ARC Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

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Moonshadow #1
Thea Harrison
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Teddy Harrison LLC
December 13th 2016
ARC Review Copy


Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.

He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….

Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.

When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.

Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone’s pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can’t deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.

As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.

Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…


What a fabulous debut into a new spin off series from Author Thea Harrison.

WOW!! This spin off series is a must read. I love the Elder Races books, but here we up our game. We go from the US to the UK and dig deeper into the Light and Dark Fae courts. You don’t have to have read the Elder Races series to enjoy this passionate adventure. It’s a whole new experience.

Moonshadow is intense, action-packed, and full of memorable and magnificent characters. It’s suspenseful, powerful, and cruel. The story moves quickly, sucks you in, and is well balanced with the right amount of humor, passion, and love. I couldn’t put the book down.

Nikolas and Sophie dominate the story, but we are introduces to a extraordinary cast of characters that I’m looking forward to revisiting. What got me hooked and going was the powerful vision Sophie has of a powerful mysterious paranormal man at the start.

I enjoyed how the author gives you little tidbits about Sophie here and their throughout the story. I also liked how Sophie and Nikolas butted heads. They have this connection that works, even with all the head butting, and once they give in, oh boy, do the sparks fly.

I am in love with this new series where we move to the English countryside, dive into new characters, and a whole new world. Moonshadow was an unforgettable adventure and a delightful read. I can’t wait for the next installment. This is Thea Harrison at her best; fans will be pleased and new ones will be made.

Rated: 5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Thea Harrison with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & 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.

2 comments on “ARC Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

  1. I didn’t realize this was a spin off. I plan to get this one audio when it comes out. I saw that she announced that audio will be out, but I don’t know exactly when. I love seeing the five stars. Makes me excited to learn more about these characters in the UK.
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    • It’s a spectacular adventure. It’s still in the Elder Race world, but we go to the UK and learn more about the Fae courts. It was awesome!! A whole new adventure.