From author Thea Harrison comes the latest story in the New York Times bestselling Moonshadow trilogy….
Kidnapped while on tour, musician Sidonie Martel is transported to the mystical land of Avalon. A human without magical ability, she is completely vulnerable to the deadly forces surrounding her.
When she defies her captors and refuses to share her music, an act of violent cruelty leaves her broken, her ability to play silenced, maybe forever. Her only hope is a whisper in the dark, gentle hands that offer healing, and a man who refuses to show her his face yet who offers advice she dare not ignore.
One of the most feared and powerful sorcerers in history, Morgan le Fae serves a Queen he despises, Isabeau of the Light Court. Once a famous bard and an advisor to kings, Morgan has been enslaved to Isabeau for hundreds of years, acting as enforcer and the commander of her deadly Hounds.
Sidonie's music touches Morgan in places he had abandoned centuries ago, and her fiery spirit resurrects feelings he had believed long dead. For Sidonie, trapped in captivity, passion offers a comfort she cannot resist.
But Isabeau holds Morgan bound in magical chains that only Death can break. And in the court of a cruel, jealous Queen, the only thing that burns hotter than love is revenge…
Yet another hit!!
Spellbinder is the second book in the Moonshadow series, a spinoff of the Elder Races books. Thea Harrison has penned another hit that adds to the Elder Races world. If you have enjoyed any of the previous Elder Race's books, then you will love Spellbinder.
Morgan le Fae, the unwilling lapdog of the Light Fae Queen, Isabeau, is looking for an escape from his centuries long enslavement. After a careless command issued by Isabeau, he has time away from her constant demands and hopefully time to find a way to gain his freedom. While on his hiatus he develops a fascination for musician Sidonie Martel, which will forever change her life.
Sidonie, a talented musician gets dragged into a conflict that may end her career and consequently her life. Abducted and whisked away to Avalon, she must learn to survive by any means necessary. Even if it means giving in to the whims of a narcissistic queen.
Morgan and Sidonie are book royalty. They are as wonderful a match as Dragos and Pia or Grace and Khalil (basically every Elder Races couple).
The only disappointment I experienced was with Robin's flawed logic. I understand that our wonderful puck Robin was terribly wounded physically and emotionally in the first book, but Sidonie was just as innocent as Sophie in this war. Thankfully, Robin attempted to make amends for his misdeeds. If you think about this dynamic character you will find the key to Thea's stories. No one character is all good or all bad. They are often the victim of circumstances and as "human" as a member of the Elder races can get.
As a wonderful bonus, fans of her previous books will find a revelation about Dragos postulated in Oracle's Moon given more credibility. (I will not post a spoiler, you have to read both books to figure it out.)
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Need a new cover model or another artist. The current cover has a guy that looks like he has boobs. Not Kidding. Turn off.
I love Thea Harrison!
I love everything by Thea Harrison, and was eagerly awaiting the newest installation of her new Elder Races storyline. I loved seeing a different side of Morgan, and how he changes your mind about him and his actions. I loved seeing Puck again, and Dragos.
Honestly, though, I wasn’t crazy about the interaction between Sid and Morgan. I don’t know if most of it was while she was (spoilers)
Locked up and he was trying to help her, or if I just didn’t like her as much as I liked the female lead in the last story. I also didn’t like seeing Puck hurt an innocent person like he was hurt. I usually rate her books 5 stars, but this one’s only a 4 star one just because of those issues.
I really liked seeing how the author wove in some King Arthur mythology into the storyline, as I used to read King Arthur books all the time. Overall, a good sequel if not as good (in my opinion) as Moonshadow. Eagerly awaiting the next addition.