Stroke of Midnight : Urban Fantasy Paperback
Part of the Merry Gentry series
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie. I have departed the safe haven of Los Angeles to face the peril and deception of my first home, the Unseelie court.
There, my enemies are many, and my guards may not be able to protect me from the treachery of the unseen foes that will stop at nothing to keep me from the throne.
As for my quest to produce an heir and thereby save myself and all that is faerie from utter destruction - well, I am still trying.
As pregnancy becomes ever more urgent, I must leave the protected beds of the Queen's Ravens and lie with other men, men whose designs and allegiances remain in question. And a night of delirious passion will transport me and my new lovers to another place, the mysterious dead gardens - an event that portends great unrest in the forces of magic.
In order to save myself and those I love, I must walk into the very mouth of danger, and visit the Goblins in their lair - as well as the cunning King Taranis himself, who has an astonishing proposal for me.
For I alone hold the power to rescue the universe, even if it requires aligning with my greatest and most dangerous of adversaries. But I'm running out of time...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2006
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780553816334
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Review by johnthefireman
Not sure why I keep buying these books. There seem to be a lot of authors nowadays who know how to hook readers with fairly mediocre stuff and keep the money rolling in. I like the basic concept of faeries coexisting with humans in the modern world, and what one can discern of a plot has potential. I would like, one day, perhaps to find out how it ends. The eroticism is interesting. By using non-human characters it gives the author scope to explore things which are unlikely, probably impossible and possibly illegal in terms of human sexuality. But the books are so wordy and rambling, a bit like a TV soap opera which tries to spin every incident out interminably. In the midst of supposedly important, dangerous and fast-moving events the characters seem to spend most of their time engaged in idle chit-chat. The content of the first four books could easily have been edited into one good length novel - but then there wouldn't have been so much revenue, I suppose. But I'll keep reading them.
Review by wyvernfriend
Yet more sex in this story of Merry Gentry trying to get pregnant so she can take the throne. Interesting but nothing amazing. Sometimes the characters almost seem like parodies of their original selves.