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
"The mix of supernatural creatures makes for interesting world-building, politics, and relationships." (Publishers Weekly)
I wasn't expecting the character focus of this second installment. It was nice to listen to the story unfolding.
Tiago. What a great character. I was expecting the neanderthal thing, but he had some unexpected depths and some pretty hot dialogue.
Again, the ability to look forward to Miami traffic.
If you use audible for entertainment, this is just the ticket. Thea Harrison writes well and Ms. Eastlake is a great narrator.
The opening chapters of this well written and well narrated book, has a very strong male picking up his love interest and hauling her out of a crowded room because he thinks her dress is to skimpy. Every reader knows that he would protect her with his life, because this is romantic fiction. The majority of women who enjoy reading about muscle bound men wouldn't put up with this behavior for an instant in real life. Yet with the recent headlines of very strong men treating weaker people badly, not just with the lack of respect we owe each other in a civilized society, but with a physical reaction, if someone, usually a woman, doesn't act the way they want them to. I just don't enjoy seeing it in a romantic novel. I apologize to any reader who sees beyond this. I just keep seeing unconscious women in elevators, stories about girls abducted and mutilated in other countries etc. The book is well written, the problem is mine. I know better grounded people can separate fiction from newspaper stories, than I can for the moment.
The second book in the series was as good as the first one, although this time there was more action than romance. Tiago had been sent to find and protect Tricks after an assassination attempt. The Wyr had been protecting her since her uncle had murdered the rest of her family so he could ascend the throne of the Dark Fae. Now that he's gone Tricks had left the Wyr to go back to her land as the rightful queen and evidently someone didn't want her to succeed.
Tiago has his work cut out for him trying to protect her, but luckily he's up to the task since Tricks doesn't make it easy. There's lots of action, a little romance and humor along the trail of discovering who doesn't want Tricks to be the next Queen of the Dark Fae..
The narrator did an excellent job and I loved the way she did Tricks. Even the male voices were pretty good.
I truly enjoyed this book! I love that each character seems to develop more with each book in the series. But I mainly wanted to praise the narrator. Sophie did an fantastic job of bringing this story and it's characters to life. She made an already great story outstanding!
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
The lead up to the romance/mating was hot. I enjoyed this story it made my day at work fly by. I did think the bad guy was a little predictable, but I'm not listening to this for the mystery alone. Okay there is a lot of bash talking about Tricks in other reviews but I liked her. She was sweet, silly, and totally lovable character which is partly a façade to hide the scared woman inside. Just because someone loves shoes and clothes does not make them shallow. Tiago was the perfect opposite for her which gave their coupling a sweet factor when he would do nice things for her. I loved it when Tiago catches the guy with the baggy pants. I have always thought the baggy gangsta look was ridiculous. There is a good lead up for the next story and I will defiantly be getting it. Narrator was pretty good, although the some of the female voices were a little high pitched for my taste.
This is a good story but I am not in love with the narrator. I loved the love story between Tiago and Ninan!
I LOVE this series!! Thea Harrison has done a great job creating a fantasy world that is fun, exciting and very sexy. Sophie Eastlake's performance is equally brilliant.
I really enjoyed the story and the narrator. The author is really making me want to read more about these characters. I can't wait to read the next book.
A girl can't have too many book boyfriends!
I enjoyed this book, but perhaps not quite as much as the book before and after it. Still, it's far and away better than most of the stuff out there so definitely worth the credit.
I love fantasy but could not endure this book. Poorly written, poorly executed.
Probably from this author
Did not add to the book at all.
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