Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

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Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea HarrisonMoonshadow by Thea Harrison
on December 13th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
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four-stars

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...



Dorsey’s Review

 

4 Exciting Wyr Stars!!

Thea Harrison’s Moonshadow is an exciting start to the new Elder Races spin off “Moonshadow” series. In Moonshadow we’re introduced Sophie Ross who works with the LAPD as a Witch Consultant and is recovering from being shot while on a case. While recuperating, she is given the opportunity to travel to England to discover information about her childhood with the chance of inheriting a 5-acre estate in England, but there is a catch, so far nobody has been able to enter the manor house because it’s protected by a spell, so she must find a way to get past the spell and get inside the manor house to claim her inheritance.

“I don’t know,” she lied. “I need a few days to think it over.”
Even as she said it, she knew she was going to take the offer. Hell, she might even escape from whatever dark menace haunted her rune readings lately, along with the owner of that predatory, handsome face.
Or if she went, she could be running right toward it. Toward him.
Ah, well. You’ can’t fix stupid. And you can’t heal crazy.”

Sophie becomes involved with Wyr Nikolas Sevigny and his band of Knights of the Dark Court when Sophie sees Nikolas through a vision while reading runes and looking into her future. Unfortunately, she sees Nikolas, who at the time was in a middle of a battle when he sensed her presence watching him. When Nikolas confronts Sophie in her vision, she gets spooked and breaks the connection. Naturally, when she arrives in England Nikolas is there, who is very cautious about outsiders, especially one who seemed to be spying on him.

“Do not push me, human.”
“I’ll push you every bit much as you’ve pushed me.”

Moonshadow was exciting from start to finish. Sophie is a snarky, strong, and likeable character. She is a powerful witch who’s magic benefits Nikolas and the Knights. My heart went out to the Knights, and how long they have been fighting to get back home. Sophie’s and Nikolas’ relationship progresses with many bumps in the road since neither trust easily.

There are many twists and turns that make the story exciting. The Wyr secondary characters are great; I’m looking forward to their stories!!


 

About Thea Harrison

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Thea Harrison resides in Colorado. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen, and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter. She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child.

Thea writes in a variety of genres, including the award-winning paranormal Elder Races series and the Game of Shadows novels, and is currently at work on various new projects in sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance.

She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs that have very large personalities.

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