At least in the ‘ Merry ’ books all the erotica, orgies, BDSM etc is legitimized by Merry and her men being Sidhe ( fey) who re a very melanchol, sexual species.
Plus it was necessar to the storyline that Merry have as much sex with as many of her men as possible – since she was in a race to make an heir and be crowned Queen of the Unseelie ( fey) court.
A crime storyline in ‘ Divine ’ is boring, made more so by the ack of uber-villain Queen Andais.Queen Andais is to Merry what Belle Morte is to Anita; a seriously delicious, conniving mega-bitch.
She is an atrocious character; so evil that she ’ s fun to read – and her absence is keenly felt in ‘ Divine Misdemeanors ’ .In previous books ‘ Merry Gentry ’ did a ood job of exploring politics through mythological creatures – observing the tyranny of autocratic leaders, and the power plays that go on behind closed doors.
While hat was more case with her recent ‘ Anita ’ books, Hamilton ’ s ‘ Merry ’ series did have previously interesting plotlines ( with heavy does of erotica) but in ‘ Divine ’ Hamilton falls into the same traps.It ’ s stil pretty funny – Hamilton tries to inject her vapid sex scenes with legitimate character discussion, with hilariously bad results.
As though she feel that all the sex is getting in the ay of storyline, Hamilton tries to negotiate by combining the two. “ But what does all the politics have to do with the oral sex in the privacy of our own bedchamber? ” Exactly.To be honest, I was halfway through ‘ Divine Misdemeanors ’ and seriously considering giving the entire series the flick from here on in.