2 out of 5 stars
I received an ARC of this work.
A wild beast is terrorizing the kingdom and the king, in a final act of desperation, has decided to offer his daughter to whomever can slay the beast. Princess Aerity is not thrilled but understands her duty. When the hunters assemble, a young man catches her eye, but he is hiding a dark secret that may come between them.
“The Great Hunt” really read like a good short story that managed to get stretched out into a novel. It has very little plot for a full-length book. Most of the book were hunters hunting and girls falling in love with various men. The characters were not very memorable, none of them having much of a personality and the plot really drags on. A lot of time is taken with the various female characters wondering at their feelings towards the various male characters, but not in a way that is at all interesting. The rest is the various groups of hunters failing, but since they are very generic, it is hard to care.
This book just feels really thin and boring. Not enough happens, either internally or externally to the characters, that makes up for the space and ink used. It dragged on and fell very flat.