Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Review: Swallowing Darkness- by Laurell K. Hamilton

Meredith Gentry is a princess of faerie, she is also heir to the Unseelie thrown. Finally pregnant with twins, it looks as if her future in faerie will be set as long as she can stay safe from her Uncle Taranis and cousin Cel. What happens, though, if there are more plots than they ever imagined? Will they ever be safe? How can the men protect Merry and her child, while she tries to protect them all?
I have been a follower of the Merry Gentry series, and it is a series that I both love and tire of sometimes. I must say I was very happy with Swallowing Darkness. It would not be a good book in the series to start with, as it picks up right where A Lick of Frost ended. This book did a much better job than some of the others in the series of continuing to move forward with the plot while keeping a balance with the love scenes that Laurell K. Hamilton likes to put in her books. Some of the books have been way to full of them to where it takes away from the story, but as I said before I found there to be much more of a balance in this one.
I am interested to know what others think about this book. It had an ending to it, like none of the others did. Really, I would have been happy enough with the series ending with this book. There is plenty more to be told, don't get me wrong, but the book did rather wrap up the story. Now, that I have said that, Divine Misdemeanors is out now, so hopefully soon I can read for myself exactly where next Laurell K. Hamilton is going to take us in Merry's world.


Anonymous said...

I've seen this at the library several times and wondered about the series. Maybe I'll pick up the first one.

Amanda Leigh said...

I really enjoy it. Not as much as I'm liking the beginning of the Anita Blake series, but I do really like it. I hear it's about to take a new twist with her new book Divine Misdemeanors. I need to go pick up that book soon. I will let you know that it took me a little while through the first book to get into it, if I remember correctly, but since then I've enjoyed most of the series.