Maxine Kiss is the last Demon Hunter on Earth, a hereditary position passed from mother to daughter when the mother always violently dies. Having believed that she would be alone until bearing her own daughter; who in turn would take over the ownership of the five demons that tattoo her skin, Maxine has in fact found love, family and acceptance. Yet those she loves are as unusual as she is and bring their own dangers; her Grandfather Jack (who is actually just energy that parasitically infests a human host), her lover Grant (who is able to manipulate souls with his voice), Mary (a marijuana addict who happens to be an assassin from another world) and Byron (an immortal fifteen year old boy), plus of course Maxine's own demons; Zee, Raw, Aaz, Dek and Mal.
The story line is clever, exciting, disturbing and moving as at last MML produces a "Hunter Kiss" book on par with her "Dirk and Steele" novels. It has been a jumbled, confusing and somewhat slow start to this series but this book made my motivation to continue on with it just because I like this author well worth it. In "A Wild Light" the reader at last has some answers as to what role Maxine will play when facing the end of the world, her relationship with her demons is more deeply explored and MML actually reveals some personal history of these vicious little demons who love Maxine so much. Additional characters are introduced who have a huge impact on Maxine, whilst some of the situations she faces and the decisions she has to make will hopefully be expanded upon in future books. 4.5 stars