Book Review: Hunter

Book cover: Hunter by Morgan Chalut. House against sunset behind grape vineyards

Hunter resumes Donovan's exploration of “New Seeking” with the addition of court intrigue and an old flame. The book also shifts to the perspective of Ruben, the aspiring and highly coveted magus boy wielding incredible power in a series of nostalgic training sequences worthy of Feist or any of the fantasy boy-to-hero greats.

As with Seeker, book 2 continues to explore Chalut’s unique magic system, adding history and depth that truly bring it to life. We also learn more about the complex bard Whitman, whose involvement in kingdom affairs goes deeper than perhaps anyone suspects.

Conflict, moral dilemmas, politics, action, and adventure abound, making Hunter a must-read follow-up in this wonderful epic fantasy series.