Thursday, August 14, 2014

~Review: The Lycan Hunter (Gardinian World #1) by Kelsey Jordan~

When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will. 

Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him. 

Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Kyran is a lycan, the eldest son of the alpha and now the leader of his pack at his father’s death. He was chosen to lead by his father and the gods of his people because of his forward thinking.  For over eight thousand years there has been a war between shifters and hunters called the Forever War.  Kyran has studied the ancient text of his people and found a prophecy about how to end the conflict.  The prophecy involves a shifter and a hunter working together to stop the war.  He has found a hunter that is willing to listen to him and work with him to end the conflict. The hunter’s name is Torin and he has disappeared.  Another hunter has come into the area hunting a rogue shifter that is killing indiscriminately. 
Alexis is a hunter and the most successful female hunter in the organization.  She was raised by parents that lived, breathed and did nothing but existed for the hunter organization.  They instilled in both of their children that nothing was more important than giving themselves and their lives completely to the Hunter Organization. When her parents were part of the punishment and death of her brother for trying to broker peace with the shifters, Alexis knew her days were numbered too.  She was constantly sent on dangerous missions by herself without back up and she knew that they were trying to have her killed. 
When Kyran and Alexis meet he sees her! All lycans see their soul mates in color and only their mates.  He cannot believe that the gods would give him a hunter as a mate. She is severely wounded and Kyan takes her back to his pack and heals her.  Alexis is torn because of the feeling that she feels for the lycan he is so different from all the things she thought she knew about shifters.  He is intelligent, kind, loving and protective of his people.  Both of them know that their people will never accept a mating between the two of them.  Are the gods laughing at the situation they find themselves in?  They cannot live without each other but at the same time cannot be together or can they?  This is a must read book!
Hero –Kyran: 4 stars
Heroine –Alexis: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Gods, Goddesses, Shifters, Lycans and Hunters all intertwined in an amazing story that provides all the action a reader could possibly want to read.  Love will find away and the end of this book is not what you would expect.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! What an amazing mind Ms. Jordan reveals in the stories that she creates for her readers.  Love this author and her unique approach to the shifter world. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***


  1. Kelsey Jordan is great! I'm so glad to see that you all liked the Lycan Hunter! I think the way she expands her world (Gardas) with her "Letters from Gardas" on her blog is really creative and add so much to her stories. I wish more authors who have all his stuff in their heads about their worlds took the time to do something like that.

  2. ;) she is amazing.