The Staff & the Blade: Irin Chronicles Book Four

The Staff and The Blade is a towering work of romantic fantasy that will captivate the reader's mind and delight their heart. Elizabeth Hunter's ability to construct such a sumptuous narrative time and time again is nothing short of amazing.
--Cat Bowen,
4.5 stars TOP PICK, Broken into four sections, this book explores centuries of events and the tumultuous relationship between these powerful individuals. Hunter does an outstanding job developing these characters and showcasing the events that have shattered their world. Terrific!
--RT Magazine

Read the first novella in Damien and Sari's story, DREAMS, on Wattpad now. Posted in serial format, one chapter a week. This stand-alone novella will be posted completely free as a thank you to my readers.

Warriors. Lovers. Enemies. Legends. 

Their union became pivotal in Irin history, but to understand Damien and Sari's ending, you must go back to their beginning. Four hundred years ago, a young singer and a hardened warrior met and loved each other, but their life was torn apart by violence.

Love. Desire. Grief. Betrayal.

No matter how much pain and anger stain their lives, bonds in the Irin race cannot be abandoned. Damien and Sari will never truly leave each other, because those who are destined cannot be ignored.

The Staff and the Blade is a four part stand-alone book of approximately 480 pages. It is the fourth book in the Irin Chronicles.

DREAMS: Damien of Bohemia was a legend content to live in obscurity. Weary from a century of human and Irin bloodshed, he took shelter among those who would not question his silence or the martial spells he wore over his body. Until an earth singer of raw power and no delicacy came to the village where he hid. Sari of Vestfold wasn't intrigued by the mysterious warrior or his moody silences. And she wasn't interested in listening for the whisper of his soul. Even when those whispers promised a connection that could tie them for eternity.

GHOSTS: A new posting in Paris during Napoleon’s reign leads Sari and Damien back to familiar faces and the Council politics Damien has tried so hard to avoid. But the Irin world has changed in the two hundred years since their mating. The singers have become more isolated. The scribes are more martial. And the Grigori flood growing cities and lay in wait. When Sari’s sister envisions the future, she sees emptiness, chaos, and a darkness that threatens to overtake their world.

MEMORIES: Hidden from Irin society, the Irina have learned to take their revenge on the Grigori. They answer to no one. They ask for no mercy. And forgiveness? That’s the last thing on anyone’s mind. Two hundred years after the Rending, Damien and Sari are thrown together to face a new threat, a girl who might be key to the healing of the Irin race. If they can survive the anger and grief that has separated them for two hundred years.

VISIONS: The Irin and Irina are together again. Society is being rebuilt. But what do you do when the foundation of your world has crumbled? Where do you go when all the boundaries have been redrawn? For Damien and Sari, charting a new path into the future means confronting the demons of the past. They’ve forgiven each other, but can they forgive themselves?


  1. Cannot wait for this book to come out. I know that Damien and Sari’s story would be fantastic just from the few bits and pieces we learned during Malachi and Ava’s story.

  2. Just finished every last book in the Elemental world and missing them all mightily. I should get the first three of the Irin books tomorrow, can’t wait!

    • It won’t be for a while, Lisa. I have to finish the final draft and then talk to Audible, as they’re my audio publishers. I’ll let you know as soon as I do.

  3. I’ve just read The wrong house, Ben and Tenzin in London, I loved it! Thank you soooo much. I love the Elemental series and saw you had said you were finishing the last novel in the series? Please NO! I have devoured these books over and over again and would be grief stricken if there were no more. I do love all you other books too, I just need more Ben, Tenzin, Carwyn, Gio and B!

    • Hey, Sharon! I’ll be finishing up the last book of the Elemental World series so I can start on the Elemental Legacy series with Ben and Tenzin’s adventures. So the overall series will continue, the Elixir story arc will finish with Lucien’s book, though. Hope that explains it!

  4. I was surprised when the Staff and the Blade wasn’t in my library already since I pre-order all your books way before their release. So I went to your website now that you have officially released and I don’t see a link for Amazon here. What gives?

    • There are links for Amazon both at this page and the release page, John, so I’m not quite sure why you’re not seeing them!

  5. Although I still don’t see a link, my credit card didn’t work until I resubmitted it. Hmmm, it has worked for the last 13 books I ordered recently.. Anyway I got mine with the old link assigned to me from my pre-order. Thanks.

  6. Love the interactions between Ben and Tenzin. There is always an invisible electric charge when they’re together. I read both books in the novella in one day. I love books that make you stay up all night. I’m left with so many questions about what will happen next.

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