Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, Book 7)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Cover Artist: Don Sipley
Review by Harriet Klausner
Ballantine Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345495938
Date: 04 November 2008 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Being a fairy princess is a heartbreaking and dangerous occupation; as Princess Meredith NicEssus of the Unseelie Court knows. Her Aunt the Queen promises that if she gets pregnant before her son impregnates someone; she will be the heir to the throne. Very few children are born in Fairie world, which is slowly dying. Now that Merry has come into her own powers, hope arises that the two Faerie Courts will revitalize. Merry is carrying twins who have six fathers including two men she loves, Doyle and Frost. The latter becomes the white stag as a sacrifice so his Merry can survive; she misses him dearly. From official release/information:
Book Description: Merry Gentry is not your average private investigator. Half human, half faerie, she's caught in a struggle that threatens not only her life, but the lives of those she desires and holds dear. Her very existence and her rightful place on the throne of Faerie have long depended on her ability to produce an heir - and now, after many failed attempts, the services of her royal guards have found her pregnant...It is a triumphant moment, but revelation follows revelation: for Merry carries two babies, and she knows thay they have more than one father...And of course, there are those of her own flesh and blood who want Merry dead, but she is a fighter and wields a wild magic. And this is her world, where the magical and the mortal intertwine, where folklore, fantasy and erotically charged adventure collide...