From New York Times bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the first in an explosive new quartet of stories set in the Elder Races world…. Dragos and Pia are back by popular vote!
***THIS STORY ENDS IN A CLIFFHANGER***
Saying goodbye to their old life in the Wyr demesne in New York may be hard, but Dragos and Pia are determined to create a new life in the Other land of Rhyacia.
At first, everything seems idyllic. Rhyacia is paradisiacal. Accompanied by old friends and new allies, the future looks safe and bright for Dragos, Pia, and baby Niall.
But strange things are happening beneath the picturesque façade. Items move unaccompanied, buildings collapse without justifiable cause, and even the most Powerful residents of Rhyacia can provide no logical explanation for the events transpiring. Whispered rumors point to something called the unseen.
As Dragos and Pia investigate, they uncover a greater mystery than they could have imagined, and they realize the startling truth…
They're not alone in Rhyacia. The land Dragos had thought was uninhabited hides many secrets, a shocking history that's not quite ready to be buried, and something more.
Something ancient, evil, and hungry. Something that wants to consume Dragos and take everything he holds dear.
Something that just may be powerful enough to overcome the dragon…
***This is book 1 in a series of 4 connected novellas. The first three books in this set will end in cliffhangers.***
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I've only read the first book in the series so far, and I enjoyed Pia and Drago's story. When I found out there was a novella coming out on this couple, I had to read it to see what they are up to.
I like that we are getting a next phase of their life. Pia has had a second baby who is the same as her Wyr form, and what I remember from her book, her Wyr is highly hunted. Since the baby is the same, I understand why they are moving to another land for his protection. What we learn in this first novella is that it may not be as safe as they thought it was.
This actually makes me want to go back and read book one again, and then finish the series. I loved how much Drago is protective of Pia. There was also some hilarity in this with their baby Niall and a dog. I found this pretty entertaining until the end where the danger comes in. This ends on a cliffhanger and I have no idea what just happened. I hope the second novella releases soon!
Another Elder Races story that captivates the reader.
This book follows Dragos and Pia while they are preparing to change their life and in doing so discover a hidden secret in their new realm. It’s great to get a glimpse of Dragos and Pia’s life in the midst of the move to Rhyacia. I was surprised at some of the details that were seemingly missed, but I suppose that the big picture dominated Dragos’ day-to-day planning. The story introduces us to the unseen and reveals the strength of character that is not always obvious in Pia.
Objectively it is a great story and adds to this engaging series. Personally, I dislike cliffhangers, but I can say that this one was somehow easier to handle. I can’t wait for the story to continue in the next book.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A fascinating new land!
I love being in the company of Dragos and Pia again. They are my favorite people of the Elder Races. They are so very different, yet are attuned so well each other. Dragos takes the most exquisite care of Pia, ensuring that her wishes are met to the best of his ability. The Other land, Rhyacia, sounds like a very appealing place. At the moment, though, there is a HUGE problem. We must wait for now.
I’m intrigued to see what develops next.