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Wild Hunt

(Evie Scelan #2)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Bike messenger and supernatural tracker Evie Scelan is back in Wild Hunt—and off on another action-packed paranormal adventure through the flames of mythology and Boston’s magical undercurrent.  In Wild Hunt Evie “The Hound” goes head-to-head and claw-to-claw with a devastating werewolf nightmare, the terrible Gabriel Hounds of darkest legend. 
Paperback, 309 pages
Published January 12th 2010 by Eos (first published January 1st 2010)
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Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the second in the Evie series and I enjoyed it more than the first book. The action starts from page one and goes on through the whole of the book. The author does not give a lot of background of the characters, but since I read the first book, I didn't feel as lost in this one.

Things I liked:
1. Nate
2. the Mystery involved
3. the addition of another paranormal element (i.e. shape shifters)
4. the cliff hanger of what did she give up to the water spirit and what will happen to the horn

CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Ok, to be brief - I really liked this book. I like Evie - she's grown on me, I like Nate and I adore Katie.

More than that, the plot and the secondary characters continue to feel real. There is enough mythology and reality combined to make this book a smooth ride and an enjoyable one at that.

I'm not going to go into too many details because I'm pretty sure I'll spoil something but I didn't necessarily see the shifter thing coming and I'm excited about where that is going to take the story.

It end
Melissa Hayden
May 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book starts six weeks after Spiral Hunt ended. This book starts off with a few different things going on.

First, Evie is summoned to Yuen's side was he passes on. But her job here is to verify, by scent, the ghost of his father is gone when Yuen passes too.

Then you start to see Evie seems to have a new found respect from... or at least response from the undercurrent now after taking out the top man of the organization named Fiana, of Magicians and ran the undercurrent (at the end of Spiral
Sep 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. The first book, Spiral Hunt, was good but for some reason I just could not get into the story until the last quarter of it.

But this one is fast paced and I'm sad to say over with before you know. I really hope that Margaret Ronald writers a third book, it certainly leaves off as that way.

One of the thing I love about her books is the premise of it, it's something you don't really see a lot of. The main character as a Hound. In the first book you think
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: The author is a friend of mine.

However, I didn't give it 5 stars out of loyalty--it's a really good book! I enjoyed Spiral Hunt (the first book in the series), but Wild Hunt is almost in a whole different category. In developing the main character, Evie, Ronald has also defined her voice much more clearly. In Spiral Hunt, there were moments when I felt Evie's voice sounded a little hollow--just a few seconds where I thought "she wouldn't really talk that way!" In Wild Hunt, I ne
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great! But how can the author end the book like that!!!!! I want to know what she had bargained away! Though the book didn't describe how the heroine was actually agreeing to the bargain...
Nov 18, 2009 rated it really liked it

I read the first book in this series, Spiral Hunt, last year, and I liked the story enough to get Wild Hunt when it came out this year.

The Premise: This is an urban fantasy series set in Boston, where the protagonist is Genevieve (Evie) Scelan, a bike messenger who also has a side business finding things for people with her highly advanced sense of smell. A sense of smell that is a genetic gift from a famous ancestor, which is the reason for her nickname -
Rena McGee
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The sequel to Spiral Hunt finds Evie trying to cope with the power vacuum left behind by the destruction of the Fiana. Since she was the one largely responsible for the destruction, various adepts and other more mundane individuals have been trying to get in contact with her. Meanwhile, Evie’s friend Sarah wants to organize a sort of “neighborhood watch” for the magic users of the city so that no new gangs decide to work their way into the “undercurrents” of the Boston magical scene. (A goal tha ...more
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
This is going to sound really strange but if I had written this review even a few days ago, I feel it would have been more positive. For some reason over the last few days I've been going over in my head what I thought and felt while reading this book, and I'm now coming away with different thoughts. I still really enjoyed the book and felt it was a good follow up to the first book in the series, Spiral Hunt, but now I'm also thinking it was a bit more confusing as well.

I'm absolutely in love
Dec 12, 2010 rated it liked it
I hate to say it, but I was really disappointed. I was not as into this book as I was the first one in the series. I really want to like Evie mostly because I think her power is so interesting. Super sense of smell really is super. However, I am having a hard time connecting her super power to the responsibility that she is being pushed into. If there is supposed to be some left over power from what happened in the last book, it feels a little disconnected and I am just not really sure that I u ...more
Dec 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, arcs
This book picks up shortly after the ending of Spiral Hunt, the first book in the series. Evie is still trying to keep her head above water, only now she has to deal with unwanted outsiders coming to town, and others expecting her to step in to fill the power vacuum she helped create. While no one will admit to wanting the Fiana back in power, at least with them, everyone knew where they stood. Now there's a little too much uncertainty in town, and Evie is once again dealing with unwanted attent ...more
Jan 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I did not enjoy this as much as Spiral Hunt, the first in the Evie Scelan books. I did enjoy it, and I liked the use of Boston as a setting, which was as much of a character as those who had speaking roles. It just wasn't as well-put-together as the previous novel.

This book has Evie getting hired by a powerful and apparently sane magic user, who wants her to figure out which item of hers has been stolen so that she can return it. Meanwhile, Nate (Evie's good friend and potential love interest) i
Jan 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recently, I wandered into the branch of Forbidden Planet nearest to my home and discovered this book in the 'new' section. The blurb from Charles de Lint about how Ronald knows her Celtic mythology got my attention and I bought it, not realising right away that it was the second in a series.

That latter fact didn't matter. I do want to read the first book (and shall), but I was able to get into Evie's Boston and her world without having read the first book; Ronald certainly didn't waste time summ
Jun 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I liked this slightly more than Spiral Hunt, though I liked that okay as well. The first should have worked better, I think, as it was more cohesive in many ways, centring around the Irish mythology of Finn McCool and the Fianna. This had bits of everything, not all of it even connected to the Wild Hunt. The mix of mystery story and myth can be a bit tricky, as instead of just not knowing the whodunnit part, you get a bit lost in all the mythological stories and which ones are important, which o ...more
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison and any Urban Fantasy Fanatics.
When Evie took out the Fiana, the consortium of evil adepts who controlled Boston through blood and fear, she left a power vacuum. In some ways the evil you know is better than the evil that slinks its way into unguarded territory.

An unusual client request has thrust Evie into a world where she feels the call of the Hunt; but is it a primitive instinct at work or the true Wild Hunt wanting to ravage through her hometown?

While Evie struggles with her base nature, Nate is struggling with and eve
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I rarely pick up a second in a series, without reading the first one. It's just not right. But I broke my own rule for this book, and I'm glad I did. There's enough well written exposition (meaning it didn't feel contrived) that I didn't need it. (Although it's o n my to be read list, now.) The magic system is a delightful blending of Celtic mythologies with other Pagan world mythologies, woven into an intriguing re-imagining of their city. Further, the characters, especially Evie, are very enga ...more
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This had lots of the elements that made the first book great: a complicated character trying to work out her place in the world, her complicated feelings for a guy, people and places described in terms of smells but with a mystical layer on top that means it's not really the same sense we know. Myth coming to life. The world is mysterious; it's fun to learn how to interpret things in it. This one felt more scattered for a while -- more of the book went by before the connections between the piece ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This book was much, much better than the first in the series - Spiral Hunt. The story was overall better developed, though I wish the author had taken time to flesh out the plot a bit better, because there are still fairly large holes that need to be filled in. I felt like the story came to an abrupt resolution almost out of nowhere, and it left me disappointed by the lack of detail. Overall, it's a quick, worthwhile read, but not something to write home about. ...more
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
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Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, 2014
This is a case where I would highly recommend starting with the first book of the series. Wild Hunt continues where Spiral Hunt left off. It is even better. I really enjoyed that Evie is working out her romantic relationship. So many series perpetually continue the love triangle trope that it is nice to have a break.

I should note that this ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I'm glad I had the next book on hand.
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Bought this at the same time as the first book in the series, Spiral Hunt, on a whim. Glad to see there's at least one more in the series.


Started this one on my lunch hour yesterday, finished it this afternoon. Great read! This one felt much more polished than the first in the series, as if the Ronald really found her groove. Nicely done, looking forward to the next in the series.
Mrs. Badass
Jan 30, 2010 rated it liked it
I liked it, but I didn't love it.
I enjoy the characters, Evie and Nate, Katie, Sarah. Rena bothers me.
There were a few twists that you could almost see coming, but were still a surprise. It kept me interested. I will read more by Margaret Ronald.

Aug 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
It took me a little while to get into this (I think finding my way to the urban-fantasy niche), but this is solid fun. The second half really zips along! I'll admit, I saw one or two twists coming, but was surprised by several more.
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I loved the storyline. I loved the characters. I wasn't disappointed at all with this book. Evie is one tough girl who knows what she wants and how to get it. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Decent sophomore book. I liked the first one as well, and look forward to the third.
Kelly Lynch
Aug 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
A little on the dark side for my usual tastes but overall well written and kept my attention. Finished both this book and the first in the series in about 4 days. Looking forward to the next one
Nov 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The second in the series. Dragged a bit in the beginning but ended with a bang. Great read.
Scooper Speaks
Jul 01, 2012 rated it liked it
2.5; I was so bored while reading this one.
Debbie Ledesma
This was a fast paced urban fantasy with strong characters and plenty of action. Recommend this book.
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Margaret Ronald learned to read on a blend of The Adventures of Tintin, Greek mythology, and Bloom County compilations. Her vocabulary never quite recovered. Her fiction has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Baen's Universe, and Fantasy Magazine. Spiral Hunt is her first novel.

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