A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry Series)

4.01 avg rating
( 48,613 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781469234236: A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually. The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped. Her magic was always chasing blind leads. Princess Meredith skiing in Utah. Princess Meredith dancing in Paris. Princess Meredith gambling in Vegas. After three years I was still a front-page story for the tabloids, though the latest headlines had been speculating that I was as dead as the King of Rock and Roll . . ." In fact, Meredith has been posing as a human in Los Angeles, living as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now Doyle, the Queen's chief bodyguard and assassin, has been dispatched to fetch her back - whether she likes it or not. And suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt's plans . . . plans that affect the future of the entire UnSeelie Court. The requirements of the job: to enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful - and immortal - men in the world. The reward: the crown - and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty: death.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Laurell K. Hamilton revitalized vampires, werewolves, and zombies in the popular Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter books. In this new series, she updates faeries. A Kiss of Shadows introduces Merry Gentry, a.k.a. Meredith NicEssus, a faerie princess of the Unseelie Court, where politics is a blood sport. Merry, who's part sidhe (elvish), part brownie, and part human, never really fit in. She's short, not skilled in offensive magic, and mortal because of her human blood. These are real liabilities when your family, especially aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, is out to kill you. Merry has been in hiding for three years, living in Los Angeles and working for the Grey Detective Agency, which specializes in "supernatural problems, magical solutions." A new case sets her against a man who uses forbidden magic to seduce fey women and drain their power. A plan to trap him goes awry and Merry's cover is blown. Now Andais knows where she is. But things have changed in Andais's court, and Merry is changing too.

Despite the selkies, brownies, goblins, and ogres in this book, it's not for children. The fey are "creatures of the senses"--and in the Unseelie court, sex and pain go together. Merry is sexually adventurous and surrounded by gorgeous, powerful males, most of whom want her badly. She's politically savvy and no coward, though she's not the warrior Anita is. Hamilton fans and readers of adult fairy tales like Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy will want to give Merry a look. --Nona Vero

From the Inside Flap:

""My name is Meredith Gentry, but of course it's not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don't even know why."
Meredith Gentry, Princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, living as a P.I. specializing in supernatural crime. But now the Queen's assassin has been dispatched to fetch her back-whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt's plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown-and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780345423405: A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0345423402 ISBN 13:  9780345423405
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2002
Softcover

9780553813838: A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1)

Bantam..., 2001
Softcover

9780345423399: A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1)

Del Rey, 2000
Hardcover

9780345478153: A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1)

Ballan..., 2005
Softcover

9780345490650: A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1)

Ballan..., 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN 10: 1469234238 ISBN 13: 9781469234236
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Kiss of Shadows, A. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781469234236

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Laurell K. Hamilton
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1469234238 ISBN 13: 9781469234236
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1469234238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hamilton, Laurell K.
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1469234238 ISBN 13: 9781469234236
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111469234238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hamilton, Laurell K./ Merlington, Laural (Narrator)
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1469234238 ISBN 13: 9781469234236
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: Brand New. abridged edition. 5.50x0.50x5.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1469234238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds