Oracle's Moon (Elder Races Series #4)

Oracle's Moon (Elder Races Series #4)

by Thea Harrison

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An untested young woman must claim her place as the Oracle—and contend with a powerful Djinn—in this novel of the Elder Races.

As a second daughter, Grace Andreas never had to worry about the intrigues of the Elder Races. But when her sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister’s two young children—neither of which she is prepared for.

Yet, she is not alone. Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid—driven by his genuine caring for the children—has decided to make himself a part of the household both as their guardian and as an exasperating counterpoint to Grace’s impudence towards the Elder Races.

But when an attempt is made on Grace’s life, she realizes that Khalil is the only one can protect her—and offer her more than any mortal man...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425246597
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: Elder Races Series , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 331,838
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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. Thea lives in California with her family.

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Oracle's Moon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
Shauni More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oracle's Moon was released today. I took a vacation day to read it, and it was well worth it. Thea writes some of my favorite books and this one is no exception. She has a unique talent for developing likeable characters and infusing her books with heart, intelligence, creativity, and sizzle. Thank you, Thea, for the wonderful company your books give to hot chocolate and a cozy fleece blanket.
danja More than 1 year ago
sexy characters, great plot. couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series is terrific. Good characters and storylines. For people new to this series, you can pick up any title and the storyline and main characters stand on their own. For people who follow the series, it is wonderful how the titles unfold as though it is one long story. It was especially fun to get to know about both Oracles and the Djinn in this title.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! The development of the relationship was far more realistic than a lot of romance novels. It developed slowly and didn't hint to any attraction until after they became friends. Loved how the plot unfolded. Liked the characters and everything else about the book. Definitely one of my favorites.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this series. I could not put Oracle's Moon down. Thea Harrison delivered a wonderful love story, sexy characters, and great plot. 
Gs-Word More than 1 year ago
This one is my least favorite of the Edler series. I'm not really sure why it I think it was the characters that did not appeal to me. I normally like the Elder series more this one just missed for me.
SirenJC More than 1 year ago
Let me begin by saying, WOW! Thea Harrison does it again. Put a warning label on this bad boy because you will not want to put this book down. What a great read. Harrison has created such vivid and strong characters, not just this book, but for the entire series. The story continues in the Elder Races with Grace and Khalil. We met these two characters in ‘Elder Races Series #3 – Serpent’s Kiss. Grace is the newly appointed Oracle of Louisville. She did not come by this appointment willingly. Her sister, Petra, was the current Oracle until her and her husband’s untimely death in a gruesome car crash. Grace was also involved in the crash but by some miracle survived. With the passing of Petra, Grace also inherits the guardianship of her niece and nephew, four year old Chloe and nine month old Max. With the added stress of mounting hospital bills and a crumbling house, Grace is having a hard time making ends meet. Khalil is an arrogant Djinn Prince who has taken it upon himself to protect children Chloe and Max. He feels it is necessary to watch the children, since he believes Grace isn’t doing that great of a job. Grace and Khalil fight and bump heads; she even calls him “the bane of her existence”. Grace soon realizes maybe being “the bane of her existence” isn’t such a bad thing after all. Can their new found bond last through the Oracles Moon, with demands for Grace’s help coming from all Elder Races and a threat to her family coming from someone she thought loyal? You will have to read and find out.
mcmoran More than 1 year ago
My favorite of the series and i love them all.
BellaEarth More than 1 year ago
Best one so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this whole series....and couldnt put this down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thea Harrison still writes a good story, but this book, #4 in the Elder Races series, just isn't near as good as the first three. I would rate each of the first three book with a solid 5 stars. This one just didn't have the punch that the others did, but still a decent book.
Chandu More than 1 year ago
Thea has done it again, very mesmerizing read and keeps u hooked until the end. Best book in the series akin to dragon bound. Just when I was beginning to think that dragon bound was the best she could write and the sequels didn't meet my expectations but oracle's moon was thrilling, very well written and Thea's brilliant use of humor and romance in the book deserves mention. Kudos Thea!!! I enjoyed reading this book immensely and look forward to the books ahead!!!!
KJ1 More than 1 year ago
Funny, touching and a great read! I can't wait for the next one!
tdcole07 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fabulous edition to the Elder Series. Each book gets better than the last. I cannot wait for Lord's Fall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!! The characters are fantastic, the plot is riveting, and the dialogue is electric. Khalil was awesome - it was fun to see him falling in love with Grace. I enjoyed the humor and the two 'small' secondary characters were delightful too. Thea Harrison is a master storyteller! Now I'm impatient for the next book in the series!
Masquerader888 More than 1 year ago
This was a Good Game. There are certain authors whose book I like to save until I need them—candy books—that will distract me from a very bad mood, or perk me up from a bad day. They are my go-to when I know I NEED a good story and an author I can trust to deliver one without fail. In a very short time, Thea Harrison has found a place as one of my Candy Authors—the maybe half-dozen gifted story-tellers who I trust implicitly with my psyche—even when it is bruised or broken. It is not an honor I give lightly, and I am overjoyed to have found another voice that I can trust with such a window to my soul. Oracle’s Moon picks up just after the conclusion of Serpent’s Kiss…in fact I would say it even picks up before the end of that novel, tho with a different main character and location the time difference is non-jarring. In any case we take up with Grace Andreas just after the debacle with Carling and Rune, leaving our Oracle truly shaken by the death she witnessed and somewhat stuck with a guardian she doesn’t know how to handle—a Djinn named Khalil. This was a fun story, and while it did take me a little time to warm up to Grace and Khalil, once I did they became a part of my heart. In this installment expanded our view of the Elder Race populace, focusing mainly on djinn and witches. Ms. Harrison has created a vast world, and with each expansion it engenders the want to learn even more. I was happy to see some returning characters in this book, and fervently hope that we see both Grace and Khalil in future books as well. While this story ended on a high note, indeed it had me laughing out loud with the final sentence, the story of these to characters is far from over and I am greatly looking forward to its continuation, entangles, hopefully, with the furthering of all the other characters I have grown to know and love in the other three books. This is a series I simply cannot get enough of, and am impressed to say just keeps getting better. A Very Bright Four Star Rating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and I loved this book. There is only one complaint to be made-the next one in the series is not out yet.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A story of an inhumanly powerful being finding love; a very ¿human¿ experience. Full of magic, prophesy, danger, and story time with two adorable little children.Opening Sentence: Attracting a Djinn¿s interest is generally not considered to be a good thing, Grace.The Review:In the fourth installment of The Elder Races series, Oracle¿s Moon, we stray away from the Wyr society that has been the focus of the past three books and get to learn more about a very interesting race, Demonkind. Or should I say specifically, the Djinn. I must say that, although I truly enjoy the Wyrs, I was more than ready to learn about some of the other members of the Elder Races. The Djinn, part of the Demonkind demesne, are nothing like the genies told of in numerous fairy tales. These guys are more like the original genie, or djinn, in Arabian Nights; spiteful and cruel and always willing to make a bargain.We start off, toward the end of the last book, outside the Oracle¿s house. Rune just saved Carling¿s life by killing the one that tried to harm her. By inter-demesne law, the Oracle¿s home is considered a sanctuary for all supernaturals and no violence can be done on or around the property. Grace Andreas hasn¿t had the oracle power for long; she inherited it after the untimely death of her sister and her husband, and has never seen someone killed before, let alone in a place that is seen as sacred land. With her foundation rocked, she not only has to deal with the trauma from the event but the repercussions as well. She is the caretaker of her very young niece and nephew. What would happen to them if something happens to her? How can she keep them safe?After the car accident that took the lives of the former Oracle and her husband, Grace is left with a bad knee, two children, a boat load of debt, and an unimaginable gift of prophesy. The oracle¿s power is passed down through each generation of females in her line until, at last, there is only her and the two kids left in her family. Grace shows remarkable strength of character in her dealing with all of these sudden changes in her life. She went from being a semester away from getting her degree to being a mom and spiritual leader of the witch community. How can she possibly keep up with everything and still make time for herself? How can she even consider having a life of her own when so many people rely on her to guide them?Khalil, a Djinn prince, is very old and powerful in his own right. So why is he hanging out with a cranky human and her two kids? Even he doesn¿t know the answer to that himself. He offers Grace an unimaginable gift, protection for her and the two children. But does she understand the extent of the gift he offered? Heck no, she yells and him and tells him to butt out. For a being that has never been human, doesn¿t have the slightest understanding of how they work, he can¿t seem to walk away. He is intrigued for the first time in centuries, darn Djinn curiosity, and nothing Grace says will get him to go. Will he uncover the secrets of this human, this Oracle? Can he learn to feel for these mortals? What will it do to him, in the long run, to love those that live for so short a time?Both Khalil and Grace do not get along in the beginning. She doesn¿t have time to deal with him and his ¿antics¿ and he can¿t understand why she is so impetuous. After a time, the two of them become friends, and eventually lovers. They grow close though shared experiences and develop a grudgingly respect for one another. They also bond over the children, as most people without a lot of common ground usually do. Kids are cool like that. It¿s hard to stay back emotionally around kids that worm their way into your heart when you¿re not looking. Khalil can no more resist a four-year-old¿s soulful-eye plea for story time than he can take his next breath. Little girls have been wrapping unsuspecting males around their little fingers for EVER, so I don
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved how the story unfolded and how they acted together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago