LORD’S FALL by Thea Harrison
Lord’s Fall by Thea Harrison
Elder Races, Book 5
Reviewed by Jo
A lot has happened since Pia and Dragos came together and nothing is going to settle down anytime soon. For the first time since they met, Pia and Dragos are going to be separated and on separate missions for the Wyr. Dragos is going to be overseeing the Sentinel Games in New York to select the next set of his seven Sentinels to protect the Wyr. Pia is headed to North Carolina and the Elves to try and repair the damage that had been done by Dragos when he came after Pia months ago. Life is much different for Pia this time, instead of running from Dragos afraid for her life – Pia is now pregnant and engaged to Dragos.
Dragos and Pia think they have a way to interact and be together even though they will be miles apart. But things begin to go sideways pretty fast with events changing Pia’s plans and Dragos finds someone at the games he never expected to be there in person. Pia knows that she has to roll with the changes in order to hopefully fix the tear in the relationship between the Elves and Wyr – even when Dragos isn’t happy about the changes. Even worse, something is messing up with the communication between Pia and Dragos just as deadly danger threatens Pia and everyone in the place she is staying with her hosts. Both Pia and Dragos have to make some fast decisions – decisions that might cause a larger tear in the Elf and Wyr relationship. An ancient battle has bloomed again but this time will the outcome and those affected be different?
Pia and Dragos must battle an ancient threat with only their wits, strengths and most important their love. Lord’s Fall is absolutely amazing from cover to cover as not only is Pia and Dragos’ relationship changed forever but they both also face personal challenges. I would love to tell you just what those challenges are but I believe that for you to receive the full impact it has to be read in context. I still adore how Pia has no problems standing up to Dragos for something she believes in. I also still have to give Dragos full marks for letting his love for Pia give him the ability to bend just a bit when needed. There were so many times when I had to hold my breath from page to page just to see what was going to happen and hope beyond belief that one of my favorite characters was going to be okay. I also have no problem admitting that the ending had me all but tearing up and smiling.
Lord’s Fall has many twists and turns with many happy and sad areas along with a serious touch of suspense. It is a double must read to me (yep, I read it twice before I could write this) because there are so many small but important items that could be easily missed the first time. Many of the Elder Races are affected by the many things that happen in Lord’s Fall and most importantly Pia and Dragos have many thrilling changes in their lives. I Joyfully Recommend Lord’s Fall as a must read and I know it will be a keeper for so many of us who love Dragos and Pia.