Title: Seeking the Storyteller (Hunters, Book 1)
Author: Jessica Walsh & Briana Lawrence
Published: March 16, 2015
Publisher: Jessica Walsh & Briana Lawrence
Authors’ Website: link
Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are hunters. Yes, hunters–of the demon hunter variety. They track down and rid the world of those forces that don’t belong here, those sinister forces that threaten all of us. But for Alix, the motivation to be a hunter is quite personal. And when a captured demon tells him of a being that might be able to give him exactly what he wants and undo all of his pain, that motivation becomes a singular focus. But Alix and Fagan are called on to help a friend–Fagan’s former hunting partner–and quickly find out there might be more to demons (and the world they come from) than either of them ever could have imagined.
This was a definite page-turner for me–well, in so far as my Kindle has pages. It’s a great little urban fantasy story that does a great job of presenting two worlds–both our world and the world of the demons. The characters are dynamic, including–and sometimes especially–the secondary characters, who really add quite a bit to the story. There’s a hint of realism (because, let’s face it, there is a part of fantasy and science fiction that still needs to seem authentic), and a great balance between the fantastical and the mundane. The story isn’t overly complicated, and that’s a good thing with the number of characters and entities that come popping in and out between the pages.
Definitely worth a read for those interested in fantasy, paranormal stories, and especially urban fantasy.[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.]