Divine Misdemeanors

Divine Misdemeanors

A Novel

Book - 2009
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You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kinr's treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heir-all for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world-and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness. While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles. But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me. I thought I'd left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever-even if they're magical.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345495969
Branch Call Number: F HAM
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 24 cm

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AlbinoBee
Jan 20, 2013

It's an alright read, but in no way does it stand on it's own. If this is the start of a new plotline then I'm all for it, but if it's not then the series really should have ended with the last book. This book raises way too many issues to just leave as is, but it's been a few years since it was published. It hurts the series more than it helps and until there's a new book in the series I'd just give this one a pass.

Incinerated_Newt Apr 26, 2012

Fun, but not neccessary. This is the book that comes after the main plot is finished and it feels like it. The characters eem to be just stumbling along looking for something to do. Hopefully Hamilton either stops or comes up with a new plotline for this one.

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dprodrig
Jan 14, 2012

There is little to no character development in this book, but there is a lot happening plot wise and since there's supposed to be another release of the Merry Gentry series this coming year, I can't wait to see what happens with regards to the humans who are linked with her, the rest of her faerie entourage, if Maeve comes back, and when are those babies going to be born and what on earth will they be like?

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Lanfear
Sep 13, 2010

Unfortunately a continuing decline in the series. It seems to be a filler book with little complexity. A frame for continuing sexual episodes that don't seem to be having the same impact or purpose as previously in the series.

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Ubalstecha
Jul 04, 2010

This installement sees our heroine, Meridith (Merry), back in LA and carrying twins that have six different fathers. (Don't ask it's complicated.) And while she is now the undisputed heir of the Winter Court, Merry wants nothing to do withe politics and has fled to LA. (Again, don't ask it's complicated.)

Buy her exile is not exactly peaceful as the lesser fey are being murdered by a serial killer and Merry is called in by the local PD to help with the investigation. And this is where this book takes a sharp left from the rest of the series in that it has a plot.

Of her series, the Merry Gentry series has been the most clearly erotic. Hamilton has admitted as much. Yet in this installment, Hamilton follows the trend of her last Anita Blake book and includes a plot that is more than than a thinly veiled excuse for her characters to have sex. And the plot is not bad - not brilliant, but not bad.

Die hard fans, do not fear! Hamilton has not become a vestial virgin with this book. There are sex scenes enough to tantalize the most jaded reader (there's tenticle sex), but they aren't the sole reason for this book. And given what Hamilton has produced in the past, that's a high compliment.

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Dec 08, 2015

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