By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Meredith Gentry, princess and inheritor obvious to the throne within the realm of faerie, onetime inner most investigator within the mortal international. 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, could be loose to do what she so much wants: 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 consistently beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the chance grows higher. 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 la, hoping to outrun the collection shadows of court docket intrigue. yet even exile isn’t sufficient 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 past as far as to invite the mortal gurus to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that wait for them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i feel that his precise aim is me. He attempted to kill me whilst i used to be a toddler. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover version.
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My men and I had known that coming into this call. I had hoped that with the lawyers present, Taranis might tone things down a bit. Apparently not. \"Uncle makes me sound old, Meredith. \" His voice made it sound like we Page 33 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 06 A Lick of Frost were old friends, and he was so very happy to see me. The voice alone made me want to say yes to anything and everything. Any other sidhe being caught using his voice and magic on another sidhe like this would lead to a duel, or to being punished by their queen or king.
I moved toward Veducci, only Doyle\'s hand on my arm stopping me from touching the man. He was right, they might see that as magical interference. \"Mr. \" My skin was suddenly cold. I felt the blood drain from my face. Veducci looked uncertain, and almost reached out to me. \" \"I\'m frightened for you, for all of you, and for us,\" I said. \"You do not understand Taranis. He has been absolute ruler of the Seelie Court for more than a thousand years. That has led to an arrogance you can\'t even begin to imagine.
The trumpets sounded again as we all stared at the blank mirror. Page 32 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 06 A Lick of Frost Doyle and Frost got me to my feet. Rhys came in at my side, as if they\'d discussed it beforehand. Doyle moved forward, letting Rhys take his place at my side. \" I turned and looked at him, because jealousy was supposed to be a human emotion. Rhys let me see in his face that he knew that my heart had chosen even if my body hadn\'t. He let me know that he knew how I felt about Doyle, and that it hurt him.
A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton