2005: #40 – A Kiss of Shadows (Laurell K. Hamilton)

2005: #40 – A Kiss of Shadows (Laurell K. Hamilton)A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Merry Gentry #01
Published by Ballantine Books on February 26th 2002
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 468
Also by this author: Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings

My name is Meredith 'Merry' Gentry, but of course it's not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don't even know why.
I fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since. As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency: Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions. My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world. Even by human standards, my magic isn't flashy, which is fine by me. Flashy attracts attention and I can't afford that.
Rumour has it that I am dead. Not quite. I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch. I have been careful, but not careful enough. The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.
So the running is over. But the fighting has just begun.

Book #40 was A Kiss of Shadows, the first book in Laurell K. Hamilton’s Meredith Gentry series.

This book is best categorized as “light on plot, heavy on sex”. It wasn’t bad, if you like to see how many different characters can have sex in the same book, sometimes under quite extraordinary circumstances. However, I like Laurell K Hamilton, so I’ll probably read more of these.

Book count: 40/50 — 80%
Pages in book: 480
Page count: 14,057/15,000 — 93.71%