The Hunter

Hannah E Carey

Forced to flee her uncle’s palace in the dead of night in order to save her own life, Duchess Rhiannon of Solis finds herself pulled into an ongoing war. She seeks safety on the shores of the island of Pern Coen, though she knows little of the strange land and its even stranger Spirits. A stroke of fate leaves her at the mercy of a band of rebels led by a notorious outlaw, a man the people of the island call the Hunter.


A ghost of a smile crossed his lips. “I thought I heard your people did not believe in children’s tales.”

“My mother’s people do not, but somehow, I think my father’s people don’t hold so strongly to such things.”

“A story of a Ri of Blaidd,” Conor said, taking another sip of his ale. “She was gifted a powerful longbow by the Wolf Spirit.”

“She? A woman?”

“Yes, the bow was crafted by the Spirit and held the power of life and death. She used it to save her people and the man she loved.”

“A woman would be deemed worthy and deserving of such honor and power?” Rhiannon asked, tilting her head to the side as she stared at him in bewilderment. 

Conor’s eyes locked with hers. “As deserving as any man.”