In the elemental world, reputation is everything, but gaining it can get you killed.
Setting up shop as an antiquities hunter means nothing if you don’t have clients. Benjamin Vecchio, nephew of a famed vampire assassin, is the subject of widespread speculation, but so far that speculation hasn’t translated into work.
What Ben needs is a job. A big job. A profitable job.
A legendary job.
Finding the lost sword of Brennus the Celt, the mythical Raven King of the British Isles, would make Ben’s reputation in the immortal world, but it could also draw dangerous attention. The Raven King’s gold hoard isn’t famous for being easy to find. Luckily, Ben has his own legend at his side.
Tenzin is a wind vampire who doesn’t like digging, but she’s more than happy to let Ben do the dirty work while she provides the muscle he needs to make other immortals pay attention. They’re partners. Or so Ben thinks.
But when finding this treasure puts Tenzin’s future plans at risk, will their partnership survive? Tenzin isn’t used to taking orders from anyone, particularly from a young human who used to be her student. Digging into ancient Scottish history can get you dirty. It can also get you killed.
“Technically it belongs to a corporation that doesn’t exist, and it doesn’t matter because do not hire a contractor without me!”
“I’ll see you in a couple of days,” Tenzin said.
As good as Omens & Artifacts is, as much as I enjoy reading it in the moment, it is also the most forgettable of the three prequel novellas. In fact, I frequently have to think very hard to remember what this story is about at all. I have to think even harder what actually goes on. Yet it is still really good. I never want it to end when it comes to these stories. Luckily, this is the last novella before we get to the full length novels Elizabeth Hunter is going to treat us with.
Benjamin is determined to make a name for himself, no matter the costs. He’ll stop at nothing, especially not good sense. In fact, this entire venture is costing him a lot of personal money, since they don’t actually have a paying client yet. Tenzin is pretty introspective this time around. Tiny doesn’t speak up much, but when she does it makes whatever scene they are in together. Mostly, this is just massive setup for the rest of the series, though. Plus, just a hint of flirting.
I wish that Benzin was real in real life. It would make me happy to know that these two together was a real thing.
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