A novel of the Elder Races
by Thea Harrison
Overall Enjoyment: 5
As a second daughter, Grace Andreas never had to worry about the intrigues of the Elder Races. But when her sister, Petra, and Petra’s 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 toward the Elder Races.
But when an attempt is made on Grace’s life, she realizes that Khalil is the only one who can protect her – and offer her more than a mortal man…
I really enjoyed this book. It had sarcasm and sex and a Djinn prince, what more can you ask for? Three wishes, not that kind of Djinn. Grace, the new oracle, and Khalil, and Djinn prince, really don’t get along in the beginning. The only thing they could agree on was the protection of the children. Then slowly Khalil began to feel emotions for Grace. And that really didn’t sit well with other Djinn and Humanist groups with in the local witch coven. I loved the fact that Khalil would have gladly committed murder to keep his new family safe. And life with the Oracle would never become dull. The plot in weaved along all the novels of the Elder Race, and it is still unclear what this dark ancient evil is. Sex with a Djinn has to be the most interesting thing I have ever read. I wondered if they were to have children would they or even if they could. Another question is, will Grace live as long as Khalil? What is their next chapter?
Over all I loved this book. I have yet to read the first three novels, Dragon Bound, Storm’s Heart and Serpent’s Kiss, I hope they are good as this novel is.