By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Meredith, princess of faerie, and in the end, i'm with child–twins, fathered through my royal protect. Now i have to remain alive to determine my young children born, as conspirators from each court docket plot opposed to me and mine. They search to strip my guards, my enthusiasts, from me by way of poisoned note or chilly metal. yet I nonetheless have supporters, or even associates, one of the goblins and the sluagh who will stand by way of me. those that could defy and spoil me are destined to pay a poor rate. to guard what's mine, i'll sacrifice anything–even if it ability waging a conflict opposed to my darkest enemies and making the main momentous selection ever made as princess of faerie.
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Not just what my uncle, Taranis, had done, but also the loss of Frost. I gripped Doyle’s hand, my hand so small and pale in his large, dark one. But there should have been another beside him, beside me. Frost, our Killing Frost, was gone. Not dead, not exactly, but lost to us. Doyle could shape-shift to several forms at will and come back to his true form. Frost had had no ability to shape-shift, but when wild magic had filled the estate where we’d been living in Los Angeles, it had changed him.
It had taken her a little while to realize that I felt that all the men had a right to be in the room. The only one we were missing was Galen, and Doyle had sent him on an errand. I had been half asleep when I’d seen them talking, low, then Galen had left. I hadn’t thought to ask where, or why. I trusted Doyle. They lifted the gown, spread the blueish goo, again very cold, on my stomach, then the doctor got the chunky wand, and began to move it across my abdomen. I watched the monitor and its blurry picture.
If she makes anything sound like a request, Doctor, she’s being very nice to you. She is queen and absolute ruler of our court. ” The doctor gripped both ends of her stethoscope again. A nervous habit, I was betting. ” I looked up at Doyle, who was still by my bedside. ” “She asked who the father of the children were, and I, of course, couldn’t answer that question yet. I told her that an amniocentesis would up your risk of problems right now. ” I nodded. ” She blinked at me. ” I looked at her.