Proving that the first book in her Elder Races series was an accurate indicator of incredible things to come, Harrison’s new tale is one of royal treachery and vengeance. Harrison’s spectacular ability to deliver stories that have memorable characters along with intricate plotting and high-stakes adventure reveal that she is a born storyteller. There’s no doubt that Harrison will soon become a genre superstar.

Two hundred years ago, after witnessing her royal family’s murder by her Uncle Urien, Dark Fae Princess Niniane managed to escape the slaughter and flee to Dragos, Lord of the Wyr for protection. Now Urien has been killed by Dragos for kidnapping his mate, which means that Niniane, aka Tricks, is the new Queen of the Dark Fae. However, before Niniane can claim her throne, there is an assassination attempt. Tiago Black Eagle is an ancient Thunderbird Wyr with warrior in his genes. Tiago arrives in Chicago determined to protect the stubborn fae, but neither expects the passion that roars between them. Treachery and ancient feuds make telling friend from foe a challenge, but Tiago and Niniane are nothing if not determined. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 336 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith