today we continue the serie Elder races written by Thea Harrison with the second novel: "Storm's heart".
Genre: Paranormal romance
Editor: Berkley ( 2011)
How i got this book: Bought
Summary by Goodread
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 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 the one 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
Story: This story is centered on Tiago - warlord of Dragos - and Niniane alias Tricks. Everything is around how she will ascend her throne and who is again the idea. So the biggest part are on Dark Fae: customs, history, allegeance and such.
We learn also a lot more about the vampire that were quite transparent in the first book ( just a citation)
The romance part is short and diffuse because it's more the story of the discovery of who are the villains.Why and how.
Style: Thea Harrison style is still fluent but not at the level of Dragon Bound. The suspens is quite easily stopped because the clues are too important to miss. The romance seems to be on the second plan. We are waiting to see the difficulties this couple encounter and we only get the job of a detective. Also the characters seems less constructed except for a few. We discover some new character that could be great but they disappear immediately. As for learning about the species ..we learn about vampire, a bit of the past of Tiago but not so much.
The violence and deaths are much more presents too and the difference with the first book is that we feel it. It doesn't come so well in the story it's perhaps too often and too quickly but Thea Harrison didn't manage a good balance with all the aspect of this book.
Opinion: To be honest i was disappointed. It's a good book but not near the level of the first one: Dragon bound. I wasn't captivated and stopped several time. The culprit was evident as were her motives and opportunities so i couldn't stay in the story like before.
Also, the lack of romance is quite disturbing : yes there are some and some difficulties but as soon as they say yes it seem everything is forgotten. They don't learn together.
Perhaps i put too much expectations in it and that's the reason i'm disappointed so i will continue reading this serie while hoping the level will again be the same of Dragon Bound. Thea Also wrote 3 books in one year so it's a possibility it was too quickly, we will see.
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