By Laurell K. Hamilton
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. criminal identify Meredith Gentry, simply because “Princess” seems to be so pretentious on a driver’s license. i used to be the 1st faerie princess born on American soil, yet I wouldn’t be the single one for far longer...
Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was once descended from fertility goddesses, but if she discovered she used to be approximately to have triplets, she started to comprehend what that may suggest. Infertility has plagued the excessive ranks of faerie for hundreds of years. Now nobles of either courts of faerie are coming to courtroom Merry and her males, at their domestic in exile within the Western Lands of l. a., simply because they're going to do something to have infants in their own.
Taranis, King of sunshine and phantasm, is a extra risky challenge. He attempted to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s utilizing the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of many infants is his. And although Merry understands she used to be already pregnant while he took her, she can’t end up it.
To keep herself and her infants from Taranis she's going to use the main risky powers in all of faerie: a god of loss of life, a warrior often called the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. they're her fans, and her dearest loves, and they're going to face down the may of the excessive courts of faerie—while attempting to maintain the warfare from spreading to blameless people in l. a., who're at risk of changing into collateral harm.
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A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry, Book 9) by Laurell K. Hamilton