommend them to anyone over the age of consent as there are frequent sexual scenes that are well written, so that they aren't at all smutty. I would let my 16 year old read them. Well done yet again Ms Hamilton! ☺️
I used to be a huge fan of Laurell K. Hamilton's books. That was, until the plot got railroaded in favour of sex.
I didn't mind if the sex scenes had a reason behind them, as they tend to in the Merry Gentry books, but I admit that I put off reading this book, until I had a holiday coming up.
Now I wish I hadn't waited! I'm glad I took two books with me, even though I'm not a fast reader, because I finished this in a single day! It usually takes a few weeks for me to read a book about this size, but once I started it, I couldn't put it down! That says a lot about this book.
The story starts slow, but as it grows you find yourself sympathising with Merry... when the moment that this book was written for comes, you feel the same emotions that Merry does (trying not to spoil it for you), I even shed a tear at this point, and I'm not afraid to admit it!
It is a good book, easy to read and a welcome return to form for LKH!
Yet as it's part of a series it just leaves me wanting more. I do love this series and there were some interesting revelations and some really tear inducing moments. I wasn't as impressed with this book as others in the series and yet it hasn't put me off the series or even made me lower my rating. There are a few too many men in my opinion and it can get a little confusing and yet I just can't quite put one of Merry's books down until I absolutely have to. There is something very irresistible about them.