ARC Review: Lionheart (Moonshadow #3) by Thea Harrison

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Lionheart Book Cover Lionheart
Moonshadow #3
Thea Harrison
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Teddy Harrison LLC
October 15th 2018
ARC Review Copy


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the final story in her spellbinding Moonshadow trilogy…

King Oberon reigned over his Dark Court in Lyonesse for centuries, until an assassination attempt laid him low. Now he lies unconscious in his snow-bound palace, while his Power battles the enchantment that threatens to end his life.

A skilled trauma surgeon and magic-user, Dr. Kathryn Shaw reigns at the top of her profession in New York. Then comes a challenge she can’t resist—she is asked to cure the uncureable. Just getting close enough to try healing Oberon is a dangerous proposition. When she does reach him, he awakens too soon.

Roused from darkness by Kathryn’s presence, Oberon confronts the beautiful stranger who claims she wants to save his life. But the enchantment has frozen his emotions. How can he learn to trust her when he can’t feel anything?

Oberon’s desire is icy, devoid of all tenderness. Not only must Kathryn match wits with him, she must also fight her reaction to his touch, because there is so much more at stake than her own endangered heart.

For the Dark Court faces its most deadly peril yet. Its ancient enemy Isabeau, Queen of the Light Court, is obsessed with its annihilation, and Oberon must be brought to remember his loyalty and affection for his people.

Because if he won’t fight for them, Lyonesse itself may very well be destroyed…


Lionheart completes the Moonshadow trilogy by Thea Harrison. I’m sad to see this series end, but I hope we get to revisit the world and see more in the future.

This can be read as a standalone, but many of the characters from Moonshadow and Spellbinder make prominent appearances. I will say the series is best read in order to get the full impact of the world and character connections.

Lionheart is another superb installment. I’m in love with the world and characters created in this novel. It’s intense, action-packed, entertaining, romantic, emotional, and magical.

Oberon is definitely the King. He is beloved by all in his kingdom, Dark Fae Court, but a spell was put on him and over time he slowly; became cold and dangerous. He eventually put himself in stasis, sleep, to slow the spell, but at a cost to his kingdom. I loved Oberon. We see the effect he has had on his lands. We see the coldness that the spell is making him. We see who he was and is. His character was crafted well and I adored ever minute, ever crumb, every thing we got.

Kathryn Shaw, a falcon Wyr and personal physician to Dragos, his family, and everyone. She’s highly skilled in her field and capable. She’s sought after to do the impossible and goes to the Dark Court to cure Oberon; before it’s to late. She’s amazing. I think her experience with dealing with those in Dragos tower and Dragos helped her to deal with Oberon and his kingdom. I loved her character. Harrison made her assertive, but not overbearing. She was perfect and perfect for Oberon.

Oberon and Kathryn butt heads, but they soon team up and deal with outside perils. Their romances was everything it needed to be and more. Perfection.

The world-building is outstanding. It shines. And, the secondary characters are so lovable, redeemable, and interesting. Puck!! Aww, he has issues, but we get to see so much more of him in this novel.

THarrison has weaved a tail that will take you on an extraordinary adventure. It pulls you in and won’t let go until the bitter end. I devoured Lionheart!

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.

14 comments on “ARC Review: Lionheart (Moonshadow #3) by Thea Harrison

  1. I’ve fallen so far behind on this series. I’ve only read the first book. I really loved the Elder Races. Great review and glad to see the series is going strong.
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    • Well you can get caught up now. ^_^ It’s a 3 book series only. I’m curious to see what she writes next. I do love the world created in the Elder Races and how it continues into this series. Thank’s for visiting.

  2. This sounds like a great series. I have to read it. I haven’t read anything by this author yet.


    • I hope you enjoy. I really like Thea Harrison. I would recommend starting with the Elder Race series for the back ground and world building, but I can say that the Moonshadow series can be read on it’s own, but best in order due to the information we get on Puck. Both are fun and enjoyable series. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

  3. I really enjoyed this trilogy too. I think while one could read them stand alone I would hate to miss any of them. Also there is some information on the war and Puck from the earlier books which is very helpful. I wouldn’t miss the Elder Races either.

    Nice review! Anne – Books of My Heart
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    • I agree with you on all of it. I think reading the Elder Races series first and then doing the Moonshadow in order makes it that much more enjoyable because you have that world building and that information on Puck. Both are wonderful series to read. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

  4. Ive been curious about Harrison’s books-Ive never read any. This series sounds great though!
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    • It took me a while to get into her Elder Race series, that’s where I started, and then I picked up this spin-off (Moonshadow series) that’s in the same world, but once I got into the Elder Race I was hooked… So many great characters, really good world building, and more. This series has been a blast!

  5. Love her! an’t wait to read !

    • T_T That’s wonderful. I <3 her too. I hope you enjoy! I had a blast.

  6. Excellent review angela!!! I loved it! The COVER is awesome! Shared on all my socials!!??

    • Glad you enjoyed my review! Thank’s for sharing.

  7. I really need to try her books one day!
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    • They are oh so good!! ^_^