FEARLESS (Elemental #1.5) by Brigid Kemmerer-a review
FEARLESS (Elemental 1.5) by Brigid Kemmerer
FEARLESS is a short e-novella (released July 31, 2012) in Brigid Kemmerer’s Elemental series. Focusing on 16year old Hunter Garrity and Clare Kasten, Hunter is a Fifth Elemental. As a Fifth Elemental, Hunter is connected to all of the elements, but it also means that he is connected to the people around him. So why did Clare need to speak to him so badly?
After weeks of being harassed and pushed around, being followed home was nothing new for Hunter, but realizing that it was a girl from school was something totally different. Clare Kasten wanted something from Hunter, and he was willing to help her find it.
Clare was impressed with Hunter’s speech about the second amendment. With her brother away in the armed forces, Clare claimed she was concerned when her brother had purchased a gun before he left on deployment. Clare was both curious and fearful of guns, and was hoping that Hunter could help her overcome her anxieties about the weapons. But following an excursion of target practice, Hunter realizes that one of his father’s guns has gone missing.
Uncle Jay and Hunter’s father were both Elementals, in the practice of law enforcement. And Hunter’s desire to work along side his family was continuously pushed down when his father proclaimed that he wasn’t ready. But an ominous warning from his father, would find Hunter re-thinking whether his father was correct about the entire situation when Clare decided to take the law into her own hands.
FEARLESS is a short story-a prequel of sorts that takes a look into the life and family dynamics of Hunter Garrity before his dealings with the Merrick brothers. I am not sure where this storyline fits into the series premise except to introduce Hunter Garrity, but a look into the life of a Fifth Elemental adds a little more information about a character who matures with each successive storyline.
Reviewed by Sandy