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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Release Day Revew: Lord's Fall by Thea Harrison
Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races, book 5
Source: From publisher for review
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Reviewed by: Stephanie
Heading south, half human/half-Wyr Pia hopes to successfully repair the relationship between the Wyrs and Elves. A relationship that was destroyed by her own mate. If it was up to Dragos, Pia and their unborn child would be safely at home but he grudgingly agrees to her trip. Overseeing the Sentinel Games in New York, Dragos watches hundreds of Wyr fight for one of the seven coveted positions as his sentinels. As important as the games are, his mind is always on his mate and when Pia unknowingly gets sucked into a brutal battle, Dragos will let nothing stand in the way of him and his mate.
Pia and Dragos are back in the Elder Races spotlight. Dragos, the Great Beast and Lord of the Wyr, is alpha all the way down to his dragon core. It's not easy for such a dominate creature to hear the word "no" or give in to demands but with Pia, he's trying. Their love is unquestionable but Pia rightfully wants to be more than just his mate. She wants to be his partner and her trip to see the Elf Lord Calondir to repair the treaty Dragos broke in Dragon Bound, book 1 of this series, is a big step towards that.
Dragon Bound felt mostly like Dragos' book. Not that I'm complaining because it's an amazing book and still my favorite in the series. But in Lord's Fall, there's more equality between the two. Dragos was more reasonable to Pia's requests, not that he didn't try to order her home, and Pia knew when to push and when to cede. They've come a long way in the 7 months they've been together and as they once again took center stage, their bond became even stronger and their love immeasurable.
Pia and Dragos' relationship is the main focus but there are intertwining events taking place. One is the Sentinel Games that even Dragos' current sentinels must participate in to earn their spots. The other is Pia's trip to South Carolina and a unexpected battle among Elven brethren that spills into the Other Land, which ties in to the oracle's prophecy that was given to Dragos previously. Both are important to not only this book but the overall Elder Races world. I felt excitement build around both but then the Sentinel Games and the big climax between the fighting Elves and Dragos fell short. Both were lackluster and rushed and I really wished more time would've been devoted to each.
Most familiar faces from the series are back, including Rune who had a falling out with his former boss and best friend. A new face that made waves was Eva. A Wyr who is in charge of Pia's South Carolina security team, Eva and Pia butt heads at first. She's an alpha without feeling the need to prove herself and once she and Pia straighten a few things out, the best person to be at Pia's side. She has attitude and sass to go along with her impressive skills and a character I really hope doesn't fade into the background.
I was so excited to hear Pia and Dragos were getting another book and for the most part, I wasn't disappointed. There's a surprise waiting for fans at the end and though I wished it too would have been drawn out longer, I was giddy nonetheless. Thea Harrison continues to write books that are impossible to put down and characters that stick with you long after the last page.