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A Stroke of Midnight - Laurell K. Hamilton
A Stroke of Midnight
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I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home–because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my... show more
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home–because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my human side will I have to give up, and how much of the sinister side of faerie will I have to embrace? To sit on a throne that has ruled through bloodshed and violence for centuries, I might have to become that which I dread the most.Enemies watch my every move. My cousin Cel strives to have me killed even now from his prison cell. But not all the assassination attempts are his. Some Unseelie nobles have waited centuries for my aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, to become weak enough that she might be toppled from her throne. Enemies unforeseen move against us–enemies who would murder the least among us.The threat will drive us to allow human police into faerie for the first time in our history. I need my allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead me into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen’s new captain of her guard. Our passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await me–and danger, as well, for some at that court seek only death.I will find new joys with the butterfly-winged demi-fey. My guards and I will show all of faerie that violence and sex are as popular among the sidhe as they are among the lesser fey of our court. The Darkness will weep, and Frost will comfort him. The gentlest of my guards will find new strength and break my heart. Passions undreamed of await us–and my enemies gather, for the future of both courts of faerie begins to unravel.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345443601 (0345443608)
ASIN: 345443608
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
Series: Merry Gentry (#4)
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The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it
3.0 A Stroke of Midnight
Merry is racing against time...there has been a murder within the Sithin, one of the Unseelie and a human reporter to be exact. The politics is still there, greater than ever as well as the race to get Merry pregnant before Cel is free from his torture. It is interesting that some places has this s...
mlsimmons
mlsimmons rated it
4.0 A Stroke of Midnight (Merry Gentry #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton Audiobook Review
Another re-listen for me as I prepare for book nine. This book is very similar to the reason many people left the Anita Blake series. I didn't remember the amount of sex in this book, but it is a lot. Merry is trying to solve a double homicide that happens in the Fairy Mound, but is constantly in...
My reads
My reads rated it
2.5 Laurell K. Hamilton: Merry Gentry series
I re-read the Merry Gentry series during the summer. I had read it for the first time some time in 2007 or 2008, before the last two books were out. There are elements I like in this series - why else would I re-read it? The way Merry isn't a pampered fairy princess, but someone who tries to make...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 A Stroke of Midnight
Yet more sex in this story of Merry Gentry trying to get pregnant so she can take the throne. Interesting but nothing amazing. Sometimes the characters almost seem like parodies of their original selves.
The Reading Obsession
The Reading Obsession rated it
0.0
Please let this be a clock sort of stroke, not a sex sort of stroke.
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