Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Storm's Heart" By: Thea Harrison Review

"Storm's Heart"
By: Thea Harrison

Synopsis from Amazon:
      He's a Wyr warrior, a god of storms. She's the heir to the Dark Fae throne. But desire will bring both to their knees in this all-new Novel of the Elder Races. 
     During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the throne. 
      Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. His massive build and thunderous power make him one of the Wyr's best weapons. And he's sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago. 
       Soon, both Tiago and Tricks will fall prey to the stormy hunger that engulfs them—a passion that will shake the very foundation of all the worlds
My Thoughts:

       Tiago and Tricks (AKA Ninniane) were both characters heavily featured in the Elder Series first novel, "Dragon's Heart." Tiago is a sentinel in Dragos' army and Tricks is the Dragos' former Public Relations Manager who is now the Queen of the Dark Fae. Tricks leaves her Wyr family and tries to assimilate back with the Dark Fae, with fairly disastrous results. When a video pops up on the internet of an attempted assassination of Tricks shows up, it's Tiago who goes to her rescue. 
      When you start this book, it seems to take forever to get into it. You have met the characters before, yet I think the author was trying to set the book up to also be available as a stand alone title. I understand the sentiment, but after devouring "Dragon's Heart" I was ready to get this action story on the road. Once she reintroduces all of the characters, and boy are there a ton, the story finally starts in earnest about a third of the way through.
      Tiago and Tricks are both very independent characters. Tricks is a strong female heroine trying to reclaim her throne and denounce those who are trying to kill her and her chances of being queen. Tiago, a dark bad ass hero, is attracted to Tricks but doesn't know why. Suddenly though, they both know that the other is the one for them. Their story of coming together is full of danger and intrigue, but the love story is sweet and leaves you smiling.
       "Storm's Heart" is a great second book in the Elder Series by Thea Harrison. Its a rocky start, but once the story picks up its a page turner. A great companion book to this would be "Dragon's Heart," the first novel in the series and one of my favorite romances of 2011.

Book Details
Publisher: Penguin Group
Date of Publication: August, 2, 2011
Pages: 336


  1. So were you disappointed in this one from the first? Great review.

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  2. Have you read either? The first one is just sooo good. Maybe I had too high standards, because it is a good book...just not as amazing as the first :)

  3. I haven't heard of either of these books. They sound interesting, but sometimes too many characters confuse me. I do like a good romance though. Very nice review.