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Born of Treasure

(Treasure Chronicles #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Clark used to be a miner, until he drank from a vial he swore was absinthe but was actually an invention to give him the ability to raise the dead. Now Clark seeks to fulfill his father's wishes to keep other inventions away from Senator Horan. His beloved Amethyst is along for the ride. Deceit, drama, romance, the insidious underbellies of gangs... How can she not be invo ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 21st 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press (first published September 20th 2015)
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Emma Adams
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great continuation of a steampunk adventure tale with a paranormal twist. Action-packed, enjoyable and engaging!

Clark and Amethyst were travelling together, following the instructions of Clark’s dead father Eric to discover the hidden inventions which Senator Horan wanted. Clark needed to find them first, to keep them from Horan’s clutches. Clark had drunk from a vial of liquid which he’d mistakenly thought was absinthe. But it was one of his (then unknown) father’s inventions and now he could see the dead as well as bring dead people back to life. Clark had had trouble coming to terms with his new a
Mehreen Ahmed
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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On one level, Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth is about gangs, romance, intrigue, deceit and horrendous politics with the horrible Horans. Yet on another level, it is a book about inventions and Clark's manifestations into becoming someone he is not. With abilities derived following the accidental event of drinking from a vial, this above mentioned mixture gives the story a composite of creative recapitulations, which now must be reversed in order to be protected from
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free book from the author in exchange for an honest review

And the story has ended. I've got to admit, this paranormal, odd technology kinda latched on to me.

A different kind of world, different circumstances, yet a whole new perspective on reading. Bravo to Jordan! Seriously the author did a well job in introducing her historical, paranormal, spunky series.

I'll miss Clark and Am's adventures.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
They were a team of outlaws, a ghost, and a girl with powers. They should’ve been unstoppable.

This is the second instalment of the Treasure Chronicles. The hunt for Eric's, Clark's late father, inventions is still on. But captain Greenwood is closer than ever on Clark's heels, and more determined this time to capture him to be handed over to to the government and be experimented on.
The action kept most of the plot going and it was quite exciting though there was big chunk of romance that I tho
K.M.J. K.M.J.
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Hey ya'll,
So I just finished reading this heart-pounding novel called, Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth and I was taken on the most intense adventure of my entire life.

Can I just say wow?! I loved this novel. Everyone is on the hunt for the man who took the magical absinthe that allows people to bring the dead back to life. This is the second installment of the Treasure Chronicles and it has most definitely lived up to my high expectations despite one of my fa
Amberle Husbands
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was contacted by Jordan Mierek and offered a complimentary copy of this novel – the sequel to the breath taking Treasure, Darkly – in exchange for an honest review. It’s not often that I can say the second installment in a series truly lives up to the potential of its predecessor, but in this case I most certainly can, and with gusto. I was afraid, with this second novel, that one of the two elements I loved so much in the first – Mierek’s astonishingly elegant grasp of both steampunk atmosphe ...more
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is quite challenging to write a sequel which is just as good, if not better, than the previous instalment. Not for Jordan Mierek, as the story remains fresh and exciting, with new surprises to look out for. Still steampunk, still romance and western all the way.

While I feel that the second instalment in the series could be a bit longer, the resolution is certainly satisfying. The author chose the right moment to say goodbye to this story and its characters.

Do not miss all the marvellous thing
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Was given a copy for an honest review.

After reading Treasure Darkly I couldn't wait to start reading this book. I HAD to know what happened!!
AFter learning Clark's secret and why he was so attracted to what he thought was his half sister, Amethyst the plot thickens... The entire Treasure family has been drawn into the plot and what the Govt has been up to... and he is being led by his real father.... from beyond the grave. I wont say more because I do not want to be a spoiler.

Jordan Elizabeth c
Cathrina Constantine
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An action packed sequel to Treasure, Darkly! The author Jordan Elizabeth steps up the pace in this steampunk western. The Treasure Family are on the run from an evil Senator and the Army, who's bound and determined to get their hands on Clark. If you've read the blurb, then you know Clark drank a substance which gives him special powers to see and raise the dead.

Clark and his precocious wife, Amethyst take the reader on a wild ride, which will have you quickly swiping or turning the pages. There
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I really did enjoy this book. It is well written and kept me reading .
Gina Basham
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the first

Fun twists and turns. I am looking forward to seeing what Amethyst will do next and how Clark will handle it. I won't spoil things but there are a lot of things in book two that should be interesting to see played out in book three. I can recommend. Gbash
After rushing through book one and having a good time with the western-paranormal- steampunk world, plot and characters, I was eager for book two. When I read book one, I had no idea that it was a duology. I was thinking it would be a longer series and maybe it will, but the particular story arc in book one was concluded by book two in a most satisfactory way.

This is part two to the story begun in book one and thus, its not one that can standalone or be read out of order.

The story picks up from
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was looking forward to reading this one. This was a fantastic continuation of the story started in the first book; I really enjoyed it. There is a ton of wonderful western steampunk action. This book wraps up the story started in the first book, but is sounds like there may be more adventures in the future for Clark and Amethyst.

Clark and Amethyst are traveling the countryside
Tonja Drecker
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in this series, I had high expectations of what was to come. Fun characters, tons of action and steam-gear fantasy which leaves one dreaming for days--yep, this is what I hoped for, and I wasn't disappointed.

Clark and Amethyst are a couple to fall in love with. They have a wonderful bond which is, of course, romantic (a little), but mostly fun. Their personalities are like grease and water, so different and not seeming to co-exist. But they do. Marvelously. And it's
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Garth Treasure has claimed Clark as his bastard son in order to protect him, but Clark knows who his real father is. Ever since he stole a vial of what he thought was absinthe from an Army officer and drank it, he’s been able to see the dead. Not just see though, he can bring the recently deceased back. Clark hates this ability, but even worse, the Army is after him for the abilities he stole. His true father has appea
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jordan Elizabeth proves herself to be a great storyteller, in her newest steampunk novel, Born of Treasure; the second book in the Treasure Chronicles series.

Clark and Amethyst continue to travel in book two across the West, steampunk style, with the sole purpose of stealing back Clark’s father’s inventions. Army Captain Greenwood, though, is determined to capture Clark. The Captain exposes, his evil narcissistic side to the world when he sets a trap to ensnare Clark by imprisoning an innocent
Elizabeth Mitchell
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Now here we go: (my review will be shorter this time because of life, but I promise, I’ll tell you what you need to know)

I really enjoyed her visuals, the way I could smell, hear, taste, feel everything. As I say in all my reviews of hers: she’s got that down.

This story was book 2 of the Treasure series, and it flowed seamlessly from one to the other. There was just enough recap throughout the book that I never felt lost, but didn’t feel like I was getting a recap at the beginning of a TV show:
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Mad And The Dead

This series must be read in order. The first book is Treasure, Darkly. This short story is set between book one and two but can be read any time after book one. The second book is Born Of Treasure. I can't wait to read Runners And Riders!

Clark is on the run from the military due to his ingestion of something he thought was Absinthe. Turns out it was a super secret serum, that, when combined with Heretum, allowed its imbiber to see ghosts and bring the newly dead back to life
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting read about a steampunk world where the government has run amuck and the Treasure family who are good people have been targeted and are running for their lives during part of the story. Clark and Amethyst are so cute together and I loved watching their relationship grow. There were so many twists and turns in this book and the ending was sweet. I don't think it is finished though. Some things were resolved, but others were up in the air so I hope to be able to find out wha ...more
Sharon Absher
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for free to do a honest review.

This is the second book in the series and it didn't disappoint me. Clark and Amethyst is still trying to retrieve Eric's inventions when they are summoned back for a party unbeknownst to them and their family that it is a sit-up by the Army. When Amethyst finds herself in Senator Heron's home she finds the same stuff that Clark took and decides to take it herself so Eric can help her find Clark. So you know Eric is a ghost. You will find your
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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i received a free copy in eschange for an honest review.i really enjoyed this book as much as the first. another great cover too. thanks to the author for writing such a good have also added a new genre to those i love.i hope i find more steam punk novels. to those that enjoy this book look into the publisher they have lots of good authors like Jordan. lastly and support her she does good work.
Liesl Takle
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

What a fantastic, adventure filled follow on from Treasure Darkly. I thoroughly enjoyed being taken along on the journey with these great characters. They are all richly developed and unique from each other bringing real colour to this story. Amethyst I simply adore. What a strong, brave and unstoppable woman she has grown to be since we first met her. I highly recommend the Treasure series for a great adventurous read.
Chrissy Dyer
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jordan Mierek gives us another thrilling continuing story. You won't be able to put the book down!!
Dave Higgins
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fusing necromancy and steampunk devices with a classic Western tale of honest ranchers facing corrupt officials, Elizabeth provides a fantasy Western that has much to attract fans of either genre.

Fleeing from the military after mistakenly consuming a chemical that grants the power to raise the dead, Clark Griffin is pretending to be the son of Grant Treasure; an imposture that requires he conceal his marriage to Amethyst Treasure, his supposed sister. Unfortunately, with a cabal of power-hungry
May 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, steampunk
Born of Treasure is the continuing adventures of Clark and Amethyst Treasure and follows the events of Treasure, Darkly. In this installment, the two continue to hunt down Clark's father's inventions before they can get into the hands of Senator Horan. In addition, the army is still after Clark, with a particularly diabolical Captain Greenwood at the helm who will stop at nothing to get Clark, even going so far at to go after the Treasures. Clark and Amethyst get separated. I appreciated that th ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second instalment in the Treasure Chronicles is a fabulous book, full of action, adventure, drama, suspense, and a twist of romance too. I'm not going to go into the storyline as you can get an outline of it above and I don't want to give spoilers, but I'll just say that you really get drawn into the drama of the family's attempts to be free, and really root for them, and I didn't want to put the book down - I kept saying 'just one more chapter' until I'd finished the book... at 2am! So don ...more
**Elle**Bee**Double U**
Born of Treasure is the second book in the Treasure Chronicles following Clark and Amethyst search for Clark's father's inventions.

Recently married Clark and Amethyst are touring around trying to find the rest of his father's inventions. However, Clark has seriously doubted the Army's desperation to get him and when they finally discover he was hiding out at the Treasure farm they start forming their plan of attack to finally have him. How will Clark get out from the the Army's control? Will he
Jessica Hulse
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25-4.5 stars.
Let me start off by saying that I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. That being said, this story definitely had it's twists and turns. I really liked Amethyst a lot better in this story as compared to the first. She has been through adventures and trials and has come out better for it. There is also the underlying theme of knowing who to trust (sometimes it's better to trust your own instincts). There are several old characters as well as new. You even g
Arie Antonia
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

Another great addition to the series! This book had way more action than the last and it was very entertaining from beginning to end. Amethyst has grown so much in this book and it was a nice change for her. Clark is swoon worthy as usual and the other members of the Treasure family came along for the adventure this time around. Amethyst and Clark both have the same abilities though Amethyst has embraced hers more. There was a happy ending and I can't wait to read the next book to see wha
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