A Caress of Twilight

Book 2 of the Meredith Gentry series written by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Faeries, Fallen Gods, and Death in Book 2 of the Merry Gentry Series

  • Mar 5, 2010
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My original review for this book was a few sentences long, so my details are not as precise as I would like. The entry read as follows: 

"I enjoyed this novel because the author developed Meredith's character even more than the first one in the series. I was a bit disappointed that Laurell K Hamilton did not elaborate on the relationship between Merry and Frost more, but I am hoping that the third novel will go into more details about it. My only negative comment about this book was the abrupt ending." 

Now to expand on my thoughts...this book seals the deal for me: I am determined to read this entire series no matter what (If we are extremely lucky, it won't end for a long time!). It is obvious between the first and second book that Hamilton is writing an amazing series filled with dark ideas, sexual and explicit situations, and an all around creative world very different than most books in a traditional fantasy setting. I appreciate the blending of genres (fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, and suspense/thriller, to name a few) and the witty repertoire of the characters. Ultimately though, This is a dark fantasy series that explores the relationships between the light and dark sides of life. 

Book two pulls the reader back from the private detective agency while the politics of the Seelie and Unseelie courts are expanded. Even though I missed some of Merry's original profession, I did enjoy learning more about her character's history. In fact, she becomes even more "bad ass" because of the growth of her Faerie powers as well as her leadership role among the men in her consort. Merry is still focused on her original goal from book one, which is the only way to claim the Unseelie throne, but that doesn't prevent Hamilton from jam-packing the book with endless thrills and side quests. 

In comparing the first and the second book, I enjoyed the start to the series just a bit more because it felt more balanced and the ending wasn't as abrupt. Still, the abrupt ending did its job--hooked me to read the third book. 

Overall, I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a blend of sex, magic, wit, and romantic dilemma. However if you don't condone polygamous relationships or are easily offended by sex, this might not be the book for you. There are also a wide array of strange and unusual creatures, which can be a bit frightening. In order to truly enjoy A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, #2), the reader must have an open mind to try new things. If you do, then you won't be disappointed with this purely entertaining novel.
Faeries, Fallen Gods, and Death in Book 2 of the Merry Gentry Series

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March 19, 2010
Hmmm...a faerie princess turned private investigator? That's different. I'm intrigued by that alone, lol. Anything involving faeries is usually a definite no-no for me (too corny), but it sounds like a lot of different genres and ideas are being blended together here. I might have to take a look at this, lol. :-)
March 19, 2010
LOL! It would be SOOOO cool if you read this series! Shelli and I would have a ball discussing the books with you! I bet the graphic sexual scenes might catch you off guard, though. You're a bit of a prude in that regard (no offense meant!) ;)
 
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review by . September 27, 2010
Political turmoil, sex,and the release of an ancient evil...what else could you want??
This is book number two of the Meredith Gentry series, after having read book number one i was intrigued....and really ready to know what happens next. Will she get pregnant and take the throne of the Unseelie court? Or will her cousin win the race, produce a child and become king? With all the political issues brewing at the end of the first book this one could have gone many different ways. I'm not going to ruin the story for what i hope are soon-to-be readers so all i will say is that by …
review by . October 03, 2010
Political turmoil, sex,and the release of an ancient evil...what else could you want??
This is book number two of the Meredith Gentry series, after having read book number one i was intrigued....and really ready to know what happens next. Will she get pregnant and take the throne of the Unseelie court? Or will her cousin win the race, produce a child and become king? With all the political issues brewing at the end of the first book this one could have gone many different ways. I'm not going to ruin the story for what i hope are soon-to-be readers so all i will say is that by …
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A faerie princess turned private investigator in a world where faeries are not only known to the general public, but are also fashionable, the title heroine is Princess Meredith NicEssus, also known as Merry Gentry. As niece to Andais, The Queen of Air and Darkness, she is a royal of the Unseelie Court. While her aunt tried to kill her as a child, she has since offered her the title as crown princess as the Court needs more heirs. 
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ISBN-10: 0345435273
ISBN-13: 9780345435279
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy/Thriller, fantasy, mystery, SciFi/Fantasy, SciFi/Fantasy/Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller,Science Fiction, Science fiction novel, Scifi, SciFi/Fantasty, Mystery & Thrillers, Thriller, Suspense/Thriller, Romance
Publisher: Ballentine Books
Date Published: March 26, 2002
ISBN: 0345435273
Format: Hardcover
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