Moonshadow, Book 1
Synopsis: 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…
Review: I did read one of Thea Harrison’s novels that I liked a lot and if I have her most famous series at home, I haven’t tried it yet. But I will! Yes, I will! Someday! Anyway, back to that novel…
Sophie is some kind of witch, even if she doesn’t really know who her parents are. She’s just been through a tragedy and is struggling to recover. So when a woman comes to her with an intriguing offer, she can’t refuse. She has to try to get into a magical house, and if she succeeds, the house will be hers.
It was a nice novel, but I have to say that I thought I would connect a little more to the story because I had a little trouble hanging on it. Sophie and Nikolas are two characters that I enjoyed following and I thought the relationship between our heroine and Robin was very cute.
So it was a nice novel to discover but I don’t know if I’ll go for the sequel. I’m sure, in any case, it will appeal to many readers. I’ve become a bit difficult in paranormal romance.
It’s hard when you don’t quite connect to the story.
I really enjoyed this but I had read the entire Elder Races series which it is slightly connected to.
Oh yes I forgot that it was connected
The next book in this series has a character we see in the Elder Races series that causes trouble. It explains his predicament and why he did the things he did, so I’d suggest reading the Elder Races first; before continuing on with this series. They are connected. I love both series and had a blast. Nice review. Thank’s for sharing your thoughts.
Oh thank you for telling me that, I didn’t know. I thought it was vaguely connected
Sometimes it takes a few books in this genre. This is an author on my list to try, so I enjoyed reading your thoughts.
I tried one of her Elder bookslong ago, I think I was not impressed?
I hadn’t heard about this other series by her. Glad you could try it and see if it was one you might like. Always hard when you didn’t get comfortable with the book.
Sounds like an interesting premise even if it wasn’t entirely a win for you. Happy Thursday!!
I don’t read much paranormal romance, but I know what you mean by being more picky with a certain genre. When you read a lot of a genre, something has to really wow me in order for me to commit completely into continuing with the sequel.
Bummer you had those issues!