Title: The Unseen
Series: Elder Races #9.9 and the Chronicles of Rhyacia #1
Author: Thea Harrison
Format: Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published: July 13th 2020 by Teddy Harrison LLC
ISBN: ASIN B08BT4MFHD
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses
Saying goodbye to their old life in the Wyr demesne in New York may be hard, but Dragos and Pia are determined to create a new life in the Other land of Rhyacia.
At first, everything seems idyllic. Rhyacia is paradisiacal. Accompanied by old friends and new allies, the future looks safe and bright for Dragos, Pia, and baby Niall.
But strange things are happening beneath the picturesque façade. Items move unaccompanied, buildings collapse without justifiable cause, and even the most Powerful residents of Rhyacia can provide no logical explanation for the events transpiring. Whispered rumors point to something called the unseen.
As Dragos and Pia investigate, they uncover a greater mystery than they could have imagined, and they realize the startling truth…
They’re not alone in Rhyacia. The land Dragos had thought was uninhabited hides many secrets, a shocking history that’s not quite ready to be buried, and something more.
Something ancient, evil, and hungry. Something that wants to consume Dragos and take everything he holds dear.
Something that just may be powerful enough to overcome the dragon…
“Dragos, I don’t think we’re alone here.”
Thea Harrison whisks readers on a thrilling new Dragos and Pia adventure with The Unseen, a novella in her amazing Elder Races series. The Unseen is also the first of four linked stories which Thea has entitled the Chronicles of Rhyacia. This opener relates their departure from Earth and the Wyr demise and their arrival in the Other land of Rhyacia. As you may expect, things don’t go as planned and many of our Elder Races favorites arrive to help.
The Cuelebre family has held a special place in my heart since they were first introduced in Dragon Bound, the start of Thea’s Elder Races’ series. Dragos has mellowed over time and leaves no doubt that Pia is his heart. Pia shows off her backbone of steel as she takes no prisoners. Their interactions still leave me swooning in a puddle. The couple’s Stinkpot aka Hellspawn steals the show along with Skeeter, a rescue pup. The two certainly provide much comic relief.
Following please find a few of my favorite lines from The Unseen :
He looked at her with his eyelids half closed, a small smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. She shrugged impatiently. “What?”
“I love it when you get dictatorial,” he murmured.
He added, “And we’re having sex tonight, goddammit.”
The last of her odd sadness broke apart as she laughed.
And there it was, that moment, with happiness dancing in her aquamarine gaze and the air around her effervescent with her Power – that moment was what the dragon would do anything and kill anyone for.
That moment was what he lived for.
That one, and then the one after that, and the one after that, all grouped together in his mind like luminous pearls on a string. Each one came to him new, a perpetual gift of joyful surprise, and as rich as he was, and as many jewels as he’d acquired, those moments were the sum total of the dragon’s true treasure.
For him, love was a collection of moments... strung together like luminous pearls on a string.
I’m happy dancing that Thea has returned to the couple who started it all with this mini-series-within-a-series and included many of our previous favorite characters in the mix. This tale kept me alternately chuckling and holding-my-breath-on-the-edge-of-my-seat. Thea has warned readers in advance that the first three tales will end with cliffhangers and, indeed, the cliffhanger in The Unseen is a doozy. Thankfully, Thea has also promised that the stories in this mini-set will be released quickly so our wait will be short. I cannot wait to dive into the next release, the Adversary.
Suggested Reading Order:
DRAGON BOUND (Book #1)
STORM'S HEART (Book #2)
SERPENT'S KISS (Book #3)
TRUE COLORS (Book #3.5)
ORACLE'S MOON (Book #4)
NATURAL EVIL (Book #4.5)
DEVIL'S GATE (BOOK #4.6)
HUNTER'S SEASON (Book # 4.7)
LORD'S FALL (Book #5)
THE WICKED (Book #5.5)
KINKED (Book #6)
DRAGOS TAKES A HOLIDAY (Book #6.5)
PIA SAVES THE DAY (Book #6.6)
PEANUT GOES TO SCHOOL (Book 6.7)
NIGHT'S HONOR (Book #7)
MIDNIGHT'S KISS (Book #8)
DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON (Book #8.5)
PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD (Book #8.6)
SHADOW'S END (Book #9)
LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN (Book #9.5)
DRAGOS MEETS STINKPOT (Book #9.6)
THE CHOSEN (Book #9.7)
PLANET DRAGOS (Book #9.8)
THE UNSEEN (Elder Races Book #9.9 and the Chronicles of Rhyacia #1)
THE ADVERSARY (Elder Races Book #TBD and the Chronicles of Rhyacia #2)