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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,707 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Narrator: Claudia Black Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Meredith Gentry Series Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780739370452
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I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child -- twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children.

Bearing an heir has placed me halfway to my aunt’s throne, that much closer to my reign over the Unseelie Court -- and well ahead of her son, my cousin Cel, in this race. Now I must stay alive to see my children born and claim my place as queen.

But not all in faerie are pleased with the news, and conspirators from every court in the realm plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel. But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the goblins and the sluagh, who will stand by me.

I am Meredith Nic Essus, and those who would defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price -- for I am truly my father’s daughter. To protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anything–even if it means waging a great battle against my darkest enemies and making the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Altadawn | 1/30/2014

    " This series gets better and better with each book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morganna | 1/16/2014

    " Guilty pleasure from the library "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 1/5/2014

    " I love the fantasy of Fairies, etc. But this book has it all - sex (and lots of it - not for the shy), mystery, love, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alarrah | 1/2/2014

    " this was a good book i cant tell u what it was about but thats because of my memory but i think its the one where the queen drags the one guy around by his intestines "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ☺~Tina~☺ | 12/22/2013

    " Finally Merry learn that you can't always get what you want with kindness. There is a line, you can be to nice and appear weak. She had one busy day in this book, they didn't give her a moments rest. Everyone was trying to kill her and her guard/lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 12/5/2013

    " What a good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ac | 3/3/2013

    " just came in can't wait to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 2/25/2013

    " Absolutely love this series.. I've read all the Anita Blake books as well and love the way Laurell K. Hamilton writes.. I will be looking forward to more books in the series as well as other books she writes in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgana | 2/22/2013

    " This latest addition is a masterpiece! Laurell K. Hamilton's Meredith Gentry series is a true work of art! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PM | 9/26/2012

    " This was probably my fav of the Merry Gentry Series, but then I do love a little romance and this one had it. Go Doyle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DaNela | 5/29/2012

    " Nope, this was my favorite Merry book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liane Manso | 1/17/2012

    " I love this series! Every single one has been a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiani | 7/21/2011

    " Most of the book I loved, but the ending left me feeling like LKH had gotten bored and decided to just give a nice, clean ending. The ending was too sudden and left you thinking "HUH? That's it!?!?" I was very dissappointed and felt very cheated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/5/2011

    " very action packed! Love this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 4/25/2011

    " Same old, same old... magic... intrigue... until the end when, OH HAY WUT??? [spoilers removed] So yeah, nothing special, just another day in the life of Merry Gentry, fertility deity par excelance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidsel | 4/15/2011

    " There were some great moments.in it, but not the best in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 3/29/2011

    " Merdith Learned That there she Could rule and be Like her Father , so she had to be Ruthles to Put fear in her people . Also The Queen and Meredith Learned Who Killed her Father . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 3/5/2011

    " Thought this was maybe the best in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/4/2011

    " Ah, my Doyle. I absolutely want to live in her universe. <G> "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/1/2011

    " I loved it. I know some lines become tedious, but I wanted to know what was going to happen so badly that I overlooked it. I loved how this one ended, though at times I wanted to scream or cry! It worked out pretty well though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 2/7/2011

    " The story is starting to wander off the deep end ala Anita Blake. Instead of having a curve, this book tries to maintain emergency for the whole length of it, which is a little frustrating. Seems like the story could've been wrapped up here, but instead is being dragged on a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/27/2011

    " The last two chapters were the BEST!!! now i'm very happy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PM | 1/22/2011

    " This was probably my fav of the Merry Gentry Series, but then I do love a little romance and this one had it. Go Doyle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/18/2011

    " This is what I'd imagine a well written romance novel should be. Although, it was lacking in some essential "romance" if you know what I mean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 1/6/2011

    " I really like this book from the series. This is probably my favorite. A little sad as to the ending but we will see what happens in the next one! "

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About the Author
Author Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels as well as twenty acclaimed Anita Blake novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.