The Great Hunt
Now available in paperback from Wendy Higgins, author of the Sweet Evil series, the New York Times bestselling The Great Hunt reimagines the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Singing Bone" in a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom. When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger-she was meant to marry for love-until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there's no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton's mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous. Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand-ridding the kingdom of the beast-but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he's buried begin to surface against his wishes.
"Breathtaking adventure, high-stakes fantasy, and romance to last the ages. The perfect start to a new series, and a treasure you don't want to miss." -- Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles "The hunt for the next spelling fantasy read is over. The gorgeous blend of magic, high-stakes, and swoon-worthy romance had me flying through the pages, mesmerized." -- Alexandra Bracken, New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds trilogy "Beautifully written and deeply romantic." -- Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series Higgins weaves a powerful tale that includes magic, mystery, suspense, sacrifice, and love. Highly recommended. -- School Library Journal "A standout in the realm of fairy-tale retellings." -- ALA Booklist "As a romance...the book hits the sweet spots-the talented, lone wolf hero, the vulnerable but determined heroine, and the many, many obstacles their love must overcome" -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Wendy Higgins is the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril, and Sweet Reckoning, the first three books in the series, as well as Flirting with Maybe. She was born in Alaska and lived on five different military bases across the US. She attended George Mason University for her undergraduate degree in creative writing and Radford University for a masters in curriculum and instruction before becoming a high school English teacher. Wendy now lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband and children, writing full time.