Book Review – The Hunted
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Virginia McKevitt
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Her people exiled by the Patwain king, High Priestess Alexasia of the Couton race escapes with her council of sisters across the Fracture to Earth. Having enchanted the once high council to the king with her seductive prowess, Alexasia takes over Sauldron’s plans and his riches once both he and his brother Boulfor have been “managed” out of the picture. Upon discovering that Earth holds a great deal of untapped magic, specifically that found in the voodoo that permeates New Orleans, Alexasia combines with this dark force making her virtually unstoppable. But there are those who stand against her. The question is whether they will they be powerful enough to stop the evil that grows in strength each day within their adversary.
In book 2 of The Secret Enemy Saga, Virginia McKevitt, takes the story into its next chapter. The plot is interesting, but similar to the first book, what I enjoyed most was the depth of characterization and backstories of the protagonists as well as their developing relationship. While the first book focused on Kristina and Tegrin, book 2 explores Sissy and Jimmy. Both have violent pasts that they have kept from one another and both want desperately to move on from these darker days. Unfortunately, instead of moving on from them, they have to embrace their past using their skills and relationships from these days to battle the Couton. Without tapping into these, they will not survive, but in surviving will they sacrifice their future?
I do wish that the next book will further develop Kristina’s gifts – there is more there to be offered I am sure of it. Perhaps a third chapter will have her back in Patwain where her full potential may be realized.
For those who enjoyed book 1, pick up a copy of this second offering.
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.