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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Lord of the Hunt by David Craig - Book Tour & Review


Lord of the Hunt

Death rides the blood of a pale horse

June 1893.

Undead prowl the streets of Glasgow at night hunting for blood. They, in turn, are hunted by the formidable Lady Delaney and her apprentice Kerry Knox, whose fight against the secret society ruling Glasgow will lead them into the city’s industrial heart where the poor toil in miserable conditions. Children have been exploited in mills and factories for decades, but the Sooty Feather Society has refined its cruel disregard in service to the undead.

 Delaney and Knox are not the society’s only problem. The elusive demon Arakiel employs murder and necromancy in his campaign to seize control of Glasgow, avenging betrayal and reclaiming what was once his.

 Wilton Hunt and Tam Foley are lying low in the Highlands where Hunt’s father has recently inherited title and estate. The blue skies and clear waters of Loch Aline may seem a tranquil sanctuary to the city men, but its forbidding forests and shadowed glens conceal dark secrets pertaining to Hunt’s family, and a diabolical revelation will change Wilton’s life forever.

 Demons walk the crowded, cobbled streets of Glasgow, and a necromancer’s debt is called in. Knox will learn what joining this war might cost her; Hunt and Foley will learn they can’t escape it. Their diverged paths will meet again when dark magic unleashes a horror not everyone will survive…

Purchase Links

https://elsewhen.press/index.php/catalogue/title/lord-of-the-hunt/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085CN4Y7J

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085CN4Y7J

My Review
Lord of the Hunt is book two in the Sooty Feathers series. I was looking forward to this one after the end of Resurrection Men (book one), and I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. This one dives back in, with Tam and Hunt returning, along with Lady Delaney and Kerry Knox, two lovely female characters who hunt the undead while trying to take down the Sooty Feathers Society. But with demons, necromancers, and quite a few secrets, can anyone really win this war? 
I don't really know what to say without giving too much away. I don't want to spoil anything, but just know if you enjoyed book one, then you'll really like coming back for more in book two. There's a lot more darkness, I think, in book two, and that appealed to me (because I'm a bit morbid and enjoy horror more than most other genres). The plot is intense and engaging, and I found myself immersed in the story almost immediately.
I also really liked Kerry and Lady Delaney. They were fun characters, and it wasn't hard to become invested in what they were doing throughout. I think these two were my favorite.
I don't want to say too much more, so I'll leave things at that. Just know, if you're a fan of paranormal suspense/horror novels, you'll want to dive right on in to the Sooty Feathers series. You won't regret it.
4.5 stars!

Author Bio – Aside from three months living on an oil tanker sailing back and forth between America and Africa, and two years living in a pub, David Craig grew up on the west coast of Scotland.  He studied Software Engineering at university, but lost interest in the subject after (and admittedly prior to) graduation. He currently works as a workforce planning analyst for a public service organisation, and lives near Glasgow with his wife, daughter and two rabbits.

 Being a published writer had been a life-long dream, and one that he was delighted to finally realise with his debut novel, Resurrection Men, the first in the Sooty Feathers series, published by Elsewhen Press in 2018. Thorns of a Black Rose was David’s second novel, also published by Elsewhen Press. He returns to the Sooty Feathers series with Lord of the Hunt.

Social Media Links –

Twitter @sootyfeathers

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sooty.feathers.7

Goodreads blog:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18390181.David_Craig/blog

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidcraigauthor/

 

 

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