Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Lick of Frost
Meredith Gentry, Book 6
Laurell K. Hamilton
Ballantine Books – Random House
October 23, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-345-49590-7

Meredith Gentry is a half-human, half-faerie heir to the Unseelie throne. Queen Andais, has demanded that her son, Prince Cel, and niece, Princess Meredith, compete for the honor of being heir. The one who conceives a child first will rule the Unseelie court. Unlike most of the faerie population, Merry with her mixed background is still human enough that any assassination attempts could easily leave her dead. With the protection of her Aunt’s appointed guard and consorts, Merry and her men have left their life at the Unseelie court and returned to Los Angeles to stay alive and continue the race to conceive.

When several of her guards find themselves wrongfully accused of a crime against one of the Seelie, Merry finds herself up against a lifelong enemy. The political fallout from her adversary is bound to send shockwaves through all of faerie, and Merry suddenly finds herself in a position she never thought possible.

A Lick of Frost is the sixth book in the Meredith Gentry series. Merry’s quest to secure the Unseelie throne advances by leaps and bounds as she fights to survive another day. Secret plots, dangerous adventure and sizzling romance pave the way in Ms. Hamilton’s well-drawn and faerie filled world. The many twists and turns will entertain with a touch of wild magic and leave fans eagerly awaiting more in this extraordinary series.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

I have never read anything by Laurell K. Hamilton. Is that sad or what? I have about 5 of her Anita Blake books, but they are just sitting in my pile to be read. They are all hardcover. I have a friend who loves the books. My sister who is into books just as much as me, doesn't like Hamilton because she says her books consist of pages and pages of vampire sex. Is it really that bad?

Kimberly Swan said...

I love her books (both the Anita Blake & Merry Gentry). It's all a matter of preference. The first several Anita Blake books are very 'clean' and from there the amount of sex increases. I think she worked the series up to that, but it was a surprise to some readers and not everyone was pleased. The Merry Gentry series is also very steamy at times, but both have tons of paranormal action that doesn't take place in the bedroom. If you try any of them out I'd love to hear what you think. :)

Nixy said...

I haven't read this one but I have read Mistral's Kiss which I think is number 5. I actually found it at a book sale for only $8 as a trade paperback. It was surprisingly good. There was a lot of sex in it but the story was really interesting nonetheless. I'll definitely have to find the others and read them too.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Nixy...if you enjoyed Mistral's Kiss, you'll enjoy this as well. You should definitely go back and read from the beginning if you get a chance. :)