The Iron Hunt

  • by Marjorie M. Liu
  • Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Silver smoke winds around my torso, peeling away from my ribs and back, stealing the dark mist covering my hands and lower extremities...tattoos dissolving into demon flesh, coalescing into small dark bodies. My boys. The only friends I have in this world. Demons.I am a demon hunter. I am a demon. I am Hunter Kiss.By day, her tattoos are her armor. By night, they unwind from her body to take on forms of their own. Demons of the flesh, turned into flesh. This is the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has ever known. The only way to live---and the very way she'll die. For one day, her demons will abandon her for her daughter to ensure their own survival---leaving Maxine helpless against her enemies.But such is the way of Earth's last protector---the only one standing between humanity and the demons breaking out from behind the prison veils. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment---and one man---changes everything.

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Audible Editor Reviews

"When I was eight, my mother lost me to zombies in a one-card draw." So begins the gripping urban fantasy The Iron Hunt - a modern gothic legend of complicated demon hunter Maxine Kiss, who’s also a demon herself, and an all-out warrior with some serious kicking butt skills to boot.
Protected by day from all physical harm by her magical tattoos, at night these same tattoos fantastically morph into five fiercely loyal demon protectors, raising hell for Maxine’s many enemies, both alive and undead.
Marguerite Gavin, a storytelling veteran who has performed over three-hundred audiobooks, narrates this title in lively fashion with a few winks to the listener.

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Customer Reviews

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No vampires or werewolves for a change.

I picked this book only because I loved Marjorie M. Liu's Crimson City novel. Other than the Crimson City book, I knew nothing about Liu's work. Well, I'm very glad I gave The Iron Hunt a listen. Liu, unlike a lot of the women currently dominating the fantasy genre actually created a paranormal heroine that wasn't a vampire or a werewolf. I have no idea how that happened, since it seems like vampires and werewolves are almost all that gets published anymore in the paranormal genre.

Liu's heroine has tattoos of demons on her body that come to life and fight for her as well as protect her so that she can do her job as a hunter and executioner of demons that have escaped an extra-dimentional jail. Of course, these abilities comes with a price that will eventually have to be paid when she has a daughter.

There are a lot of interesting characters and things in Liu's novel, which is obviously the start of another paranormal series starring another tough, hard case, smart mouthed, female. While that in and of itself isn't anything new, the rest of The Iron Hunt is refreshingly different. I look forward to the next book.
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- Ashanti

LOVE this author and this series!

If you could sum up The Iron Hunt in three words, what would they be?

Chick Kicks Butt!


What other book might you compare The Iron Hunt to and why?

Anthony Francis Dakota Frost series due to strong female leads and powerful tats -- although these are better -- go Demons!


What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Gavin always delivers! Love her voice and the personality she gives the characters.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

n/a


Any additional comments?

Audible, please bring us more Liu books!!

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- Trascy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio