Oracle’s Moon is the newest book in the Elder Races series by Thea Harrison. From the back cover.~
In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, an untested young woman must claim her place as the Oracle-and contend with a powerful Djinn who has decided to become a part of her life…
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 any mortal man…
I’m a huge fan of Thea Harrison and love her Elder Races series. In fact, the first 3 books in the series are among my favorite books from last year, with Dragon Bound, the first in the series, being my favorite book read in the paranormal romance/UF genre. Harrison gives her readers another winner with Oracle’s Moon.
I have to admit Khalil hasn’t really been one of my favorite characters up to this point in the series. However, he more than redeemed himself in this book. I can’t say he is my favorite hero from this series, but he is definitely in the running. We first met Grace when she helped Rune and Carling in Serpent’s Kiss. Grace is a strong woman who has just inherited the Power and the position of Oracle, as well as her sister’s young children, Chloe and Max. She is still recovering from the injuries she suffered in the wreck that killer Petra and her husband, yet she is willing to step up to help others in her position as Oracle.
Khalil has pledged to help protect Grace and the children from their very first encounter. He soon finds himself not only drawn to the kids, but Grace as well. The connection between Grace and Khalil is strong, stronger than even connections he has had with other over years. Grace can call for Khalil with very little effort and it is quickly apparent there is a mutual attraction between them. Of course, Grace is a human and Khalil is a Djinn, so they do have some issues to overcome. However, when an attempt is made on Grace’s life, Khalil will call if any and all favors to protect Grace and the children.
The attraction between Grace and Khalil grows with each passing day. I’ve come to expect pretty powerful passion from couples in Thea Harrison’s books, and she delivers once again in Oracle’s Moon. I loved how Grace, Khalil and the children become their own little family as they work to figure out who is behind the attacks on Grace and her family.
Thea Harrison kicks it out of the park with this 4th book in the Elder Races series. The official release date for Oracle’s Moon in both print and digital formats is March 6, 2012, but I understand it is already being shipped from some online retailers.