In the Dragon’s Eye: Elite (Lackey)

August 10, 2016 In the Dragon's Eye 4


In the Dragon’s Eye is where I share the books I’ve got my acquisitive eye on: the ones I’m really excited about and hope to read and perhaps add to the hoard.  I also link to “Waiting On” Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineCover links take you to Goodreads; all blurbs are also from Goodreads.

Elite (Mercedes Lackey)

Hunter #2
Disney Hyperion: Hardcover, September 6, 2016

Joy wants nothing more than to live and Hunt in Apex City without a target on her back. But a dangerous new mission assigned by her uncle, the city’s Prefect, may make that impossible.

In addition to her new duties as one of the Elite, Joy is covertly running patrols in the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. With her large pack of magical hounds, she can fight the monsters breaking through the barriers with the strength of three hunters. Her new assignment takes a dark turn when she finds a body in the sewers: a Psimon with no apparent injury or cause of death.

Reporting the incident makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorp’s scrutiny—the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. With her old enemy Ace still active in Hunts and the appearance of a Folk Mage who seems to have a particular interest in her, Joy realizes that the Apex conspiracy she uncovered before her Elite trials is anything but gone.

As the body count rises, she has no choice but to seek answers. Joy dives into the mysterious bowels of the city, uncovering secrets with far-reaching consequences for PsiCorp… and all of Apex City.

Why I want to read it:

1. Hunter (review) was an interesting departure for Lackey: dystopian fantasy with Fae and something that are essentially familiars.
2. I’m curious to know what happens next.
3. Lackey is kind of an auto-read author for me.

4 Responses to “In the Dragon’s Eye: Elite (Lackey)”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, I would definitely start with her Valdemar series, Bardic Voices series, or 500 Kingdoms series. As for Elite, I’m hoping my library will buy it, but so far it isn’t in their catalog. I may have to buy it myself. I was trying to avoid that until I’d read the whole trilogy and decided whether I wanted to keep them, which basically comes down to whether I would read them again. Shelf space has become a critical and chronic shortage at my house!

  1. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Sounds like a good one. I want to try her books. I’ve listened to her braided superheroes series with other authors and enjoy it. 🙂