Fae - The Wild Hunt
The Riven Wyrde Saga Book 1
By Graham Austin-King
Release date - March 9th 2014
Fairies... The Fae... The stuff of bedtime stories and fables.
But sometimes the fairy tales are true. Sometimes they hold a warning...
For a hundred generations the Fae have been locked away from the world, in the cold, the Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind into myth and folklore, but now the barriers are weakening and they push against the tattered remnants of the wyrde as they seek a way to return.
As a new religion spreads across the world, sweeping the old ways and beliefs away before it, a warlike people look across the frozen ocean towards the shores of Anlan, hungry for new lands. War is coming, even as the wyrde of the Droos is fading.
Only by realizing the truth lost in a child's tale will the world hope to withstand the wild hunt.
*** Kj Says ***
This was not your normal fairy tale, this is a dark tale of warning against the Fae who are quite evil. The lore has been for the most part lost, or changed so it isn’t told just right. How will these people fight against the magical powers of those who want to harm them? Can they fight and even have a prayer of winning? On top of that they have been invaded by a hostile group looking to take their land, and killing is the way they do it. Will they learn to join forces down the line to put the Fae and the other magical creatures back where they belong?
I really am going to need to read the rest of this series, I have sooo many questions left in my mind. This was a well written story that I followed along with well. I loved the detail with which the author made everything so real that I had goosebumps. (Slept with my light on those nights too!) Such a refreshing change from the Fae books I had read thus far, I enjoyed the story. I want to thank Graham Austin-King and Bookworm productions for giving me the chance to read and review this book.
Graham Austin-King began his writing with children's stories to entertain his children when walking them to and from school. When he started getting demands to repeat the same story over and over again he decided to write them down.
Liam and the Grump was soon followed by Captain Pegleg and the Greatest Treasure.
Fantasy is the genre which has always appealed to him, a result of reading too many books and playing too many roleplaying games and computer games. Having weaned himself on Tolkein he cut his teeth on David Eddings and Raymond E. Feist.
Finally the keyboard beckoned, there were worlds to create.
Graham lives in Kent in England with his wife and three younger children.