Martyr’s Promise, book 2 in Elizabeth Hunter’s Elemental Covenant series, introduced me to the unique world of elemental vampires. Vampires who possess the ability to wield earth, wind, and fire. The author created a fascinating world which lovers of the paranormal genre would enjoy.
Title: Martyr's Promise
When Summer Mackenzie and her boyfriend disappear in the fog-shrouded forests of Northern California, it sets off more than one alarm. The sheriff’s department is looking for them, the state rangers are on their trail, and even private security companies have gotten involved. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Covenant #2
Also in this series: Bishop's Flight
Published by Recurve Press LLC on October 26, 2021
Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal
But Summer wasn’t an ordinary college student; she was a human born into the immortal Mackenzie clan, a line of powerful vampires from the Great Smoky Mountains. Now Carwyn ap Bryn and Brigid Connor are getting messages from allies across the world, old rivals, and new friends, all wanting to know where Summer is and why hikers along the Lost Coast keep going missing.
If Brigid and Carwyn can’t find Summer, tensions between vampire clans might just snap, leaving more than just the immortal world bloody.
They may know how to search the wilderness, but the Northern California woods hold more than the average share of mysteries. Secretive immortals, suspicious humans, and ancient myths are all at home in a land where human highways come to a dead end, and dense forests meet rugged coast.
When Summer Mackenzie and her boyfriend disappear in the fog-shrouded forests of Northern California, it sets off more than one alarm. The sheriff’s department is looking for them, the state rangers are on their trail, and even private security companies have gotten involved.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
It took me a while to get into the story, but the moment I did, I was hard-pressed to put it down. My initial struggles were mostly because of my unfamiliarity with the concept of elemental vampires. Hence, it took sometime for me to grasp the concept. Action, intrigue, mystery and suspense permeated the pages of Martyr’s Promise.
It was fun meeting Carwyn and Brigid, the vampire couple with whom the story centres around. Carwyn is an earth elemental, while Brigid wields fire. They made it their mission to protect the vulnerable. Hence, the reason for their presence in Northern California.
Two youngsters were missing and the vampire in charge of that area sought their help in finding them. Throughout the course of their search, the pair, along with their friends, discovered nefarious activities by a rogue vampire. This is where things became quite intense and interesting.
Now, do not go into this series expecting romance. While familiarising myself with this world, I discovered that the romance for the couples appearing in this story occurred in the author’s Elemental World series. Now, while I didn’t get the chance to read this series, the Hunter provided sufficient information about the couples. This made them relatable and left me wanting to read their romance. Carwyn and Brigid were so in tune with each other, one can clearly see they were meant for each other. I loved the dynamics between them.
Despite my initial struggles, Martyr’s Promise proved to be a wonderful and unique story. Readers who enjoy paranormal mysteries should consider adding a Martyr’s Promise to their reading list.
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