The Secret by Elizabeth Hunter

November 22nd, 2019 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

22nd Nov
The Secret by Elizabeth Hunter
The Secret
by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Irin Chronicles #3
Narrator: Zachary Webber
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.4x

Only when the darkness falls can you see the light of the stars.


For thousands of years, the scribes and singers of the Irin race have existed to protect humanity and guard the gifts of the Forgiven. They have lived in the shadows. They have kept their secrets.


But the Irin aren’t the only race with secrets.

Ava and Malachi have found each other, but wounds as deep as theirs don’t heal overnight. While the Irin world struggles to correct the power imbalance left by the Rending of the Irina, Malachi and Ava struggle to connect their past with their present.

The Fallen may scheme, but Ava has found her power and refuses to be an angel’s pawn. And while Malachi may have forgotten his history, the scribe’s relentless search for answers leads both him and his mate to the heart of the Irin power structure in Vienna, where knowledge is guarded more closely than gold and those with power will do anything to keep it.

Malachi and Ava have survived the darkness, but will they ever discover its secrets? A powerful cabal of the Fallen may hold the answers, but to surrender them, it wants the Irin race to finally face their enemies. Both those coming from the outside, and those raging within.

THE SECRET is the third book in the contemporary fantasy series, the Irin Chronicles, and the conclusion of Ava and Malachi’s journey.

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The Secret by Elizabeth Hunter is the third novel in the Irin Chronicles and the conclusion of Ava and Malachi’s journey. An intense listen that had me laughing, shedding tears, clenching my fists and losing sleep.

The Irin Chronicles are meaty, and not easily devoured in one fell swoop. Each takes a while to unfold and build up, but The Secret kept a fairly clipped pace with revelations, twists, altercations and intense battles.

Hunter brought the scenes with the Angels, councils, and the battles to life. I am loving two particular Angels and hope we see more of them, one you know of as Death and the other sometimes takes the form of an innocent pet. You’ll have to listen to discover for yourself. Spoilers darling! 

We see growth from our characters, say goodbye to some and watch friendships and relationships strengthen and develop.

The romance throughout this three-piece saga was swoon-worthy and the author certainly kept me listening as I need my happily-ever-after damn it!

The overall story ARC of these first three novels wrapped up, but threads have yet to be resolved and many Irin Scribes are unmated. There are seven books and a novella with two narrator changes.

Zachary Webber narrates the first three and became the voices of these characters. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, this is some of his finest narration work. He brought the emotions of these characters to life and enhanced their story.

All the books are in Kindle Unlimited. If you are in KU, you can download the book on Amazon and buy audiobooks at a reduced price.(you get to keep audiobook even if you cancel KU) I am not sure whether I will listen or read them. For now, I am taking a break. 🤣

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About Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international bestselling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family.
She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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11 Responses to “The Secret by Elizabeth Hunter”

  1. Anne

    I love everything Elizabeth Hunter. You got it right; this series is intense. I love all the diverse locations and mythology. Fantastic review!

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Lily B

    oh this series sounds wonderful 😀 I’m loving throwing in some paranormal lately. I’ll have to check out the first book.

  3. Jen

    I’ve loved reading your reviews of this series and I’ve added it to my wish list. I like that I can do a three-book chunk and take a little break. Thanks!