Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thea Harrison - Storm's Heart

Able to wield thunder and lightning, wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. His massive build and thunderous power make him one of the wyr's best weapons. And he's the one sent to protect Tricks, heir to the Dark Fae throne, when she's almost assassinated in Chicago. Soon Tiago and Tricks will fall prey to the stormy hunger that engulfs them-a passion that will shake the very foundation of all the worlds.

Comment: Before reading this book I've read some reviews and most of them (if not all) said that it was strange how fast Tiago and Tricks fall in love considering how long they have met and how it never happened anything between them to indicate attraction much less romantic feelings.
Now that I read the book I must say I agree... it was very strange how suddenly they went from friendly work partners to desperate love...and the fact the author kept saying that and still pushed them together...I just think there's no real chemestry between them, I wasn't convinced of it.
The storyline, I also must say, was pretty boring until page 90 or something. All those doubts Tricks had and Tiago going after her, it was all tiresome to read, it took me too long to go past that. After this, the story seemed to evolve more and the plot gained some interest with more characters showing up.
After such a great 1st book, I was expecting more. One of the things I loved the most was the constant information about all the kinds of beings that existed and in this book we don't get tha same "discovery" sense, but I was curious about some characters and will read the following books because of that.
In this book, the main focus is Tiago and Tricks's fight to accept each other. Like I said, the attraction wasn't convincing therefore everything else was also a bit too tasteless and the end...if you read it you know what I mean, it was just WTF? Once again I didn't think it was that believable and I think if the author had made things differently in terms of placing them in a different place, methaphorically speaking, towards Tricks new position, than perhaps the feeling of distance wouldnt be this strong to me...I'm not sure I'm explaining myself well, but I feel they're too far away from everything else because it sems they're too alone, you know...Anyway, perhaps it's just me.
Like I said, I'm curious about the protagonists of the next book, so I'll keep reading, but I hope it's better than this one.


  1. Oh, I agree with you on this one, Sonia. Frankly this book turned me off the whole series and I didn't read the following book at all.

    I gave it a C, but thinking back on it, my grade should have been lower. I think I said that it's an average read, but it's more than that for me, it's rather forgettable. Too bad because I really enjoyed Dragon Bound! And, like you, I was hoping for SOMETHING... I don't know... better.

  2. Hi Hilcia!
    Sorry for taking so long, unfortunally I'm so busy these days, I can't log in to update things daily, so everything gets late....

    I remember your review, I was thinking about it when I wrote my comment, actually.
    Yes, so bad it's like this, the 1st one was so good, a very good balance between plot and this one we don't see that, plus the way it ends got on my nerves!! Suddenly they're alone, sot o speak, against the world??
    So not enjoyable...

    I'm reading book #3 rigth now and sadly, the plot is also a bit boring, but I'll leave a comment on its due time (in case you haven't noticed yet, lol, I leave my comments in order of reading...). I already bought book #4, so I'll read that one too, but if it's in the same pace as these last ones, I might give up on the series.