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Subject: The Iron Hunt by Marjorie Liu
Date Posted: 7/19/2008 3:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
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Anyone else read this?  Generally I love her books, but  i just can't get into this one. I'm the type that reads a paperback in one sitting 99% of the time.  This one - I read a few pages, lose interest, pick it up a few days later, try again, put it down.  I never do that.  The book is considered "urban fantasy".  The writing style is big on vague, choppy sentence fragments and I'm having a hard time caring about any of the characters. 

I know, I know - if I can't stand it, just toss the stupid thing. But I just hate to give up on her when I lover her other writings. Does it get better? Anyone have other comments to share?


From the 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 tattoos 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. 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 veils. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment—and one man—changes everything…

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Date Posted: 7/19/2008 7:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/31/2005
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I read the short story prequel, I didn't care for it. It felt cold and the character was boring. I didn't even feel a connection between the 2 main characters.

Date Posted: 7/19/2008 8:12 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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I could not get into as well and gave up and reposted the book :(

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 8:55 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
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Darn...I have it in route to me! 

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 9:33 AM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
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Marie - Well, we all know how differently folks can view books. You may love it.  There are several good reviews of it, so some people must have liked it.  Maybe it will be more to your liking than ours.