Lord's Fall (Elder Races Series #5)

Lord's Fall (Elder Races Series #5)

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by Thea Harrison

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In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two mates find themselves on different paths, torn between their duty to the Wyr and the passion that binds them…


Before she met Dragos, half-human/half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now she’s mated, pregnant and heading south to repair the Wyrs’ frayed relationship

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In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two mates find themselves on different paths, torn between their duty to the Wyr and the passion that binds them…


Before she met Dragos, half-human/half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now she’s mated, pregnant and heading south to repair the Wyrs’ frayed relationship with the Elves. Being separated from Dragos is painful, but for the good of the Wyr demesne they need to figure out how to be partners—in more places than just the bedroom.

In New York to preside over the Sentinel Games, Dragos is worried about his mate, but knows that finding two replacement sentinels is essential to show the rest of the Elder Races just how strong and brutal the Wyr demesne can be. But as the Games heat up, Pia’s negotiations with the Elves take a turn for the dangerous, straining her bond with Dragos and threatening everything they hold dear…

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“A dark, compelling world. I’m hooked!”—J. R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“[Thea Harrison] is a master storyteller."—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Harrison’s flair for developing rich and well-rounded characters anchors the thrilling action and intense emotions found within her books. Harrison provides proof positive she is fast becoming a major star of paranormal romance!”—Romantic Times Book Reviews

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Elder Races Series, #5
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4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“A dark, compelling world. I’m hooked!”—J. R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“[Thea Harrison] is a master storyteller."—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Harrison’s flair for developing rich and well-rounded characters anchors the thrilling action and intense emotions found within her books. Harrison provides proof positive she is fast becoming a major star of paranormal romance!”—Romantic Times Book Reviews

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Lord's Fall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
AngelaCarr More than 1 year ago
4.5 Feathers LORD'S FALL is a great love story with a hint of Hunger Games element with some Civil War action. As usual, Thea Harrison did not disappoint. She has given her readers a chance to peak beyond Pia and Dragos’ Happy-Ever-After (HEA) and a glance at what’s up and up with the Wyr Demesne. It has been 7 months since Pia and Dragos have mated. If you have been following the Elder Races series, you know that Pia and Dragos are expecting Peanut and she is now taking on the role of Dragos’ mate. Her first mission is to repair the Wyr and Elves demesne’s relationship. Turns out that she’ll be doing more than just fixing a demesne quarrels, she’ll also be in the middle of a civil war between the Elves and their Ancients. Unfortunately, she will be doing this mission on her own and away from her mate. It's something both she and Dragos must overcome. Meanwhile, at The Callubre Towers, Dragos’ Seven Sentinels are down to five. His top two, Tiago has mated with the Dark Fae Queen, Nininane aka Trix and Rune has mated with Carling, the Vampyre Queen. The need to replace them was inevitable so Dragos held the Sentinel Games. That’s right boys and girls, there will be new characters to look forward to. The Sentinel Games are pretty awesome and watching Dragos do his public appearance without Pia was pretty cute. I like that Thea keeps his character at a constant. He’s still very powerful, rich, sexy, overprotective but very sweet to his mate. He is the reason I am addicted to this series. It was brilliant how Ms. Harrison brought Dragos and Pia back even after their HEA in Dragon Bound. This just shows you, even in our fantasy world, an HEA still needs a lot of work to keep going. There are also a few new relationships that are rekindled, few that are obviously brewing to be something more and new friendships were formed. This hopefully ensures us more of this world. If you have not read Dragon Bound, I highly suggest you do so. Pia and Dragos' characters and relationship building started there and it’s a shame to miss their courtship. *ARC provided by publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series if you like fantasy,mystery, and love stories. I enjoyed the seriousness and joking banter between all of the characters. I hope the author will write more books about these characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great adventure with Pia and Dragos!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wait is over and we finally see how Pia and Dragos are doing!
Tia_Night More than 1 year ago
Oh Wow! I am not even done reading this yet but this is EXCELLENT! Thank you for bringing the old characters back in this weaves all of them together well. Buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every word. Can't wait for the next full book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it! I loved how Dragos is so possessive of Pia. I cant never tire of hearing their story.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Pia Giovanni mated and pregnant to Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, is heading to Elven demesne to renegotiate treaties with High Lord Calondir and his Consort Beluviel. While Pia is doing this, Dragos is hosting the Sentinel Games to replace two of his former sentinels Tiago and Rune. Dragos is very bad tempered with Pia being gone and out of touch. Few people know that Pia is pregnant and determined to keep it that way too. Pia isn't getting along with her guards and needs to establish her authority with them soon. Calondir and Beluviel receive word that another Elven nation is seeking to talk with them throws a monkey wrench into Pia's plans for negotiation. Will Pia be safe from harm? Will Dragos trust Pia? Can Pia establish her authority? Will Calondir and Beluviel talk with Pia? Who is this Elven nation? Your answers await you in Lord's Fall. I'm still in a state of wonder over Ms. Harrison's writing style. She's created a truly unique world filled with magic, creatures, and fascinating problems too. I loved seeing characters from previous books and meeting new characters as well. I'm looking forward to my next adventure in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved having a second book that focused on Dragos and Pia. I enjoyed their adventure and seeing them struggle to make their relationship stronger and balanced, because let's face it, Dragos is too used to controlling everything. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though I love all of Thea Harrison's Elder Races books, Pia & Dragos are still my favorite couple to read about.....this book was amazing and i hope someday, she'll give us another based on this couple!
VivianaEnchantressofBooks More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I fell in LOVE w/ Dragos (100% Hot, Alpha Male, who wouldn't?) in "Dragon Bound" which also is the first book in the Elder Races series. This series is an auto buy for me. I have 'read' the entire series via audio books and I'll let you know my thoughts on the narrator later. Everyone (those within my book world) always raved about all the books in the series, however, they were not as "enthused' with "Lord's Fall". This made me ponder the reasons. Its book 5 in the series, though it does focus on Dragos and Pia so its almost like a sequel to "Dragon Bound". I liked Pia! When I shared that I had begun to listen to "Lord's Fall", I heard some of the following "stick with it", "it got better after the halfway mark", "Dragos is still Sexy as hell!" ( I did smile at that one!) and again made me wonder... I knew exactly what everyone was referring to when I began "reading". There was a LOT of recapping and world building in the beginning. There is very little "new" information shared with the exception of some new characters. Due to the recapping, I can say that you could read this as a stand a lone (not sure if that was the intent of the author or not), but honestly, you'd be missing out on a great series. So if this is the first time you read the Elder Races, I do recommend the entire series! :) Once the story actually began to move forward with the plot I loved it. Dragos was well, Dragos! 100% in charge, Alpha Male, not apologizing for it and loving his mate with everything he's got! He's continues to be as protective, but we get to see that their relationship has grown and deepend in the time that has passed. They have come to know and understand that they there is no magic solution to their differences, so they have to learn how to better communicate with each other, meet each other half way and be patient!(wow what a concept, right? LOL) Pia is his sense of compassion and reason while Dragos is her strength and safety. They honestly balance each other out. It was great to see them work things out and depend on each other in this manner. The Elves! That's where the action comes in. As the synopsis said, Pia is on a mission to smooth things over between the Elves and Wyrs and things don't go as 'planned' (when do they ever?). Its not what you think. I will tell you that the Elves hold no ill intention towards Pia, in fact, they all like her, so when I say that its not what you think, the Elves she goes to try to work things out with are not the ones who create the danger. I liked that Thea (Author) added a bit of a twist there, I just wished she would have provided a tiny bit more information about "the evil" throughout the book vs. towards the end of the climatic scene. Speaking of the climatic scene, it sort of ended too quickly and quietly. There was this huge hoopla and the "big bad" and then it ended (sorry, trying not to give you spoilers). The book itself doesn't end but the "big bad" does. I mentioned some new characters and Eva is my favorite newbie! She's the Alpha and head of security for Pia. She's sassy, sarcastic and in charge! Of course she butts heads with Pia! They work things out (which is part of the fun) though. The entire security team was great and I'm hoping to see more of them. I loved the way the book ended! Trying to figure out how to you why I loved it without spoiling it.... The ending solitifed Dragos and Pia relationship and brings forth the possibilities of a bright future. (I think that will work, sigh) I loved it! I love the series, the characters, Thea's writing style and her creativeness. When I found out that there would be more Dragos and Pia, I was extremely happy. Yeah it was a bit slow in the beginning but over all I'm not disappointed. I'm really looking forward to the next book "Kinked" (scheduled for November 2013)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters stayed - IN CHARACTER - and the writing is fluid with a solid story. LOVED It!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read over 300 Nook books in the last year and a half and before that I lost count of the books I bought. This was the first case of an author returning to the original characters, as a set of lovers, that absolutely tweaked my reader's juices. The plot for this "Dragos Pia" continuance wrapped it up and tied it with a spectacular bow. Thea, I'd tip my hat to you but I haven't got a hat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this continuation of Pia and Dragos' story! Love all the Elder Races..characters are so strong. It's just a great, fun read! What more could you want - except more!
Nightnan More than 1 year ago
I always like to read what happens to some of my favorite characters and Dragos and Pia are really memorable characters that drew me to read the rest of the series. In this story Pia is sent on a diplomatic mission to repair relations with the Elves. She arrives and finds that the Elves have a different agenda indeed. Pia finds herself through the respect she gains from her staff and her handling of a dangerous, complicated situation. She can handle her egomaniac husband, her churlish crew, fearful and distracted elves, and a meglomaniac bent on taking over the world. This story has a ton of plot surprises and the characters are sharp and reactive. Thanks for the update!
ReaderLoverKV More than 1 year ago
Well, Thea Harrison, has done it again. Now with Pia and Dragos and their wonderful new addition! I loved this book from beginning to end. What a wonderful read. I have read the entire book twice and now writing this review, I think I will read it again. It was just filled with action, awesome maleness and some shrouded mystery, hmmmm. We also get to see some of our other characters as well. Beautiful story. If you had read the series, you will not be disappointed! Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was an excellent read and was disappointed when I got to the end of the book. I liked the fact that we got to catch up with Pia and Dragos and learned a little bit more about the Wyr world. Can't wait for the next book!
booksrapassion More than 1 year ago
This review was first posted at Reading Between The Wines Raise your hand if you love Dragos! Cause I do! I do! When I found out Thea Harrison was going to write another book about Pia and Dragos I was like, 'Hell Yeah!', and then I was like, 'Oh No! What if it's not as good as the first one?!' Well, rest assured you chronic worriers, we have an excellent book on our hands. My favorite part about this book? HELLO - we FINALLY have our little white peanut dragon being born! Cause seriously, what woman wants to be pregnant that long? The nine months I carried my two kids was long enough. I think Harrison did an excellent job of continuing the series (which I read like a rabid Harrison crack addict), and I totally can't wait to see what she does next. I guess someone would like me to tell them what happened now, huh? Well, I'll tell you a little, so here goes. There's still conflict between Dragos and the Elves in South Carolina. Pia is on a mission to try and mend some of those problems, but her trip south is quickly turning sour by her totally moody new bodyguards. She wants her old Sentinels back instead. This time she can't get what she wants though because Dragos needs them in New York with him to take their places in the Sentinel Games. Since Rune and Tiago left, Dragos has two spots to fill. To do that he's going to have thousands of Weres fighting each other to see who the seven top dogs are in the arena to get the jobs. The five remaining Sentinels have to prove they still deserve their place. Pia does her best to straighten out her new bodyguards, but when she gets to the Elves she encounters even more problems. None of this drama is helping her deal with her separation anxiety from Dragos, and he's even more wound up about than she is. This book is so good people. You have to read it! I love the book. I love Thea Harrison. So it's a four and a half wine glass toast for Ms. Harrison, and everyone who's read this series should run out and get this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not dissapoint in the slightest. One of the best series out there.
ManaFire More than 1 year ago
Loved it
tigerlilly_liz 7 months ago
~ 5 Lord’s Fall Stars ~ Lord’s Fall is book five in the Elder Races series by Thea Harrison. So much awesomeness happens in this novel. It brings the reader back to the characters that started it all, Pia and Dragos. These two have challenges they go through together and separately. It was interesting to watch them learn to work as partners, not as employee/employer. Dragos exceeds this otherworldly power and his dragon nature comes out a lot and Pia still keeps him on his toes and try’s to balance out his more powerful nature. Most of the book is the challenges, struggles, and accomplishments that our characters deal with. Pia goes away in this book to help repair the damaged treats with the fae. She must stand on her own. Dragos has to deal with the Sentinel Games and finding two new Sentinels. Life is changing for both. We see how hard it is for them to be apart, the struggles come through well along with the accomplishments that each them needs to do. Some interesting developments happen in the fae dimension. We also learning something truly interesting about Dragos though it may not be much of a surprise, but it still felt significant. I also liked seeing that Dragos and Rune are starting to patch things up. They may never be what they once where, but they can be something else. What really made this such a fabulous book is that Pia and Dragos work to make their relationship more. Even with them mated and a little baby on the way, it doesn’t mean a happy every after. This novel gives us the happens after that happy every after and what they experience. Lord’s Fall is an epic story full of mayhem, myth, and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Getting bored now...lame battles
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