Mallt-y-Nos. Matilda of the Hunt. The lone woman who rides with the Wild Hunt, tasked with finding killers who've escaped justice and letting the hounds reap their souls. For Olivia Taylor-Jones, Matilda isn't just a legendary figure from Welsh lore. She is Olivia's past, and her future, one she's finally embraced.
Having accepted her role as Matilda, Olivia must now lead her first Hunt. Seems simple enough. But when she questions their target's guilt, the Hunt is halted, her mission failed. Still, it's just a matter of getting Gabriel's help and investigating the man's past to reassure herself that he's guilty. He must be. Otherwise, he wouldn't be a target. But the deeper she digs, the more problems she finds, until she must question everything she knows about the Hunt and the choice she's made.
With Rough Justice, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong weaves an unmissable novella-length tale connected to her fan-favorite Cainsville series.
Cainsville, Illinois. A town founded by fae escaping the Old World. A town both part of the world and cut off from it. A town that a young woman will run to, fleeing her past, only to discover that her past extends further than she ever imagined, into the distant history of Cainville itself. Collected in this volume are the stories of the town's past, of the people and the fae she will eventually meet.
A child tormented by visions of fae castles and fierce dragons.
A hobgoblin who strives to avoid his role in an ancient prophecy.
A boy who wants the perfect Solstice gift for his aunt.
A writer who discovers all publicity is not good publicity after all.
A much-maligned orange cat who won't quite stay dead.
Another cat with more than his nine lives, one continually reborn to right an ancient wrong.
And, finally, a story of the young woman who ran to Cainsville, now running away, searching for answers she can't quite find.
Yeah, I loved reading these books! I'd read all the previous published short stories in Portents, but that was last year, so yeah, it was great to read them all again! Rough Justice was so great to read as well, because we got to go on her first hunt, which was so great!
I really enjoyed the mystery in Rough Justice, about the guy's guilt, and how that lead them to a case, and yeah, I loved how they both found out something on either side of this whole thing, which all came together so well! It was so great to read!
I really enjoyed all the stories in Portents, they covered a pretty wide time range of this series, from when Rose was a child to during the series. I really enjoyed Matagot, I loved being in her head for that time in Betrayals when she gets trapped in the house. It added some really great details, like this is the soul of the woman who was Matilda's maid. So great!
My one wish, is that we could've had an update on her parents, but they weren't mentioned. Alas. Maybe in a future story, because I think we're still getting some more in the future! I really hope so, because I really enjoy this world, and I really want to know about her parents!
These were so great to read, and I can't wait to have a few more stories in this world!
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Cainsville #5.5, 5.7
Read: August 10th, 10th, 2018
Reason Why: I love her writing and this series! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Published: June 3rd 2018, July 31st 2018