A Stroke of Midnight is the fourth book of the series Meredith Gentry. Laurell Hamilton is upping the anti with the amount of threats that will be coming Merry’s way.
Getting pregnant can be stressful enough but with the added threats that were building it was almost impossible. Merry will come back to her Queen as the threats had gotten worse that even the police were called in to help. Merry will find little support of the sidhe until they find out that the ring has come back to life and children of the sidhe were not impossible.
Having the ring act as matchmaker for the sidhe was inventive on Hamilton’s part. I liked that Nicca was in this part with the matchmaking. You will meet the character Biddy who will be for Nicca. With more power the Queen is not happy. I like to think that maybe Merry will become stronger than the Queen even though she is still mortal. That would be a good twist at the end.
New powers are also coming back with tattoos being displayed on some of the guards bodies and Merry’s. These tattoos were a thing of the past.
Hamilton does a good job with keeping Cel in the book as well even as he is still being tortured. His followers are doing his bidding. Of course punishment will come swiftly as the Queen will deal with the traitors. She will punish the traitors but never the real traitor, her son.
More guards are introduced female and male. A healer will join Merry and the other guards. Along with Mistral who will be making his presence known.
The fifth book will be all about the storm guard, Mistral.