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From New York Times and USA Today best-selling 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 incurable. 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…
Doctor and the Beast
Amazingly, Thea Harrison has finished this trilogy with a book that is better than the first two (and they were incredible). With Kathryn and Oberon, she gives us a couple to rival Pia and Dragos. These two are well-matched (or well-mated in Wyr terms). In traditional Harrison fashion, we are taken on a ride that takes us low and leaves us high. I admit to tearing-up several times, perhaps most in a scene between Oberon and Robin (the Puck), that shows how Oberon claimed such loyalty by so many people. Balancing out the very serious parts of this story, though, are plenty of humorous moments. And then there’s the love – sensual, life-changing, and tender. This is a satisfying novel on all levels.
Ms. Harrison has done it again with Lionhart! The third installment of the Moonshadow trilogy focuses on King Oberon and Dr. Kathryn Shaw. Oberon is a smart and intense hero who is complemented by Kathryn’s clever and strong heroine. They have wonderful chemistry together! I immensely enjoyed Lionhart and recommend the complete trilogy to fans.
A great ending to the Moonshadow trilogy.
In Lionheart, Kathryn is contracted to help cure King Oberon, who has fallen into a self induced “sleep” to keep him from dying from an assignation attempt. The problem is that his powers have been ravaging the land while he sleeps. His people have scattered and his kingdom will be destroyed if he does not wake up.
Kathryn has been a supporting character in many of the Elder Races books and has performed medical miracles in dire situations. Lionheart finally gave the readers a chance to see more of her personality and to learn about her Wyr form (may have been stated in another book, but I could not recall it). It was a pleasure to take a peek inside inside her mind.
As a couple, they fit into the classic mold of independent, intelligent heroine and alpha (yet willing to learn) hero. I was a bit thrown off by the “all or nothing” sacrifice that Kathryn had to make just to be in the relationship, but I guess it gave them a conflict to work through. Overall it was a great book that captured my attention and kept me reading until the very end. I was truly disappointed that it ended and would recommend it to any fans of the Elder Races series. Thea Harrison penned yet another great book and I can’t wait to read more books on the Elder Races.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.