Wednesday, June 3, 2015

*Review* Fae: The Wild Hunt by Graham Austin-King

Genre: Fantasy
Published: March 9, 2014
Pages: 349
Ages: 14+


Fairies... The Fae... The stuff of bedtime stories and fables. 

But sometimes the fairy tales are true. Sometimes they are a warning... 

For a hundred generations the Fae have been locked away from the world, in the cold, the Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind into myth and folklore, but now the barriers are weakening and they push against the tattered remnants of the wyrde as they seek a way to return. 

As a new religion spreads across the world, sweeping the old ways and beliefs away before it, a warlike people look across the frozen ocean towards the shores of Anlan, hungry for new lands. War is coming, even as the wyrde of the Droos is fading. 

Only by realising the truth lost in a child's tale will the world hope to withstand the wild hunt. 


I loved this book. For me it was a lot like A Game of Thrones, but with more mythical creatures. Most of the action and conflict is purely human but there are hints of the supernatural thrown in periodically, lending an air of mystery to the story. It has a somewhat large cast of characters, but we meet them slowly and get to know them before being introduced to new people, so it is easy to keep everyone straight. 

I did detract one star for excessive typographical/grammatical errors. They aren't absolutely riddled through the book, but there were enough of them to make an impression on me, and they are pretty blatant when they do occur. I have spoken with the author about this and he is going to work to clear them up. (This is an older review copied from Goodreads, and I have spoken with the author again and he says that he has had the book re-edited for spelling errors. I have not had the time to re-read it to verify this claim yet though, so my rating stands for now.)

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it was incredibly entertaining and I was sucked in and intrigued, but the number of spelling errors were a little to high for me to give it 5 stars. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the Song of Ice and Fire series and other fantasy and probably paranormal fans. - Katie 

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About the Author

Graham Austin-King was born in the south of England and weaned on broken swords and half-forgotten spells. A shortage of these forced him to consume fantasy novels at an ever-increasing rate, turning to computers and tabletop gaming between meals. unnamed

He experimented with writing at the beginning of an education that meandered through journalism, international relations, and law. To this day he is committed to never allowing those first efforts to reach public eyes.

After living in the north of England and Canada he settled once again in the south surrounded by a seemingly endless horde of children and a very patient wife who can arguably say her husband is away with the faeries.

Fae – The Wild Hunt is his first completed novel and draws on a foundation of literary influences ranging from David Eddings to Dean Koontz.

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