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Storm's Heart: Elder Races Series #2 | [Thea Harrison]

Storm's Heart: Elder Races Series #2

During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the throne. Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. He's sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago....
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Publisher's Summary

During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the throne.

Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. His massive build and thunderous power make him one of the Wyr's best weapons. And he's sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago. Soon, both Tiago and Tricks will fall prey to the stormy hunger that engulfs them - a passion that will shake the very foundation of all the worlds.

Also listen to the first book, Dragon Bound.

©2011 Teddy Harrison (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"The mix of supernatural creatures makes for interesting world-building, politics, and relationships." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Whitewright, Texas United States 08-13-11
    Amazon Customer Whitewright, Texas United States 08-13-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story!!"

    This audiobook was so great! This is the second book in Thea Harrison's Elder Races Series and the story was great! I'm a reader who usually reads the book first and then listens to the audiobooks of the series I truly LOVE! I decide this time to use my monthly credit on a book I had not read yet!

    I think my favorite part of was how perfect the voice of Niniane was portrayed. The narrator voiced her exactly how I pictured her speaking in my head! The other characters were very well done also!

    Overall, a great book worth listening too! AWESOME JOB Ms. Eastlake!! A GREAT JOB goest to Thea Harrison as well....keep them coming!!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-13-12
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-13-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Lots of suspense... some hot romance"

    This is book 2 in the Elder Races series. You don't really need to read them in order since there are barely any references from the previous book. This is the story about Thiago and Tricks. She inherited the Dark Fey throne and someone is out to impede her from becoming the Queen. That's why Thiago goes after her to defend her. I liked this book but it felt kind of long. The romance takes quite a long time to develop and I found myself saying: "do it already darn it!". This story has more suspense than romance and I liked the fact that it was not predictable. I never predicted who the bad guy is. Overall I liked this book and will most likely get the third one in the series but it is not as hot and romantic as the first book. The narrator does a nice job with the different characters although Minion's voice (Tricks) is a little annoying.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Squeak Alaska 01-02-12
    Squeak Alaska 01-02-12 Member Since 2009

    The Dragon Mother

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    "The Dude Has Lightening Bolts in His Eyes!"

    This is the second book in the Elder Races series, but it could have been listened to without hearing the first book, Dragon Bound. There are references to things that happened in the first book but not enough so that you would have been lost if you didn’t read it.

    This story takes up where the first left off and is the love story of Tricks (cute little dark Fae princess) and Tiago (Big ole Thunderbird). There are many circumstances that keep Tricks and Tiago apart including themselves. Although they both feel an attraction to each other, they are hesitant to take the big step that will mate them for life.

    There are also many Dark Fae that don’t want Tricks to ascend to the throne so every once in a while there will be an assassination attempt on her. Between the assassination attempts and the friends that are trying to keep them apart, the world just seems against the possibility of Tricks and Tiago ever being together.

    This story had a slow build up to the ultimate conclusion. There was a point where I was just thinking ‘get on with it and mate already will ya?’ but that is just my impatient self. Overall it is a good second book and I believe those that enjoyed the first book, Dragon Bound, will also enjoy this story.

    The Narration Review
    This audiobook was narrated by Sophie Eastlake who was also the narrator for the first book. She has a great story telling voice that is very easy to listen to. Sophie sounds youngish, so I always blush for her when she has to say sexually explicit things. LoL

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 09-24-13
    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Tiago - a Hot Black Eagle for Everyone"

    This is book 2 in the series, but you don't really need to read book 1 first to enjoy this one. Tiago Black Eagle ("Thunderbird") has ruled the skys with lightening and thunder for centuries. He is big, strong and scares most people on sight. "Tricks" is the Heir to the Dark Fea thrown. Tricks is very pixie, sweet, upbreat and kind person who needs protection. Someone is trying to kill Tricks, so Tiago travels with her back to her homeland to protect her. There is lots of suspense - I did not figure out who the bad guy was until the end. This book had it all - hot sex, suspense, romance and strong characters that you really liked. I can't wait to read book #3!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    weeden Ashdown, AR, United States 09-01-11
    weeden Ashdown, AR, United States 09-01-11 Member Since 2011

    I am addicted to audio books

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    "not sure"

    I was disappointed, the humor was not there, the story line was good, but i was lookong forward to more stories based on pia, dragos and new bundle of joy known as peanut.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-13-14
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "Great Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this because it had a little of everything.


    Have you listened to any of Sophie Eastlake’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This book his in the top ten of any


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Lakewood, CO, United States 12-16-13
    Mark Lakewood, CO, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2011

    I spend 90+ minutes a day in my car, Audible makes it enjoyable regardless of what's happening in traffic. My taste varies from endurance fitness to economics and from to combat stories and romance novels.

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    "Was my favorite of the series until book 6 release"

    What more could you want from the sci-fi/romance genre? This book had it all for me. Great humor, lovable characters, hot sex, and a good story line. This was definitely my favorite of the series until book 6 came out recently, and that's taken the lead for me. Still, this one is not to be missed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BK United States 11-10-13
    BK United States 11-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love this series"

    This was slightly less awesome than the first, but that is not saying anything bad about it! It's just that the first book created such a high standard for me. I LOVE Tiago and Tricks. The character development in this book is really good. Sophie Eastlake is perfect for the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Carpenter 07-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "There is no way that these could get any better!!!"

    Just cannot get any better than these series even those twilight books. At that time I thought those were the bomb but these are kicking those off the shelf!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 05-12-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "You think you love Dragos...meet Tiago!"
    Where does Storm's Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top, awesome story and fabulous narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story...


    Have you listened to any of Sophie Eastlake’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    From Trix to Queen...


    Any additional comments?

    It's a series, I thought book 1 was fabulous and this one is even better!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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