Pia Saves the Day (Elder Races #6.6)
Published: June 21, 2014
Review Source: purchased
Reviewed by: Mary
Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars
Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started the series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Dragon Bound.
Now that Liam is shifting, flying, and getting himself into major trouble, Pia and Dragos are relocating their home, office, and seat of the Wyr demesne to upstate New York. When you are the Lord of the Wyr, you can pretty much do what you want. Making everyone pick up and move if they want to keep their jobs is the sort of decision that Dragos doesn’t even lose sleep over. Travel and construction plans are a boring, but necessary, set up for the crux of this book: a dragon with a traumatic brain injury. Assemble the rehab team! Or, just send in his mate to try and jog his memory.
Joking aside, individuals who have brain injuries often display behaviors that are out of character, and dragons are no exceptions. Frustration, anger, confusion, and memory loss prove to be a rather dangerous combination when Dragos is the one with the symptoms. After getting everyone to a minimum safe distance, Pia goes in to try and heal Dragos. How will that end up? Blood, sex, tears, and magic are all on the treatment plan.
At a little more than 100 pages, this is a very quick read. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, since this is such a great look at Dragos’ thought process. Everyone has become used to the civilized cloak that Dragos wears, but the blow he takes to the head knocks that clean off! The wild dragon that Dragos normally keeps in check gets to stretch his wings for a bit when a head injury leaves him with memory loss.
My only complaint about Pia Saves the Day is that it is a little slow to get started. This author can be counted on to deliver an exciting page-turner; however, the exposition required at the start of this book slowed it down a bit. But never fear readers, once things start blowing up, you’ll recognize the magic of the Elder Races at work.
I love the way this author uses her novellas to fill in the gaps, tell secondary stories, and set up future novels. This is a great way to allow full-length books to focus on main characters and keep your readers hooked during the lull between books.
Pia Saves the Day is a great summer read and will really leave you dying for the next book about this reviewer’s favorite royal family, Peanut Goes to School, due in July.
Sexual content: Graphic sex