|Plot Summary of A Caress Of Twilight|
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.
This synopsis report 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.
This synopsis report 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'?
This synopsis report prepared by Rachael
Ballantine, Apr 2002, 23.95, 336 pp.
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.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of A Caress Of Twilight|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- factions fight within govt for control
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- private investigator
If magical mental powers:
- super strength
- can cast many different spells
- can read emotions
- 20th century
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
- near future (later in 21st century)
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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