Hunter’s Oath

First Book of The Sacred Hunt
by Michelle West

Hunt Magic– When the covenant was made with the Hunter God, all who dwelt in Breo­danir swore to abide by it. The Hunter Lords – and the hunting dogs to which their minds were specially attuned – would seek out game in the God’s woods to provide food for their people, and the Hunter...

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Hunt Magic–

When the covenant was made with the Hunter God, all who dwelt in Breo­danir swore to abide by it. The Hunter Lords – and the hunting dogs to which their minds were specially attuned – would seek out game in the God’s woods to provide food for their people, and the Hunter God would ensure that the Hunters, the land, and the people pros­pered.

But in payment, once a year the Sacred Hunt must be called, the God’s own Hunt in which the prey became one of the Lords, or his hunt­brother. This was the Hunter’s Oath, sword to by each Lord and his hunt­brother – the comanion chosen from the common folk to remind each Lord of his own ties to humanity. It was the Oath pledged in blood by Gilliam of Elseth and the orphan boy Stephen – and the fulfill­ment of that Oath would lead them to the kind of destiny from which legends were made…


Mass Market published October 1995 by DAW
ISBN 978-0886776817 • 427 pages • Cover art by Jody Lee
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