Review: Moonshadow by Thea Harrison

Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Moonshadow #1
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Publisher: Self-published
Source: Author Reviewer Group
Pages: 335
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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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…

Elizabeth's Thoughts
Thea Harrison is f***ing BRILLIANT!

I don’t normally use cuss words in my reviews but I had to here. MOONSHADOW is a masterpiece full of excitement, danger, laughter, loyalty and steamy romance!

The story starts a little slow and you may want to put it aside, but don’t do it! The first time I tried reading the book, it couldn’t capture my interest so I set it aside for a whole month! I can’t believe how much time I wasted! Don’t do it! Don’t set it aside, keep reading! You will not be disappointed!

MOONSHADOW is a part of the Elder Races world but totally different. The characters are functional, yet totally extraordinary. The story building is out-of-this-world amazing! It’s magical! I absolutely LOVED it!

Let’s talk about Nikolas and Sophie. WOW! Both characters are meticulously crafted and just plain brilliant! They were just as amazing apart as they were together. Sophie is everything you hope for in a heroine. She’s tough, smart, too stubborn for her own good and funny as hell! I greatly admired her strength and her optimism. It never mattered that she was less powerful than many of the beings in this story, she was always on the frontlines doing what she could and fighting for what needed to be fought for.

Nikolas is the ideal hero, strong, protective, fiercely loyal and sexy as sin, but he’s so much more! I loved how honorable he was and that he constantly warred with himself, torn between saving his people and claiming happiness that’s long since denied him. Nothing nobler than that!

Nikolas and Sophie together was an explosion! If they weren’t fighting with each other, their passion was burning up the pages, engulfing all of us with them! It was such a hoot to read whenever they were together! There were also some wonderfully diverse secondary characters that made the story that much greater and chalked full of surprises!

MOONSHADOW is in a category all of its own. If you don’t want to read it for all the reasons I mentioned, then read it because it was written by an exceptional writer. Thea Harrison has grown leaps and bounds as an author and I’m just so dang proud of her!

I HIGHLY recommend MOONSHADOW and any books by Ms. Harrison!

I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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