In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, a Queen on the brink of sanity has no one to rely on except the Wyr warrior whose conviction is every bit as strong as his passion.
In order to save his friend's life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling—without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge.
Recently, Carling's Power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee in fear. Despite the danger, Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help her find a cure for the serpent's kiss—the vampyric disease that's killing her.
With their desire for each other escalating just as quickly as Carling's instability spirals out of control, the sentinel and the Queen will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss.
Serpent's Kiss by Thea Harrison
5 out of 5
I loved Rune! Personally, I like griffins best anyways, but he is the best. I think as a "between" creature, he gave a good idea of what it means to be so.
Carling was one cool character. Both strong and fragile. And like Python said, Carling and Rune couldn't have been a better mated pair.
I loved the epilogue! To see the changes, the end result was great. But funniest thing was really Rasputin and his actions.
It was nice to get an introductions to the Oracle, especially since she will be in the next book.
Loved getting to see Pia and Dragos! They were so cute and fierce. Pia, the reasonable one as usual, and Dragos, the angry and protective one, were definitely an added perk to this book.
I did get a bit confused with the time traveling parts... especially the last one. But once I got it, it was understandable what was going on.
I loved getting to see ancient Egypt through the eyes of an ancient that has become modern. Very interesting perspective.
I loved the story of how Carling got her name. It couldn't have been a more beautiful story, the meaning behind it was so loving.
Overall, this was a great book. I highly recommend this book!