Dawn Caravan (Elemental Legacy, #4)
After this night, dawn can't come fast enough.For Ben Vecchio, everything has changed. His eyes. His diet. His new aversion to sunlight. But after a long sojourn in China, Ben realizes that the world he left behind hasn't changed as much as he feared. He wants to leave his old life in the past, but there's one job remaining that just won't leave him alone.Radu's mystery is too interesting—and too profitable—to ignore. The problem? Taking on this commission puts Ben in the path of his old partner, the one woman he's spent years avoiding.Tenzin has been following Ben at a distance, hoping his ire might wane, but when he heads to Romania, her patience runs out. Ben is a new power in their world, and more than one vampire will be eager to test him. Ben and Tenzin need to work together if they want to find the truth behind Radu, his mysterious clan, and the treasure at the heart of the Dawn Caravan. One last job, then it's finished between them.Right?Dawn Caravan is the fourth book in the Elemental Legacy, a paranormal mystery series by USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Hunter.

Dawn Caravan (Elemental Legacy, #4) Details

TitleDawn Caravan (Elemental Legacy, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 23rd, 2020
PublisherRecurve Press, LLC
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Romance

Dawn Caravan (Elemental Legacy, #4) Review

  • Elizabeth Hunter
    January 1, 1970
    ORDER NOW#affiliatelinkAmazon US: https://amzn.to/3cOHEw7Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3g4o68WAmazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XaZz9RAmazon AU: https://amzn.to/3g6CaigApple Books: https://apple.co/2yiGJ8aNook: https://bit.ly/3cQQ2vfKobo: https://bit.ly/3g2S8djSmashwords: https://bit.ly/3bKP0j4 After this night, dawn can’t come fast enough. For Ben Vecchio, everything has changed. His eyes. His diet. His new aversion to sunlight. But after a long sojourn in China, Ben realizes that the world he left be ORDER NOW#affiliatelinkAmazon US: https://amzn.to/3cOHEw7Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3g4o68WAmazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XaZz9RAmazon AU: https://amzn.to/3g6CaigApple Books: https://apple.co/2yiGJ8aNook: https://bit.ly/3cQQ2vfKobo: https://bit.ly/3g2S8djSmashwords: https://bit.ly/3bKP0j4 After this night, dawn can’t come fast enough. For Ben Vecchio, everything has changed. His eyes. His diet. His new aversion to sunlight. But after a long sojourn in China, Ben realizes that the world he left behind hasn’t changed as much as he feared. He wants to leave his old life in the past, but there’s one job remaining that just won’t leave him alone. Radu’s mystery is too interesting—and too profitable—to ignore. The problem? Taking on this commission puts Ben in the path of his old partner, the one woman he’s spent years avoiding.Tenzin has been following Ben at a distance, hoping his ire might wane, but when he heads to Romania, her patience runs out. Ben is a new power in their world, and more than one vampire will be eager to test him. Ben and Tenzin need to work together if they want to find the truth behind Radu, his mysterious clan, and the treasure at the heart of the Dawn Caravan. One last job, then it’s finished between them.Right? Dawn Caravan is the fourth book in the Elemental Legacy, a paranormal mystery series by USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Hunter.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    OH MY...I can't put the words I want there, so let's get to the review.Holy FABULOUSNESS! Hunter is a master story teller, her ability to weave emotions, darkness, light, extremes and calm are unmatched.Ben is off to his "last job" with Tenzin, but as usual with Ben & Tenzin things are not as simple as they seem. There is tension, anger, hurt, confusion, love, 'feelings'...and Tenzin's New Years Resolutions. As the intrigue escalates, we can only hope that our team will find the root of discour OH MY...I can't put the words I want there, so let's get to the review.Holy FABULOUSNESS! Hunter is a master story teller, her ability to weave emotions, darkness, light, extremes and calm are unmatched.Ben is off to his "last job" with Tenzin, but as usual with Ben & Tenzin things are not as simple as they seem. There is tension, anger, hurt, confusion, love, 'feelings'...and Tenzin's New Years Resolutions. As the intrigue escalates, we can only hope that our team will find the root of discourse and save the day.I was so happy to see familiar names, Brigid, Chloe, Gio, B, Sadia and Gavin (i have such a spot for Gavin) in this latest adventure. We are right there for the roller coaster that is "BenZin", the intrigue, the puzzle solving, and ALL THAT TENSION. Hunter brings her readers further into her world, while exposing them to new beliefs, cultures and landscapes. This is what I love about her books, what I adore about her worlds - we LEARN, we are challenged, and we explore right along with Ben & Tenzin.
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  • This Literary Life
    January 1, 1970
    I was more than happy to get an earlyCopy of this book and here is my honest review!Where to even start!?! This book was everything I didn’t know I needed. Ben and Tenzin’s story has not been and easy one, but there have been many cherished moments throughout their tumultuous tale that I will cherish forever. This story has all of the action and sweet sweet tension that we have come to love in our benzin books. The history that Elizabeth has woven into this story is rich and enlightening. I rath I was more than happy to get an earlyCopy of this book and here is my honest review!Where to even start!?! This book was everything I didn’t know I needed. Ben and Tenzin’s story has not been and easy one, but there have been many cherished moments throughout their tumultuous tale that I will cherish forever. This story has all of the action and sweet sweet tension that we have come to love in our benzin books. The history that Elizabeth has woven into this story is rich and enlightening. I rather enjoyed the look at the Caravan lifestyle and found myself wishing I could spend a few months immersed in it myself. As usual we have an ancient missing artifact that someone has requested the dynamic duo to retrieve, but this time, where the last book left off, we aren’t sure that the dream team is up to it. There are so many questions at the start of this book that my heart was just yearning for some answers. And I hail Ms. Hunter because at a time when real life was just overwhelmingly heart wrenching, escaping into this book reminded me that life can be hopeful too. That life is complicated and complex, that being angry can happen simultaneously with loving others in the same breath. I really don’t want to spoil anything about this story. I don’t want to say what moments made me smile and what made me tear up. I don’t want to tell you who we see in this story or how once again she masterfully writes the best long game around. What I will tell you is that if you love Benzin as much as I do, DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK! It 100% didn’t disappoint. Thank you again Elizabeth for another epic adventure.
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  • Kimberly Cole
    January 1, 1970
    It is always darkest before the Dawn.... Shadows and Gold, it is always Shadows and Gold with Ben and Tenzin. Wow, another absolutely fantastic book from Ms Hunter, and I was so lucky to be able to read an advanced copy of this book.Another instalment of the ever popular "Benzin", a treasure hunting adventure that is action packed, emotionally fueled and bursting with intrigue and hidden meanings.Ms Hunter truely has a remarkable way of writing real people... The Golden knight becomes less shine It is always darkest before the Dawn.... Shadows and Gold, it is always Shadows and Gold with Ben and Tenzin. Wow, another absolutely fantastic book from Ms Hunter, and I was so lucky to be able to read an advanced copy of this book.Another instalment of the ever popular "Benzin", a treasure hunting adventure that is action packed, emotionally fueled and bursting with intrigue and hidden meanings.Ms Hunter truely has a remarkable way of writing real people... The Golden knight becomes less shiney as life muddies up his armour, the Dark Queen starts coming out of the Shadows as love starts warming her heart.... Shadows and Gold, it is always Shadows and Gold with Ben and Tenzin. No hero or heroine is pure good or evil, right or wrong, life is all shades of grey and actions can be interpreted in some many different ways if you only knew the real motivation behind them.There's no polished happy ending, real people have real issues and that is why these characters are so amazing to read about, they are believable and relatable. It is hard not to picture your self in these characters shoes... What would you do for the one you love?Wonderfully paced, I kept turning the page because I just wanted to know what happens next?? I was not disappointed as each chapter was as good as the previous one.I throughly enjoyed every word of this book and I can not wait for the next book.I highly recommend Dawn Caravan... And every book by Elizabeth Hunter Enjoy.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    This is a must read series for all paranormal romance lovers. My review won’t come as close to how fantastic this book is.„All things have root and branches. Every being has their end and their beginning”If you haven’t read the other books then read no further. This cannot be read as a standalone.Two years have passed since Ben was turned and he has every right to be angry for what happened to him however everyone, all his friends and family see it differently. He receives a note that it is time This is a must read series for all paranormal romance lovers. My review won’t come as close to how fantastic this book is.„All things have root and branches. Every being has their end and their beginning”If you haven’t read the other books then read no further. This cannot be read as a standalone.Two years have passed since Ben was turned and he has every right to be angry for what happened to him however everyone, all his friends and family see it differently. He receives a note that it is time to read his mail, so he does. He has found something to occupy his time. However there is more than meets the eye.I have always had a soft spot for Ben and I absolutely adore him. He has a lot to work through and it isn’t that easy but Brigid (how I love Brigid) is there to help him through it. She experienced something familiar. I personally had wished he’d gotten over it sooner. Although Tiny has been keeping tabs on Ben she hasn’t really seen him in two years, things are about to change though. Tiny is one of my favourite heroines of all time. I particularly liked the New Year’s resolutions she was trying to live by. To truly change and adapt. But she is territorial and sneaky there is no beating that.I have never denied my obsession with Ms. Hunter’s books and characters and over time her penmanship has developed that it is hard to not be biased when it comes to what she writes. I would read her shopping list if I got the opportunity.Here once again I must say it is no different, fantastic story weaving, a detailed world of culture, treasures and the vampire world just make this a perfect read. Reading about Ben & Tiny is like coming home. Being around all of the characters feels like spending time with friends.Throughout the book I smiled, laughed, cried and was frustrated that Benzin weren’t going to make it. I have been rooting for these two for years now. But I got everything I wanted and more. But 2021 is so far away.
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  • Fiona Weaver
    January 1, 1970
    I received an early copy and I couldn’t be more excited for you all to read it! I have been in quite a book funk during this whole lockdown saga but this was just the book I needed. I am always happy to have an Elemental Series book land in my hands. I would say this story had a slightly different underlying emotion to what I’ve come to know from this series. A little darker, a little broodier. Without giving away anything, it’s the continuation of the journey from Night’s Reckoning. We learn so I received an early copy and I couldn’t be more excited for you all to read it! I have been in quite a book funk during this whole lockdown saga but this was just the book I needed. I am always happy to have an Elemental Series book land in my hands. I would say this story had a slightly different underlying emotion to what I’ve come to know from this series. A little darker, a little broodier. Without giving away anything, it’s the continuation of the journey from Night’s Reckoning. We learn so much more of the nature of Ben and Tenzin in this story and it makes you feel like you’ve come home to a group of your best friends. There is the usual mystery element to the story, which is a real good one! There’s Gavin and Chloe and the wonderful Sadia. That kid is so cool. I donmt want to give anything away, I just want to say that it was a dream to fall back into this world, make sure you add it to your list!
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  • Alison Millar
    January 1, 1970
    THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING! Sorry for all the caps, but I just had to get that out. I was super lucky to get an early copy. I devoured this book and now I am sad that I am finished! If you love Ben and Tenzin then you will love love love this book! There is so much emotion, history and chemistry between these two, it just crackles! Elizabeth Hunter thank you for your writing genius and the characters you make seem like living beings! I love the banter and the humour! I loved getting lost in this bo THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING! Sorry for all the caps, but I just had to get that out. I was super lucky to get an early copy. I devoured this book and now I am sad that I am finished! If you love Ben and Tenzin then you will love love love this book! There is so much emotion, history and chemistry between these two, it just crackles! Elizabeth Hunter thank you for your writing genius and the characters you make seem like living beings! I love the banter and the humour! I loved getting lost in this book!
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  • Books_at_Tiffany’s
    January 1, 1970
    Benzin is back! Starting with Midnight Labyrinth then Blood Apprentice and Nights Reckoning and now to Dawn Caravan. This is the 4th book in this 5 book Benzin Saga and it was everything we love about this couple.I have loved reading about Ben and Tenzin’s adventures, watching Ben grow up, seeing Tenzin’s evolution and all the friendship, fights, and...TENSION! This book has a lot of tension and intrigue. It’s a very entertaining book with mysteries to be unfolded and more to come. One mystery t Benzin is back! Starting with Midnight Labyrinth then Blood Apprentice and Nights Reckoning and now to Dawn Caravan. This is the 4th book in this 5 book Benzin Saga and it was everything we love about this couple.I have loved reading about Ben and Tenzin’s adventures, watching Ben grow up, seeing Tenzin’s evolution and all the friendship, fights, and...TENSION! This book has a lot of tension and intrigue. It’s a very entertaining book with mysteries to be unfolded and more to come. One mystery that I am obsessed with is: the Love Birds! They have popped up in BA and NR. When will Ben meet them? Why are they “his” birds? What will it be like when he finally does meet them? This is my honest review for receiving an ARC. Elizabeth Hunter is still my favorite living author. She does not disappoint.
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  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.4.5 heartsThe Elemental Legacy series builds upon the very beginning which is Elemental Mysteries and then the Elemental World.  I would classify Elemental Mysteries and Elemental Legacy as urban fantasy as they deal with one couple primarily, whereas Elemental World is more paranormal romance with a different couple or character in This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.4.5 heartsThe Elemental Legacy series builds upon the very beginning which is Elemental Mysteries and then the Elemental World.  I would classify Elemental Mysteries and Elemental Legacy as urban fantasy as they deal with one couple primarily, whereas Elemental World is more paranormal romance with a different couple or character in each book.You could read just Elemental Legacy but being the OCD reader I am, I would start with Mysteries, then World, then Legacy.   If that's too much, you could probably just do Mysteries,  the Bronze Blade,  and then Legacy,  or possibly just Bronze Blade and then Legacy.  But I would really just read them all as they are great!I hardly know where to begin other than to say Elemental Legacy series is an urban fantasy series you need to read in order.  I am going to mention some events from the previous books which are major spoilers so be warned!Ben and Tenzin have always been close and worked together as business partners in an antique location and reclamation service.  There has been a will they or won't they feel in the more recent books and the elephant in the story of whether Ben will become a vampire.  In Dawn Caravan, those questions were answered in the last book,  Night's Reckoning. So where do Ben and Tenzin go from here?Ben is now a vampire and not happy with Tenzin.  There is one job they had which now needs to be finished.  So they will work the job, and then he won't have to see her again.  Yeah, right.The job is exciting and a bit dangerous. Luckily, Tenzin has a history of knowledge and knows people. Ben has great instincts and works well with people.  They really are a great team.Tenzin has been very patient with Ben and his anger.  I get it. I understand both their feelings and respect them.  At some point, one has to move forward and live in the present.  I really believe Tenzin has grown but she is still herself. I'm proud of how she supported Ben's emotional journey with calm acceptance.  I got a little tired of Ben's focusing on the same thing for so long. They have a connection and need each other.I am so excited to see where things go forward with the new overall story possibilities and mysteries to solve.  I enjoyed seeing many old friends from the whole Elemental World here.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    5+ Stars!!! Another amazing book from Elizabeth Hunter!I love EH's work! I've been a fan for many years now and love all of her books but this one was a long time coming. The slow burn and tension leading up to this book was frustrating but so worth the wait. As with all of EH's work, this book was so well written, with rich details, such imaginative world building and character development. Her characters live and learn and evolve. No spoilers here but if you are a Benzin fan, you are going to 5+ Stars!!! Another amazing book from Elizabeth Hunter!I love EH's work! I've been a fan for many years now and love all of her books but this one was a long time coming. The slow burn and tension leading up to this book was frustrating but so worth the wait. As with all of EH's work, this book was so well written, with rich details, such imaginative world building and character development. Her characters live and learn and evolve. No spoilers here but if you are a Benzin fan, you are going to LOVE Dawn Caravan. And if you aren't familiar with Benzin, I suggest you start from the beginning with A Hidden Fire, Elemental Mysteries series and then continue with the Elemental Legacy series. So worth it! And I can't wait for Book #5 - Spring 2021!
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    OH MY...I can't put the words I want there, so let's get to the review.Holy FABULOUSNESS! Hunter is a master story teller, her ability to weave emotions, darkness, light, extremes and calm are unmatched.Ben is off to his "last job" with Tenzin, but as usual with Ben & Tenzin things are not as simple as they seem. There is tension, anger, hurt, confusion, love, 'feelings'...and Tenzin's New Years Resolutions. As the intrigue escalates, we can only hope that our team will find the root of discours OH MY...I can't put the words I want there, so let's get to the review.Holy FABULOUSNESS! Hunter is a master story teller, her ability to weave emotions, darkness, light, extremes and calm are unmatched.Ben is off to his "last job" with Tenzin, but as usual with Ben & Tenzin things are not as simple as they seem. There is tension, anger, hurt, confusion, love, 'feelings'...and Tenzin's New Years Resolutions. As the intrigue escalates, we can only hope that our team will find the root of discourse and save the day. I was so happy to see familiar names, Brigid, Chloe, Gio, B, Sadia and Gavin (i have such a spot for Gavin) in this latest adventure. We are right there for the roller coaster that is "BenZin", the intrigue, the puzzle solving, and ALL THAT TENSION. Hunter brings her readers further into her world, while exposing them to new beliefs, cultures and landscapes. This is what I love about her book, what I adore about her worlds - we LEARN, we are challenged, and we explore right along with Ben & Tenzin.
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  • Gigi
    January 1, 1970
    “Dawn Caravan,” is an incredibly read... and a long time coming. We have witnessed the growth and evolution, from a young, street-smart boy to an intelligent and honorable man, that is Benjamin Vecchio. It has been a beautiful emotional roller coaster. And being able to travel this final journey alongside with him, has been amazing... made even more so, with Tenzin. I can not praise this novel enough... I absolutely loved it!
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  • keikii Eats Books
    January 1, 1970
    To read more reviews, check out my blog keikii eats books! Quote: Tenzin looked toward the bonfire. “English needs better words.”“Then find another language to tell me how you feel,” he said. “You find the right words to tell me, and I will learn the language.” Review: It's my favourite time of year! A new Elemental Legacy book! And oh how I loved this book so much. I haven't just been waiting for this book since November 26, 2019. I've been waiting for this since before the first book came out. To read more reviews, check out my blog keikii eats books! Quote: Tenzin looked toward the bonfire. “English needs better words.”“Then find another language to tell me how you feel,” he said. “You find the right words to tell me, and I will learn the language.” Review: It's my favourite time of year! A new Elemental Legacy book! And oh how I loved this book so much. I haven't just been waiting for this book since November 26, 2019. I've been waiting for this since before the first book came out. Since before the first novella came out. It did not disappoint.I loved absolutely everything about this book. I know I'm biased because I'm in love with this series, these characters, and this author. But it was just perfect. The flow of the story, which is not anything I ever talk about, was just so smooth. It was like I wasn't even reading at all. I just existed in another place for too short a time.If you haven't read this series before, I cannot recommend it enough. And everything else by the author, as well. I also don't recommend you read past this.Ah, my poor precious Benjamin. After the events of the last book and his subsequent turning from human to vampire, my silly boy is just so, so angry. His emotions are all over the place. But my Benjamin is alive. It is beautiful, and I love it. Him. I love him so much. My heart was pulling in so many directions all book. And so was his.And what better way to get over himself than to throw himself into a new case? Though, he wasn't really given much choice in the matter. The vampire Radu, who came to Benjamin and Tenzin for a job a while ago now, has run out of time. He is missing something and it is vital he gets it back. But something is odd about the case.Tenzin, who I adore in every way, shape, and form, has inserted herself on the case. Which makes Benjamin so angry because he feels so betrayed by her. But Tenzin has changed. As much as she can change at least. God I love this woman. She is still herself, but even better. I can't explain it, because it is perfection as it is already written.Benjamin, hating Tenzin for what she did, and Tenzin...being herself. Being a herself who is more awesome. Is there anything better? Especially because you know these two fools can't live without each other.I loved this book. Everything worked out exactly how I wanted it to. I'm so filled with joy. Also I'm going to cry when this series is over. Which, unless something has changed, will be with the next book.
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  • Lin Cunningham
    January 1, 1970
    Elizabeth Hunter the exceptionally talented wordsmith has once again surpassed our expectations in this Elemental Legacy “Benzin” book.It has a stronger element which is to be expected after the way the previous book - Nights Reckoning ended. Ben is adapting his life to becoming the vampire he never wanted to be & Tenzin is trying to give him space whilst coming to terms with her own emotional situation. Both of them are in an uncharacteristic place & need to find the best way to continue to wor Elizabeth Hunter the exceptionally talented wordsmith has once again surpassed our expectations in this Elemental Legacy “Benzin” book.It has a stronger element which is to be expected after the way the previous book - Nights Reckoning ended. Ben is adapting his life to becoming the vampire he never wanted to be & Tenzin is trying to give him space whilst coming to terms with her own emotional situation. Both of them are in an uncharacteristic place & need to find the best way to continue to work together if they are actually able to given the recent history.The Dawn Caravan is an actual thing rather than an artefact & has many facets that add to the mystery. I loved that familiar & well loved characters from the previous books feature again. Sadie was a surprising treasure who lifted the heart when she was interacting.I can not recommend this book enough & I've read it twice to ensure there was nothing I’d missed the first time. It is also the kind of book that leaves you bereft once it is finished & thinking about the different plots within its pages. If you’ve read the rest of this series you’ll be buying it anyway & if this is new to you go back to the first book so that you can experience the enjoyment that is “Benzin”.I was lucky enough to receive an ARC & my review is an honest one without giving away any “spoilers”. I’m now going to be waiting on the next book which is always the way with this extraordinary author.
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    There are really two aspects of this book to review, and while I know most people only care about one, for me, the book as a whole involves both equally.OK, first, the part everyone cares about: relationships. Things were actually wrapped up well. This is a good conclusion to a plot that has been growing for several books. Side note: everyone should have a Brigid in their lives! She was a godsend to Ben, and he tried to listen and internalize what she said, just as Tenzin tried hard working on h There are really two aspects of this book to review, and while I know most people only care about one, for me, the book as a whole involves both equally.OK, first, the part everyone cares about: relationships. Things were actually wrapped up well. This is a good conclusion to a plot that has been growing for several books. Side note: everyone should have a Brigid in their lives! She was a godsend to Ben, and he tried to listen and internalize what she said, just as Tenzin tried hard working on her New Year's resolutions for Chloe. Unrealistic? Sure, but we're talking about a vampire world here, so you have to let some things go, right?!Second part, and I'm sure no one really cares: the plot! I mean, these guys have to be doing something other than working on their feelings, right? And this was not as strong. It's actually a really interesting set up, but the author really doesn't develop it much and uses some quick and easy moves to bring things to a close, which I don't like. The whole final scene with Radu's folks is just silly. I walked away from the book happy, but not thrilled or blown away. Fans of this series should absolutely read this one; it's just not perfect.
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  • Shelly K
    January 1, 1970
    The last time we saw Ben he was a brand new vampire, on Penglai Island with Zhang, and mad as hell! He didn't want to be a vampire. He had told her, many times, he did not want to be a vampire! Now look! He's a vampire. He doesn't know how to adapt to this new "life" of being undead. He loved the sun but he'll never see it again. He was pissed off...and sad. She was gone. Good thing too. Ben didn't want to see her ever again. He hated her. He loved her. Ugh!He finally got a job. When he went to The last time we saw Ben he was a brand new vampire, on Penglai Island with Zhang, and mad as hell! He didn't want to be a vampire. He had told her, many times, he did not want to be a vampire! Now look! He's a vampire. He doesn't know how to adapt to this new "life" of being undead. He loved the sun but he'll never see it again. He was pissed off...and sad. She was gone. Good thing too. Ben didn't want to see her ever again. He hated her. He loved her. Ugh!He finally got a job. When he went to meet the man that hired him, guess who else was there? HER. It figures So begins another brilliant book by Elizabeth Hunter in the Elemental Legacy series.One of the Poshani terrin hire Ben to find a goblet that has been stolen. It isn't only incredibly valuable, its a symbol of power to the rulers of the Poshani. Ben is off to join the Dawn Caravan.This book is just fantastic, beginning to end. If you have followed this series or are familiar with Ms. Hunter's books, I'm sure you will be swept away just as I was. The sights, smells, emotions, all take me to the place Ms. Hunter wants me to be. Join in the fun! Yes, I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I also ordered and paid for a copy of the actual book.
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  • Brady Simmons
    January 1, 1970
    I've been waiting for this book and was lucky enough to receive an ARC. Waiting in the sense of the release date for sure but more for the story itself. This love story has been a slow burn, which I love, but the wait is over. This is the book! For everyone that has watched Ben and Tenzin sort through the challenges - we see it unfold in a love story that is typical for the Elemental series; a great adventure, a new cultural backdrop and a very funny supporting cast. For readers new to the Eleme I've been waiting for this book and was lucky enough to receive an ARC. Waiting in the sense of the release date for sure but more for the story itself. This love story has been a slow burn, which I love, but the wait is over. This is the book! For everyone that has watched Ben and Tenzin sort through the challenges - we see it unfold in a love story that is typical for the Elemental series; a great adventure, a new cultural backdrop and a very funny supporting cast. For readers new to the Elemental Series, this book would be better if you understood the struggle of the characters leading up to their revelation but there is plenty of back story blended into this text so you're not lost. It doesn't always work when authors pivot from the original dynamic characters to explore new beginnings but Elizabeth always brings new places, cultures, languages, food, customs with such honest joy - you can't help going along for the ride.
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  • Jennifer Kae
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series! I never want it to end. Ben and Tenzin’s journey continues in Dawn Caravan and it is everything I had hoped it would be...except longer! Haha! Like through the next scheduled book longer. Here, we journey with Ben and experience him in his new reality. It’s not sunshine and roses. We experience more of Tenzin’s thoughts as she explores her new reality. And in the midst of it all, there is a new case to solve! Treasure to find, or steal, of course! My only wish is that Speinf I love this series! I never want it to end. Ben and Tenzin’s journey continues in Dawn Caravan and it is everything I had hoped it would be...except longer! Haha! Like through the next scheduled book longer. Here, we journey with Ben and experience him in his new reality. It’s not sunshine and roses. We experience more of Tenzin’s thoughts as she explores her new reality. And in the midst of it all, there is a new case to solve! Treasure to find, or steal, of course! My only wish is that Speinf 2021 would hurry up and get here! Devouring anticipated books from authors I love writing stories I lose myself in is a often frustrating place to be, but the books are worth the wait, like Dawn Caravan.
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  • M.J. Faraldo
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book in two sittings. I slept only 3 hours, but I read it all, like a thirsty woman that was about to die if she didn’t read the WHOLE book. I waited for this book (anxiously) after the ending in Night’s Reckoning, I knew it was going to be good, it wasn’t just good, it was amazing. Elizabeth has the ability to create characters that feel so real, you forget you’re reading a story and it feels like you’re visiting old friends instead. She takes us on a journey that it’s metaphorical I read this book in two sittings. I slept only 3 hours, but I read it all, like a thirsty woman that was about to die if she didn’t read the WHOLE book. I waited for this book (anxiously) after the ending in Night’s Reckoning, I knew it was going to be good, it wasn’t just good, it was amazing. Elizabeth has the ability to create characters that feel so real, you forget you’re reading a story and it feels like you’re visiting old friends instead. She takes us on a journey that it’s metaphorical and physical abord the Dawn Caravan. Ben and Tenzin grow, they evolve, they are fight, they’ll make you laugh and cry. We get glimpses of the shields breaking around them both, painfully and sometimes a bit too real, but will that be enough? You’ll need to read it to find out.It’s a roller coaster, it will give you “all the feels”, it’s a masterpiece and now, one of my all time favorites.
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Dawn Caravan might just be my favorite book yet in Elizabeth Hunter’s Elemental Legacy series. Ben and Tenzin are - somewhat reluctantly - back together for one last job, and it is truly a rollercoaster of emotions and delicious delicious plot twists the whole way through. The treasure hunt is full of delightful surprises, with the types of heist shenanigans I loved so much in Midnight Labyrinth ...and it’s all skillfully interwoven with an exceptionally lovely story about navigating the unco Dawn Caravan might just be my favorite book yet in Elizabeth Hunter’s Elemental Legacy series. Ben and Tenzin are - somewhat reluctantly - back together for one last job, and it is truly a rollercoaster of emotions and delicious delicious plot twists the whole way through. The treasure hunt is full of delightful surprises, with the types of heist shenanigans I loved so much in Midnight Labyrinth ...and it’s all skillfully interwoven with an exceptionally lovely story about navigating the uncomfortable intersections of hate, betrayal, friendship and love. (The. FEELINGS. In this book. In the best of all possible ways: holy moly.)There are also some really wonderful additions to the cast- and the return of some personal favorite characters (both friendly, and...not so much). Add in a number of marvelously creative settings (including, of course, those related to the enigmatic Dawn Caravan itself), Elizabeth Hunter’s usual skillful humor, and some heart-achingly beautiful passages - and here we have one absolutely stunning story.I am so, so happy to have had the chance to read an early copy of this book, and cannot WAIT for next year’s sequel.
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  • Laurie Smith
    January 1, 1970
    OMG what an E ticket ride! I don't want to get into details because I don't want to give any spoilers. This book is to good for that. And the suspense of not knowing exactly what was going to happen next kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Elizabeth worked pure magic here. This is the story I've been waiting for. Thank you Elizabeth 💖
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  • Norma
    January 1, 1970
    I don't even know where to start with this amazing, satisfying, endlessly entertaining read. The push and pull between Ben and Tenzin is so very strong and infuriating!! As they work together to solve not one, but two mysteries, they have to decide what remains between them. The story was oh so deliciously indulgent. The setting was rich and vibrant, with plenty of favorites popping in. The plot was excellently researched and written. It's everything I want to read in a book. The chemistry betwe I don't even know where to start with this amazing, satisfying, endlessly entertaining read. The push and pull between Ben and Tenzin is so very strong and infuriating!! As they work together to solve not one, but two mysteries, they have to decide what remains between them. The story was oh so deliciously indulgent. The setting was rich and vibrant, with plenty of favorites popping in. The plot was excellently researched and written. It's everything I want to read in a book. The chemistry between Benzin is off the charts! A wonderful read by an awesome author!
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  • Nena
    January 1, 1970
    This book was such a pleasure to read. I savoured it instead of rushing through as usual. It was delightful new world of Romani human/vampire traveling tribe that requires Ben and Tenzin’s help. While I don’t wish to spoil the adventure part of the plot I have to say this book was equally about Ben and Tenzin growing and finding their new place in the world and their partnership. As always Tenzin is hilariously honest, patiently waiting for Ben to find his place and forgiveness. Author introduce This book was such a pleasure to read. I savoured it instead of rushing through as usual. It was delightful new world of Romani human/vampire traveling tribe that requires Ben and Tenzin’s help. While I don’t wish to spoil the adventure part of the plot I have to say this book was equally about Ben and Tenzin growing and finding their new place in the world and their partnership. As always Tenzin is hilariously honest, patiently waiting for Ben to find his place and forgiveness. Author introduced us to so many new and intriguing characters I can’t wait to find out more about them (hopefully in the future books). I have a feeling that the last book in Elemental Legacy series is going to be amazing 👏
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  • Cam
    January 1, 1970
    [ARC Winner] E. Hunter's world and character building in the Elemental Series is amazing and Dawn Caravan (DC) is not an exception. The fourth in the character arc for Ben and Tenzin we are teased and delighted and entranced by their growing relationship through out this book. Their funny, teasing and unique relationship weaves through yet another twisting adventure bringing in new and familiar faces to the vampire world E. Hunter has created. I love this series and if you haven't read any of th [ARC Winner] E. Hunter's world and character building in the Elemental Series is amazing and Dawn Caravan (DC) is not an exception. The fourth in the character arc for Ben and Tenzin we are teased and delighted and entranced by their growing relationship through out this book. Their funny, teasing and unique relationship weaves through yet another twisting adventure bringing in new and familiar faces to the vampire world E. Hunter has created. I love this series and if you haven't read any of them go all the way back to A Hidden Fire because the universe E. Hunter creates is truly spectacular and you can't help but fall in love with her characters. Tenzin is growing, Ben is learning to accept and they are partnering on another adventure with jewelry theft, jealousy, scheming siblings and a fantastic ending. Thank you E. Hunter :) Amidst the craziness of the world sinking into this book was truly the best escape.
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  • Ebeth
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book and whew. Y'all. The way I greedily devoured this book was verging on impertinent. In this latest installment of the Elemental Legacy series, Ben and Tenzin are pulled back together again and everything between them is completely different.... and everything between them is exactly the same. Elizabeth Hunter has perfectly captured the feeling of being both things at once. I have loved these two characters individually and together for years. G I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book and whew. Y'all. The way I greedily devoured this book was verging on impertinent. In this latest installment of the Elemental Legacy series, Ben and Tenzin are pulled back together again and everything between them is completely different.... and everything between them is exactly the same. Elizabeth Hunter has perfectly captured the feeling of being both things at once. I have loved these two characters individually and together for years. Getting to watch them figure out how to be together each time their relationship changes or grows or shifts has been a frustrating delight. This book does not skimp on the excitement and intrigue, nor does it skimp on any of the sweetness and tenderness and joy that I have come to expect from an Elizabeth Hunter novel. I absolutely could not put it down.
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  • Angela Whitmore
    January 1, 1970
    This is the fourth of the five book series Elemental Legacy, which in itself is enjoyed so much more if you start from Elemental Mysteries and work your way through Elemental World. Believe me the characters and world-building that runs through them all will suck you in until you believe that it is reality.The last thing we knew was that Tenzin had betrayed Ben's wishes and he was so angry he sent her away.We take up the story again two years later. Has Ben lost his anger and has Tenzin seen the This is the fourth of the five book series Elemental Legacy, which in itself is enjoyed so much more if you start from Elemental Mysteries and work your way through Elemental World. Believe me the characters and world-building that runs through them all will suck you in until you believe that it is reality.The last thing we knew was that Tenzin had betrayed Ben's wishes and he was so angry he sent her away.We take up the story again two years later. Has Ben lost his anger and has Tenzin seen the error of her ways? Can they even work together for one last job?They're both going to need a little help from their friends (and shifty acquaintances).I loved this story. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me reach for a fan. A big fan!
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    I received an early copy of this book for an honest review and began it around 9PM, slept for a little bit, then finished the book by 10AM the next morning. I have been waiting for this book! I love Elizabeth Hunter and devoured the Elemental Mysteries and World series a few years ago. I hesitated a little to start the Legacy series bc I knew Ben would be young and was worried it would take more of a YA turn. Boy, was I wrong? The worlds and characters she creates are outstanding and complex.I h I received an early copy of this book for an honest review and began it around 9PM, slept for a little bit, then finished the book by 10AM the next morning. I have been waiting for this book! I love Elizabeth Hunter and devoured the Elemental Mysteries and World series a few years ago. I hesitated a little to start the Legacy series bc I knew Ben would be young and was worried it would take more of a YA turn. Boy, was I wrong? The worlds and characters she creates are outstanding and complex.I have loved the Legacy series and really like reading about how Ben and Tenzin grow and learn and love. Though Ben has always felt like an outsider in the vampire world, he is truly a part of it now and is finding it hard to adjust. His conflicted feelings over being turned and his emotions are just pouring out of him. Combine that with getting thrown together with Tenzin for a new job, all the feels come out. SO MUCH TENSION! The thing with passion is that it comes from almost any emotion- anger, love, you name it. The job is what I am thinking of a classic Benzin job- hired to retrieve a stolen artifact and wreak havoc by the end. All things work out in the end and the final scene sets up the next book, which is suddenly the last one in the series. However, I was told we should be getting more from Brigid and Carwyn down the road!!!!
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  • G.M.
    January 1, 1970
    Ooooh! I love writing reviews on a book I had pre-conceived ideas about and then have to do a 180. Dawn Caravan was not at all what I expected. Yes there was a job regarding an artifact. Yes the culture and locale were secondary characters. Yes there was tension. Yes there was sexual chemistry. Yes, Ms. Hunter did her research. Yada. Yada. Yada. We all know that Elizabeth is a goddess. I had expected many, many years to have passed between Night's Reckoning and Dawn Caravan. After all, time real Ooooh! I love writing reviews on a book I had pre-conceived ideas about and then have to do a 180. Dawn Caravan was not at all what I expected. Yes there was a job regarding an artifact. Yes the culture and locale were secondary characters. Yes there was tension. Yes there was sexual chemistry. Yes, Ms. Hunter did her research. Yada. Yada. Yada. We all know that Elizabeth is a goddess. I had expected many, many years to have passed between Night's Reckoning and Dawn Caravan. After all, time really means nothing to a vampire. I was pleased to see that Dawn Caravan begins two years later. First surprise.My second surprise was that Dawn Caravan was a beautifully written character study. This was the evolution of Ben, and in a small way, Tenzin's. This was a story about two people who have changed the entire trajectory of their relationship. It is about the fine line between love, hate, anger, resentment and love. It is the truth about life not being lived in black and white but a multitude of shades of gray. It is the muddiness of good, evil, right and wrong. It is the continuation of two people's story that we readers thought we knew but who are now completely different with an underlying familiarity of love.My third surprise was the comfort of familiar characters that we all love. Pure loveliness in seeing the family dynamic between Gio and B, Isadora, Casper, Gavin and Chloe. (I STILL want more of their story) I loved that of all Elizabeth's characters, Brigid was Ben's wise counsel. I was especially touched that Sadia played such a huge part of her big brother Ben's growth. I can't wait to catch up with her again in her twenties!"You were her friend, Benjamin. She doesn't have many.""but I couldn't have watched you die when I knew I could save you. Would you have forgiven me?"Tenzin, too, is going through her own evolution. If any of you (and I was one) had their misgivings about this relationship, rest assured that it is awesome to see her trying SO hard.I didn't leave this book with heartbreak. I didn't leave this book with anger. I didn't leave this book with a rapidly beating heart. I left this book with a huge grin and a sigh of thankfulness for the growth of the man that we all got to meet as a child.I always consider myself so lucky to receive advanced copies of Ms. Hunter's books. Dawn Caravan reinforced my thankfulness.Dawn Caravan was a slow, steady drip into a tall glass before the slow swallow of pleasure. I drank. My thirst was quenched.
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  • Meg at
    January 1, 1970
    Warning: While I want to deliver a spoiler-free review, that's gonna be hard, so be prepared that I am going to let a little bitty kitty out of the bag. That being said, it won't be wholly unexpected if you've been reading the series.The Dawn Caravan arrived on my Kindle and I salivated over it while completing some other projects.  But as a loyal member of Elizabeth Hunter's Haven, I certainly couldn't ignore it, now could I?When we left Tenzin and Ben (and the rest of the crew), Ben was traini Warning: While I want to deliver a spoiler-free review, that's gonna be hard, so be prepared that I am going to let a little bitty kitty out of the bag. That being said, it won't be wholly unexpected if you've been reading the series.The Dawn Caravan arrived on my Kindle and I salivated over it while completing some other projects.  But as a loyal member of Elizabeth Hunter's Haven, I certainly couldn't ignore it, now could I?When we left Tenzin and Ben (and the rest of the crew), Ben was training with his new sire, and it seemed everything in our tender little world was upside down. Ben was angry and betrayed, Tenzin was nonplussed by his rage (or was she?)It was dark times, to say the least. But finally, just when we thought Benzin might be no more, the breaking dawn. (No, no sparkly vampires! Wrong vampire book ;) )The Dawn Caravan is ready to take you away to all the places you've been longing to go.While, of course, EH delivers a delicious mystery shrouded in historical and cultural references, she also brings it in the sexy department. Ben and Tenzin arrive on the scene in all their obstinate glory, full of thinly-veiled desire. While searching for a stolen emerald goblet, they traverse Eastern Europe and Romani culture to solve a robbery - while working to curtail their libidos.You can guess how that ends.  I won't tell you what happened, but Kezia probably has the right idea. (That will make more sense when you read it... and you should totally read it.)Absolutely worth noting is that the dialogue in this book involving Tenzin is laugh-out-loud funny at parts, and totally endearing in others. Hunter nails humanizing our favorite millennia-old vampire in fun banter involving everything from Ben to broccoli.So, ya. This book. I have no idea how Elizabeth Hunter comes up with all the amazing storylines and plot points she does, all the textured characters and rich cultural references. But she never misses a beat - never skips a step. While I found it slightly hard to get into at the onset, I was gripped completely by 20 percent and didn't go to sleep until it was done.It's that good. Grab a snack, a comfortable spot in the hammock or your favorite comfy chair and find yourself transported to Bucharest, Kashgar and Venice. She's just that good.~~~~~~~This book was originally reviewed on Lit.Buzz~~~~~~
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  • Leanna Walker
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, my Benjamin!I really, really enjoyed this book. It was the balm to Night's Reckoning (which destroyed my heart) that I think we all needed.**spoilery**In equal parts, I wanted to hug and slap Ben. Even after a couple years and, basically, mastering this vampire game - he's hurt, angry, lost. When he was talking to Gio about how his instincts were telling him to FIGHT Gio, but he loves and cares for him, and beautiful, understanding Gio says he feels it too but it takes time to overcome that. Oh, my Benjamin!I really, really enjoyed this book. It was the balm to Night's Reckoning (which destroyed my heart) that I think we all needed.**spoilery**In equal parts, I wanted to hug and slap Ben. Even after a couple years and, basically, mastering this vampire game - he's hurt, angry, lost. When he was talking to Gio about how his instincts were telling him to FIGHT Gio, but he loves and cares for him, and beautiful, understanding Gio says he feels it too but it takes time to overcome that. Ben's worried he won't feel at home in his childhood home and that breaks my heart. But when Ben is told by literally everyone (Gio, Tenzin, Sadia, Chloe, Gavin, Brigid, Isadora) that holding on to his anger towards life and Tenzin is stupid and he needs to move on, AND HE AGREES, he still falls back into that angry pattern - I wanted to slap him! Ben really does need to see Anne.I also wish that the Icon/goblet mystery had a little more weight to it. It was interesting, but it felt a little underdeveloped and it didn't have the same impact as some of the other intrigues going on. When it was time to wrap up, Rene 'deus ex machina' DuPont suddenly knew where ALL the goblets were and how to get them, easy peasy. Where's THAT story? It's possible Ben never figured it out because he had a raging boner the entire book. Poor kid.But I've said it before a thousand times, and I'll say it again here, Ms. Hunter GETS characters. Ben is growing, Tenzin is evolving, etc. But I can still recognize them in the text and when you have such a large cast of characters, it's impressive that they are all so unique even after growing over time. Although, the real star of this book has to be Sadia - adorable, somehow wise yet innocent, and has everyone wrapped around her tiny fingers.HIGHLY recommend this book. And I CANNOT WAIT until Spring 2021 when the next one comes out.
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