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- Listening Length: 4 hours and 7 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Elizabeth Hunter
- Audible.com Release Date: September 7, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075B2HV8L
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Shadows and Gold: An Elemental Legacy Novella, Volume 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Will they become "partners in crime"? Go on adventure after adventure as friends or will they become something more? Lovers? Sire and child, even if Ben doesn't want it? Both? Who knows? I've been a long time proponent of "Benzin". ;) I can hope. Whatever the outcome, the ride will be fantastic and I plan to be there for all of it.
It’s actually very hard to classify this series, since it has elements of UF, YA, adventure tale (reminds me a bit of Indiana Jones) and even a hint of romance. Although Tenzin and Ben are not involved that way, Tenzin has the tendency to invade Ben’s bedroom unannounced and to watch him sleep, which is not as creepy as it sounds, Tenzin being a very old vampire who needs very little sleep, and since she has known Ben since he was a teenager she sees nothing wrong with invading his privacy (after all, she never did).
I love the dynamics and the banter between these two, and the possibilites for future stories. This little novella is very diverting and much more light-hearted than some of the other books in the Elemental series. Therefore 5 stars, since I found it impossible to put this little gem down until I had finished it.
I love Tenzin. Love her. She is my favorite in the first series and despite her being a supporting character in that series, she truly said "give me my own books" to me. I'm glad she was loud to Elizabeth Hunter about that.
I also happen to love Ben. He and Tenzin feed off each other beautifully. In the novella, they aren't quite sure what their relationship is. Tenzin seems to have adopted him as her human, but what that exactly means I don't really know. For other vampires that could mean a number of things. For Tenzin? It's just one huge question mark.
Ben's confusion about their relationship is much easier to understand. He clearly has an attraction to her and wants something that may lean on the physical. However, he doesn't want the life that comes with being immortal. He's happy being a human fighting off the bloodsuckers.
The story is pretty cut and dry . . . go to China, get some buried treasure, and go home. Obviously, it isn't that easy. Nothing ever is when Tenzin is concerned. That said, the story has a decent amount of action, a new viewpoint to vampire politics, and has a great comedic ending that had me laughing.
Elizabeth Hunter has said that this novella and the other two following it will give readers an idea what the Elemental Legacy series will be. That means this series will be more like a paranormal Indiana Jones/Urban Fantasy. I'm beyond excited to see this series. I'm on the Benzin ship and am ready to sail.
Whilst I hated that this book was very short, it is a novella, I really enjoyed it. It was intriguing and adventurous, so much so it kept turning those pages without barely putting it down. I am looking forward to their amazing adventures to come.
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