A Kiss Of Shadows: (Merry Gentry 1) Paperback – 1 Oct 2001
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"A wonderful excursion into the magic of desire" (Alice Borchardt)
"As wild as the novel's premise is, memorable characters and wicked wit make is all delicious, ribald fun" (Publishers Weekly)
"An edgy story of sex, violence and magic that manages to be both disturbing and entertaining. Highly recommended" (Library Journal)
Edgy, erotic and dangerously exciting - the spellbinding new dark fantasy by the bestselling author of the 'Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter' series.See all Product Description
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I think that this book was even better than LKH's Anita Blake series. Why? Well, Ms. Hamilton introduces a bunch of gorgeous sidhe males, like Doyle, Frost, Rhys, Barinthus, Galen, etc. Most of the Ravens (Queen's Guards) lust after Merry badly, since the cruel Queen makes all of them celibate. My personal fave is Prince Cel, Andais's darkly handsome, evil son. I just LUV bad guys in black! However, this book is NOT for kiddies. Meredith seems to have sex or sexual activities with almost every male in the book. All in all, it is definitely much more erotic, much more sensual than the Anita Blake books. Merry is 33, and not shy at all with men in sexual matters, whereas Anita had been initially uncomfortable with her sexual status. Throughout this book, readers get a sense of Merry's growing powers, as the Princess of Flesh (just as Anita's power had grown). I can't wait to read CARESS OF TWILIGHT, the 2nd book in this fascinating series!!!
Ms Hamilton also creates really great characters. Given she's already written a series, I do hope she feels another series coming on. Don't miss it.
This time Hamilton's heroine is an insider to the tumultuous political intrigue, third in line to the throne of her people. The Princess Meredith NicEssus fled from the courts of Faeire, knowing that because of her mortality she would not survive another duel as she was unwillingly drawn into a power struggle over the question of succession. For three years she has lived among the humans, working as Merry Gentry for the Grey Detective Agency ("Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions"), while sighting of the missing elfin princess became as popular as Elvis sightings in the tabloid press. Once again we are presented with a world "in media res," where the back-story on the heroine's circumstances are doled out during the narrative (along with some interesting references to what the fey did to Eva Braun with Hitler ticked them off). We assume this is the same alternative reality as the Anita Blake books since she has encountered the fey. But while part of "A Kiss of Shadows" takes place in the St.Read more ›
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If you like serial sex scenes connected by a weak plot, this is the book for you. Good sex scenes, though.Published 7 months ago by Popsy
I have a new favourite urban fantasy series!
This was fun and full of sexy escapades. I love Merry, she's a great main character.
I liked the action, romance and adventure in this book. Thank goodness no vampires! I can readily recommend this book.Published 16 months ago by Cell1e
Awesome as always Merry is a strong woman who has survived much great book.
Fairy lands will never be the same. Well done
Awesome book, I've read it at least 3 times now (the whole series) and I enjoy it just as much everytime.Published 20 months ago by becca
This was suggested to me by my mum and I loved it! The storyline was intriguing and kept you interested. Already got the second book!Published 22 months ago by HFL