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A Stone-Kissed Sea by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental World #4
on December 6., 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
An immortal wanderer. A brilliant scientist. A centuries-old menace written in blood.
Lucien Thrax, son of the earth and child of the ancients, is a healer of immense power. But years of work on a deadly vampire virus have not led to a cure, nor have they softened the wall he built around his heart. When he’s forced to work with Doctor Makeda Abel, Lucien is convinced he’s reached his limit of patience with humanity.
Makeda Abel may be human, but she’s far from impressed with the brooding vampire healer, even if his mind draws her reluctant admiration. She’s learned how to survive in the immortal world, and it’s not by being afraid. Working together may lead them to answers, but it also pushes Lucien and Makeda’s attraction to the boiling point.
When nightmares become reality, Makeda will have to trust Lucien with her life. Finding answers has never been more vital. Finding love has never been more deadly. To heal the Elemental World, Lucien and Makeda must follow ancient paths and ask for help from the most inhuman of immortals. Because even with a cure in hand, the battle has only begun.
I have truly enjoyed all the books in this Elemental World series. I just played catch-up, to review this one shortly after its release. The overall mystery, which started in the Elemental Mysteries series and seems to conclude here, is an intriguing and twisty one. Elemental World series starts during the Elemental Mysteries and continues on forward. I don’t recommend reading the series out of order – I never do – but with the ongoing story throughout, it wouldn’t be the best plan. The series plot and the world-building are excellent.
Lucien Thrax is one I wanted to know more since he turned up in earlier books. He’s intelligent and has so many interesting experiences in his long life. I was thrilled he was involved in trying to find the cures for Elixir. However, Makeda and their relationship did not make me happy. They did not act like adults or professionals but more like bickering children. And to the possible detriment of their work. Things came around but I didn’t enjoy knowing them at first.
I do love so many characters and couples in these series. Many were here and I was so very glad to see them again. A Stone-Kissed Sea seems to bring a close to a long lasting issue but there are still more characters to know and new possible issues and mysteries in this world. Recommended.
( The cover is awesome and I don’t pay attention to covers very often, but I love the colors, earth and sea.)
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Anne: COYER Winter Storm