Flora Reviews…. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Bronze Blade by Elizabeth Hunter. A novella in her bestselling paranormal romance series, Elemental World.
What’s this book about?
This is a novella (approx 100 pages) about Tenzin, one of the main characters from the Elemental World quartet (A Hidden Fire #1, This Same Earth #2, The Force of Wind #3 and A Fall of Water #4).
Elizabeth Hunter published this story two years after she had completed and published the Elemental World series. Therefore, I think this should be read after you’ve read them all too. However, I think this story could also work as a stand alone tale too.
“You may call me Tenzin, if you like.”
A girl. A mother. A slave. A monster. A survivor. Descended into madness. Forged in fire and darkness, she became one of the fiercest warriors the immortal world had ever known.
But in the beginning, there was a girl.
THE BRONZE BLADE is a novella of approximately 100 pages.
WARNING: The Bronze Blade contains scenes of graphic violence and abuse, and is recommended for adult readers only.
What did I like about it?
I am already a fan of Ms Hunter; her writing style, the characters she creates, and the way she unfolds her stories to us. This book didn’t let me down. Reading this story, I felt transported to the pre-historic steppes, the way people lived; their priorities, hopes, fears.
The Bronze Blade is a story more about Tenzin’s emotional and mental change from human to vampire rather than just her physical metamorphosis. I loved that! I liked getting into her head in such an all encompassing way. This story gripped me from start to finish and yes, a few tears did fall on a number of occasions.
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
No. This particular story was about her beginnings. However, Tenzin has such a long life, I would love Ms Hunter to write more novellas about her other experiences throughout her extended history. *hint*hint*
Basically what I’m saying is…
I loved this book! I was already completely enthralled by Tenzin so this brief insight into her beginnings only added to my love for this amazing female character. However, be warned. This story does contain many scenes of graphic violence and horrific abuse. Therefore, it’s definitely an “adults only” story!
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 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.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review of The Bronze Blade. 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.