By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Meredith Gentry, princess and inheritor obvious to the throne within the realm of faerie, onetime deepest investigator within the mortal global. To be topped queen, i need to first proceed the royal bloodline and provides beginning to an inheritor of my very own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, might be unfastened to do what she such a lot wishes: set up her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me. My royal guards encompass me, and my most sensible loved–my Darkness and my Killing Frost–are regularly beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the possibility grows better. For regardless of all my carnal efforts, I stay childless, whereas the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates stay tireless. So my bodyguards and i've slipped again into l. a., hoping to outrun the collection shadows of court docket intrigue. yet even exile isn’t adequate to flee the grab of these with darkish designs.Now King Taranis, robust and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie courtroom, has leveled accusations opposed to my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has long gone as far as to invite the mortal experts to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that look forward to them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i experience that his actual objective is me. He attempted to kill me while i used to be a baby. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover version.
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I am your princess. \" The men hesitated. Doyle moved back to me first, and the rest followed his lead. I put his hand to my face, and tried to tell him with my eyes what was happening. The spell was aimed so surely at me, like an arrow for my mind alone. How could I explain to them without words, what was happening? Rhys settled himself more firmly around my waist, tucking me close, leaving just enough room for Frost\'s arm to slide back across my shoulders. Abe went to stand behind me, placing a hand on my shoulder closest to Rhys.
He laughed, that warm masculine sound. \"Merry, Merry, you need more men. \" I smiled, because he was too right. Page 44 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 06 A Lick of Frost \"They would never arrive in time,\" Frost said. \" Cortez had to stay with Nelson to keep her in her chair so she didn\'t go to the mirror, but the rest came to me. \" \"Getting help,\" I said. Doyle motioned the men to stand between us and the mirror. They formed a wall of suits and bodies. It helped. What in Danu\'s name was the spell?
I was only following his lead. Page 37 Laurell K. \" \"You nearly beat me to death, Uncle. \" I looked at my uncle, so large, so imposing, so regal in his gold and white court clothes. \" His voice was wheedling. From the way Nelson began to walk closer to the mirror, I think the tone was meant to be seductive. \"He is not denying it,\" Doyle said. \"I am not speaking to you, Darkness,\" Taranis said, and his voice tried to thunder again. But as the seduction had not worked, so now the threat fell flat as well.
A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton