Monday, April 28, 2014

Mistral's Kiss By: Laurell K. Hamilton

~*~Book Description~*~

I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of faerie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation.

My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in faerie trapped here with some of the realms most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards . . . and my lovers. For I am compelled to conceive a child: an heir to succeed me on the throne. Yet after months of amazing sex with my consorts, there is still no baby. And no baby means no throne. The only certainty is death at the hands of my cousin Cel, or his followers, if I fail to conceive.

Now Mistral, Queen Andais's new captain of the guard, has come to my bed defying her and risking her terrible wrath in doing so. But even she will hesitate to punish him in jealous rage, because our joining has reawakened old magic, mystical power so ancient that no one stands against it and survives. Not even my strongest and most favored: my Darkness and my Killing Frost. Not even Mistral himself, my Storm Lord. But because Mistral has helped to bring this magic forth, he may live another day.

If I can reclaim control of the fey power that once was, there may be hope for me and my reign in faerie. I might yet quell the dark schemes and subterfuges surrounding me. Though shadows of obsession and conspiracy gather, I may survive.

~*~My Review~*~

**This book is more a novella than novel. Approximately just over 200 pages.

Ok, I can honestly admit that I feel a bit lost at all the events taken place in a matter of hours in Mistral's Kiss.

The book picks up right where it left off in the fourth book, and our little group of Merry and her men get transported through the sithen to the dead garden. It's there, Mistral and Merry get another go at their more 'BDSM' style love making.

It's during this little romp that Mistral and Merry's magic bring life back to the garden. It also takes some of the men into the ground and sky (Galen, Nicca, Adair...and a few others).Though with the return of life they are a bit trapped in the garden.

Since Merry is now able to make requests to the sithen, and after several attempts, Merry's magical door send her and her men to the slaugh's garden! Enter Sholto....yum. LOL, I have no idea what it is, but I adore King Sholto....

Anywho, lots of things happen while they're in the slaugh's garden...which include but not limited to: another death of a hag, Sholto and Merry getting it on, the wild hunt being released, Sholto wearing a flower/vine crown (lol), and the wild hunt after all things sidhe!

And how does the book end.....CEL IS OUT AND AFTER MERRY!! After a little mishap with our sweetheart Galen, all prisoners are free'd and that includes the ever insane Cel! The Queen has mandated that Merry and her guys go back to LA so she can get Cel under control.