by Thea Harrison is a wonderful addition to a fantastic series. I devour these titles whenever I find a new one, no matter what else is due on my plate, these books get moved up to the top of the TBR stack. (and yes, I have several TBR stacks with various degrees of priority--those for Night Owl Reviews, those sent directly from publishers and authors, and those from the library) Thea Harrison's books tend to bypass any others because I love the combination of romance and imagination in her tales. I am an unashamed animal lover and her ability to transfer certain instinctual animal behavior into a human paradigm and tell a great story always entertains me. Some of my favorite quotes have been from her books...including this one from Devil's Gate
“I don’t want you to curb yourself, deny yourself, cover up your face or head or any part of your body. I don’t want you to lose or gain weight, or watch what you say, or deny how you feel, or try to be anything but who you are, because who you are is the most beautiful person in the world to me’.
Thea Harrison, “Devil’s Gate” 2012
Sigh...who could resist a declaration like that? And isn't that what we all want? Someone who loves us just the way we are?
I love the characters in this story, they were introduced in Dragon Bound and I was so impressed by the way the author epitomized the stereotypical dragon (covetous, hoarding, arrogant, top of the food chain) in an alpha male that was swoon-worthy yet found a match for him who was deceptively mild, self-effacing and cunning. It just tickled me that a single unassuming penny could be the cause of such upheaval and I enjoyed the repartee between the characters. This book allowed us to see them a little further along in their relationship even as it shows many of the other factors in their respective lives. My Amazon review for Lord's Fall is at this link. All of the stories in the 'Elder Race' series have been extremely entertaining to me and it is my hope that there will be many more to delight this talented author's fans. Ms Harrison deservedly won a RITA at the RWA in 2012 and I highly recommend both the novels and the interspersed novellas to paranormal fans who love romance and intrigue. These books are ones for my keepers shelf, I only hope that the novellas will be released in a single volume one of these days since I am definitely an old-fashioned person who loves her books in print!
I had the pleasure of reviewing many of these titles for Night Owl Reviews at this link and I was delighted to meet the awesomely talented author herself at RWA this past summer.