Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Interracial
LGBTQ+ Category: Gay
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About The Book
(Beginnings Book Four)
Orphan Hunter Landon craves a family who will love him unconditionally. When he’s adopted by the Knights, an organization dedicated to destroying shifters, Hunter is grateful, but their ideology never sits right. Finally, on a rite of passage during which he’s supposed to kill his first shifter, Hunter discovers the truth: he meets Glenn Lightfoot, a deer shifter, and asks a lot of questions.
Glenn hates the Knights and worries about the safety of his herd with one in their midst. After all, the Knights have hurt his family before. On the other hand, this is his chance to convert an enemy, and instinct tells him Hunter won’t betray him.
When Hunter sees the Knights for the monsters they are, he knows he must leave the herd and protect Glenn. But Glenn is determined not to lose the man he has come to love and respect to the Knights’ cruel campaign.
Second Edition with updated and revised text.
Hunter and Hunted is the fourth book in the Shifter Chronicles series, and maintains the same high standard as the earlier books. “Hunter” is the hunter in the title, and we meet him on a hunt. He is a trainee Knight, on the verge of earning his spurs by killing a shifter.
The shifter in his sights is a deer shifter. Hunter is having trouble trying to picture a deer shifter as monster that needs exterminating. He’s an orphan who was been brought up from the age of thirteen to be a Knight, but he is full of doubts. He’s also no fan of cruelty or manipulation, and that’s all he has experienced in his Knight family.
He also has visions of the future as a result of his Fae blood. He can’t control the visions – they come to him when they come to him, and he has one while he targets the deer.
Glenn is the deer shifter, and he has a lucky escape, of sorts. He is also a park ranger, so he knows his way around the area. When Hunter fails to shoot him, Glenn has to re-evaluate all he has been told about the Knights, at least in relation to Hunter.
Glenn does get injured, and Hunter helps him. As a result, they get stuck in each other’s company, and that is quite sticky as they both have their preconceptions about each other. There’s a lot of fear and anger going round but gradually things start to change. This is going to have consequences for them both – tough consequences.
There are a few revelations that link with the series here, and we get to see the Agency, the enemies of the Knights, in action.
Glenn and Hunter are likable characters, and the way their relationship builds is a real treat to read!
Tony is an Englishman living amongst the Welsh and the Other Folk in the mountains of Wales. He lives with his partner of thirty-six years, four dogs, two ponies, various birds, and his bees. He is a retired lecturer and a writer of no renown but that doesn’t stop him enjoying what he used to think of as ‘sensible’ fantasy and sf. He’s surprised to find that if the story is well written and has likeable characters undergoing the trails of life, i.e. falling in love, falling out of love, having a bit of nooky (but not all the time), fending off foes, aliens and monsters, etc., he’ll be happy as a sandperson who has just offloaded a wagon of sand at the going market price. As long as there’s a story, he’s in. He aims to write fair and honest reviews. If he finds he is not the target reader he’ll move on.