Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry, #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry #9)A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Shiver of Light
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Merry Gentry, #9
Pages: 372
Publisher: Berkley
Date: June 3, 2014


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.


So far, this is the last of the Meredith Gentry books and I NEED another one. It’s been two years since its publication and that is way too long. At the very least, I need a hint that there is going to be another book and when it will be released.

Can you tell I love this series? I am a longtime fan of LKH’s Anita Blake series, but I wonder sometimes if I don’t like this one even more. They are set in completely different worlds, but both series are wonderful.

Now I’m trying to decide what I can say without spoilers. The book has been out for over two years as I said, so it shouldn’t be a problem, but . . .
Nope. No spoilers. I can’t do that to you.

And without spoilers, I can’t really say much about the content of the book. There are a tremendous amount of subplots going on.

Taranis and Andais are causing problems, so nothing new there. Although, Andais is trying to form a relationship that will allow her access to the babies. Merry’s relationships with her men seem to be solidifying. The Goddess is still strongly in support of Merry and her Court and new Faery land continues to appear.

It sounds like things are working out as well as they ever have for Merry, which is not really all that peaceful, but this is Merry’s world.

And then there is the end of the book.

Nope. Not saying a word. You have to read it.

And you will be like me . . . when are we getting another book?!?

This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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