A Lick of Frost: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 23, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages
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I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me.

My royal guards surround me, and my best loved–my Darkness and my Killing Frost–are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the threat grows greater. For despite all my carnal efforts, I remain childless, while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile isn’t enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs.

Now King Taranis, powerful and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie Court, has leveled accusations against my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute. If he succeeds, my men face extradition to faerie and the hideous penalties that await them there. But I know that Taranis’s charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying.


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a lick of frost

User Review  - shilloh - Overstock.com

i was disapointed that this book started at one level and stayed there. there were no high or lows and the ending was blah.i expected more from the story line and the author. Read full review

Another Great book by Laurell Hamilton

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I bought this for my friend for her christmas present and she absolutely loved it. This is from a terrific author. All her books are very entertaining and great to spend a night curled around. I recommend any of her books Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
35
Section 4
48
Section 5
74
Section 6
77
Section 7
83
Section 8
93
Section 16
165
Section 17
171
Section 18
183
Section 19
194
Section 20
202
Section 21
213
Section 22
216
Section 23
218

Section 9
106
Section 10
111
Section 11
118
Section 12
120
Section 13
137
Section 14
146
Section 15
154
Section 24
226
Section 25
233
Section 26
235
Section 27
248
Section 28
254
Section 29
264
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About the author (2007)

Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels: A Kiss of Shadows, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight, A Stroke of Midnight, Mistral’s Kiss, as well as fifteen acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit the author’s official website at www.laurellkhamilton.org.



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