Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Omens and Artifacts by Elizabeth Hunter. The third prequel novella in her spin-off paranormal mystery series, Elemental Legacy.
…So what’s this book about?
Imitation and Alchemy is a prequel novella (approx 162 pages) in Elizabeth Hunter’s paranormal mystery series, Elemental Legacy.
Ben Vecchio and Tenzin are characters from the Elemental Mysteries quartet (A Hidden Fire #1, This Same Earth #2, The Force of Wind #3 and A Fall of Water #4). However, it is possible to read this spin-off series without having read the Elemental Mysteries books.
In the elemental world, reputation is everything, but gaining it can get you killed.
Setting up shop as an antiquities hunter means nothing if you don’t have clients. Benjamin Vecchio, nephew of a famed vampire assassin, is the subject of widespread speculation, but so far that speculation hasn’t translated into work.
What Ben needs is a job. A big job. A profitable job.
A legendary job.
Finding the lost sword of Brennus the Celt, the mythical Raven King of the British Isles, would make Ben’s reputation in the immortal world, but it could also draw dangerous attention. The Raven King’s gold hoard isn’t famous for being easy to find. Luckily, Ben has his own legend at his side.
Tenzin is a wind vampire who doesn’t like digging, but she’s more than happy to let Ben do the dirty work while she provides the muscle he needs to make other immortals pay attention. They’re partners. Or so Ben thinks.
But when finding this treasure puts Tenzin’s future plans at risk, will their partnership survive? Tenzin isn’t used to taking orders from anyone, particularly from a young human who used to be her student. Digging into ancient Scottish history can get you dirty. It can also get you killed.
…So, what did I like about it?
Another 5 Star Adventure with Ben and Tenzin!
I loved this novella!
I am already a fan of Elizabeth Hunter’s books; Ben and Tenzin are a couple of my favourite characters and have found a place in my heart since meeting them in Ms Hunter’s Elemental Mysteries series. But Ms Hunter doesn’t rest on her laurels. Ben and Tenzin continue to evolve and grow.
Omens and Artifacts not only gave me a good mystery to get my teeth stuck into but it drew from some ancient British myths too while satisfying my curiosity regarding the evolving relationship between our main characters.
About The Author
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide.
She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Omens and Artifacts. I hope I’ve tempted you to read it too. Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors. Click HERE to see who else is on my list. 😉