Reader Review: i absolutly postively loved this book. i havent paid attention to anything else really all day long even while i was casting my vote for the next president i was just so into this book. i dont want say anything that may spoil it for anyone else so im just going to shut up now.but i will say that i learned more about some of the charters that i was interested in and that something happen that i have been waiting to happen for a while.
I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child–twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children.
Bearing an heir has placed me halfway to my aunt’s throne, that much closer to my reign over the Unseelie Court–and well ahead of her son, my cousin Cel, in this race. Now I must stay alive to see my children born and claim my place as queen.
But not all in faerie are pleased with the news, and conspirators from every court in the realm plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel. But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the goblins and the sluagh, who will stand by me.
I am Meredith Nic Essus, and those who would defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price–for I am truly my father’s daughter. To protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anything–even if it means waging a great battle against my darkest enemies and making the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie.
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|Title of Romance eBook: Swallowing Darkness||Series: Meredith Gentry, , #7|
|Release Date: 11-04-2008|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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Hospitals are where people go to be saved, but the doctors can only patch you up, put you back together. They can’t undo the damage. They can’t make it so you didn’t wake up in the bad place, or change the truth to lies. The nice doctor and the nice woman from the SART, Sexual Assault Response Team, couldn’t change that I had indeed been raped. The fact that I couldn’t remember it, because my uncle had used a spell for his date-rape drug, didn’t change the evidence—the evidence that they’d found in my body when they did the exam and took samples.
You would think being a real live faerie princess would make your life fairy-tale-like, but fairy tales only end well. While the story is going on, horrible things happen. Remember Rapunzel? Her prince got his eyes scratched out by the witch, which blinded him. At the end of the story, Rapunzel’s tears magically restored his sight, but that was at the end of the story. Cinderella was little better than a slave. Snow White was actually nearly killed four different times by the evil queen. All anyone remembers is the poisoned apple, but don’t forget the huntsman, or the enchanted girdle and the poisoned comb. Pick any fairy tale that’s based on older stories, and the heroine of the piece has a miserable, dangerous, nightmarish time of it.
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus, next in line to a high throne of faerie, and I’m in the middle of my story. The happy-ever-after ending, if it’s coming at all, seems a very long way away tonight.
I was in a hospital bed, in a nice private room, in a very nice hospital. I was in the maternity wa
Title: Swallowing Darkness
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Number of Comments: 6 Rating(s) 5 Review(s)
5 of 12 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
September 24, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Delaware, OH US
You can never go wrong when you pick up a book by Laurell K. Hamilton. She has two series that I just love. This one and the Anita Blake series. I just cant book the book down until I have finished it.
I just finished Swallowing Darkness and am so reli
February 24, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Mayfield, US
I just finished Swallowing Darkness and am so relieved at the ending! Thank you, Hamilton, because after the last two books I was afraid to buy this one, afraid of where the story was going. If you've fallen in love with Merry and her men, finish the series. Meredith gets a very unexpected crown. Since she's finally pregnant, we aren't besieged with sex scenes every few pages. In fact, there's very little sex in this book. It's almost tame. Maybe because Meredith and her bodyguards are trying to live through the attacks from the Light and Dark Courts?
The situations with Andais, Cel, and Taranis are fairly successfully resolved through some major battles. The book ends in such a way that the series could end or could be revived later, which is not a complaint. If you cried and cursed and carried on about Frost/the White Stag in Book 6, buy this one just to see how that is resolved. It was worth every penny to me.
If this isn't the last Meredith book, it defintely
November 12, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Rison, AR US
If this isn't the last Meredith book, it defintely is the last of this storyline. If you have been following this series, this is the book you have been waiting on. Who will be Queen? Who will be King? And of which Court? Which of Merry's men are around for the long haul and which lost forever? This book answers all that and more. Warning: If you are new to this series, you REALLY need to read them in order.
May 12, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from BAKERSFIELD, CA USA
This was the best book yet in the Merry Gentry story. Merry, in her fight to stay alive will gain new allies and bring more power back to faeiry. Its an amazing story. Cant wait for Divine Misdemeanors!!!
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