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The Seeker by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Irin Chronicles #7
Published by Indie on October 17, 2018
Genres: Fantasy Romance
He’s a scribe looking for answers. If only a cagey—and frustratingly attractive—singer will let him help.
Summoned to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Rhys of Glast, Irin archivist and scribe of Istanbul, must convince a legendary Irina singer to trust him. His success could shift the balance of power all over the Irin world and give singers an important key to their past.
Meera didn’t call for Rhys’s help and she doesn’t need it. The scribe’s mission is to bring more martial magic into the Irin world while Meera has been looking for a path toward peace. She’s convinced that some other motive is at work, and his stubborn arrogance doesn’t pass for charm in her hallowed opinion.
Discovering ancient Irina magic should be something both scholars can agree on, but can these two rivals find any common ground? Neither Rhys nor Meera can ignore the simmering heat between them, but will attraction overcome the caution that has shaped both their lives?
The Irin Chronicles series is a series I would read in order. There is such a diverse canvas of world locations and characters over ages, it really helps. The series almost starts as urban fantasy with one couple. Then it switches up to more paranormal romance with each couple having their own book or novella. Reading in order also builds the overall story arc of the Irin people. Currently these books are in Kindle Unlimited for a time, also.
Rhys was a good friend to Ava in the early books in the series. The Seeker is his story with Meera. The community has hopes they will be suited to each other and as they work to claim lost history they find they are. I adore the book and research humor.
I did guess one of the bad guys. I am curious about Vasu; what is his deal, really? I was always sad we didn’t learn more about Jaron; I wanted Ava to have more time with her father. We continue to learn more about the Fallen.
The author really does an amazing job with the character development as well as blending the current story into the overall series arc. She allows the women to be as strong and smart as the men. I highly recommend Elizabeth Hunter and all her series.
Rhys’s parents, clearly anticipating future grandchildren, brought a richly illustrated copy of Hokman Abat, the Irin manual for fatherhood.
“Read it before you need it,” his father advised. “There are many wisdoms about caring for a mate in the Hokaman Abat. It’s not only about children.”
“Is this the Salman translation?” Rhys asked.
He frowned. Do you think it’s more accurate than the Gen’ez? I’ve never asked, but I’ve read varying opinions on which holds most closely to the–”
“Rhys.” His father smiled. “Not the time.”
Rhys glanced at Meera. “I imagine she’s curious, too.”
“The Gen’ez version is what’s most widely in Udaipur,” Meerea sai, reaching for the book. “So I’m curious to compare the two for discrepancies.”
“Heaven above.” Angharad sighed. “She really is perfect for him.”
He opened the trunk of the car and loaded Sari’s suitcase in. “Slight change of plans for your visit. Still doing a mating ceremony with all the formalities and rather epic food, but we’re also hunting an killing an archangel while you’re here.”
Damien looked up from his phone. Sari visibly perked up.
“Interesting,” she said. That’s much better than formal dinners.”
“Oh, I’m quite certain we’re not getting out of formal dinners,” Rhys said. “We’ll just be wearing weapons while we eat.”
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 New Release Challenge