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Lord of the Hunt [Kindle Edition]

Shona Husk
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Steamy, sensual, and dangerous."—Fresh Fiction on The Goblin King

She Wasn't Cut Out for His World...

The realm of the fairies might be unbelievably beautiful, but its people are notoriously treacherous. Raised among mortals, Taryn hoped to avoid her fairy heritage her whole life. But now she must cross over to Annwyn and appeal to the King to pardon her exiled parents, or they're sure to die. And to get to the King, she'll first have to face the Lord of the Hunt...

He Can't Imagine Life Without Her...

Verden, Lord of the Hunt, is sworn to serve to King. But the moment he sees Taryn, the attraction is instant and devastating. How can he not help the beautiful, brave young woman who refuses to bend to the will of the court? Yet the power in Annwyn is shifting, its magic failing. No matter how much he may love Taryn, the Hunter knows that abandoning his duty could bring down the mortal world forever...

Praise for the works of Shona Husk:

"Romantic and intriguing."—Publishers Weekly

"Enthralling."—Booklist

"A great fairy-tale feel...dark, fresh, and tantalizing."—Anna's Book Blog



Editorial Reviews

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"Ms Husk writes a deadly novel of desire... " - Tea and Book

"[Shona Husk] did a fantastic job of untangling the many knots that the protagonists found themselves tied into, and her use of vivid imagery in the fairy realm as well as the wonderful reminders of the differences between their world and ours." - The Romanceaholic

"Surprising, sensual and full of magic... Fantastic worldbuilding and compelling character will make readers yearn for another foray into the world of fairy. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"Lord of the Hunt will captivate your mind while teasing your senses with the forbidden romance. This fast paced, action packed, adventure will keep you glued to the pages... " - Tome Tender

"This book was fascinating. The author provides a well written story of the fairy world and its intrigue filled court. I" - Toot's Book Reviews

"The author paints a fantastical picture of living in the fairy realm. " - The Good, the Bad and the Unread

"Passion, court intrigues and two lovers caught up in the middle of it all." - Lord of the Hunt

"The author paints a fantastical picture of living in the fairy realm." - The Good, the Bad and the Unread

" Shona Husk continues to deliver intriguing characters, beautiful settings, treacherous power plays, and steamy encounters in her Annwyn trilogy" - Fresh Fiction

"If you haven't picked up the Court of Annwyn series yet, you may just want to. It is a fascinating series set within the world of Fairies with elements of fairy politics, human emotions, and the dawn of change" - That's What I'm Talking About

From the Author

Forbidden love and fairy Court intrigue. This was such a fun story to write :)

My playlist while writing Verden and Taryn's story:
Spectrum--Florence and the Machine
Devil's party--INXS
Fifty500--Gyroscope
Into Temptation--Crowded House
Sing--My Chemical Romance

Annwyn series:
#1 The Outcast Prince
#2 Lord of the Hunt
#2.5 The Changeling Soldier
#3 To Love a King

Product Details

  • File Size: 1214 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 140228019X
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F3D8KLK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book! January 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Lord of the Hunt was such a great book. Taryn returns to the fairy court to seek asylum for her parents before the powers shifts in the other world. Her and her parents live in the human world. If she doesn't get asylum for them, they could die if they stay in the human world when the power shifts.
While at court, Taryn meets Verden, Lord of the Hunt. They both fall in love. He tries to help her find the asylum that she needs even if he has to give her up. Taryn becomes Lord of the Hunt and Verden becomes a Greyling and banished to the human world. But that doesn't stop Taryn from getting what she wants. She gets the asylum for her parents and she still gets Verden. She provide that nothing was going to stand in her way for her true love.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Love Story January 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book series appears to be almost at its climax, with the change of rule in Annwyn only 2 mortal weeks away! While the previous book took place mostly in the mortal world, this one was told mostly in the royal court of Annwyn. The scheming, deals, romance, sizzle, and action were definitely ramped up in this second installment.

Taryn is a fairy raised in the mortal world by her fairy parents. Her father has been exiled and her mother chose to join him for the duration. Unfortunately, with the change in rule threatening to kill any fairies not in Annwyn, Taryn has been tasked with trying to get a pardon for her father. This proves to be much trickier than she first thought. Especially because she is immediately ensnared by the lord of the hunt, Verden.

Verden was raised a farm boy, but, through a lot of risky bets, has risen to the rank of lord of the hunt. What he used to think mattered no longer appears to hold the same shine now that Taryn is in his life. They are forced to sneak away so as not to lose the king's favor, but we all know how those types of things end. Luckily, everyone has their own scheme.

The romance and sizzling scenes in this book were even better than in book 1. Maybe it has something to do with fairies and forbidden lust. Either way, the story was compelling and really well thought out. So many schemes were going at once that it should have been confusing, but it really wasn't. I am eager to see what happens with the prince and his would be queen -- hopefully in the next book!(
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Hunt---Shona Husk does it again! January 10, 2014
By Susan M
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shona Husk again shows us her talents in creating a wonderful, capricious/fanciful tale about the world of the Fae. I am an ardent fan of her Goblin series. I was sorry to hear that series had ended and wondered what could replace it. I finished Lord of the Hunt the day I started reading it. I could not put it down. The author's world building skills and her ability to show us that world through her writing is a skill more writers should emulate. There is an amazing love story between Verden and Taryn which was incredible but believable. Verden is an impenetrable, coldhearted Fae who has worked his way up to the position of Lord of the Hunt from his simple beginnings on a farm at the outskirts of Annwyn. He has somehow lost who he really was in the machinations of the Fae court. His loyalty to Gwyn, the King, is unquestionable until he meets Taryn. She is also a fairy but has lived her short life in the mortal world, coming to court at the suggestion of Crown Prince, Ferlan, to ask a favor of the King for her parents. There is so much intrigue, so many games being played constantly at court, that it is difficult to know who is a friend or foe, if any friends can truly exist there. The Fae are actually quite primitive in their beliefs and in their methods of punishment, which can be determined by cruel games and court whimsy. There exists no happiness for most in Annywn, and a change in leadership is a prominent focus at court. The effects of any change at court are also felt in the mortal world and not in a good way. This is the start of a new series by Shona Husk and I am already an ardent fan. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. Five stars for this remarkable read. I highly recommend this to all fans of romance and a truly enjoyable reading experience where, for awhile, we too can be transported to the fascinating world of the Fae!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden love and the Fae? I'm sold! January 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I have reviewed all three books in Shona’s Goblin series and both books in her Court of Annwyn series. I am not a big paranormal romance reader, but I love Shona’s writing and stories. I have never been disappointed by her books. I was so excited when she decided to write a series about the Fae. They are my favorite supernatural characters. Lord of the Hunt is Verden’s story. We briefly met Verden in book 1 Outcast Prince. He was cold and ridged in his ways, but I knew there was more to him. This book can be read as a stand-alone.

Verden has only lived in Annwyn, traveling into the human realm only when his job as the Hunter required it. He never mixed with humans. He has spent his whole life playing the games of the court, lying and gambling to reach the highest status the King could bestow. His loyalty to the King has been unwavering until now. Taryn is fairy, but was raised in the human world because her father was banished before her birth, and her mother followed because she loved him more than her loyalty to the King and his court. Taryn has also had to pretend and lie about who she was so she could fit in with the humans, but it was nothing compared to the games she would have to play in Annwyn.

Annwyn is dying because the King and Queen’s relationship is failing and full of nothing but hate and resentment. Their son and heir Prince Felan hasn’t found a human wife yet, therefore the power can’t seamlessly shift to him and bring Annwyn back in balance. The failing of Annwyn also has dire consequences for the human realm. Taryn goes to Annwyn to get the King to lift her father’s banishment so her family can come back to Annwyn and not die in the power shift that is coming.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Second Novel in this Series
Well I read this for my own pleasure so I am gonna keep this short, this was a great book. More intrigue than I usually care for but well written enough that it kept my interest... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Douglas C. Meeks
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars - Lord of the Hunt
I liked Lord of the Hunt, just not as much as I liked the Outcast Prince - I think the reason is that the Outcast Prince's hero-centric POV worked really well for me. Read more
Published 13 days ago by melindeeloo
4.0 out of 5 stars Fae
Verden is Lord of the Hunt, poor thing, I did feel sorry for him later on in the book when I realized that he is not truly free in a way. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Blodeuedd
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read!
I have to admit, I kinda saw this book coming when Verden was first mentioned in the Fairy Prince book... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jill and Jon Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read if only for the dazzling and treacherous Fairy court.
Lord of the Hunt by Shona Husk
Paranormal Romance -Jan. 7th, 2014
4 stars

Lord of the Hunt is part of the author's Annwyn series about powerful Faries but... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bookaholics Reviewer
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting series, great hero, less enthusiastic about the heroine
**Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy**

From the moment that we were introduced to Verden in THE OUTCAST PRINCE, I knew he was a character I wanted to see more... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kate
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairy intrigue and romance
The second book in the Court of Annwyn trilogy, Shona Husk’s ‘Lord of the Hunt’ invites us into fairyland where winter is approaching as the reign of King Gwyn nears its end. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Shelleyrae
5.0 out of 5 stars superb romantic fantasy
Lord of the Hunt
Shona Husk
Sourcebooks, Jan 7 2014, $6.99
ISBN 9781402280191

Taryn is frightened but intrepid as she breathes the air of her ancestors... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Harriet Klausner
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing story about love and it's cost!
What would you give up for love? That is the question that Taryn and Verden must answer.

For Taryn, is seems she must choose between saving her parents' lives and her... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cari Missan
4.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Hunt
In a world where deceit and treachery reign, the naive fae Taryn fights for her life and the life of her family. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beth H
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Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn't looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold--sometimes literally.

With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she is published with Ellora's Cave, Samhain Publishing, Carina Press and Sourcebooks. You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com
www.twitter.com/ShonaHusk
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The Annwyn series (paranormal romance) continues in 2014 with Lord of the Hunt (January), The Changeling Soldier (June) and To Love a King (October).

The Decadent Moon series (sci-fi romance) continues with Lunar Reunion and Lunar Dancer coming soon in 2014.


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