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The Hunt by Harper A. Brooks
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This is the first novel in a new shifter paranormal series based in the Sajra, a great city, and the nearby Bilha Forest. It is in this city that the shifters live - there are lions, tigers, lepards, cheetahs . . . and the last of them all, the panthers. The prologue tells of their origins. Initially the majestic, wise and kind lions had ruled the city but they died out almost fifty years ago and the tigers took over. The rei and regis acted as king and queen but they were selfish and ensured the panthers were treated as the lowest citizens, making life difficult for them.

When the rei is publicly assassinated, his son, Prince Kael assumes a panther woman is responsible, captures and imprisons her but is shocked by her protestations of innocence - and even more amazed that he believes her. Not only that, but she becomes the one he thinks about when considering the ceremonial Hunt in which mates run together. This is against all the current rules, but love sometimes will find a way to ensure rules may be broken and life become better for all.

It is a story with well crafted characters who develop and grow through the story. Prince Kael learns that all he’s been brought up to believe isn’t necessarily true and has some difficult decisions to make about his future. Dare he overturn current tradition and belief by taking one of the lowly panthers to be his mate? Will his love help overturn decades of prejudice? Even if he asks, will Cara agree? She is used to putting her sister and gran first, will she put love above all else? With a poisoning assassin on the loose, can they survive long enough to actually have a chance to make such decisions? With treason, trouble, rebellion and romance this is an engaging read and a brilliant start to a new series, a real page turner - I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more by this author and in this series in future!

I was gifted an ARC of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2016 – Started Reading
October 17, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 19, 2016 – Shelved
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: adult
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: adventure
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: authors-to-look-out-for
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: murder
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: mythology
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: paranormal
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: romance
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: royalty
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: series
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: shifters
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: small-community
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: suspense
October 19, 2016 – Shelved as: tiger-shifters

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Harper Thank you for the review!

Elaine Harper wrote: "Thank you for the review!"

My pleasure - it will be on my blog on Oct 26th. When will the sequel be published? I can't wait to read more about Lexie and her sisters in their new situation (trying not to give any spoilers!)

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