Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison (Elder Races #2)

Available: August 2, 2011 Amazon/B&N/Borders

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

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 the one sent to protect Tricks, heir to the Dark Fae throne, when she’s almost assassinated in Chicago. Soon 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.

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This was one of those books were I stared at the screen on my computer for far to long trying to put into words just how very much I liked it. You wouldn’t think writing a  stellar review would be this hard huh? Well, it is. I knew once I had read Dragon Bound that the bar of excellence was set pretty high for Thea. Especially when I found out that the main character in Storm’s Heart was Tiago. Tiago was only briefly seen in Dragon Bound but he is definitely the “mean” one. The shifter that has a huge chip on his shoulder and doesn’t like to be around people. Add in the fact that he is a mythical Native American Thunderbird that can control thunder and lightening…wowzer. So heading into it I tried not to let myself get my hopes up only to be let down. However, Thea took all that and threw it out the window. She has blown me away again!

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Tricks is inheriting the Dark Fae kingdom after coming out of hiding in Dragon Bound. Her evil Uncle Urien is dead. Going back to her birthname Niniane, begins to navigate the waters to go home. An assassination attempt that gets scarily close to finishing the job puts a kink in her well laid plans and she needs to lay low and heal.

Tiago can’t believe the little fairy has already gotten into trouble. She’s only been gone two days! Before long he is in hot pursuit of the tricky little female. When he finds her hurt though, protection instincts go into overdrive and hormones kick in quick. There is just something about her that drives him crazy with emotions he has never felt before.

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Tricks and Tiago together light the pages on fire! Tiago is such a strong, alpha male and Tricks such a tiny, intelligent fairy, that together they take the reader on a unforgettable journey through lands we only dream about. I loved that every time Tricks would get it in her mind to do something silly, Tiago would go and get pissed and there would be a “freak” thunderstorm outside. it cracked me up. Does no one notice the weird weather patterns in this city? I mean seriously though, how cool is that? Your man goes and gets protective and lightening starts striking….HAWT! I do love me a protective man. One that will knocks heads off to get to his girl…*sigh*…

Tricks is kind of a unique character. She is young as far as these creatures go at just around 200. She is silly and fun and has been drunk on more then one occasion in this series. She is slightly immature but all that makes her endearing to me. She is trying to adjust to having to take over the throne that her family was murdered over. She is carrying enough baggage for an entire airline and so I can understand her actions. She doesn’t really WANT to be queen, but if she doesn’t take it back, then she will never have closure over the death of her family.

The world building from Dragon Bound continues in Storm’s Heart. Thea does an awesome job of adding new levels and making everything coherent and easy to read. Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information in a book, but not so with Thea. She also more thoroughly introduces us to the female lead in the next book, Serpent’s Kiss. That should be a good book because the vampire queen is unlike most heroines. Of course Rune in the male lead and *le sigh*, he’s a griffon. Which mean more male hawtness coming my way!

Just as I thought I would be, I am a rabid fan of Thea Harrison. Storm’s Heart is full of action, suspense and steamy smexy scenes. I want to scream it from the rooftops…BUY THIS SERIES! I however, am at work and I doubt all the seniors living in the complex would appreciate it. And if I lose my job where will my book money come from?

I give Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison 4 stars!

2 Comments

  1. Protective guys and lightning. That is so hawt! I know what you mean, Dragon Bound was awesome and I had high expectations for this one. Now i don’t have to worry. 🙂 Thanks for the great review.

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