The Hunter (Legend Chronicles #1)

The Hunter (Legend Chronicles #1)

by Theresa Meyers
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The Hunter 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
terrilbn More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was a pretty good story and I would consider reading the sequels. There are some long winded areas that I just skimmed and not all the motivations were believable, but I did not consider this a bad book.
signez More than 1 year ago
DNF. Not well written. This should have been a good story and in a better storyteller's hands it would have been. As is is though, it was full of awkward metaphors, misused homonyms, and undeveloped characters. The characters behave the way the do because the author says so, not because of any motivation the reader is shown. In fact it was full of Tell, instead of Show. I gave up. On the plus side, most of the words were spelled correctly. On the minus side, they weren't always the right words.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the middle of life or death and all Colt can think is how entralled he is with his tag along demon. Very tiring and annoying. Interesting story, if the author had stayed there. Cannot take the follow up stories with the brothers, guessing more of the same lovey mush in inappropriate places.
Denise23b More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to get through this book only because it seemed to read slow. It was fun enough of a read that I stuck it out. The romance was interesting and tricky. Take the chance and read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As Meyers continues to write, she will probably stop doing all of the things that are annoying in this book, but the most annoying thing for now is how often she returns to the main characters' thoughts when they have nothing new to offer. The repetition isn't just dull, it erodes the suspense she is building. And, there are also a couple of ideas that she introduces only to drop. For example, it's made clear that the succubus kills by orgasm. For the next 100 pages or so, I kept waiting for her to worry about that in her endless thought sequences, but she never did -- and never explained that she could control it, either.
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j2smith79935 More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book. Think Indiana Jones, steampunk, and supernatural elements all rolled into one. I will buy the rest of the series.
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happyendingamust More than 1 year ago
I'll pick up the rest of the series in a leisurely fashion.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jen: When we agreed to host Theresa Meyers on her blog tour, I jumped at the chance to read The Hunter. I've been curious about steampunk but still hadn't read any books with the genre. But it's one that's been growing in popularity recently, so I decided to check it out. The Hunter was a fun introduction. The Hunter is the first book in a series that follow the Jackson brothers. They are "The Chosen", paranormal hunters. They're destined to put together The Book, which was torn into three pieces and spread to different corners of the globe to keep out of the hands of those that would rather use the information held inside for evil rather than good. So Colt is the first brother to start the hunt for The Book. To get to the supposed hiding place, he needs the help of a demon and so he ends up summoning Lilly. Lilly wants to be free of the demon lifestyle and agrees to help Colt if he'll help regain her mortality. The plot is interesting enough. But to make it steampunk, we have to throw in those interesting gadgets. So what started out as a Western with paranormal elements now also includes a mechanical horse, ray guns, and early blimps (at least that's how I pictured their flying machine). I enjoyed the journey Lilly and Colt took me on and has lots of fun trying to imagine the gadgets Ms Meyers created. I'm looking forward to the following books in the series. After an interesting twist at the end of The Hunter, I can't wait to see how Ms Meyers is going to handle Winchester and Remington's (Colt's brothers) stories.
kopsahl More than 1 year ago
The Jackson brothers are considered the Chosen. Winchester, Remington and Colt were trained to hunt down supernatural beings. In the first book in this trilogy we are introduced to Colt Jackson, the youngest of the three brothers. Meyers starts the book with Colt¿s first experience with a demon and right away we are shown the bravery inside of him. You also see that Colt has always felt left behind because his father tried to protect him from the world that his brothers were already deep into. Unfortunately, a demon took that choice away from Cy and he was forced to train his youngest to be a hunter like his brothers. Now Colt only knows hunting and strives to live up to his father¿s notorious reputation. He is an outlaw whereas his brothers have set up shop in respectable jobs and have turned their back on the hunting life. Colt feels it is his responsibility to find all the pieces to the Book of Legion before humanity perishes. To do this, he must pair up with a demon. The demon who shoes up is a feisty succubus, Lily, with an agenda of her own. Lilly has been studying the legend looking for a way out of her bargain with Rathe (part vampire, part archangel and all demon lord) who made her a succubus after offering a deal to save her sister. Rathe has his own agenda, revenge, against Colt after he killed his baby girl (who was a vampire). Knowing that eventually Colt will succumb to Lilly¿s advances, he sends her to help Colt find his piece of the Book. Neither banked on falling in love and on this Indiana Jones adventure find that they will do anything to save each other¿s life. Loved all the fun steampunk attributes of this book combined with a western theme. Marley Turlock was one of my favorite characters. He is the inventor that builds all the Jackson boys toys. The best one is Tempus, the mechanical horse, of Colts. If you love steampunk you will love The Hunter and will look forward to the next book and reading about another delicious Jackson brother!
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TSteiner More than 1 year ago
My review is for 3.5 Stars. For the last ten years, Colt Jackson has known about the supernatural world. Trained by his father to fight the Darkin, he is a man with a mission, to stop supernatural's at all cost. To seal off the gate to hell, he must now rely on a being he is sworn to destroy. He needs the help of a demon to find his father's portion of the Book of Legend. Lilly was born a human. She made a pact with a demon lord to protect her sister and has been living as a succubus for the last twenty-five years. During this time she has studied the Chosen, three brother's prophesized to open the Gates of Nyx. Now her master wants her to seduce Colt for his soul and the book, but she needs Colt for something else.her freedom. Right from the beginning the chemistry is hot and it's not just because Lilly is a succubus. Even she feels the connection and is hard pressed to fight it. Colt is leery of course. He has a job to do and in no way can he ever trust a demon. Slowly they learn to trust each other, but with all the forces of evil against them they have to work extra hard to complete their task. Hers is to become human again and his is to find his section of the book. The action is so well detailed you almost feel like you are there. The world Ms. Meyers has created is fascinating and beautifully described. She really has a knack for pulling you into an action sequence. She writes fast paced and heart pounding scenes with ease. I also enjoyed the way she built the sexual tension between Colt and Lilly. The anticipation was almost as good as the actual event. This is a smart beginning to what looks to be a thrilling and exciting trilogy. While this is my first steampunk novel that I have read, and I'm not too sure if it is a genre I'll enjoy, but I do believe that I will be reading this entire trilogy. Ms. Meyers has captured me with spunky characters, fascinating gadgets and an intriguing plot. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, The Slayer, scheduled to be released April 2012.
Brittany_M More than 1 year ago
Colt Jackson is a Hunter. His sole mission is to track down soulless creatures, such as vampires, shapeshifters, and demons, which ascend from hell to create havoc on earth. Colt's job has suddenly gotten more complicated, however. The demon lord Rathe wants to throw open the gates from Hell permanently, and the only way Colt can close them is to track down the fabled Book of Legend. He has to summon a demon to help him accomplish his task, but he's not expecting a sexy-as-hell succubus named Lilly Arliss to appear, offer him a deal, and complicate his life. Miss Arliss wants more than Colt's soul, however. She wants a chance at redemption. Will Colt save her? Or will he send her back to Hell forever? "The Hunter" by Theresa Meyers is a Steampunk-fueled Western Adventure story. In other words, Colt rides a mechanical horse through the Western frontier on his treacherous treasure-seeking adventures. I found the sexual tension between Colt and Lilly a bit too heavy-handed (he's aroused while rappelling down a mountain), and at times, I wondered if I was reading an erotica novel. The description of Tesla coil guns and gas-powered dirigibles-among many other unique Steampunk creations-captured my imagination, however, and the book is definitely exciting. The characters face new perils on every page.