Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K Hamilton

Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7) Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton







My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Synopsis:
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.


My thoughts:
Swallowing Darkness is the seventh book in the Meredith Gentry series by the amazing Laurell K Hamilton.
Swallowing Darkness starts with Merry in a human hospital, having just been raped by her uncle and the King of the Seelie court. ( A very emotional and fantastic written scene, despite the actions in it.)
During this installment our heroine Meredith is newly pregnant with twins. And it's crazy but she's fathered by not one, not two, but five of her royal guards plus Sholto the King of the Slaugh. I find it harder and harder to decide who I like the most, each male is amazing.

Merry’s treacherous cousin Cel isn't letting Meredith down easy either since he's the rival for the throne. Meredith finds it hard because many among the Unseelie Sidhe would prefer Cel's leadership( even if it is horrible)to that of a mixed-blood mortal.

This installment is full of twists and action. It's emotionally charged and amazingly written, like the rest of the series. I think this installment is my favorite so far. It's a toss between this one and A lick of Frost. Swallowing Darkness is heart wrenching and full of face paced and lusty scenes. I'm a huge fan of this series and cannot wait for Divine Misdemeanors. If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend you do!

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