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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Book Review: The Eldritch Files Books 7 & 8 by Phaedra Weldon

Elemental Blood (The Eldritch Files Book 7)
by Phaedra Weldon
June 16, 2016
Pages: 214
Sometimes the road to revenge is filled with sorrow...and sometimes, it's filled with death.

Sam's hunt to find her mother's killer ends in Oregon when she and Bastien are confronted by an Elf asking the Elemental Witch's help in finding his lost King. Even as she and Bastien agree to help, more Elves invade Sam's shop making demands to see the Elemental Witch. Does the disappearance of this King coincide with the discovery of stone bodies in the city's park?

Returning to New Orleans is easy—mending bridges isn't. As Sam and Bastien bring their Coven and Pack together to stop innocents from dying from an Elven Quest, they discover things are not what they seem, and the Dragon of Dreams returns in the ultimate showdown against Sam, and the Dragon she loves.

Sam leaves everything behind to hunt Lethe and get revenge for her mother’s death. Even with Bastien’s support Sam’s hunt ends in Oregon when she is asked to help find the lost King. When they return to New Orleans, Crwys knows immediately that she has returned and needs Sam to fill a hole in his soul.

More twists and turns continue in this fantastic series by Weldon. Newly discovered enemies has everyone fighting to save the King and many innocents that are being caught in the middle of this fight. New loves are forged and some major changes are ahead as book 8 continues with Elemental Tears.

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Denise B

Elemental Tears (The Eldritch Files Book 8)
by Phaedra Weldon
January 30, 2017
Pages: 151
Now that Samantha no longer possesses the powers of an Elemental Witch, adjusting to life as a mere mortal, married to a Drachen, is harder than any enemy she’s ever encountered. Why? Because though she’s powerless, her friends aren’t, and those powers are leading them down paths she cannot follow. 

Ivan’s inability to resist the call of the Cyber Web has Dharma terrified. She’s worried about his physical health after finding him unresponsive.  

Kyle’s growing power in Southern Conjure has the Witch’s Parliament worried as the only tertiary member capable of controlling and advising the young Hedge Witch is now on his own path of destruction as he searches for the Dragon’s Eye. 

And to add fuel to the fire, a new enemy has discovered Sam is vulnerable and with Crwys busy investigating a mounting number of what appear to be Voodoo related murders, there is no one there to protect her…

…or the secret she’s keeping from everyone, including her husband.

Sam had to give up her Elementals and her powers as a witch and is now just a Cowen. Now that she has no powers she feels left out of the group because everyone is trying to protect her from harm. Ivan goes down the rabbit hole to follow something as a Cyber Witch and Dharma finds him unresponsive. No one is sure if they will be able to get him back. When dead bodies start piling up that are linked to Voodoo, Crwys, Levi and Tas begin investigating and everyone is surprised where the investigation leads. 

This is one of my favorite series but I have to say that I was definitely not happy with where things went in this book and how abruptly it ended. Hopefully, the next book won’t be a long wait. Even though I was unhappy with aspects of the story it was still an awesome read and you won’t want to miss it!

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About the Author:
Phaedra's imagination and love of television and movie characters often rewarded her with strange looks at school. Her love of science fiction and fantasy blossomed when her cousin Cyndy gave her Anne McCaffrey's "Dragon Flight" for her twelfth birthday. After that, her mother bought her subscriptions to Ellery Queen, Issac Assimov's, F&SF, Realms and Analog and her father never failed to bring home a book of short stories no matter where he traveled.

Other interests are manga, anime, gaming, hiking, waterfalls and spending time with her daughter.

Her latest series are The Eldritch Files, The Grimoire Chronicles and The Dark Backward (coming 2016). There is also a 15 book Dark Fantasy series on the horizon, as soon as she feels she's got all the tools she needs in her wheelhouse.

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