By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Meredith Gentry, princess and inheritor obvious to the throne within the realm of faerie, onetime inner most investigator within the mortal international. To be topped queen, i need to first proceed the royal bloodline and provides delivery to an inheritor of my very own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, may be loose to do what she so much wishes: set up her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me. My royal guards encompass me, and my most sensible loved–my Darkness and my Killing Frost–are constantly beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the probability grows higher. For regardless of all my carnal efforts, I stay childless, whereas the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates stay tireless. So my bodyguards and i've slipped again into la, hoping to outrun the collection shadows of courtroom intrigue. yet even exile isn’t adequate to flee the clutch of these with darkish designs.Now King Taranis, strong and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie court docket, has leveled accusations opposed to my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has long gone as far as to invite the mortal professionals to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that look ahead to them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i experience that his actual aim is me. He attempted to kill me while i used to be a toddler. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover version.
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Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 06 A Lick of Frost Shelby turned to us. \" \"No,\" I said. \" \"Mr. Shelby, you\'re being magically manipulated,\" I said, smiling at him. He frowned at me. \" \"I know you don\'t,\" I said. I turned to Taranis. \"What you are doing to them is illegal by human law. \" \"I have not asked for human aid,\" he said. \" \"Queen Andais advised me against it, and she is my queen and my father\'s sister. \" It had actually been more of an order. She\'d said that whatever evil Taranis had planned I should avoid him.
To discover that I might be the heir to his rival court would mean that his treatment of me had been worse than politically incorrect. He had made me his enemy, or so he might think. He was far from the only noble in both courts to find themselves scrambling to make amends for a lifetime of ill treatment. \" \"You do not know the pleasures of the Seelie Court, Meredith. \" His voice was like the ringing of bells. It was almost music on the very air. Nelson started walking toward the mirror again.
I smell nothing but the corruption that stands behind you. \" \"He is being tended by a human wizard by now. \" \"More lies,\" he said, but there was something in his face that belied the strength of his protests. \"I have bedded these men. \" \"You are part human, Meredith. \" The wind grew, and pushed at the surface of the mirror, with its bits of floating herbs, like wind on water. I watched the glass ripple. \" His voice was ugly with anger, and something else. I realized in that moment that Taranis was mad.