Image of A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry)

A SHIVER OF LIGHT

Image of A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry)

Merry Gentry returns! It’s been over four years since the last book in this series came out, and it is worth the wait. It is easy to see the struggle that Hamilton had to get back into this world, but she quickly finds Merry’s voice and recaptures the magic that drew readers to this series in the first place. This entry finally brings some form of closure to the loose ends to each of Queen Andais’ and King Taranis’ plotlines, while staying true to those characters. The triplet plot twist as well as a rushed ending may seem jarring to readers, but overall this is a welcome return to the series!

Finally having conceived an heir, Merry Gentry is ready to give birth any day when she’s given some shocking news: She’s having triplets! That information quickly sends her into labor and now she, along with the men in her life, have to contend with an additional baby no one expected. While they manage this unforeseen challenge, King Taranis is suing for visitation rights and genetic testing to prove the babies are his — the fruit of his sexual assault of Merry. To further complicate matters, Queen Andais has seemingly regained her sanity and wishes to see her new nieces and nephew as well. To say new mom Merry has a lot to deal with would be an understatement. (BERKLEY, Jun., 384 pp., $27.95)
Reviewed by: 
Trent Hart