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.
This book was Awesome!!!!! Some people say that it would have been better by some other author, But I don't see it that way. I don't think anyone would have been able to do it this well..
There are 4 stories that come together in the end of the book.
I was so drawn into this book that I never saw the end coming....
There are a lot of things going on, its a lot to take in.
But oh man was that so worth it!!
There was Devin the lost boy, That Korin found wrapped in Ivy in the woods,
to raise as his own with his wife Hannah
Kloss the boy who wanted and excelled at being a man before his time,
And Dear sweet Selena,
The spitfire who is done letting her drunk of a husband squander away all of their estate.
She finally lets it be known that She and only She will be the one to call the shots.
There is a lot of eluding to the Fae,
so much illusion that you cannot wait for them to show their faces.
When they finally do it is nothing at all like I would have Imagined....
I absolutely can not wait for what is to come next!
I must give this book 5 out of 5 beautiful stars!!!!!!
This is a must read!!!!!
Who is your favorite author and Why?
A - Patrick Rothfuss. He has a wonderful, lyrical style of writing but more importantly has the ability to leave things not quite fully explained, leaving a sense of wonder and questioning.
What is your absolute favorite thing to write about and why?
A - eldritch scenes. I love to write scenes that are a bit spooky, something that really has teeth to it.
What is the thing you love most about writing?
A - I love it when it's appreciated. When you know someone has read your book and enjoyed it. That's the greatest feeling. I don't need a great long 40pg review. A simple, "I liked this." works just as well.
Was Erinn the only reason Devin and Ator against each other? Not entirely. They are both teenage males in a small village... they were destined to either be friends or hate each other. It's a combination of testosterone, geography and personality clash. Artor is the pampered rich boy of the village, relative to everyone else. He is also one of those annoyingly good looking, arrogant people that young girls flock to. It's no wonder Devin hates him...
Was Miriam special because she knew the dance,
When she did around the stones,
How did Miriam know that dance? Miriam is feverish at the time of the dance.
Her leg is going septic and she's extremely susceptible to outside influence because of it.
She just happens to be in exactly the right place at exactly the wrong time...
a stone circle in the light of the moon.
Maybe the fae were able to reach through and influence her...
maybe there is more to it than that. For now I will leave you to wonder...
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.