How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
What would you sacrifice to kill the one you hate?
Join Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo as they travel to a hidden island on the far edge of China and seek the help of an ancient immortal court. Can they weave their way through the tangled web of centuries-old alliances and ruthless feuds to find what they've been looking for? Friends will be revealed, enemies will find them, and a dangerous secret will come to light.
The Force of Wind is the third book in the four-part Elemental Mysteries series. It is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult listeners.
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I appreciate the accents used, but pronunciation of the Italian is terrible.
Still love the series; this was my 3rd trip through it.
Beatrice and Gio are on a quest to find her Father, Steven and the book of alchemy. It takes them to China where both are in safekeeping, or so they think, when Lorenzo makes yet another appearance to destroy everyone's peace of mind. Beatrice is wanting to change to become a vampire, Gio wants her to wait, while other allies have their own ideas for her. Another interesting installment of the elemental world.
This was my least favorite of this series so far, but I still have one more volume to go. This book didn't feel like a very rounded story. It was just a minor plot point buffer, but overall very lackluster. Yes a few things transpired that were kind of big deals, but it felt more like a ridiculously long prologue for the next book with 2/3rds superfluous words just to fill the pages. There was also a lot more sexual stuff in this versus the other two books prior. It felt unnecessary and again just thrown in there to add more words.
~~⇨Bookishly Buzzing Bee⇦~~
I cannot tell you the last time I have found a series this rich and interesting. I at once want Gio for myself and want to hang out with B.
This chapter in this saga is darker, admittedly, but the story is palpably building... I can't write anymore because I need to go download the next book!
Yes, this book - as all books of the series - is wonderfull, very well written. The story is so captivating, exciting, thrilling... Is impossible find the right words to describe.
There are many moments.... I like wen Giovani and his fake nephew appears in the library; the time they spend the time they spend in court is full of intrigue...
I like them all, but I think that Dina's oerformance to the character Lorenzo is the best of all. The character is already boring by nature, but the voice she makes to him is more annoying yet.
Yes, as like all others in the series.
Well, by far this is the best series I've read in 2015. I don't know what I was thinking to have not noticed this series before. And the funny thing is that I had to first know a book from Elizabeth Hunter I didn't like to face this wonderful series. So, if you had this same experience, please,don't judge this book with based on the other. This book is a literary work that deserves to be valued for its value.
The main character is bright, well developed, and holds her own throughout. I really enjoyed her intelligence, cleverness, and strength. Premise and characters are the most important things in any series, so I recommend this one to those who enjoy a little history in their paranormal romance adventures. I enjoyed this series very much for what it is, but there are some annoyances with the writing and audio performance though the story is good enough that it managed to pull me in.
My problem with the writing was the author's need for a thesaurus so that, for example, a word like "face" doesn't show up a half dozen times in a single descriptive paragraph (ironic, when your lead character is a librarian, no?)
My biggest issue was the narrator's mispronunciations! These were, at least, consistent so once I got done seething over a newly mangled term I had to go back to listening, because in spite of everything, I really wanted to know what happened next! Steppes are not steppies, signor does not have a hard g, and the name of that wonderful Scotch, Laphroaig, does not sound like L'Afro-Igg. As long as you can grit your teeth and glaze over this type of issue (these 3 terms were the biggest offenders for me)
If you enjoy Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews I can say that Elizabeth Hunter deserves a look, we readers can always hope that the editing gets tighter in future works.
This just keeps getting better. This is a must read series. Buy this book and you will not be disappointed.
Intriguing, drama, good
Tensin because she's always ready for a fight!
Ms. Pearlman once again gives a fantastic performance!
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