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Publisher's Summary

The finale of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries series, A Fall of Water.

"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 powers, 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.

©2012 Elizabeth Hunter (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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The Mystery comes to a close

After losing her father and becoming a vampire, this story has a slow start with Beatrice adjusting to her new existence. It does get better though, when Gio gets a summons to go to Rome. All heck breaks loose when Lorenzo makes another appearance and the ultimate evil step mother joins the story. Gio and Beatrice's love story grows stronger and stronger, as all the allies from previous books and some new ones join forces to put an end to mystery of the secret formula, that could kill them all.

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Fun series, interesting twists,but...

The main character is bright, well developed, and holds her own throughout. I really enjoyed her intelligence, cleverness, and strength. Premise and characters are the most important things in any series, so I recommend this one to those who enjoy a little history in their paranormal romance adventures. I enjoyed this series very much for what it is, but there are some annoyances with the writing and audio performance though the story is good enough that it managed to pull me in.
My problem with the writing was the author's need for a thesaurus so that, for example, a word like "face" doesn't show up a half dozen times in a single descriptive paragraph (ironic, when your lead character is a librarian, no?)
My biggest issue was the narrator's mispronunciations! These were, at least, consistent so once I got done seething over a newly mangled term I had to go back to listening, because in spite of everything, I really wanted to know what happened next! Steppes are not steppies, signor does not have a hard g, and the name of that wonderful Scotch, Laphroaig, does not sound like L'Afro-Igg. As long as you can grit your teeth and glaze over this type of issue (these 3 terms were the biggest offenders for me)
If you enjoy Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews I can say that Elizabeth Hunter deserves a look, we readers can always hope that the editing gets tighter in future works.

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some recording glitches on these but good narrator

I have enjoyed the series. only issue has been some glitches in the recording, but the narrator is good.

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Great story

I love vampire books. These books are
excellent Love the series. Cant wait to start the next one

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AWESOME

VERY EXCITING BOOK. SURPRISES AND ACTION. LOVED IT!! THE NARRATION IS AMAZING! I LOVE ALL THE VOICES AND THE FUN IN THEM!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERIES!!

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More of the same as books 1&2

I’m repeating most of my review for book 2:
Audible’s 3 stars = pretty good, which is my best compromise for rating.
I wasn’t wild about book 1 and I still went ahead and purchased book 2 - I guess I had enough curiosity to find out where Hunter went with this series. Still an interesting premise that had disconnects in it’s execution, but not as many as in book 1. I’ll admit to skipping book 3 altogether and skimming through book 4 before writing this review. These 4 books could have been 2 if edited well. At the very least, whittled down to 3. This might have caught many of the disconnects. Oh well.
If you have lots of patience for stories that ramble, you might like this world of vampires that have affinity for one of the 4 elements: water, earth, air, and fire. And the heroes foiling the evil vampire’s plot to take over the world of the vampires; which, by default, also means humans.
Gio and Bea have found out what the bad guys are trying to do, and have mustered the support of head vampires from around the globe to face them in Rome.
Pearlman did an ok job of narration. I just can’t say if it was Pearlman or Hunter that made it feel so uneven. And I’m not spending the time to figure it out.

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Amazing finish

This was the final Elemental Mysteries book and was an amazing finish to an amazing series. It had all our favorites in it and it's where we met some of our others that become favorites. There is everything you can want in this book..danger, suspense, loyalty, sacrifice and deep abiding love! An amazing series by an amazing author!!

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Awesome!

This Elemental series was actually the first Audible books I've listened to. I'm definitely hooked. i enjoyed not only the author, but especially the narrator. i will be looking for more Audibles' from both. Thank you for the adventure!

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I wish there was more books in this series

I absolutely love this series! I will miss all of the wonderful characters and their adventures.
I plan on reading more of Elizabeth Hunter's books. She is an awesome author!

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great book

Loved the book and story. There was some glitching of the recording though. Maybe it was my phone but I dont believe so.

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  • 03-15-22

Slow Finale

This was the weakest of all the Elemental books. Very slow and seemed like not a lot happened and when it did, it was a bit of an anti-climax. Such a shame as I had really enjoyed all the other instalments and if I hadn’t invested so much in the others, I probably wouldn’t have finished this. The narrator did an excellent job throughout though.

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  • Susanne
  • 05-10-21

All is comming together

Drama, Romance, humor, Suspence - this Series has it all, plus a really good narrator. Really enjoyed the lightness of tone, even though tough dilemmas is also precent.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 07-29-20

really good

I really loved this series...I'm Italian and there is only one thing... Giovanni the pronunciation is like you read joy...so like jovanni ..while Jacopo Is like u read yatch so is yacopo... other than that I really enjoyed it !