My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Just finished Thea Harrison’s Spellbinder. So wonderful! The conflation of Merlin and Morgana La Fey (here a male named Morgan) was brilliant!
Morgan is an awesome character. You really felt his anger, frustration and loss.
One more in a long line of awesome stories in the Moonshadow/Elder Races universe. It was a nonstop beauty from beginning to end!
I knew, ever since he was introduced in “Pia Does Hollywood”, that Morgan would be an interesting character. Even in that brief moment, he seemed to have more complexity than expected in a “villain”. In his own book, Thea didn’t disappoint!
If I have one beef, and perhaps it was deliberate, the mallet scene, IMO, could have been more visceral, with sounds and physical sensations. Perhaps she was trying to give a sense of the suddenness and surreal/numbing nature of the attack. Since it was one or two sentence among hundreds, and the following scene more than made up for it, I’m not complaining too loudly. Not even enough to halve a star.
I SO want to see this as a movie! Like many of the Elder Races series, the physical descriptions are perfect. The scene in the black and white castle with blood-red roses is just itching for a big-screen rendition!