5 Second look at 'Moonshadow' by Thea Harrison
A Quick Summary
- Sophie Ross is still healing from her last assignment with the LAPD. She’s a witch consultant, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t human. She heads off to England to heal in her family home and (if she where honest) distract herself from the pain with a mystery of her childhood.
- Entangled in a war she knows nothing about, she offers help to a group of men that have saved her since arriving in the UK. Mysterious forces are at work and she feels compelled to help them.
- Solving the mysteries of her family home bring Nikolas and Sophie closer and closer, but the fight is just beginning for both of them.
My Take on the Book :
Full of twists, and perfect pacing, this book was an adventure that made Thea Harrison’s Elder Races brand new. Loved this book.
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…
My Review of 'Moonshadow' by Thea Harrison
Sophie Ross is trying to heal from her last assignment with the LAPD. As a witch consultant, she thought she knew what she was doing with her abilities, but after her last case went tragically wrong, Sophie is lost. She isn’t sure she wants to do that anymore, at least right now. Off to England she goes, after getting a letter about a mysterious manor, that if she can enter, she can keep!
Nikolas Sevigny is a knight. A real, honest knight of the Dark Court. Cut off from his homeland for centuries, he will do anything and use anyone to get his small band of brothers home. He has lost so many of them over the year and refuses to lose them all.
Thea Harrison is a master at world building. This book is a extension of her Elder Races series, but is so many ways this book feels very fresh and new. The world many to the same, but the characters and their abilities are nothing you have seen from her before.
Sophie and Nikolas don’t start off on anything close to friendly. After befriending what Sophie thinks is some kind of abused dog, they meet in a pub. Things don’t go well. Judgement are made and assumptions are made about each of them by the other, but when Sophie is attacked by his enemy, Nickolas is forced to help her, even if he doesn’t like it.
Looking for a place to hide, Sophie offers up a long abandoned house and it’s other properties as a place for them all to stay while they try and figure out what to do next. The mysteries of the house and the family that once lived there are fascinating. Locked out of the home and it’s contents for a hundred years, Sophie and Nikolas along with some of his friends, bunk in the caretakers’ cottage.
Sophie discovers more and more about her past, the house and Nikolas as the days go on, but they know they are running out of time. The Light Court is close to finding them and when they do, they all know they won’t survive.
Sophie discovers she is so much more than a simple witch and Nik learns that life isn’t worth much if you don’t have someone to share it with. They do discover a way into the magical house and a way to his homeland within the house, but not before they discover a traitor and loyal is tested.
This is a great book with a satisfying ending. This is a series but as with most of Thea Harrison’s Elder Race series, you don’t have to read them to keep up with the story. Try it out and find me on Facebook and Instagram. I’ve love to hear what you thought about it.