Author: Cate Tiernan
Publisher: Puffin Books
Series: Wicca/Sweep #10
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Hunter Niall's parents disappeared eleven years ago, trying to save their
children and outrun a mystical dark wave. Hunter was left with a lot of
unanswered questions and has been looking for his parents for years. Now he has
finally tracked his family down and he is travelling to Canada in search of
answers. But all is not as Hunter expects and soon he finds himself with more
questions than ever before, questions that place his dedication to the
International Council of Witches in doubt.
This is the tenth book in the
Wicca series (after Book of Shadows, The Coven, Blood Witch, Dark Magick, Awakening, Spellbound, The Calling, Changeling and Strife)
and is the first book to be written from Hunter's perspective. A change in
narrator like this can often spell trouble for a long-running series, but I
liked Hunter's voice and found it interesting to see things from his
perspective. Morgan's diary entries are also included so the reader can also
keep track of events back in Widows Vale.
The mystery of where Hunter's
parents are has been a key part of his character development and plotlines since
his introduction and now there are finally some answers. To me, the most
interesting part of this book is Hunter's internal struggles with what has
become of his family and whether he is happy with the direction his life has
taken. Hunter has always seemed very self-assured and confident in his role as a
Seeker so it is great to see that he has doubts sometimes.
morality is a big part of the storyline, although this time it is focused more
on the question "is the wrong thing done for the right reasons still the wrong
thing". Morals become clouded, choices aren't clear cut and the characters all
deal with this dilemma in different ways. Hunter strives for the right thing to
do while his father Daniel no longer cares about right and wrong.
all this was a fun read and I'm looking forward to Origins.