Spiral Hunt (Hunt #1) by Margaret Ronald

RonaldSpiralHuntReleased: January 27, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 320
Format: EOS
ISBN-13: 978-0-061-66241-6

Spiral Hunt is probably the best new book I’ve read in a while. I read it for the first time when it came out and decided to re-read it recently since I enjoyed it so much the first time around. Margaret Ronald has created a great protagonist in Evie Scelan, a person with the Scent. With this power, she can track things and people; after all,  everyone and everything has a unique scent. In this case, she’s trying to track down her old friend Frank after her contacts her with a mysterious phone call. Along the way, she has a couple other jobs and a potential romantic entanglement that all tie up neatly into one overarching storyline.

This is probably one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Evie’s a great protagonist – she’s smart, flawed and funny – and Margaret Ronald has created a really interesting mythology for the novel, drawing on the British Isles for this component of the story. She’s also got some neat supporting characters and takes the book in directions I didn’t  expect, which is always wonderful.

It looks like there’s another Evie Scelan book coming out next month so I’m really excited to see what happens next!

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One response to “Spiral Hunt (Hunt #1) by Margaret Ronald”

  1. horseideology says :

    I also really enjoyed Spiral Hunt but only found it this summer. Like you I think Evie who didn’t know it all, who couldn’t wave a sword or cast a spell, was a fantastic character. Too many of these urban fantasy books are leaving me cold as the characters have become too cookie cutter.

    The unique take on Celtic Mythology, especially in a city like Boston was wonderful too.

    I’ve posted a review
    http://sffbookworm.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/spiral-hunt-margaret-ronald/
    so please come by and let me know your thoughts 😀

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