A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)

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A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)

  • ISBN13: 9780345478160
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“I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne—if I can stay alive long enough to claim it.”

After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faeri

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Review by for A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)
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    Last year, I happened upon Kiss of Shadows in my library. Ever since reading that book, I have read all of the Anita Blake Series as well. I had to wait for months for Caress of Twilight to come out, and needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed. People that have not read KOS first will find this story a bit confusing because there isn’t as much background history in COT. COT was written with the assumption that the first in the series was already completed. Ms. Hamilton does not take the time to review every single character (which I am grateful for, nothing is more irritating than having to learn the history of each character over and over again in a new book). COT picks up about three months after KOS ended. Merry and her men are still working for the Grey detective agency, and they are given a case to resolve for someone not only famous in the human world, but infamous in the fey world. For those that have a yearning for romance, there is plenty to be had. For those that are more into the paranormal/violent part, there is also a good amount of that. I found that the sex scenes in this novel are much less disturbing than the ones in the Anita Blake ones (at least in Narcissus in Chains), in fact, the sex scenes are not made to be a deviation from the norm, rather they are a part of the story (although one was a bit weird for me…but it was a height issue for me personally…if you’ve read the book, you’ll understand, I don’t want to reveal it because it is a surprise). I even discovered that I no longer have a favorite heroine between the two series. Anita’s story is more about trying to keep true to herself, but there’s so much torment in her life that it’s very hard to do. I feel that Merry is much more secure in who she is and what she needs to do. I think that Ms. Hamilton does a fabulous job of weaving a story of a world that is much like our own, but vastly different as well. I think that my only complaint about this book is that it was much too short. The hardback is only about 350 pages long + or -, not over 400 as posted on this site. I would be willing to pay extra for one of her books if that’s what it takes to get a longer story, especially now that we have to wait until next year (2003) for the next installment of either Anita or Merry.

  2. smartgal says:

    Review by smartgal for A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)
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    I got this book last evening and read it in one sitting. It’s that good. The author’s Anita Blake series has become all but unreadable, but this series is fun and sexy and darkly beautiful. The faerie world and the modern human world are so well blended you can almost believe it’s real-life, and the detective story in this novel is interesting. But I bought this book for one reason only:to see more of Killing Frost, sidhe warrior and contender for the love of Princess Meredith. All the men, and Merry too, are well drawn characters, with strengths, weaknesses and delightful little quirks(I won’t give anything away but Doyle, Rhys and the goblin Kitto have some great scenes in this book). But Frost is the one to watch, as his emotions thaw and his vulnerabilty shows through his formidable sidhe armor. Hamilton does us all a great favor and allows Meredith to recognize fairly early on that Frost is her strength and her true love. I can’t wait for the next installment, and I intend to read this book again to fully enjoy the sensual imagery and clever dialogue. And Frost.

  3. Hillary says:

    Review by Hillary for A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)
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    Fortunately for me, I got this book in advance of its actual release date. I think if I had to wait for it, I might have exploded – yes, I liked Kiss of Shadows that much. This book, though good, is NOT her best. Definitely readable, definitely interesting enough to make you turn the page, but this isn’t a shocker or a heart-stopper by any means. It’s good, but not grand.Caress of Twilight picks up where Kiss of Shadows left off – Merry has come into her power. Her last hand of power has yet to manifest, and she still isn’t pregnant. The royal Ravens (the Queen’s guards) have followed her back to LA to protect her/sleep with her (Hamilton has gotten progressively more sexual in her writing . . . not sure if I personally like this, but hey, it must float somebody’s boat). Soon, Merry is asked to help out a Seelie who had been cast out of the Fae more than a century ago, and Meredith, being a nice girl, of course offers her aid. Doing so, though, gets Merry in QUITE a bit of trouble with the Seelie court, and suddenly, our wee princess is being hunted down by something big, scary and powerful. What did I like about this book? The dynamic between Frost, Doyle and Rhys (yes, Rhys gets a much bigger part in this book – thank you!). You suddenly see the contention of the three men as they try to win Merry and thus win the seat of King over the Fae. It was well done – Hamilton writes her people VERY well, and that’s possibly what I like about her the best. What did I dislike? I miss Barinthus in this one . . . he’s barely mentioned (possibly my favorite Character from Kiss). Also, the plot line takes a HUGE backseat to the relationship dynamic, which is okay at times, but very quickly becomes annoying. Ms Hamilton needs to reign in the sex and people aspect, and let loose more on the plot. I find it a bit disturbing that by the end of the book, I didn’t care who Maeve was. Considering that the plot revolved around Maeve, that’s bad. So – will I read this again? Yes. Probably. Would I recommend it as one of Hamilton’s best? No, definitely not. It’s good – it’s just enough to make me want to read the third book, but not enough to make me want to read it over and over. I hope that the next installment of the Fae series will get a plot, please . . . this one was fairly ignorable and the characters just can’t carry the book on their own. Happy Reading!

  4. DC Tower says:

    Review by DC Tower for A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)
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    I do not know if her writing has changed or I am outgrowing her characters, but I do not feel that this lived up to LKH. This is the last hardback I purchase of hers. I loved the 1st in the series, but this one was a real let down. I really feel she gets Anita(see Anita Blake series) confused w/Merry.She seems to be rushing thru these books and not giving them the previous depth that the others had. I did not feel that her characters were as well developed as previous novel and it lost my interest about 1/2 way thru. Forced myself to finish, and like I said, will no longer eagerly await her books, or purchase hard backs. From now on I am a paperback used book store girl for LKH until she goes back to better development. I would recomend 1st book in series and Anita Blake series 1-6, lost me on those after that.

  5. Bonnie Tallman says:

    Review by Bonnie Tallman for A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, Book 2)
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    This book is an excellent tale of the fae in modern america.
    Laurell K Hamilton, as usual, writes with great imagination and her unique style makes any story a spell binder. We have a modern Fae princess, the fairy court, all the old fairy tale characters come to life. If you like mythology, a bit of sex, and alternate universes you will love this book. Adult content but all lots of fun.

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