Saturday, 10 February 2018

Review: The Four Horsemen - Hunted by LJ Swallow (Book Three)

Who is Vee? Where did she come from? And what is the darkness the fae can see inside her? 

Xander's reaction to these questions drives a bigger wedge between the fae and the Horsemen. His move isn't popular with the others because right now they need fae help more than ever. 

A bloody message and a series of murders lead to a search for a threat from the past. Instead, the Horsemen encounter something new and dangerous. The race is on to find out what the creatures are and how big a threat they are to an already chaotic world. 

Vee discovers using her powers has a strange effect on her relationship with the Horsemen. Although this pulls her closer to the guys, the conflict between Vee and Xander continues. But is the greatest conflict within himself? 

And as the Five search for answers, someone watches. What does he know? Can he help? Or does he have an agenda of his own? 

*Kindle Unlimited* 


Short novel.
(aka longer than a novella but not as long as a 'typical' novel)

First-person, alternating POV

The novels in this series build on each other, they don't stand alone in any way.

Yes and no.
The book doesn't leave you dangling on the edge of your seat but the ending feels like the end of a chapter, not the end of a book.

Book three in an Urban Fantasy series.

No... But the series is reverse harem so the central relationship is polyamorous. 

No, but it's a multi-person relationship.

Yes, a little.

Hunted carries on straight after the events of book one, Legacy, and book two, Bound and it appears my suspicion that this series is definitely more of a serial than a traditional series is confirmed.
This is not good. 
Serials bug me.
However, in this case it's too late to back out. 
I'm in, I want to know what happens, so I'll have to endure.

Hunted was a good installment in the tales of the Horsemen. The plot thickens some more, the relationship between Vee and The Horsemen develops further. 
The book is made up of sex, politics, secrets, mild drama and ass kicking.
It's enjoyable but it is confusing.
I still don't think I know what's really going on and at this point I'm trying to work out if that's because the books have been really cleverly written, and the confusion and WTFery of the Horsemen is transferring to the reader, or if it's because the author hasn't quite worked out the finer details yet.
Either way, I'm not going to stop reading. 
For better or for worse (and I've read plenty better and a lot worse) I'm going to keep reading!
It'll be nice to get some answers to all the questions at some point...

The covers really help sell this series for me. I like their simplicity and the otherwordly feel of them.


"How about a cup of tea? The English panacea for all ills."



  1. Ah yeah, serials aren't exactly my thing, either. I get too impatient for the next installment. Interesting relationship dynamics with the reverse harem and glad the story line keeps you coming back for more.

  2. I would have to wait until they were all out and them read them back to back.

    1. That's kinda what I did. I binge read the 5 that are currently released on Kindle Unlimited and now I'm howling at the moon waiting on the next instalment as book 5's ending was a proper cliffhanger. :(

  3. Love the quote. And it does sound interesting even if maybe everything's not super clear, but at least it's keeping you interested! Looks like it could be fun!

    1. It's entertaining enough and I love that it's UK based UF. :)

  4. I love books about the fae! I'm curious to see how the author mixes them with The Four Horseman. You seem pretty hooked despite it not being traditional. That's a good sign, right? However, I DO like to know what's going on, and you said you don't... hmm.

    Do You Dog-ear?

  5. Ugh... I don't like serials either. Now when all are out it doesn't bother me... :) So I will wait on this one. :D

    1. From snooping, it looks like there'll be 7 but who knows? That's one of the things that bugs me about serials, they can last forever!
      However, book 6 is out next month so I'm just about holding it together, lol.