A Fall of Water by Elizabeth Hunter
Published by E. Hunter on June 1, 2012
Series: Elemental Mysteries, #4
Genre(s): fantasy, paranormal, romance, mystery
Format & Length: e-book, 304
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“No secret stays hidden forever.”
Still grieving from their loss in the far East, Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo discover that for them, all roads really do lead to Rome. But nothing is quite as it seems in the Eternal City. Joined by Carwyn and Tenzin, unexpected clashes greet them almost immediately, and rivalries churn beneath the glittering facade of the old Roman court. They quickly realize that allies might be enemies, and ancient rivals could hold the key to a deadly secret.
Giovanni and Beatrice will be forced to call on old alliances, ancient power, and fierce cunning to survive for the eternity they both desire. Sometimes, finding the end means going back to the beginning. Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water finally meet with devastating results in the conclusion of the Elemental Mysteries.
This book was the best in the Elemental Mystery series for me. For a few reasons. One, I liked all the action that took place as we crashed to the finish. Two, we finally get answers to questions that have been lingering since book one. And three, as the conclusion, it pulls the larger picture together. Each book was satisfying on its own, but this is a case where the sum is greater than its parts. Which, I have to say (without giving anything away), is perfectly apt for this series. My rating is a three for the book, and a four for the series as a whole.
After getting used to Hunter’s writing style, there weren’t many plot twists I didn’t expect. Really, I saw the end coming upon starting the book. But the whole thing was so thoroughly planned and well executed that I did not mind.
Most likely I won’t be reading these again but I did have a lot of fun reading them. Paranormal romance/mystery lovers should definitely check them out. If you’re a kindle or nook user, the full set is available now for $9.99.