On the waves of the North Atlantic, a poison spreads, sapping the life from humans and striking madness into immortals. Patrick Murphy, the immortal leader of Dublin, has been trying to stem the tide of Elixir washing into his territory, but nothing seems to stop the vampire drug. While others in the immortal world work to cure the creeping insanity that Elixir threatens, Murphy has been invited to London to join a summit of leaders hoping to discover who is shipping the drug. If Murphy and his allies can cut off the supply, they might be able to halt the spread long enough for a treatment to be found for the humans and vampires infected.
Anne O'Dea, Murphy's former lover, retreated from public life over 100 years ago to help immortals in need...and to heal her own broken heart. Though powerful connections keep her insulated from the violence of vampire politics, even Anne is starting to feel the effects of Elixir on her isolated world. The human blood supply has been tainted, and with Anne's unique needs, even those closest to her might be in danger. Not just from infection but from Anne's escalating bloodlust.
When Anne and Murphy are both called to London, they're forced to confront a connection as immortal as they are. As they search for a traitor among allies, they must also come to terms with their past. Behind the safe façade of politics, old hungers still burn, even as an ancient power threatens the fate of the Elemental World.
©2015 Elizabeth Hunter (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
I have totally enjoyed the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World books and have waited patiently for this installment to arrive at Audible. Overall, and especially if I consider it on its own, it is a good book. The plot moves quickly, the characters are well developed and the final outcome wasn't obvious. Dina Pearlman did a great job as she always does.
However, there was not as strong a sense of connection with the characters in this book. I felt this way partly because I've grown to love reading about Gio and Bea, their tumultuous relationship and their extended family. And while this book included some of those extended family members, it didn't feel connected to the books that came before it.
Anne seemed too cerebral and reserved to believe she had once been part of a passionate love affair and to believe she had the ability to engender that passion from another person. And Murphy, while interesting, seemed tame and rather middle-manager-ish for me.
That said, I still enjoyed the book, was happy for a chance to revisit the remarkable world Ms. Hunter has created. I hope the rest of the existing books and novellas in this series are picked up by Audible. I will read them all.
Well, this book is among the best books I listening (or read) ths year. I think I'm a little suspect , because I love this series from Elizabeth Hunter.
I don't know... is difficult to compare stories.
Dina Pearlman met the right tone, the right way to narrate this story.
I recommend this book, because it's very, very good, with the right balance of mistery, action, love and intrigue.
Elizabeth Hunter hits a home run again with this action packed paranormal romance novel. Excellent character, plot, & storyline development! This book can be read as a standalone novel or as part of the series. Patrick & Anne's story is explosive, dysfunctional, & passionate. Additional characters from the Elemental World are in this book.
If you haven't read /listened to the other books in her different series's then do so! She ties them in with The Scarlet Deep. They are all excellent books, passionate and they are hard to put down.
"So easy to listen to and such great stories"
Elizabeth Hunter writes a story with such ease and flow you forget the world exists. They have captured my imagination and I love how I never quite know what is going to happen next. just when you think it's all figured out, it's not!...
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