... The first series she started, 'Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter', started off with 'Guilty Pleasures' and is now onto its 14th novel, (Danse Macabre), and has the latest edition, 'The Harlequin,' lined up for release sometime in June 2007.
The second series, Merry Gentry's story, is currently ... Read review
fresh, original storyline, a modern slant on an old myth, and of course, Merry Gentry
a bit confusing with all the different types of fey, but it becomes clearer
"...general tone is written as a mix of fantasy and an alternate history. The point of deviation from normal history is when Thomas Jefferson gave the Unseelie and Seelie courts asylum after they were exiled from Europe. However, Jefferson said that they could not set themselves up to be worshipped as gods, or they risked being evicted from American soil.
Meredith NicEsus is a faerie. No, she isn't two inches tall, and no, she doesn't have wings. ..."
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Quick review of A Kiss of Shadows - Laurell K. Hamilton
"It is the first in the merry gentry series, a very well paced book, the characters are believable and the narrative is strong and vivid, this is definitely a book to get lost in. something I'd recommend for people that can't get enough of the paranormal.
Merry Gentry is your Fairy princess in disguise, but if it just your average everyday fairytale i wouldn't bother reviewing. Merry the human world working for a detective agency, trying her best to stay out of notice of her sadistic aunt. If she stayed safe for the entire novel it wouldn't be much of a story, so in comes the sinfully handsome royal guards, allot of magic, add in suspense and murder, hey presto. A masterpiece!
Although, the series up to book are great, everything else goes downhill as Hamilton, begins to focus more on sex, rather tahn plot, but we can only hope it gets better.
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"...is totally extraordinary and is a very intriguing book. It made me question my opinion on the supernatural world.
I'm pretty sure that this is a trilogy and the only complaint I am going to make is that I wish there was another book to follow the last of the trilogy. like the Anita Blake series, this is another excellent book and the detail and the storyline is totally wonderful.
Laurell K. Hamilton's work is forever impressing me, and I've ..."
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