Friday 29 April 2011

Review: A Wild Light - Marjorie M Liu

Waking the Demons within

Maxine finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside grandfather Jack's dead body, with no memory of what happened - or of the man she loves.  Grief-stricken, Maxine isn't sure whether to blame herself, though there's a chance that Jack's spirit lives on.

Then an Avatar bounty hunter comes through the veil into our world, investigating a death of his own.  Completely ruthless and subservient to those who bred him, his mission is to find Jack - dead or alive.  Racing to stop the hunter, Maxine must also deal with the blood on her hands.  But the answers she uncovers will be devastating - and the earth's salvation won't wait.

Hunters Kiss Series:
Hunters Kiss (companion story available in the anthology Wild Thing)
The Iron Hunt
Darkness Calls
Armor of Roses (novella in the Inked anthology)
A Wild Light

For more information visit the Marjorie M. Liu's website

Although I enjoyed the first 2 books in the Hunters Kiss series I think A Wild Light would have to be my favorite so far.  I was left a little confused by the ending though, I thought the series was going to be a trilogy but I'm really hoping that this wasn't the final book because I still have questions that need answers!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Marjorie M. Liu has decided to continue the series but I haven't been able to find any information to support that.

I've mentioned in my reviews how much I like Maxine's "boys" and I think I love them even more after this installment.  We get to find out more about them and their relationship with Maxine's family and although they would make terrifying enemies I still find them unbearably cute.  Although I like the other characters for me they are the highlight of the series.

Maxine has a lot of problems to deal with in A Wild Light, not least of which is her complete loss of memory when it comes to Grant.  Waking up next to her grandfather's body covered in blood she has no idea what happened and no idea who Grant is.  Her lack of memory make it difficult for her to know who she can trust but she is going to need all the help she can get to discover what happened to Jack and stop the hunter who is chasing after him.  She also makes a startling discovery about her past and her abilities that could change everything so she is in for a bumpy ride.

If you haven't discovered this series yet then it is definitely one I would recommend reading in order starting with The Iron Hunt but it is well worth picking up if you're an urban fantasy fan.  Marjorie M. Liu has created an interesting and original world and I'm hoping we get to see more of it in the future.

Source: Thanks to Orbit for sending me this review copy

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