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?
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.
…So, what did I think about it?
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.
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 mini review for The Scarlet Deep. I really appreciate it. Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors. To see who else makes my list, click HERE.