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A Lick of Frost

(Merry Gentry #6)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  30,374 ratings  ·  662 reviews
Commanded by her aunt, the dark Queen Andais, to conceive a child as heir to the throne, Meredith Gentry, a half-mortal, half-faerie princess, returns to Los Angeles, only to find herself and her lovers trapped between the dark and light faerie courts and human law.
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Published October 23rd 2007 by Brilliance Audio
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Nov 19, 2007 rated it it was ok
I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for Meredith to get pregnant already and for there to be some forward movement of plot in these books. Also, I was getting tired of the strung together scenes of magic...more sex...some more new magic.

This book really toned down on the sex, thank goodness. And, to be fair, the plot did inch forward infinitesimally. But this book was quite boring. It was a bunch of mirror conversations. First Merry talks to Taranis is the mirror for eleventy-b
Lori Whitwam
I can't decide what I think about the latest installment in the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Yes, I like the series. Yes, I like Merry and Darkness and Rhys and Frost and Galen, etc. The last couple of books have bothered me on some levels, mainly that they take place over the span of only about one day, and are over-packed with intrigue, politics, alliances, sex (recreational, procreational and/or political... not bad, just sort of a LOT of it for reasons I'm not always clear ...more
Ok, so we actually get a lot of progression here.

Merry and her gang have left the court behind and are back in LA, but of course court politics have not left her. Now, Taranis, the King of the Seelie court has accused three of Merry's men of raping a lady of his court. Blindsided by this accusation, Merry has no choice but to confront her uncle about his lies. But of course this doesn't go as planned and has disastrous consequences.

I remember being so excited to read this book because Frost was
May 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
I thought, "What the hell." Hamilton has sold enough books to fill a desiccated Lake Eerie, so I just had to pick one up, almost in spite of my own literary snobbishness. I've been wrong before. The fourth Harry Potter movie was out before I decided to pick up Philosopher's Stone and I was pleasantly surprised at the journey the good Ms. Rowling took me on.

I will tell you that I tried. Twenty pages worth of trying. The book (read: paper better used for wiping the asses of dysentery sufferers) w
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
For me this series gets better with each book. I am always expecting the new love twist, the new magic, some new development. But this one, broke my heart....
I tend to get sucked into the books that I read that I truly love and enjoy.. I feel the emotions and develop my relationships with the characters.
Through out this series I have chosen my favorites...Doyle, Rhys, Frost, Galen and Kitto. I care a lot for the others, but these five are my favorites.
So much happens in this book, so many realiz
Review at book 9
Oct 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
Holy crap. Now that's what I'm talking about. I've been giving LKH's Merry Gentry books progressively lower ratings because...well, my estimation of them has fallen greatly. What started as a magnificent series with lots of potential and a keen awareness of Celtic mythology had fallen into 200-some pages of endless sex romps with multicolored men.

Until now.

This book definitely turns all of that on its head, and actually *furthers the plot*...something that LKH has avoided for at least several b
Yay, finally! I can give a book in this series 4 stars!

Yup, this one was better than the others. I absolutely adored it!
Peggy O'Connell
Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love this book, I love this series. This is the 6th book in the Meredith Gentry series. This was yet another book that I just couldn't put down. I can't get enough of Merry Gentry's world. Love it. Better than the Anita Blake series. Love the play on Celtic lore, the love story, the push for non christian perspectives. Absolutely adore Dole. Laurell finally got a powerful man right, no breaking this one down into fluff like she did with her vampire hero in the Blake series. Highly recommended ...more
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of LKH books
This is one of the best books in the Merry Gentry series! I loved it!

The plot thickens with Merry awakening all sorts of new powers in both the seelie and unseelie courts...

There is of course HOT sex, but also a great plot as well!!! Im am really impressed by this one and cant wait for the Swallowing Darkness!!!

Aly is so frigging bored
These books would be perfect if someone killed Taranis and Cel
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Given that this is the book initiates the baby daddy thing that made me nope out originally, I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Actually, it's one of the strongest in the series plot-wise, and some of those emotional punches hit. ...more
Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Ah, the next book in the Meredith Gentry series (book #6 if you want to keep track). This is a series that I read because I like reading about the Seelie and Unseelie courts. I am not sure why else I read it. The plot is complex and interwoven and the characters interesting. Meredith herself is an interesting contrast of personality traits. Like most of Laurell Hamilton's books I think I can best review this by breaking it down into the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This series makes no secret abo
Suzanne the Bookaholic and Proud
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, adult
This was a jaw dropping amazeballs awesome read, I really enjoyed this book than the others in the series, and hope the next is just as good or better, so gonna keep it short and sweet, and hope not to give too much away, but if your enjoying this series Hury up and get to this one, you will soooo not regret it and glad you kept reading them
Happy Reading peeps!!! 🌟
After Galen accidentally released all the prisoners in the Hall of Mortality in book 5, Merry and her guards are whisked back to LA and away from her cousin's insanity. Except that they're far from safe when King Taranis sets his sights on luring Merry to his court through whatever means necessary. More wild magic is released and Merry receives news that is both welcome and heartbreaking. Parts of this book killed me. Come to think of it, that's probably why I never read the latest books that ca ...more
Re-read that retained all its original stars.
pardon if this becomes a gushing review but I am not sorry so here we go.

This is by far one of my favorites of this series, Tretchory is a foot. I always wanted to say that. *ahem*

So much has happened in this book so many things and it wasn't all happy. There is so much to go through so I am going to start.

Merry's guards were accused of rape of a noble woman, and they had to go see the lawyers. From here is when hell in the form of beautiful light broke down on them. Tarnis want Merry to be h
Dec 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-faeries
The Good: Taranis has been discussed at length many times in the previous books, but we finally get to see him as a major character in A Lick of Frost. Everything mentioned before pales in comparison to the reality of what Taranis is capable of. Things get dark and gritty quickly and Hamilton is the queen of dark and gritty. Some very powerful, emotional, devastating stuff goes on here with Taranis and beyond. Merry experiences bitter joy and deep loss, all in the confines of needed plot progres ...more
Apr 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
He came to his knees and put his hands on my arms, and stared down into my face. "I will love you always. When this red hair is white, I will still love you. When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin. When your face is full of the line of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face, I will treasure you all the ...more
Jun 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

I think this is the first Merry Gentry novel that focuses significant time on plot rather then sex! In fact, I don't think sex happens until after page 200 (which is pretty amazing, given I guess-ta-mate that the previous book had about 20 pages that _weren't_ sex). Events happen, evil plotting occurs! It isn't resolved, but the book reminded me of why I used to really like Laurell Hamilton's work. We get more actions from the King of the Seelie court! Poli
Sep 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I want it now!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhh!!! oh I can't wait. This is going to be awesome. Hey if anybody wants to discuss anything about Laurell K Hamilton's two series this one and the Anita Blake one check out Ladies who Love Laurell in the Group section. (we are under books and Literature then Romance) We got a discussion going about who's going to be Merry's babies daddy, so stop bye and throw in your two cents. Personall I think...

DOYLE FOR KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am not exactly sure why I keep reading this series--besides of the sex I mean. Pure stubbornness, most likely. I just want to see what happens next. The storyline is pretty far fetched, but I still buy into it more than into the magic described in Stolen (see my previous review). Also my imagination gets a great workout, trying to picture the outlandish looks of all of Merry's bed companions.
Kathy Davie
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
Sixth in the Meredith Gentry erotic urban fantasy series revolving around a half-human faerie princess and her Merry Men.

My Take
The joys and miseries continue to accumulate as Merry’s magic continues to bring back powers that were lost and rouse jealousy within the queen as she fumes over the loss of her guard to Merry’s side, about the bright flavors that Merry causes to arise in the Unseelie Court, and the rumors flooding back to the Unseelie Court from the Seelie.
Andais is so angry she would
This book is hard to rate for me. Less than four, more than three... maybe a 3.85? The book starts off maybe a little slow, but then it warps into high speed with a LOT of information thrown at you. I am still trying to sort this all out so this review may be more of that, less than an actual review.

Merry and her guards are back in L.A. and are living in Maeve Reed's star Hollywood home. They are around 20 people or so and at this point the house itself is becoming a little small for everyone.
Gator Girl Eaton
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Library book borrowed

I'm going to give this one an extra star because it was such a quick read. (Because it was a shorter book; NOT because it was so enjoyable that I couldn't put it down.) Lol

It wasn't that bad. Usual Merry the sex fairy and LKH writing.
Spoiler Warning......

Merry is finally PREGNANT!!!!
NOW starts the intro to the Jerry Springer Fae Show: today we'll reveal who the father of your baby is! First,'re pregnant with not just one baby .... BUT 2 babies!!!!
And each baby h
Jill Wood (Midnight Book Obsessions)
I have without a doubt, really enjoyed this series so far. There have been a few issues throughout that I wish had been written a little differently, specifically with more emotion. It was my chief complaint also with Hamilton's Anita Blake series. The emotional connections are just slow or completely missing.
The Merry Gentry series has captivated me with it's intricate, gothic, gruesome world of Faerie. I LOVE Hamilton's Fae world. But again, it just lacked that little something extra that hoo
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the sixth book of the Merry Gentry series the king of the Seelie court, Taranis has accused several of Meredith's guards of a crime and seeks justice from the human courts. If that sounds really dumb, it's because it is. It was also quite boring to read about.

However, there are crrraazzzzyyy revelations in this book once we get past the weirdo lawyers mirror calling stuff. There is by far the most movement of the plot in this book than any of the others (except for the one where Meredith beco
I'd been thinking and wishing that this series would have more plot and it delivered in the worst/best possible way. God, the horror that rocks the finale of this book - two separate, awful blows.

I shan't spoil it. I'll instead say that this book isn't standalone, none of the books in this series are standalone, they're all part of one long tale of Merry and her sex adventures. This one has sex, but then it delivers on plot and whoof.

Highly recommended if you liked the others, not recommended at
Sandy Schleich
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was just as good as her other books in the series. I like the story on the action in this book but I wasn’t too excited about the sex description. And the author really has a very interesting imagination about how Mary ended up pregnant and with how many babies and who the fathers were.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ugh, this one.

I really wanted to give this one a good rating. I was planning to right up until the end. Like a 3.5/4. So much was done right in this book. So much was an improvement over the others in the series. But then... well, let's start with the good.

This book feels like a novella, even though when I checked the page count, it was more like a slim novel. Like Mistral's Kiss, it has the name of one of Merry's lovers, Frost, in the title, which usually means a novella focused somewhat on tha
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Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis ...more

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