All Ben Vecchio wanted was a quiet summer before his last semester of university. Was that too much to ask?
All Tenzin wanted was a cache of priceless medieval coins that had been missing for several hundred years.
And some company.
Phrases like “never again” don’t mean much when you’ve been a vampire for several thousand years. And promises made in the heat of anger don’t always outweigh the lure of gold. Ben Vecchio thought he knew everything there was to know about the immortals of Italy. But when Tenzin tempts him into another adventure, finding a cache of rare gold coins missing since the nineteenth century, he’ll discover that familiar places can hold the most delicious secrets. And possibly the key to his future.
Ben and Tenzin are back in an all-new novella in the Elemental Legacy series.
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The Shadows of Gold
Ilike these characters and want to know more
I love Benzin!
"She used her looks to her advantage, but no matter what expression Tenzin wore, Ben saw the millennia when he looked into her eyes."
Wow. I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Hunter, and I've been following her Elemental Mysteries spin-off series' as she writes them. She is a consistently excellent storyteller, and her books are great, but she REALLY hits her stride in novellas.
I'm delighted that the Elemental Legacy series will be novellas.
This novella takes us on another one of Ben and Tenzins adventures, and it is simply teeming with action, intrigue, and glorious sexual tension. It's got a bit of gore, too, which I love. The relationship between the two main characters can feel so iron-clad at times, and then fragile other times.
I felt so transported when walking through the under-belly of Naples, as well. The authors love affair with Italy shines through in her brilliant and vivid depictions of Rome, Naples, and Tuscany.
If you're a fan of her other elemental books, then you be pleased to know that there are meaningful cameos here. I don't know how she manages to pull of so much story in so few words, but she does, and it's always done so beautifully.
I read this novella twice in one day. I wasn't ready to leave these characters. I will look forward to the next installment, with absolutely no patience.
I received this novella as an ARC in exchange for an honest review, and it deserves everyone of it's five stars. :)