Death marked her from her very first breath.
Being sired by a Madrid is supposed to be a blessing, but for Tempest, it’s a curse that leaves her orphaned, penniless, and enslaved to a blood thirsty crown on the brink of war.
Found too unruly to become a ward of the court, she’s thrust into the care of the King’s Hounds – the assassins and warriors responsible for protecting the kingdom. Driven by rage and an oath to avenge her mother’s memory, Tempest throws herself into training.
But becoming the first ever female assassin isn’t enough. Now, she must obtain the heart of her kingdom’s most feared enemy – the jester – a deadly shapeshifter hidden in a land twisted by myth and darkness.
Revenge is never easy or cheap. Tempest is willing to sacrifice everything to see justice served. Even her own soul and freedom.
Tempest is our staring lady in The Hunt. Fiery and bad-ass. She has a quick mouth which gets her in more trouble when it doesn’t know when to stay shut.
Tempest lost her mother at the age of 5 where she is found by other Madrid, a royal race. She is raised by men, her “uncles” in the ways of the Hounds to be an assassin for her Kingdom. To prove her worth, and fight off the advances of the creepy King, she must find and kill the illusive Jester.
Pyre, is the leading man of the Hunt and unbeknownst to Tempest just the man she is looking for. Our hunk of a man is the kinstue shiftier Jester that she has been tasked to hunt and kill.
Temp ends up being chased in the woods by Pyre’s men and becoming severely injured – she now must put her trust in a shiftier – when every instinct is telling her to run.
I really liked this book. It twists and different perspectives of both Temp and Pyre keep you on your toes. I hate the book hangover – but cannot wait for book 2 to come out.