Series: Moonshadow Book #1
Author: Thea Harrison
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Blurb: Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….
Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.
He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….
Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.
When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.
Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone’s pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can’t deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.
As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.
Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…
Thoughts: I’ve read very little from Thea Harrison….I reviewed a book from her Elder Races series a few years ago and absolutely loved it. Thea Harrison definitely has a unique writing style, and that is apparent in this book as well. This book is the first in its own series, though it does take place in that Elder Races world. What I loved most about it though was that you did not have to be totally familiar with the world to enjoy this book, and there was no confusion felt as a reader. You are immediately pulled into the amazingly brilliant story weaved by Ms. Harrison and the uniqueness of this particular story and these particular characters. The world is a complex one with some wild twists and turns, as well as some memorable characters.
I couldn’t put the book down and I absolutely loved it!