By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Princess Meredith NicEssus. felony identify Meredith Gentry, simply because “Princess” appears to be like 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 one 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 was once approximately to have triplets, she started to comprehend what that will suggest. Infertility has plagued the excessive ranks of faerie for hundreds of years. Now nobles of either courts of faerie are coming to court docket Merry and her males, at their domestic in exile within the Western Lands of la, simply because they're going to 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 even though Merry understands she used to be already pregnant while he took her, she can’t end up it.
To shop herself and her infants from Taranis she is going to use the main risky powers in all of faerie: a god of dying, a warrior referred to as 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 possibly of the excessive courts of faerie—while attempting to preserve the conflict from spreading to blameless people in la, who're at risk of changing into collateral harm
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Genesis: the story of the theory of relativity; the story of light, space, and time as correlative; of human and divine persons, also as correlative. All necessarily emerge together as promising meaning and keeping the secret of promising, which is an empty secret making empty promises that must be kept. How to keep an empty secret, empty promises? This is the question posed by the calling into existence of the human person, God’s co-conspirator in keeping the empty promise of an empty secret. Humans, too, are persons; like divine persons, they too are capable of making (empty) promises and keeping (empty) secrets.
The conversion story of the Vita nuova tells of conversion deferred, a conversion that ends by promising yet another conversion (for it promises in writing another writing that will require another new beginning). The Vita nuova concludes with the lines: After this sonnet, there appeared to me a marvelous vision in which I saw things which made me decide to write no more of this blessed one until I could do so more worthily. And to this end I apply myself as much as I can, as she indeed knows. Thus, if it shall please Him by whom all things live that my life continue for a few years, I hope to compose concerning her what has never been written in rhyme of any woman.
He knows this by the style of writing by which she is inscribed into the book of his memory. 8 His trembling heart utters the words that are wrung out of it by the master power that keeps the secret of the divine, the secret of the beginning, enclosed within itself as it expresses itself in the flesh of another. Ecce deus fortiori me, qui veniens dominabitur mihi. ” This is how the secret writes itself in the flesh: the Lord, the dominator, exercises its dominion by “taking place,” happening as the subjugation of the fleshy tablet, there to disseminate itself by conjugating, verbalizing itself in the pulse-strokes of blood-writing.
A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry, Book 9) by Laurell K. Hamilton