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Oracle's Moon (Elder Races Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

One of the very best things about Thea Harrison’s Novels

One of the very best things about Thea Harrison’s Novels of the Elder Races Series is the fact that each book is totally and completely different. Dragon Bound was a story of action and discovery. Pia and Cuelebre were combustible.. High octave. Storm’s hea...
One of the very best things about Thea Harrison’s Novels of the Elder Races Series is the fact that each book is totally and completely different. Dragon Bound was a story of action and discovery. Pia and Cuelebre were combustible.. High octave. Storm’s heart was about Revenge and political intrigue. Tricks and Tiago had known each other for ages and yet barely knew each other. Serpent’s Kiss was about survival and redemption. The characters were at first Campy and then slowly evolved into individuals that pulled at you. But Oracle’s Moon... Yes Oracle’s Moon was a love story...

We first met Khalil in Serpent’s Kiss.. He was Djinn and owed Carling a favor. He was intriguing and yet still lacking form. We met him again in Serpent’s Kiss a bit more explosive... but in Oracle’s Moon, we meet the man, well the Djinn. He is opinionated, arrogant, obnoxious and protective. He is sure he knows what is best. He made a promise to protect Grace’s niece and nephew.. two small innocent children. A Prince in the House of Marid, one of the most powerful Djinn he feels dealing with humans is beneath him. And yet slowly he discovers that Grace there is much more to Grace than he first realized.

Grace Andreas, the current Oracle of Delphi, albeit a reluctant one just has too much on her plate. She is the sole provider for her niece and nephew left orphaned in the same accident that almost took Grace’s life. At 23, she is worn out from trying to make ends meet in a world that no longer appreciates the Oracles. When she discovers that Khalil has taken an interest in her children she attempts to ban him from the house. *grins* That doesn’t work so well. He leaves but Grace discovers that she can feel his connection even when he isn’t there. She knows he left something behind. Grace, having spent an entire life making what she calls poor choices decided to twist the tiger’s tail.

Together Kahlil and Grace traverse a road of discovery.. he learns how to feel, how to truly love and she learns that there is someone that she can depend upon, lean upon and grow with. While the entire secondary storyline helps the book flow, it is the connection between Grace and Kahlil that makes this book work. Once boiled down to it, this book truly is character driven. The romance between Kahlil and Grace is what speaks to the reader. They connect with us. You feel the depth of their emotions and their concerns for each other. You see what a person in love is willing to do for the ones they love and you rejoice in it. While it is understood that both characters are powerful entities you almost forget that you discover that it is their united strength that truly matters.

Ms Harrison snuck an honest to goodness romance in her PNR story. It is funny because just the other day I was part of a Twitter conversation with Ms Harrison and several others about crossing genres.. and here she is showing me exactly what she meant. If you are expecting a fantasy novel, a PNR delight you will be surprised.. Because it is all of that, Oracle’s Moon is so much more.

I am not sure that this is my favorite book in the series.. but I do know that I like the softer, gentler flow at least for this book. Read it, enjoy it and tell me what you think

Shauni

posted by Shauni on March 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Too much old, not enough new

I loved the 1st 3 books and was really interested in how she was going to carry the story with the djinn. However, this book would probably be better for someone who wasn't reading the series. There's a difference between reminding the readers and trying to redevelop ...
I loved the 1st 3 books and was really interested in how she was going to carry the story with the djinn. However, this book would probably be better for someone who wasn't reading the series. There's a difference between reminding the readers and trying to redevelop characters. I think she mentioned almost every main character out of the other 3 books. I really felt like skipping a lot of the first 100 pages.

With that being said, when it came down to Grace and Khalil, their love story was just awesome! I also love the way it kept me guessing. I couldn't figure out what Khalil was going to do or how Grace was going to try to keep them together. At the heart of the story, you have Grace who has been injured in the car accident that killed her sister and brother which also made her a new mom to her niece and nephew. Then you have Khalil who is a know it all djinn whom she calls the "bane of her existence" who has offered his protecting to the children even though Grace doesn't want it. She soon realizes how much she does need him in more ways than one.

If the story had been more about them, I'm sure I would've given it 5 stars.

posted by tdcole07 on March 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    A winner!

    This book was amazing. I loved it from start to finish. I smiled and laughed my way through the story and stayed up til all hours of the night to finish it and then regreted when it was all over. Hurry up I want the next one :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    Cannot wait for this book!

    The first 3 books in the series were amazing I cannot wait for this one to come out! Highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2015

    Magnificent

    I loved how the story unfolded and how they acted together

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    My favorite.

    I loved this story. I've enjoyed all of them, but this is my favorite. This story is less action than her previous ones, but has such an intimate feel. It's warm, tender, funny. And sexy. Kahlil is my favorite hero, even more so than dragos. I think it is the humor that puts him over the top for me. I related to and very much admired Grace doing her best to raise the childrn she loves. I've read it 4 times now and am about to read it again. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    wonderful read

    love this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

    Great series

    Great series

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love this series.

    I love this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Wow

    Another great read in this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Loved it!

    Grace was the bomb I loved that she had a potty mouth and an edge about her that despite her injury let folks know immediately... SHE WAS NOT TO BE MESSED WITH. In this entire series Khalil and the Dragon are my FAVES! Sooo good!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Loved It! Awesome Read! I can't wait for the next book in the Elder Race Series!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Excellent series

    Thea Harrison is my new favortie author, I read her first book twice, Dragon Bound, before I returned it to the library then I went out and bought the book. Read all of her books, you don't want to miss out on this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    3/24/12

    Extraordinary. I just lovthis series.e

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    A Must Read

    Another favorite!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    OMG!

    EXCITING! WOW! I SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK? YES! I INDERSTAND I MUST? DANG!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    A Joy to read.

    I love thhis entire series. Can't wait for the next book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    I meant to just read a few chapters

    I ended up reading the whole darned thing. I laughed, I cheered, I gasped, and I blushed. This my favorite Elder Races book so far. I loved learning about the Djinn. The kids had personality and they helped to seal the deal. Thea Harrison does not need to work on her world building. The end was a bit anti-climactic and I kept expecting something else to pop up. Like in the movies where the hero stabs/shoots/etc the bad guy and then turns his/her back to the prone villian. You just know he's gonna pop back up again.....but nope. The end wasn't a huge bang( don't get me wrong, it wasn't a whimper either), but the whole journey rocked.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    great!

    She's an excellent author and she tells a great story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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