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A Shiver Of Light

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Berkley Trade | June 3, 2014 | Hardcover

A Shiver Of Light is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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 both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies 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 babies 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 she 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 keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425255662

ISBN - 13: 9780425255667

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED the book! Well worth the wait! Finally! I read the first 8 Merry Gentry novels again (believe me, no hardship!) in anticipation of "A Shiver of Light" and this ninth novel was seamless in continuing the series, answering lots of questions I had (the sex of the children, etc.). Ms. Hamilton's imaginative writing is as superb as ever. I LOVED this book and am anxiously awaiting the 10th in the Merry Gentry series. I can only hope that my wait will be measured in months, not in years.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good This book was so boring. I could barely get through it. This is the first book of Laurell Hamiltons that I did not enjoy :(
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth The Wait This was worth the five year wait and any fan of the series will see this as a welcome addition to the world we were introduced to. The book had its ups and downs but all in all it is a pretty good read. This is a wonderful world that Ms. Hamilton has introduced us to and I eagerly await the next instalment; although I do hope that its not another five years!
Date published: 2014-06-26

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A Shiver Of Light

A Shiver Of Light

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425255662

ISBN - 13: 9780425255667

From the Publisher

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 both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies 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 babies 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 she 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 keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family. 

Laurell is also the author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series which includes Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Blue Moon, Obsidian Butterfly, Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt, Bullet, Hit List, Kiss the Dead, and Affliction.

Editorial Reviews

“Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris

“This [faerie] society is one of the most detailed, imaginative, and lovingly drawn in all fantastic fiction, and the Meredith Gentry series has become something special.”—San Jose Mercury News