Margaret Ronald’s Wild Hunt is the latest—and very welcome—addition to her
urban fantasy series featuring a not-so-typical heroine. Evie’s gift is a powerful sense of
smell, which allows her to take on "special" cases for clients. This time around, bike
messenger and rabid Red Sox fan Genevieve Scelan is charged with handling more than one
challenging situation, both professional and personal, at a time.
Six weeks earlier, Evie brought down a centuries-old cabal of magicians known as the Fiana.
Evie is expected to become the new leader of all who practice magic in Boston, her stomping
grounds. Evie does not want the honor, however. While dealing with this, Evie is drawn into
a personal conflict involving an ancestor. In addition, there is a legendary pack of hounds
terrorizing Boston, and Evie must stop them.
Ronald’s writing is fast-paced and witty. The dialogue is sharp and honest, which brings
to mind Jim Butcher’s fabulous Harry Dresden. Wild Hunt is a great contribution to
the growing urban fantasy noir genre.