Liu does an excellent job of painting an intricate and substantial world and very complex characters to go with it. Because I had not read the first two books in this series, The Iron Hunt and Darkness Calls, I did find myself a bit lost throughout, but managed to keep up with the basis of the story. I did feel like I was missing out on some details of the character’s lives, but it’s my own fault for not reading the first two first. I can say the story was compelling, interesting, and very well-written. Liu is clearly an established writer and really has a way with storytelling. This novel is definitely in the fantasy genre and can be paralleled to Charlaine Harris or Kelley Armstrong’s style and genre of writing. I would definitely recommend reading this, though I would say that reading the first two books ahead of time would be beneficial. I have already put them on hold at my library so I can read them and then reread A Wild Light.
Marjorie Liu is an attorney and a New York Times bestselling author of short stories, novellas, and two ongoing series: Dirk & Steele novels of paranormal romance and this series, the Hunter Kiss urban fantasy series. She also wrote NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow for Marvel Comics and is co-writing the ongoing bestselling Dark Wolverine series. Liu divides her time between her home in Indiana and her native Beijing/Shanghai, China. For a complete listing of her work, visit her website at www.marjoriemliu.com.
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