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Martyr's Promise by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Covenant #2
Published by Self-Published on October 26. 2021
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When Summer Mackenzie and her boyfriend disappear in the fog-shrouded forests of Northern California, it sets off more than one alarm. The sheriff’s department is looking for them, the state rangers are on their trail, and even private security companies have gotten involved.
But Summer wasn’t an ordinary college student; she was a human born into the immortal Mackenzie clan, a line of powerful vampires from the Great Smoky Mountains. Now Carwyn ap Bryn and Brigid Connor are getting messages from allies across the world, old rivals, and new friends, all wanting to know where Summer is and why hikers along the Lost Coast keep going missing.
If Brigid and Carwyn can’t find Summer, tensions between vampire clans might just snap, leaving more than just the immortal world bloody.
They may know how to search the wilderness, but the Northern California woods hold more than the average share of mysteries. Secretive immortals, suspicious humans, and ancient myths are all at home in a land where human highways come to a dead end, and dense forests meet rugged coast.
The main characters of this new Elemental Covenant series, Carwyn and Brigid, were the romance in the first book of the Elemental World series, Building from Ashes. Elemental World series is a spinoff from Elemental Mysteries series. So this new series is a spinoff of the spinoff.
I’m really enjoying this new series very much as mysteries and especially helping the underdog and bringing down bad guys is my favorite. In Martyr’s Promise, a wonderful couple is hiking and disappears. Summer is a skilled outdoors woman and has connection to vampires, so she knows what they are. Dani is a wealthy athlete from Mexico. They are enjoying a trip together.
Carwyn and Brigid are perfect here. I really enjoyed their teasing and sense of humor with each other. I have always been fond of Carwyn and his compassion but now I see Brigid’s fiery determination to save those taken advantage of by predators. Their superior skills also allow them to confront the most dangerous.
I enjoyed seeing Baojia and Natalie again. Katya, who is the vampire in charge of northern California, and Baojia’s boss, is introduced and some of her family and team. There seem to be many cases for our team in California, as well as many friends in this region. I highly recommend these new books in the Elemental World.
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