In a city without hope, a hunter vows to bring magic to the fight for freedom….A kingdom on the brink of war, a disillusioned hunter desperate to protect it.
Jacob Crestmore has almost given up on the future. After years of battling monsters for meagre rewards, the brave young warrior has lost all hope of something better coming along. As his life spirals out of control, Jacob is shocked when an old friend of his birth mother arrives to reveal the wrongs of the past… and only Jacob can put them right.
Joining forces with his best friend, a super-strong bodyguard, and an untrustworthy mercenary, the reluctant hero searches for an artefact that can unlock a power he never knew he had. But with a sinister figure from his childhood trying to stop him, and the threat of war looming in the background, Jacob worries his efforts will be in vain.
Will Jacob find the artefact in time, or will he suffer the same fate as those who came before him?
A Hunter Rises is the gripping first book in the Jacob Crestmore Trilogy, an epic fantasy series set in a modern world. If you like heroic quests, ancient secrets, and fantastic creatures, then you’ll love Sean Clarke’s essential page-turner.
Meet the Characters
20-year-old, Jacob grew up in Oakhedge, a small town in Uthovaya. His abusive foster parents caused him to run away from home on his tenth birthday where he found himself on the brutal streets of the Capital, scavenging for food and relying on his best friend Orla for support.
As the book begins, Jacob has become a hunter, putting himself at risk to capture the dangerous creatures that stalk the Capital. He brings in very little money so is homeless and often goes without food. Jacob dreams of a better life for himself but when opportunity knocks, will he answer the call?
Orla Paton is a feisty and ambitious 18-year-old who lives in Gonga Grove, a sleepy neighbourhood in the Capital of Uthovaya. Fiercely loyal to Jacob, her family and her country, Orla dreams of a career in politics where she will have the power to make a better life for the long-suffering Uthovayans. She clashes constantly with her father whose bigoted views and hatred of Jacob causes friction between the pair.
As the book begins, Orla has been offered a place at North West University to study political science. She is over the moon until Jacob’s family secret leaves her with with a testing choice – her own future or her best friend’s?
A ruthless enforcer for the Antantan government. Gosford Veto started life as an infantryman in the Antantan military, earning the nickname, “Gunnar,” where he rose through the ranks to become one of the most powerful men in Antantis. Veto answers only to the president and vice-president of the superpower nation.
As the book begins, Veto is back in the capital to apprehend a fugitive known as Lady Kadesha. When Veto learns she is with a young Dakew boy named Jacob Crestmore, he must finally face up to the past and stop his superiors from finding out his role in the infamous events that took place twenty years ago.