Monday, May 12, 2014

Swallowing Darkness By: Laurell K. Hamilton

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.

Emotional roller coaster, I tell you what! UGH!

Fantastic read. I still love the Merry Gentry books so much!

In Swallowing Darkness, we find Meredith after having lost her beloved Frost. OMG FROST!!!

Meredith has been kidnapped by her Uncle and while unconscious after hitting her mortal body so hard, he did the unthinkable and defiled her. Now he lays claim the he is father to the twins growing inside of her. Freaking bastard!!!

There isn't a dull moment at all in this book. Crowns forming left and right for Meredith! She's just all Queen like and badass!

Oh and as I mentioned before, emotions all over the place! 

We find out the killer of Meredith's father....someone we loath finally kicks the bucket....Mistral didn't know he was going to be 1/6 of the daddy's....assassinations left and right....assassination attempts even more frequent than any other story! OMG...great book!