ICYMI: The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter @EHunterWrites @jennbeachpa @JulieYMandKAC

Posted May 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

ICYMI: The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter @EHunterWrites @jennbeachpa @JulieYMandKAC The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Irin Chronicles #1
Published by Self-Published on October 15, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 292
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible... or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

ICYMI is a post from my early days of blogging at Yummy Men & KickAss Chicks.   You can see the original review here.  This is currently in Kindle Unlimited so only Amazon links.

Yummy Man – Malachi
Kick Ass Chick – Ava Matheson

I have loved  Elizabeth Hunter’s writing on fanfiction.  She won an award in the first contest I hosted there as well as some other contests.  She is also quite well known for her Elemental Mysteries series.  Now, she is starting the Irin Chronicles and The Scribe is the first book in this new series.

Wow.  The world building is amazing, interesting but it didn’t take me out of the story, which means it was very well done.  I don’t usually like stories with “angels” but I really liked this.  It was a mysterious puzzle as I learned about how things work. The story is mostly in Turkey, primarily in Istanbul.  The exotic setting with its historical touches is wonderful.

Ava has been different her whole life, struggling with her differences and feeling alone.  She has the advantage of her mother’s love and having money.   She goes to a new doctor who helps her to feel better.  She also meets Malachi who introduces her to a new world she didn’t know existed.  Along the way, Ava falls in love.

Malachi is a warrior in a world hidden from the humans.  He and his brothers help Ava search for answers as to who and what she is.  He is fierce and protective of Ava.   He is strong and in control of himself.  He knows from the beginning how he feels about Ava, never wavers and puts Ava before himself.  That is hot.  Their times together are deliciously sensual without being too detailed.

As a reader, I learned about things as Ava learned.  It happened at a good pace and I never felt bored or overwhelmed.  I was enthralled with the story and my emotions invested with the characters.  All the characters were well written.  Even those such as Ava’s mother and step father, who are in the story only in phone calls, seemed real and complete.  The characters captured me; none seemed cliché or flat.

The bad guys are known and not known.  The mystery of this will continue into the next book in the series.  It is partially known from the history, which we get an introduction here, but there is a lot we don’t know yet.  In the next book, there is much yet to discover about Ava herself.

I was in suspense, feeling, caring, learning and swept along for the whole book.  I will say the end is an appropriate stopping point, but I can’t believe it is the end.  There is much for us to learn and feel and I want The Singer, the next book in the series and due out in May 6th of this year, NOW.  Actually, the two links below are the beginning of The Singer and will help with the angst after you read The Scribe.  And you want to read The Scribe because it is SOOOOO good.

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.

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a ten-time USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in both Central California and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family.

She has published over forty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of the Glimmer Lake series, Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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Posted May 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

8 responses to “ICYMI: The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

  1. Wow, this sounds fantastic! I’m still new(ish) to urban fantasy and have been on the lookout for a new UF series to start. Really liking the sound of this one! Glad you shared an oldie but a goodie, Anne. 🙂

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    • Thank you for reading my blog. UF is absolutely my jam. You’ll find lots here. So far every read-along I have done is UF Hollows by Kim Harrison, Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka, and next year Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs. There is so much UF I want to read I could do 10 read-alongs a year, at least. lol
      This one is also currently in KU.