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Dawn Caravan by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Legacy #4
Published by Self-Published on June 23, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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For Ben Vecchio, everything has changed. His eyes. His diet. His new aversion to sunlight. But after a long sojourn in China, Ben realizes that the world he left behind hasn't changed as much as he feared. He wants to leave his old life in the past, but there's one job remaining that just won't leave him alone.
Radu's mystery is too interesting—and too profitable—to ignore. The problem? Taking on this commission puts Ben in the path of his old partner, the one woman he's spent years avoiding.
Tenzin has been following Ben at a distance, hoping his ire might wane, but when he heads to Romania, her patience runs out. Ben is a new power in their world, and more than one vampire will be eager to test him.
Ben and Tenzin need to work together if they want to find the truth behind Radu, his mysterious clan, and the treasure at the heart of the Dawn Caravan. One last job, then it's finished between them.
The Elemental Legacy series 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!
I hardly know where to begin other than to say Elemental Legacy series is an urban fantasy series you need to read in order. I am going to mention some events from the previous books which are major spoilers so be warned!
Ben and Tenzin have always been close and worked together as business partners in an antique location and reclamation service. There has been a will they or won’t they feel in the more recent books and the elephant in the story of whether Ben will become a vampire. In Dawn Caravan, those questions were answered in the last book, Night’s Reckoning. So where do Ben and Tenzin go from here?
Ben is now a vampire and not happy with Tenzin. There is one job they had which now needs to be finished. So they will work the job, and then he won’t have to see her again. Yeah, right.
The job is exciting and a bit dangerous. Luckily, Tenzin has a history of knowledge and knows people. Ben has great instincts and works well with people. They really are a great team.
Tenzin has been very patient with Ben and his anger. I get it. I understand both their feelings and respect them. At some point, one has to move forward and live in the present. I really believe Tenzin has grown but she is still herself. I’m proud of how she supported Ben’s emotional journey with calm acceptance. I got a little tired of Ben’s focusing on the same thing for so long. They have a connection and need each other.
I am so excited to see where things go forward with the new overall story possibilities and mysteries to solve. I enjoyed seeing many old friends from the whole Elemental World here.
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I’m not familiar with any of these series, but it sounds like all of them are really good, especially since you continue to love them?
Elizabeth Hunter is an amazing author with series in a few different genres. She is self-published. I encourage you to give her a try.
Oh it looks good! It’s been so long since I haven’t read one of her books!
They are all good. You can’t really go wrong with her books.
This series is one I want to try. Great review!
Thank you ! All her series have such a rich, diverse world and well-developed characters. This is a long, interconnected series.
This cover is stunning and is really drawing me in, Anne. Terrific review of what sounds like a wonderful series.
Thank you – I think all her series are excellent. This is a long series but wonderful reading.
I love the excitement you have for these and the action plot you describe. Someday!
This author is great. Pick any of her series and enjoy!
I need a new UF series to read and love! I’ll have to check this one out.
She’s a CA author. Elemental Mysteries is UF, the Elemental World is PNR and then Elemental Legacy is UF. By that I mean EM is Gio & B, EW is a new couple in each book and EL is Ben & Tenzin. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of her series.