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Urban Fantasy Novella Joint Review: The Bronze Blade by Elizabeth Hunter

The Bronze Blade by Elizabeth Hunter (Elemental World)

Ecopy thanks to the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
"You may call me Tenzin, if you like."

A girl. A mother. A slave. A monster. A survivor. Descended into madness. Forged in fire and darkness, she became one of the fiercest warriors the immortal world had ever known.

But in the beginning, there was a girl.

THE BRONZE BLADE is a novella of approximately 100 pages.

WARNING: The Bronze Blade contains scenes of graphic violence and abuse, and is recommended for adult readers only.

Amazon kindle US($2.99)/UK(£1.86) | Smashwords



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Absolutely heartbreaking but beautifully done, Elizabeth Hunter delivers another great story for the fans of the Elemental World series.

Tenzin is one of the most enigmatic characters of the series; her history and especially the story of her making were only ever alluded to before, and this novella is a true treat for the fans. Chilling and violent, The Bronze Blade is a dark tale.

Reading it, I was both anxious and anguished, even though I knew Tenzin will persevere. What did you think K.?

Mesmerizing. Tenzin has always been an absolutely fascinating character, - I expected  something extraordinary in her back story, and as usual Elizabeth did not disappoint.

Like Vika said, The Bronze Blade is dark, brutal and chilling. It follows a young girl's capture, her losses and her turning. It talks about her everyday torments and the sharpening of her will; it gifts us with her vengeance, weariness and wisdom. It starts with a bronze blade and it ends with one.

For such a short story, it's woven beautifully and it feels complete, and the reader feels empathy to the main heroine's metamorphosis from the beginning to its end, from Saraal to Aday and at last to her present day's name - Tenzin. 

I couldn't have said it better myself, K. 

Tenzin had a rough start to her immortal life but I think this story makes a wonderful character study and the reader gets a great insight into Tenzin's character. From her short human life and separation from her kids, to the years of abuse she experienced at the hands of the fellow Sida, to her revenge, then a reluctant truth with her maker and of course her place at the Penglai Island. She is truly a warrior and a survivor. 

I enjoyed this short glimpse and would definitely look forward to more. I'm sure Tenzin has an arsenal of great stories from her very long and fascinating life. So it's a 9/10 for me! 

I will be looking forward to more snippets from Tenzin's amazing journey. This is one novella no fan of the series should miss. I don't usually like short fiction, but this is superbly done and reads like a complete and a very strong story. 9/10 from me as well, and much admiration to Elizabeth for crafting such a striking tale.

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Еще одна замечательная история от Элизабет Хантер!

Тензин всегда была одним из самых загадочных персонажей серии - Мир Элементов, и я знаю что многие поклонники серии давно ждали услышать ее историю. Бронзовый Меч и есть та самая, долгожданная история о том, как молодая, бедная девушка стала одним из самых сильных и почитаемых вампиров Мира Элементов. Но ее путь был далеко не легким и беспечным...

Ни для кого из вас не секрет, что мне не часто нравятся новеллы, но Бронзовый Меч - исключение из правил. Такова магия пера Элизабет Хантер, что эта очень тёмная, кровавая и такая экстраординарная история читается на одном дыхании.

Тензин с самого начала была одним из моих самых любимых персонажей Мира Элементов, и в этой новелле автор рассказывает как она была обращена в вампира, через какие мучения ей пришлось пройти, как блестяще и жутко она за себя отомстила и как наконец получила то имя, под которым она нам известна. От Сараал до Адэй и наконец к Тензин - через все стадии метаморфозы её провёл бронзовый меч.

Не могу не согласится с Кариной.

История, одним словом, захватывающая. Я честно переживала за нашу героиню, хотя и знала, что она выживет и даже преуспеет. Но сначала Тензин должна преодолеть себя и пережить всю боль, причиненную ей, как физическую, так и моральную. И это далеко не легкий и быстрый процесс, но Тензин, как феникс, возрождается снова. И я могу только восхититься творческим талантом Элизабет Хантер.

В целом, мне очень понравился этот короткий роман, и я с нетерпением жду других историй из жизни Тензин, а так же истории других персонажей серии - 9/10.  

Я тоже буду читать про последующие приключения Тензин с огромным удовольствием. Несмотря на краткость новеллы, у Элизабет вышла полноценная и гармоничная история рождения нашей героини, и я жду не дождусь продолжения её истории.

Полностью согласна с оценкой Вики, - 9/10! Читать всем фанатам серии, прекрасно написано!
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