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The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, Bk 1)
The Iron Hunt - Hunter Kiss, Bk 1
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
Silver smoke winds around my torso, peeling away from my ribs and back, stealing the dark mist covering my hands and lower extremities...tattoos dissolving into demon flesh, coalescing into small dark bodies. My boys. The only friends I have in this world. Demons. — I am a demon hunter. I am a demon. I am Hunter Kiss. — By day, her tattoos are her...  more
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441016068
ISBN-10: 0441016065
Publication Date: 6/24/2008
Pages: 320
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3.5 stars, based on 260 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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The back of the book hooked me into buying this book. The premise of the story is there is a veil that leads to a prison where demons and worse things have been hidden from our world. And there is only one hunter. One per generation ala Buffy. Max is dark to Buffy's light however. The tattoo's are really interesting and a great addtion to the story. They come alive and protect her.

However I must say that the story itself falls flat. I felt like I was either struggling to understand some secret vocabulary or I was bored and really didn't care. There are too many people/things doing mysterious things for mysterious reasons. And none of it really gets resolved in the end. It felt like a prequel novel to a more complete book. I will get the next one to see if it's better fleshed out since the idea of the book was so great.

On the whole though I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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First off... This is not the first in this series...that is why so many readers felt lost. The first story from this series is in an anthology called "Wild Things." You must read this story first and you will fully understand the The Iron Hunt.

Now....I completely agree with Linda C. This book was fabulous. It was refreshing and had a completely different feel to it than most of the books that I have read in the paranormal genre. It is very different from Liu's Dirk and Steele series. I can't wait to read the second book! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
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"Silver smoke winds around my torso, peeling away from my ribs and back, stealing the dark mist covering my hands and lower extremities...tattos dissolving into demon flesh, coalescing into small dark bodies. My boys. The only friends I have in this world. Demons.

"I am a demon hunter. I am a demon. I am Hunter Kiss."


If you are looking for a soppy supernatural romance with a bitchy heroine and a alpha male love interest don't get this book! You, like some of the other reviewers, will be dissapointed.

This one took my breath away. The first person viewpoint is intense and startling. It's IS a little confusing, but it's meant to be. The reader must put the pieces together just like the heroine does. And this is no swooning heroine. She's not looking for a prince charming. She's got the world on her shoulders and demons at her back and she knows she'll win simply because she must. The description of the demons and other supernatural characters are guttural and poetic. Think more Dante's Inferno than Anita Blake.

If you're tired of bland prose and want something more etheral, more guttural. If you're tired of flighty heroines whose only determined quest is to sleep around. And if you're tired of heros who are full of the same annoying, macho blandness then you will like this book.

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I really like this author's writing style. The world she is creating is captivating my interest a lot. I will be reading the rest of Hunder Kiss books. I enjoy reading about other realms, worlds, dimensions, others . . . I will very much enjoy reading these.
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The Iron hunt ok, so there is a first book, wish I knew that !!!! this one was soooo confusing and I just wanted it to hurry & make sense. It never did.
very dissapointed with the time wasted. sure read the 1st book before you try this one.
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A new twist on the paranormal protector theme--worse than werewolves or vampires--demons preying on humanity!

From back cover: Silver smoke winds around my torso, peeling away from my ribs and back, stealing the dark mist covering my hands and lower extremities...tattoos dissolving into demon flesh, coalescing into small dark bodies. My boys. The only friends I have in this world. Demons.
I am a demon hunter. I am a demon. I am Hunter Kiss.

By day, her tattos are her armor. By night, they unwind from her body to take on forms of their own-demons of the flesh, turned into flesh. This is the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has ever known. It's the only way to live, and the very way she'll die. For one day her demons will abandon her for her daughter to assure their own survival--leaving Maxine helpless against her enemies. But such is the way of Earth's last protector--the only one standing between humanity and the demons breaking out from behind the prison veil. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment--and one man--changes everything.

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