Review: Planet Dragos by Thea Harrison

Reviewed by Jen

This last novella in the Dragos & Pia POV reminded me quickly of why I fell in love with the Elder Races in the first place. It’s been an age since the last time we had a full length book featuring these two, but Thea Harrison has given us a half dozen novellas over the years to keep us in the loop with their relationship and growing family. With this story, they are visiting Las Vegas to see Rune and Carling get married. Pia is very pregnant with baby number two –and everything goes to hell when someone with an axe to grind with Dragos kidnaps her to hurt him.

The book isn’t very long and I don’t want to spoil the particulars, but I will say that I really enjoyed returning to this world and these characters. Dragos is so fascinating to me. He’s the alpha among alphas, so much of a dragon, even when he’s wearing his human skin. Yet his love for Pia shapes him. He worships her; he would burn the world for her, and more to the point, he could. It’s awesome. I love Pia, too. She has her own brand of strength. Though her husband has been around for thousands of years, and she is less than 30, she has a lot to teach him about other ways to see life and the world. And the best part is that he listens.

There’s plenty of action with the kidnapping plot and lots of heart when it comes to the various connections in a family. Not only the deep bond of this couple but with their children as well. Another thing I adored: all of the characters we’ve known and loved from the series making an appearance to attend the wedding. AND the story ties in other novellas that seemed to stand alone in the Elder Races world.

Does this mean you have to have read everything in the series to enjoy this book? Absolutely not, but it’s cool for those of us who have.

I wouldn’t recommend this as an entry-point to the series, but it feels like a great ending to an arc building up until now. And the end marks a big shift in the world.

My only small quibble continues to be with treating Liam as a man… one who presumably has physical relationships with women. It really grosses me out. I know his body has matured, but he’s, like, two. Just… no.

Otherwise, I was all in. Would recommend to fans of the series.

Rating: B+

*ARC provided by author

Click to purchase: Amazon

Planet Dragos
by Thea Harrison
Release Date: May 14, 2018

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