Hello fellow fantasy fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Hunted by K.F. Breene. The second book in her epic fantasy series, The Warrior Chronicles.
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 5/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 4/5
Quote from Hunted
“Why allow them to take you Rohnan? What did you have planned?”
It was disconcerting when she [Shanti] asked questions that no one answered. That way led madness.
“And yet here I am, still talking to myself. I’m a mad fool…”
What’s Hunted about?
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Title: Hunted by K. F. Breene
Series: Warrior Chronicles #2
Published by Self-Published on 21 May, 2015
Narrator: Caitlin Davies
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes
No. of Pages: 380
With a new Chosen coming forward, Shanti has lost sight of her duty. With her plans unraveling, she does the only thing she can think of -- frees her brother and a mysterious stranger from a Graygual camp before heading back to beg for Cayan's aid.
Unfortunately, that stranger was precious to the enemy, guarded by one of the elite. A Superior Officer known as the Hunter, this man always catches his prey, and his focus is now on the elusive, violet-eyed girl and the man she ripped from the his hands.
With danger mounting, and one of the best constantly on her heels, Shanti will learn that running will never be enough.
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Bought
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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Read: 13th – 15th May 2019
Publication Date: 23rd March 2015
I added the Audible narration so that I could read AND listen to the story. This has quickly become my favourite way to read a book.
What did I like about Hunted?
Epic fantasy isn’t my first choice of reading material but I am a fan of K.F. Breene’s writing style and so started this series with an open mind back in December. I loved the first book, Chosen and downloaded Hunted shortly after finishing it.
Hunted starts where Chosen ended.
Shanti’s searching for the warrior that people are calling Ghost who she believes is actually her long lost brother; a brother she thought had died when her village was razed to the ground and her people massacred. Ms Breene introduced us to her new fantasy world, its history and our heroine, Shanti, in the previous book Chosen. Therefore, new readers may feel a bit lost.
Hunted has a great plot.
It builds on the previous book and has a good amount of action-packed fighting scenes. There’s also heart-wrenching imagery of the horrors of war. However, this balanced beautifully with hope, love and fantastically written banter.
As a narrated book, I was impressed with Caitlin Davies‘s performance. Loving the pace at which she read the story and her tonal adjustments for the various scenes and characters’ dialogue. I would definitely buy books narrated by her in the future.
Shanti exhibits all of the traits I crave in female protagonists.
As my regular followers will know, I need the leading female character to be intelligent, resilient and have a good sense of humour. Shanti was amazing and still managed to evolve in this book. In fact, I liked the way that all of the characters in this story were written, each growing from the last book. The Captain (Cayan), Commodore Sanders and, of course, the five boys of the Honour Guard – Marc, Xavier, Rachie, Leilius and Gracas. All have become very real in my mind (and heart). Oh, and like most Brits, I do love a bit of banter – this story has plenty of it! I found myself COL (Chuckling Out Loud) throughout, usually at the banter and quips coming out of Shanti’s mouth.
I loved the fact that the adventure aspect of this story kept me guessing what would happen next. The action kept me on the edge of my seat. The raw emotions and growing relationships, both platonic and romantic, made me go all dewy-eyed as well as put a smile on my face. Plus, there was also the glimmering hope of building passion between Shanti and Cayan that set my tummy a-tingling in anticipation. *oooh*
Was there anything I didn’t like?
Well, I gave Hunted 5 stars, so I obviously enjoyed it.
Having said that, I feel that I should remind you that this is only the second book in a six book series, and as such, you must expect a cliffhanger or two. However, for those of you like me who HATE huge life or death cliff-hangers, rest assured, Ms Breene doesn’t leave us hanging with a perilous situation like that. Yes, there are background story arcs that are left unresolved, however in my opinion, this is a good thing as it leaves enough story to continue into the next book and beyond.
Basically, what I’m saying is…
I didn’t want to stop reading this book!
Hunted had everything that I look for in a great story: Intelligent writing style that’s easy to read, main characters with depth of personality that I can like and believe in, depth of character in the supporting cast, gripping background story, believable settings. I loved the balanced mix of aspects; relationship, tension, action and mystery.
This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.
I’d recommend Hunted to readers who enjoy independent capable heroines and strong alpha heroes. Tense often traumatic and brutal confrontations within epic fantasy adventures. Go buy it: you’ll love this! Hunted has left me wanting to read more of The Warrior Chronicles series.
Has my review of HUNTED (WARRIOR CHRONICLES #2) encouraged you to find out more? I really hope so! Click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself.
Keep reading to find out more about the series and its author.
Warrior Chronicles by K. F. Breene
The Warrior Chronicles is a completed six-book fantasy series with a prequel novella available too.
The world Ms Breene has created is populated by different clans of people with various skills. For example, some clans are skilled craftsmen or effective traders. The warrior clans fight with blade and arrow, either protecting their inhabitants or enslaving others. There are aggressive clans who are hell-bent on stealing and invading other lands. Plus despicable dictators, warlords and aggressors whose vision is to have everyone under their tyrannical rule.
Books in the Series
It’s never too late to catch up and join the adventure. Click below to read my thoughts on each book. Or buy a copy yourself using my purchase links.
- Forged in Blood (Warrior Chronicles #0.5) (2015) (available on author website)
- Chosen (Warrior Chronicles #1) (2014)
- Hunted (Warrior Chronicles #2) (2015)
- Shadow Lands (Warrior Chronicles #3) (2015)
- Invasion (Warrior Chronicles #4) (2015)
- Siege (Warrior Chronicles #5) (2016)
- Overtaken (Warrior Chronicles #6) (2016)
- Overtaken: Bonus Epilogue (Warrior Chronicles #6.1) (2016) (available on author website)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this review of Hunted. Have you read any of the books in this series? Drop me a comment below so that we can chat.
K.F. Breene has written some of my favourite books. This places her firmly on my Amazing Authors’ Page. Don’t forget to check it out before you go.
Bye for now,
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