Pia and Dragos’s magical young son Liam (the Peanut), is growing at an unprecedented rate, and if that isn’t enough, he is also exhibiting new, and unpredictable, magical gifts. To protect him, the concerned parents decide to move to upstate New York.
Both Dragos and Pia relish the idea of leaving behind the city. They finally have the space to indulge their Wyr side, and Liam can grow in safety. It’s a breath of fresh air—literally—but their idyllic situation is shattered when Dragos is injured in a freak accident.
Stripped of his memory and bereft of Pia’s taming influence, there’s nothing holding back Dragos’s darkest side. And in order to restore her family and save her mate, Pia must confront the most powerful menace in Elder Races history.
It’s going to take more than a penny to fix this…
Life is busy as Pia, Dragos and Liam start making the transition from the big city to a more quiet life upstate. There are a lot of renovations going on and some blasting to level out the ground to start construction on an office building for Dragos’s staff. Liam is growing by leaps and bounds and Pia and Dragos’s relationship is thriving…until one day fate delivers a disastrous blow to their happiness.
Dragos gets caught in a collapse of bedrock as an explosion goes terribly wrong. Having no memory of anything other than his dragon form, Dragos believes he’s under attack and lashes out at everyone, including Pia, before flying off.
Pia is shocked and heartbroken at Dragos’s behavior. Instead of wallowing in grief, Pia circles the wagons and puts several actions in to play in order to hold down the Wyr demesne and locate Dragos before something really horrible happens.
What could be harder than finding a huge dragon with golden eyes? Well for Pia, it’s finding out that the dragon has no memory of his friends, his position as leader of the Wyr and no cognizance of Pia, their son or their life together.
I absolutely loved this story. This tragic accident really tested the bonds of Dragos and Pia’s mating. Many times Pia had to swallow her grief and shake off the cruelty of Dragos’s words and actions. What I loved most about Pia is that she never gave up. Her devotion and love for Dragos is immeasurable.
You don’t have to follow the series in order to understand the emotions involved in the story, it is easily relatable. If only everyone was as fiercely dedicated as Pia. I whole-heartedly recommend this read to all Elder Races fans and anyone who believes that love—especially in the face of adversity—is worth fighting for.
I was gifted an eBook copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.