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Wicked Lord of Thessaly

( Lords of Thessaly #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Her arrow pierced his centaur heart
When Eione, daughter of the Lapith Lord Macareus, accidentally shoots the centaur Agrius, she must choose between saving his life and finishing him off. Their races might be not be at war anymore, but for her family, the hostility never ended. Yet she can't kill the male with gentle eyes, whose touch ignites her with so much more than a
Kindle Edition, 97 pages
Published July 12th 2016
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Kat Valentine
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great sexy read! Agrius is a very sexy centaur who has been acccidently been shot by the beautiful Eione who's out hunting for the for the village's poor of her father's people,but as soon as agrius gets close to this maiden his centaur scents her as his mate. This couple must over come years of war between their two families and save eione from being married off. Great chemistry and characters. ...more
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 wicked stars!

I loved this short romance. There was plenty of action and romance to keep you on your toes, and yet you don't feel rushed. Agrius and Eione are perfect for one another, both stubborn but perfectly matched!
I look forward to reading the rest of this spinoff series!
Meg (
I'm not even sure what I just read... It was a quick sexy read, that was very confusing. But hey not bad
Nikki Brooks
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eione, daughter of the Lapith Lord Macareus, goes hunting a lot, not exactly behaviour her family condones. But when she shoots what she thinks is an animal she is in for a bit of shock!! She has shot Agrius, one of the Centaur royals! Their kinds have never been friends but they are not technically at war any more so she decides to save him.

Agrius risks everything by venturing onto Lapith territory. But he feels the reward outweighs the risk. His brother is slipping slowly into madness after
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
More centaur magic to be found within!!! 4.5 stars

Eione accidentally shoots the centaur Agrius while sneaking off to hunt to provide food for the villagers. Both are of noble birth and while their races are no longer at war, for her family the hostility never ended. Agrius morphs back to human to heal but collapses from his wounds. Knowing her family would execute him Eione carts him to her childhood hideaway. As Eione nurses him, they both feel an innate draw to each other.

Upon her return,
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another heart warming heart melting romance. I loved unveiling this story Eione is a strong woman with a heart of gold. Agrius is a fine example of a centaur. These two really balanced one another.

Ms. Slate writes with a lot of emotion and gives you warm fuzzies. I'm so thankful that I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. If you love centaurs, strong women and action with your romance then grab your own. I cannot wait for the next story, I am loving this series.
Stacy Aube
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series from the very beginning so this didn't disappoint me. I was drawn into Eione and Agrius's story from their intense first meeting. From history they are to be mortal enemies, however something has drawn the two together. Where they destined to be? What is the outcome? Is something bigger in the works? I guess you have to read this to find out.
Gina Roberts
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With the same action and well-rounded characters as her full length novels, this novella spin-off will hook you from the very first page and keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.

The main characters, Agrius and Eione, were first seen in Earth Borne where, despite their short appearance, caught my attention and left me wondering about their story.

In Romeo & Juliet fashion, these destined lovers are not simply from warring families, but warring *races*. Caught up in the threat of
Nicole Smith
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of the Halcyon Romance Series and super excited that the Lords of Thessaly are getting their stories told because after reading Earth Borne I wondered what was going to come of Thereus' brothers. Now they are going to have their stories told. Rachael kicks off with Agrius. Eione is a strong compassionate woman and she finds herself on the path of a future she wants nothing to do with. Luck must be on her side when Agrius crosses her path because she is soon set on a new path. How ...more
Gypsy Madden
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet romance (with some sexy scenes). I have no idea why Agrius was labeled as “Wicked” in the title, because he was anything but. That said, I did love seeing the romance bloom between the two, even with the insta-love on his side of the relationship. The ending is very heartwarming. And I did love how headstrong Eionne was. On the downside, it felt like the writer was more comfortable with writing historical Scottish wolf-shifter books. Though this book is supposed to be set in ...more
Lyn Mckenzie
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved both of the characters in this book exactly as they are, both of them show their deep loyalty, protectiveness and love for all those around them. The way all of the characters are written makes you feel like you know them and would want to find out more about their past and future.

This book could be read alone or read as a continuation of a series as there is enough information into the history if you have never read the other books but if you have read the others it's a reminder of what
Sue Davis
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Special and Different Kind of Love Story

Agrius (a centaur) and Eione (a huntress) both of noble birth but each born to waring people. Eione hunts to secretly feed her people without her family knowing till the day she finds her game is also a man. Agrius finds himself shot while trying to do something to save his brother. The captivating young woman is his life mate but he can't have her because it would cause a war. Then she asks for his help offering to take him to what he seeks if he helps
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novella is my first exposure to the works of Rachael Slate and I found it entertaining and sweet. Agribusiness and Eione make a wonderful pair and this author brought them to life swiftly. The storyline moved along great and stirred the yearning for a good resolution for the characters. A very easy and delightful read I would recommend to PNR fans. There are steamy scenes so this should be read by adult audiences. Agris portrayed the definition of gentlemanly restraint and respectfulness ...more
Andi  G.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enchanting tale full of adventure, discord and mythical creatures. The love story is woven amidst a intricate plot line that will ensue the readers full attention until the last word. The romance is both heartwarming and spicy and the characters are interesting and lovable.
A wholehearted recommendation for any reader who wants a whole new experience from the PNR genre.
I received a free copy and voluntarily reviewed.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wicked Lord of Thessaly by Rachael Slate is a sweet PNR romance. Lady Eione is a Lapith Princess, Lord Agruis is a centaur Prince and the two races do not get along. While hunting Eione shoots Agruis with her bow and arrow. Shocked to discover she has injured a centaur, she quickly decides she must hide and help save him from execution. This begins our story of this forbidden love. This was a very good book and I recommend it. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book.
Sherry Haynes
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Despite the fact that I hadn't read the books prior to this one in the series, I truly enjoyed this book. It shows that love can overcome obstacles despite how deadly the obstacle can be. The reader will not be confused but I could see where reading the others could make this book more enjoyable. I plan to go back and read the rest of the series.
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whatever's Necessary To Escape

She accidentally shot a man not a stag. She'd seen them depicted as if they were vicious creatures. He was on a quest to help his brother and got shot. This is a fun entertaining hot read. Enjoy I did.
Chrisette Trevino
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I got this novella free for signing up for the authors newsletter. This is the age old battle of centaurs against humans, caused by the gods fighting. It's a well put together novella with violence, sex, and the desire for peace.
I was just not in love with this. The story was going pretty well until the epilogue. All of the sudden we have new characters and a completely new storyline. I didn’t like it at all the story just went crazy at that point. I will not be reading the next one this one was just all over the place.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short book of 105 pages that can be read at one sitting , I enjoyed this book and will have looked into getting the rest of the series which I just did. I am going to enjoy reading these books together.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story with strong characters. I liked how devoted Agrius was right from the start and Eione was kick-butt awesome! Think this is my first centaur book ...more
Julie Jefferies
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eione is trapped, her family who rule the land do not look after their townsfolk, so Eione takes it on herself to hunt and feed them. One morning as she goes to finish off the deer she hit, she is surprised to find a centaur there instead. Agrius is instantly drawn to Eione's strengths. He believes her to be his mate, but is determined to do right by her, including blessings from their opposing families. When she is promised in marriage to another she begs him to help her escape. As they flee ft ...more
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Could this bonding be true? 5 GOLD ARROWS

The Fates have brought us together. The gods have passed favor over us. What a CENTAURRIFIC story!! I ABSO-SHIFTING-LUTELY love, Love, LOVE it! I adored Agrius right from the start, while Eione had me intrigued & curious to see what she would do or say next! She certainly is a feisty one! And the lake scene?? WHEW! Obviously there wasn't any fish around because they would have all been steamed or boiled! In true Rachael fashion, she had me intrigued,
Aviar Savijon
An incredible story you just gotta read. I loved it!
Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels
***I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review, which was first published on book blog Will Read for Feels.

I’ve been a fan of Rachael Slate’s for almost as long as this blog has been active, and her Halcyon series has me as excited about where things are going as I am about her Chinese Zodiac romance series. Both feature worlds full of fantasy, destined love stories, and life on the verge
April Symes
Eione, daughter of the Lapith Lord Macareus, loves to hunt and her family doesn’t exactly like her hunting. Eione doesn’t care and continues to hunt and ends up shooting a stag who really isn’t a stag but Centaur shifter named Agrius. Note we met Eione and Agrius in Earth Borne . Now this is their story. Agrius is enchanted by Eione and knows she is his mate after he wakes from his injuries. Eione kept him with her and hid him after she realized who and what he was and took care of his injuries ...more
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eione is a noblewoman who does not believe in the way her family lives so tastefully and selfishly. While in the woods trying to get meat for the poor villagers, she shoots a stag. When she goes to collect it , she finds a handsome Centaur, shot with her arrow. Could he be the answer to the life she dreads being forced to live?

Agrius is the son of the king of Centaurs. He is Lapith lands on a quest for his brother, when a beautiful huntress shoots him with her arrow. While she tends to his wound
Roxanne Johnson-bisland
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rachael-slate
What can I say about this book besides Rachael Slate does not disappoint.
Eione is out hunting, she shoots her bow and it hits home, as she approaches she is wondering who is going after her kill before she can. Eione is suprised to find not a man at her kill but that she has shot a centaur named Agrius in the heart. Agrius tells her who she is and that if she wants to avoid a war she needs to allow him to morph into his human form.
Eione allows him to and as he is thanking her he falls. She takes
Chu-Salyer Sharon
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Strong Centaur Agrius and Eione, daughter of Lord Macareus. And how they met in dangerous times, not only did Eione try to kill the handsome centaur, she falls in love with the half man and half horse. While risking his life, Lord Agrius traveled to Lapith lands to retrieve the sacred water that could cure his brother’s grief. But in order for Agrius to claim Eione’s as his mate means he’ll have to steal her hand and her heart, and also cause a war. When Eione’s family arranges a marriage ...more
Sharon Hatt
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eione, hunting on her family’s lands shoots what she thinks is a stag only to find out it is Agrius (Centaur shifter). Agrius, is bewitched by Eione from the moment he saw her. When he blacks out from his injuries she hides him and cares for him till he wakes, at which point he realizes she is his mate. Unwanted family obligations and a future with a man she despises sends Eione back to Agrius with a bribe to take her to Centaur lands. Agrius takes her along to finish his quest and return to his ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Rachael Slate writes sizzling shifter stories where alpha heroes battle the beasts within themselves and sassy heroines would rather leave them wild than tame them. Whether dragons or centaurs, it's always scorching hot romance.

When not writing, Rachael can be found in nature, soaking up inspiration, or baking far too many sweet treats in the kitchen. She's obsessed

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