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Ancient demons. A terrible curse. Only one woman can save the day…though she's not really a woman at all.

Winona Treesinger is a Bigfoot - and no, she doesn’t just have large feet. She’s literally an eight-foot-tall walking myth, and the last great princess of the People of the Forest. 

All she and her people want is to dwell in the deep places of the forest, well away from mankind and the destruction they bring to the land and the world. But when Winona hears about a string of grisly murders in the nearby city of Missoula, she knows in her gut it’s the work of an ancient evil, driven away from their lands long ago. 

Against the wishes of her Father, Chief Chankoowashtay, Winona must leave the forest and venture into the world of men, disguised as a frail human, in order to set the balance straight and stop the killings. And with the help of a handsome, slick-talking city detective named Chris Fuller, she might be able to do it. But if Chris finds out what she really is, stopping the creature might be the least of her worries. 

From James Hunter (author of the Yancy Lazarus series and the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online) and eden Hudson (author of the Redneck Apocalypse series) comes a gritty, action-packed urban fantasy adventure with a kick-ass heroine, a savvy street cop, and a twist that you won’t see coming!

©2018 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc (P)2018 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc

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Harry Dresden and the Hendersons style fun!

There are a few things that will make me grab a book without looking to see what it is about. These things are 1) James A. Hunter has a hand in writing it. 2) It is Urban Fantasy. 3) It has James Hunter writing an Urban Fantasy Novel. So, I din't even blink when I saw this was released, I begged and borrowed until I got my greedy hands on a copy, and am glad that I managed to purloin this sweet beast of a bad grass book as my own. First, I have to say that I mean no disrespect to eden Hudson (that is how she likes her name spelled, I now understand). I do not mean to diminish her part in this novel. I just love everything James has released, and know the quality of his work. I really respect that he can co-write with others soooo very well. I know that it cannot be easy to match the voice of another writer. Either way, Hunter and Hudson make for dynamic duo and have crafted a crazy tale unlike anything you have read before.

The MC is a bigfoot, who takes human form while in pursuit of a predatory creature that threatens humans and squatches alike. She partners with a human detective, and this pairing allows for some great interplay. Winonna, the MC, is very niave to the ways of our world and sees things in a very different light. Her perspective often leads to the generation of a lot of humor. The story isn't lax, either. It starts of with her hot on the blood trail, and really keeps a steady inexoriable pace towards a great confrontation. I love how innocent she is, I am weary of the jaded UF protagonist. I will say that unlike most UF tales this one is light and airy, and very fun. I don't mind the dark side, and we get it here, too, but it is not overwhelming and the story is much better for the brightness.

Holly Adams does a good job on the narration, but I have to say that she seems to read it a touch faster paced than I would have preferred. At first, I thought that I had somehow upped my audible speed, but no, that was just her cadence. It took some getting used to, but after a little while I got used to it. She did a good job with the various voices, even Fuller, so I can't complain to awful much. I am honor bound to be honest, so I had to come clean about the slight issue I had with the speech. The sound quality is top notch, not a hitch or slip to be heard anywhere.

The story is fun, and extremely enjoyable and I have to reccomend it if you are a fan of fun, action, UF, humor, bigfoot, Shamans, or even evil monsters. The pair really accentuate one another well, and I was hard pressed to tell who wrote what. The story grabs you and demands your attention, and I for one cannot wait for the next book! It also made me yearn for more Yancy Lazarus!!!!! Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Data....from "Deep Space Nine?"

My headline is literally my only issue with this book and my pettiness almost caused me to give it 4 stars. BUT I am not that petty and I want more people to read this book so I cast my nerdiness aside. (But COME ON, Data was from Star Trek: TNG, sigh. I am almost embarrassed about how much this bothered me.)