A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
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.
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  • Published:
    Jun-2014 (Hardcover)
    Apr-2015 (Paperback)
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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.
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