Review: Moonshadow

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Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

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…

 

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

 

Just to be clear in case anyone was confused, Moonshadow is the first installment of the Moonshadow series but it is set in the same world of the Elder Races series. So you could say its another installment Elder Races series. However, Moonshadow takes place in the United Kingdom instead.

Our main heroine is Sophie Ross who’s a magic consultant for the LAPD. While recovering from gunshot wounds that she received during a police operation, Sophie is offered an opportunity to inherit a property and a large trust in the U.K. Sophie sees this as a chance to rebuild her life and find more about her unknown parents so she decides to take the offer. All she needs to do is bring proof of her entering the house. Too bad no one has been able to enter the house for generations.

Our hero is Nikolas Sevigny a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Fae Court. For centuries, Nikolas and his knights have been trapped on Earth and have been unable to return home to Lyonesse. During those years, Isabeau, the Queen of the Light Fae Court, has sent her hounds to hunt down Nikolas and his knights who are considered abominations because of their numerous bloodlines. Nikolas is determined to find a way back to their homeland and keep his few men safe from the hounds that have already killed many of his men over the years.

Overall, I thought Moonshadow was a wonderful start to Thea Harrison’s new series. I was a bit sad that we weren’t going to get another Dragos and Pia. However, Moonshadow reminded me that meeting new characters that are not in the original series isn’t that bad. Besides, It was enjoying to read Sophie and Nikolas fall in love especially when they first met they did not get along. Yet as we all know, even those who are polar opposites are attracted to each other. Looking forward to seeing who the next pair will be in the next installment of Moonshadow series.

 

 

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