Monday, November 25, 2013

"Dragos Takes a Holiday" By: Thea Harrison Review

Dragos Takes a Holiday (Elder Races, #6.5)
Dragos Takes A Holiday
By: Thea Harrison
Synopsis
The Bermuda Triangle. Pirates. The Peanut. What could possibly go wrong?Dragos Cuelebre needs a vacation. So does Pia, his mate. When the First Family of the Wyr head to Bermuda for some much needed R&R, it's no ordinary undertaking - and no ordinary weekend in the sun. Between hunting for ancient treasure buried beneath the waves and keeping track of their son, Liam—a.k.a. Peanut, whose Wyr abilities are manifesting far ahead of schedule—it’s a miracle that Pia and Dragos can get any time together.
They're determined to make the most of each moment, no matter who tries to get in their way.
And did we mention pirates?
My Thoughts
     I’ve been a fan of Thea Harrison since her first book featuring Dragos and Pia. Those many moons ago when I first read Dragon Bound, I was immersed in her fantastical world with gryphons, harpies and dragons. It has seemed as if the books have slowly lost that spark that brought me to them, I saw that spark again with Dragos Takes a Holiday.
     A short story in the Elder Races universe, the 90 pages are a simple short jaunt into the world of Dragos and his now wife, Pia. After all of the traumatic events that have occurred during and since the previous book, “Lord’s Fall,” featuring this couple, Dragos is exhausted. Tired of fighting for everything he has, tired of defending his lands and his power, he is weary of the future and wants for a simpler life. Pia sees these same issues and suggests they take an easy weekend away from the supernatural and just enjoy life.   
          That’s all this story is, a weekend away from the Elder world but its so much more. A great character piece, I loved the interaction of Dragos and Pia. It brought back the fabulous memories of Dragon Bound and how utterly lovely I once found this world. Smart and funny, you can't help but snort once in a while at how the ancient Dragos views the world. Its been enjoyable to see the characters change and evolve throughout the series and I honestly can say, I would read anything featuring these two people.
     Sweet, short and sexy are the three best words to describe Dragos Takes a Holiday. Another chapter in the great Elder Races saga featuring two beloved characters from the series. No great drama, no new characters, just a simple happy story about characters we already love. Brava Ms. Harrison!

Elder Races
1. Dragon Bound
2. Storm’s Heart 
4. Oracle’s Moon
4.5 Natural Evil 
4.6 Devil’s Gate 
5.5 The Wicked
6. Kinked 
6.5 Dragos Takes a Holiday

Book Details 
Date of Publication: November 28, 2013 
# of Pages: 90 
Source: Netgalley - for Review

This review originally appeared at The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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