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The Story Hunter

(The Weaver Trilogy #3)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  240 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Redeeming the past is a fatal quest.

In the wake of a deadly coup, the capital city of Urian has descended into chaos. Heartbreak and bloodshed await Tanwen and her friends as they discover the unlikeliest leader now rules Tir.

If they want to save the realm, Tannie and the Corsyth weavers must rescue Queen Braith and unmask the Master, ending the strife once and for all. Bu
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 19th 2020 by Enclave Publishing (first published May 2020)
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Lindsay Franklin
Feb 18, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Spreading the news that The Weaver Trilogy is releasing in audio...THIS MONTH! See below for my original note to readers about The Story Hunter's content. 🖤

Peddler on Audible
Raider on Audible
Hunter on Audible
Submit your receipt dated July 31, 2020 (or earlier) for goodies!

Well, friends, we have reached the end of the road. At least for this trilogy. ;) If you have not yet read the previous books in the trilogy, The Story Peddler and The Story Raider, there be spoilers below. I'll block
Nadine Brandes
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A masterful conclusion to an entrancing trilogy. I couldn’t put the book down. Couldn’t stop thinking about it after I’d finished. This is the type of story readers everywhere crave.
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
This book is a gripping, page-turning finale to an epic, all-time favourite trilogy. I had such high hopes for this book and it slayed every single one above and beyond what I could have imagined.

The sweet characters have come so far since the first book, and I've grown to love them so dearly. Their stories are so close to my heart, and I can't believe it's over. Hunter perfectly tied up all the character arcs, plot elements, and all the things, while still showing a beautiful open future of adv
Merie Shen
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well. It's finished.

And there couldn't have been a more satisfying conclusion! It's time for Tannie and the crew to win the day again and it ain't easy going. While I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other two, it was still wonderful!

This book lets us into a couple more characters' heads, each POV bringing along a unique new perspective and distinct voice. The villain finally comes to light and doesn't hesitate to play all the cards. The stakes get high in this one!

The characters, especiall
Rose (Adventurous Bookworm)
Ahhh!!!! What did I just read? Ok, seriously, this book was the perfect conclusion to the Weaver Trilogy and did not disappoint. All my favorite characters were back!
I thought I would have a little trouble starting this because it's been so long since I've read the first two but that was not to be. It was quite easy to get back into the story and it felt as if I never left and I was able to fly through the story. Lindsay's writing style is elegant yet very easy to comprehend, never bogging the r
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Has it really been three months since I read this book?


Has it taken me this long to actually gather coherent thoughts other than YOU NEED TO READ THIS and various levels of screaming at the author?

Also yes.

Hooo boy. Here goes.
Tannie and our favorite gang of story pirates are back, and they’re on a mission. One that could get ALL of them killed. No pressure, right?
Braith is fighting for her throne, and there may also be some drama involving a boy...
And have I mentioned the crew on the mis
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm very upset that I read this so fast...

It was so wonderful to slip back into this world. The storyworld of The Weaver Trilogy is still probably my favorite fictional world. The third and final book for the trilogy did not disappoint. I knew it wouldn't. ;) All the same lovable characters (some not so lovable [I'm looking at you, Dray]) and high-stakes adventures. Hope, healing, and saving the world.
I'm SO GLAD Diggy got a POV in this book! I thought her story was so powerful and inspiring. A
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just wow! I sat down to read this today after binge reading the rest of the series and I finished this in one sitting! It was that good! I didn’t want it to end. I ended up caring for Tanwen and all of the rebel weavers. This almost leaves me wishing for more books to continue their story. This was a great series and I plan on reading it again one day!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Bobby (getlostinabook)
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: june-tbr
The world was amazing yet again in the conclusion to The Weaver Trilogy! Lindsay has crafted a world that will absorb you into the story every time you read it, without fail. This is a world that I will not be forgetting any time soon.
I love how Lindsay has a beautiful writing style while not making it too hard to comprehend. I will never understand how she does it. The entire series was just so well written!
Overall I really enjoyed this series and the way she wrapped everything up. I gave t
Addy S.
To speak positively about the conclusion to this trilogy, WOW. Just WOW.

To speak negatively, there was quite some content that made me cringe a little. No, a lot.

First things first, the content:
-Language: n/a
-Romance: several kisses, hand holding, hugging, plenty of feelings, etc. [ALL CLEAN]
-Violence: people brutally killed, certain characters are beaten & severely mistreated, one character is almost sexually assaulted, a young character has a history of being mistreated & toyed around with by
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
How does one begin to describe this story ? This whole series? (Especially without spoilers...😜)

If you haven't gotten on 'the Weaver Trilogy' boat, I don't know what you're doing?! From the first page of book one, until the last word of book 3, this series will take you on adventures like you've never seen before.

SO much was packed into this last story!
Character growth. Heartache. Restoration. Healing.

The story came alive, just like the stories in the book. The words wove their way around unti
Deborah O'Carroll
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a majestic conclusion to this fantasy trilogy! I'm not sure quite what I expected, but I quite enjoyed THE STORY HUNTER, for the most part!

It was somehow cozy and familiar to be back in this world for the finale of this series, even with my near-panicked uncertainty of AAHH WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? (You know, like coming into watching Endgame for the first time. XD) I was so curious to find out what was going to happen to these characters -- after waiting all this time for the last book to r
Oh my lanta, I am so sad that this amazing trilogy has come to an end. I love these characters so much and I am super sad to be at the end of the road with them. I really want more books, but I know that all good things must come to an end. I really love how Ms. Franklin connected all three of these books. I really wish that I had re-read books 1 and 2 before reading this one, but it only took me a little while to get back into the world of Tir.

These characters are some of my all-time favorite
Nicki Chapelway
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book, this whole series really, reads in such an easy conversational manner. It is probably due to the main POV's voice, but it is quite refreshing and light hearted as far as high fantasy goes. So much so that when something happens, like perhaps a character being maimed, or a whole host of people being slaughtered, it takes you quite by surprise. Because my goodness, I have spent so much time with this cast, they feel almost like a family (I'm less sure about Diggy). And the ships! While ...more
Mar 02, 2021 rated it liked it
I really stressed about this rating, so I'm just going with it: 3.5 stars ...more
"I can't control what was done to me yesterday or last year or four years ago. But I can decide who I want to be tomorrow."

What an adrenaline-infused, action-packed conclusion to the Weaver Trilogy! This is a series that must be read in order because the books pick up right where the previous on left off in this epic saga of good versus evil in the fantasy kingdom of Tir. This world, poised in an era before modern conveniences, is incredibly detailed and delightful. The dialogue among the rebel
Maya Joelle
I read this in less than a day... it was fun! Better than the first two for sure. I liked the romances and the conclusion. My major complaints are that a lot of info that was very important hadn't been revealed until now, resulting in many conversations explaining that stuff, and a lot of characters kept "almost" or "maybe" reading people's minds.

And I still don't understand exactly how story strands work? Like, you tell a story and they come out of your hands (how does that feel??), but also,
The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin is an epic ending to an amazing fantasy series. The story picks up right where The Story Raider leaves off and once again brings readers into a captivating world of weavers and their magical strands. The story is thrillingly action packed and fast paced and will definitely keep readers on the edge of their seats wanting to know the ending of this exciting book and series. This original story of good versus evil is full of surprises, betrayals, and twists a ...more
Kristiana Y. Sfirlea
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has to be the strongest third book of a trilogy I've ever read. Period.

The story is so balanced and perfectly paced! I've loved falling deeper in love with these characters with every installment of the Weaver trilogy, and The Story Hunter sealed my affection for them forever. Each character is so uniquely them! I adore Tanwen because she has such a different attitude than most YA protagonists. She's real and sweet and goofy and compassionate. There's this one section that sums up Tanwen's
Erin Dydek
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Ending!

I loved this series finale so much! With a mix of lessons learned, bittersweet moments, and happy triumphs I was very pleased with how this series ended. The things I was hoping to see came to fruition through character growth and perfect pacing. This was definitely the most gritty of the three books, with some heavier content as the final battle ensued. But the ending was fantastic: well-written, edge-of-your-seat climax followed by a smooth transition to a satisfying resolutio
Ralene Burke
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to return to the Story Weaver trilogy and the wonders of the art-inspired powers and the characters we've come to love. Lindsay did not disappoint! Well-crafted with lots of emotions, the ending to Tannie's adventure is unexpected and fulfilling. I laughed. I cried. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! ...more
Jessica Dowell
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How to describe The Story Hunter?

Intense. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming.

I’m so sad this series has ended. I loved reading the journeys each of these characters has gone through and how they grew. The descriptions of the various weaving abilities were so beautifully written, they tapped into all my senses. I could see the colors, I could feel the emotions. I could hear the music.

I may get shot by other readers for this, but my favorite couple was Braithe and Kharn. I LOVED their story s
Suzie Waltner
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Endings are often bittersweet, and The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin is no exception. While I wasn’t ready to bid these characters good-bye, the conclusion of the trilogy was everything I’d hoped it would be.

At the end of the second book in The Weaver Trilogy, readers were let in on who was behind everything Tanwen and her rebel weavers have gone through. Now, this band must fight the manipulator.

I enjoyed the addition of Diggy’s POV in this book. She’s lived in periods of darkness, doesn’
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling conclusion!

Is it possible for a person to truly change? Can vengeance right a wrong?

Author Lindsay A. Franklin investigates the answers to these questions in this fascinating conclusion to The Weaver Trilogy.

I have really enjoyed following Tannie's adventures through this series. As the scope of her adventure expands, so do the number of characters whose lives are intertwined in Tannie's quest to save the realm of Tir.

I loved getting to know Diggy better. Broken during her time of ca
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Oh my stars, what a fantastic ending to this series! I mean I was blown away by books one and two, and I really wasn’t sure how Franklin was going to match that, but she did. She totally did.

The Story Hunter was full of action, keeping me hooked throughout the entire read, which was pretty much all at once. The characters were engaging, the plot kept me on my toes, and the ultimate story of good versus evil appeared in ways I didn’t expect. Franklin is such a creative story teller, and honestly
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-must-reads
The Story Hunter picks up in the immediate aftermath of The Story Raider and doesn’t shy away from the very real consequences of the choices made during the events of the previous books. In this final installment of The Weaver Trilogy, readers will find real characters with real hurts and real flaws who are in need of true healing and redemption.

From the very first sentence of the very first page, there’s no denying that everything has changed for Tanwen and her friends. The question that remai
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may be their last journey together...

I've been both dreading and anticipating this book since finishing the first book in The Weaver Trilogy. I wanted to find out what happened and see the master finally revealed and defeated. But... I didn't want to see the story end, to have to say goodbye to the Corsyth weavers.

The Story Hunter was everything I thought it would be. Like all good epic fantasy tales the story gets darker and darker as Lindsay A. Franklin takes her characters to their brea
Nay Denise
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This entire trilogy has wrecked me from start to finish. A beautiful Christian fantasy with so many beautiful faith aspects. There is death and betrayal. There is a life and forgiveness. There is love to be had and lost.

Tanwen, Mor and the crew have seriously wrecked me and will forever remain in my heart. Diggy's story paralleled with Frenhin's was eye opening. Brac's fall and rise was so real. I just loved it all.

Lindsay writes such phenomenal characters, an amazing world, awesome magic and al
Nay Denise
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This entire trilogy has wrecked me from start to finish. A beautiful Christian fantasy with so many beautiful faith aspects. There is death and betrayal. There is a life and forgiveness. There is love to be had and lost.

Tanwen, Mor and the crew have seriously wrecked me and will forever remain in my heart. Diggy's story paralleled with Frenhin's was eye opening. Brac's fall and rise was so real. I just loved it all.

Lindsay writes such phenomenal characters, an amazing world, awesome magic and al
Jolene -
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I binge-read The Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin and The Story Hunter capped off the series with a thrilling conclusion. I didn’t want to put this novel down. I loved seeing the culmination of relationships as well as certain characters finding redemption, confidence, and empowerment. Although the Corsyth weavers fight evil in all the books, The Story Hunter felt more gritty as the characters faced their own natural human vices (selfishness, envy, etc.) in addition to an outside evil force ...more
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Lindsay A. Franklin is a Carol Award-winning author, freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed marsupial named Wombatman. You can find Lindsay on In ...more

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