Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston

The Gathering, Book 1



ISBN-13: 978-1-60504-672-3

Reviewed by Tanya



Neecy Lawrence is a Crow in her “second chance life”, which means she is a winged warrior for a Viking goddess and is not to be messed with.  She is the second-in-command of a fierce group of Crows and most of the time this is enough to keep her hands full.  So why is the only guy she seems to think about these days not only a ‘nice guy’ but a Raven, could it get any worse?  She just can’t deal with the distractions in her life and definitely has no need for a ‘nice guy’ no matter how smokin’ hot he is. 

Will Yager was born a Raven and knows what his destiny entails.  He also knows that he will have Neecy one way or another; she just hasn’t come around to his way of thinking yet.  No matter that the Ravens and Crows have been working for rival Viking Gods forever, and even fought each other from time to time, some things are just meant to be.  So as any self respecting Viking would do he will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Neecy had better brace herself for what is coming her way, and I don’t mean the buildup in paranormal happenings around her city. 

While Hunting Season was previously published this was my first venture into “The Gathering Series” and it won’t be my last.  I was pulled in by both the tie to mythology and how each group (ravens, crows) comes to be and how they interact.  I loved how Ms. Laurenston makes a scene come alive to the point where I can picture what is happening around me, much to my husband’s annoyance/amusement as I become lost to the world while reading.  The Hunting Season reminds me why I love Ms. Laurenston’s writings and also what a recommended read should be.  I “Joyfully Recommend” Hunting Season as I cannot give it a higher rating. 


Note: This book was previously published by another group.


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