A Shiver Of Light

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Berkley Trade | June 3, 2014 | Hardcover

A Shiver Of Light is rated 4.40909090909091 out of 5 by 22.
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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light SURPRISE! Merry has triplets, nobles of both courts are courting Merry and her men and Taranis King of Light and Illusion has become an even more dangerous problem in this thrilling installment of the Merry Gentry saga. The story starts off with excitement and surprises and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the anticipation of more to come because as we all know Merry’s life is never boring. The emotional turmoil flows from every page with vibrant intensity as the babies bring more surprises as well as worries into their life and the toll all the danger takes on them continues to cause doubts and insecurities. Unexpected twists and turns keeps everyone on their toes as well and the Goddess continues to steer the direction that Merry’s life takes, unfortunately this story does have a very heartbreaking moment that will surely bring tears to your eyes but it also has some happy moments that will bring smiles to your face. Tension and excitement builds as Taranis has quite a few surprises in store for Merry in his bid to claim her and her children for his own which have them all facing down the might of the high courts as they try to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring this exciting world to life while the intriguing events guarantee that you can’t put the story down. Once again, the strong, compelling characters of this series demanded all my attention from the moment I picked the book up and I have to hand it to Laurell K Hamilton as she keeps surprising me with the direction the series takes. However, I am a bit upset at one of the events that happened in this story which makes me wonder just what will happen next as this will surely change things.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light SURPRISE! Merry has triplets, nobles of both courts are courting Merry and her men and Taranis King of Light and Illusion has become an even more dangerous problem in this thrilling installment of the Merry Gentry saga. The story starts off with excitement and surprises and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the anticipation of more to come because as we all know Merry’s life is never boring. The emotional turmoil flows from every page with vibrant intensity as the babies bring more surprises as well as worries into their life and the toll all the danger takes on them continues to cause doubts and insecurities. Unexpected twists and turns keeps everyone on their toes as well and the Goddess continues to steer the direction that Merry’s life takes, unfortunately this story does have a very heartbreaking moment that will surely bring tears to your eyes but it also has some happy moments that will bring smiles to your face. Tension and excitement builds as Taranis has quite a few surprises in store for Merry in his bid to claim her and her children for his own which have them all facing down the might of the high courts as they try to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring this exciting world to life while the intriguing events guarantee that you can’t put the story down. Once again, the strong, compelling characters of this series demanded all my attention from the moment I picked the book up and I have to hand it to Laurell K Hamilton as she keeps surprising me with the direction the series takes. However, I am a bit upset at one of the events that happened in this story which makes me wonder just what will happen next as this will surely change things.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light SURPRISE! Merry has triplets, nobles of both courts are courting Merry and her men and Taranis King of Light and Illusion has become an even more dangerous problem in this thrilling installment of the Merry Gentry saga. The story starts off with excitement and surprises and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the anticipation of more to come because as we all know Merry’s life is never boring. The emotional turmoil flows from every page with vibrant intensity as the babies bring more surprises as well as worries into their life and the toll all the danger takes on them continues to cause doubts and insecurities. Unexpected twists and turns keeps everyone on their toes as well and the Goddess continues to steer the direction that Merry’s life takes, unfortunately this story does have a very heartbreaking moment that will surely bring tears to your eyes but it also has some happy moments that will bring smiles to your face. Tension and excitement builds as Taranis has quite a few surprises in store for Merry in his bid to claim her and her children for his own which have them all facing down the might of the high courts as they try to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring this exciting world to life while the intriguing events guarantee that you can’t put the story down. Once again, the strong, compelling characters of this series demanded all my attention from the moment I picked the book up and I have to hand it to Laurell K Hamilton as she keeps surprising me with the direction the series takes. However, I am a bit upset at one of the events that happened in this story which makes me wonder just what will happen next as this will surely change things.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light SURPRISE! Merry has triplets, nobles of both courts are courting Merry and her men and Taranis King of Light and Illusion has become an even more dangerous problem in this thrilling installment of the Merry Gentry saga. The story starts off with excitement and surprises and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the anticipation of more to come because as we all know Merry’s life is never boring. The emotional turmoil flows from every page with vibrant intensity as the babies bring more surprises as well as worries into their life and the toll all the danger takes on them continues to cause doubts and insecurities. Unexpected twists and turns keeps everyone on their toes as well and the Goddess continues to steer the direction that Merry’s life takes, unfortunately this story does have a very heartbreaking moment that will surely bring tears to your eyes but it also has some happy moments that will bring smiles to your face. Tension and excitement builds as Taranis has quite a few surprises in store for Merry in his bid to claim her and her children for his own which have them all facing down the might of the high courts as they try to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring this exciting world to life while the intriguing events guarantee that you can’t put the story down. Once again, the strong, compelling characters of this series demanded all my attention from the moment I picked the book up and I have to hand it to Laurell K Hamilton as she keeps surprising me with the direction the series takes. However, I am a bit upset at one of the events that happened in this story which makes me wonder just what will happen next as this will surely change things.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotionally wrenching This book was such an emotional rollercoaster filled with joy and great sorrow for me after having read the entire series. In the end, Ms. Hamilton, you have broken my heart.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Compounding disappointment Hamilton has been a favorite writer of mine for years but things have been changing and I feel increasingly disappointed in her novels. There was no real story to Shiver of Light. It just felt like a lame arc of tying off lose ends in the series like a "where are they now" TV show. One of the things I loved about these novels before was that there were multiple layers to the story but the driving arc was the mystery and this book is missing that vital element. So sorry to see this series take the same nosedive as the Anita Blake series. Sorry guys no bueno.
Date published: 2014-09-03
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 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light I absolutely love this series and can't imagine not knowing what happens next with Merry, her men and especially her children! More, more, more!!
Date published: 2014-08-03
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 4 out of 5 by from Merry Gentry still going strong. Great continuation of the series.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another amazing book!!! As always, this series never fails to impress. My love and thanks goes out to the author and her fabulous world. But aside from giving a wicked review, I have to say I am pissed off! People need to learn to write a review without giving away what happens in the book!!! I was downloading the ebook, and happened to glance down where the reviews were, and low and behold some people completely spoil the ending for everyone else, myself included!!!! Don't give away the vital things that happen in a book!!!! Be secretive, not just blab out how the ending comes out! So I went into this book totally already knowing the ending, and I gotta say that kinda ruined it for me. Anyone else feel this way??
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Loved it, but am mad that Sholto was killed off. I'm also wondering about the welfare of the rest of the men and of course the babies.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy I'm so happy she finally release the next book cannot wait for the next one.
Date published: 2014-06-29
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Shiver Of Light They just kill off Sholto and that's it! I'm so disappointed. I am such a huge fan I have read all of the Anita Blake and Meet Gentry novels and I want to read more but to have waited all this time for it to end that way was so disheartening.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll shiver in the dark! This book is simply fantastic. One of the best in the series. And I can't eait to hear more of the little ones! Can we possibly hope for spinoffs later on? Fingers crossed people! I absolutely love this book! Read it people!
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As usual... So awesome! I love that they have finally gotten mostly rid of Taranis, but losing Sholto was difficult. ♥
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver if Light Nobody can write like Laurel! Thank you for the imagery your words bring!
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light Love it! Can't wait for more! All of Laurell K Hamilton's book's are the Best.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best one yet! OMG! I've never cried reading a Merry story. But my goodness, the last two chapters had me bawling my eyes out. Such a good read. I hope LKH's Merry muse continues to talk to her because I want to see how these babies grow
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Shiver of Light Miss Hamilton has done it again. This series just gets better and better.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shivers indeed I've been waiting for the return of Merry and the gang for quite a while, and I have to say this installment was probably my favorite aside from the original book! I can't wait to see what happens next.
Date published: 2014-06-07

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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