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.