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.