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"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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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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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.
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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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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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Larkspur's Epic Journey Concludes... Or Does It?

I may be late to the party in reading this so long after it was published, but this is one EPIC conclusion no matter when you come across this series. It’s dark yet inspiring, tragic yet nurturing, shows betrayal yet trust, and EVERYTHING you expect from Mayer when concluding one of her best series’. Despite “only” being seven books, it somehow feels like Lark’s journey has been so much longer which definitely indicates a truly gifted author. The final ending may not be what everyone would enjoy, but I really appreciate how she let the story take a life of its own and decide its own direction.

The loose ties that remain will now continue in other branches of stories featuring other characters in this world which makes it more exciting than if she were to drag it out further. Prepare yourself to find yourself at the end of Lark’s story but begin down another character’s path in the world Mayer has created. Lark’s story truly concludes; though there are definite opportunities for bits and pieces in the future. Although this is not my favorite series Mayer has written, her writing is wonderful and it should be celebrated as one of the best epic storytellers.

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Ties that bind

This book ties the world of Rylee and Pamela together. I love how Shannon brings this world full circle.

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Epic ending

Shannon Mayer always leaves me speechless with her final books in each series. This particular series ending was beautifully heartbreaking. Everything came together beautifully and there were no questions left unanswered. This is certainly a series that I would read again.

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So much is happening

Lark is truly the one character to break my heart and mend it with her strength over and over. Switching from book to audio has made this such an emotional journey, let’s just say it was intense for me. But that’s of course due to the great world and character building and also credited to the wonderful narration! But hard to end it, nevertheless!

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A massive download of info that keeps you listenin

There are so many things you learn and so quickly that you won’t want to stop listening. This book is a wild ride and will take you on an emotional roller coaster. If you are prone to tears, this book will definitely draw them out of you. If you aren’t, it still might draw them from you. Don't let Ash stop you! This book is worth every moment of each book before it!

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Great!

I really loved how everything was brought together to finish the series. I don't know what else to say about it. The narrator was great too. It was easy to listen to and kind of hard to stop when real life came calling.

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Wow just wow

This series was amazing! I am not sure what else to say other than it was such a fantastic journey and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved the characters and the the battles they all faced. This is a series that I will listen to again and again.

I received a free audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • 04-30-21

What an ending!

I have laughed, raged, and cried like a baby throughout this series. So fantastically, wonderfully written. The world building is amazing. The characters diversely beautiful and Lauren Fortgang brought it all to life. Can not recommend enough.

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Great

As always an amazing book but would recommend reading or listening to the reily series before moving into this one or you feel as though you've missed a little peice of the story, not much but definitely helps to fill in bits of larks banishment years. No fairytail endings of living happy ever after. But couldn't of ended any other way and was the best ending I've seen in a while. Hats off to shannon mayer xxxx