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To stand at the side of an elemental as their familiar is a gift given to few familiars. Yet here I stand with my thirteenth - Larkspur, child of the earth.

I do not want this charge, for all my previous have ended in deaths I could not prevent. I am not sure my heart can take another loss of one bonded with me.

Larkspur’s strength and heart call to me as only one other elemental's had, and I cannot deny the need to protect her and to shield her from all pain.

This is my story, my struggle to accept Larkspur as my charge, and the last time I will ever have to bond with an elemental. Goddess help me keep us both alive.

©2016, 2017 Hijinks Ink Publishing (P)2017 Hijinks Ink Publishing

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 08-12-17

Peta!!

Peta's story is set in Firestorm from Mayer's Elemental deries and is told from the familiar's point of view. It was nice to see more of how Peta and Lark (Dirt Girl as Peta calls her) start to work together and how their bond grew. There are parts that will make you pause and feel sympathetic for one or both characters or laugh. A great short little story! Ms. Fortang did a nice job narrating!

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  • fallenjade
  • 08-12-20

Awesome perspective change

I love Peta and the elemental series. So hearing the story from Petas point of view was a real treat. Their relationship is so special and full of trust. I loved every moment of it.

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  • Rebecca D.
  • 19-10-20

Loved!

I loved hearing the beginning of the relationship between Peta and Larkspur from Peta's point of view. It helps that Pets is probably my favorite character from the series. She makes me laugh. As always the narrator does a fantastic job.

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  • Kitten
  • 14-09-20

It may not be necessary, but it also is…

I absolutely love getting to know Peta better… if you want to know the real Peta, you need this book. This one picks up right around the end of the 2nd book and the beginning of the 3rd. Until this book, I haven’t heard Peta’s full name. The background understanding gained from this book gives so much more life to Peta and who she is as well as why she does and says the things she does. So similar to Lark and you can feel the connections between them growing as this book parallels Firestorm. It gives enough information from Peta’s point of view and insights into her past that it isn’t like re-listening to the same book. It does follow alongside it, but it isn’t quite the same. You could probably skip this one if you wanted, but I feel like the insights make the storyline so much more rich and beautiful.

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  • Jeffrey Alvarado
  • 10-05-21

Brilliant Bonus from Peta's Perspective!

Shannon Mayer really does it again with this Novella from Peta’s point of view. It isn’t essential for reading the series, but it is definitely a bonus any Elementals fan would love to read. Mayer really showcases her storytelling abilities in this one. It’s so much more than just a re-telling of the story Firestorm. Yes, some bits and pieces are the same (naturally), but instead of re-stating the conversations that already took place, she focuses more on Peta’s internal musings which help explain everything so much better. Peta has always been a fascinating character, but after reading this, I would love to hear her spin on all of the stories in the Elementals series. I truly cannot say enough positive things about this novella. It is my favorite novella I’ve ever read of an author. If you like the Elementals series, you HAVE to read this!

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  • Shellie Northrup
  • 12-09-20

Another excellent book

Shannon Mayer's books are amazing and Peta does not fall short of that expectation. The world from Peta's point of view gives a great perspective to The Elemental Series. I highly recommend listening to it.

I received a free audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Sarah
  • 28-08-20

I loved it

I loved this book and the narrator. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Amber
  • 25-06-20

Great Novella!

I loved getting this insight into what Peta was thinking. Peta is such a great character and familiar to Lark. After all Peta went through with her other charges it was understandable why she was hesitant with Lark at first. Lauren Fortgang did a great job and really brought Peta character out in this audio book!

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  • Heather Dryer
  • 19-06-20

I adore Peta!

I love that we get to see things from Peat's point of view! Seeing how Peta and Lark come to be so close was great. This is a nice view from Peta's POV.

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  • Traci
  • 01-12-18

So disappointed! It's just Cliff Notes...

I'm very disappointed with this "novella". I expected a short story about the life of Petra, written with the thought and skill of Shannon Mayer's body of masterful work. What I got was the Cliff Notes version of "Firestorm". The book was chopped so badly that much loved characters are mere caricatures of themselves and the magical world of the Elementals is flat enough to pin up like any other poster.