I have to be honest, I got tricked into liking Shannon Mayer’s works.  I decided to give her elemental series since it seemed to be up my alley and my enjoyment of it back doored me into the Rylee series.  And the overlaps were confusing to say the least since the Rylee books continued with books after the series had officially ended.  And with the ever changing loyalties, powers and interests—it did end up being up my Alley.

Destroyer was a huge surprise though as it ended the series with the subtlety of a wile e Coyote anvil dropping on it.  It seemed, going in that we were going to see Larkspur become trained (finally with an official teacher!) and perhaps a reunion with Ash as she prepped for the battle with the false goddess.  Instead, as so often happens with Larkspur, she got hit upside the head with disaster after disaster and we find out that some of Lark’s allies are created by the false goddess and some of her enemies have been playing an incredibly long game and are actually friends.  We even get a shock on the level of Darth Vader revealing himself as Luke’s father…

And Lark lives up to her moniker of the Destroyer.

Overall, it was a strong and compelling story that truly ends the Rylee and Lark series’ for good.

Can’t wait to read the new series Mayer is starting!

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Destroyer (The Elemental Series) (Volume 7) Book Cover Destroyer (The Elemental Series) (Volume 7)
The Elemental Series
Shannon Mayer
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 30, 2017)
330 pages

“What a fantastic start to a new fantasy series! I love a strong female lead and we were delivered that in spades with Larkspur . . . This story is fast paced and exciting right from the start. I can't wait to see what comes next!”
-Boundless Book Reviews

From HiJinks Ink Publishing and Shannon Mayer comes The USA Today Bestselling ELEMENTAL SERIES beginning with RECURVE (Book 1). With over 1.4 million books sold, Shannon Mayer proves, once again, she can dominate her genre right out of the gate.

“My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.”

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen.

Taken away by the last Spirit Walker, I am mean to train with him so that I can finally stop the false mother goddess and her plans to rule both humans and elementals. I am meant to train so that I can meet her on even ground, but training takes time.

Time is not something we have. The world is coming apart at the seams as the humans rain down destruction upon their own kind and the supernatural world. The false mother goddess is hunting down the most powerful elementals to take the last of their power, and through it all, the secrets of who I truly am begin to spill upward.

I must find the strength to stop the mother goddess, and to save our world, but which aspect of my heart will hold me up and what will it cost me in the end?

Blood of the earth. . . .
Child of Spirit. . . .
Bastard Princess . . .
Ender . . .
Protector . . .