Monday, November 10, 2008

National Blog Posting Month # 10: A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton


Well, I am an Anita Blake fan, and enjoy that series (also written by Laurell K. Hamilton) a lot. I liked A Kiss Of Shadows, the previous novel in this series about faerie princess Meredith NicEssus, aka Merry Gentry, and I also liked this one, A Caress of Twilight. No doubt the Anita Blake series is the best one though. In this one, Princess Merry finds herself back from faerie-land, in her apartment in Los Angeles, where she is working as a private eye. But Merry has other things on her mind, and her detective skills are put somewhat on hold in this one. Her more or less evil aunt, the Queen of the Unseelie Court, has named Merry heir to the faerie throne IF she produces as child before the queen's own son, Prince Cel, does. The Queen has given Merry a handful of men from her royal guard, and they take turns trying to impregnate Merry. Her goblin-pet Kitto also turns out to be something else in this book, and even though there is a little mystery, it is other things this story revolves around. I still haven't found out if Sidhe, Fey, Slouagh, Seelie, Unseelie etc are real words in the English language (I cannot find Danish translations for them), but the book is entertaining and easily read. There are some (toned down) sexual scenes in the book, but it is not as 'weird' as in the previous novel. I did not love this book, but I am nevertheless looking forward to read the next one.
This is my 10th post in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.

6 comments:

Beth F said...

Thanks for the review. I have two Hamilton books in my TBR pile. I really have to get to them!

Bogsider said...

Which Hamilton books are they? If they are from the Anita Blake or the Merry Gentry series, I think they are best read from the beginning :-)
Have a great day

Louise

Beth F said...

The first one is A Kiss of Shadows. I don't know which series. I'll be reviewing it when I get around to it.

I just noticed that you're Danish. I was in Copenhagen, Ribe, and Tonder earlier this year (May). I absolutely loved Denmark. Wonderful people and a beautiful land.

Bogsider said...

Thanks Beth! You should be glad you are not visiting in November ;-) It's so cold and dark now that I am feeling sleepy all the time. I live in Copenhagen and while I love my city, during fall and winter, it is pretty dull and grey.

The A Kiss Of Shadows is the first one in the Merry Gentry series. I am looking forward to read your comments on it once you get around to read it.

Louise

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

Hey, nice review. It sounds interesting, for sure. The word 'Fey' is just another term for fairy, but more fairy-like. I do not recognise any of the other words, though. But fey is considered a more archaic term, so maybe they are old words that are no longer used? I cannot be sure, though. But I hope that helps.

Bogsider said...

Thanks Morgan! I have definitely been wondering about those words. I may head over to one of the fantasy blogs as simply ask there ;o)