Book 1 of the Eruona Duology
When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.
Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes.
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins is filled with fantasy, intrigue, romance and suspense, good vs evil ~ a recipe that leads to quite a wonderful novel!
The story was so engaging and I was so caught up in it, I didn't want to (nor did I) put it down till I had finished the book. I enjoyed the suspense Ms. Higgins wove within the plot, leaving subtle and not so subtle hints while building the suspense as the story progressed.
I had a fondness for Aerity, Paxton and I especially liked Mrs. Rathbrook, the Royal Lashed Healer. On the other hand, I was not fond of Lord Alvi overly much and I definitely questioned his moral character more than once.
I was excited to hear that this book is being marketed as a two book series and I can't wait till book 2 is released!
Thank you to Harper Teen Publishing and Edelweiss for the gift of this free book in exchange for an honest review.