Author Thea Harrison
Print Length 294
Published Nov. 5, 2013
Two opponents must confront the cause of their obsessive fury in the latest Novel of the Elder Races…
As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.
To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.
Aryal and Quentin do not get a long, which is a bad thing now that he is also a sentinel for Dragos. She doesn’t trust him and honestly believes that he means harm to Dragos. Dragos tired of their constant fighting and bickering sends them both to Numenlaur (the Elven Land) on a secret mission. One where he hopes they can work together, without killing each other, and come out of with at least a cordial relationship. Otherwise, he doesn’t know what he will do.
Aryal in the previous book was a fierce protector of those she considers her family. Everyone else receives open disdain. She is strong, she is loyal, she is a harpy. She is unapologetic of protecting those she sees as hers. She comes across as bitch but the really is, she is more like a mama bear without actual children.
Quentin is a nice panther wry, who has a mixer of Elven and Dark Fae. Pia worked for him in his bar Elfie’s before she met her mate, Dragos. Quentin won the right to be a sentinel in the games after three previous ones defected once they found their mates. Normally a laid back guy, Aryal’s disdain, taunting and relentless investigation of him had grated on his last nerve. Why it bothers him so much he has no clue. He isn’t willing to look too hard into it though.
The tension between these two are as tight as they can be. The hate to love concept is interesting in that I wouldn’t have paired these two together. They work somehow though so much so that I ca no longer imagine them with someone else. Neither are willing to give an inch, and yet they come together just as they are. It’s refreshing to find someone willing to accept you for all of your flaws as well as all of your attributes.
This is a fun series, which keeps introducing new paranormal aspects into the overarching books. I can’t wait to start the next book! This is one that you need to read in order.
My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote “You can have all the right reasons in the world. They don’t mean shit, my friend, if what you do causes harm.”
Dragos- Leader of the Wrys
Pia- Dragos mate
Grym- Sentinel, friend