By Laurell K. Hamilton
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. felony identify Meredith Gentry, simply because “Princess” appears so pretentious on a driver’s license. i used to be the 1st faerie princess born on American soil, yet I wouldn’t be the single one for a lot longer...
Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she used to be descended from fertility goddesses, but if she discovered she used to be approximately to have triplets, she started to comprehend what that will suggest. Infertility has plagued the excessive ranks of faerie for hundreds of years. Now nobles of either courts of faerie are coming to court docket Merry and her males, at their domestic in exile within the Western Lands of l. a., simply because they'll do whatever to have infants in their own.
Taranis, King of sunshine and phantasm, is a extra risky challenge. He attempted to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s utilizing the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of many infants is his. And notwithstanding Merry is aware she used to be already pregnant whilst he took her, she can’t turn out it.
To shop herself and her infants from Taranis she's going to use the main harmful powers in all of faerie: a god of loss of life, a warrior often called the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. they're her fanatics, and her dearest loves, and they'll face down the may perhaps of the excessive courts of faerie—while attempting to continue the conflict from spreading to blameless people in l. a., who're at risk of turning into collateral harm.
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It is normal for children to respond to trauma with distress. However once the danger has passed such children should slowly return to normal. In PTSD the symptoms persist with intrusive images of the event as if they are re-experiencing it, or there is marked avoidance behaviour or significant physiological arousal. Much of the literature is based on adults but it is likely that there will be more descriptions of PTSD in childhood in the near future. Epidemiology Many studies have shown that PTSD occurs in children from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds though the presentation may differ.
There can be many reasons for refusal to attend school, including separation anxiety (see above), family dysfunction, bullying, poor peer relationships, and academic underachievement. The term school phobia is often used synonymously with school refusal but should be reserved for those situations where the feared element is specifically within the school. Both terms need to be distinguished from truancy (see chapter 5) in which there is no anxiety about school attendance, but rather the child chooses to stay away from school, usually under peer group influence.
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A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry, Book 9) by Laurell K. Hamilton