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The Wild Hunt

(Faerie Sworn #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Magic still lingers in the mist-covered corners of the world, wherever the Old Ways are remembered. However, as civilization and reason scoff at the Fair Folk, the paths to power have been forgotten by all but a few.

Lily Boyd was meant to become a faerie doctor, a warden of humans and a keeper of balance, until disbelief and pragmatism led her away from the hidden world an
Published May 30th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published May 29th 2014)
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Denise Bartram
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*** I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***

"No! No, no, no!" - Lily Boyd (The Wild Hunt)

MacKenna is Lily's grandmother and is her mentor in all things Faerie, even if Lily doesn't realise it.
Lily, albeit unknown to her, is the trainee. Unprepared, she still stands firm.
Troy is an enigma. Which side does his loyalties lie?

"No! No, no, no!" To quote Lily, that is exactly what I said when this book ended. I was so engrossed in the story that I hadn't not
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read The Wild Hunt a while ago but didn’t review it immediately. I worry about gushing over a first in series and having the next in series never come. Blah. But the next in series, The Wild Curse, is out too! I will confess, I begged Ron to let me read it in beta because I liked The Wild Hunt so much and didn't want to wait. I read The Wild Curse unedited, and in the rough draft stages and can tell you, even that way The Wild Curse was well worth reading … but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let ...more
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This book is as confusing as it is interesting.

The plot was pretty much all about finding the grandma of Lily who was a doctor for fairies. She gets help from a kelpie (a water spirit of Scottish folklore, typically taking the form of a horse, reputed to delight in the drowning of travelers --> from Google). Their camaraderie is actually good, even though their team up isn't the best because Lily speaks like a normal person and the kelpie, Troy, speaks in a riddles and in very, very formal
Ashley Byland
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am always looking out for new a different kind of paranormal books because this genre can tend to be a lot of the same thing but when you find a book that is different, it can really take you away and into another world. And that is what this book has done.

Granted it also takes place in Scotland, but that is not why you are taken away. At least not at first. We start out with a simple story of a girl visiting her grandmother, when it quickly turns out that grandma is not all that she seems to
nicole gugino
Aug 04, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I could not finish this book. I gave this book 100 of 299 pages. I am not the type of person to not finish, but I have deemed it not worth the time.
What I did like: I am interested in the base idea of this book that Lilly's grandmother was a faerie doctor and believed the "old ways," taught them to her as a child and then she has a faerie adventure. However this was not well executed.
What I didn't like: there were spelling issues, grammar structure issues and misuse of vocabulary issues. Some ca
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really impressed with this book. Judging by previous reviews, i wasn't expecting to enjoy it so much! The author did a great job writing characters that didn't fall flat. I love when the heroine has a backbone and can think for herself!
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had both high and low expectations for The Wild Hunt before I started reading.

Low expectations, since prior to this book I’ve actually never read anything from Ron C. Nieto. High expectations since the cover is so pretty. Isn’t that weird? This actually happens to me a lot, haha.

The prologue to TWH was very interesting and truly intriguing. I’m glad that I read the rest of the book.

The characters in The Wild Hunt were interesting. Lily is a character who has shown that she is willing to do a l
Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Helllllllllloooooooo people! It's been a long time since I've posted a review, and for that I'm sorry. I should have a bit more time to read now, so look for more reviews! I'm still going through and doing my #TBRProject. I'm trying to read every book that I have first (it's harder than you think) and writing reviews for those instead of buying new books. (The struggle is real.)

Anyway, this wasn't on my #TBRProject, but instead I was given a copy to review in exchange for an honest review from t
Pratr- Authors
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received The Wild Hunt from Ron C. Nieto and Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock I enjoyed reading this book right up to the very end, but was frustrated with the cliff hanger. Sure, I am stoked there will be more in the series, but this one leaves you with so many unanswered questions it would never be able to stand on its own.

With the bad news out of the way I can jump right in and tell you how much I loved the story line and the characters. It’s a story of a young woman (Lily) who leav
Michelle (Scarborg)
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read this review and more at Classy Cat Books.

I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5/5

This was a great read--- Nieto did an excellent job of making the world of the fae seem alive while still foreign. And Lily never wavered as a good example of a main character.

Beginning as skeptical as any late teen would of her crazy old grandma, Lily's path to believing the fae is incredibly believable. In her situation, I think I would have been just as skeptical for
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Guys, there’s only 26 reviews for this book on Goodreads. 26! Not enough, it should have A LOT more, because it is an awesome book. Where are all the fans? Do you love Karen Marie Moning? Do you like the fae? Do you love being scared, and intrigued, and completely sucked into a story?? Then read The Wild Hunt by Ron C. Nieto.

I saw that the book was free through one of the email subscriptions I get and I downloaded it and forgot about it (I download a LOT of free books.) Then I finished whatever
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Since she was a child, Lily Boyd visited her grandmother in Scotland until she could be left on her own since her parents both worked. She had adored spending long days at McKenna Kirk's rural home where they had fun playing and giggling. McKenna had broke her ankle from a bad fall and was lucky to be alive. She refused to move closer so Lily packed her bags, took two trains, and a bus to go help her grandmother. What she didn't expect was items disappearing or hideous creatures trying to eat he ...more
Book Junky Girls
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lily thinks she is coming to help her grandmother while she has a broken leg, but what happens is so much more. It's been 6 years since she saw her but when her grandmother disappears it's up to her to uncover the oddities and remember all the silly rhymes that aren't so silly anymore, but were really her grandmothers attempt to teach her about a world byond what she knew to exist. As Lily ties to navigate this world and it's strange rules she has to learn who to trust and who twists their world ...more
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I were to describe this novel in one word, it would be magical. Nieto’s writing is enchanting. Her story is refreshing & unique. It is also exciting & adventurous. I haven’t been on a journey like this in quite a while. Nieto brings this world to life in a remarkable way. You can not only see, but feel also feel the shifts between the human and fae worlds, between dark and light, between us and them. This adds a remarkable layer of complexity to the tale.

The uniqueness and presence of
Jessica Johnson
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Caught up in the world of the fay! Great story full of adventure!!

Lily is thrown in the world of the Fay after the disappearance of her grandmother. With the help of Troy, a sometimes maddening kelpie full of riddles, Lily undertakes the responsibility of finding her grandmother while running into nothing but trouble along the way. I loved this story I felt like I was just thrown into the world Ron C Nieto created, wanting to solve the mystery of Lily's grandmother. The author leaves you wonder
R.C. Matthews
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: small-town
I don't read paranormal stories very often, but this one has me completely hooked! Maybe one reason I love it so much is because I'm as clueless about the faerie world as Lily Boyd is and so I'm learning along with her. The story is rich with adventure and I love the fact that Troy is a Kelpie and belongs to the Unseelie, Winter, and evil side!

There are a few parts of the story where I got a bit lost, but I recovered quickly. And I absolutely love the slow development of feelings and attraction
Jan Niblock
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was very surprised by this book and totally enjoyed it. I am not sure what I was expecting at the beginning but as it progressed, it only got better and better. I know nothing about Kelpies and it was fun to read about new mythical creature. The story was one that kept the reader interested in what was going to happen. To see Lily struggle with modern ideas and folklore was exciting, there were times I wanted to shout at her, “open your eyes and use your head”. There were other times where I w ...more
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
The cover isn't my favorite, but I'm not supposed to judge, right? Well, what I found inside actually surprised me! I'm a huge fan of fantasy in general, and anything fairy related is a definite plus. This story was a bit confusing at times but refreshingly believable. It delivered high adventure at a breakneck pace, and I'm still guessing about a few exciting outcomes. It seems that I just got sucked in to yet another series...

*I received this free copy in return for an honest review, and opini
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
I downloaded The Wild Hunt as part of the Urban Mythic anthology, free from Amazon. This was almost painful to read. Through every chapter, I asked myself "who wants to read a story about someone who never learns from her mistakes?" Lily continuously made thoughtless bargains with Fae after being warned on numerous occasions not to do so-- did this stop her? Of course not. So glad it finally ended, even if it was on a cliffhanger. The writing was good, but I intensely disliked Lily and Troy.
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
First, I would like to thank the author Ron C. Nieto for providing me with this book for an honest review. I enjoyed reading this book very much. The world building was done well and the story-line is good. The characters are well developed and written. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
Susan Lee Thuener
Too short without a satisfactory ending

I liked the plot but it was not finished. I felt disappointed by the abrupt close without any solutions. I expect that is why I don't like serials on TV that are not complete in each episode.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-the-kobo
Loved the writing, and the story is compelling.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first installment of this series and am looking forward to picking up the next one! Faerie is indeed a wild land!
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fairytales
I was provided an ARC copy of "The Wild Hunt", in exchange for my unbiased and personal review. This fairytale is a new adventure, with a fresh outlook. The story is rather complex. It begins with a young woman, Lily Boyd, visiting her grandmother in Ireland. But there is a prologue in which we learn that Grandma McKenna has fallen down the stair from her loft and hurt her leg. More than that, she hit her head on a shelf while falling, and had to be rescued by a mysterious man who saved her life ...more
Miscellaneous Allie
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Honestly I'm inclined to give this book a lower rating for a few reasons, but I'm going with a 3 because this is clearly a more amateur production and I think the author has done her best to earn it.

The reason why i would rate it lower is it suffers the flaws of any amateur books, and that isn't the story's fault. What hurt this story the most was piss poor editing. There were countless spelling and grammatical errors, and the chapter/scene breaks were nonsensical at best, flow inhibiting at wo
Kari Chapman
This book is set in the modern world, with the world of magic hidden. As is standard with this type of book, our main character is someone just being introduced to the fey and magic. My problem was that we spend the first 20% of the book with her wandering around brushing off strange happenings. I got so frustrated waiting for us to get to the meat of the book - her interacting with the fae and learning. Once that actually happened it was just painful to read, as she made mistake after mistake d ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Dark and Enchanting

Author Ron takes us on a fast-paced into the realm of faeries. Her world view has similarities with others I have read, but definitely has its own set of rules and relationships.

The descriptions of each type of faerie and their complex interactions provide a great background for what is ultimately a quest. I enjoyed the story and grew to like the protagonists - Lily and Troy.

The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger. Getting there was a great journey.
Mark Geyzer
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are afraid of kelpies - don't start this book! Like a kelpie, it lets you ride - and you cannot fall off.

Ron takes you into a world of mischief and treachery - where fairy are beautiful and monstrous at the same time; where intrigues are played - but lies are impossible; where words and actions have dire consequences, and thinking before acting is a virtue.

Like an aged scotch, this book must be savored - and not gulped. Enjoy it - as I did!
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the story and I loved the characters. A good start for a fantasy series. On goodreads it’s only listed under fantasy, but there is also some romance in this story. For me the characters where the most interesting. The story also makes you question what happened to the grandma, that and the bond between Troy and Lily made it very hard to put the book down. Looking forward to the next book.
Janet L. Hage
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairy doctor

Lily's grandma disappeared to start Lily's adventure into the Seely and Unseely world. Lily is on a quest to find Grandma and to see if she will be the next Fae doctor. I have read it twice and still find myself disappointed in the ending. Cliffs have better endings. It is well written with well-developed characterization. Can be read by all ages except there is violence.
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Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.

If you would like to know more about her, please visit her website.

Other books in the series

Faerie Sworn (3 books)
  • The Wild Curse (Faerie Sworn, #2)
  • The Wild Herald (Faerie Sworn #3)