Book Launch: Song of the Huntress

  • Waterstones Exeter Roman Gate
  • March 21
  • 19:30 - 20:30
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Waterstones Exeter Roman Gate is proud to host the official launch of Lucy Holland’s latest book, Song of the Huntress.

Lucy Holland is an ex-bookseller (working in our store no less) and author of the bestselling novel, Sistersong. She co-hosts the award-winning intersectional feminist podcast, Breaking the Glass Slipper, which looks at women in speculative fiction. Lucy writes in the genres of myth, folklore, historical fiction and fantasy. She lives in East Devon.

We will be selling copies of Song of the Huntress on the night where Lucy Holland will be in conversation, and afterwards, signing.


A must-read for fans of Circe, Song of the Huntress recasts the folklore behind the Wild Hunt into a dark, feminist fantasy set amidst the legends and beauty of ancient Britain.

Britain, 60AD. Hoping to save her lover, land and her people from the Romans, Herla makes a desperate pact with the king of the Otherworld. But years pass unheeded in his realm, and she escapes to find everyone she loved long dead. Cursed to wield his blade, she becomes Lord of the Hunt. And for centuries, she rides, reaping wanderers’ souls. Until the night she meets a woman on a bloody battlefield – a Saxon queen with ice-blue eyes.

Queen Æthelburg of Wessex is a proven fighter. But when she leads her forces to disaster in battle, her husband’s court turns against her. Yet King Ine needs Æthel more than ever: the dead kings of Wessex are waking, and his own brother seeks to usurp him. Ine’s only hope is to master the magic that’s lain dormant in his bloodline since ancient days.

When their paths cross, Herla knows it’s no coincidence. Something dark and dangerous is at work in the Wessex court. The Otherworld seeks to rise, to bring the people of Britain under its dominion. As she and Æthel grow closer, Herla must find her humanity – and a way to break the curse – before it’s too late.