ARC Review: The Unseen (Elder Races #9.9, Chronicles of Rhyacia #1) by Thea Harrison

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Elder Races #9.9, Chronicles of Rhyacia #1
Thea Harrison
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Novella
Teddy Harrison LLC
July 13, 2020


From New York Times bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the first in an explosive new quartet of stories set in the Elder Races world…. Dragos and Pia are back by popular vote!


Saying goodbye to their old life in the Wyr demesne in New York may be hard, but Dragos and Pia are determined to create a new life in the Other land of Rhyacia.

At first, everything seems idyllic. Rhyacia is paradisiacal. Accompanied by old friends and new allies, the future looks safe and bright for Dragos, Pia, and baby Niall.

But strange things are happening beneath the picturesque façade. Items move unaccompanied, buildings collapse without justifiable cause, and even the most Powerful residents of Rhyacia can provide no logical explanation for the events transpiring. Whispered rumors point to something called the unseen.

As Dragos and Pia investigate, they uncover a greater mystery than they could have imagined, and they realize the startling truth…

They’re not alone in Rhyacia. The land Dragos had thought was uninhabited hides many secrets, a shocking history that’s not quite ready to be buried, and something more.

Something ancient, evil, and hungry. Something that wants to consume Dragos and take everything he holds dear.

Something that just may be powerful enough to overcome the dragon…

Reading Order:
1. Dragon Bound
2. Storm’s Heart
3. Serpent’s Kiss
4. True Colors
5. Oracle’s Moon
6. Natural Evil
7. Devil’s Gate
8. Hunter’s Season
9. Lord’s Fall
10. The Wicked
11. Kinked
12. Dragos Takes a Holiday
13. Pia Saves the Day
14. Peanut Goes to School
15. Night’s Honor
16. Midnight’s Kiss
17. Dragos Goes to Washington
18. Pia Does Hollywood
19. Shadow’s End
20. Liam Takes Manhattan
21. The Chosen
22. Planet Dragos


The Unseen is a novella in the Elder Races series by Thea Harrison. It’s full of humor, romance, surprises and all of your favorite Wyr characters.

Fans will enjoy return to the Elder Races series and one of the main couples Pia and Dragos. If you haven’t read the Elder Races series then you need to start at the beginning and read in order. This novella is not the place to start. 

It was such a joy return to the Elder Race world. I love all the different kinds of Wyr’s and how vast the world building is. We are always treated to something new in each novel or novella. 

It was fabulous seeing all the old characters from all the novels. They come together to wish Pia and Dragos good luck on their new adventure, but even with them leaving the Wyr demise and moving to the Other land of Rhyacia things don’t go as planned and the gang comes together to help. I loved seeing many of my favorite couples come back and having the author give us insight into where they are and what they are doing now. It was so fantastic to get answers to things I was thinking about and wondering. 

The Cuelebre family are a joy to read about. It’s so great to see how much Pia has grown, to see Stinkpot and his adorableness, and to see how much Dragos love for his Mate. 

I would love to tell you more, but I don’t want to ruin the surprises. I will point out that the author does note to her readers this novella ends on a cliffhanger. I have a love-hate relationship with cliffhangers, but I have to say this cliffhanger was in the perfect spot. It has left me wanting the next novella and I can’t wait until it comes out. Luckily I won’t have to wait long, since the author will be releasing the next three novellas in quick succession. 

Rated: 4 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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**UPDATE June 2021: This story ARC was originally supposed to be a 4 novella, but the author has since changed her mind since The Unseen was published. We will complete the overall ARC in 2 novellas. **




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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.

12 comments on “ARC Review: The Unseen (Elder Races #9.9, Chronicles of Rhyacia #1) by Thea Harrison

  1. This is one of those authors/series that has been on my TBR forever… and the longer I wait, the more books get published. Sounds like this is set up like a serial novel with four “cliffhanger” books. Cool.

    • I hope you get a chance to read or listen to the Elder Races series. It’s one that should be read in order. Only a few can stand-alone. I like the world the author has created and all the different creatures. It’s a vast place and keeps getting bigger. Ya, these 4 novellas are a novel just coming out for those who enjoy the series in short serial so we get a novella a month for 4 months. I had a fun with this first one and didn’t mind the cliffhanger. Looking forward to more. Thank’s for visiting and happy reading!

  2. Another series I need to get series about!

    • It’s an interesting series. I like all the different Wry aka creatures and I like the world building. The audios are nice or reading is good too. ^_^ Hope you enjoy!

  3. I loved everything about this and didn’t mind the cliffhanger since they will be released relatively quickly. My only issue is having to get 4 books instead of just one, that it’s like a serial. Wonderful review!

    • I agree on the 4 books. I’m waiting to see if she will box them together before I buy the single novellas. If not then I’ll get them signaler. I didn’t mind the cliffhanger either. The author mentioned it and said she’s release relatively quickly, so it works. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one too. It’s a fun series! Its vivid and has a verity of characters to enjoy. Thank’s for visiting.

  4. great cover and it sounds like a fantastic series, but the only way i would read it is if i had them all in hand
    sherry @ <a href=””> fundinmental</a>

    • I know how you feel. The author says she’s going to release them quickly like a month apart, so not too long a wait.

  5. Neat that you got a reunion with a favorite series. I still need to start these. I know they’ll be really good.

    • I’m listening to the audios for this series for the first time. They are good. The main couple aka first couple are a lot of fun and we see them throughout the series. Most of the novellas, mainly the ones with Pia and Dragos are not meant to be read out of order or on their own, the other novellas work well on their own and give you a taste of the world and characters. I hope you enjoy the series!

  6. I’m glad you enjoyed this one! It’s always nice going back to a world you know you’re going to love! Great review!

    • It is fun to return to a world and couple you have enjoyed. I always like returning to the Elder Race world. Thank you for visiting and I’m glad you like the review.