Review: Shadows and Gold (Elemental Legacy #0.25) by Elizabeth Hunter

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Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter. The first prequel novella in her spin-off paranormal mystery series, Elemental Legacy.

…So what’s this book about?

Shadows and Gold is a prequel novella (approx 128 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 without having read the Elemental Mysteries books.

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The Synopsis

The first novella in the Elemental Legacy series:


Failing grades. Misleading wind vampires. And a fortune in forgotten gold.
Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasn’t what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class.

Of course, Tenzin might not have been clear about everything travel entailed.

Driving a truck full of rotting vegetables and twenty million in gold from Kashgar to Shanghai was only the start. If Ben can keep the treasure away from grasping immortals, the reward will be more than worth the effort. But when has travel with a five-thousand-year-old wind vampire ever been simple?

“What’s on the agenda for tonight?”
“I thought we’d go into Shanghai. Eat some fish. See the lights.”
“Then maybe lure a traitor into the open before he steals my gold.”
Ben paused, thought, then gave her a nod. “Sure, sounds like fun.”

At least he was practicing his Chinese.


…So, what did I like about it?

Loved this novella!

I’m already a fan of Ms Hunter books. Her writing style, the characters she creates, and the way she unfolds her stories to us. Ms Hunter’s style is intelligent with a good balance of backstory, pace, action, suspense and always has me hooked from the first page due to her depth of characters and their believibility.

I’ve read all the other stories in her Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series and am hungry to sink my teeth into this new Elemental Legacy series.

About The Author

Author - Elizabeth Hunter

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 the Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF) series Glimmer Lake and Moonstone Cove. Other speculative fiction series include the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries. Plus her contemporary romance series Love Stories on 7th and Main and other standalone novels.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Shadows and Gold. 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. 😉

About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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