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 global. To be topped queen, i need to first proceed the royal bloodline and provides beginning 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 chance 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 courtroom intrigue. yet even exile isn’t sufficient to flee the clutch of these with darkish designs.Now King Taranis, robust and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie court docket, has leveled accusations opposed to my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has long gone as far as to invite the mortal experts to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that look forward to them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i feel that his actual goal 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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It would take practice to be smooth. If Taranis was mad, I might get all the practice I needed. CHAPTER 6 THE FAR SET OF ELEVATOR DOORS OPENED AND A SECURITY guard stepped out. Emergency medical techs rushed behind him with a wheeled gurney and medical bags. Two more EMTs with another gurney and more equipment followed them. A second security guard brought up the rear. The EMTs hesitated for a second as the security guard in the front pointed at the right door. The door we\'d come out of, of course.
That has led to an arrogance you can\'t even begin to imagine. He pretends to be the jolly, handsome king for you humans, but he shows quite a different face to those of us in the Unseelie Court. \" Nelson asked. \"No, but he might use magic on you,\" I replied. \"He is the King of Light and Illusion. I have stood in his presence, just over a minor call, and he has almost bespelled me. I almost fell to his power, and I am a princess of the Unseelie Court. You are human. \" \"That would be illegal,\" Shelby said.
Veducci looked uncertain, and almost reached out to me. \" \"I\'m frightened for you, for all of you, and for us,\" I said. \"You do not understand Taranis. He has been absolute ruler of the Seelie Court for more than a thousand years. That has led to an arrogance you can\'t even begin to imagine. He pretends to be the jolly, handsome king for you humans, but he shows quite a different face to those of us in the Unseelie Court. \" Nelson asked. \"No, but he might use magic on you,\" I replied. \"He is the King of Light and Illusion.