The Dark Huntsman: A fantasy romance of the Black Court

The Dark Huntsman: A fantasy romance of the Black Court

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by Jessica Aspen
     
 

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An evil queen, a dangerous man, and a witch, tangled together in a tale of Snow White...
Desperate to save the last of her family from the murderous Faery Queen, Trina Mac Elvy weaves a spell of entrapment. But instead of a common soldier, the queen has released the Dark Huntsman, a full blooded fae with lethal powers.
Caged for treason, Logan Ni Brennan, is

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An evil queen, a dangerous man, and a witch, tangled together in a tale of Snow White...
Desperate to save the last of her family from the murderous Faery Queen, Trina Mac Elvy weaves a spell of entrapment. But instead of a common soldier, the queen has released the Dark Huntsman, a full blooded fae with lethal powers.
Caged for treason, Logan Ni Brennan, is ready to do anything to win free of the manipulative queen, even if it includes running a last errand for her...murdering a witch. The sight of Trina, ready to fight despite the odds, gives him another option: use the witch as a chess piece, put the queen's son on the throne, and bring down the queen forever.
As the queen slides into insanity and her closest advisor makes plans to succeed to the throne, Logan secrets Trina away in the enchanted forest and makes a decisive move in his dangerous game of manipulation. But the gaming tables of fate turn on him, and when Trina's life is threatened he discovers he risks more than his freedom...he risks his heart.

Are you hungry for dark twisted tales of fantasy and seduction? Strong heroines and supernatural heroes come together, take on evil, and fall in love. Dare to enter Jessica Aspen's world of steamy, fantasy romance in her new twisted fairy tale trilogy: Tales of the Black Court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615891682
Publisher:
Abracadabra Publishing
Publication date:
10/03/2013
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
729,902
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she's able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies.

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The Dark Huntsman: A fantasy romance of the Black Court 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this novel very muchso. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story full of action and suspence. Great first book I look forward to reading the rest of the series.L.M.A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first book definitely getting the box set, but I feel the relations scenes could be a little juicier!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storytelling, compelling, fun read!
Tina_Chan More than 1 year ago
Where to start with this review? I should’ve known better than to choose to read and review a paranormal romance book…there is a reason why I haven’t read much of them in the past. But the lure of book blurb which promises spin offs of fairy tales was too much for me to resist so I succumbed and decided to pick up The Dark Huntsman.  This novel is definitely aimed towards older YA or NA (new adults), as it clearly stated in the author’s message at the beginning of the book. So yes, that does mean that some of the scenes are probably more suited for 17+ year olds. For its genre, The Dark Huntsman hit all of the defining characteristics of paranormal romance right on. Female protagonist with powers—check. Sexy male protagonist—check. Romance between the couple—check. A dash of dark magic—check.  I really loved the whole plot idea of the novel and how the author incorporated parts of fairy tales into the book. In The Dark Huntsman, the Black Queen from Alice in Wonderland is the villain. Owen is the Queen’s mirror (he’s a seer but he assumes the same role as the mirror in Snow White.) Characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, such as the Summer Court and King Oberon are included as well (well, at least I think so...I've never actually read A Midsummer Night's Dream before so I may be getting everythng confused!) That being said, there are original characters to the book as well, such as Trina and Logan and Solanum…which brings us to the next part of the review: characters.  Logan, Logan, Logan…how can I start to describe him? To me, he’s pretty much what the stereotypical paranormal romance novel hottie to be. He’s an elf with incredible powers, however, because he supported the Prince’s plan to rebel against the Black Queen, he got thrown in prison for 15 years. When the Queen finally releases him, she tasks him with killing the first witch he finds, which in this case in Trisha.  Trisha is a green witch, which means she works with earthen magic. I personally didn’t really connect with Trisha that much. I felt that although she did have her moments of being an independent person, most of the time she seemed to hang onto every word coming from Logan’s mouth. It’s like every time she’s around Logan she becomes weak kneed and compliant. I do have to give her credit for her determination for finding out why the Black Queen is trying to kill her family though.  Last but not least, Solanum is by far my favorite character out of the trio. Solanum is a puca, a magical being (kind of like a djin) bound to serve Logan. In many ways, Solanum reminds me of Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet. He’s pucky, crass and pretty kick-ass. I can usually count on Solanum to make some kind of sassy comment :-)  Alright, moving along to the romance aspect of the book. I will be honest right now, I didn’t really like the whole insta-love relationship between Logan and Trisha. I mean, yes, the author did explain that the reason why they were attracted to each other in the first place was because they shared the Gift (ability to perform spells and such.) But the heads-over-heels relationship Trisha and Logan had seemed just a bit too rushed. Last but not least, I strongly disliked how Logan often kept on putting Trish down.  My overall thoughts of The Dark Huntsman? It’s the perfect book for anyone seeking a hard core NA fantasy romance. The genre just wasn't up my alley. Personally, I wished the author spent more elaborations on the plot rather than the Logan-Trisha relationship.