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Review: Hunted by Jack Knight

In a general sense, not counting the fact that I have seen thousands of urban fantasy covers just like this, this cover does give you a good idea of what the book is like. Is it laid out well? Yes. Is it aesthetically pleasing? Yes. Do I like it? No. The curly font of “HUNTED” would have done better without the beveled-ness, IMO. I promise that this is the worst thing I will say about this book.

Summary:

( Extracted from FantasticFiction )

My name is Maddi Wessen. I was raised to kill supernatural creatures: sorcerers that threatened to reveal the magical world to normal humans, vampires that kill too many people, shifter packs that go to war with each other.

Until they tried to kill me. I’m the first person to survive running from them. So far.

Then, the Shadow Reapers found me. They offered to teach me magic and keep me safe. Instead, I got a little busy trying to figure out who’s killing Hunters. Hunters are supposed to be invincible, but they’re dropping fast.

I have to figure out what could possibly kill a Hunter, and put a stop to it. All without ever letting the Hunters find me. The Shadow Reapers might be able to help, but I don’t trust them. Especially not their leader. I don’t have much of a choice, though. Without the Hunters, there’s nobody to keep the magical world a secret.

Evaluation:

I completed this review as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book further raises my suspicion that there is great talent out in the indie wild. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Maddi’s snarky, punchy and intelligent narration and her journeys within these pages. This is a full length novel with a Jim Butcher vibe. Honestly, I can say I enjoyed it more than some of the Dresden Files Novels that I have read, and that says a lot for Mr. Jack Knight.

My first thoughts for the book were that I wish there was a little more emphasis on setting beyond Maddi’s job and home life, as it appears to Maddi, but as the book ramped up in world-building aspects such as magical ingredients, grimoires, action and characters – this thought completely disappeared. San Fransisco probably says enough. The style of writing is easy-to-read, sentence structure is varied, and style is preferable to my reading style. Over-arching themes really bring this story together and I thought that the ending note on Chapter 3 really brought the story in close to me, leaving a want to keep turning the pages until the end.

I read a PDF version of the print edition of this book. It is professionally edited, fomat and layout is grand. I can’t tell the difference between this and a publishing house book:

© 2020 Jack Knight – Hunted

Recommendation:

Hunted by Jack Knight simply raises my awareness about talent in the indie publishing industry, making my search for fellow talent a successful one. Attention to detail, thoughtfully styled writing, jokes, punchy narration, a lush world and unexpected twists in plot all make this book a win-win, not only being enjoyable to read as close as a sentence presents only itself, but also as a whole in chapter and book. Congratulations Mr. Jack Knight ★★★★★ 5 stars out of 5.

Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

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