I am Meredith, princess of faerie, and at long last, I am
with childâ€“twins, fathered by my royal guard. Now I must
stay alive to see my children born, as conspirators from
every court plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my
guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel.
But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the
goblins and the sluagh who will stand by me. Those who would
defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price. To
protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anythingâ€“even if it
means waging a battle against my darkest enemies and making
the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie.