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?
(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."