Overflowing with fantasy and eroticism, Hamilton's latest finds Princess Meredith Gentry returning to the faerie world. The pace moves swiftly as the author craftily combines intrigue with scintillating desire.

Meredith Gentry must leave her detective work in L.A. to return to the faerie world. At the request of her aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, Princess Meredith is charged with conceiving an heir for the Unseelie court. The love scenes become increasingly spicy as Meredith makes love with members of the sidhe, beautiful men with consummate skills at lovemaking.

Her journey brings her face to face with King Sholto, Lord of That Which Passes Between. Night-hags, dangerous creatures of Sholto's kingdom, are determined to destroy Meredith, and she must use all her magical powers to save herself and Sholto. But when Sholto calls the hunt, Merry and her guards escape to St. Louis, embroiled in the fight of their lives. (Ballantine, Dec., 224 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick