He’s one human caught in a tangled maze of theft, politics, magic, and blood.
In other words, it’s just another night.
Benjamin Vecchio escaped a chaotic childhood and grew to adulthood under the protection and training of one of the Elemental world’s most feared vampire assassins. He’s traveled the world and battled immortal enemies.
But everyone has to go home sometime.
New York means new opportunities and allies for Ben and his vampire partner, Tenzin. It also means new politics and new threats. Their antiquities business is taking off, and their client list is growing. When Ben is challenged to find a painting lost since the second world war, he jumps at the chance. This job will keep him closer to home, but it might just land him in hot water with the insular clan of earth vampires who run Manhattan.
Tenzin knew the painting would be trouble before she laid eyes on it, but she can’t deny the challenge intrigues her. Human laws mean little to a vampire with a few millennia behind her, and Tenzin misses the rush of taking what isn’t hers.
But nothing is more dangerous than a human with half the story, and Ben and Tenzin might end up risking their reputations and their lives before they escape the Midnight Labyrinth.
MIDNIGHT LABYRINTH is the first book in an all new contemporary fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries and the Irin Chronicles.
I do like this series and the detailed characters are interesting. Sometimes the plot too wrapped up for me...would love a little more detail on some of the physical romance...
Favorite new book while commuting to work
This book is absolutely incredible! I originally discovered it because I was looking for something light & fun to read on my commute to & from work on the train. Little did I know that I’d be immediately in love with this story & can’t stop talking about it to my friends! I’m so happy to learn that there are multiple books in this series and other series that exist! I’m so excited to start the next book! This definitely makes my day when reading this book!
I wish I could give EH 10 stars!
Oh my goodness Elizabeth, you did it again! I fall in love with Ben and Tenzin (shipped: Benzin) more and more with each story. EH weaves such a captivating story from beginning to end each time she publishes a new book. You have made me become accustomed to such great writing that no ordinary book or author will do anymore, and I sincerely thank you for that!
Benzin pick up back in NY, and Ben is immediately enamored by a set of paintings at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), and a certain girl who claims to be the artists great-granddaughter. Ben finds out that this set is actually a set of 3, but only 2 are in the museum. So, being the chivalrous and kind hearted man that he is, he talks Tenzin into helping him find the missing painting.
What ensues will make you have all the feelings. Especially if you like to ship Ben and Tenzin like I do, you’ll hope, pray and plead that they somehow, someway, finally become BENZIN.
So, does Ben find the painting? Will he win the mysterious girl, or will he finally let down his guard long enough to realize his feelings for Tenzin? Guess you’ll have to read it to find out! 😉
P.S. her next Benzin read is coming out soon! Feb. 12, Blood Apprentice will be out and we’ll be able to fall back into the story of Ben and Tenzin!