Review: The Silver Stag (The Wild Hunt #1) by Yasmine Galenorn

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The Wild Hunt #1
Yasmine Galenorn
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Nightqueen Enterprises LLC
March 5, 2018


Life isn’t easy when you bear the mark of the Silver Stag.

Caught between the worlds of Light and Dark Fae, Ember Kearney was born with the mark of the Silver Stag. Rejected by both her bloodlines, she’s turned her back on her people to become a freelance investigator, hiring herself to take care of common problems like hen-stealing goblins.

When Ember’s best friend asks for her help, it leads them both into a glittering world of conspiracy and danger. Angel’s little brother has vanished, and Ember must race against time to save his life. But when Ember discovers what’s happened to DJ, both she and Angel find themselves recruited into Herne’s elite squad of bounty hunters. Now, Ember must not only face her heritage, but she’s bound to preserve the balance between the Fae Courts, for if order isn’t maintained, war and chaos will spill out into the mortal realm.

The Silver Stag: Book 1 of the Wild Hunt Series


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The Silver Stag is book one in The Wild Hunt series by Yasmine Galenorn. This was a delightful start to the series. I had a blast and was sucked in. It’s a fast-paced action-packed mystery full of magic. 

Ember is an interesting character being half light and dark Fae. She doesn’t know what gifts she has nor do we, but I’m sure as we read on in the series we will learn more. I liked that she is so dedicated to her BFF Angel. She is an amazing friend and it shows in this novel when her friends brother is missing.

We meet many characters along the way. One is Herne – Ember’s love interest, Angel – Ember’s BFF, and the Wild Hunt crew. All the characters we meet are unique and add to the story. I had a fun time with them all.

Things move fast and Ember is forced out of the shadows and into the Wild Hunt. They are a group of supernaturals keeping balance in the world of humans. Its an interesting set up. The world building is great with loads of mythology woven in. It is a lot to take in in one book. As first books go it was an info dump, but still I was pulled into the mystery and the Wild Hunt. 

The romance is subtle in this first novel. We focus on the mystery and helping Angel. 

I had a blast with The Silver Stag and I acutely went out and bought books 2 & 3 after finishing this one. I really enjoyed the mist-fit cast of characters and the world. I can’t wait to see where things go and what mystery we will solve next with the Wild Hunt. Urban Fantasy fans will enjoy this brisk and dynamic read!

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: The Silver Stag (The Wild Hunt #1) by Yasmine Galenorn

  1. I know how disappointed you were with a different one by her so I’m glad to see your excitement for this series. It does sound great with the mystery and the Wild Hunt.
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    • It’s a great UF series. It’s got lots of things I enjoy and I can just drift away into the world, mystery, and action. You are right about not enjoying one of her other books. I’m glad this one worked out. Thank’s for visiting

  2. It’s satisfying to find a good freebie. I have some stuff by this author but haven’t tried her yet.
    Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Series on Saturday: AlaskaMy Profile

    • I tried different series of hers, but I didn’t like it. But I do like a good 1st in a series freebie and this series won me over on book one and I’ve been enjoying.

  3. It’s been a while since I haven’t read one of her books
    Melliane recently posted…Three Wishes by Kristen AshleyMy Profile

    • I really enjoyed the first 4 books in this series. I need to read on, but am waiting on some gc before buying more. ^_^ Thanks for visiting!