This paranormal romance novella gives an excellent glimpse of the incredible relationship that has developed between the apparently diametrically opposed Dragos and Pia. The intense passion and wonderful romance that connects them is threatened by a medical issue that can potentially impact any couple. I don’t think that a person who is unfamiliar with the series can appreciate all of the nuances because there are certain things implied that are based on events that have happened up to this point, but those who have been following the series will enjoy the chance to see Dragos utilize that vast experience he’s accrued over his very long lifespan and flex his muscles as the apex predator he is. I love that there is both romance and mystery, with a paranormal twist, and a set-up for the other two tales in this particular trilogy, making this a fun quick read in the Elder world.
“Dragos Goes to Washington” by Thea Harrison is the first novella in a trilogy that is part of the ‘Elder Races’ series and gives a view of the political aspects of the Cuelebre empire and how it interconnects with human affairs. A summit in Washington, D.C. including the Elder Races coincides with Pia’s instigation of the mating heat and becomes even more complicated when a significant diplomatic challenge threatens to derail any chance of accord. There is nothing more important to him than keeping Pia and others under his care safe, and the wily dragon continues to show that it is not wise to ever take the Wyr for granted.
Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, needs to throw a party without maiming anyone. That isn’t exactly as easy as it might sound.
After the destructive events of the last eighteen months, the Elder Races are heading to Washington D.C. to foster peace with humankind. Not known for his diplomacy skills, Dragos must rely on his mate Pia to help navigate a battlefield of words and polite smiles rather than claws. With Dragos’s mating instinct riding close to the surface, his temper is more volatile than ever and the threat of violence hovers in the air.
Then the human spouse of a prominent politician winds up murdered and Dragos and Pia must race against time to hunt down those behind it before they are held responsible for the crime. (40,000 words; 174 pages)
For fans of DRAGON BOUND and LORD’S FALL, the latest novella in the Elder Races holds passion, peril, political intrigue, and revelations that will change Dragos and Pia’s lives forever.
DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON is the first part of a three-story series about Dragos, Pia, and their son Liam. Each story stands alone, but fans might want to read all three in order as they will be released: DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON, PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD, and LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN.