Merry Gentry series
Author Laurell K. Hamilton
First Released October 3, 2000
Publisher Ballantine Books

The Merry Gentry series is comprised of novels written by Laurell K. Hamilton. Nine novels have been published.

The story follows faerie princess Meredith (aka Merry Gentry) as she navigates faerie politics and rises in power.

The Novels Edit

Book 1: A Kiss of Shadows Edit

After three years in hiding as a human in Los Angeles, a case with a private detective agency exposes Meredith's identity as the lost faerie princess. Someone has been using Branwyn's Tears to rape and drain energy from women of Sidhe descent. Meredith is brought back to the Unseelie court where her aunt, Queen Andais, makes Meredith an offer for the throne, but only if Meredith gets pregnant and has a child before Meredith's cousin Cel. Andais gives Meredith the Queen's Ring and allows Meredith her choice of the Queen's Ravens for help.

Book 2: A Caress of Twilight Edit

Meredith has returned to Los Angeles with her consorts to try to get pregnant. Movie star and exiled Sidhe Maeve Reed asks Meredith to help with a fertility ritual. Meredith discovers why Maeve was exiled, and King Taranis of the Seelie court would do anything to keep the secret. Meanwhile, someone has released the Nameless, and it is threatening everyone in Los Angeles.

Book 3: Seduced by Moonlight Edit

Book 4: A Stroke of Midnight Edit

A double homicide inside the Unseelie sithen has Meredith bringing in human investigators to help.

Book 5: Mistral's Kiss Edit

Book 6: A Lick of Frost Edit

King Taranis of the Seelie court accuses three of Meredith's consorts of raping a Seelie Sidhe, and he uses human authorities to try to get the three men confined to the Unseelie court. But during a mirror call with human authorities, Taranis's true intention of getting Meredith to come to him in the Seelie court is revealed. Some of the Seelie Sidhe offer Meredith the throne, but Meredith fears treachery. The goblins Holly and Ash join Meredith in Los Angeles to come into their power, and the goddess moves through Meredith and Doyle, turning Maeve Reed's estate into a new sithen and turning Frost into a white stag. Taranis abducts, severely injures, and rapes Meredith, and it is revealed at a press conference that Meredith is pregnant with twins.

Book 7: Swallowing Darkness Edit

Book 8: Divine Misdemeanors Edit

Book 9: A Shiver of Light Edit

Characters Edit

Prominent recurring characters:

  • Princess Meredith NicEssus aka Merry Gentry, the main character and narrator
  • Queen Andais of the Unseelie court, Meredith's aunt
  • Prince Cel, Andais's only son, he has made several attempts to kill Merry
  • Doyle, one of Merry's guards and consorts
  • Frost, one of Merry's guards and consorts
  • Rhys, one of Merry's guards and consorts
  • Galen, one of Merry's guards and consorts
  • Kitto, one of Merry's consorts
  • Mistral, one of Merry's consorts
  • King Sholto of the Sluagh, one of Merry's consorts
  • King Taranis of the Seelie court, Meredith's uncle
  • King Kurag of the Goblins

Navigation Edit

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