Thursday, August 04, 2011

Thea Harrison: Dark Fae, Light Fae—What’s the Difference?

Dragon Bound, the first book in my Elder Races series, was released on May 2nd, and it focuses on the Wyr demesne in New York which is headed by Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr.

For those who are new to the series, in the Elder Races universe, there are seven demesnes of Elder Races that overlay the human geography of the continental United States. The seat of Elven power is based in Charleston, South Carolina. The Nightkind, which includes all Vampyric forms, controls the San Francisco/Bay area along with the Pacific Northwest and the human witches, considered part of the Elder Races due to their command of magical Power, are based in Louisville, Kentucky. Demonkind, like the Wyr and the Nightkind, consist of several different types that include Goblins and Djinn, and their seat is based in Houston.

The other two demesnes belong to the Dark Fae and the Light Fae. The Dark Fae’s demesne is centered in Chicago, and the Light Fae is based in Los Angeles. Both races are Fae, which is to say they share certain characteristics in common—they are magical and long-lived, and they have long elegantly pointed ears and a certain similarity in bone structure.

But aside from geographical and political differences, the Dark and Light Fae also have other strong differences as well. The Dark Fae are black-haired, with pale skin and gray eyes, and they often have a gift for metallurgy. The Light Fae are a blond, charismatic race, with either blue or green eyes, and they have an aversion to iron.

Storm’s Heart is book two in the Elder Races series. This story focuses on Tricks and Tiago, who were first introduced in Dragon Bound. Tiago is the Wyr warlord and sentinel. Tricks, who for many years has worked as the head of PR for Cuelebre Enterprises, is actually Niniane Lorelle, heir to the Dark Fae throne. Tricks and Tiago take a journey that delves deep into the heart of the Dark Fae, as Tricks confronts her painful past and claims her rightful heritage, and both she and Tiago come to recognize and claim each other as mates.

Thea Harrison


marybelle said...

I loved this post. The differences between the Dark Fae & the Light Fae are beautifully explained.

Sonali said...

Hi Thea

Your book sounds amazing...

Julie Rowe said...

Thea, I loved both Dragon Bound and Storm's Heart! Your world building is excellent. With so many different kinds of Elder Races it could have been confusing, but you give just the right amount of info to the reader so it all makes sense.

Looking forward to Serpent's Kiss in October!

Victoria said...

I loved Dragon Bound and can't wait for my copy of Storm's heart to arrive. Waiting on Amazon ;)

Michele L. said...

Wow! What a cool history about the Faes. I like paranormal romance and will definitely put your books on my To-Buy list!