The Lycan Hunter by Kelsey Jordan
Published by Booktrope on May 29, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Shapeshifters, Werewolves
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When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will.
Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him.
Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?
Written with intensity and depth, The Lycan Hunter is the first in a thrilling new series.
Fast paced, complex, and intriguing…
The Lycan Hunter by Kelsey Jordan was surprisingly in depth. Ms. Jordan did a really good job of creating this universe where Gods run the show and the hunters and werewolves are their puppets. It was overwhelming at times to keep track of it all.
The main protagonists are Kyran and Alexis. Kyran is the leader of his werewolf pack and Alexis is a top female hunter. While I thought both characters were well developed including their back stories, I was left feeling unattached to their relationship as a couple. I think maybe there was just too much going on and it didn’t leave room to really cultivate the romantic element of their pairing. That coupled with confusing sentence structure and it was just really hard to get deeply invested. I craved the connection. I wanted to feel my way through this story. There are so many interesting elements and the world they live in truly sweeps you up and away. It was just too much to understand at times but the plot…the plot is good. Very good and I craved to know what was going to happen.
The main reason for giving this story 3 stars…sentence structure. It made it hard to read and sometimes I even had to go back because I think the meaning would get lost in translation. For example:
The reality of the world was smothering her with its unique way of making her feel small in a way the Hunter organization wished they could emulate.
I was left scratching my head, reading and re-reading. I’m still not entirely sure what it means. But after a while it begins to take away from such a fantastic story. With this said, I really am impressed with Kelsey Jordan’s imagination and I loved losing myself in her world. I look forward to reading book two in this series.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*