Review: Devil’s Gate (Elder Races #4.6) by Thea Harrison

Devil's Gate Book Cover Devil's Gate
Elder Races #4.6
Thea Harrison
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Novella
Teddy Harrison LLC
August 22, 2017


This title was previously published and is being rereleased by the author. It has not been revised.

As a coroner, medusa Seremela Telemar has always felt more comfortable chatting over a dead body than over drinks. But when her wild niece, Vetta, runs off to Devil’s Gate, a lawless town that sprung up overnight in a modern-day gold rush, she knows she has to extricate her before the rebellious girl gets into real trouble.

Vampyre Duncan Turner is not about to let his new co-worker go into that chaotic Wild West town alone. His Vampyric power and lawyer smarts make him the perfect ally, and the fact that he already had his eye on Seremela for more…personal reasons, doesn’t hurt matters. Any romantic thoughts are put on hold, however, when they arrive at Devil’s Gate and learn Vetta is set to hang by morning.

In order to save Vetta and themselves, Seremela and Duncan are going to have to fight fire with force, and magic with fangs. And pray they make it out of Devil’s Gate alive.


I read Devil’s Gate when it was first published and loved it. 

Even if you haven’t read an Elder Race book you could still pick this novella up, but I would recommend at least reading Books 1 & 2 first in the Elder Race series; since they give you a sense of what is going on in the world. 

Devil’s Gate features Seremela a Medusa and Duncan a Vampyre. These characters are secondary characters introduced somewhere along the line in the Elder Race series. 

As for the story, their is no shortage of action, adventure, and danger. The romance is sweet; between these two and their is some major sexual tension that will combust by the end. I also have to point out that when we think of Medusa we don’t think nice creatures, so I have to say I like how the author portrayed her Medusa’s. They weren’t creepy, but came of different and noteworthy.

The Elder Race series brings us a verity of unique supernaturals, worlds, and so much more. It’s an entering series to read or listen too. I highly recommend diving in. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Oh I have got to try these out. I have book one, I believe. Yay for a good one.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

This is a series I really want to start reading, Angela! It sounds really good 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this novella.


I’ve seen these around many times, but have never read one. You have me intrigued! Thanks for the recommendation.

Melanie Simmons

I really like this series, but I haven’t read most of the novellas, only full-length books (with an exception of the ones with the royal family). Glad you enjoyed this one.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

This is another series I want to try. I love the overall arc premise. Glad this will work after reading the first two books

debbie Haupt
debbie Haupt

Thanks Angela, I’ve been wanting to try this author

Sophia Rose

I read a different Elder Races novella as part of an anthology last December had it had me eager to start the series. I am intrigued by a medusa race. 🙂

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Awesome review!! Angela!! Shared on all my!! Love this cover this guy is hot!!


I have the 2 first novels in the series but I still need to try them!