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Blood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Legacy #2
Published by Self-Published on February 12, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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If you’re a human in a vampire’s world, nothing goes according to plan.
When a map to the mysterious fortune of notorious privateer Miguel Enríquez falls in the lap of Ben and Tenzin, only one of them is jumping at the opportunity. Tenzin can’t wait to search for a secret cache of gold. Ben, on the other hand, couldn’t be less excited.
All Ben knows about Puerto Rico is what he hears on the news and a few lingering memories of his human grandmother. Going back to his roots holds zero appeal for the carefully constructed man he’s become.
In the end, the lure of hidden gold can’t be denied.
Ben and Tenzin head to Puerto Rico where the immortal world is ruled by Los Tres, a trio of powerful vampires commanding the wind, the waves, and the mountains that make up this small island in the Caribbean.
To find Enríquez’s treasure, they’ll have to walk a fine line between flattery and secrecy. To leave the island might mean a bigger fight than either one of them foresaw.
The Elemental Legacy builds upon the very beginning which is Elemental Mysteries and then the Elemental World. I would classify Elemental Mysteries and Elemental Legacy as urban fantasy as they deal with one couple primarily, whereas Elemental World is more paranormal romance with a different couple or character in each book.
You could read just Elemental Legacy but being the OCD reader I am, I would start with Mysteries, then World, then Legacy. If that’s too much, you could probably just do Mysteries, the Bronze Blade, and then Legacy, or possibly just Bronze Blade and then Legacy. But I would really just read them all as they are great!
Blood Apprentice is the second full-length book in the series, following three novellas. This is the slowest burn romance EVER. We do see so much personal growth for both Ben and Tenzin. I mean, seriously, they have lived together for five years but aren’t together!
Ben is still so young and while he is very world weary, he has so many options and thus decisions to make about his life. I love the look we get at his history and biological family. The “what am I doing with my life” really hits hard in this book. He may be ready to make some decisions but that doesn’t mean Tenzin will cooperate. They are the oddest odd couple.
I enjoyed the lush descriptions of the island of Puerto Rico. The historical and mystery aspects of hunting down treasure and manipulating vampire politics is always fun. And now we wait to see what happens.
“The real question is, which one of us is going to drive that truck?”
She looked at him with a blank stare. “I don’t drive.”
“Shorted out electrical system it is.”
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