Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7)

Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7) - Laurell K. Hamilton The tags Sex, Faerie and Politics almost say it all. Merry has escaped her uncle, who now claims fatherhood of her twins (even though Merry KNOWS who is the father). Merry now has to try to stay alive in a complicated game of politics and magic. This time thought the politics get her grandmother involved so the family that dislikes each other start to wage war. With some literal Deus ex Machina moments (I felt like asking her if she really wanted that much attention from the gods?) this is a little overpowered and the character may have been in peril but it never really felt all the perilous. This series has drawn me in, almost unwillingly, I do want to know what's going to happen but I do wonder that the author hasn't written herself into a bit of a bind. This series is trying very hard to be both a magic returning series and a murderous political thriller while not quite hitting the mark with either.