Series: Elemental Legacy #0.5
on December 5th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The first novella in the Elemental Legacy series:
SHADOWS AND GOLD
Failing grades. Misleading wind vampires. And a fortune in forgotten gold.
Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasnÔÇÖt what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class.
Of course, Tenzin might not have been clear about everything travel entailed.
Driving a truck full of rotting vegetables and twenty million in gold from Kashgar to Shanghai was only the start. If Ben can keep the treasure away from grasping immortals, the reward will be more than worth the effort. But when has travel with a five-thousand-year-old wind vampire ever been simple?
ÔÇ£WhatÔÇÖs on the agenda for tonight?ÔÇØÔÇ£I thought weÔÇÖd go into Shanghai. Eat some fish. See the lights.ÔÇØÔÇ£Okay.ÔÇØÔÇ£Then maybe lure a traitor into the open before he steals my gold.ÔÇØBen paused, thought, then gave her a nod. ÔÇ£Sure, sounds like fun.ÔÇØ
At least he was practicing his Chinese.
SHADOWS AND GOLD is a prequel novella in the Elemental Legacy series.
Elizabeth Hunter is a freak of nature and I mean that in the most positive way. Everything she writes is just pure gold. Her stories never disappoint. It’s truly extraordinary.
“Shadows and Gold” is no different.
This novella focuses on Ben and Tenzin and their trip to China.
Those two characters are amazing and the dynamic between them is all sorts of things – funny, harmonious, sweet, caring, gentle, challenging and sexy.
It’s so weird to see Ben all grown up and all man. But he definitely is and I would be lying if I said he isn’t sexy as hell. He’s smart and strong, yet caring and sweet. And he doesn’t need to be a bad boy or alpha to be attractive. It comes naturally to him.
And Tenzin, well…she’s Tenzin. Unpredictable, crazy, fiercely protective of the ones she cares about and has enough sass for another few thousand years to come. Knowing her history from The Bronze Blade (Elemental World #2.5) by Elizabeth Hunter, the things she does and says have even more meaning now, giving her personality an additional layer.
Those two combined are amazing. They are so similar, yet so different and through that they complete each other – as friends and maybe one day even more than that. Their banter had me smiling all the way through the story. They are perfect together.
What made the story even better was Cheng. A vampire pirate?!?!? Seriously?!?! I mean, how does it get better and hotter than that. He so needs his own book.
“Shadows Of Gold” took me on a journey through China – allowing me to experience this country without even leaving my sofa.
5+ I-need-more-of-Cheng stars
~Review by Paula