Song of the Huntress : A captivating folkloric fantasy of treachery, loyalty and lost love


Author: Holland, Lucy Published 21/03/2024 | Hardback
161 x 241 x 40 | 654g

ISBN: 9781529077407 Category:

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SISTERSONG’Magic, myth, political intrigue, and a fierce and unique love story . . . I devoured it’ – Cassandra Clare, author of Sword CatcherA must-read for fans of Circe, Song of the Huntress recasts the folklore behind the Wild Hunt into a dark, feminist fantasy set amidst the legends and beauty of ancient Britain.

Britain, 60 AD. Hoping to save her lover and her land from the Romans, Herla makes a desperate pact with the Otherworld King. She becomes Lord of the Hunt and for centuries she rides, reaping wanderers’ souls. Until the night she meets a woman on a bloody battlefield – a Saxon queen with ice-blue eyes.

Queen Æthelburg of Wessex is a proven fighter, but after a battlefield defeat she finds her husband’s court turning against her. Yet King Ine needs Æthel more than ever: the dead kings of Wessex are waking, and Ine must master his bloodline’s ancient magic if they are to survive.

When their paths cross, Herla knows it’s no coincidence. Something dark and dangerous is at work in the Wessex court. As she and Æthel grow closer, Herla must find her humanity – and a way to break the curse – before it’s too late.

‘Striking, bold and beautifully written’ – Angela Slatter, author of The Briar Book of the Dead

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