By Laurell K. Hamilton
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. criminal identify Meredith Gentry, simply because “Princess” seems so pretentious on a driver’s license. i used to be the 1st faerie princess born on American soil, yet I wouldn’t be the single one for a lot longer...
Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was once descended from fertility goddesses, but if she realized she used to be approximately to have triplets, she started to comprehend what that would suggest. Infertility has plagued the excessive ranks of faerie for hundreds of years. Now nobles of either courts of faerie are coming to courtroom Merry and her males, at their domestic in exile within the Western Lands of la, simply because they'll do whatever to have infants in their own.
Taranis, King of sunshine and phantasm, is a extra risky challenge. He attempted to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s utilizing the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of many infants is his. And notwithstanding Merry is familiar with she was once already pregnant whilst he took her, she can’t turn out it.
To store herself and her infants from Taranis she is going to use the main harmful powers in all of faerie: a god of demise, a warrior often called the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. they're her enthusiasts, and her dearest loves, and they'll face down the may of the excessive courts of faerie—while attempting to retain the warfare from spreading to blameless people in la, who're at risk of changing into collateral harm.
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It wasn舗t that, if awake, this lot would plague her much. They knew better. But she enjoyed the privacy. To the veteran of prison, solitude can offer few unsavory surprises. She removed her shawl and hung it on a branch, and with steps that whispered in the pine needles, she approached the water. A small cove of Restwater, Oz舗s inland sea, made an intimate bathing chamber. Once out of sight of her sleeping companions舒out of sight should they awaken, that is舒she unfastened the clasps of her tunic and lifted it over her shoulders.
Jemmsy, is it? Jemmsy, I can舗t have anything to do with soldiers! Soldiers and their campaigns, Jemmsy. 舡 舠Don舗t kid yourself,舡 said Jemmsy. 舡 舠If I舗m not mistaken, Jemmsy, you were among that troop a few nights ago, Jemmsy, boasting about bagging pussy and all that? 舡 舠You totally don舗t get it. But this is my punishment? 舡 It was at this remark that Brrr first surmised that not all Lions could speak. 舠You舗re raving, perhaps from starvation,舡 said Brrr. 舡 He lit out in the direction of Tenniken, in the direction that the fallen man suggested, and when he came across a slope of ripe strawberries he picked several quarts with his mouth and brought them back, delivering them one by one with a roll of his tongue.
We find what seems to have been the lucky break or the big mistake, and so we thank our lucky stars that we took the road less traveled or curse the fates that sent that little wavelet that flipped us on our backs. With hindsight, we seem to see that everything preceding the pivotal point was leading up to it, tending toward it, and that everything following it grew from it. To any observer outside the lucky one himself, however, luck is simply chance. Chance is neutral. 舒Eric Kraft, 舠I Consider My Luck,舡 from Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales Contents Map Epigraph Significant Families of Oz A Brief Outline of the Throne Ministers of Oz Deposition of an Oracle Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 The Nursery in the Forest Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 No Good Old Days to Speak Of Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 A Coward for His Country Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 A Question of Influence Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 The Past Approaches Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 The Shroud of the Cowardly Lion Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Acknowledgments About the Author Also by Gregory Maguire Credits Copyright About the Publisher SIGNIFICANT FAMILIES OF OZ The House of Ozma The Thropps of Munchkinland The Uplands of Gillikin The Tigelaars, Arjiki chieftains of the Vinkus A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE THRONE MINISTERS OF OZ Augmented with notes about selected incidents of interest to students of modern history THE OZMA YEARS The matrilineal House of Ozma established.