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Laurell K. Hamilton
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3 Jun 2014 Meredith Gentry Novels (Book 9)

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 the both courts of faerie are coming to woo Merry and her men at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have offspring 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 children 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 Merry 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 contain the war, to keep it from spreading to those innocent humans who are in very real danger of becoming collateral damage...

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (3 Jun 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425255662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425255667
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 789,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The multi-million copy selling author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series makes her long-awaited return to the dangerously addictive and scarily sensual world of faerie princess Merry Gentry... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because princess looks so pretentious on a driver’s licence. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but 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 it was only when she learned she was going to have triplets that she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has been the curse of the high ranks of faerie for centuries and now the nobility – of both sexes and of both courts – are coming to Los Angeles to woo the exiled Merry and her male courtiers. They will do anything to have children of their own.

But the attentions of Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, are a more pressing – and deadly – problem. He once forced himself upon Merry – and now he is claiming one of her children as his own.

To save herself and her babies, Merry calls upon the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and they will confront the high courts of faerie – and do whatever it takes to contain the war that threatens to engulf innocent humans now in very real danger of becoming collateral damage . . .

Five years after Divine Misdemeanors, Merry Gentry is back – and her life’s become a lot more complicated . . . and even more dangerous.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This series is done. 5 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover
As fans of the series know, this book has been a long time coming. Many people, myself included, worried that the series had been abandoned to writers block and wouldn't be finished. Considering the 5 year wait, I think fans are going to be incredibly disappointed. I know I was. I think after this installment I may just leave the series altogether.

I quickly grew tired of how the author couldn't be bothered to come up with a plot, and so has filled the book with sex, the last couple of pages of the book offer some explanation, but this was totally ridiculous. The "plot" is so incredibly rubbish, and you have to squint to find it...and maybe use a magnifying glass.

Merry spends the entire time talking about all of her husbands...gives birth to triplets...but you still don't find out who fathered them. At all. There's a death that's gonna hardcore piss people off. The plot pacing/timing/flow was all wrong. I mean, 5 years waiting for this? What a joke.

The book tried to take you on an emotional journey or whatever, but I pretty much felt nothing except annoyance and boredom the whole way through. The book didn't inspire any of the emotions the author was probably going for. Not to mention it falls in to the category of "so predictable it hurts".

Considering the genre this falls in to and the whole fae thing, it says a hell of a lot when I turn around and say that this entire book is unrealistic. Don't get me started on the babies. Just don't.

I was so bored by this book I took any excuse to put it down. Any excuse. Nothing happens, as I said, there's no plot. It is over 300 pages of nothing. Everything happens and is wrapped up within a couple of pages. I'm seriously not joking.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So happy I did not pay money to read this... 6 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I have recommended Laurel K. Hamilton to hundreds and hundreds od readers - I work in the right place to do so.
I fell in love with this series even more than I fell in love with Anita Blake's and always enjoyed the constant twists and turns and loved the shocks of destiny that it used to present us with.
Yes, used to present us with...! I am so very sorry that the author has written this book. It ruins the series in so many ways it should be considered a crime to the genre!

No-jokes:
-this is a hardback with 372 pages;
-there is only one thing that happens in the whole book that we did not know about already;
-the book is a waste of time with no plot - we expected that a pregnant woman at some point will eventually give birth so that can not be called a plot;
-where I have read previous books in a matter of hours as I couldn't put them down it took me a whole week with this one and if I could get the time back somehow I would;

Story line no-jokes:
-we loved the nice little shocks and when Doyle and Frost announced their love for each other it was great. More and more people continue doing that - and very boringly keep talking about the fact that it's brotherly love or just keep staring in each other's eyes... and nothing else;
-after we all thought that the boring mortality issue was left behind and in previous books was kind of hinted that it's not an issue any more, somehow the talk is back again - just talk as usual and more and more talk. Fascination with the immortal is kind of killed off if they are mortal, isn't it? We know everything about mortality - who wants to hear some more? Oh, yes, I don't need a book for that - I can just put the news on...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay 3 Jun 2014
By FireFly
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have loved this series but this book was a bit of a downer for me and I don't think I'll be getting the next one. There's lots of rambling and undoing of previous things. More panic about Merry's mortality spreading although in the last few books she was less mortal and her opponents in several duels survived mortal wounds. There's lots of emotional baggage and therapy talk which I thought was more Anita Blake than Merry Gentry, the lack of pyschoanalysing was one of the reasons I liked this series. But almost nothing happened in this book, perhaps if the main events had been condensed into a novella I would have liked it better. But I just couldn't bring myself to care about anything that happened. It was too random and very cliche.

My recommendation, if you've not read this series go back to the beginning and read the first one. If you have read all the other books, well, I'd say save your money and find a new series as I wish I had done. I believe this one is flailing beyond rescue.

All the same, happy reading.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish!! 10 Jun 2014
By penance
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Why did I bother wasting my time and money on this worthless trash? This is the same bland tripe she has been spewing out for years. Why bother?Hamilton is obviously a narcissist too wrapped up in herself to truly create anything new or innovative. If you have read one of these you have read all of them. Although I did enjoy the first three books. There is nothing new or interesting, we get the same repeatedly rehashed phrases that make me cringe. To be honest I skimmed through useless swathes of s*** just to get to the end of this pointless masturbation exercise in order to feel like I spent my hard earned money on something worthwhile instead of just deleting it fifty pages in. This book, like so many of her others, could have easily been reduced to fifty pages. Therefore it must be the money the author is focussing on. Extremely disappointed and will not be reading anything from her again as she is undeserving of anymore of my time and money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I’m a big fan of the Anita Blake series and loved the Meredith Gentry...
Laurell K Hamilton has been one of my fav authors for a long time. I’m a big fan of the Anita Blake series and loved the Meredith Gentry books (although some were a bit hit and... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Nicky Peacock Author
2.0 out of 5 stars not so good
I have read all the merry gentry series and really liked the books was super excited to find out there was a new one I even reread the others so as not to miss anything! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Andy B
5.0 out of 5 stars Tried to make it last
So very gutted that this book couldn't have lasted longer. Tried my best to limit to a few pages per day. Brilliant read that you just don't want to put down.
Published 21 days ago by Littlemiss73
5.0 out of 5 stars fab fab fab
I love the Merry Gentry books, I've read every one and can't wait to the next, please bring back Sholto. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Moosejet
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read
As Always just a brilliant read. The attention to detail is fabulous. Can't wait for the next book for either Merry or Anita.
Published 1 month ago by sarah eardley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it.
Published 1 month ago by Scooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book arrived fast
Published 1 month ago by jessica
1.0 out of 5 stars Dead in the Water
After a hell of a wait for this, the latest outing in the Merry Gentry series, I was more than looking forward to getting back to the series to see how the tale would pan out,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing
I used to love this series, in fact I still love all the other books. But this one is a massive disappointment, nothing really happens apart from a very annoying death. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eleanor Young
2.0 out of 5 stars Mutton dressed as lamb!!!!!!!
I really needed to be able to visualise Merry as a parent and was waiting with baited breath for this installment. All I can say is my breath was wasted! Read more
Published 1 month ago by oscarthegrouch
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