Huntsman's Prey

Huntsman's Prey

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by Marie Hall
     
 
WARNING: Huntsman's Prey can be read as a stand alone novel, but to have a richer reading experience make sure to pick up Moon's Flower and read that one first! The long anticipated spinoff to the Bad boys series if finally here, the Dark Princess Saga begins with Hatter and Alice's daughter...

Rumors abound in Wonderland, of a dark princess named Chrysalis

Overview

WARNING: Huntsman's Prey can be read as a stand alone novel, but to have a richer reading experience make sure to pick up Moon's Flower and read that one first! The long anticipated spinoff to the Bad boys series if finally here, the Dark Princess Saga begins with Hatter and Alice's daughter...

Rumors abound in Wonderland, of a dark princess named Chrysalis who bears the Moon's curse. Her beauty is beyond compare, and her madness… even greater than her father’s, The Hatter. Death follows wherever she roams, and Danika—fairy godmother of all villains—knows this task is too great for her to handle on her own. She has no choice but to seek out the one they call Huntsman, his mission is simple: Find the creature, and destroy it.

But nothing is ever so simple in Kingdom. The moment the hunter Aeric steps foot in the mad, twisted realm he's enveloped in a reality that is neither wholly true nor fantasy. The key, the Cheshire explains, to ending the madness is for one to become mad themselves. The Huntsman has one chance to figure out the riddle before the beauty destroys them all…


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148304890
Publisher:
Marie Hall
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Series:
Marie Hall's Kingdom Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
39,867
File size:
763 KB

Meet the Author

Marie loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she’s a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she’s just as happy when she’s writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.)

She’s married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet. She also really loves talking about herself in the third person.
If you’d like to know more about Marie then you can check out her latest offerings go to mariehallwrites.blogspot.com

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Huntsman's Prey 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The seventh installment in Marie Hall’s Kingdom series has introduced us to the bad boys of fairy tales, and found them their true loves all with the help of a reluctant, yet ever-caring fairy godmother in Danica.   This is one of those series that takes the favored tales from childhood and finds new depths and characters to appreciate, all while maintaining the fun of the original reads.   While this book will stand alone, having read the earlier book Moon’s Flower will help to improve your understanding of the story, and if you are a fan of fairy tales reworked for adults, pick up all of the titles in the series.  It is a perfect escape to lands far far away! Alice and the Mad Hatter have a daughter, Chrysalis who inherited her mother’s beauty and her father’s madness.  And while Hatter is mad, Chrysalis manages to take that madness to a whole different level: a curse has befallen her, and to stop the destruction of all that is known, she must be stopped.  Enter Aeric, the huntsman who is charged with the salvation of the Kingdom: to do so he will travel through the realms in search of Chrysalis.  Aeric is, like all of the men in Kingdom, an emotionally tortured soul, without faith that there is a love for him.  Hall is a master of the slightly mad, entirely twisted story laden with depth and insertions of characters old and new.  While Aeric is chasing Chrysalis, he is aided by Lissa: a winsome beauty that has intrigued him, yet the stories of the one he hunts have him enthralled.  Several twists are built into the telling of the story, and at times readers will feel a tiny bit mad themselves with the unusual revelations, fantastical world building and the sense of familiarity that pervades the story, even as the premise is wholly unique and fresh. This set of stories is based on the children of the original bad boys, and the first in the next generation stories is wonderful.  Exactly what I hope to find when I open a book by this author: love, imagination and steam all rolled into a story that reacquaints us with the characters from before while giving us new characters to love! I purchased a copy of this title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A dark, creepy, and lovely romance, The Huntsman's Prey was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book! From the secrets, to the magic, this book was wonderful. Lissa was partly the heroine of the book. Of course, this is Wonderland, where things aren't always as they seem and Lissa definitely had some secrets that even she didn't know. I really liked her. She was a sweet, kind, and strong character. I thought she was great. We see less of Chrysalis is this book than I expected, partly because this woman is sneaky and knows how to hide. But, when we do see her, she was a fantastic character. Despite her madness, she did everything she could to keep her loved ones safe and fought to ensure she wasn't a danger to anyone anymore. I thought she was a brilliant character. Aeric was amazing. Despite his formidable reputation as a killer, he was very sweet and kinder than his reputation would let on. He was formidable when someone crossed him and very determined when he set his mind to something. He was wonderful and I adored him. The romance was lovely. Lissa and Aeric were sweet together and the chemistry between them was HOT. But, not all is as is seems... The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of secrets to go around. I suspected the biggest secret early on, but that didn't take away from the suspense. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. More than one couple got a happy ending and I thought it was perfect. Can't wait to read more from Kingdom! Huntsman's Prey was a brilliant fantasy romance. It was dark, lovely, and full of secrets. I absolutely loved this book! Fans of the series, you won't be disappointed with the newest addition. And, romance lovers, this is a book you don't want to miss. *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No Ordinary Fairytale by An_Eclectic_Reader In this seventh installment of the Kingdom Series, eighteen years has passed. All five of the "Bad Boys" from fairy tales have found their love match thanks to their fairy godmother. But what of the bad girls? Don't they deserve love too? But this is no ordinary fairy tale, it's darker, more surreal, and the bad girl is not simply bad, but mad as well. Which makes sense since her father is the Mad Hatter. Chrysalis is the dark princess cursed by the moon. Death follows in her wake. All of Wonderland and Kingdom are in jeopardy if she continues to stalk the land. In a desperate effort to find Hatter's daughter and stop the destruction, the Red Queen's huntsman, Aeric is asked to track her. The only seeming solution to stopping the dark princess is to kill her. There is said to be another way, but will Aeric find it in time to save Chrysalis from herself? The Huntsman's Prey is a incredible story, filled with passion, love, and a deep well spring of emotion. Marie Hall creates characters that stay with you, and you find yourself connecting with them and cheering them on as they face their own personal demons. I really enjoyed getting to see past characters from the series come back for an encore. The flow from book to book is seamless. Although a bit darker than her previous works in this series, I think it resonates all the more. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have given a higher rating to this seventh installment but the typos drove me to distraction. Steam instead of stem, youre for your, you're for your, the for that, of for if, he for the... I have caught them in other books in this series but they were just rampant in this book. Some times you need a human to read because if it is a real word spellcheck is going to skip right over it... Story-wise it is ok. It ties up a few loose ends from a previous story. Another reviewer commented on the lack of "badassness" in the Hunter and I agree to a point. He sort of starts off that way but when it is clear he is out of his element he does defer to Lissa. This does not bother me, though. The ending is a little weird (spoiler here) but given that the author let both Chrysalis and Lissa live it was really her only option. Overall, it was good but with less typos and maybe a few more pages it could have been better. This author serms to always have a set number of pages (less than 200 on my Nook HD+) in mind and come hell or highwater she's going to make it fit. Lastly, her books do contain sex but while it is steamy, it is in no way erotica. If you've read JR Ward or authors like her this is more like one of those old Harlequin Romances when they stopped fading to black and started putting in "love scenes". I read worse in highschool when I was into Kathleen Woodwiss. (She was very good! Look her up.) So to sum up, good book, could have been longer, typos that really need fixing, strange ending and mild sex. This is number seven in a series and while it can be read alone, it helps to have read the others for points of reference.
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174 pages. Book 7 in series. It is a stand alone, complete story. I recommend reading the series in order for a better and more complete reading experience. These are adult retellings of fairy tales (there is sex) and you should expect a happy ending even when it does not seem possible. I found the characters and pace of the story a little frustrating. But everything is different in Wonderland! I reccomend the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Keeping in line with the rest of this series, this book was good. Confusing as hell, but good. With Lissa, Chrysa, Reflection....who wouldn't be confused. I assumed Chrysa was the Huntsman's mate, but it seemed like Lissa was...sighs...I mean it all gets explained at the end but getting to that explanation takes time and in the meantime it gets very confusing... I was a bit disappointed in the Huntsman, for all intent and purposes he was supposed to a big badass but he really wasn't. He was just a man led by his emotions, there was nothing badass about him, nothing fearsome. Lissa was the one who got him out of trouble, she was the one who led him around Wonderland, she basically did everything. I expected more and got very little from him....I hope Rumpel's story is better as he seems very badass....so far this second generation isn't living up to the hype! SR
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love MH's Kingdom series for the creativity and humor put into it, but this book left me repulsed. I will not spoil the end, but I will say there were many alternatives the author could have used. Killing the main characters would have been better than the chosen ending! I have not given up on this series, but this one was horrible in the end. Such a shame since it started off so well. Be warned that all of these books do have sex scenes as well. I do my best to skip over those bits. ;)
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Loved it!
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The ending sucks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anuter secsess. A exclent Older Kids Firytall!!!
MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Source: I received an e-copy of this book from the author via the tour in exchange for an honest review I think everyone knows how much I enjoy classic fairy tales and the twists that modern authors give to them in their retellings. But there is just something special about the world that Marie Hall has created in her Kingdom series. It’s so rich and well imagined, combining the worlds we’ve all grown up with and putting twists and turns that I, for one, never even dreamed of. I’ve been hooked since the very beginning with HER MAD HATTER…what can I say? Of all the fairy tale realms, Wonderland (and a pretty sexy Hatter) just draws me in…in all it’s manifestations. Ah, but HUNTSMAN’S PREY goes beyond the story of Hatter and Alice. Have you ever wondered what might happen if they had a child? A girl? A girl who would inherit her father’s madness and turn it…and Wonderland…into something never seen before? That’s what we get with HUNTSMAN’S PREY. For poor, poor Chrysalis was moon-cursed at birth and now that she’s reached her eighteenth birthday it’s about to get very dark in Wonderland…very dark indeed. Aeric, the Red Queen’s own Huntsman, is called upon to stop Chrysa…but maybe…maybe…he can save her. The majority of the Kingdom series are novella length and I have to commend the author on packing so much world/plot development into the shorter length. They’ve always felt like the perfect little bite when I read one. But HUNTSMAN’S PREY is longer…regular novel length. Hall makes the most of the additional pages by really expanding the world of Kingdom and creating a fast-paced plot that keeps you turning those pages. The characters are well imagined, written, and are very intriguing. Hall throws in a pretty big twist when it comes to Chrysalis too. One that kept me guessing right up to the big reveal and I have to admit, while I got parts of it right, I didn’t get it all but I did enjoy how Hall treats it and Aeric’s reaction. While HUNTSMAN’S PREY is part of a series, you can read it as a stand alone. However, I would definitely recommend that you read the series before you start. Like I said, they’re novella length and are pretty quick reads…come on you know you want to! Well, if nothing else definitely read HER MAD HATTER (#1), DANIKA’S SURPRISE (#5.5), and MOON’S FLOWER (#6) before picking this one up. They all have history that lead up to Chrysalis’s story and it will make HUNTSMAN’S PREY that much richer for you. Enjoy!
Francine_A More than 1 year ago
We are back in Wonderland again! Marie Hall brings us her new book, Huntsman’s Prey as the eleventh book of the Kingdom Series. Mad Hatter and Alice’s daughter, beautiful and powerful Chrysalis had been moon-cursed as was and had been hinted in several books before, namely Hook’s Pan, Moon Flower, and the anthology Danica’s Surprise. Remarkably, this novel’s extremely unique storyline is as twisted as its magical setting, Wonderland. Pretty interesting and sometimes confusing (as it should be) dialogues with the Cheshire cat adds to the insanity and exceptional quality of this book. In spite of the beautiful madness, the plot itself is poignant concludes in a moving climax. ***Spoiler Warning*** Marie Hall has quite an interesting take on the bizarreness and mysteries of the Multiple Personality Disorder. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two souls in one body cannot take the stone of veritus. Veritus stone is for one soul by all accounts of the previous books of kingdom. All you did was premote every mans dream of getting to scew to chicks (personalities) in one body! The hunter gets two different women in one body...come on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as her first series. Kind of dissapointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the strangest stories I've ever read. I loved it! I was totally not expecting the end. This story is a brilliant and creative story. Absolute genius.