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The Wicked: A Novella of the Elder Races | [Thea Harrison]

The Wicked: A Novella of the Elder Races

For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia's new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure. Head of security for the expedition, Sebastian Hale is tired of his rootless life of adventure and finds himself attracted to the calm, beautiful librarian. But he is living a personal nightmare.
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The adventure of a lifetime might just end in turmoil, but when it includes meeting your future mate, who gives a hoot?

A Novella of the Elder Races

For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia's new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure.

Head of security for the expedition, Sebastian Hale is tired of his rootless life of adventure and finds himself attracted to the calm, beautiful librarian. But he is living a personal nightmare. He has been hit with a curse that is slowly taking away his sight, and he doesn't know if he will survive the results.

But the powerful feelings growing between them, along with Sebastian's inner turmoil, take a backseat when they learn there is a traitor lurking among their expedition team. With Elder Races politics and a priceless library on the line, they'll have to rely on each other to survive the experience.

Warning: When a librarian who likes to nest meets an owl Wyr who has always lived for adventure, their romance won't just be fly-by-night...

©2013 Teddy Harrison (P)2014 Teddy Harrison

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-23-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-23-14 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Love me some Elder Races!!!"

    I totally love me some Elder Races...the whole series is simply AWESOMENESS!!!

    I like the books, far better than the novellas, but the one novella about Dragos was great...

    This one, was ..... interesting and fulfilling with the Elder Races overall story... but the chemistry and smexyness of the books is lacking in the novellas..

    Totally worth it if you have already invested in the Elder Races series... An easy skip if you have not...

    Narration of course was totally on point! Eastlake is the Elder Races...

    Great buy or sale... don't credit this... save your credit for a full book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tina 03-21-14
    tina 03-21-14 Member Since 2014

    researcher, mad off-roader, desert girl

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    "Thea Harrison does it again!"

    Thea Harrison doesn't know how to write a bad or boring story.
    This was fun and satisfying. Her world of nightkind is so well written, and Harrison never disappoints with original characters and romantic pairings. Altho a bit pricy for less-than 4 hours, it is worth it. You'll love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 04-14-15
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 04-14-15 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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    "More Sebastion please!"

    If you like The Elder Races series, you will not be disappointed! Sebastion is Wyr and does not disappoint....just needed more! Sophie, as always, is the perfect narrator for this series!

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-07-14
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-07-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A visit to the world we love"

    There were small visits of a few characters from the previous Elder Race novels, but the story focused on 2 new people.

    The basic premise is that Carling wants a library of hers to be moved. She has hired many people, one of which is a witch librarian, and a security team. Well when the librarian and the head of security get together there are some heavy fireworks. The usual Chaos ensues, but it was just nice to visit with this world again.

    The book wasn't very long, but if you love the Elder Races it was a nice little fix.

    Narration was awesome as usual!

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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 05-03-14
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 05-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Addition to the Series"

    The only thing I found wrong with this book, is that it is to short! The good thing about these shorter books is they give you additional information on some of the lesser charactors in the regular books. If you have not listened to at least Oracle's Moon, you may miss or not understand some of the references this book makes.

    This is the story of Olivia and Sebastian and from their first meeting things just seem to happen at a fast pace. When the Djinn Faydra (Khalil's daughter) protects Olivia from Julian (Vampire King), you just know that at some future time they will meet again and it will be interesting to see what happens then.

    I was glad to learn more of Olivia and Faydra (both are lesser charactors in Oracel's Moon) and I think it would be fun to have a book on Faydra herself. Maybe it is in the works (I Hope). Over all, this is a great addition to the series and I eagerly await the next book in this series.

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