Hunter (A Hunter Novel #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the A Hunter Novel series.

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Ages 12 & up. A wonderful YA fantasy. I love Mercedes Lackey and she delivers yet again, another strong female protagonist for us to learn from. Joy has been a Hunter in her mountain community since she was a child, every Cit (citizen) without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. She is sent to Apex City, to patrol with the rest of the best Hunters that are there to protect the most important people. What she learns is that every hunter is recorded for their own TV station and it is more about popularity than protecting the Cit. She also learns that the Othersiders are getting into their world, and naturally she will do what she has to do to protect the hunters and Cit. Highly recommended, great adventure and great read!

— Della


From New York Times bestselling fantasy author Mercedes Lackey comes a series that's a "perfect choice for Hunger Games fans" (SLJ) and for fans of The Witcher.

Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it's taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people.

Joy soon realizes that the city's powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers, and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they're in-to them, Joy and her corp of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.

When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, Joy uncovers a terrifying conspiracy in the city. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex . . . and it may be too late to stop them.

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times best-selling American fantasy author behind the Heralds of Valdemar series, the Elemental Masters series, the 500 Kingdoms series, and many more. She has published over one hundred novels in under twenty-five years.

Praise For…

Praise for Hunter:

*"Joyeaux's narration is spellbinding, the prose easily balancing the technology of the future with the tradition of the past. Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling."—Kirkus Reviews

"Spirituality, psychic abilities, propaganda, magic, monsters, and mayhem make this a book with a dozen hooks to snag readers and win Lackey even more fans."—Booklist

"This satisfying sci-fi YA novel is set in a fully thought-out future. . . . A perfect choice for Hunger Games fans and readers looking for stories with strong female heroines."—School Library Journal

"Fans of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games series who like a little more magic and fantasy with their dystopia will appreciate this new series."—VOYA

"Lackey successfully mixes dystopia and fantasy in this series opener . . . the novel is exciting, entirely entertaining, and sure to please her fans."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781484707845
ISBN-10: 1484707842
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: A Hunter Novel