Destroyer

The Elemental Series, Book 7
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Series: Elemental, Book 7
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
5 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"What a fantastic start to a new fantasy series! I love a strong female lead and we were delivered that in spades with Larkspur.... This story is fast paced and exciting right from the start. I can't wait to see what comes next!" - Boundless Book Reviews

From HiJinks Ink Publishing and Shannon Mayer comes The USA Today best-selling Elemental Series beginning with Recurve (book one). With over 1.4 million books sold, Shannon Mayer proves, once again, she can dominate her genre right out of the gate.

"My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental."

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed bastard child, that isn't going to happen.

Taken away by the last Spirit Walker, I am meant to train with him so that I can finally stop the false mother goddess and her plans to rule both humans and elementals. I am meant to train so that I can meet her on even ground, but training takes time.

Time is not something we have. The world is coming apart at the seams as the humans rain down destruction upon their own kind and the supernatural world. The false mother goddess is hunting down the most powerful elementals to take the last of their power, and through it all, the secrets of who I truly am begin to spill upward.

I must find the strength to stop the mother goddess and to save our world, but which aspect of my heart will hold me up, and what will it cost me in the end?

Blood of the earth....

Child of Spirit....

Bastard Princess....

Ender....

Protector....

Destroyer.

©2017, 2018 Hijinks Ink Publishing (P)2018 Hijinks Ink Publishing

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Disappointing Closer *spoliers*

It promised to be an entertaining series. It started off strong. Many standard fantasy tropes tapped but thats fine if you enjoy the ride. Standard love triangle engaged. Whatever, thats fine if it suits the story and the characters are compelling enough. Things ramp up. Some good action and character building takes place. Then, whoosh. Book 4 ends and it is highly recommended you read a novella that is not available on audio (or easily found elsewhere) because otherwise you wont know what happens in the 25 year gap between book 4&5. What? Really? Oh, but you can read this whole other offshoot series if you want to know more. And, we are told, if you don't read that offshoot series you can still enjoy the following books, but good luck because it will kill a lot of the world building and make you feel like you missed a whole lot of... something.
*spoilers*
Yes, there is a good amount of plot predictably in the final books. And character development vanishes in favor of character reimagining. Which is not altogether bad if not grossly over used here. This whole series ends up feeling like the TV adaptation a strong literary fantasy series instead of the series itself.
There is no happy ending. Nope. We don't get that.

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Seriously....

I'm just gonna put this out there that I felt like this was the worst ending to an amazing character.... Theres a huge difference in a tragic loss and the ability to keep her story going and I felt like it was just an injustice to end the series this way.

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Fantastic story start to finish

I almost never leave book reviews but I loved this books series so much! A strong lead female and a story that you don't predict I was entertained from start to finish. The only disappointment is that it's over.

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An amazing and emotional story!

This book is amazing! I don't even know how to adequately put my emotions into words. Such an emotional rollercoaster. The end nearly broke me but after thinking about it I would not change anything. I love how much Lark is able to forgive everyone. Definitely one of my all time favorite characters! The way everything come together and the truths we find out are awesome. I never saw any of it coming. Everyone needs to listen/read this series. Lauren Fortgang did another amazing job narrating! She really brings the characters to life.

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End of the line.

I’m always sad to come to the end of a series. I both want it to end, and don’t want it to ever end. This series is no different. I went into this book wanting to know, will Lark and Ash ever find each other? Is there a happy ever after for them? I grew to love Lark, Peta, Ash and so many others in this series. I love that it crossed over with the Riley books. So many feels right now. Make sure you have a box of tissues with you when you read it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream and you will certainly curse the author. But in the end, you’ll know it ended the only way it really could. Well done Shannon Mayer.

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exceptional series!

wild and fantastic! I didn't want it to end. this book will have you crying, laughing,and routing the characters on full of

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Awesome!

I absolutely loved this book! It was full of intrigue and surprises. i love how she tied all of the previous stories together and showcased the past. It was a pleasure to read all of the books in this series.

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Tear Jerker ending

Great ending to to this series! I like how you weaved the many threads of your (now our) characters into a rich tapestry! So many twists and turns; I had to backtrack to make sure I heard correctly! Lauren F. narration gave this series finale justice. I easily recognized each character and felt the emotions of each.

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funtastic

Fantastic way to end Larkpurs journey. she is my favorite hero. I will listen to series again.

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Awesome!

I totally enjoyed this book, I was laughing, crying, anxious but most of all this series is very entertaining, I have a hard time putting it down to go to sleep because I want to know what's going to happen next.
I definitely recommend this series.