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…
Essentially our story begins when Sophie is offered the opportunity of a lifetime and it's exactly what she needs. As a witch consultant with the police, she has recently survived terrible injuries that haunt her. The chance to possibly put her natural skills to use and open up a mysterious mansion in the English countryside, not to mention discover things about her missing parents, is too good to pass up. Yet what Sophie hadn't counted on was ending up slap bang in the middle of a war with the most annoying and overbearing commander trying to tell her what to do!
Nikolas may oversee his unit but there's no way he's telling Sophie what to do. The sparks fly, the attraction they share is incandescent but with enemies quite literally banging on the door, there's just not enough time for a relationship but what if their love is bigger than anything else?
I remember how the Fae were touched on in the Elder Races so it's wonderful to see the other side of them here. I had fun spotting someone who was introduced back in Pia Saves the Day, so I'm hoping for even more delicious crossovers in the books to come.
Sophie and Nik quite rightly dominate Moonshadow but Ms Harrison introduces characters that I'm hoping she will revisit soon. There's definitely a couple of hunks teasing us, but there's also a villain who unless I'm mistaken perhaps isn't as bad as he's painted; but if he is to be redeemed, I doubt it will be anytime soon.
Oh, and if you delight in her somewhat sweet and quirky characters (Peanut anyone?), then prepare to fall hard for Robin the Puck! So, standby for fireworks as Sophie and Nik butt heads, prepare to feel right at home in the English countryside and get sucked into a whole new world by this wickedly talented author.