Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
“Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.
The gods never play fairly, though, so Meira needs to find ways to help Sam with the challenges. She cannot outwardly cross her master, but she refuses to let the man she loves lose his soul. They haven't even had a chance to start a life together.
Sam's soul is on the line. Meira's will be too if she's caught, but that's a risk she's willing to take.”
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom who lives in southern Indiana with her husband and son. Ms. Rains is a member of S.C.I.F.I. and Untethered Realms. You can find out more about Ms. Rains on her blog, or follow her on Facebook.
Ms. Rains has done it again. It took me a little longer to actually love this novella, but this author’s intelligent writing style and contemporary view of the Gods won me over. The journey that these two characters take is unique and drew me in. The inner turmoil that Meira felt was real and I was as concerned for Meira’s soul as I was Sam’s. The character development was outstanding; I even ended up liking Hera at the end. The challenges Sam was given seemed insurmountable, I think the author proved, for man, that anything is possible with the right woman/harpy by his side. The last challenge had me reeling, but the author’s brilliant mind was able to make it work. Sam Wright was a true hero. The action, drama, and emotion in this novella are worth five stars.
The Harbinger is the fourth novella in Ms. Rains’ The 13th Floor series.
Added for Reprise Review: The Harbinger (13th Floor) by Christine Rains was a nominee in the Fantasy category for B&P 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. Original review ran April 19, 2013.
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Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 25-30,000 words