The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$27.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
14 Beaverton Horror- General
2 Burnside Romance- Paranormal
5 Hawthorne SF- H
25 Local Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- Fantasy- Contemporary
25 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- Fantasy- Contemporary

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

A Shiver of Light (Meredith Gentry Novels)

by

A Shiver of Light (Meredith Gentry Novels) Cover

ISBN13: 9780425255667
ISBN10: 0425255662
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because “Princess” looks so pretentious on a drivers 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.

Review:

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

Review:

“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

Synopsis:

Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life.

In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal — and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Michelle Olson, May 5, 2014 (view all comments by Michelle Olson)
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

I hadn't realized just how much I missed these characters until they were finally back. This book was an unexpected gift. I had thought the series was over, left to just sort of die out with unanswered questions, and then I saw that book #9 was actually going to be released.

When I got asked to read for review I immediately jumped in. There was a lot to love in this book... Some incredibly sweet moments, a lot of healing and some additional character growth, a bit of action (not quite as much as past installments), some tragedy - yes I cried - and a bit of surprise (though it was mostly hinted at from the beginning). It also brought some closure, and yet left openings for either more installments or a spinoff if Laurell is so inclined.

All in all, I was personally happy with it and very glad us long time fans got the chance to step back into this world!

I'd love to tell you all more, but there isn't much I can say in more detail without there being spoilers about how Merry gets back at her uncle, what happens with her crazy aunt, which of Merry's men end up being the father, where the tragedy occurs, what magical gifts her babies end up having (or how many there actually ends up being), what happens with faery, etc.

So let me say this much... you know I was happy with it. Would I recommend it for MERRY GENTRY fans? 100%! Would I recommend it for new readers, yes, but I do believe that the rest of the series should be read in order before you jump into A Shiver of Light.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425255667
Author:
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
A Merry Gentry Novel
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Mrs. Hemingway Used Trade Paper $10.95
  2. The Norm Chronicles: Stories and... Used Trade Paper $11.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » General
Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Paranormal
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Urban Life

A Shiver of Light (Meredith Gentry Novels) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$27.95 In Stock
Product details 384 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425255667 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Synopsis" by , Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life.

In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal — and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.