Friday, July 25, 2014

A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry Book 9) Review

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Amazon Storyline: 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.

My Thoughts: Hamilton finally continued to story of Merry Genty. The last book was released in 2009 so many of the fans were excited to hear that we would get a new installment to the series. I think a few of the fans may have given up on the series but I must say that you need to come back. Hamilton draws you back into the world that she has created quite well and you will find yourself quickly reinvested in the series.

The Good: Hamilton finally moves the story along and the babies are born, named, and father's revealed. Great forward movement of the story and a shocking tragedy occurs.

The Bad: Hamilton constantly repeats herself with the descriptions of Sholto, Darkness, Frost, and Rhys. I find myself skipping over the purple darkness and little Jackie Frost descriptions. It can get to be a bit annoying and feels like unnecessary filler.

Overall: Pick up the book. You will be happy with it. I look forward to seeing where the story goes. Hopefully it will not be another five years before we get another book.

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