The Dark Huntsman: A fantasy romance of the Black Court

The Dark Huntsman: A fantasy romance of the Black Court

by Jessica Aspen

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

About 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 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
It just kinda ended. Very thin plot. I'm glad it was free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm all about fairytale retellings, so when I heard about this one, I figuredit was right up my alley. It was good, don't get me wrong, but there were problems. Maybe tis was because I was reading the ebook, but it honestly looked like no editing had been done. There was almost never an indication of a scene break unless it was the end of a chapter. So there'd be a paragraph where Haddon and the queen were talking and then suddenly we'd be in the cottage with Trina and Logan. There were also some inconsistancies that detracted from my enjoyment. Trina honestly pissed me off. How could she be so damn stupid? I mean, she's literrally in enemy territory, yet she thinks it's a good idea to go hunting with Logan? GAH! Logan kind of annoyed me but that was maimly becuase he refused to ackowledge feelings until the end. That being said, I did like the story and I'm intrigued by the players and this prophecy. It's highly likely I'll read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ended up reading the whole series.
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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.