Hello, my lovelies. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter. The first full novel in her urban fantasy series, Elemental Legacy.
What’s Midnight Labyrinth about?
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Title: Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Legacy #1
Published by Self-Published on 7th November 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Vampires
Narrator: Sean William Doyle
Length: 10 hours 34 minutes
No. of Pages: 390
He's one human caught in a tangled maze of theft, politics, magic, and blood. In other words, it's just another night.
Benjamin Vecchio escaped a chaotic childhood and grew to adulthood under the protection and training of one of the Elemental world's most feared vampire assassins. He's traveled the world and battled immortal enemies. But everyone has to go home sometime.
New York means new opportunities and allies for Ben and his vampire partner, Tenzin. It also means new politics and new threats.
Their antiquities business is taking off, and their client list is growing. When Ben is challenged to find a painting lost since the second world war, he jumps at the chance. This job will keep him closer to home, but it might just land him in hot water with the insular clan of earth vampires who run Manhattan.
Tenzin knew the painting would be trouble before she laid eyes on it, but she can't deny the challenge intrigues her. Human laws mean little to a vampire with a few millennia behind her, and Tenzin misses the rush of taking what isn't hers.
But nothing is more dangerous than a human with half the story, and Ben and Tenzin might end up risking their reputations and their lives before they escape the Midnight Labyrinth.
MIDNIGHT LABYRINTH is the first book in an all-new contemporary fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries and the Irin Chronicles.
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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What did I think about it?
Another Priceless Adventure With Ben and Tenzin
I’m already a fan of Elizabeth Hunter’s books. Her characters are fantastic creations, even the paranormal ones feel believable. I think her plots are always intelligent and well written, they’re the perfect balance of action and mystery, with a good sprinkling of humour.
Sean William Doyle is a new-to-me narrator.
I liked the pace at which he read the story and the emotions he conveyed in the different scenes. It seems to be a tricky task for male narrators to do different voices for multiple female characters. I was a bit confused during the various conversations between Tenzin, Chloe and Amelie. However, Sean’s accent for rogue Scottish vampire, Gavin… mmm. 😉
Ben and Tenzin are a couple of my favourite characters and have found a place in my heart since meeting them in Elizabeth’s Elemental Mysteries series. However, Elizabeth hasn’t rested on her laurels; Ben and Tenzin continue to evolve and grow during this series. There’s a lot of speculation about how their friendship may or may not change during this series. 😉 I’m just looking forward to the ride!
Midnight Labyrinth is the first novel in the Elemental Legacy series.
However, it’s also a part of a well-established world. Do I think you need to have read other books to appreciate this one? Possibly. However, I do feel that if you haven’t read any of Elizabeth’s Elemental books before now, then you are missing a literary treasure.
Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.
Elemental Legacy by Elizabeth Hunter
A completed paranormal series set in the Elemental universe featuring Ben Vecchio and thousands of years old air vampire, Tenzin.
Books in the Series
- Obsidian’s Edge (Elemental Legacy #0) (2019)
- Shadows and Gold (Elemental Legacy #I) (2014)
- Imitation and Alchemy (Elemental Legacy #II) (2016)
- Omens and Artifacts (Elemental Legacy #III) (2017)
- Midnight Labyrinth (Elemental Legacy #1) (2017)
- Blood Apprentice (Elemental Legacy #2) (2019)
- The Devil and The Dancer (Elemental Legacy #2.5) (2019)
- Night’s Reckoning (Elemental Legacy #3) (2019)
- Dawn Caravan (Elemental Legacy #4) (2020)
- The Bone Scroll (Elemental Legacy #5) (2021)
As promised, here’s Elizabeth’s bio.
And because this is a review for an audiobook, here’s Sean’s bio too.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts, I really appreciate it.
I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add Midnight Labyrinth to your groaning TBR piles. 😉
Elizabeth Hunter has written lots of books that I’ve loved reading. Therefore you can find her on my Favourite Authors A to Z page. Before you leave, check out which amazing authors I’ve mentioned as my favourites. Is YOUR favourite on my list?
Bye for now,