By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Meredith Gentry, princess and inheritor obvious to the throne within the realm of faerie, onetime deepest investigator within the mortal international. To be topped queen, i have to first proceed the royal bloodline and provides beginning to an inheritor of my very own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, should be loose to do what she such a lot wants: set up her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me. My royal guards encompass me, and my top loved–my Darkness and my Killing Frost–are regularly beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the probability grows higher. For regardless of all my carnal efforts, I stay childless, whereas the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates stay tireless. So my bodyguards and i've slipped again into l. a., hoping to outrun the collection shadows of court docket intrigue. yet even exile isn’t sufficient to flee the grab of these with darkish designs.Now King Taranis, robust and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie court docket, has leveled accusations opposed to my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has long past as far as to invite the mortal gurus to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that look forward to them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i experience that his actual objective is me. He attempted to kill me while i used to be a baby. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover variation.
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All the men touching me tensed again or went very still, even Galen. They had all realized that the king had not answered the question. The sidhe only avoided answering a question for two reasons. One, sheer perversity and a love of word games. Taranis had no love of word games, and was one of the least perverse of the sidhe. Two, that the answer was something that they didn\'t want to admit to. \" He couldn\'t have romantic designs on me. He couldn\'t. I looked up at Doyle and Frost. I looked for a clue as to what to do.
His voice was like the ringing of bells. It was almost music on the very air. Nelson started walking toward the mirror again. Her face was full of wonder. Whatever she saw was not real. I knew that now. \"I have told the lawyers twice that you are bespelling them, Uncle, but whatever you are doing to them makes them forget that. \" The men in the room seemed to take a deep collective breath. \"I have missed something,\" Biggs said. \"We all have,\" Veducci said. He went to Nelson, who was standing in front of the mirror, staring up as if the wonders of the universe were in that glass.
I\'d replaced the Lady Smith that Doyle had taken off of me in faerie once before he was mine. It was the gun I was accustomed to, and a popular backup gun for a lot of police officers. Mostly male, strangely. The original push for the gun had turned off a lot of women. One of the colors the grip had come in had been pink. But in black or steeled blue it was still a good gun, and the one I was most used to. I didn\'t draw my gun as smoothly as Galen had, but it was a new holster, and a newish gun.
A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton