While the novella is loosely tied to the Sentinels of New Orleans series, no knowledge of that series is needed. This is the first of a series of novellas about the Fae Hunters, the descendants of Hearne the Hunter. They live in the human world and track down those who have escaped Faerie because of crimes, real or imagined. Since it is illegal for any other than Faerie royalty or the Hunters to cross the veil into the human world, the Hunters stay very busy!
If you purchased the DARK SECRETS paranormal noir anthology last fall, this is a very slightly revised version of the novella that appeared there. So you won’t miss anything significant by not buying this, although purchases are always appreciated. The anthology has been out of print since the end of last year, so if you missed out on the story then, here it is! (And if you’re a Sentinels reader, this would fit into the overall series arc about the time of RIVER ROAD since it takes place in September.)
About THE CONSORT: Summoned to the Royal Palace of Faerie, Liandra arrives full of hope—only to learn that Florian, the Summer Prince, has purchased her as his annual consort. The price charged by her father? A foal with a damaged gait. ,,,Fleeing through the veil into the human world, Liandra knows she must not only escape the prince but also the fabled Fae Hunters, ruthless faery warriors whose job it is to track escaped members of the fae and return them to Faerie dead or alive. …Falconer, eldest son of Autumn, gave up his seat on the throne of the Autumn Court to become Captain of the Fae Hunters. Setting up his base in New Orleans, Faulkner—as he now calls himself—runs The Hunt Club, a fantasy nightclub that makes the most of the fae’s illusion magic and serves as a hangout for off-duty Hunters. All is going well until Prince Florian stalks in, demanding the return of his lost consort. …Faulk takes the case, but soon finds his duty at odds with his heart when he’s ordered to capture Liandra, the grown-up version of a shy, awkward girl he remembers from his youth. Can Faulk turn Lia over to a certain death at the hands of the prince, or will he risk a war with Faerie in order to save her?
I hope you have a chance to check it out, or will leave a review if you read it earlier in the anthology. And now I must be off to get my car serviced, because my life is just that exciting!