Serpent's Kiss (Elder Races Series #3)

Serpent's Kiss (Elder Races Series #3)

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by Thea Harrison
     
 

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Recently, Vampire Queen Carling's power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee. Wyr sentinel Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help find a cure for the serpent's kiss-the vampyric disease that's killing her. With their desire for each other escalating they will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss..

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Recently, Vampire Queen Carling's power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee. Wyr sentinel Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help find a cure for the serpent's kiss-the vampyric disease that's killing her. With their desire for each other escalating they will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425244401
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Elder Races Series, #3
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
235,849
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

A debut author at the age of nineteen, Thea Harrison had sixteen romances published under another name before she took a break to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. She’s back with the Novels of the Elder Races, a paranormal romance series.

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Serpent's Kiss (Elder Races Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 132 reviews.
LauraO More than 1 year ago
This was a great continuation of the Elder Races series. This book a bit more complicated than the previous 2, but just as addictive. Serpents Kiss delves into the NightKind Demesne (Vampyres) whereas book one detailed the Wyr demesne and book two detailed the Dark Fae demesne. Carling was harder for me to relate to on an emotional level, but at the same time I think she was more interesting to me because of it. While most of the book is action packed - I kept laughing every time Rasputin was mentioned. I love the irony. I can't wait for Khalil's story. He was one of the most interesting characters we have met so far. Great job Thea!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Rune Ainissesthal the Wyr Sentinel and dying vampyre queen Carling Severan the sorceress made a deal. To save the life of his friend Tiago, Rune will do Carling's bidding. Thus he flies cross country from New York to San Francisco. He finds out that Carling is losing control of her paranormal skills due to the serpent's kiss disease that destroys ancient vampyres like her. She invested time and resources to finding a cure, but as time runs out so far her endeavor has proven futile. While her supporters flee in fear of her unpredictable power and others prepare to betray her in a power grab, Rune tries to save the female he is falling in love with. The latest Elder Race romantic urban fantasy (see Storm Heart and Dragon Bound) is a great tale in which Thea Harrison deftly merges vampyre political and social backstabbing machinations with a cross species romance. Time is of the essence as the Wyr and the Vamp fall in love while her followers either distance themselves from her or plot to speed up her death watch. Serpent's Kiss is an excellent thriller. Harriet Klausner
DudeRanchWoman More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading about Rune & Carling. Their story brought tears to my eyes and made my stomach hurt - two high compliments! Their chemistry was smoking hot and I couldn't get through the book fast enough. Highly recommend. Although start with the 1st two books in the series which are also excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a perfect fantasy world with shapeshifting dragons, vampires and werewolves. Each book can stand on its own and is not dependent on the common plot that doesn't really start until Book 4 Oracle's Moon. The romance is steamy but not graphic, therefore its more PG-13 than R. I think the sex scenes in Black Dagger Brotherhood are more graphic than in these books. With so many characters it will be interesting to see whether the series continues to revolve around only Dragos and his sentinels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great love story. My favorite is still the first book, but this one was good too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved all of The Harrison's books so far, and the newest in her Elder Races series doesn't disappoint! I won't give anything away, but I will say that it has some great segways. I also enjoy that the characters from earlier books are either mentioned or make an appearance in the following books, as well as setting up the characters for her next book. I can't wait for Oracle's Moon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rune and Carling were an interesting blend of character traits. Strong and dominate one moment, submissive and vulnerable the next. Very complex charcters and I liked how the story unfolded. It wasn't as predictable as some can be. There was even a moment of otter "I didn't see that coming". Overall great story.
BellaEarth More than 1 year ago
I struggled with Rune and Carling's story. It seem to drag on forever with so much filler. I found myself wanting to skim. Very disappointed :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Elder Race Series is a fun read. I really loved the first book, and I liked this one too. The only one that was a little slow was book 2. I am not much of a vampire book person, but for some reason I did like this book. Of course a hunky guy helps too. I also like the more detailed introduction to the character of Khalid, who was briefly mentioned in book 2, and will be the main hunky guy in book 4. I felt the growing relationship was well developed here, and felt interested in seeing how things ended up. The time travel could have been described a bit more, but overall I enjoyed this book. Can't wait for book 4, as the preview in the back of this book sounds really good.
MamaMouse More than 1 year ago
I listened to this as an audiobook, narrated by Sophie Eastlake, so my review is based on that version. This is the third book in the Elder Races series, but it could have been listened to without hearing the first two books, Dragon Bound and Storm’s Heart. There are references to things that happened in the first two books but not enough so that you would have been lost if you didn’t read them. I really, really enjoyed this story! The suspense was awesome! I feel like this story of Carling and Rune will go down as one of the best in this series even if Sophie Eastlake writes 100 more. In this story, the countdown for the end of Carling’s life is slowly ticking toward the final hour. Rune is determined not to let her go quietly into the night. When Carling goes into a ‘fade’ Rune finds that he is able to travel into her personal dreamland with her. He will be visiting some of the key points of her past, thus learning about her in a most intimate way. The closer he gets, the more she wants to push him away. Neither knows the dangers traveling to her past will bring, or what it could mean for the future. The Narration Review This audiobook was narrated by Sophie Eastlake who was also the narrator for the first two books. I am getting used to her young sounding voice and she does do a good job on differentiating her character voices. I think I would classify her voice as tootsie pop drop, sweet like candy but chocolaty goodness in the heart of things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with this series. The characters aren't your typical paranormal romance characters. Especially Carling. It was refreshing. Too often I find that romance books have the same type of character over and over again. In each of these books the characters seem to truly have their own personality. From start to finish, it will not disappoint. But I do strongly suggest you begin with book #1. Enjoy!
DanieDS More than 1 year ago
I Love the Elder Race Series! I still think the first book is the best. I just love DRAGOS. I loved him and his story so much I pre-ordered the next two books. They have not disappointed. I am excited for more! I do hope that we get another book on Dragos and Pia. I need more of their story!! Thank you Thea!
lordofbooks More than 1 year ago
Great, enjoyable read. Worth the time and money
Kattra More than 1 year ago
I love these books just the right balance of hope steam and worry to keep the pages turning all night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book, but mostly I kept waiting for it to be over. Which is soo sad cuz I really liked the first two books in the series. For me there was no sense of adventure, and I didn't really care about the main character. However the time travel/changing the future was awesome and intriguing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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