The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

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The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins looks exactly like my kind of book! This book has it all: a retelling with royalty and and a beast. Even the title is so intriguing. I can’t wait until March, when I can finally read this book!

The Great HUnt by Wendy Higgnins

The Great Hunt by Wendy HigginsTitle: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

“Aerity…” Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. “I must ask you to sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.”

She could only stare back, frozen.

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger... until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them... or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom. 


Book Quotes: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Fear was a dangerous, unpredictable weapon.

You don’t live with the looks,” his mother had always told him. “You live with the personality, so try and be pleasant. And choose a girl with a loving heart.

About Wendy Higgins

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Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME, and her indie NA science fiction UNKNOWN trilogy.
After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.
Wendy lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggies Rue & Nessie.

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7 thoughts on “The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

  1. Josephine says:

    Now, this book sounds so incredibly cool! I’m all for a good retelling and this is one I’m not very familiar with either! Rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic and a determined princess?! Flip, give this to me NOW. 😍
    Thank you for sharing this book!

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