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Review: Hunters: The Ballad of the Songbird

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I finally have the chance to get my review for Jon Ford's debut novel, Hunters: The Ballad of the Songbird. What a ride that read was! Here is what it's about.

Hunters: The Ballad of the Songbird

Welcome to the new age…

In a world where Vampyrii, Werewolves, and other creatures of myth and legend now live side by side with the remnants of the Human race, conflicts are inevitable.

Gayle Knightley has been fighting all her life.

As a Fae/Human hybrid, a quirk of her birth ensured she was destined to be a warrior. A Hunter. One of the best. But now she’s broken and grieving. Her team and her friends were brutally taken from her. Gayle will need to overcome her grief and join the fight once again. Her first steps on the path to redemption take her back to London, and the Human Fae Academy where it all began.

Where she learnt to be a Hunter.

Yet on the eve of a historical global summit, an enigmatic manipulator threatens to shatter the fragile peace.  In Werewolf-controlled Canada, a girl is abducted by a monster. In Vampire occupied America, a lone Vampyrii forges an alliance with an enemy to try and correct history.

How are these things all connected?

And more importantly…who hunts the Hunters?

My review:

Jon Ford has just released his debut novel that sweeps you up and carries you all the way until the end. Ford’s world-building is not only special but talented in the way that he is able to draw clear and precise visions to this amazing new world of his.
While reading this book you meet his various characters that intricately weave a web around the intriguing plot which involves genres for readers of Fantasy, Romance, and sci-fi. It was also refreshing to see the take Ford had on the Humans. Fae, Vamp, Werewolves, and Trolls try to navigate the new world, forming alliances with one another, but like every good story, there is always trouble on the horizon.

Despite the length of the novel, Ford has done an excellent job of keeping the chapters short enough that the reader feels like the story moves at a fast pace.

I would highly recommend this book to any reader that is ready to dive into an intriguing fantasy world that has a little something for everyone! Jon Ford is an author to look out for! My review for this book is a five-star!

If you are interested checkout Hunters: A Ballad of the Songbird here, and...the second one is now out, Blood to Earth: The Ballad of the Songbird.