Today’s excerpt comes from The Silver Stag.
Series Page for series information and pics of the characters: The Wild Hunt
Book Page for Buy links: The Silver Stag
I caught my breath. I worked with Morgana with my water magic, because my mother had been pledged to her. But I had no clue my father had dedicated himself to Cernunnos. The Lord of the Forest was a primal hunter, and more often than not, it was humans who gravitated to him.
“You telling me the truth, aren’t you?” For months now, I had felt like something was about to happen. I hadn’t known what, but the anticipation, almost an anxiety, had been nagging at the back of my mind.
He nodded, looking solemn. “You will always have a choice, but if you choose to walk away from this, you’re fair game for both Fae Courts. And there are rumors they’ve begun a purge of all those who are of mixed Fae blood. Not half human, half-Fae, although they don’t care for them either, but of Light and Dark blend. There aren’t a lot of you out there. By joining the Wild Hunt, you’ll be protected as much as we can protect you.”
Stunned, I slumped back in my chair. “Why not leave us be?”
Herne cupped his brandy snifter in his hands. “I don’t know, to be honest. Something has escalated but we don’t know what. Maybe it’s as simple as what we were talking about—that you and those like you represent a threat. A potential for co-existence.”
I hated being funneled into anything. I hated authority in general, but it was obvious that I didn’t have much of a choice. I was a walking target. And with Angel and DJ now involved, I wasn’t about to hedge my bets with their lives on the line.