Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hunter’s Season

Author:  Thea Harrison
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL:  www.samhainpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61921-311-1
Genre:  {M/F}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Xanthe just got back from her latest assignment, knowing her cover has been compromised and knowing she can’t work undercover again.  While guarding the Queen, she ends up protecting Aubrey after an assassination attempt.

Hunter’s Season is the latest addition in the Elder Races series.  I felt there wasn’t really as much suspense to the story as there have been in past stories.  There was a little more information about the Dark Fae and this story takes place in the other plane, not Earth. 

The relationship and chemistry between Xanthe and Aubrey was interesting, as well as hot.  I liked the way the author contrasted some of Xanthe’s characteristics between her personal and professional lives.  Aubrey had been dealt a big blow and doesn’t trust anyone, except maybe the Queen and her consort.  Between the two, quite a few conflicts arise, especially since Xanthe is very conscious of her station as a commoner, compared to Aubrey’s as Chancellor to the Queen.

There was a small subplot that has been woven throughout some of the series regarding Tarot cards.  I enjoyed the way that situation was resolved.  In addition, I had to laugh at Aubrey and how determined he was about keeping Xanthe in his life permanently.

I am looking forward to more stories about the Elder Races.

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