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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mistral Dawn's Taken By The Huntsman ➳Review♡



Blurb

Discarded and ignored by those around her for most of her life, Cassie is a lonely human woman struggling to find her place in the world and meaning in her life. Cadeyrn is the Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt, a hundreds of thousands of years old Fae who has always known his purpose. He has spent his entire long existence tracking the criminals of Fairie and punishing them for their crimes. 
While hunting for the murderer of a child who has escaped to Earth Cadeyrn comes across Cassie and realizes that she is the one that the great mother goddess has designated as his soul mate. He kidnaps her and takes her to his fortress in Fairie to protect her from his many enemies. He knows she will be angry and that he'll have to work to earn her trust, but he finds his task to be even more challenging than he had thought it would be due to Cassie's difficulty in opening her heart. 
Will Cadeyrn be able to convince Cassie that the bond between them is real and earn her love?

Erlking: King of the Hunt, Kidnapper, a bit confused by his human mates reactions

Cassie: Kidnapped, Human, mate of the Erlking, running from love

This is one of the best spins on the ancient folk myth of the Wild Hunt and the Huntsmen I have read. This is Mistral Dawn's debut novel which is such a shock because she nailed it! We have an abundance of detail to not only help Cassie negotiate the land of Fairy but us as well. We are given a wealth of information to process on the place, flora, fauna and its occupants. It feels like we are learning to maneuver this land with her. The story was enchanting and the plot I felt was unique to this book because of the Erlking's job as well as the nature of the book itself.

I enjoyed the fact that Cassie didn't immediately fall in love with the Erlking. She has a mind of her own though at times that mind got her in trouble a few times. The Erlking's confusion over her not falling in step with his wishes was amusing to me.  

If you like your books steamy, this book is hot, and as the Erlking works to convince Cassie to believe in love it just gets even hotter. A little mild suspense, some drama, romance and a story line you can't help but get caught up in. It is a REALLY great read, and a fantastic beginning to the series!



About the Author

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. This is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. 

You may contact her at her email, and she would love to hear from you, or through her Facebook page,  or Twitter. You can also visit her blog. If you would like a free autograph for your copy of Taken By The Huntsman click HERE,  and request an authorgraph and Mistral Dawn will be sure to send you one. :-)


9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!!!! You are totally awesome!! :-)

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    1. You are most welcome! It was such a great read! I am so looking forward to your next book :D

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    2. Thank you! So far I'm on track to release it this month! :-)

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  2. I agree with you. I liked this book for many of the same reasons.

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    1. I'm glad you liked my review and thank you for stopping in to check out Mistral Dawn's post!

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    2. Thank you, Mary, I really appreciate that!! :-)

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  3. I enjoyed this book as much as the reviewer. The world building is exceptional. The story is scary, sweet, romantic, surprising and romantic. Yes, romantic twice. It's a super good read.

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    1. I totally agree romantic needs to be said twice! And Mistral Dawn's world building skills were awesome. I loved learning with Cassie.

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