Title: Storm’s Heart (Elder Races #2)
Author: Thea Harrison
Synopsis: 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.
Rating: 3 stars
Review: This book is the second in the Elder Races series, following the events of Dragon Bound, but it doesn’t really matter much if you haven’t read the first book. This book focuses around different characters – while stil featuring characters that we saw in the first one – and you can easily pick up the story from wherever.
Tricks is the PR worker for Dragos Cuelebre, but when her uncle is killed, it’s Tricks’ responsibility to take back her real name – Niniane – and ascend to the Dark Fae throne where she belongs. Some people don’t want that though, thus the first assassination attempt. That’s where Tiago comes in. Native American, older than the hills, and more powerful tham you can imagine, Tiago is sent to be Niniane’s protector. Lust ensues.
Ok, I admit, I didn’t finish this book, despite loving it. By the time I got halfway in, events just seemed to be going around in circles and repeating themselves. She gets attacked, he saves her, they almost have sex, she runs away, and the cycle begins again. I got bored. Sorry, Thea Harrison.
I did love the premise of the book though, and I adored the characters. The author really has a talent for creating strong and sexy heroes in her books – first we got Dragos, and now we have Tiago. As far as personal preference goes, I preferred the suaveness of Dragos to Tiago’s brutality. Tiago just seemed too rough for me. He did have his moments though;
“Trying to care about that,” he said. He cocked his head and widened his eyes. “Huh. I guess I’m not managing it.”
That one made me laugh.
As for Tricks herself, I loved the complexity of her character – she has so many layers that I can’t go into here without spoiling anything, but trust me, I loved her even more in this than in ‘Dragon Bound’ just because she’s such a vivacious and complex character. I’d love to be friends with Tricks.
It may have been a DNF but I hold out hope that the next book in the series will be just as good as the series so far.