Blood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter @EHunterWrites @jennbeachpa

Posted February 21, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments

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Blood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter @EHunterWrites @jennbeachpaBlood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Legacy #2
Published by Self-Published on February 12, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
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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.”

 

About Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher.

She currently lives in Central California with her husband, son, very ineffective canine assistants, and a pitifully empty fish tank.

She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries, Elemental World and Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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Posted February 21, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments


18 responses to “Blood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter

    • Well it is always better for me to read the series and understand the world. Often the first in Elemental Mysteries A Hidden Fire is free. It is NOT free currently but they are all in Kindle Unlimited (just recently in there.) So if you have KU it’s an easy way to get them. They are also all at one of my libraries.

      These books are very well written. The world building is lush with international flavors. There is a bit of humor which is nice. It’s just a very good set of series. I hope you enjoy them. Try one and see.

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    • Oh they are all great. I mean all the series and all the books. It’s more UF and PNR. My favorite is the PNR Cambio Springs series but it has been the least successful commercially. It may have one more book someday. Anyway, the first in the series are sometimes free and they are in KU periodically. My library also has the whole series. I HIGHLY recommend them. These vampires are elemental, no exactly like every other vampire.

    • I am so sorry that series have not worked for you. I have loved many series. Have you tried many series? I find the first book in most UF, Fantasy series is not as good as the rest of the series since it has so much world building and character development to do. So more of a 4 star read but after that you get mostly 4-5 heart reads. Once you have settled into the world it gets easier. If you want to try amazing series in a particular genre, check out my Series on Saturday feature to see what I have liked in a genre. I realize not everyone has the same taste. For example, many of my friends LOVE the BDB by JR Ward and I just can’t.

      UF is my jam and so my top series are Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher, Mercy Thompson and Alpha/.Omega series by Patricia Briggs, The Others by Anne Bishop, Jane Yellowrock/Soulwood by Faith Hunter. Romantic suspense is also great with Karen Rose, and Pamela Clare, and Suzanne Brockmann.

      For thrillers, I read more standalone books. But Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake is chilling. And there are many mystery / thriller series I have loved for many, many years. Longer than you have lived, I think. lol

      And of course, I love all the series by Elizabeth Hunter. She has a mix of UF and PNR in her series.

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  1. I know I have a couple of her books in my tbr but haven’t read them yet. I probably bought them after reading a review because I know how much her books are loved by paranormal readers. I really need to figure out what series they are from!

    • Definitely you should. All her series are amazing. This one, all 3 related series are in KU so it would be a good time to get one of the trials. I think I just saw another deal which was 3 months for $1. But they are also at my library.

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