A Tale of Red Riding: Rise of the Alpha Huntress, by Neo Edmund. The title alone indicates a very different adventure from the traditional tale of Red Riding Hood that we’ve all grown up with. From the opening scene with this tough girl speeding through the woods of Wayward on her little motorcycle, we see a Red Riding like no other. This young, sassy, take no BS from anyone Red Riding is tough as nails, and never backs down from a fight.
Living the life of an orphan for as long as she can remember, Red finds herself on her motorcycle, speeding down a wooded path in the forest while racing a mysterious rider who leads her ever deeper into the forest. After a failed game of ‘chicken’, Red finds herself with a damaged bike and injured pride, but soon both are the least of her problems. When she finally makes it to the little house of an old woman she comes to learn is her Granny, the layers of her past begin to peel away, revealing a destiny she struggles to believe, and isn’t sure she wants.
With this power inside her, she also comes to learn that there is another power lying dormant. A power as primal and terrifying as nature itself.
A Tale of Red Riding is the adventure of a teenage girl who desperately seeks to leave her orphaned life behind, and unwittingly returns to a home she doesn’t remember, discovers a power inside her greater than anything she could have imagined, and struggles to contain it. Ragnarok is coming, and all of Wayward is in danger. Can Red Riding rise to power that is her birthright, contain the wolf within, and lead her loyal pack in a fight against a being as powerful as a God?
One thing is for sure. She’s definitely got enough attitude for it.
Simply put, this book rocks. I loved every page, and look forward to the next book.