Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Scarlet Deep by Elizabeth Hunter. The third novel in her new spin-off series, Elemental World.
…So what’s this book about?
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Title: The Scarlet Deep by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental World #3
Published by Self-Published on 7 July, 2015
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Dina Pearlman
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes
No. of Pages: 325
On the waves of the North Atlantic, a poison spreads, sapping the life from humans and striking madness into immortals.
Patrick Murphy, the immortal leader of Dublin, has been trying to stem the tide of Elixir washing into his territory, but nothing seems to stop the vampire drug. While others in the immortal world work to cure the creeping insanity that Elixir threatens, Murphy has been invited to London to join a summit of leaders hoping to discover who is shipping the drug. If Murphy and his allies can cut off the supply, they might be able to halt the spread long enough for a treatment to be found for the humans and vampires infected.
Anne O’Dea, Murphy’s former lover, retreated from public life over one hundred years ago to help immortals in need… and to heal her own broken heart. Though powerful connections keep her insulated from the violence of vampire politics, even Anne is starting to feel the effects of Elixir on her isolated world. The human blood supply has been tainted, and with Anne’s unique needs, even those closest to her might be in danger. Not just from infection, but Anne’s escalating bloodlust.
When Anne and Murphy are both called to London, they’re forced to confront a connection as immortal as they are. As they search for a traitor among allies, they must also come to terms with their past. Behind the safe facade of politics, old hungers still burn, even as an ancient power threatens the fate of the Elemental World.
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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…So, what did I think about The Scarlet Deep?
I am already a big fan of Elizabeth Hunter’s writing style. The clever way she creates characters of such depth and weaves her tale with such believability.
I wholeheartedly loved The Scarlet Deep!!
Although this is the 3rd book in Ms Hunter’s Elemental World series, I don’t think you have to gave read the previous books before reading this one. Any back story necessary to this tale is revealed with great skill without detrimental effect to the pace or flow here.
The story had me gripped from the first. The paranormal romance part between Murphy and Anne was wonderful. While the crime and thriller mystery around the deadly drug Elixir kept me on the edge of my seat.
Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.
Elemental World by Elizabeth Hunter
Continue reading in the expanded universe of the Elemental Mysteries. Read the romance stories of Carwyn and Brigid, Terry and Gemma, Baojia and Natalie, Murphy and Anne, Lucien and Makeda. As well as Tenzin’s origin story.
Books in the Series
- Building From Ashes (Elemental World #1) (2012)
- Waterlocked (Elemental World #1.5) (2013)
- Blood and Sand (Elemental World #2) (2013)
- The Bronze Blade (Elemental World #2.5) (2014)
- The Scarlet Deep (Elemental World #3) (2015)
- A Very Proper Monster (Elemental World #3.5) (2017)
- A Stone-Kissed Sea (Elemental World #4) (2016)
- Valley of the Shadow (Elemental World #4.5) (2019)
Buy these stories in print, ebook or audiobook.
Thank you for taking the time to read my mini-review for The Scarlet Deep. I really appreciate it. Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors. I’ve been known to auto-buy her books. Before you leave, check out the other amazing authors I also auto-buy.
Bye for now,