A Stroke of Midnight - Laurell K. Hamilton

Book Four of Merry Gentry Series


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A Stroke of Midnight -

Review scored two out of five stars

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 2006
ISBN: 0345443608
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Review Date: February 26, 2014
Category: Fiction, Entertainment, Porn, Heterosexual, Sex, Polyamory
Fetishes/Kinks Found Within: Blood, Fear play, Sexual Slavery

Back Cover Summary:

I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home–because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my human side will I have to give up, and how much of the sinister side of faerie will I have to embrace? To sit on a throne that has ruled through bloodshed and violence for centuries, I might have to become that which I dread the most.

The threat will drive us to allow human police into faerie for the first time in our history. I need my allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead me into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen’s new captain of her guard. Our passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await me–and danger, as well, for some at that court seek only death.

I will find new joys with the butterfly-winged demi-fey. My guards and I will show all of faerie that violence and sex are as popular among the sidhe as they are among the lesser fey of our court. The Darkness will weep, and Frost will comfort him. The gentlest of my guards will find new strength and break my heart. Passions undreamed of await us–and my enemies gather, for the future of both courts of faerie begins to unravel.

Reviewer Comments on Rating:

This book advances the plot lines a bit farther but the story continues at a crawl. The erotica portion of this book is more of the same, unimaginative sex. I continue to expect more of magic sex and this book falls short of the mark. The author tends to repeat the same vocabulary and concepts. There is a lot of trading of partners but the scenes feel very the same. I found myself skimming the sex scenes with disinterest.
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