This is my series review for books 4 & 5 of The Elder Races by Thea Harrison! So glad to finally catch up! I love this world.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read for Fun (Paperbook)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 3.75
First thought when finished: Not my favorite in the series but still pretty darn entertaining!
“Screw pretty. I’d rather be strong. Pretty fades over time. Strength gets you through the bad shit.”― Thea Harrison, Oracle’s Moon
I went back and forth on how I felt about this book the entire time I was reading it. I felt that the journey of the Oracle was great but the romance didn’t catch with me till half way through. I do like that this was a strong woman becoming stronger as she accepted her new place in life. This was a story of gumption, perseverance, and love of family. In other words, I still recommend Oracle’s Moon even it wasn’t my favorite in the series.
“I did not know I needed grace until I met you.”― Thea Harrison, Oracle’s Moon
Even though I didn’t fall in love with the romance till halfway through–I did like both leads very much. I thought Grace was the woman I always hope to be. She was willing to do whatever it took to take care of her niece/nephew, fulfill her family obligations, and deal with her injuries from a family tragedy. She just was the epitome of a strong woman. I thought Khalil was a wonderful protector and how he was with the kids melted my heart. When I finally started falling in love with their love story, I was really happy with the way it went.
Final Thought: I loved the end of the book Khalil made me giggle!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read for fun (Paperbook)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
First Thought When Finished: As much as I love Dragos and Pia can I just say that it was Eva and Pia that totally cracked me up in Lord’s Fall! Girl Power!
“Graydon—” His gold eyes danced suddenly. “You know what a big motherfucker Graydon is. He turned into a gryphon, and then he just sat down and looked at his opponent, who forfeited. It was the fastest bout of the day.”― Thea Harrison, Lord’s Fall
Lord’s Fall basically sent Pia and Dragos on two different quests and I think proved how much they needed each other for balance. I love revisiting old couples especially when we are going for the big HEA. I think Pia/Dragos story needed to be told and I enjoyed it. I loved that most of the characters from the series so far were in this edition and I think it brought us full circle. I am really excited to see where the story goes from here. For fans of the series, this kind of felt like a love letter to all of us.
“She was his beacon to what others called decency, not because she told him how to act but because she made him want to try.”― Thea Harrison, Lord’s Fall
I could wax poetic about Thea’s characters but I will sum it up this way: They Rock! Oh and I still claim Graydon! 🙂
Final Thought: I am glad I caught up with the series and can’t wait to see where it goes from here!
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