A Novel of the Elder Races #6
Adult Paranormal Romance
Releases from Berkley/Penguin on November 5th
As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.
To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.
The Novels of the Elder Races is one of my very favorite paranormal romance series, but for those of you who haven't read any of them yet, fear not, as this is a series where each book can work as a standalone. Yes, you'll miss out on a little backstory and some world-building, but each book (with the exception of book 5 which is a direct sequel to book 1) features a new couple with their own distinct personalities and problems.
I'm perhaps more excited for the release of this book than I have been for any of the others (which is saying something) because it features one of my very favorite romantic setups: Enemies to lovers. Oh yes. Give me a deeply antagonistic relationship any day and I'm a very happy woman. Aryal and Quentin DESPISE each other. Despise. Want-to-punch-each-other-in-the-face-and-will-smile-while-doing-it kind of despise. I cannot wait for the moment when all that anger turns into something else. *rubs hands together impatiently*