Thursday, November 18, 2010

Spotlight Series: Meredith Gentry

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. She is the author of the bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and also the author of the Meredith Gentry. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family. 

Laurell K. Hamilton introduced me to a world of vampires beyond Anne Rice's angsty characters with her Anita Blake series. After devouring the series, I moved on to her Meredith Gentry series and was introduced to both the faerie world and idea that a series could mainly revolve around sex. Yes, there is a lot of sex in this series, but it's good sex. It carries the story line and while graphic, it never seems gratuitous.

Important Characters to Know
Meredith Gentry - Faerie princess and private investigator. Will become Queen of the Unseelie court if she proves fertile. 33 years old. Mortal.

Rhys - Merry's guard/lover. Over 2000 years old. Former death god.

Galen Greenhair - Merry's guard/lover. 100 years old. Mix of fey and pixie.

Doyle - Merry's guard/lover. Over 1700 years old. Captain of the Queen's Ravens.

Sholto - Merry's lover. King of the Slaugh. Over 200 years old.

Frost - Merry's guard/lover. Over 2000 years old. Doyle's second in command.

Andais - Queen of Air and Darkness, Queen of the Unseelie Court. Merry's aunt. Over 1000 years old. Infertile.

Meredith Gentry
(in reading order, links lead to my reviews)
  1. A Kiss of Shadows
  2. A Caress of Twilight
  3. Seduced By Moonlight
  4. A Stroke of Midnight
  5. Mistral's Kiss
  6. A Lick of Frost
  7. Swallowing Darkness
  8. Divine Misdemeanors
If you like the Meredith Gentry series, you should try:
The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K, Hamilton
The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong
The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

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