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The Scribe

(Irin Chronicles #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  10,546 ratings  ·  947 reviews
Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search f
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Published October 15th 2013 by E. Hunter
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Elizabeth Hunter The first three books are Ava and Malachi's story, and it is complete! The others are the continuing stories in the Irin Chronicles world. Thanks for …moreThe first three books are Ava and Malachi's story, and it is complete! The others are the continuing stories in the Irin Chronicles world. Thanks for asking!(less)

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Elizabeth Hunter

First time in Kindle Unlimited!

So excited to announce that the entire Irin Chronicles series is in Kindle Unlimited for the next few months. I don't put much in KU, so if you're a KU reader, grab it while you can!
➜ Amazon:


SO, back in the day, I didn't really leave reviews for my own books. What was that about? I don't know. So I'm going back and updating reviews for my older work.

Do I love this book?
Yes, it's one of my favorites.

Do I recommend this book?

Do I
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

*4 Stars*

We're all immortal, as long as our stories are told...

I found this story sort of difficult to gauge within the confines of a single rating since there were many layers and varying degrees of enjoyment for me. But, overall, I was extremely impressed with this one.

The world this author has created is solid: intriguing, complex, unique, and very well executed without inducing confusion in its reader.

There's a war between the fallen angels who walk the earth: Those who have reb
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
“We’re all immortal, Ava, as long as our stories are told.”

Exciting story set in modern Instanbul with no insta-love. The Scribe was really refreshing urban fantasy novel which I enjoyed immensely!

My Ava and Malachi:

Ava can hear voices in language she doesn't understand and sense the tone of other poeple's minds. Its her curse and her blessing. When she comes to Instanbul, hoping to find "cure" for her situation, couple of strangers start to follow her. Soon she will find out that there are forc

Pure beauty.
Pure bliss.
Pure perfection.

This was the second time Hunter completely destroyed me with this book, even though I knew what was going to happen.
Would I rate it 555 stars if I could? You bet!

First read: 09/2015: 5 stars
Re-read 02/2018: 5 stars
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm a bit confused over this one. Everyone else seems to like it so much yet I can only say it was just okay. I liked the idea behind it, I liked the author's style and I liked the settings. I did not much like the characters, their stereotypical "love" story or the slow, slow moving story. So slow it nearly stopped at times. It was probably not helped by the fact that I listened to it on Audio and the narrator was totally flat. And sadly monotone equals monotonous. The ending was the best bit a ...more
Stacey is Sassy
Wow...I mean...WOW!!

This was my first story by Elizabeth Hunter and it will definitely not be my last. I was engaged from the first minute until the last. Listening to the narrator made this story come alive for me. I saw these characters, felt their emotions and lived on the edge waiting to see what fight was next.

Four-star instead of 5?? Well, my friends, I DID NOT SEE THAT ENDING COMING AND I CRIED ON THE TRAIN AGAIN!!! Yes, I can hear you all saying...Toughen up Buttercup!! But, seriousl
Douglas Meeks
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am thinking that authors wait to release some of their best books until later in the year just to have reviewers like me sound like idiots repeating ourselves about “this is the best thing this year’ and similar accolades. I think I have said that about 3-4 times this year already. All that is to prepare you for me to say it again, this may actually be THE best thing I have read this year even though since it is book 1 of a trilogy the story is not complete yet.

Malachi is one of the Irin, a ra
Ivie dan Glokta
I know, I know... a band of brothers, that happen to be supernatural, are struggling to combat evil, in a world that leaves them tired and desolate, beaten and bruised with absolutely no hope of finding comfort in a form of a mate...queue at least seven gifs, featuring groaning by various celebs, eyerolls by humans and kittens alike, and at least one cartoon character saying 'duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh'.

That's precisely how original this content appears to be at the very first glance.

But what if i tol
4.5 stars.
Vashama canem, reshon. Vashama canem 😭😭😭

I know I can continue immediately to book #2, if I had to wait for the next one like many other readers when its first published in 2013, I will really mad with the author gave us that ending!!! 😡🤬😤
Montzalee Wittmann
The Scribe
By: Elizabeth Hunter
Narrated by: Zachary Webber
This was a book that really set the atmosphere! The Middle East, Fallen Angels, battles between forces, a woman that is more than human that has heard a strange language no one else could hear all her life, men are following her...She meets a man that stops the voices with a touch.
I really liked the fantasy and mystery part of this, it was a bit too heavy on the romance for me but ....that's just me. The very ending was a bit of a wishy-w
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I went into this story with high expectations. Despite this being the first time, reading the author’s work, the synopsis and the reviews gave me hope. Unfortunately, it did not blow me away as I had hoped.

I liked the premise and the world building, but I hard time connecting with the main characters, especially as a couple. They did not stir up any of my emotions. To make matters worse, the story moved at the pace of a snail. I fell asleep many times listening to this book. The narrator attempt
Georgia ♥
4.5 Sounds, Letters and the Power of Love Stars

We're all immortal, as long as our stories are told


A paranormal romance only as Elizabeth Hunter can deliver...


Ava hears voices. For as long as she can remember. Voices, whispering and crying out, rejoicing and despairing in an unknown language. Until she travels to Constantinople and she meets Malachi and all her questions are answered...


He is a warrior and she is a fighter. Together they will search for answers in old mysteries, will race to save
Jacqueline's Reads
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars-favorites, ku, pnr
5 oh my romance stars

I’ve seen this book for some time now. I’m still in my paranormal binge and I thought why not? I really like the cover.

I will admit, it took me a little to get into it. Maybe 20%? I pushed through because of all of the raving reviews. The author really wants to build up the story and there was a good balance of descriptive writing and dialogue. I’m pretty picky when it comes to that.

Once I got past that, oh man, that’s when it got good. See how I rated it 5 stars? The last
Lonna | FLYLēF
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenge
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Original Post: The Scribe at FLYLeF (

THE SCRIBE, BY Elizabeth Hunter, is an exciting journey into a secret world of ancient evil and powerful magic set against the backdrop of an exotic and beautiful Istanbul.

Hidden at the crossroad of the world is an ancient and powerful race. An Irin’s magic is written; an Irina’s magic is spoken. Mated, they are nearly invincible. Except, the Irinas have vanished. Those who remain continue to protect humanity from the ravenous Grigori force
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written, wonderful characters and the plot was great combined with Jewish mythology, Turkish archaeology, Hebrew and Persian words. The romance and the erotic moments also well written.
For most of my reading I was sure that I could only give it four stars, because I thought that there’s a lack of suspense, but from 76% of the book to its end I’ve decided that it deserves five stars. That ending definitely left me thrilled.
I travelled through Istanbul. I visited the markets, tasted the roasted almonds and smelled the spices. I enjoyed the breeze from the sea and I looked into Malachi’s eyes while he held me in his arms. And I did all of that from the comfort of my sofa through another amazing and fabulous book by Elizabeth Hunter – “The Scribe”. Elizabeth Hunter manages to take the reader on a journey where the world as we know it merges with a world of fantasies and ancient races. She makes us feel what the chara ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fair warning, while there is an overall story arc to the Irin Chronicles the romantic thread sharing the story of Ava Matheson and Malachi, Scribe Warrior takes place over the first three audiobooks. I am told the rest of the series offers HEA’s with each story.

Ava is a human who has heard voices her entire life. They come from everyone. Spoken in the same language all over the world. A language not known to man. She seeks solitude in remote place and travels the world freelancing as a photograp
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The main setting: Istanbul

This feeds the soul.

The Irin, children of the Forgiven, are of the race of angels. An Irin scribe can see beneath the layers to every word ever written, and guard the humanity. Irin are servants on earth as their fathers were servants in the heaven.

Malachi was not only an Irin scribe but also a swoony warrior.

If you want to survive to see the dawn, come no closer. My dagger hungers for your neck.

What do your whispers mean, Mommy?

What whispers?

3.5 Stars!!

“I think I’d pull down heaven,” she said, “if that’s what it took to keep you here with me.”
This was a pretty cool and different read. I really liked the whole plot idea and the magic system behind it. This is the first in a big series so a lot of it was setting up the system and the world. I wasn't the biggest fan of the MC Ava- I couldn't really find much personality, and she just seemed sort of dull to me. Malachi- Swoon- was very likable almost to the point that he was "Too P
Nika  ♥Marie♥
My Review:

First let me say Elizabeth Hunter is my favorite Paranormal author. There is nothing that she can't write that I won't read and reread and reread again. This review is hard to write without me sounding like a fangirl but but screw it, I am so freaking squealing over here. The Irin Chronicles is book one in a series that is well on it way to be fantastic. It might even surpass her other series as my favorite.
This book evoked so many emotions in me that I didn't even know how to contain
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've had this one on my kindle forever and I'm ashamed it took me so long to read it. As always, Elizabeth Hunter never disappoints. I tried to explain to my husband, as corny as possible, the difference between certain books to me. This is your favorite home cooked meal kind of book. No nasty fast food. Hunter's stories I just drop down in the middle of. Even though this is a new paranormal series, I never once felt overwhelmed with information or description. Hunter's vast background and resea ...more
Ms. Hunter has done it again. Now this new series has nothing to do with the Elemental Series but has Ms. Hunter has spun her magic in the series and I loved this BUT in the Scribe she really has outdone herself and i know that I should have waited until the whole series to come out but I am a sucker when it comes to Ms. Hunter

Ava is in her mid-twenties and for years she has been hearing voices, has been to numerable doctors and is slowly starting to think that she is crazy. Her mother and her s
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book doesn't read as a separate story, it reads as a beginning of something wonderful, and the ending especially confirms that impression.

The plot is woven around Istanbul and Cappadocia and stays atmospheric throughout. The middle part of the book feels a bit slow like there is not much happening, but the beginning and the end truly make up for it. All I can say, - prepare for the shock.

Ava is charismatic and unpredictable. You think she'd act one way but she turns around and suddenl
5 Stars... The beauty in this book was simply breathtaking... The unique and enthralling storyline captured my attention from the beginning with the exquisite storytelling of the decedents of the Forgiven and the Fallen; weaving a tale of adventure, romance, and fantasy... Malachi and Ava have a compelling and captivating chemistry that grows in it’s beauty throughout the story leading to an ending filled with emotion and awe... I am fully invested in this series and eagerly anticipate getting m ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Really, really good and inventive series!
Minni Mouse
4.25 stars rounded up because even though contemporary, paranormal urban fantasy is rarely my thing, I found this book enormously enjoyable. We have modern day Istanbul, action, humor, romance, and many secrets not yet revealed -- an adult fantasy with the pacing, entertainment, and sexiness of a YA fantasy.

Will this wow you with deeply lush writing? Challenge you with its morality or character choices! No, but it'll entertain.

1) The plot pacing was fairly spot-on. Right at the part wh
Vilma Iris
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!! It had great intrigue and romance. It was sexy, well written and suspenseful.

Just like with the Elemental Mysteries series, I was gripped from the very beginning, enticed by adventures in far away places. I can't wait to continue with the series!
DNF 61%

I just can't push through it anymore.

This book started off strong and I was sucked in for the first few chapters. What changed that for me was the MCs.

The heroine was nothing but a drama induced bitch. All she did was bitch, moan and argue about everything. With everyone.

The hero was was too soft for my reading preference. He lost his man card as soon as he met the heroine. The bitch would yell at him and he would just tuck tail and sulk.

The situations were forced, the drama was forced
June 2019 - This just never gets old for me. Malachi and Ava are two of my favorites.

October 2017 - I picked this up because I was between books and didn't know what to listen to. I was in the car driving and needed something, and I always keep this on my iPod for this very reason. I never, never get tired of this story . . . even the third time through!

January 2016 - I love this world, these characters, this writing. This is my second re-read and I've fallen in love with these characters all ov
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: Annika
Original concept and the story kept my attention for the most part but I just don’t feel the chemistry between Ava and Malachi and don’t care enough about them to continue with this series. God, how often have I said this in the last couple of weeks? I seem to be having extreme difficulties caring about fictional characters these days so maybe take this review with a grain of salt. I’m still hung up on another series and almost impossible to please...
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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 world-wide. She is the

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  • The Secret (Irin Chronicles, #3)
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  • The Silent (Irin Chronicles, #5)
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