A Caress Of Twilight Book Summary and Study Guide

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Caress of Twilight, a continuation of Kiss of Shadows, unveils more mystery, magic and sex for Merry Gentry, aka Princess Meredith. The race is on to see who can conceive a child first, Merry or her cousin, prince Cel. Since prince Cel is being tortured throughout the duration of this novel, Merry has a pretty good head start. That is, if she doesn't managed to get killed by her uncle, King Taranis of the Seelie Court.
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The review of this Book prepared by Karen Moss

Princess Meredith/P.I. Merry Gentry must become pregnant by one of several men before her cousin can produce an heir in order to gain the Unseelie throne. In the process, she must battle her emotions, a huge magical critter, the High King of the Seelie Court, and appease her Aunt, the Queen of the Unseelie Court.
The review of this Book prepared by DJ Haller

It has been nearly 6 months since Cel was imprisoned and Meredith is still not pregnant. Returning to her old job with her male consorts she is soon embroiled in the case of film star Maeve Reed. What is the secret that King Taranis is hiding? Will the knowledge of the secret bring her closer to the throne, or to death? And why after all these years has her mother finally contacted her and offered to 'catch up'?
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael

Ballantine, Apr 2002, 23.95, 336 pp.
ISBN: 0-345-43527-3

    Princess Merry of the Unseelie Court has been made co-heir to the throne along with her cousin Cel. The first one to get pregnant or give a woman an heir will be the new ruler of the court. Even though Cel is under punishment now for six months, Merry has too many enemies to feel safe at the court. She returns to Los Angeles with her harem of males and goes back to her old job as a private detective.

    A very famous movie star Maeve Reed hires Merry to perform a fertility rite so she can get pregnant by her husband before he dies. She was banished from the Seelee Court because she knows a secret about its king that would get him killed if it was ever revealed. Before Merry can perform the ceremony, the Nameless has been released on the world with Merry and Maeve as its specific targets, and unless someone can stop it, a massacre will occur.

    Readers were introduced to Merry in A KISS OF SHADOWS but in the sequel, A CARESS OF TWILIGHT Merry finally comes into her own. She is no longer fearful and anxious, but instead is a fully mature woman ready to fight to keep her people safe. There is enough romance, action, fantasy and adventure to keep lovers of all genres satiated.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 45%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   super strength    -   can cast many different spells    -   can read emotions    -   healing


Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times    -   near future (later in 21st century)    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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