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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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Swallowing Darkness
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Frost, Doyal, Sholto & Mistral
September 21st, 2014
This one is full surprises. Goddess and Consort still at play. As always Merry is in danger. King Taranis truly has flipped his lid. If their was a Looney bin for the Sidhe he should be the first to be admitted. You would not believe the sit he pulled and did. Doyal/Darkness has many assassination attempts on him and they come close. Not just attempts on Doyal but also Sholto and Mistral. Merry loses someone dear to her and we have an epic battle to end all epic battles. And Merry is no longer as forgiving as she once was. ` " On the life of my grandmother, I swear vengeance this night. I call Kin Slayer against Cair`" - Merry Yes, Merry's had enough. This book starts out in L.A. then we are in Faerie and then back in L.A.. This book gives you everything you have come to love about the Merry series. So worth the read
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