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Divine Misdemeanors: (Merry Gentry 8) (A Merry Gentry Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Laurell K. Hamilton
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Book Description

Some know her as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Others as Merry Gentry, LA private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, her life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama.

Among her own kind, she has confronted enemies, endured the treachery and malevolence of her kith and kin, and honoured her duty to conceive a royal heir...all so she could claim a throne. But now she's turned her back on court and crown in favour of exile in the human world.

However, while she may have rejected the throne, she cannot abandon her people. Someone is killing the fey. The LAPD are baffled and Merry is worried: her kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. And it's not just these murders that concern her. It appears mortals who she once healed with magic are now able to perform miracles themselves - a phenomenon that's wreaking havoc on relations between man and fey and provoking suspicions of forbidden powers.

So much for leaving blood and politics behind her. Merry had dreamed of a quiet life, but evil knows no borders and it seems nobody lives forever - not even the immortal...

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    Book Description

    Rich, sensual and brimming with dark, dangerous magic, the new Merry Gentry novel from the New York Times bestselling queen of paranormal romance...

    From the Back Cover

    Meet Meredith Gentry

    She's half human, half faerie.

    She's a private eye, and heir to a throne.

    And she had turned her back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world with her beloved ones beside her.

    But now someone is killing the Fey, the LAPD are baffled and Merry cannot stand by and watch her people die.

    So much for leaving blood and politics behind her: it seems Evil knows no borders and nobody lives forever - even if they are magical...

    Laurell K. Hamilton's Divine Misdemeanors

    Thrill to the pleasures and the perils contained within...

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 869 KB
    • Print Length: 432 pages
    • Publisher: Transworld Digital (30 Mar. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003IQ16A6
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Laurell K. Hamilton is the bestselling author of the acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She lives near St Louis with her husband, her daughter, two dogs and an ever-fluctuating number of fish.

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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Pretend the series ended at book 7 23 Jan. 2010
    I was quite surprised to see another Merry Gentry novel on the shelf at my local library, as I'd assumed Swallowing Darkness was the final installment, it seemed to wrap things up pretty nicely. I'm still not quite sure what Divine Misdemeanors is meant to be, though I did check the title page several times to check I'd not picked up some of the worst type of fan fiction by mistake. Merry goes back to her old job as a PI, though life and notoriety and being pregnant are making having a quiet life pretty tricky. And Merry has sex, with lots of different men, and then another bit of crime happens, then more sex, etc. Half the characters suddenly start being argumentative, and the rest seem to appear from nowhere (I'm surely not the only one to have lost track as to who is who in her large entourage of guards), and what interesting subplot there is about the Goddess' intervention and the effects of Merry's power on the outside world keeps getting sidetracked into more arguments and mainly un-arousing sex (for a series that can be summed up as "faery porn" usually in a good way this is not a plus point. The book was by turns confusing, tedious and repetitive - Merry's insights into the fey were very handy for the police detective but they both seemed to have short memories as the second time Merry mentioned the exact same fact, the detective took it as new information. Um?

    Avoid, avoid, avoid.

    (Which Merry Gentry book contains the England-based plot given in the Amazon review, incidently, I would love to know, because it sure ain't this one, which stays firmly in LA.)
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing 1 Feb. 2010
    By Kash VINE VOICE
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    I agree with many of the other reviews of this book especially around the direction the series is taking. After getting mid-way through the Anita Blake books and them losing all sense of a story I found myself preferring this series. But LKH is taking the Merry books in the same direction as the anita blake books. There is now no difference between the series, the focus is solely on how many men/ paranormal beings the female lead caharacter can have sex with. Without the massive sections of the book which focusses on all the sexual encounters the story would take up less than 100 pages!!!
    I will no longer buy LKH books as soon as they are released - I will be waiting until they are a lot cheaper and I can trust that they have a proper story line.

    What a shame as this series started off so well.
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    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars I keep hoping its going to get better... 8 Feb. 2010
    By Read Me
    I think like a lot of Laurell K Hamilton's reviewers if you're a loyal fan then you'll read this book and the next Anita Blake one anyway. Yet sooo many of the reviews on here are negative that I do wonder why everyone carries on.

    Firstly I always prefered Merry to Anita as at least with her you always knew what you were getting (which tends to be sex and politics) whereas Anita Blake seems to have an identity crisis for the last 5 books. This novel sees Merry in a sort of self enforced exile in LA, living as normal a life as the pregnant sidhe princess of the Unseelie Court can. Her job with Jeremy's detective agency is back on and she is trying to help the police solve some demi-fey murders. All good so far - sounds like a plot. Yet as ever its the confusion of things - too many guards, too many lovers, what power has Galen got again? Do I care that Barinthus's hair looks like the sea? Can I actually remember all the fathers of Merry's babies? Sometimes it even appears as though Hamilton knows she's got too many characters and some of them get the briefest of mentions in this book.

    If anything this book seems more like a filler used to illustrate that Merry and her guards are out of fairie now and see where this leads them. Hopefully some of the things that are hinted at in this novel (Barinthus's power struggles, the soldier's hold on Merry's powers, the Goblin unrest) will be expanded on in the next and we'll be back to political backbiting and plotting deaths in no time.
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    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Why is there another book? 19 April 2010
    I have no idea what has happened to LKH, is she just milking it for everything its worth? Whats happened to Anite Blake? And now whats happening to Merry? As far as I understood the whole purpose of the fey series was that Merry wanted to get pregnant in order to gain the crown. In book 7 she becomes pregnant and also sacrifices the crown. Therefore that is a conclusion to a series! So why is there another book? Its like having Titanic 2- there is nothing to say! LKH seems unable to end at a good time. She should have ended this at book 7 and Anita Blake god knows how many books ago. Quit whilst you're ahead.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Plagiarism rules, OK? 1 Feb. 2010
    I keep buying Laurell K Hamilton's books on the strength of the excellent start of the series,particularly the Anita Blake books, but I'm having serious doubts about continuing. One of her reviewers pointed out once that Laurell plagiarises herself like no other author. Well, I suppose if you hit on ingredients that work, it's understandable to reuse them. However, faithful follower that I have been, even I admit that the two series are now so close to each other that it's hard to tell them apart, except that one series is about vampires and werewolves and the other about fairies (sorry, unpronouncable sidhe). Both have turned into a category of sexual gratifications with each lead female character - for purely altruistic purposes - as they work their way through all their male devotees and companions. Even the male characters are hard to tell apart sometimes. Was that Galen or Nathaniel? Asher or Killing Frost? I've said it before: Laurell needs to get back on track with a satisfying plot. Divine Misdemeanours does have a thread of one, but it fizzles out lamely. No super-sleuthing for Merry: she spends most of her detective hours fending off the papparazzi with her security team of lesser gods.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    Very disappointed with the way these books are heading, and now have no interest in buying any more.
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    Published 9 months ago by Colleen Walsh
    5.0 out of 5 stars great condition, am delighted
    Quick delivery, great condition, am delighted. Many thanks!
    Published 9 months ago by Jacqueline Armstrong
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    good book
    Published 9 months ago by Penny Cook
    3.0 out of 5 stars I'm sorry LKH this wasn't your best work.
    I am still a huge fan but I feel like you gave in to criticism in this book and lost yourself. It's almost as if you thought 'if this is what people think they're getting then why... Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Bex79
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Such a long wait between the books in this series! But worth the wait!
    Published 11 months ago by butterfly60
    5.0 out of 5 stars great book
    As always a great book just need more of them,
    Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read.
    Laurell K Hamilton is in a league of her own. Feisty, witty and very sexy. A brilliant read.
    Published 12 months ago by JanDaw
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Brilliant book
    Published 13 months ago by jo robinson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Back to her best!
    This book had everything anyone could want from a Merry Gentry novel; lots of sex (of course), some detective work, more characters that you just want to know more and more about,... Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
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