Hunted

Hunted

by Lorenz Font

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ISBN-13: 9781612132839
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

A professional daydreamer, Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. Since being published in 2013, she has been conspiring, butting heads, and enjoying her spare time with vampires, angels, samurais, and other creatures she has created in her head.

Her perfect day consists of writing and lounging on her garage couch (a.k.a. the office) with a glass of her favorite cabernet while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She finds writing urban fantasy exhilarating and places an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories.

Lorenz lives in Southern California with her supportive family and three demanding dogs.

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Hunted 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one.  The main character, Harrow, and his struggles with who he is and what he has done by spreading a disease among vampires, whether on purpose or not, drew me in.  His relationship with Jordan, the fiery redhead hell-bent on revenge, and how it changed them both was such fun to watch as it evolved.  The other characters, their struggles and watching them grow as they became friends and a then a family...heartwarming. The disease she introduced was very interesting and I look forward to their continued research into a cure. The relationship between Harrow and Tor was absolutely hilarious and I enjoyed every minute of it. The Eskrima and use of the Kalimetal was very interesting and very well received.  I had to go look it up because it intrigued me so much, as far as the Kali-Eskrima Martial Arts. I have to say, I love the quiet and brooding Rohnert.  He is a story waiting to be told! Great debut for this author.  I look forward to the next installment of the trilogy.
byLuluwithLove More than 1 year ago
Now, I am a HUGE fan of the vampire genre, both literary and cinematic. I’ll give most things vampiric a chance, especially if they put their own twist on the typical creatures of legend. This is the main reason I picked up Hunted, which proved true to its synopsis. It was a really interesting read that is definitely set apart from most (possibly all recent) depictions of vampires. Lorenz Font does a great job intertwining multiple character arcs together, showing how seemingly unrelated actions can massively affect the lives of others. Font’s world of vampires isn’t your Stephenie Meyer’s version, nor is it reminiscent of Anne Rice. While the action and romance may make some believe this is like the Black Dagger Brotherhood, it really isn’t. Hunted stands on its own merits in a world belonging wholly to Ms. Font. Our protagonist, Harrow Gates, is extremely handsome. It’s the thing everyone notices and picks up on. This, however, is where his likeness to those of the male protagonists in the aforementioned series ends. You see, Harrow is actually incredibly likable. He is affable and seems to take things in good stride. He repays kindness with kindness, and at times, seems to even repay the harshness he receives with an understanding nod. While Edward (Cullen) and Louis (de Pointe du Lac) constantly mourn their loss of humanity despite the richness their current immortal lives offer, Harrow plods along and makes the most of his life. Sure, he feels sorrow for what he lost at times, but he seems to be okay with the life he has now, which is incredible given his immortality comes with a catch, a disease that affects those he comes into close contact with, both humans and vampires alike. The secondary characters in Hunted are just as well developed as Harrow. Each have their own set of issues that drove them towards each other. Jordan, the reluctant vampire set upon destroying her maker. Allison, the innocent diseased vampire looking to bring back a sense of normalcy to her life after an attack left her motherless. Pritchard, a millionaire looking to protect humans and vampires alike from this seemingly incurable disease. Tor, a brawn over brains thug with a vendetta against the diseased. Even though this is only the first book in the Gates Legacy series, I’m astounded at how much Font was able to tell us about each of these characters, and can only imagine how these characters and their stories will continue to unfold and evolve as the series progresses. While forging her own way in the vampire niche, Hunted also makes use of the traditional vampiric metaphors made popular by Stoker. The taking of blood is a metaphor for sex. It elicits the same sort of pleasure for the biter. The disease Harrow unknowingly introduces to the public shares attributes with HIV/AIDS. Both can be transmitted through sex, though in Harrow’s case, it can also be transmitted through biting. Font carefully navigates through this barely veiled metaphor, depicting multiple sides to the issue. Scientists trying to cure it, the infected parties trying to live responsibly to prevent others from catching it, other infected parties so angry at having caught it that they set out to infect others, the small minded that only want to destroy all infected regardless of contamination source, and then those that are in love with the infected, having to learn to maneuver through hoops at a chance of intimacy. Overall, it is amazing that Font was able to introduce so much information at once in a book that is a relatively quick read. The negatives aren’t anything grand, nor do they detract from the story. The beginning may start a bit slow, though I think that is more due to the impatience of the reader to find out what is going to happen, rather than hesitant writing. The romances seemed to escalate from zero to fifty out of nowhere, but like I said, it doesn’t really affect the quality of the story. I rated this book at 3.5 stars, but will round it up to 4 considering it is only the first book in a series, and therefore had a lot of groundwork to lay down. // I received this title for free in exchange for an honest review //
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Hunted, The Gates Legacy Book 1, Lorenz Font Review from jeannie zelos book reviews   I really liked the sound of this – a new series, and I can get in at the beginning ( I do jump into exiting series quite often but love to start from book one). So, I started reading and ....though it was well written I found it difficult to get “into”. There seems to be so many different people and then add in the humans/vampire halflings, vampires that are Council ones, infected vampires and then a few that just seem not to fit in anywhere. Reading about Harrow’s constant sores and pain didn’t scream “Hero” at me, just made me cringe a bit...and I wondered if I’d made a mistake on choosing this book. Still, I kept with it and once Pritchard came into the mix, and the format began to shape up I got much more into it. I can see the background info was needed, plus the infection stuff – though that name is just so awful, so twee....eurghh. First books often have a problem for me, when they’ve the difficult job of setting the world, the characters and trying to slot in a decent story. Its a tough job and not all can do it. Gradually though Harrows personality came through too and I began to like him – he really is a man with a conscience, and though he’s quiet he’s actually a natural leader. The others in Pritchard's group too were a good mix, and helped give a feeling of unity, after all they all want the same thing. The humans want to stay safe, and the vampires want to live safely hoping for control or cure for their disease or to stay disease free, and they all want to eradicate those who are out to kill them and those like them. Jordan, what a terrible thing to happen to her and her family and I understood her desire for revenge, and why she wouldn’t let any other emotion get in the way of it, but then she meets Harrow and something connects between them though they both fight it strongly. Then we come down to the Vampire Council and the awful Goran and his schematics...I couldn’t help feeling sorry for his son Demetrious, with better parents he could have been a different man entirely, instead of the sadistic one his upbringing had made him...Still, when the chips are down its kill or be killed. You’d think a ruling group like this, made up of Vampire originals would be about keeping vampires safe, keeping them hidden or something – and maybe some of the other councillors are, but Goran seems to have his own agenda and he’s ruthless. Building his own half breed army, taking a harem of red haired mistresses ( they don’t get any say it it) he’s everything an anti hero is. No conscience, self self serving and a great character to keep the balance. There needs to be someone to fight against after all and it needs to be a worthy adversary. Stars: Four, from a shaky start for me this grew into an interesting story and I’m keen to see what develops next. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers
Jootsme More than 1 year ago
Great story...Impressive writing.... A different take on a popular genre. The author really knows how to tell a story. You get hooked right away in the early chapters. Definitely a page turner. She also developed the characters in a way that elicits emotional connections to them. The characters were so well written that you can't help but take them with you even when you are done with the book. Knowing there is another book on the way makes me excited that I will get more of Harrow. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dove into this book with a very open mind and, it was more then satisfied. Lorenz Font gives the reader a new insight to the world of Vampires as we know it. Returning to Primeval characteristics of original  vampires while, entertaining the New-Era of Vampires readers of all ages enjoy. The book engrosses you in the story masterfully leaving you unable to set it down. You are never left with a second of boredom. It is appeals to human like senses in such a way  that one feels like they are in the novel themselves. I for one cannot wait for the next Volume
SuperNaturalFan1 More than 1 year ago
Great story, Great characters! The plot itself is unique with unexpected twists.. I thought Harrow was very interesting but Tor is a badass!!Can't wait for the sequel!!
JacquelineL More than 1 year ago
Really impressed with this first time author! Great books and can't wait for the next installment.  Characters pull you in and the pages keep flying past.