Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton

Amazon had a triple points day with their Kindle Rewards Points beta and well, let’s just say I bought this whole dang series. After A Lick of Frost, I had to continue reading the series with Swallowing Darkness. I mean, I just finished A Lick of Frost and opened up Swallowing Darkness immediately.

A quote from Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton

Irony thy name is King Taranis. After he accused three of Merry’s men of raping a Seelie Court lady, he rapes Merry. The book starts off with Merry in the hospital after her men rescue her from the Seelie Court.

A quote from Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton

While in the hospital, Galen brings Merry’s brownie grandmother to see her. But there’s a problem. Gran is bewitched by Merry’s cousin. This leads to Merry calling up the Wild Hunt to go after her cousin as a kin slayer. Evidently, not something you want to do in the Faerie courts.

Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In Swallowing Darkness, Merry learns that she needs to go to Los Angeles from the goddess herself. The two courts are not behaving like the goddess wants, so she tells Merry to get herself and her men to L.A so she can be safe.


This book is still a slow-moving story in terms of time, but yet again, so much happens. It seems like this one wraps it up well and that the story ends here, but there are two more books.

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