When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind's downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilization in the first place.
But they are losing.
Tenn is a Hunter, resigned to fight even though hope is nearly lost. When he is singled out by a seductive Kin named Tomás and the enigmatic Hunter Jarrett, Tenn realizes he's become a pawn in a bigger game. One that could turn the tides of war. But if his mutinous magic and wayward heart get in the way, his power might not be used in favor of mankind.
If Tenn fails to play his part, it could cost him his friends, his life…and the entire world.
Alex R.Kahler delivers a chilling postapocalyptic fantasy world in Runebinder [The Book Depository]. I picked this book because I'm all about runes and Nordic tales. Despite knowing this wasn't precisely Viking related, I was curious about the world in which the Runebinder lived. So, I bought the book, and I read it in four days. I just couldn't stop reading, even if some scenes were too gruesome for me.
Tenn is the involuntary hero of this book. He doesn't ask to be unique, and yet he is. He was a geek before magic appeared in the world. And by the descriptions in the book, it looks like Tenn wanted to use magic because of Hogwarts. I can relate. I would have done the same. But the world in which he lives is brutal. Magic is both amazing, and something to fear. Continue reading.