A Kiss of Shadows, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Laurell K. Hamilton's 'Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter' novels have established her as a force to be reckoned with.

Her voice is fresh, her style sensual, her characters leap off the page and her blend of the contemporary and the supernatural is both original and exciting.

Now, in A KISS OF SHADOWS, she introduces readers to an unforgettable new heroine: Meredith Gentry.

A Los Angeles private investigator with a strange speciality - supernatural crime, Merry has an even stranger secret: she's a Faerie princess in hiding, and on the run from her own otherworldly realm.

For her aunt, the malevolent Queen of Air and Darkness, has dispatched her chief bodyguard back to the mortal world to fetch Meredith back, whether she likes it or not.

She is to be the pawn in a plot that will transform the future of the Seelie and Unseelie Courts.

Her role: to enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful - and immortal - men in the world of the Sidhe.

Her reward: the crown. The penalty for refusal: death...Rich, sensual and full of earthly pleasures, dazzling magic and memorable characters, some as deadly as they are beautiful, A KISS OF SHADOWS is an unbridled tour-de-force of the imagination where folklore, myth and legend come together with thrilling, erotically-charged adventure.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780553813838



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An interesting story of faeries and humans co-existing in the modern world. The plot has potential and the non-human sex is interesting to say the least. But I'm always a little disappointed to come to the end of a book and find that it is not a complete story in itself, although I think this first book is a bit more complete than the ones that follow.

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A LKH book with a plot, I'd almost forgotten what it was like. previously I'd read a later book in the series where the plot is a couple of chapters bookending a lot of sex, but in this first installment in the Merry Gentry series there's a story taking up most of the space. Yes there's sex - of course there is, it's LKH - but not at the expense of the whole book.

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I found the writing lazy, clichéd, and lacking passion from the author, as if this were one of a batch of novels mass produced on autopilot. Some of the world-building and the faerie politics could have been very interesting, but I couldn't work through the contrived scenes of erotica and romance to actually enjoy them.I guess Laurell K. Hamilton is just not right for me. Plenty of people seem to like her and perhaps you're one of them.

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