By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Meredith Gentry, princess and inheritor obvious to the throne within the realm of faerie, onetime deepest investigator within the mortal international. To be topped queen, i have 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 so much wants: set up her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me. My royal guards encompass me, and my top loved–my Darkness and my Killing Frost–are consistently beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the risk 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 adequate to flee the snatch 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 past as far as to invite the mortal professionals to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that watch for them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i feel that his real objective is me. He attempted to kill me whilst i used to be a baby. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.From the Hardcover version.
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Galen stepped inside, but I kept his arm stretched out, because I did not step Page 49 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 06 A Lick of Frost forward. \"Merry, please,\" he said. \" \"I can\'t go forward either. If I am to be queen, then I have to stop running. To be ruler of a faerie court means I must be a warrior, too. \" He tried to pull me inside. I put a hand on the wall to keep some leverage. \"You are mortal,\" he said. \" \"We could all die,\" I said. \"The sidhe are no longer immortal.
That I wasn\'t just some Unseelie noblewoman to impress. I wasn\'t too insulted; except by his use of my first name, he did the same kind of crap to Queen Andais. The two of them had been trying to outmagic each other for centuries. I had simply been dropped into the middle of a game that I had no hope of winning. If Andais herself could not shut down Taranis\'s magic in a mirror call, then my own much more humble abilities were outclassed. My men and I had known that coming into this call. I had hoped that with the lawyers present, Taranis might tone things down a bit.
He put me down, but kept my hand, as if he knew I might go back. He\'d pressed the button to call the elevator. I heard the machinery behind the doors whirring. I couldn\'t leave. I knew in that instant that when the doors opened, I wouldn\'t get on. I couldn\'t leave them. I couldn\'t leave them not knowing who was hurt, and how badly. I stepped back, pulling on Galen\'s hand. He looked at me, his green eyes a little wide, his pulse still thudding against the side of his pale throat above the tie and collar the lawyers had made him wear.
A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton