Wednesday, March 12

Book Review: Heart of the Hunter by Lara Adrian

Author: Lara Adrian
Title: Heart of the Hunter (Dragon Chalice #1)
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, & Paranormal Romance
Pages: ebook
First Published: January 1st, 2004
Where I Got It: Amazon freebie

"Desperate to rescue her kidnapped brother, Ariana of Clairmont joins forces with Braedon le Chasseur, a seductive knight with a mysterious past--and a dark legacy he struggles to deny. Allied in a quest for a legendary treasure, they encounter powerful enemies skilled in dark magic...and discover a love beyond enchantment."

*Still no internet. Forgive me for lack of posts*

Oooooooh where to begin?

From page one the action never ceased. It kept me wanting to know what happened next. Ariana is on a mission and poor Braedon got caught up in it by happenstance and his own chivalrous heart. Even though he regretted it a time or two until he realized that they were meant to be together (he fought that bitterly though; thought she deserved As we all know that they get their HEA, but I was getting anxious and mad, because Braedon kept threatening (in his head) that he was going to leave EVEN after they do the tango and she is obviously in love with him. Of course he doesn't leave, but it was certainly annoying. 

There were some characters I felt deserved some more air time or a little mention in the epilogue. It was annoying, but perhaps they will be mentioned in the next books. 

I was rather disappointed that all the shifters were wolves. Not a single dragon in sight. Yes, yes, I know its the "dragon chalice", I just don't get why. Why wouldn't they be dragons? I mean...the chalice comes from their world and they are protectors. I don't get it. Don't get me wrong I like wolves, but I like dragons more. 0.0 Perhaps in a later book they will explain WHY the chalice is named after a dragon. 

For being a freebie on Amazon this was pretty good. I was caught up in the story from page one. Even though I was busy I managed to get this done in a couple of days. Which surprised me. I may check out the next book, because I do want to see the baddies not win and not get the rest of the chalice. I certainly want to find out WHY the dang chalice is named after a dragon. mmmmmm. 

Well, I recommend this for those that love historical fiction mixed with fantasy. A nice blend. In the end, I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Ariana, Braedon (even though he had me nervous and made me mad from time to time), the baddie (a scary and crazy one), and the she-wolf (can't give out her name, but I wish she had more air-time)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Ariana's brother (for some reason he annoyed me)