Shadow’s End (Elder Races #9) by Thea Harrison #mf #review @TheaHarrison

Shadow's End

The author of Lord’s Fall and Midnight’s Kiss returns with an enchanting and sizzling new tale about debts that cannot be repaid and hunger that cannot be satisfied…

For Beluviel, consort to the Elven High Lord, and Graydon, gryphon and First Sentinel of the Wyr, even the slightest desire for each other is forbidden. But two hundred years ago, after a desperate play to save Beluviel’s stepson left them indebted to the cruel Djinn Malphas, they found their fates inexorably linked together—and the hunger between them growing too strong to ignore…

Two centuries later, with their debt to Malphas coming due, Beluviel and Graydon realize that, if they are to stand any chance of saving their souls, they must once again work together—this time more closely than ever before. But every moment they spend with each other brings them nearer to losing something even more vital—their hearts… addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Kim Talks TomesTAG

Since Shadow’s End is the ninth book in a series, it was probably not a good idea to read it as a stand-alone. But, that I did and I have to say that while I was a little lost, the beginning flashback and backstory throughout the book helped me a lot. Shadow’s End is very well written. The world created by the author is fun and creative, filled with action and adventure. The love story is a sweet one. Graydon has searched for his one true love for hundreds of years. It has been impossible for Graydon and Beluviel to be together because of a curse, but Graydon finds a way to get around it and be with the woman he loves.

Not being as invested in this story as someone who has read the entire series, I found it to be sweet, but that’s about it. Some parts were sad, some were action packed, and others were full of twists and turns that made my head spin. I, probably, would have enjoyed it more had I read the rest of the series, but for being so far into it, Shadow’s End doesn’t read well as a stand-alone. That doesn’t make it a bad book, just not the book for me.


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