Before she met Dragos, half-human/half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now she’s mated, pregnant and heading south to repair the Wyrs’ frayed relationship with the Elves. Being separated from Dragos is painful, but for the good of the Wyr demesne they need to figure out how to be partners—in more places than just the bedroom.
In New York to preside over the Sentinel Games, Dragos is worried about his mate, but knows that finding two replacement sentinels is essential to show the rest of the Elder Races just how strong and brutal the Wyr demesne can be. But as the Games heat up, Pia’s negotiations with the Elves take a turn for the dangerous, straining her bond with Dragos and threatening everything they hold dear…
Sometimes it's just awesome to be wrong. I had a little bit of readers' anxiety going in to this book because I just love Pia and Dragos together - did I want to read about them separately going through stuff? I was 50/50 on it but I can happily tell you that while these two do spent some of the action apart in the beginning of the book soon enough they're back together before any of the really bad stuff happens.
And yes, some bad stuff happens. The intense feelings between Pia and Dragos don't fade though, their love for each other is still very apparent in this book, but around them are some bad people doing bad things. Which sucks for the diplomatic intentions that Pia had for going into Elven territory, but ultimately there's just no way around it.
Harrison does a fantastic job weaving older characters with the introduction of new ones, and my only complaint is that I liked some of the new ones enough that I wish they'd had more screen time. But as I'm hoping this just means we'll see them again later (maybe some of them will get their own books?) I'm willing to be patient, lol. This is another great addition to a series that's just getting better with time. I love that even as each book stands alone (kinda) the story is obviously building with many new and interesting avenues to explore in the future. (And the ending? SO CUTE!)
Overall Feeling - A+
Series - 1) Dragon Bound 2) Storm's Heart 3) Serpent's Kiss 4) Oracle's Moon 5) Lord's Fall
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