Series: Elemental Mysteries #3
Published by Selfpublished on March 2, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
What would you sacrifice to kill the one you hate?
Join Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo as they travel to a hidden island on the far edge of China and seek the help of an ancient immortal court. Can they weave their way through the tangled web of centuries-old alliances and ruthless feuds to find what they’ve been looking for? Friends will be revealed, enemies will find them, and a dangerous secret will come to light.
OH. MY. GOODNESS. EHunter continues to hold me captive with this series. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like this series keeps getting better. I was so eager to crack open this book but I could never have prepared for all it contained. Gah! So intense! The Force of Wind kept me riveted with this installment. I was alternately biting my nails, tearing up, and swooning.
The Force of Wind puts the romance between B and Gio on the back burner in favor of lots of action. It begins with B and Gio traveling to China – yet another fantastic locale. They’re meeting Tenzin there for a conference with is essentially the ruling council of vampires. The surprises that awaited them there were shocking to say the least. The things set in motion afterward? That’s where all the nailbiting, tears, and swooning came in. LOL
I adored watching B mature even more, becoming the force to be reckoned with I’d been anticipating. Gio, despite his possessiveness, continued to make me swoon with his demonstration of commitment to B as well as his determination to prevent further evil-doing by Lorenzo. Tenzin, being Tenzin, was simply the badass she is and I delighted in having her play a more prominent role. Getting her backstory was as heartbreaking as it was illuminating.
There are BIG things that happen in The Force of Wind and I so totally admire EHunter for not shying away from the action and violence required of this installment. Events that furthered the over-arching plot as well as the threads woven together for this portion of the story felt organic and realistic even if they shocked me and/or broke my heart. And honestly, I was well and truly shocked…a sign of brilliant writing.
So maybe I was left feeling a little devastated at the end. Maybe even a tad defeated. EHunter did not leave me without hope. I was also attempting to put together the pieces of the puzzle she’s laid out. Theories abound and I was grateful to have buddy read, once again, with Lenore so we could bounce ideas off each other. In the end, we simply decided to read the final installment ASAP. Stay tuned for that review. **hint: it was stellar!**
Great review Brandee! I feel like any book that leave you a little devastated at the end is a good one because feels. 😀
Excellent review Brandee. EHunter is pretty much always amazing. I’ve enjoyed so much of her work over the years.
Anne – Books of My Heart
What a terrific review. And that’s great that you have a buddy to bounce off ideas and try ti figure out what comes next.
Woohoo! Glad its still going strong. Neat that Tenzin’s story comes out in this one.
I’ve been enjoying your reviews of this series. They sound so intense and wonderful. I’m glad you were able to read the next installment so quickly!