Reviewed: August 31st 2021
Released: August 11th, 2021
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My name is Thea, and I’m a monster hunter. Or a monster, depending on who you ask…
My dad trained me to be tough and ruthless, so I could replace him someday as head of our shifter clan. Then I discovered my father wasn’t the man I thought he was. So I went freelance instead. Now, I fight for the underdogs my dad used to exploit. Sure, I get paid. But I don’t do it for the money…
So when a rogue werewolf I’m hunting turns out to be innocent, I want to know who framed him, and why. His name is Marcus, and with his broad shoulders and piercing eyes, he can certainly take care of himself. But someone wants him dead. And I want to keep him alive… At least long enough for me to figure out what he’s hiding.
Because Marcus is more than just your average shifter. He’s something much stranger, and much more dangerous. An ancient secret lurks behind his fierce, smoldering gaze.
And once it’s revealed, it could tear this world apart…
Helen’s thoughts: 4/5
An enjoyable urban fantasy set in a world where paranormal beings co-exist with humans, all except dragons who were wiped out by the other species in a rare period of unity.
Thea is the daughter of of the Arcansclan, but she rebelled many years ago and walked away from her family. Thea works with the human police to try and prevent innocent humans being prey to out of control shifters. When a case she takes on turns out to be not what she expected, she is thrust into a world of secrets. Thea is a loner, afraid to make friends, so finding someone like her, someone to share with is nice lead in to a possible romance in future books.
A well written fantasy, with a well developed world of creatures and magic. Plenty of action and angst, though apart from the fact her family seem overbearing and dictatorial, you don’t know that much of Thea’s background. I loved Hero the talking cat, would love to learn more about her and where she comes from.
Assuming this is written by Molly Webb, but not sure how Ava Richardson fits in, or whether this is the same person with a new pen name for a new series.
I received a copy of this novel from Hidden Gems.
Dragon’s Heir is available on Amazon.
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