Lionheart

Lionheart

by Thea Harrison

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ISBN-13: 9781947046108
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Publication date: 09/29/2018
Series: Moonshadow , #3
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 77,280
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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Lionheart (Moonshadow, #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Puck has become one of my favorite characters
Anonymous 3 months ago
Each book in this series is so very good.The list of characters is long yet every personallity is unique.Please if you haven't read any of this series start with book 1 and enjoy every page you will be entertained for a long time.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved it.
Brigittehf 5 months ago
The Lionheart is the final standalone installment in this spellbinding trilogy where magic abounds. It's a brilliant finale to the series. Oberon is the king of the Dark Court and he is well loved by his subjects. During one of his famous annual celebrations, he is struck by a magical spell which leaves him devoid of feelings. Stasis is his answer to combatting this fatal spell and saving his court. Kathryn is a skilled trauma surgeon on retainer by Dragos himself. She values the medical ethics and isn't afraid of standing up for herself. When Dragos calls Kathryn to a meeting, she has no idea what to expect. She is soon enlightened when she gets there. The Dark Court is seeking her help to save their king. She is apprenhisive at first as she loves her life in New York. Dragos is Dragos and when he sees the chance of adding to his 'collections ", he strikes a bargain whilst allowing Kathryn to make her own final decision. Kathryn sees this as an adventure. She should be back home within no time at all! On seeing Oberon, she is fascinated and intrigued. He is an impressive figure and she senses his other nature. She examines him and starts the treatment, but he wakes up unexpectedly. To a stranger! His reaction is aggressive and in some ways comical. Kathryn is not in the least impressed by his behaviour and they start on the wrong foot. She gives him as good as she gets and the cat and mouse game begins until Oberon sees reasons. Seeing that he has no other options of being liberated from his nightmare and save his kingdom, he begrudgingly agrees to Kathryn's suggestion of treating him. He is no longer the same man revered by all before his self induced seclusion. Although, they dislike each other, there is an attraction that they can barely ignore. Will he be his old self, should she succeed in her operation? Can she adhere to the doctor/patient protocol to explore what might be? I devoured this story from beginning to end and still craved more when it finally came to an end. I was ehthralled by the sometimes funny, sometimes heated and sometimes sensual and loving interactions between Oberon and Kathryn. She is a strong character who stands by what she believes and doesn't take any nonsense from him. Grouchy at the beginning, he soon shows that he has a humourous, gentle and caring side. They work well as a team and their love and loyalty knows no bound. Although it's sad to come to the end of such a fabulous series, the conclusion is more than rewarding. The presence of some of the characters from the previous two books acts as a reminder of how good those stories were. I love this series. I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Another great book!
Kelli_McBride 5 months ago
Amazingly, Thea Harrison has finished this trilogy with a book that is better than the first two (and they were incredible). With Kathryn and Oberon, she gives us a couple to rival Pia and Dragos. These two are well-matched (or well-mated in Wyr terms). In traditional Harrison fashion, we are taken on a ride that takes us low and leaves us high. I admit to tearing-up several times, perhaps most in a scene between Oberon and Robin (the Puck), that shows how Oberon claimed such loyalty by so many people. Balancing out the very serious parts of this story, though, are plenty of humorous moments. And then there’s the love – sensual, life-changing, and tender. This is a satisfying novel on all levels.
ldrpupule 5 months ago
Thea Harrison does it again...she writes such strong characters and this novel was no different. I loved how both Oberon and Kathryn were so passionate and honorable. That caused some conflict between them but it was so refreshing to see how neither one sacrificed their ethics and honor but remained true to themselves, each other and their responsibilities. Too often it seems one or the other has to "give in" but in this case they managed to compromise and end up with their HEA. This was a great conclusion to the Moon Shadow trilogy. I would have liked to see a little more interaction with previous characters at the end but overall I was most satisfied with the ending....after all there is now room for more Elder Races/Mood Shadow stories...Please.
Kat-T 5 months ago
Lionheart completes the Moonshadow trilogy for Thea Harrison. This book is the perfect ending to the triology! Lionheart is more than just your typical story, to me it was three stories in one. First you have the story & history of Lyonesse and her people, then next you have the story of Robin (a fascinating & complex secondary character throughout the series) and finally you have the story of King Oberon of the Dark Court and Doctor Kathryn Shaw who make an awesomely fierce couple. All three stories are interwoven together into a book that briefly reunites us with past characters of both Moonshadow and Elder Races and at the same time tells us about a unique love story that is reminiscent of a 2018 version of Beauty & the Beast in a paranormal setting. As usual for Thea Harrison this book is full of wonderfully rich background material and compelling character’s. Lionheart is a must read and beautifully wraps up this trilogy. I was provided with an ARC of Lionheart from the author for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great story and really glad to see Robin again!
Keeper_of_Freyja 5 months ago
King Oberon rest in an uneasy sleep that's left his power uncontrolled and destroying his kingdom. Both he and Lyonesse will be lost unless he can defeat Morgan's assassination the Dark Court will lose it's both its King and homeland. Time is of the essence for the Dark Court in Lyonesse. King Oberon's fate lies in the hand of the fiercely independent and strongwilled trauma surgeon Dr. Kathryn Shaw and before all is said and done her skills, and her patience, will be tested in the rescue of King Oberon. Readers may remember Dr. Shaw as the physician who saved a certain harpy's wings in the original Elder Race series. Harrison once again gives us a lead female protagonist worth rooting for. Shaw is brilliant, brash, and more than a match for King Oberon. The chemistry between the two is intense and only increases as the true obstacles to saving his life become clear. If you've been in need of a broody, poorly adjusted, intensely cocky yet somehow still appealing male lead character (how I don't know since Harrison also excels offering up at least one in every book) then King Oberon will have you trying to decide who has the bigger attitude and ego; he or Dragos. Oberon is a man not only at a crossroads but in crisis. When he's accidentally roused from his slumber by Dr. Shaw, Oberon's fury is unchecked. Once Oberon is awake and aware, this story takes on welcome emotional layers as he fights to recapture the man he once was and struggle to adjust to a world in flux. This duo is yet another where Harrison's insight into male/female dynamics creates a humor-rich, and passion-filled connection between two highly volatile and intelligent people. The wit is sharp, the jokes plentiful and the sex (when they finally get around to it) steamy. Oberon and Kathryn's combative relationship is a perfect foil for the upheaval happening in Oberon's kingdom. Because you can't forget, Oberon is still at war with the malicious Queen of the Light Fae, Isabeau. This story unfolds quickly, and for the first time, intersects with familiar characters from New York for a smoothly inserted update about the goings-on in Dragos and friends before returning to England and the unexplored Otherlands. These scenes are informative and act as a skillful summary that brings everyone up-to-date without slowing down the forward momentum of this tale. I always recommend reading books in series order but if you've just come on board Lionheart can be read as standalone because these scenes do give more than enough background. Harrison knows how to build tension and continually ups the stakes with each new outing among the Elder Races. I couldn't get enough of this new pair, and of course Puck, because this glimpse into the Dark Court felt like it just scratched the surface of everything to be had in that Otherland. This is a King, and kingdom, poised on the brink of destruction and the story moves with the energy and vitality of the crisis at hand. I wanted more as soon as I reached the final page. The final installment of Moonshadow trilogy brings all the new characters full circle and to a fitting end that thankfully, leaves the door open for more adventures among the Fae folk and Wyr. I thoroughly enjoyed both the new characters and found the climax more than fulfilling. Is a die-hard fan of Harrison's Elder Races, I can't wait to see what direction she takes next. originally reviewed on shelfenvy(dot)com
EverAfterBookReviews 5 months ago
LIONHEART is exciting, entertaining and will leave you wanting more! I can’t believe it’s over already! This brilliantly crafted trilogy has come to an end and I find myself desperate to stay in this magical Elder Races world with all these new complicated and charismatic characters! The storyline was amazing, I couldn’t put the book down! I loved the mix of the Elder Races with a sprinkling of characters from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, but with a twist. Okay, I love a brooding hero just like the rest of us, but King Oberon takes it the cake. He’s dying of a magic needle that’s been inching towards his heart for years. Instead of killing him quick, the assassin’s magic has been changing the character of Oberon, destroying his ability to feel emotions, regret, and all the other things that made Oberon such an amazing leader and beloved king. He decides to put himself into stasis and send everyone away before things get worse. And he slept for many years. But while sleeping, his magic has become wild and uncontrollable, affecting his land with harsh conditions, forcing the people to leave Lyonesse. Oberon’s cousin and trusted Knights seek out a healer to help. Their search leads them to a doctor of unparalleled medical skills. The problem: convincing her to take the job Dr. Kathryn Shaw is a strong heroine. She has held her ground against the biggest and most stubborn Wyr in the demense and she’s not going to let some big, sleeping king with control issues (and a sexy mouth) take her down either! She is one of the best heroines I’ve ever read. Strong, determined, confident and stubborn as all get out. Kathryn is the perfect match for Oberon. Both fight themselves and each other but don’t have a chance of fighting destiny and fate. I loved this couple very much! Thea Harrison once again weaves her magic into an amazing story full of adventure, laughter, loyalty, strength, vengeance and of love. I definitely recommend checking out LIONHEART or any one of Ms. Harrison’s books! ***I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own***
Cdoll034 5 months ago
A great ending to the Moonshadow trilogy. In Lionheart, Kathryn is contracted to help cure King Oberon, who has fallen into a self induced “sleep” to keep him from dying from an assignation attempt. The problem is that his powers have been ravaging the land while he sleeps. His people have scattered and his kingdom will be destroyed if he does not wake up. Kathryn has been a supporting character in many of the Elder Races books and has performed medical miracles in dire situations. Lionheart finally gave the readers a chance to see more of her personality and to learn about her Wyr form (may have been stated in another book, but I could not recall it). It was a pleasure to take a peek inside inside her mind. As a couple, they fit into the classic mold of independent, intelligent heroine and alpha (yet willing to learn) hero. I was a bit thrown off by the “all or nothing” sacrifice that Kathryn had to make just to be in the relationship, but I guess it gave them a conflict to work through. Overall it was a great book that captured my attention and kept me reading until the very end. I was truly disappointed that it ended and would recommend it to any fans of the Elder Races series. Thea Harrison penned yet another great book and I can’t wait to read more books on the Elder Races. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Meglarz 5 months ago
In Lionheart, Thea Harrison brings her Moonshadow trilogy to a thrilling and quite satisfying conclusion – as well as clearing up a few things left after Planet Dragos’s last page. I have enjoyed Dr. Kathryn Shaw’s character immensely since her first appearance in the Elder Races novels - a woman brave enough to operate on a fully conscious harpy is a formidable woman, to say the very least. I was thrilled to see her front and center as main character in Lionheart; her quick wits, sense of humor and dedication to both her vocation and her duty have made her a favorite of mine. Oberon, of course, has been a figure of mystery, myth, and much speculation for some time now and to go along on the journey as Harrison unveils his history as well as solving the mysterious illness is a real treat. The more of Harrison’s books I read, the more I admire her skill in building and balancing characters and plot lines that weave in and out of books before being cultivated into a fully developed story that brings seemingly disparate characters and threads together to form a completely satisfying whole. Oberon thaws, metaphorically, to embody the type of “good, kind, just king” that Morgan mourns and finally avenges in Spellbinder. The interweaving of characters in the Moonshadow trilogy is especially satisfying. As is the resolution of Robin, the puck’s story arc – poor Robin, how he suffered. I’m always a bit let down to finish reading one of Thea Harrison’s books for the first time but the joy of rereading them never dims. I have enjoyed every one of the Elder Races books and novellas; some are beloved favorites that I’ve read and reread many times. Lionheart has already become a beloved favorite.
Meglarz 5 months ago
In Lionheart, Thea Harrison brings her Moonshadow trilogy to a thrilling and quite satisfying conclusion – as well as clearing up a few things left after Planet Dragos’s last page. I have enjoyed Dr. Kathryn Shaw’s character immensely since her first appearance in the Elder Races novels - a woman brave enough to operate on a fully conscious harpy is a formidable woman, to say the very least. I was thrilled to see her front and center as main character in Lionheart; her quick wits, sense of humor and dedication to both her vocation and her duty have made her a favorite of mine. Oberon, of course, has been a figure of mystery, myth, and much speculation for some time now and to go along on the journey as Harrison unveils his history as well as solving the mysterious illness is a real treat. The more of Harrison’s books I read, the more I admire her skill in building and balancing characters and plot lines that weave in and out of books before being cultivated into a fully developed story that brings seemingly disparate characters and threads together to form a completely satisfying whole. Oberon thaws, metaphorically, to embody the type of “good, kind, just king” that Morgan mourns and finally avenges in Spellbinder. The interweaving of characters in the Moonshadow trilogy is especially satisfying. As is the resolution of Robin, the puck’s story arc – poor Robin, how he suffered. I’m always a bit let down to finish reading one of Thea Harrison’s books for the first time but the joy of rereading them never dims. I have enjoyed every one of the Elder Races books and novellas; some are beloved favorites that I’ve read and reread many times. Lionheart has already become a beloved favorite.
Barb-TRC 5 months ago
Lionheart by Thea Harrison is the 3rd and final book in her Moonshadow trilogy. The Moonshadow trilogy is a spinoff of Harrison’s Elder Races, focusing on the Wyr in European Elder Races. Though this can be read very well as a standalone, it is best to read the whole trilogy in order understand the theme and secondary characters that make appearances from the first two books. We meet King Oberon, of the Dark Court in Lyonesse, years before during a gala. Oberon was a strong and powerful magic user, and a popular king. On the night of the gala, Oberon was hit by a deadly dart that put a spell on him which would slowly kill him. The assassination attempt was ordered by the evil Isabeau, Queen of the Light Court, whom we knew from the earlier books. Oberon put himself into a deep sleep to slow the damaging process; in hope that his loyal team would find a way to save him. As he remains unconscious throughout 200 (15 in human time) years, his land suffers as the effect of the spell makes him cold and uncaring, forcing the lands to become like him, bitter cold and unlivable. Dr. Kathryn Shaw, our heroine, works out of New York, being one of the best trauma specialists, and also the doctor for Dragos (the leader of the Elder Races series), and his team. When members of Oberon’s team beg Dragos for help, he will convince Kathryn to try to use her expertise to find a way to counteract the spell and save Oberon, or Isabeau will take over the Dark Court. When Kathryn arrives to see if find a way to stop the spell, she has no idea what she has to face in Oberon, who despite his deep sleep senses her. Oberon finds himself coming alive, and after a rough start that Kathryn surprises him with her stubbornness. She was after all able to handle Dragos, and was equal to the challenge presented by the powerful and equally stubborn Oberon. What follows is a wonderful, exciting, non-stop action packed story, but most of all a slow built romance that was destined to fail. Kathryn loved New York, and Oberon was still the King of the Dark Court. If he survived. Kathryn was an amazing, strong powerful heroine, who stood up to Oberon, forcing him to follow her instructions to find the spell and eliminate it. Their chemistry was sizzling, and I loved them both together, as they were both strong, tough and independent. It was fun to watch them butt heads, and to slowly see them each fall in love. Once Oberon begins to get stronger, his team gathers to help him fight off the attempt to take over Lyonesse by Isabeau. Oberon is also hell bent on revenge against the Light Court Queen. Kathryn was determined to watch over him, so that his recovery would continue, and I really enjoyed seeing her change in her Falcon Wyr to help him fight. Lionheart also had some great secondary characters, such as Robin, Sophie, Annwyn, Gawain to name a few. It was nice to see more of Robin, the Puck in this story. Thea Harrison once again gives us a fun, exciting, captivating, intense story, with an amazing couple that turned out to be the best in this trilogy. Lionheart was a great finale to the Moonshadow trilogy, and I hope to see more of them in future Elder Races stories.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I have enjoyed every book that you have written as Thea Harrison. Please, please write more about this wonderful world.
Anonymous 5 months ago
It was so good that I would have read it in one sitting if life hadn't gotten in the way.
Taylor4680 5 months ago
I loved Kathryn and Oberon’s story! They’re both strong characters who learn to compromise for their relationship which I found refreshing, though not unexpected in Thea Harrison’s work. I also loved learning more about Robin and his relationship with Oberon. Every book in this series has been a really fun read and this was definitely no exception!
Anonymous 5 months ago
What an epic conclusion to this fantastic trilogy. Thea never disappoints. Ever. In this book we finally get Oberon's story. I have been longing for this story since his character was first mentioned. Thea always manages to create such vivid worlds, complex and developed characters and absolutely gripping stories You don't want to miss this one.
Pitslodge 5 months ago
I received a ARC in exchange for an honest review. Yet again Thea has written another excellent book. Not only do we get to see Kathryn and meet Oberon but it is made clearer that there will be more books available in the Elder Race series. (I had believed there would be but this was still a relief). Thea is a master at character development with her characters evolving throughout the story. Lionheart is no exception to this. We've already meet Kathryn in previous books so it was great to get an understanding of what drives her. Oberon has only been talked about previously due to being in a sleep. It was great to get to know him in detail. There were several story arc's at play with the trilogy that this book is part of as well as the overarching story arch within the Elder Races. If you've been reading the series I highly recommend continuing with Lionheart. If you haven't read the series then I do suggest you start at the beginning as it will make a lot more sense.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 5 months ago
4.5stars--LIONHEART is the third instalment in Thea Harrison’s contemporary adult MOONSHADOW paranormal/fantasy trilogy-a spinoff from the author’s ELDER RACES series. This is Dark Fae King Oberon, and trauma surgeon Dr. Kathryn Shaw’s story line. LIONHEART can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary but I recommend reading the trilogy in order for backstory and cohesion. Told from dual third person perspectives (Oberon and Kathryn) LIONHEART follows Wyr trauma surgeon Dr. Kathryn Shaw as she is tasked by Dragos Cuelebre, dragon shifter and leader of the Wyr Demense, with saving the life of King Oberon of the Dark Court. Over fifteen years earlier (200 in Otherworld time) an assassin was sent by Queen Isabeau of the Light Court to take down the once mighty and powerful King of the Dark. A sliver of magic sensitive silver had entered Oberon’s body, and was slowly destroying the man and leader he had become. In order to protect his people from his increasing instability, Oberon cast a stasis spell that sent the him into a two hundred year sleep. Enter Dr. Kathryn Shaw, and the woman with whom Oberon would fall in love. What ensues are Kathryn’s struggles to save the Dark Court King, and the potential fall-out as Oberon insists on going to war, in an effort to reclaim what was and what shall be again. Dr. Kathryn Shaw loved New York, and her job as a trauma surgeon but when ordered to the Dark Court of Lyonesse, Kathryn struggled between head and heart knowing a man’s (King’s) life hung in the balance. King Oberon knew his time was drawing to an end. No longer able to keep his Power under control, his beautiful lands, and the people he loved were slowly being destroyed by the battle between good and evil. The relationship between Kathryn and Oberon begins acrimoniously. Oberon never anticipated waking up to discover his lands destroyed, and his would-be mate struggling to keep him alive. Kathryn knew once she saved King Oberon’s life, nothing would ever be the same. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. All of the previous Moonshadow couples play secondary and supporting characters including LAPD consultant Sophie Ross, and Daoine Sidhe Knight of the Dark Court Nikolas Sevigny (Moonshadow #1), and sorcerer/lycanthrope Morgan le Fae, and musician Sidonie Martel (Spellbinder #2). We get a quick glimpse at Dragos and Rune from the original Elder Races series, but for the most part the characters include King Oberon’s court (Annwyn, Gawain, Owen) and his Puck (shapeshifter) Robin. LIONHEART is a story of betrayal and revenge; recovery and loss; of one man’s struggle to reclaim what was lost, and one woman’s battle between head and heart. The premise is entertaining and imaginative; the characters are colorful and dynamic; the romance is provocative and moving. LIONHEART is a moving, animated and energetic tale-a perfect conclusion to Thea’s Moonshadow Trilogy.
Ankit 5 months ago
Lionheart is the third book in the Moonshadow series by Thea Harrison. This new exciting trilogy is a continuation of Elder Races series. It brings to light new faces from across the pond in the UK along with a deeper insight into the Dark and Light courts which were teased about in the Elder races series till now (For e.g. the mention of the conflict between the Light Court or the Seelie Fae, ruled by Queen Isabeau and the Dark Court or the Unseelie Fae ruled by Lord Oberon in the UK in Shadow's End). While some of the favorite characters from the U.S. demesnes do make cameos in the Moonshadow books, the focus is on illuminating a new mythos with brand new characters and relationships. We were introduced to this new world and the dark court with Moonshadow, the first book in the series. Then we delved deeper into the Light Court with Spellbinder and now time has come to complete the circle with the dark court in Lionheart This book fleshes out Dr. Kathryn Shaw, a skilled trauma surgeon and magic user. The medical retainer to Dragos himself, she is asked to cure the Dark Court ruler, Lord Oberon who has been in a magically induced coma for 200 years Lord Oberon is the highly powerful ruler of the Dark Court who fell prey to the infernal magic of Morgan la fae when he was under Isabeau's gaes. To protect himself he went into a magically induced coma and now the time has come to fight for his life and his kingdom. Together, Oberon and Kathryn work together to save him from Morgan's magic needle and then save the kingdom from Queen Isabeau. This book does justice to its name and is truly spellbinding.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved it!! It was so amazing!!!
KScottnLA 5 months ago
There is so much to love and appreciate in this book. Imagery. Tension. Personal struggle. Personality clashes. Heartache. Emotional agony. Recovery. War. Violence. Dedication. Suffice to say this book is the best, in my opinion, of this series so far. We’re all on pins and needles hoping against hope that Dr.Kathryn can save Oberon – if she doesn’t kill him herself because of his inflexibility.
tigerlilly_liz 5 months ago
Lionheart completes the Moonshadow trilogy by Thea Harrison. I’m sad to see this series end, but I hope we get to revisit the world and see more in the future. This can be read as a standalone, but many of the characters from Moonshadow and Spellbinder make prominent appearances. I will say the series is best read in order to get the full impact of the world and character connections. Lionheart is another superb installment. I’m in love with the world and characters created in this novel. It’s intense, action-packed, entertaining, romantic, emotional, and magical. Oberon is definitely the King. He is beloved by all in his kingdom, Dark Fae Court, but a spell was put on him and over time he slowly; became cold and dangerous. He eventually put himself in stasis, sleep, to slow the spell, but at a cost to his kingdom. I loved Oberon. We see the effect he has had on his lands. We see the coldness that the spell is making him. We see who he was and is. His character was crafted well and I adored ever minute, ever crumb, every thing we got. Kathryn Shaw, a falcon Wyr and personal physician to Dragos, his family, and everyone. She’s highly skilled in her field and capable. She’s sought after to do the impossible and goes to the Dark Court to cure Oberon; before it’s to late. She’s amazing. I think her experience with dealing with those in Dragos tower and Dragos helped her to deal with Oberon and his kingdom. I loved her character. Harrison made her assertive, but not overbearing. She was perfect and perfect for Oberon. Oberon and Kathryn butt heads, but they soon team up and deal with outside perils. Their romances was everything it needed to be and more. Perfection. The world-building is outstanding. It shines. And, the secondary characters are so lovable, redeemable, and interesting. Puck!! Aww, he has issues, but we get to see so much more of him in this novel. THarrison has weaved a tail that will take you on an extraordinary adventure. It pulls you in and won’t let go until the bitter end. I devoured Lionheart! Rated: 5 Stars *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Thea Harrison with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.