There are quite a few things I liked about this story-the bonding, the parallel universe concept, demons. However, in my opinion, it lacks chemistry between the two MCs, the final battle was anticlimatic, it’s heavy on the melodrama (which isn’t something I’m fond of in general) and the world building is lacking.
Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
From the Publisher
Kian has crossed over from his world to ours to seek revenge. His plan is to kill the monster who murdered his Uncle. The same monster who used magic to escape to our world and is hiding here and growing in strength.
Regan Campbell is a hunter of Demons. The first son, of a first son, he is the one who protects this world from the monsters that no one else knows are here.
When Kian reaches this world, he knows Regan is the perfect man to fight alongside him, but Regan trusts no one.
It isn’t until they are facing death and a terrible evil that will be let loose, that Regan finally realises he can trust another…his fated partner, Kian.
The premise of parallel worlds/universes has always intrigued me-gates and significant dates i.e. Halloween. Kian’s Hunter takes place on Earth while the other plane is left rather enigmatic. Even what Kian actually is never clarified. They talk about the Danio (demon) that has brought Kian to this side. They talk about the different kinds of Fire which are explained only in the most cursory manner. At one point, Regan, in the midst of a tiff with Kian, calls him a “wizard ass”, up until then I was thinking he was an elf. Frankly, I’m still lost as to what he is or what his dimension is like and the reasons why he can’t go back seem contrived. It read like ‘because reasons’.
Kian comes across as naive and a bit awkward-blurting out that Regan and he are destined to be bonded upon first meeting him, which went over like a lead balloon. He fumbles through a lot of their relationship development while taciturn Regan cloaks himself in the tough guy/lone wolf persona. Kian withholds information for the safety and well-being of Regan. I’m not a fan of martyrdom nor of people taking away another’s choices through lies of omission based on false assumptions. I do, however, like the whole idea of bonding. The blending of their Fires, the notion that even mortals have Fire and how they affect one another through the bonding. Essentially, I think their relationship wasn’t given adequate time to percolate. They were partners one minute and “in love” the next.
The raison d’être for Kian leaving his home was to battle this big, bad Danio which was over in a blink. Vengeance is an adequate reason for me, but the Danio seemed blasé about the whole thing which took some of the wind out of my sails. Kian’s Hunter is quite obviously (from the ending) the first of a series. It’s not exactly a cliffhanger, but questions linger. Perhaps the next installment will delve into Kian’s world and explain the demons and the gates better. The writing nor the story are bad just a bit lackluster.
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