Monday Book Review: An Elemental Mysteries Series


 

A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter was on the free kindle list a few years ago. I finally got around to reading it recently and thought it was a Noir or Hardboiled or Paranormal Mystery book. It wasn’t until I was quite into the book when I realized it was a vampire book.  I inwardly groaned, having seen the Twilight movies and was going to delete this. I reviewed the Amazon page again and found it marketed as a “vampire book for adults’ or some such description.  SO I gave it a shot and kept reading.

I’m so glad I did, because Elizabeth Hunter creates such vivid characters, places and time that I didn’t realize I was half-way through the book.  The series is an easy read, no complicated composition, no boring or dry exposition to wade through. She manages to create a world in fiction/science fiction/paranormal that is easily accessible to any reader. This is coming from a non-science fiction fan. I loved the first book in this series so much that I bought the other three right away.  That is quite something coming from me, as I do not buy books.

Throughout the series we follow the main character, an archive librarian and a mysterious researcher and eventually, his son who leads the reader on an ‘around the world’ tour with paranormal friends (some thousands of years old!), ancient manuscripts and political ploys.

This series is not to be missed! Easily 5 stars.

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