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Publisher's Summary

"You may call me Tenzin, if you like." A girl. A mother. A slave. A monster. A survivor. Descended into madness. Forged in fire and darkness, she became one of the fiercest warriors the immortal world had ever known. But in the beginning, there was a girl.

©2013 Elizabeth Hunter (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Brutality. Death. Madness. Retribution. This is the origin story I've been dying to hear, and Hunter more than delivered. This is how a legend is born." (Colleen Vanderlinden, author of Lost Girl)

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A beautifully painful story

As always Elizabeth Hunter pulls you into her masterfully constructed narrative. It's great to get Tenzins back story but be warned, this book will tear you to your core.

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Bronze Blade

So good to finally get a glimpse of the life of Tensen! But, still not enough!!!

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Good story, but brutal and sad

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because is interesting know Tenzin's story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

None in particular. The story revolves around the girl who learns to be what it is. An intense story, presenting a world that we dare not

What three words best describe Dina Pearlman’s performance?

I like Dina's voice, so I think the three words would be: Perfect, articulated and appropriate.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful story, but very brutal too. Elizabeth Hunter wrote an excellent story, showing us how old Tenzin is, and how she she forged the many names it had during the long time of its existence: Girl, mother, sex slave, dumb, mad, warrior, goddess... until adopted the name Tenzin.

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Great storyline

I absolutely love this series! I can't get enough of them. Everytime I finish one of the stories, I find myself a little sad, missing the characters!

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  • Killian
  • Palo Alto, CA, United States
  • 04-16-15

Powerful and Painful

This was a short but immensely powerful installment in the Elemental Universe. You need to know this is not a happy book. It is dark, horrifying, painful, and gut-wrenching. But it is a well-executed book. Tenzin's origins come from a time and culture that western readers will find foreign and, without proper heuristic interpretation, despicable, but it is historically accurate. The insights it provides to the complexity of her modern iteration are intense and multifaceted.

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great book

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Great novella! On the edge of your seat paranormal romance. Enjoyed the characters and the inclusion of some of my favorites from the elemental series. Good narration.