4 1/2 Stars
If you enjoy the H/h antagonist theme, this book has it... To say the harpy Aryal and Quentin hate each other is too mild of a description. They battle, scheme and fight to kill each other to the point that Dragos, the dragon Wyr leader bans them from the tower for two weeks. The pair are forced to work together as they travel back to what is left of the Elven land of Numenlaur. Despite the adversarial feelings they have towards each other, the inevitable attraction is there leading these two snarky characters to barter for "hate sex"... When they also discover that the land has been invaded by a threat and they have to pull together to battle an unforeseen evil. This is the 6th book in the enjoyable ELDER RACES series that takes two of the most unlikeable characters and opens up their true natures, exposing their vulnerabilities to build a really nice love story.