- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ace Books (24 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441016065
- ISBN-13: 978-0441016068
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.3 x 16.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,932,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Iron Hunt Mass Market Paperback – 24 Jun 2008
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Liu's books are kick-ass reads (Kelley Armstrong)
First in a stunning new urban fantasy series from an author who never ceases to amaze (BOOKLIST, starred review)
High-speed action ... creative and well-written (DARQUE REVIEWS)
From the imagination of one of today's most talented authors comes a mesmerizing, darkly disturbing world on the brink of apocalypse (ROMANTIC TIMES) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A hugely compelling new urban fantasy series set in a mesmerising, darkly disturbing world. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
I read the prequel to this book over a year ago; "Hunter Kiss", found in the anthology "Wild Thing" and couldn't wait to get my hands on the first full length novel in MML's new and certainly dark, urban paranormal "Hunter" series. Yes there is great character development and certainly plenty of action and some extremely imaginative and clever ideas, but on the down side the plot is chaotic, jumbled and definitely confusing in places. This may be deliberate to emphasise that Maxine is on a voyage herself, learning more of her hereditary skills and her connections to the other supernatural beings she meets throughout the course of "The Iron Hunt", and perhaps further answers will be divulged in future books; however this approach does not make for an easy read. Written in the first person; Maxine's inner dialogues, her search for answers, her confusion over her "Hunter" role and her frustration when an array of individuals able to answer her questions continually fob her off are all overly emphasised and leave the reader equally frustrated.Read more ›
Yes, this book did make you work, as you were made to puzzle out with Maxine (the first person author) what was going on in her life as a demon hunter. But that didn't make the journey any less interesting or worth the wait. Maxine and her friends and enemies make for interesting characters in a Seattle-based world only slightly different to our own. The fact that the friends and enemies turn out to be not so black and white is particularly handled well. The role of the demons in this world reminded me of Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley novels (demons with human hosts) and I found it credible. I found Maxine's relationship with Grant intriguing, particularly as he is not an Alpha male; he is a human with a disability as well as some as yet unexplained musical talents. The best thing is The Boys, Maxine's living tattoos who protect her from bullets, speeding buses and from being drowned. That they are also demons with their own personalities and secrets is very well handled. Finally, although this book appears to be the first of several in a series, it is a stand alone novel - always important to me. I recommend trying this book if you like Jenna Black, early Laurell Hamilton, Jeanne Stein and Elaine Cunningham.
The prison is becoming weaker and where only the less dangerous demons inprisoned in the outer edges of the prison could break through before Maxine now finds she has more powerful enemies to contend with. It appears that the prison is about to fall completely and the only thing standing between us and hell on earth is Maxine.
I was hooked on The Iron Hunt from the very first line of the prologue "When I was eight, my mother lost me to zombies in a obe-card draw." Well that definitely had my attention! The story is told in first person from Maxine's point of view and we get to join her on a voyage of discovery as she learns about her heritage. At times this could be a little confusing but I enjoyed learning things alongside the heroine and it made it easy to relate to the feelings she was experiencing.
There was an interesting mix of characters - I absolutely loved "the boys" and I'm curious to find out more about Maxine's human boyfriend Grant who has some very interesting musical abilities that I hope we will get to find out more about. I'm also curious Tracker and interested to see what part he may have to play in the series. I thought The Iron Hunt was a promising start to a new series and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens in the next 2 books!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Before reading this book it is better if you have read the prequel in the Wild Thing anthology - otherwise Maxine and Grant are already together and I think the reader would be... Read morePublished on 19 July 2011 by Caitkin
Maxine Kiss is the last of her kind, a tattooed Warden protecting the world from demons who pass through the Veil from their prison and take over human hosts to become zombies. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2011 by A. L. Rutter
I am a massive fan of Patrica Briggs, Karen Chance, Kelley Armstrong to name just a few, and I am always on the hunt for new authors that tick the same boxes. Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2011 by Roops
This book surpassed my expectations. I expected it to be another of the now commonplace vampire novels , with a main female character with some special ability. Read morePublished on 31 July 2010 by Adam Bourke
What would you do if you'd known from childhood how the whole path of your life was going to be? That you'd see your mother murdered before your eyes, take up the burden of... Read morePublished on 6 July 2010 by Kindle Customer
I was reading this book at about the same time as Dead Witch Walking (DWW) by Kim Harrison. I was reading The Iron Hunt at home and Dead Witch Walking in work. Read morePublished on 4 July 2010 by Cherry
You start reading the book and you feel you are missing something. It is like a sequel, the main character keeps going back and for in time trying to fill in the blanks but it does... Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2008 by Coco