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Merry Gentry - A Kiss of Shadows Book Review

Updated on May 17, 2018

Meredith Gentry - A Kiss of Shadows

'A Kiss of Shadows' by Laurell K.Hamilton is a fantastic book to start reading this Halloween. Full of great Halloween characters such as faeries and goblins, a gripping storyline and some very sexy scenes, I would recommend the Merry Gentry books for anybody who likes fantasy stories or erotic fiction.

Photo of 'A Kiss of Shadows' cover courtesy of www.Amazon.co.uk

Plot outline

Meredith 'Merry' Gentry is a private investigator living in Los Angeles, California, in a world where magic exists and faeries are known about by the general population. While working on a case involving the use of 'Branwyn's tears', an illegal oil that makes people appear as Sidhe (a supernatural race belonging to faerie, pronounced Shee) lovers for a night, Merry's big secret is revealed.

Merry is actually Princess Meredith NicEssus, a royal of the Unseelie court (a branch of Sidhe), who fled the court three years previously, fearing for her own life. With her secret out, Merry is taken back to the court to face her aunt, Queen Andais and the other Unseelie Sidhe.

I will stop there as I don't want to give any more of the story away, but what occurs when Merry meets with Andais sets up the story arc for the entire series of books.

Main characters

Here are the main characters from the book. There are many more, but these are probably the most important.

Meredith 'Merry' Gentry - Princess of the Unseelie court and the main character of the books

Queen Andais - Merry's aunt, the cruel 'Queen of Air and Darkness' and ruler of the Unseelie court

Doyle - Captain of the Queen's Ravens (her personal guard), often referred to as the 'Queen's Darkness'.

Frost - Doyle's second in command, often referred to as 'Killing Frost'.

Cel - Andais' son and prince of the Unseelie court.

Rhys, Galen, Barinthus, Nicca - more of the Queen's Ravens.

Kurag - King of the Goblins

Jeremy Grey - Merry's boss as a private investigator in L.A.

Sholto - King of the Sluaqh, who track Merry down in L.A.

Laurell K.Hamilton
Laurell K.Hamilton

The author - Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K.Hamilton is the American author of the 'Meredith Gentry' and 'Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter' series of books. Born in 1963 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, Hamilton has so far written over 20 novels in the New York Times bestselling Anita Blake series and a further 8 Meredith Gentry novels.

Photo of Laurell K. Hamilton courtesy of Thesupermat - wikimedia commons

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