Free Read [Manga Book] ✓ A Stroke of Midnight - by Laurell K. Hamilton ✓

By Laurell K. Hamilton | Comments: ( 285 ) | Date: ( Dec 10, 2019 )

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 wilI 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.Enemies watch my every move My cousin Cel strives to have me killed even now from his prison cell But not all the assassination attempts are his Some Unseelie nobles have waited centuries for my aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, to become weak enough that she might be toppled from her throne Enemies unforeseen move against us enemies who would murder the least among us.The threat will drive us to allow human police into faerie for the first time in our history I need my allies now 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.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Title: A Stroke of Midnight
  • Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780345443601
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction A 1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics Hamilton is a full time writer and lives in the suburbs of St Louis with her family.

Comments A Stroke of Midnight

  • Arminzerella

    It's official. My love affair with Laurell K. Hamilton is at an end. I should send her flowers and tell her how nice the journey was. We’re going different places, you and I, Ms. Hamilton – we need to part ways, literally.Both of Laurell K. Hamilton's series have devolved into orgies – all sex, no plot. In her most recent Anita Blake release there was no time for other things to happen, because everyone was too busy getting laid – Anita more than anyone. Things aren’t much different in [...]

  • Beth

    Warning: Quite a Harsh Little Review Ahead. Actually, less a review and more a roasting. In fact, not so much a roasting as a napalming. Plus, what could be considered spoilers. If you don't already know about all the sex.I've been hearing about Lauell K Hamilton's Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series' for a while, so was curious to see what the fuss was about. Thank god I found one of the Merry Gentry books at a $5 book sale. If I'd spent any more I'd be even MORE disappointed.Maybe it's because [...]

  • Kathy Davie

    Fourth in the Meredith Gentry erotic horror/urban fantasy series revolving around an Unseelie faerie princess who is part-human, part-brownie, and half fae. And the contested heir to the throne.My TakeIt's a matter of choice and interpretation: the magic is returning to the Unseelie Court through Merry's actions. Even the sithen is coming alive, twisting time, nature, and décor. If Merry took the prudent course to placate her aunt and stay alive, what would happen to the artifacts, the magic? W [...]

  • Bunnycore

    oh oh oh, okay so we are going a different direction here. What I love, What I loath. Here we go. What I loath oh yea I am going to start with the bad news Doc. So Meryy Gentry is full of angst. Political drama and all around circle talk. I hate it, the political drama okay is a tad intresting to see how LKH sees the world of Gentry. You have so much happening, racism, violence and well just Gah! The Queen, I can not stand her. I know most people can not but for me it has to do with the fact tha [...]

  • Lisa

    Well - I am not actually sure why I keep reading these books. I am a huge fan of the Anita Blake character yes, sometimes the sex is a bit much, but I enjoy the characters and am looking forward to each new book. I like the suspense, the plot development, the relationships and the fear (I am a big chicken).I finally decided to read the Meredith Gentry books. I am actually listening to them, unabridged of course. The narrator is pretty good. The only complaint I have for her is that she changed t [...]

  • Blue Bates

    *Sigh*I didn't think it would come to this point.But it has.I've resorted to making an excel sheet so that I can remember everyone this girl is fucking.I did this with the Anita Blake books and stopped reading them because my excel sheet was needing too much upkeep. I spent more time on that damn document then I did reading.I feel like Merry Gentry books are coming to that.Unfinished list of Merry's fuck buddies so far: (view spoiler)[Doyle: darkness. looks like night timeFrost: has silver spark [...]

  • Daniel

    More of the same with Hamilton. Lots of sex interrupted by a bit of plot. This book pretty much takes place in the span of only one day and we see Merry get more action than porn star. Only reason I read these books is because Hamilton does write well and her plot (what little there is of it) is extremely interesting and is a fully developed fantasy world with many well defined characters. Shame the author can't get over her sexual fetish though. I miss the style of the early Anita Blake novels. [...]

  • Denisa

    Well, the last one was better.The story continues much the same way. Like the other books, it has some stuff that are annoying, some inconsistencies that are hard to understand, but I still like the world builder and the plot and even some characters. All in all, a pretty nice read.

  • Kathryn

    I don't know if there's much I can say in this review that I haven't said in the other three reviews. Slow pace blah blah blah, obsession with descriptions of clothing blah blah blah, Mary-Sue who's passionately hated by half the characters and passionately desired by the other half (if someone's indifferent then they're not featured in this book), and did I mention the slow pace? This one didn't even get two days of real time; apparently now the magical dwelling place of the fairie host is movi [...]

  • Jeri

    This one takes place the day after the last book, and covers less than one full day in the life of our heroine. During this period, she investigates a murder, survives several attacks (both physical and political), has amazing and magical (literally) sex with several new partners, and gains and shares new magical powers. In other words, a typical day.I both loved this one, and was disappointed in it. I loved it because I love spending more time with Merry & Co. (all those gorgeous men!), and [...]

  • Carolyn F.

    This is the audiobook. Loved the narrator. I like it the second time going through it than the first. Although it's a 3.5 stars as it's not the best. Usually she has a summation of what happens at the end of the book, but this goes straight through to Mistral's Kiss (Meredith Gentry, #5), which I started this am. Merry is back at the Faery mound and is trying to solve a crime, stay one step ahead of the queen, make then men happy and try to heal as many of the guards as she can. In between all t [...]

  • Jennifer

    The Good: Merry and her men continue to be awesome, navigating the deadly political situation they've been thrust into. A murder mystery in the Slithen mixes the world of magic and faerie with the human forensics. I love how everything Merry says or does changes the whole of faerie. Her every action seems to push the plot into a new direction. You never know what the magic may do.The Bad: The book moves at a quick pace the entire time, except when things get sexy. Those scenes seem to go on at a [...]

  • Diane

    Dudes! I'm setting myself free. I feel the same pain that I felt during the later Anita Blake books. There's just way too much description, metaphysics, and over indulged sex scenes whilst not moving the plot along quickly enough. Since I'm not familiar with the method of the madness, I'm bidding this series adieu'. I'm only reading one more Laurell K. book and that will be the last one in the Anita series that's due out soon. I mean seriouslyI was okay until the idea of goblin sex, or tentacles [...]

  • Ana

    It gets freakier and freakier. It's probably a bad sign that I really like it, right? I didn't know I had it in me. Threesomes, love, pain, voyeurism, tortureYou could say there's a little for everyone and it's partly true but I think a more sensible person can't exactly stomach the creepiest parts. I know I have some hard time with it and I've grown accustomed.The magic part of it all thoughw that's overwhelming in its beauty and power. It's my favorite part of the books along the moments with [...]

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    I don't even know how to review this! Except for at the beginning, this book was non-stop actiond not all sex ~ believe it or not. Although I must say, if threesomes or multiple partners bother you then don't read this series.It is a bit overwhelming with all the new characters but still very interesting with how LKH can come up with so many different variations of types of Fae. The threesomes were a bit much but if you have read any LKH's books then its pretty much par for the course. I would'v [...]

  • Aly is so frigging bored

    This is like a very bloody and paranormal soap opera combined with porn. I love it!

  • Samantha

    Another wonderful book to this series I love how just when you feel like things are normal and you kinda figure it all out. There is anothet huge soin to the story. Keep me hooked cant wait to start the next book

  • Angie

    Synopsis: "I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie. Now there are those among me who whisper I am more. They fear me even as they protect me. And who can blame them? I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why.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 thron [...]

  • Irene Hollimon

    This was another re-read. This Tuesday and last brought some many new books that Ive been waiting for I'm not sure to continue on re-reading this series or not. I loved this book. It had so much emotion in it I cried. I remember now why I love this author so much I once said I'd read blurbs on cereal boxes if she wrote them. She wrote one of the Star Trek TNG books and I remember being impressed with her writing even then- but alas she was already into selling Anita Blake that she unfortunately [...]

  • Dianne

    Merry is racing against timeere has been a murder within the Sithin, one of the Unseelie and a human reporter to be exact. The politics is still there, greater than ever as well as the race to get Merry pregnant before Cel is free from his torture. It is interesting that some places has this series listed under the horror genre and I would have to agree. There is one particular scene at the end when you may just have to be near a bathroom while you read it just in case you need to 'urp' while re [...]

  • C.C. Thomas

    I wish there were half stars.4 is a bit too high and 3 not nearly high enough. This series always places me in somewhat of a quandarye, well, it's just weird.The main character, Merry Gentry, is competing to become queen of a paranormal court of some really killer faeries and other creatures. The competition is between her and her cousin, Cai, who is insane and it is a race to see which of them is the first to become pregnant. With that being said, there is more sex going on in this book than an [...]

  • Danielle (Danniegurl)

    3.5Once again I find myself frustrated with this series. It's good, it has a lot going for it, but LKH has not moved us to the next point of the plot. In the last book it was 2 days before she was required to go to the Seelie court, and in this book it seems to be only 1 day has past but much has happened.I am annoyed with how the Queen isn't challenged or killed. Why hasn't the goddess decided to speak to her through Merry? Why not tell her to get her ass off the throne or face true death? I'm [...]

  • Lyndsey Dow

    Well this is a surprising turn of events, as Andais finally reveals why she can longer claim the throne. With Meredithe's powers growing, an uprising of assignation attempts on the Princesses life leave the guards, shaken and the thought and possibility of almost losing one special guard makes Meredith quite afraid of who makes her pregnant. What if the person just happens to be one of the sex guards and not one she loves? The Princess finds it hard to think of what will happen if she loses her [...]

  • Kathleen

    So this is how I would describe a Meredith Gentry book: Merry almost gets killed, then she has sex with one or more people, something mystical and mysterious happens from aforementioned sex, followed by a long conversation about how amazing it is and how it hasn't happened in many centuries and then the whole thing repeats. It gets a bit repetitive and its really kind of sad when the sex scenes are so numerous and similar that they just get boring and you find yourself skimming through them.That [...]

  • Nelly

    Mám raději Anitu, prostě je to tak a jak jsou knihy psány prakticky stejně, tak jsem se s Merry ještě moc nedokázala sžít. Každopádně příběhově a výstavbou magického světa je to zajímavý zážitek. Hamiltonová pokaždé dokazuje, jak dokonale je schopná vykonstruovat svět, který se v dnešní literatuře může zdát tuctový, ale prostě není je jedinčný. Jenže i tady autorka dokazuje, že má nejspíš trauma z dětství nebo nevím (o tom si popovídáme, až do [...]

  • Monica

    I say as I did in the review for the book following this. I would like to take Mistral out of the book and take his sexy butt home with me. He and Merry have good chemistry and even though he is new to the situation he is HOT.This book was strange. I thought the murder plot line was poorly constructed. I get maybe she was trying to keep an element of Merry's PI side but it was just strange and didn't even matter to Merry's overall plot line. It was a good read though besides that one weird, ill- [...]

  • Adele

    To quote one of my favorite movies "sex sex sex thats all they think about!" (Monty pythons life of brian).It seems so accurate when speaking about this book and series in general. This whole trying to get merry pregnant storyline is starting to wear thin. Sex with this one to save them sex with that one to form an alliance. Sex sex sex.I like erotic books but i just got a bit sick of the sex that i started to skip the sexy scenes much as i could anyway.

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads

    2.5 starsMore sex. More men. Less plot.All of the nearly 400 pages of this book took place over the course of a single day and night in the Sithen. Was the time running a bit wonky in fairyland? Well, maybe. Doesn't change the fact that all of the nearly 400 pages of this book took place over the course of a single day and night in the Sithen.Why did I agree to review A Shiver of Light, again?

  • Ashley

    This sequel was strange. It took place during the course of one day, and took place in one location, the sithen.It set up a lot of stuff for the future books, and although I wouldn't say it's as good as the others, it's an essential piece to the puzzle. I love the character Mistral, and I look forward to reading more!(Smut Warning, per usual.)

  • Petra Machová

    Ok, nebyl to zrovna můj šálek kávy. Takové porno ve fantasy hávu. Ale jakmile se to dostalo k nějakému ději, byl vcelu zajímavý a četlo se to rychleji než třetí díl. Jsem sice mírně znechucena pár věcmi, ale stále mě zajímá, co se stane a kdy se konečně vyostří konflikt s Požehnaným královstvímje recenze zde: dagon/uder-pulnoci-cas-

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