Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Memes: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton. This is a book from my TBR mountain and is the most recent in the Meredith Gentry series. Here is the description of this urban fantasy novel:
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.
I woke in the desert, far from home, and knew it was a dream, and that it was also real.
Friday 56:
Maybe if she hadn't tried to drown me when I was six, or torment me casually on so many occasions, I would have simply thought her eyes were striking.  


  1. The opening sentence made me wonder: how can something be real and a dream at the same time? I'd read more to find out.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WHAT MATTERS MOST.

  2. Yeah, I'm with Sandra.

    Happy weekend!

  3. I'm not sure about the premise but I love the 56 excerpt! I know a lot of people absolutely love Hamilton's books. I'll have to look for reviews on this one. Definitely looks like it has potential.

  4. I want to read this, do I have to read the whole series?

    My BB & 56 

  5. I love the cover. Beginning sounds good as well.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. This book sounds so magical and hints towards modern day fantasy; I am intrigued! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56


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