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 global. To be topped queen, i have to first proceed the royal bloodline and provides start to an inheritor of my very own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, might be unfastened 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 constantly beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the risk 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 adequate to flee the seize of these with darkish designs.Now King Taranis, strong and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie court docket, has leveled accusations opposed to my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has long past as far as to invite the mortal specialists 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 feel that his real objective is me. He attempted to kill me while i used to be a toddler. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover version.
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I glanced at his hand, and saw a small bouquet of flowers. It looked real, even to me. Page 50 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 06 A Lick of Frost The security guard recognized us, or at least me. \"Princess, I can\'t let you go inside until we\'ve secured the area. \" \"Do your job,\" I said. I hadn\'t argued with him. I hadn\'t lied, but as soon as they went through the door, I\'d be right behind them. They\'d called EMTs and police. What in Danu\'s name had happened in there? The doors hushed closed behind the gurney.
You were pretty fascinated with the princess,\" Veducci said. \" I watched Veducci hand out the office supplies. He\'d taken charge, and no one had questioned it. He was supposed to be our enemy, but he was helping us. Had he told the truth? Was he here for justice, or was it a lie? Until I found out what Taranis wanted, I couldn\'t afford to trust anyone. Veducci came to stand in front of where I sat. He nodded at Doyle and Frost, who were still pressed to me, one on each side. \" Then Veducci\'s eyes flicked to me.
I pushed at Galen\'s back, to let him know that I wanted to see. He took a breath deep enough that it shuddered through his body. Then he moved inside the room, and let me see what lay beyond. One set of EMTs was clustered around Abe where he lay on his stomach nearest the door. They\'d swept his long hair to one side, exposing scorch marks on his back. Taranis\'s hand of power had burned through suit jacket and shirt to the skin underneath. One of the blue-suited security guards came toward us.
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