Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.
In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It’s time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.
One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.
Too freaking cute!
That ending was like the exact thing that I needed today. It was so cute and sweet and happily ever after. I fucking live for these stories. Nothing makes me happier than reading books like this.
Okay, so obviously, this book is much better than the first one. Like I said, the first book of a fantasy is really just creating the world, so there’s a lot of info dump and a whole lot of “this person is related to this person because of this, and this person is related to them by first cousins three times removed, once beheaded” blah blah blah.
The second book (and last since it’s a duology) is much more clear cut and action packed. Alright, so it’s still a little slow to start which is why this is closer to a 4.5 than it is to a 5. But still! I loved Higgins’ descriptions of characters and how each personality was definitely different. I even started to enjoy reading from different characters perspectives, so kudos to her for that one.
I don’t want to give too much away, since this is the second book, but Furball is the best and Rozaria is the best/worst villain of all time. I literally wanted to punch her in the throat for all she was doing. Especially the experiments. Ugh.
So if you’re looking for a good fantasy read but you don’t want to commit yourself to 2.4 thousand books, check this one out!
Have you read this one before? Let me know! I feel like I need to fangirl a little bit here but I don’t want to spoil anything.
Until next time,