By Laurell K. Hamilton
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. criminal identify Meredith Gentry, simply because “Princess” appears to be like so pretentious on a driver’s license. i used to be the 1st faerie princess born on American soil, yet I wouldn’t be the one one for a lot longer...
Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was once descended from fertility goddesses, but if she realized she used to be approximately to have triplets, she started to comprehend what that will suggest. Infertility has plagued the excessive ranks of faerie for hundreds of years. Now nobles of either courts of faerie are coming to courtroom Merry and her males, at their domestic in exile within the Western Lands of l. a., simply because they'll do something to have infants in their own.
Taranis, King of sunshine and phantasm, is a extra risky challenge. He attempted to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s utilizing the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of many infants is his. And even though Merry is familiar with she used to be already pregnant whilst he took her, she can’t turn out it.
To keep herself and her infants from Taranis she's going to use the main harmful powers in all of faerie: a god of demise, a warrior often called the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. they're her fanatics, and her dearest loves, and they'll face down the may of the excessive courts of faerie—while attempting to continue the battle from spreading to blameless people in l. a., who're at risk of changing into collateral harm.
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More wounds, more ferocious magic. Wheeling over the ravaged plain. Five Soletaken Tiste Andii whirling round her like crows escorting an eagle. Perhaps he was alone,' Spinnock reflected, in his unease with the alliance between the Tiste Andii and the Eleint. There had been a time, after all, when Anomander Rake had warred against the pureblood dragons. When such crea¬tures broke loose from their long-standing servitude to K'rul; when they had sought to grasp power for themselves. The motivation for Rake's opposition to them was, typically, obscure.
Nimander asked her, 'Did Nenanda manage to get an explanation from Clip about where we are? ' She continued creeping forward. The muted dawn light made her seem a thing of obsidian and silver, her long black hair glistening, her black skin faintly dusted, her silver eyes hinting of iron that never appeared. Like some Goddess of Hope. But one whose only strength lay in an optimism immune to defeat. Immune to all reality, in fact. 'We have emerged somewhere south of where we were supposed to. ' She shrugged.
The journey to the chambers where dwelt the Son of Darkness was a lengthy traverse made in solitude. Echoing corridors, unlocked, unguarded doors. The castellan's modest collection of scribes and sundry bureaucrats worked in offices on the main floor; kitchen staff, clothes-scrubbers and wringers, hearth-keepers and taper-lighters, all lived and worked in the lower levels. Here, on the higher floors, darkness ruled a realm virtually unoccupied. Reaching the elongated room that faced the Nightwater, Spinnock Durav found his lord.