A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton

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 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 such a lot 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 hazard 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 la, hoping to outrun the collection shadows of court docket intrigue. yet even exile isn’t sufficient to flee the take hold of 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 professionals to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that anticipate 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 toddler. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover version.

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Taranis could hurt us. Could we hurt him? Other voices seemed to be coming from in front of us, from the mirror. I tried to peer around Galen\'s arm, and the spill of Abe\'s long hair, but I was trapped in the dimness of their bodies, with the feel of more weight atop me, so that I was trapped and useless until the fight was over. I knew better than to order them off of me. If they thought it was safe, they\'d move, and get me out of the room. Until that moment they were offering their lives to shield mine.

Doyle knelt beside me. \" he whispered. Page 30 Laurell K. \" \"I\'m tired, and scared,\" I said. \" Cortez asked. I looked up at him. \" I reached for Doyle\'s hand. \" I smiled up at him. \" Frost came to the other side of me and touched my cheek. \"You are pale. \" Abeloec came closer to me. \"I had heard that the princess was human enough to catch colds. \" Nelson asked. \"They can\'t,\" I said, pressing my cheek against Frost\'s hand, and still holding on to Doyle. \"But I can. \" It was one of the reasons for all the assassination attempts on the Unseelie Court.

We can test it for you,\" Rhys said. \" Veducci said. \" \"I thought it was only lesser fey that couldn\'t touch metal,\" Cortez said. \"Some of them can actually be burned by the touch of some metals, but even the sidhe don\'t truly enjoy most man-forged metal,\" Rhys said, still with that smile. \"Burned just by touching metal,\" Nelson said. \"We don\'t have time to discuss the wonders of the fey if we\'re going to get those office supplies,\" Veducci said. Farmer hit the intercom and spoke to one of the many secretaries and personal assistants who had seemed to be in the offices outside.

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