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 start to an inheritor of my very own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, might be unfastened to do what she so much wishes: set up her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me.
My royal guards encompass me, and my most sensible loved–my Darkness and my Killing Frost–are consistently beside me, sworn to guard and make like to me. yet nonetheless the possibility grows larger. 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 l. a., hoping to outrun the collection shadows of court docket intrigue. yet even exile isn’t adequate to flee the clutch of these with darkish designs.
Now King Taranis, strong and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie court docket, has leveled accusations opposed to my noble guards of a heinous crime–and has long gone as far as to invite the mortal specialists to prosecute. If he succeeds, my males face extradition to faerie and the hideous consequences that look forward to them there. yet i do know that Taranis’s fees are baseless, and that i feel that his precise aim is me. He attempted to kill me whilst i used to be a toddler. Now I worry his intentions are way more terrifying.
From the Hardcover edition.