June 1, 2008
He who controls the horn controls the Wild Hunt and the Hellhounds. The horn
has the power to unleash the savagery of the Wild Hunt on whomever the horn
blower chooses. The Erlking once held the horn, until the Valkyries retrieved
it from him, protecting it from ill-use.
Now the horn is missing, and someone is calling the Wild Hunt once again. The
horn must be found before the Erlking can once again seize control of the hunt.
Hellhounds and Valkyries are mortal enemies, always have been. Yet if Geysa
wants to find the horn and stop the Wild Hunt, she must work with Venge Leidolf,
seemingly the most dangerous Hellhound of all. Venge is certainly the most
powerful of the beasts gathered for the hunt, but the real danger he poses to
Geysa is in the way her body responds to this man.
Venge seeks the horn for his own purposes. Having been enslaved most of his
existence, he craves freedom for himself and his Hellhound brethren. Teaming up
with the beautiful Valkyrie is a way to reach that goal, but he finds Geysa
strangely irresistible. Sating his appetite for her may not be possible, even
though he knows he must betray her when they find the horn.
When I first noticed Lori Devotiís books, I felt pretty certain I was going to
enjoy them, judging by the plots and her reputation among readers. So I bought
several titles, even though I hadnít yet found time to read them. When a review
request came in for her newest release, WILD HUNT, I found the
perfect excuse to move her to the top of my to-be-read pile. I was not
This book embodies everything I love about the Silhouette Nocturne line Ė it has
a great deal of steamy romance set in a paranormal plot. On top of that, Ms.
Devoti infuses WILD HUNT with a great dose of suspense. For me,
the combination of these elements is irresistible.
I do admit I wasnít sure about a hero who is a Hellhound. Hellhounds are
innately evil, right? Wrong. In Lori Devotiís world, evil comes in all forms,
as does good. Hellhounds are feral, yes, but not necessarily evil. Subject to
the lure of the horn and the whims of the being who calls the Wild Hunt, they
are often set to nefarious purposes, overriding their free will.
Left to their own devices, Hellhounds can and sometimes do choose the path of
righteousness, working for the greater good. Venge Leidolf is an excellent
example of this. Although he begins the story believing he is working towards
his own independence and vengeance, the events that transpire effect a change in
him that show Venge to be a hero we can admire, albeit a reluctant one.
Geysa also undergoes a change throughout the story. When we meet her, she is
slightly naÔve, with a narrow-minded purpose, although a noble one. In her
world, black is black and white is white, with no shades of grey. Meeting Venge
broadens her perspective infinitely as she learns that not everyone fits in tidy
little molds and love knows no boundaries.
When Venge and Geysa come together, the chemistry is absolutely electric! This
heat this couple generate practically melts the ink of the pagesÖ Combine that
kind of sensuality with a love story that defies all odds, and WILD HUNT
becomes a romance that will live in my memory for some time to come.
WILD HUNT is the third book in Lori Devotiís UNBOUND
series, but can easily be read out of order. I have not yet read the previous
stories, UNBOUND and GUARDIANíS KEEP, but had no
issues following the plot in WILD HUNT. Of course, having
enjoyed the third book so much, the first two have been moved to the top of my
WILD HUNT is a thrilling story that will delight romance readers
with a taste for the paranormal. I am absolutely wild for this book and cannot
recommend it highly enough!
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