Saturday, April 7, 2012
Natural Evil by Thea Harrison is her latest novella set in her fascinating world of Wyr shapeshifters.
I fell in love with this series with the first novel (Dragon Bound) that introduced Dragos Culebre. He is an obsessive/compulsive dragon that knows when a PENNY has been altered in his extensive hoard. He is the leader of one of the seven demesnes that his kind (one of the Elder Races) have populated. The fascinating and long-lived shapeshifters (Wyr) that populate this world seem to have well-developed protective instincts that are exacerbated when they meet their mates and each subsequent book highlights their actions. They coexist and occasionally have alliances with other beings such as vampires, djinns, oracles and faeries which leads to even more fodder for fantastical and enjoyable stories. My Goodreads review for Dragon Bound is at this link
Those of you who are new to this series are in for a treat as there are four novels and two novellas to work your way through. The most recent novella, Natural Evil, introduces a Peacekeeper who winds up desperately needing the assistance of a very competent yet emotionally weary retired soldier. An astute reviewer noted that there is a pack of Tarot cards that helps tie this story in with the previous novella, True Colors, and indications are that the cards move as they desire and will choose the subject of the next novella. The novellas give an excellent flavor of the world if one is trying to decide whether to invest in the novels but unfortunately are only available in e-format at the present time. Hopefully the author will publish a print copy of several novellas once she has more of them written. My Amazon review is at this link, as always, I appreciate "yes, this was helpful" votes for the review under ELF2060 if indeed you do like it.
I received a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review