Burn the dark

by Hunt, S. A., 1981-

Format: Print Book 2020
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Robin is a YouTube celebrity gone-viral with her intensely-realistic witch hunter series. But even her millions of followers don't know the truth: her series isn't fiction. Her ultimate mission is to seek revenge against the coven of witches who wronged her mother long ago. Returning home to the rural town of Blackfield, Robin draws attention from a motley crew of locals--a boy with the ability to see beyond our world, her childhood best friend harboring occult knowledge, and a veteran combat medic running from his past.Then, a new, mysterious threat known as the Red Lord suddenly rears its head, and Robin must discover the link between the coven and this demon before evil reigns in Blackfield.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An ambitious YouTube celeb gives her viewers more than they bargained for in this first installment of the Malus Domestica trilogy. Robin Martine trained to kill witches with Hammer, the best in the business, and has returned to her childhood home in Alabama to begin her slayfest in earnest. Her aim is to eliminate the coven that made her mother into a dryad when she was a child, and she encounters a new and terrifying foe known as the Red Lord. Robin gets assists from friends old and new, from childhood friend Joel to war vet Kenway. Hunt supplies each character with snappy dialogue and situates the action in a Southern Gothic setting evocative of other supernatural series, such as Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books. Robin is a distinctly modern new heroine, combining classic tropes with twenty-first-century methods. She might be the only hunter in literature to keep her passive income stream in mind while shooting B-roll on the way to confront witches, which is likely to delight readers looking for a new twist in their horror picks.--Erin Downey Howerton Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Immaculate worldbuilding drives this atmospheric series opener from Hunt (Law of the Wolf). Youtuber Robin Kotter amasses millions of followers for her action-packed witch-hunting videos, but her audience has no idea that the violence in her videos is real; Robin's on a quest to avenge her mother's murder at the hands of supernatural forces. One of her earliest kills leaves Robin with an ominous threat: "The Red Lord will find you." Now she sometimes spots a crimson figure lurking at the edge of her vision, but is unsure if the vision is real or magic intended to sow self-doubt. Joined by a cast of diverse, thoughtfully written characters, Robin returns to her hometown of Blackfield, Ga., to kill the coven responsible for her mother's death, but the Red Lord intervenes, and Robin discovers that the circumstances surrounding the crime are far more complex than she knew. With a detailed setting and an ear for dialogue, Hunt captures a distinct feeling of Southern Americana. The cliff-hanger ending is sure to leave readers eager for the next installment. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Series Hunt, S. A., 1981- Malus Domestica ; #1.
Subjects Witch hunting -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Includes an excerpt from the author's I come with knives (pages 373-384).
Description 384 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781250306432
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